Review: Slay The Spire (PlayStation 4)

Slay the Spire

We fused card games and roguelikes together to make the best single player deck builder we could. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and Slay the Spire!


  • Vibrant cartoon graphics.
  • 573.4mb download size.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Roguelike card battler gameplay.
  • Can rebind buttons.
  • Fast mode-on/off.
  • Three characters each with unique powers.
  • Every run is randomized.
  • Three modes-Standard, Daily climb, and custom.
  • Seed-input number.
  • Custom mode-set modifiers, characters, and seed.
  • Constant tutorial tips.
  • A run is one life and you pick a route on a random map.
  • Fires-heal a percentage of health or upgrade a card.
  • Your hand lasts one turn then gets discards.
  • Relics-permanent buff for that run.
  • Earn coins in game and use at shops to buy cards/items/relics.
  • After each match gets random rewards which are usually coins, card, and item.
  • Earn EXP from playing and unlock new cards.
  • On-screen icons.
  • End of act boss fights.
  • Card plays are governed by mana cost.
  • Pop up tooltips.
  • Normal and elite encounters.
  • Tons of replayability.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Addictive.

Slay the Spire


  • No, undo move button.
  • Weird stutters at odd times.
  • Rock solid trophy list.
  • Very busy screen.
  • The fast mode doesn’t seem to stay on and must be turned back on.

Slay the Spire

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Acessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10

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!

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