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Marvel's Avengers - Review Thread

2020.09.03 12:40 diogenesl Marvel's Avengers - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Marvel's Avengers
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developers: Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal
Publisher: Square Enix
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 75 average - 68% recommended - 28 reviews

Critic Reviews

ACG - Jeremy Penter - Unscored
"Avengers is fun for a bit but than just gets lost in weird level design, boring gameplay, spotty performance, and lack of true character."
Chicas Gamers - Alba Nausicáa - Spanish - Unscored
Marvel's Avengers is a game more focused on the future console generation than the present ones and so we can see on the PC version, however, those of us who will play it on current generations can still enjoy it to its fullest. Likewise, developers wanted to cover so much that in the end they failed keep it together. There are still some mechanics that are quite poor and too much content for some newbie players.
Cultured Vultures - Jimmy Donnellan - 6.5 / 10
Marvel's Avengers is held up by a surprisingly excellent single-player campaign and let down by its stagnant gameplay loop and widespread technical issues. We definitely can't do this all day.
Daily Mirror - JC Suttun - 3 / 5 stars
If you have even a passing fondness for these legendary Marvel characters, you'll likely have a blast with Avengers' campaign, but the relentless enticements for virtual wares might put you off hanging around afterwards.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - Unscored
Marvel's Avengers seems like a shoo-in for a future games-as-a-service "bringing up your grades" award. It's rough now, but after some free characters arrive in the mix alongside some quality of life updates and some performance patches, it could be a nice way to spend a weekend with some friends.
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 6 / 10
It's nowhere as annoying as the problems with combat though. If you can look past the latter — and it's not easy — you'll find a story that's largely well done, especially when it comes to Kamala's role in it. Its best moments are the narrative interludes, be it the early fun, charming, and giddy moments she shares with the Avengers or the quiet moments
Game Informer - Andrew Reiner - 8.8 / 10
The amount of depth can be confusing at first, but you have plenty of reasons to keep playing in the endgame
GameByte - Brett Claxton - Unscored
From what we’ve played of the game it seems like something that fans of the heroes will love, even if it’s just the story mode that you play. The multiplayer elements won’t be for everyone but there’s plenty there to keep coming back to.
GameMAG - Александр Логинов, Азамат Тегаев, Вадим Съедин - Russian - 6 / 10
Marvel's Avengers is a typical holiday blockbuster with bright special effects, explosions, chases and familiar characters, which periodically descends into dullness with boring missions and tasks. Without all this tinsel and service elements, Marvel's Avengers would probably be a much more complete and interesting game. At the same time, Crystal Dynamics managed to create a really interesting character with Kamala Khan, who deserves much more attention than the rest of the Avengers squad.
GameSpot - Phil Hornshaw - Unscored
Crystal Dynamics' take on the Avengers characters and the story therein is compelling, but live service aspects get in the way.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 9 / 10
Marvel’s Avengers is a generally fantastic and expansive experience that can provide countless hours of gameplay.
Gamers Heroes - Blaine Smith - 80 / 100
The future of Marvel's Avengers ongoing success will be completely dependent on the quality and regularity of content. However, as a game available today, it's a solid entry into the loot and shoot RPG space. The single player story is worth the price of admission alone, leaving the fun but dated approach to multiplayer a welcome addition for fans of the looter style approach.
GamesRadar+ - Rachel Weber - Unscored
The missions haven't been incredibly inspiring so far, but I'm hopeful that as my team grows and the challenges build, so will the variety in enemies.
Heavy - Elton Jones - 8.5 / 10
Marvel’s Avengers is still worth a recommendation and looks to be even more worthy as it throws free DLC at players over time.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 89 / 100
Marvel´s Avengers is a very ambitious game, with a spectacular single player campaign and multiplayer designed as a MMO, with enjoyable combat system and the promise of lots of content and new heroes incoming. Some missions can get repetitive.
IGN - Tom Marks - Unscored
The fundamentals of Avengers’ beat-em-up combat are a lot of fun in a campaign setting like this, with each mission giving you control of a specific character depending on the story’s needs at any given time.
Inverse - 8 / 10
This could have been a disaster. Thankfully, Avengers is simply a blast to play.
Kakuchopurei - Jonathan Leo - 50 / 100
There are shades and traces of a simple yet heartfelt action game buried underneath Marvel's Avengers' corporate-driven money-grubbing muck that clearly needed a few more months of QA and technical fixing. Until its updates and content elevates the base experience and assuming the Day One/Week One patch fixes a LOT of these game's grievances, you'll have to settle for Earth's Mediocre Heroes.
Metro GameCentral - Unscored
Whether players will be quite as enthusiastic after repeating the same mission objectives for the hundredth time, just in a slightly different location (that still lacks any personality or sense of place) we’ll have to see. But at the moment we can’t help wishing this was a considerably smaller game with fewer heroes and a lot more villains.
MonsterVine - Spencer Legacy - 4 / 5
Marvel’s Avengers is an all-around fun title that does justice to the Avengers name.
PC Invasion - Andrew Farrell - 8 / 10
Marvel's Avengers is a very entertaining game that makes great use of its characters. The PC version gave me some problems and many others are having similar issues, but it's an enjoyable time with a lot of value.
Polygon - Laura Kate Dale - Unscored
OK multiplayer stitched onto a great campaign
Shacknews - Donovan Erskine - 8 / 10
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Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 7.4 / 10
Marvel's Avengers has a shallow and linear campaign, saved only by a brilliant start and the exciting finale. Multiplayer mode offers a good mission variety, but the success of the game con be already compromised by the repetitiveness and the generic combat system.
Stevivor - Steve Wright - Unscored
All up, Avengers is turning out to be a pleasant surprise so far, a game with more narrative and heart than I expected thanks to a lacklustre beta.
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 7 / 10
Past its flaws and behind the grind, Marvel's Avengers is still a fun superhero brawler that has plenty of room to grow in the coming months.
Worth Playing - Chris "Atom" DeAngelus - 8.5 / 10
Marvel's Avengers is an enjoyable Avengers-themed brawler that's tied to an untested multiplayer mode. If all you want is to play through the video game equivalent of a Marvel movie, then it does an excellent job. If you're hoping for something you can play for infinite hours with constant updates, the truth is that it's too early to tell. What we played was fun for a few hours of co-op, but I have my doubts about its long-term viability. It's by far the best Avengers game ever made, and with the exception of Hulk (whose Hulk: Ultimate Destruction remains the pinnacle of Hulk gameplay), it features the best video game version of the superheroes to date.
XboxEra - Jesse Norris - 8.8 / 10
Despite a rocky reveal Marvel’s Avengers is a fun, and gorgeous game that is a blast to play both solo and with friends. Featuring a campaign with emotional heft and multiplayer that is built to last, it is an easy recommendation for any fan of either the genre or the source material.
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2020.08.06 23:24 rpg Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition - PC Reviews Thread

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition

Release date:
August 7th, 2020 [PC]
Developer: Guerrilla Games
Genre: Action, Role-Playing
Media: Trailer
OpenCritic: 83/100
MetaCritic: 85/100
GameSpot - 9/10
Review
Author: Peter Brown
Horizon Zero Dawn remains a visually enticing game with rich natural environments and snow-capped mountains to trek through, all of which can look better than they did on PS4 and PS4 Pro if you have the right PC specs. Given the density of certain towns or villages, or chaos of some combat scenarios, frame rate can take a considerable dip, making it a fairly demanding game, but it may also noticeably stutter occasionally, making for some inconsistent performance. (I've used a Core i7-7700K, RTX 2080, and 16GB of RAM at ultrawide 2560x1080 resolution using maximum settings and TAA, and had dips to around 35-40 FPS in those intense moments.)
PC Gamer - 86/100
Review
Author: Dave Meikleham
*While Horizon’s PC port can’t quite go toe-to-toe with the likes of RDR2’s conversion, this is still a highly polished, top-tier open world adventure. Though it lifts stealth and exploration elements from other games, Aloy’s imaginative combat and captivating metallic foes ensure the time I spent with Horizon will burn bright in my memory. *
Eurogamer Italy - 8/10
Review
Author: Luca Del Pizzo
In any case, the Complete Edition on PC is certainly the best quality version to take advantage of the Guerrilla title, as long as you have hardware that can manage it properly, as well as being the most complete.
PCGamesN - 7/10
Review
A very workmanlike open-world game. Great to look at, competent overall, and charming when it tries something new, but formulaic when it doesn’t - which is most of the time.
TheSixthAxis - 7/10
Review
Author: Stefan L
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition brings Guerrilla Games' fantastic sci-fi adventure to a whole new audience, but PC players used to ultra-high frame rates will have to accept a step down in performance as they enjoy Aloy's journey.
IGN Spain - 9.3/10.0
Review
Author: David Soriano
The post-apocalyptic Guerrilla game may reach a new group of users who have missed Aloy's adventures in their day. One of the best games of the generation, even better than in its original release.
God is a Geek - *9.5/10.0
Review
Author: Adam Cook
Horizon Zero Dawn is that rare gem of a game: it's the one you make an exception for, it's the one you just have to keep going back to, no matter how much you've seen of it before, and now, we have the ultimate version of the game on PC.
Attack of the Fanboy - 4.5/5 stars
Review
Author: Diego Perez
The PC platform allows Horizon Zero Dawn to be the best game it can be.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Unscored
Review
Author: Colm Ahern
This is probably the best version of Horizon Zero Dawn you can get your paws on.
GamingTrend - 90/100
Review
Author: Ron Burke
An already gorgeous game in its own right, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition celebrates this amazing title on PC with a host of improvements. Catch up on an amazing adventure and get ready for Horizon Forbidden West next year.
Windows Central - *4/5 stars
Review
Author: Ruseell Holly
It's got a few bugs to it right now, but this port of Horizon Zero Dawn gives PC players to enjoy this epic game exactly the way they want to which. Doen't get much better than that.
The Games Machine - 9/10
Review
Author: Daniele Dolce
This version of Horizon Zero Dawn brings this great former PS4 exclusive on PC, where it can tap into the potential of a much more powerful hardware.
Gameblog - 8/10
Review
Author: La Rédaction
On a modern computer, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition looks absolutely stunning, thanks to new visual options - more frames per second, adjustable FOV... There are some technical flaws, but it doesn't prevent from enjoying Aloy's Adventure and its magnificient post-apocalyptic open world, even if it feels a bit redondant and not that refreshing in terms of stage work and dialogues.
TrustedReviews - Unscored
Review
Author: Jade King
This is the definitive way to experience Horizon Zero Dawn and the Frozen Wilds expansion if you're in possession of a PC to take advantage of its highest settings.
Stevivor - 7/10
Review
Author: Steve Wright
For all the hype that's been extended to Horizon: Zero Dawn, it hasn't managed to fully deliver.
Press Start - 9/10
Review
Author: Shannon Grixti
Horizon Zero Dawn was the most beautiful looking console game when it released in 2017, and it's even more stunning on PC. If you've waited to play it, then you're in for an absolute treat, and if you played it on PS4, but have a capable PC, then I'd definitely recommend you play through it again before the sequel hits.
GamingBolt - 7/10
Review
Author: Will Borger
When it's allowed to be itself, this is an excellent port of a very good, highly ambitious game. Too often, however, Horizon is too derivative for its own good.
Gamersky - *8.5/10.0
Review
Author: 棘皮动物的野望
If you don't have a PS4 or just want to enjoy the game on PC with better graphics, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition would be perfect for you.
CGMagazine - Unscored
Review
Author: Cole Watson
While the port was quite unstable for me until I was able to land on a better settings profile, I still enjoyed my time with game quite a bit.
Spaziogames - 8.5/10.0
Review
Author: Paolo Sirio
Horizon Zero Dawn on PC keeps the core of what made the original game so good, offering several improvements that, while not being on the same level of optimization as Death Stranding, will please its new users
TrueGaming - 8/10
Review
Author: نايف اللحيدان
This is the best version of a great game, it looks better and it performs better than the impressive PS4 release. However, we still think there is a room for improvement.
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2020.07.15 16:00 2th Ghost of Tsushima - Review Megathread 2

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Game Information

Game Title: Ghost of Tsushima
Platforms:
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Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Publisher: Playstation
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 85 average - 87% recommended - 95 reviews

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 7.5 / 10
A decent open-world game with gorgeous art direction and some unfortunate missteps which become more and more apparent the more you play. Whatever you are doing here, almost every mission ends up with two or even three fights with mongolian soldiers. And even engaging stories during these quests can't fix the repetitiveness.
ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy
"An absolute pleasure to play"
Ars Technica - Sam Machkovech - Unscored
If you need to get lost in over 30 hours of heroic gameplay right now, in a single-player adventure with no online connectivity gimmicks or content locked away as DLC, Sucker Punch has you covered with an instant contender for 2020's game of the year.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 91 / 100
Yes, we have the presence of some clutches and design flaws very typical of the subgenre to which this title belongs, but nothing that overshadows the experience that this closure represents to the great exclusives of the PlayStation 4.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a masterclass on how to make a palatable and focused open world experience
AusGamers - Kosta Andreadis - 8.1 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn’t perfect, not even close. But neither is Jin Sakai, and his journey from Samurai to Ghost is one worth savouring, and a Legendary Tale all its own.
CGMagazine - Lane Martin - Unscored
I adore Ghost of Tsushima in some pretty major ways. It certainly isn’t a perfect game, but it is fairly close.
COGconnected - James Paley - 90 / 100
I can think of no better game to be the swan song for the PS4.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 8.7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima often loses itself in visual details and is missing endgame challenges but still offers enough gameplay variety and content to even get classic open world RPG Fans on board. For fans of the world of samurais and katanas this game is definitely the best one in years.
Critical Hit - Darryn Bonthuys - 9 / 10
A melancholic tale of war and a fitting epilogue to a current-gen era, Sucker Punch's latest effort is a slick showcase for the PlayStation 4 that draws you into a world that never fails to impress. Ghost of Tsushima is a masterpiece of precise gameplay, emotional turmoil and powerful world design.
DASHGAMER.com - Michael Pulman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be the last big gun on the PS4, but it’s also one of the best, albeit for a slightly disengaging main plot.
Daily Mirror - Lloyd Coombes - 4 / 5 stars
This quest for revenge might not challenge your expectations, but there’s no denying the amount of fun to be had off the coast of Japan.
Daily Star - George Yang - 5 / 5 stars
The gameplay is fun, the narrative and its characters are great, and the art direction is absolutely beautiful. The pros here vastly outweigh the cons. Ghost of Tsushima is a breathtaking adventure.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 9.5 / 10
With Ghost of Tsushima under its belt, Sucker Punch deserves to be in the same conversation as Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Sony Santa Monica. If this generation is to wrap up soon, it's fitting that it'll end with Tsushima: one of its most beautiful games thus far.
Digital Chumps - Nathaniel Stevens - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a narrative-driven game that has unique combat, a plethora of exploration, and enough heart to keep gamers coming back for more even after the game is beaten. The lack of a combat camera locking system will certainly cause some frustrations, but that is small potatoes when compared to the rest of the experience. This is the game Sucker Punch said it would be, and you won't be disappointed.
Digital Trends - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the best games I’ve played this year — it might’ve been my favorite, if not for The Last Of Us Part II. Jin Sakai’s story is violent but thoughtful, delivering an experience that feels unique on the PlayStation 4 despite the fact 2020 is the console’s last year before the PlayStation 5 makes it obsolete.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 3 / 5 stars
A wild misfire with every narrative element it attempts, and it boils down to this: Sucker Punch decided to do a historical epic inspired by Kurosawa… and produced something that fails as both history and as a pastiche of Kurosawa.
EGM - Mollie L Patterson - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima falls short of the kind of gameplay we expect from developer Sucker Punch at this point, but then excels all other expectations in its storytelling and world building. Protagonist Jin Sakai and the rest of the cast are all fantastic characters, and the tale they tell is one worth experiencing—even in those moments where the gameplay may falter.
Easy Allies - Brad Ellis - 8.5 / 10
Review copy provided by PlayStation. Ghost of Tsushima is a captivating journey through ancient Japan with fluid swordplay and a gorgeous world to explore.
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Loved
Despite some minor flaws, Ghost of Tsushima is trully a love letter to samurai cinema.
Eurogamer - Chris Tapsell - No Recommendation / Blank
Limited by a rote and rigid world, Sucker Punch's samurai homage pairs okay action with enjoyably committed, if awkwardly fawning melodrama.
Everyeye.it - Giuseppe Arace - Italian - 7.5 / 10
In short, the Ghost of Tsushima wind blows lightly.
GAMES.CH - Benjamin Braun - German - 89 / 100
Sucker Punch combines an epic, profound story about honor and the will of freedom with versatile action in an atmospheric setting in pre-industrial Japan. The diverse game world with all its cultural references offers a worthwhile and vast proposition, never becomming an annoying obligation.
GRYOnline.pl - Polish - 9 / 10
This is a great work to say goodbye to PlayStation 4, not only dotting and after a few really good years of using this console, but also allowing you to look optimistically into the future, waiting for what studios such as Sucker Punch Productions will prepare for the next generation with better technology.
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima falls a bit short. The narrative blocks and storytelling are too straightforward. To add to that, the side-quest bloat seeps the narrative of its pacing
Game Informer - Matt Miller - 9.5 / 10
At turns both melancholy and thrilling, Ghost of Tsushima is the open-world action formula at its most mature and immersive. Deep, rewarding, and hard to put down
Game Rant - Anthony Taormina - 4.5 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch Productions builds on its open-world expertise with Ghost of Tsushima, putting players in control of a deadly samurai.
Game Revolution - Mack Ashworth - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the roster of must-play PS4 exclusives that have kept players loyal to the console.
GameByte - Oliver Hope - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima offers an open world that is fun to experience but is let down by its missions. If you can look past that though you will love it.
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a stunning mix of Assassin's Creed and The Witcher 3, based on samurai films and traditional Japanese contemplation of nature. At the same time, this is the best Assassin's Creed ever created. There are no emasculated positive heroes and unambiguous villains, the tasks are exciting and interesting. And this is currently the most fascinating and visually impressive game on the PlayStation 4.
GamePro - Dennis Michel - German - 90 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima with its wonderful world, great characters and a massive combat system is the last highlight of the PS4 era.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 8 / 10
It is quite possibly the best samurai game ever made, and is well worth picking up if you’re after another epic open-world to get lost in. Just temper your expectations as much as your steel.
GameSpot - Edmond Tran - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima has some dull edges, but strikes a lot of highs with its cinematic stylings.
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GameZone - Cade Onder - 8.5 / 10
As the sun sets on the PS4, Sucker Punch has given the console a noble send-off with Ghost of Tsushima. Although it takes some time to feel engaged by its beautifully tragic narrative, its brutal yet eloquent gameplay and picture-esque world never fail to capture you.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is definitely the last great game PS4 deserved. It's a fantastic open world game, visually stunning, incredibly fun to play, whether you choose to progress as a noble warrior or a stealthy ninja, a very immersive representation of feudal Japan and a truly admirable love letter to the samurai movie genre. If you own a PS4, you MUST play Ghost of Tsushima.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 8.6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a great experience, telling the tale of a lone individual that’s trying to hold together the idea and honor of what it means to be a Samurai despite the odds requiring new methods of engagement.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 8.5 / 10
The beautiful sightseeings, intense samurai combat, and fascinating side-missions of Ghost of Tsushima are appealing for me. But the dull and repetitive open-world makes the exploration experience boring.
GamesRadar+ - Rachel Weber - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai Assassin's Creed Ubisoft will wish it had made
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 95 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima is easily the biggest and most ambitious game Sucker Punch has ever undertaken. It's also the best game they've ever made. Akira Kurosawa would be proud.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.3 / 10
A fitting PlayStation first-party exclusive to arrive for the PS4, Ghost of Tsushima is an epic adventure that has all the right ingredients for major success.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 9.5 / 10
The game is an extraordinary combination of great storytelling and combat set in a remarkable world.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a landmark game that blends its narrative with its visuals perfectly, and has delicious, satisfying combat to boot. Climbing is clumsy, and the story takes a while to get going, but overall it's a truly wonderful game.
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 3 / 5 stars
Visually rich design brings cinematic scope to this historical action game, but when sword-fighting brings diminishing rewards, console yourself with a haiku
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the few games this generation that left a momentous impression on me.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 91 / 100
Ghost of Tsushime is a beautiful game. This samurai open world has a great combat system and it is technically flawless, but its gameplay is too conservative and it often feels too generic.
IGN - Mitchell Saltzman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent action game and its open world is one of the most gorgeous yet.
IGN Italy - Davide Mancini - Italian - 7.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a beautiful love letter to the chambara and atmospheres of feudal Japan, but it is also a confused open world, which alternates fun moments and a fascinating style with sensational naivety.
IGN Spain - Spanish - 8.7 / 10
Sucker Punch has successfully solved the challenge of creating such an extremely Japanese game by an occidental studio. Despite being essentially a blueprinted open world game, its historical setting and combat with katana are extremely satisfying to have enjoyed the more than 20 hours of game it has to offer.
Inverse - 9 / 10
Sucker Punch’s latest tries to do a lot, and it slam dunks a vast majority of its narrative, design, and stylistic choices. Sure, the game could have leaned more aggressively into some of its best features. But I’ll happily take 'Ghost' for what it is: an incredible showcase of everything great about this generation of video games.
Kotaku - Ian Walker - Unscored
At its core, it’s just another open-world game.
LevelUp - Luis Sánchez - Spanish - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a slight surprise. It is an all-around experience which delivers the fantasy of being a mythical samurai warrior. However, not everything shines, especially with the stealth systems, that do not square up, mechanically nor thematically. As the old saying goes, a samurai cannot obey 2 masters, because he dishonors himself. Thus, Ghost of Tsushima is a reminder of why Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 are generational gems and benchmarks in open world terms.
MMORPG.com - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai game I’ve personally always wanted, and it’s one I can find myself diving into just to explore the world and take in the sights as I play, helping Jin find some small measure of peace along the way, assuming the wind guides us there.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 75 / 100
If the game was developed a little more it might have turned out to be a classic, but with this current state Ghost of Tsushima is only a good action game.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
A competent but shallow and overfamiliar attempt to replicate Assassin's Creed style open world adventure in the world of 13th century samurai.
Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistically creative game that often feels like a realistic Zelda game. The minimal UI, clever use of wind and beautiful environmental details make exploration rewarding on its own. When it comes to combat, the game falls flat. With a huge number of combat games to draw inspiration from, it is a shame this game is more like Dynasty Warriors than it is Ninja Gaiden. Endless button mashing with no way to ever pull off slick combos will have you feeling bored very quickly. You never feel like the powerful warrior the story tries to make you believe you are. Combat feels like you are trying to beat a screw into a piece of wood using a hammer.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 84 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima offers a well-designed open world that combines great combat with enticing exploration. The excellent art style brings this unique historical setting to life, and smart design choices help the game overcome its minor flaws.
Next Gen Base - Andrew Beeken - 9 / 10
A game full of meaningful moments, of quiet contemplation and brutal, savage combat. A game about family, tradition, honour and change that comes at a significant point of change in Sony’s videogame strategy. A more hopeful and less alienating experience than The Last of Us Part II and a step back to a more gentle and inviting form of open world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima is both a celebration of the past and a look towards the future, and is a fitting first party swansong for the PS4.
Nexus - Sam Aberdeen - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a fitting swan song for the PS4, and ends this generation of PlayStation on a triumphant note. Sucker Punch have to be applauded for once again creating a jaw-dropping open world with strong visual fidelity and some of the best art direction they've ever achieved.
Oyungezer Online - Turkish - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima was a very enjoyable adventure for me with its tireless open world, well-crafted and memorable characters.
Paste Magazine - Garrett Martin - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima just wants you to play a game you’ve basically already played many times, while also telling you about that cool old samurai movie it watched the other day. Which one sounds more interesting to you?
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima elevates the existing open world adventure template with a fantasy-free Samurai adventure that deftly pays loving homage to the Samurai cinema of old. While your mileage may vary according to your level of open world fatigue, Ghost of Tsushima undoubtedly remains not only one of the best open world romps money can buy and a stunning PlayStation 4 exclusive, but also Sucker Punch Productions finest effort to date.
Player.it - Michele Longobardi - Italian - 7.7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima has exceptional aesthetic care, has a solid and convincing combat system, stealth phases in the norm, but lacks in too many things to be able to become a new reference point for Sony's exclusive production
Player2.net.au - Paul James - A-
The world is enormous, filled to the brim with rich content to explore. It can be a bit much sometimes with the number of artefacts you can find or haikus to sit and devise bloating things a little bit, but players will be blown away by the deep storytelling and unbelievable style and personality that Ghost of Tsushima brings to the table.
Polygon - Carolyn Petit - Unscored
Ghost of Tsushima offers a lovely world to explore, and there’s value in that, but it should have been so much more than a checklist of activities to accomplish.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is indisputably indebted to Assassin’s Creed (and, to a lesser degree, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption games), but it does just enough to establish a personality of its own. And it’s fun.
PowerUp! - Adam Mathew - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn't perfect but, like a summoned objective on your touchpad, it's a breath of fresh air that'll send a warm chill down the spine of any Samurai aficionado.
Press Start - Kieron Verbrugge - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be built from the same stuff as its AAA, open world contemporaries, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best open world experiences of the generation.
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a joy to play and a joy to behold. Sucker Punch has crafted one of the most memorable open world games of this generation, buoyed by an immensely satisfying combat system and an engaging, dramatic story.
