Bleak Sword DX

Discover and destroy increasingly horrifying creatures across an oppressive lofi world, wielding fierce weaponry and powerful magic in this pocket-sized action adventure.

Bleak Sword DX

Pure, thrilling, and wonderfully cruel, Bleak Sword DX is a dark fantasy action game challenging warriors to fight their way through compact, cursed diorama battlefields.
Newly updated for PC (Switch), Bleak Sword DX expands on the critically acclaimed Apple Arcade version with elegant controls, three new game modes, and multiple gameplay and graphical improvements.
Through twelve tense and deeply atmospheric chapters, you must lift the curse of the legendary Bleak Sword by striking down all manner of horrifying creatures across an oppressive world wielding fierce weaponry and powerful magic.
This striking experience is scored by award-winning composer Jim Guthrie, with sound provided by famed designer Joonas Turner.


DX includes all original Bleak Sword chapters plus the three DLC chapters complete with new level and enemy layouts.


A brand new Randomizer campaign modifier throws you into a remixed version of the original game where leveling up or facing bosses in order is not guaranteed.


Jump into the brand new Boss Run gauntlet and face all 12 in-game bosses back to back with only one health bar. Make one wrong step and prepare to pay dearly!


The soul-crushing Arena mode throws you into a gladiator-style fight for survival. Fight increasingly difficult enemies and become a Bleak Sword legend.


New attacks, parries, and counters complement a streamlined control system designed specifically for PC & console, while enhanced enemy AI makes them more unpredictable.


New post-processing effects, adaptive depth of field, and a series of filters give Bleak Sword DX a fresh lick of paint, while particle effects, foliage, and weather enhancements bring a new level of atmosphere and immersion to the world.

Bleak Sword DX DLC & Add-Ons

Bleak Sword DX Ratings & Reviews

  • 67%
    Critics Recommend
  • 78
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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God is a Geek
by Lyle Carr
9 / 10
Bleak Sword DX is a simple action game, but its combat is simply sublime and it had a whole lot of enemy and level variety to keep things interesting.
by Andrei Dumitrescu
7.5 / 10
Bleak Sword DX is dedicated to anyone who wants a Dark Souls-like experience in 2D, delivered in small chunks, with good mechanics, hard difficulty, and a grimdark setting and presentation. Fights are very quick, which means it’s easy to play a few in a session just to decompress, without the pressure to make progress or explore some complicated narrative thread.
The Outerhaven Productions
by Getselious
Bleak Sword DX is a pocket-sized roguelike adventure that has you battling horrifying creatures across an oppressive lofi world, wielding fierce weaponry and powerful magic.
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Bleak Sword DX System Requirements



OS versionWindows 7 x64
OS versionWindows 10 x64
CPUAMD Phenom 9500
CPUAMD FX-4350 / Intel Core i5-4670K
Memory4 GB
Memory8 GB
GPURadeon HD 4770
GPURadeon HD 7870 / GeForce GTX 660
Storage500 MB
Storage500 MB
Languages Supported
  • Audio: N/A
  • Text: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Dutch, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Turkish, Japanese
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