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[PS4] Portal Dungeon: Goblin Escape Review

[PS4] Portal Dungeon: Goblin Escape Review

Portal Dungeon: Goblin Escape from DillyFrame Games is a medieval fantasy action on PS4. Learn more in our Portal Dungeon: Goblin Escape review!


Portal Dungeon: Goblin Escape from DillyFrame Games is a medieval fantasy action on PS4. Before I go further, I must warn you that for this release, there is no dialogue, no story, and only two cutscenes with a grand total of about forty seconds in length. So if you’re the type of gamer that needs a deep story and some elaborate cutscenes with their gaming experience, this is certainly not one that’s going to be for you.

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To be honest, Portal Dungeon: Goblin Escape isn’t much to write home about, but I enjoyed it enough to complete the game and obtain my Platinum trophy – more on that in a bit. I managed to complete everything that the game has to offer in around 5 hours or so, but I did have to get over some bugs that forced me to restart the game, so your total may vary depending on how many bugs you run into and how much grinding you need to do to get the last few weapon upgrades.


Portal Dungeon: Goblin Escape is a hack and slash dungeon crawler. You play as a goblin trying to escape slavery. He finds a room that is full of portals, and he has to go through all of them to find the room that leads to his escape. This is the gist of what you get to see during the first cutscene of the game. Gameplay is pretty chill since you’re just hacking and slashing your way through each dungeon room. Every portal has a set number of enemies and a key to find. Defeat enough enemies and find the key so that you can leave, and then dive into the next area to do it all over again.

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As you progress through the portals, the sizes of each dungeon get bigger and bigger, and things become a bit more complex. Unfortunately, there’s no map to use, which is a shame since most dungeons end up looking and feeling the same, making it seem like I was in a hall of mirrors going around in circles right back to where I had started. It was pretty frustrating!


The game has four bosses and a room which is kind of like a Boss Rush Mode, except with every enemy you have unlocked in the bestiary. Only the first boss was very challenging because all I had on me was the starting weapon… and no armor! Took me two goes to beat the guy. After that, the bosses were a cakewalk. Some of them won’t even attack!

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And then, there are the upgrades. You can upgrade your weapons and armor with the coins you earn from battles and from destroying stuff and finding secret rooms., as well as from the treasure chests dotted around here and there. There are 5 levels of armour and 25 levels of weapons. The disparity between the two may seem puzzling, but you don’t really notice the increase in hit counts from the enemies, so five levels is not so bad. But if you finish the game up to portal 19 and you still have a few weapon levels to grind out, you can go back through other previously beaten portals to get the remaining coins you need before going through the 20th portal.


The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum, which can be yours when you unlock the 12 Bronze trophies, 5 Silver trophies, and 8 Gold trophies along the way. None of the trophies are missable, but you do need to keep in mind the “Cemetery Secret” trophy, which requires you to, well, find out what’s hidden in the cemetery. Complete all portals, use your coins to fully upgrade your weapons and armor, and the Platinum trophy is yours.

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Portal Dungeon: Goblin Escape is a hack and slash on PlayStation 4 that will keep you busy for a handful of hours as you try to defeat all of the enemies and bosses along the way. There’s not much of a story for this game and only a couple of short cutscenes to experience. There are some bugs that might force you to restart the game, and graphically speaking, it’s not that pretty of a game, but that’s not a dealbreaker. Portal Dungeon: Goblin Escape is out on PlayStation 4 with a $10.99 asking price.

This Portal Dungeon: Goblin Escape review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by DillyFrame Games.

Review Overview

Simple and to the point hack and slash