Cult Of The Lamb Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

Our Cult Of The Lamb Review has us starting our own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland Followers and spread our Word to become the one true cult.

Cult Of The Lamb Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 836MB download size.
  • Controller settings – 3 layouts and rumble intensity slider.
  • Accessibility settings – screenshake sensitivity slider, reduce camera motion, text scale slider, animated text, flashing lights, and dithering fade distance slider.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Optional tutorial pop-up support.
  • Own spoken language.
  • Stylish as fuck from the hand-drawn levels to the animation and color palettes.
  • Save when you want.
  • Four difficulties – Easy, medium, hard and extra hard. Can be changed from the menu at any time.
  • Rescue people and indoctrinate them into your cult, you can customize them with form, color, variant, name, and randomize.
  • Unlock new forms and variants as you play.
  • You have your main cult HQ as it were, here you build structures, feed your disciples, have them work for you, and build a civilization in a way.
  • Craft and build items, and structures, learn recipes and find blueprints.
  • Doors to the many areas of the game require a certain amount of disciples until they open.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Within areas, you will constantly have the choice of where to go from room to room to location.
  • Breakable elements within the level that drop resources like lumber, grass, and food.
  • Simple hack and slash combat with dodge rolling.
  • Clear a room of enemies to get a loot chest.
  • The help menu fills in as you play and acts like a game manual/tutorial.
  • Big boss encounters with a choice of rewards.
  • End of a run breakdown showing time played, enemies killed and resources gathered.
  • Auto saves regularly.
  • Disciples will mine resources for you or worship at the shrine earning devotion.
  • Devotion is used to unlock more buildings and structures on the skill tree-looking menu.
  • Full control of building placement.
  • Sermons can be performed whereby you draw power from your flock and unlock new abilities, Weapons and curses. This has its own skill tree-like menu.
  • Brilliant set pieces from the general interactions to the sermons and building.
  • Resource management is a thing whereby you need to keep your flock fed, make sure you don’t drain them of power, and generally keep them happy.
  • Illness can happen to your flock if you don’t clean up poop, vomit, and even dead bodies. Luckily you can assign sick disciples to bed.
  • Level layouts randomize.
  • Play how you want in terms of how to manage everyone.
  • Fervour drops from enemies and is used to replenish your curses (abilities).
  • Tarot cards can be found and give a buff for the remainder of the current crusade (run).
  • Optional side quests can be uncovered and tracked.
  • Commandment stones can be collected and used to declare new doctrines/disciples.
  • Find new weapons and it will show red and green stats to say if it’s better or worse.
  • Coins can be found and are used for building and buying items in the shops.
  • The Tarot card book shows off all discovered cards.
  • Has a Binding Of Isaac feel to it from the style to the humor and general presentation.
  • Interact with your followers to find out their wants and desires.
  • Farms can be built and then you can grow food.
  • It all gets quite addictive.
  • Feels like you constantly have things to do.
  • Players not so great at the combat can still progress as you keep farmed items.
  • On each new run, you select your weapon from the randomized options.
  • Recycle unwanted weapons for gold.
  • Bones drop from fallen enemies and you smash these up to collect them for rituals.
  • Progress is constant and meaningful.
  • Aside from unlocking new places to run, you can unlock and travel around the world map to do particular tasks or meet with certain characters.
  • You can go fishing!
  • After a set amount of successful runs, you will then face off against a Heretic and get a unique statue to build for your Cult and the heart of the Heretic is used to upgrade yourself.

Cult Of The Lamb Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls or Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Slight hang-ups when on a busy screen.
  • Alot to take in.
  • No Colourblind support.
  • The performance does go up and down a lot with stuttering.

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Cult Of The Lamb:

Official website.

Developer: Massive Monster

Publisher: Devolver Digital

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10


Cult of the Lamb is a game you put on for ten minutes and four hours later you are still going! You see that time is getting on, you have to be up early but you want to see what just unlocked in the town or you have a new disciple you want to mold into your own devilish image… Or you want him breaking up rocks whatever. Cult of the Lamb is what happens if Animal Crossing decided to swap out smiles and flowers for poison, death, and gore. Sounds extreme and it is but maybe not as gory as you would think but it is a game on the same level as Animal Crossing in how you have to manage people, gather and craft, build structures, kill people for leaves, you know they typical animal crossing grind! I at first felt a bit overwhelmed by everything going off but within half an hour I was grinding out runs, picking the optimum routes through my dungeon runs to gather resources and build my cult. I would then go on to go full Preacher and start new rituals and rules that will ultimately change the course of all animal kinds! Cult of the Lamb has the charm and playability of Binding of Isaac, the depth and management sim of Animal Crossing, and the darkness only associated with those who like the dark side of life. Truly excellent stuff and I’m glad it’s on the Switch as the performance isn’t great, but it does allow ridiculous playtimes!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!