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[PlayStation 5] EvilUP Review

[PlayStation 5] EvilUP Review
  • On April 6, 2023

EvilUP from Ratalaika Games and Lunar Pixel is a minimalist roguelike RPG on PlayStation. Learn more in our EvilUP review!


EvilUP from Ratalaika Games and Lunar Pixel is a minimalist roguelike RPG on PlayStation. At first, you’ll only have four heroes to choose from. There are a handful of additional heroes for you to unlock. The four at your disposal are the Wizard, the Warrior, the Thief, and the Paladin. Each of them will have different stat values for you to consider for strength, durability, energy, intellect, agility, and resistance, as well as abilities specific to their class. For example, the Paladin can use mana to cast a healing spell. Be sure to check them out to find out which best suits your gameplay style!

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Once you’re ready to go, you can start by visiting one of the three available regions: Dark Forest, Damned Rocks, or Grim Castle. You’ll have to beat those to unlock the Mysterious Pyramid, the Ice Trap, and the Dragon Nest. You can then select what quest you want to take on for each area, as well as check how many monsters and bosses you’ve defeated as well as how many quests you’ve already completed. Some quests might not be available at first, so just keep playing so that you can unlock them.


You’ll move your character with the left analog stick and can press the X button to interact with items, open up treasure chests, or attack enemies. You should check your inventory so that you can map some of the items you’re carrying to the D-Pad. That way, you can just press left, right, or up on the D-Pad to activate them. You should also equip any weapons, helmets, gloves, amulets, rings, or armor that you collect since they will boost your stats.

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Battles are a bit trickier than usual because any enemy or boss that you fight is going to hit you first, so be extra careful when approaching them. Every victory will reward you with experience points. Obtain enough, and your character will level up. With every new level, you’ll be rewarded with a skill point. You can use these to improve your skills so that you can master them and take on more powerful enemies while also unlocking additional neighboring skills to upgrade and improve.


While exploring, you can spend your hard-earned gold coins to buy some stuff to help you during that particular run. But since this is a roguelike, that means that the valuable resource you’ll collect is crystals. The first time you die, you’ll be gifted with 30 crystals so that you can start to make a difference on your quest, but the rest of the crystals will need to be earned. You’ll get some crystals when defeated, as long as you’ve managed to reach level 5 during that particular run.

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Crystals can be spent at the different shops you’ll find. You could get some new equipment for your hero, such as the Heavenly Emerald Ring that will boost its intellect and durability, or the Dark Grip, which can boost energy and durability. You could also buy a health potion that can restore half of your health or a purification potion that can remove all effects from your hero. You could also take some of the crystals to have the elder of the village make you a bit stronger.


If you’re here to learn about the trophies for EvilUP, you’ll be happy to learn that this one has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy to work on. EvilUP is a Cross-Buy title, so your purchase will give you access to both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game, with each one having its own trophy list. Said list includes 11 Gold trophies with simple objectives to complete. You’ll have to defeat 5, 15, and 25 monsters, die 1, 3, and 10 times, collect 5, 10, and 15 coins, and purchase 1 and 3 items at a store.

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EvilUP is a fun minimalist roguelike RPG that is easy to get the hang of on PlayStation. The gameplay mechanics are easy to understand, and there’s plenty of content to take on as you try to defeat all of the evil in the land to save the villagers before it’s too late. EvilUP is out as a Cross-Buy title, so your $5.99 purchase will give you access to both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game, and each one has its own trophy list for you to work on.

This EvilUP review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.

Review Overview

Simple and to the point minimalist roguelike RPG