Demon Pit Review

"Square of Death"


December 16, 2019 at 7:52pm
By Jason Stettner

This is a very straight forward type of experience where you’ll work through waves of demons and attempt to survive. There’s nothing else to this, no extra modes or even variations. It’s a set selection of waves where you’re challenged to try and progress further than before.

If that’s fine, this can be a fun time. It’s got an epic sort of fast paced action to it, and it’s neat to get more used to the movement of this area. It starts out simple enough where you’re blasting regular foot troops and things start to get wilder.

The world around you shifts and changes as well. At times the arena will shrink down, other moments have massive lasers that zip across the map. In the mix is you, and your quest to battle the many monsters that are coming down on you. There are ten variants to these hell spawn that roam down upon you.


This is fast paced action, with seven weapon options to collect. The ammo is low, so you’ll always be switching up what you’re firing. Aside from gun usage, you’ll be able to grapple around the map which is awesome.

There are special points that can be tethered to and some will have health items below your grapple which can be collected. These are rare items, so you have to use them sparingly. When you die, you’ll have to restart and work your way up. The world features a nice orange glow to it, and does have that retro 90’s look to it.

That means lower polygons on monsters, and a distinct DOOM-esque look to it. I wish there would have been some more weapons or creatures since there are many waves, but it’s a decent amount of content for its main premise. I also found it somewhat limited wave wise, could have maybe been changed up a bit more in regards to what was within it. This is also Xbox One X enhanced with a 4k resolution, a nice extra.
Demon Pit Review Xbox Wallpaper Screenshot

The Conclusion

Demon Pit is a fun experience, but a limited one that doesn’t expand upon its content enough. It can be enjoyable and provide a good amount of gameplay. You might find it somewhat repetitive after awhile due to the nature of its setup style, but it’s still rather cool. It’s fast paced, looks interesting and brings back a simpler time.

I loved the grappling element, thought that was really unique. It would have been great to have additional modes, or just variations within the waves of the map. They do have fun with the look of the world, and that was solid. It does its primary function well, but doesn’t expand upon that concept enough.

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Demon Pit Review on Xbox One X
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Rating Overall: 5.6

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner