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The Swindle

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E10+

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7/28/2015
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The Swindle is a platforming, action and stealth game set in a Victorian Steampunk world.

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If you can get past its brutal challenge, you’ll find a rewarding experience, even if it can be an exhausting one.
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The Swindle has caught the wave of modern rogue-like games and is very successful in it. However, after some time, it becomes a very frustrating experience. [Issue#255]
70

The Swindle is irregular. It feels mediocre, but if you spend enough time with it it becomes pretty addictive. If you have the time and the patience, it'll know how to make you feel rewarded.
70

It's hugely clever, chaotic and funny, though there are downsides in the implementation of randomly generated stages and in some technical glitches and flaws. Despite some issues the premise, presentation, music and gameplay all work well together, making this a steal on the Wii U - just not the great heist it could have been.
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If you can forgive its vicious streak, then this fast-paced and frantic crime caper will steal your heart. [Sept 2015, p.71]
80

A surprisingly addictive game that delivers tense and highly challenging gameplay filled with difficult random-generated burglary scenarios. The well-designed steampunk aesthetic should be considered as a major plus for those fond of this art style.
80

A nice surprise that we weren't expecting. A stealth game that it's also a roguelike and an RPG, dressed with a steampunk shirt. We love it and hate it at the same time because of its manic difficulty and some control issues.
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Funny and addictive stealth platformer with beautifully stylish visuals.
69

The initial grind can be annoying, but once you get past that phase and start carrying out the big money loads, the fun to be had with this platforming crime caper is surprising.
70

The Swindle is a well produced rogue-like, with great style and clever mechanics. The controls are perfect and the 100 day limit creates a sense of urgency and focus. However, it’s not without its flaws, and there are lots of other similar games in the market at the moment.