Basement Crawl

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Basement Crawl
Basement Crawl Box Art.jpg
Developer(s) Bloober Team
Publisher(s) Bloober Team
Platform(s) PlayStation 4
Release date(s)
  • NA: February 25, 2014
  • EU: February 26, 2014
Genre(s) Action, 2.5D
Mode(s) Singleplayer, Multiplayer

Basement Crawl is a 2014 video game for PlayStation 4. It was released on February 25, 2014.[1]


Basement Crawl is a maze-based action game with some strategic elements. Bloober Team's main inspirations were old classics like Spy vs. Spy and Bomberman, and gameplay revolves around setting up traps (self-detonated or activated by characters approaching it or stepping on it without noticing) to hurt other players. It’s focused on multiplayer, but basic single player campaigns with bots to fill in for missing characters will be available too.[2]

Basement Crawl is a 2.5D game with dynamic cameras – to the game modes, characters and mechanics. "We felt that many games nowadays are dependent on character development or luck and randomness, so we designed Basement Crawl to exclude the luck factor and remove the dependence on leveling-up characters. We want to make Basement Crawl as skill-based as possible and focus on hardcore players instead of casual or ‘middlecore’ players."[2]

Basement Crawl supports both 4 player hot-seat and 8 player online play, as well as combinations of both. At the beginning, players start with a selection of 4 available characters, all with their own unique skills balanced carefully against each other. The first three characters are a midget clown, a crash-test dummy, and a girl with a bear.[2]


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 27/100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
Destructoid 2/10[6]
GameSpot 3/10[4]
IGN 3/10[5]
Hardcore Gamer 2.5/5[7]

Jeremy Peeples of Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 2.5/5, criticizing it for lacking content and being too similar to Bomberman, while praising it for its basic gameplay mechanics.[7]

In response to criticism from players and reviewers, Bloober Team announced the intention to remake the game from scratch under the title Basement Brawl. The remake would be available free of charge to people who bought Basement Crawl.[8]


  1. ^ "Basement Crawl is a PS4 launch title from Bloober Team". Joystiq. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  2. ^ a b c
  3. ^ "Basement Crawl for PlayStation 4 Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Basment Crawl Review". 
  5. ^ "Basement Crawl Review". 
  6. ^ Carter, Chris (February 28, 2014). "Review: Basement Crawl". Destructoid. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Peeples, Jeremy (26 February 2014). "Review: Basement Crawl". Hardcore Gamer. Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Polacy mają gest. Zarobili, przeprosili i... stworzą grę od nowa" (in Polish). 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 

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