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Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell roguelike game developed by Dodge Roll and published by Devolver Digital. It follows four adventurers as they descend into the Gungeon to find a gun to kill their past.

Gameplay

Enter the Gungeon is a fast-paced top-down shooter with roguelike elements, and is therefore often compared to The Binding of Isaac. The player chooses between the four protagonists, all who have different special abilities. The Gungeon consists of many floors, each with a random arrangement of rooms. While the rooms are pre-defined, the placement of rooms in a floor, the enemies that appear in the rooms, and treasure are procedurally generated. The enemies fire attacks ranging from simple, straightforward shots to a complicated mixture of shots fired at the same time. To avoid attacks, the player has a dodge roll which makes the player invincible for a short time though they may be vulnerable in the startup and recovery. The player can alternatively use tables and other furniture as temporary cover. In the worst cases, the player has a limited number of "blanks" that can be used to eliminate all current projectiles and temporarily stun enemies.

The game features over 300 different guns and items that can be combined to achieve more powerful effects. At the end of each floor, a boss awaits the player; beating the boss grants the player a gun or item and currency and unlocks the next floor. When starting a new playthrough, the player starts in the Breach. Here they can spend the currency to unlock new weapons and aesthetic bonuses. They will also encounter characters they have rescued from the Gungeon.

Weapons

Plot

Enter the Gungeon is set on a distant planet inhabited by living bullets and other strange lifeforms. A gun that could kill the past itself was kept deep within a grim fortress, until a deadly force tore the fortress down and reduced it to ashes. The fortress was rebuilt with the highest of security measures and six adventurers, each with their own stories and regrets, decide to enter the fortress and descend into the Gungeon to seek the legendary gun in order to defeat their own past.

Reception

Enter the Gungeon received "generally favorable" reviews from critics according to Metacritic with a current Metascore of 87/100.

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