Dark Light – Review

Hello friends. This is the review of Dark Light, a Sci-fi platformer, Metroidvania, souls-like game. As a Dark Hunter, you must explore the depths of a post-apocalyptic world and take down the supernatural forces that lurk in the shadows. Kill, gain, upgrade, build skills and emerge as the saviour of the Dark World.

Developer: Mirari&Co.
Publisher: Maple Whispering Limited
Genre: Action, Metroidvania, Souls-like, Platformer
Release Date: 29 Sep 2022
Reviewed on: PC/Windows
Available on: PC/Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch
Link: Steam
Review copy was provided.


  • High quality graphics and animation – especially weapon effects are gorgeous,
  • Drone adds an interesting mechanic to the mix,
  • Every run can be different with ever-changing enemies and temporary power-ups,
  • Unique “Pixel Mode” adds classic old-school graphics,
  • Decisions affect builds


  • Controls might need some tinkering to get them right,
  • Hitboxes on enemies and player need some adjusting
Graphics: 8
Sound: 7
Gameplay: 8
Fun Factor: 8
Final Verdict/Overall: 7,9

Time to beat: ~12 hours

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