Slay the Spire

Card Game, Rogue-Lite

Developers
First released 23 January 2019

Slay the Spire is a rogue-lite game developed by American studio Mega Crit Games and published by Mega Crit and Humble Bundle. The game was first released in early access for Windows, macOS, and Linux in late 2017, with an official release in January 2019.

It was released for PlayStation 4 in May 2019, for Nintendo Switch in June 2019 and for Xbox One in August 2019. An iOS version was released in June 2020 with an Android version planned later in the year.

In Slay the Spire, the player, through one of four characters, attempts to ascend a spire of multiple floors, created through procedural generation, battling through enemies and bosses.

Combat takes place through a collectible card game-based system, with the player gaining new cards as rewards from combat and other means, requiring the player to use strategies of deck-building games to construct an effective deck to complete the climb.

Slay the Spire has been well-received. It was nominated for several accolades in 2019, and is considered the game that launched a number of rogue-lite deck-building games.

Metacritic

Critic score User score
Windows 89 70
PlayStation 4 88 60
Xbox One
Switch 85 80
iOS 83 90

IGDB

88 135 users 92 8 critics

Releases

Windows
Standard Edition
Global
23 Jan 2019
Windows
Early Access
Global
14 Nov 2017
Mac
Standard Edition
Global
23 Jan 2019
Mac
Early Access
Global
14 Nov 2017
Linux
Standard Edition
Global
23 Jan 2019
Linux
Early Access
Global
14 Nov 2017
PlayStation 4
Standard Edition
Global
21 May 2019
Japan
18 Jun 2019
Japan
Xbox One
Standard Edition
Global
9 Jun 2019
Switch
Standard Edition
Global
6 Jun 2019
iOS
Standard Edition
Global
13 Jun 2020

Editions

Slay the Spire cover art
Standard

Reviews from other sites

Platform Reviews
Windows 16
Mac 0
Linux 0
PlayStation 4 7
Xbox One 2
Switch 9
iOS 4

Store prices

Price data from isthereanydeal.com
Store Edition DRM Price
Origin Standard Origin $24.99
Humble Store Standard Switch $24.99
GOG Standard None $24.99
Windows Store Standard $24.99
GreenManGaming Standard Steam $24.99
PlayStation Store Standard Playstation $24.99
Steam Standard Steam $24.99
Price data from isthereanydeal.com
Store Edition DRM Price
GOG Standard None €20.99
Origin Standard Origin €20.99
Steam Standard Steam €20.99
GreenManGaming Standard Steam €20.99
Humble Store Standard Steam €20.99
PlayStation Store Standard Playstation €24.99
Windows Store Standard €24.99
Price data from isthereanydeal.com
Store Edition DRM Price
GreenManGaming Standard Steam £19.49
Steam Standard Steam £19.49
GOG Standard None £19.49
Humble Store Standard Steam £19.49
Origin Standard Origin £19.94
PlayStation Store Standard Playstation £19.99
Windows Store Standard £20.99
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