SECTOR.sk - Ondrej Džurdženík - Slovak - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima provides us with an awesome trip to feudal Japan that only lacks a bit of story depth.
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 9 / 10
The island of Tsushima is the star of the game, with its variety and beauty, and myriad of secrets and stories. Coupled with all the interlocking systems and varied options, though making the game somewhat bloated, makes this one of the most well rounded experiences I've experienced.
Screen Rant - Christopher Teuton - 5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the best Assassin's Creed game there is, and likely the closest many users will ever get to experiencing what it's like to be a samurai in 11th century Japan.
Shacknews - Blake Morse - 9 / 10
Perhaps Ghost of Tsushima isn’t a perfect cherry blossom, but it is pretty damn close as far as I’m concerned.
Sirus Gaming - Erickson Melchor - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the pantheon of games under the care of Sucker Punch Productions. This honestly feels like a true return to form from a studio that wavered ever so slightly at the beginning of this generation. Sucker Punch may have stumbled a little at the gates, but with a game like this, they finish strong at the twilight year of this console generation. A full understanding of the system's strengths and a creative vision that would not compromise for anything, that's what made the samurai epic, Ghost of Tsushima, possible.
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SomHráč.sk - Martin Kubeš - Czech - 90 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima has gripped me like no other title in a while and will resonate with me long after I have beaten it. We couldn't wish for a better final AAA exclusive title for the PlayStation 4
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 8.2 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is probably the best game about Japan, but the story is too simple and the complex combat system can be tricked by evasive actions that transform it into an easy game.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an enjoyable but muddled experience: its strong gameplay fundamentals are hampered by a lack of originality and weak storytelling.
Telegraph - Dan Silver - 3 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's PS4 tribute to Akira Kurosawa is gorgeous to behold but its sparse open-world and bloated mechanics has it falling short
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is greater than the sum of its parts: it does not reinvent the wheel in any of its aspects, but offers an experience that will thoroughly entertain lovers of open world and oriental settings.
TheSixthAxis - Aran Suddi - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic triumph, capturing a real cinematic feel through its visuals, immersive world and soundtrack. However, Jin is a serviceable main character and he and his journey to save Tsushima is often overshadowed by secondary characters and smaller, more personal stories found in the side quests. Throw in some formulaic missions and an awkward user interface, and Ghost of Tsushima is at times more style than substance.
Too Much Gaming - Matthew Arcilla - 7 / 10
As an earnest, respectful tribute to jidaigeki dramas and the films of Akira Kurosawa, Ghost of Tsushima fares well enough. It creates a fictionalized account of the Mongol Invasion and weaves the tale into the most videogamey of videogame things – an open-world sandbox filled with straw-hat wearing ronin, mischievous foxes, hot springs, and meditative haiku. It’s easily the most ambitious output from Sucker Punch Productions to date.
TrueGaming - محمد البسيمي - Arabic - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic experience packed with an engaging adventure that bring us many wonderful and thrilling storytelling moments.
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent open-world adventure from Sucker Punch Productions which adds some innovative ideas to a fairly stagnant genre. The game's depiction of the time period is generic and inoffensive, but that doesn't prevent it from being a stunning visual showcase and a worthwhile swan song for the PS4
Twinfinite - Alex Gibson - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima features a level of charm that gives it a soul and personality lacking from so many AAA games lack these days. Even if it ultimately suffers from repetition by the game’s end, and despite a lack of variety in its quest, the magic of that initial exploration and the beauty of its world will stick with me for a very long time.
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2020.07.14 16:10 thavius_tanklin Ghost of Tsushima for PS4 Reviews - OpenCritic

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Game Title: Ghost of Tsushima
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Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Publisher: Playstation
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 85 average - 88% recommended - 94 reviews

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 7.5 / 10
A decent open-world game with gorgeous art direction and some unfortunate missteps which become more and more apparent the more you play. Whatever you are doing here, almost every mission ends up with two or even three fights with mongolian soldiers. And even engaging stories during these quests can't fix the repetitiveness.
ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy
"An absolute pleasure to play"
Ars Technica - Sam Machkovech - Unscored
If you need to get lost in over 30 hours of heroic gameplay right now, in a single-player adventure with no online connectivity gimmicks or content locked away as DLC, Sucker Punch has you covered with an instant contender for 2020's game of the year.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 91 / 100
Yes, we have the presence of some clutches and design flaws very typical of the subgenre to which this title belongs, but nothing that overshadows the experience that this closure represents to the great exclusives of the PlayStation 4.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a masterclass on how to make a palatable and focused open world experience
AusGamers - Kosta Andreadis - 8.1 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn’t perfect, not even close. But neither is Jin Sakai, and his journey from Samurai to Ghost is one worth savouring, and a Legendary Tale all its own.
CGMagazine - Lane Martin - Unscored
I adore Ghost of Tsushima in some pretty major ways. It certainly isn’t a perfect game, but it is fairly close.
COGconnected - James Paley - 90 / 100
I can think of no better game to be the swan song for the PS4.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 8.7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima often loses itself in visual details and is missing endgame challenges but still offers enough gameplay variety and content to even get classic open world RPG Fans on board. For fans of the world of samurais and katanas this game is definitely the best one in years.
Critical Hit - Darryn Bonthuys - 9 / 10
A melancholic tale of war and a fitting epilogue to a current-gen era, Sucker Punch's latest effort is a slick showcase for the PlayStation 4 that draws you into a world that never fails to impress. Ghost of Tsushima is a masterpiece of precise gameplay, emotional turmoil and powerful world design.
DASHGAMER.com - Michael Pulman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be the last big gun on the PS4, but it’s also one of the best, albeit for a slightly disengaging main plot.
Daily Mirror - Lloyd Coombes - 4 / 5 stars
This quest for revenge might not challenge your expectations, but there’s no denying the amount of fun to be had off the coast of Japan.
Daily Star - George Yang - 5 / 5 stars
The gameplay is fun, the narrative and its characters are great, and the art direction is absolutely beautiful. The pros here vastly outweigh the cons. Ghost of Tsushima is a breathtaking adventure.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 9.5 / 10
With Ghost of Tsushima under its belt, Sucker Punch deserves to be in the same conversation as Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Sony Santa Monica. If this generation is to wrap up soon, it's fitting that it'll end with Tsushima: one of its most beautiful games thus far.
Digital Chumps - Nathaniel Stevens - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a narrative-driven game that has unique combat, a plethora of exploration, and enough heart to keep gamers coming back for more even after the game is beaten. The lack of a combat camera locking system will certainly cause some frustrations, but that is small potatoes when compared to the rest of the experience. This is the game Sucker Punch said it would be, and you won't be disappointed.
Digital Trends - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the best games I’ve played this year — it might’ve been my favorite, if not for The Last Of Us Part II. Jin Sakai’s story is violent but thoughtful, delivering an experience that feels unique on the PlayStation 4 despite the fact 2020 is the console’s last year before the PlayStation 5 makes it obsolete.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 3 / 5 stars
A wild misfire with every narrative element it attempts, and it boils down to this: Sucker Punch decided to do a historical epic inspired by Kurosawa… and produced something that fails as both history and as a pastiche of Kurosawa.
EGM - Mollie L Patterson - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima falls short of the kind of gameplay we expect from developer Sucker Punch at this point, but then excels all other expectations in its storytelling and world building. Protagonist Jin Sakai and the rest of the cast are all fantastic characters, and the tale they tell is one worth experiencing—even in those moments where the gameplay may falter.
Easy Allies - Brad Ellis - 8.5 / 10
Review copy provided by PlayStation. Ghost of Tsushima is a captivating journey through ancient Japan with fluid swordplay and a gorgeous world to explore.
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Loved
Despite some minor flaws, Ghost of Tsushima is trully a love letter to samurai cinema.
Eurogamer - Chris Tapsell - No Recommendation / Blank
Limited by a rote and rigid world, Sucker Punch's samurai homage pairs okay action with enjoyably committed, if awkwardly fawning melodrama.
Everyeye.it - Giuseppe Arace - Italian - 7.5 / 10
In short, the Ghost of Tsushima wind blows lightly.
GAMES.CH - Benjamin Braun - German - 89 / 100
Sucker Punch combines an epic, profound story about honor and the will of freedom with versatile action in an atmospheric setting in pre-industrial Japan. The diverse game world with all its cultural references offers a worthwhile and vast proposition, never becomming an annoying obligation.
GRYOnline.pl - Polish - 9 / 10
This is a great work to say goodbye to PlayStation 4, not only dotting and after a few really good years of using this console, but also allowing you to look optimistically into the future, waiting for what studios such as Sucker Punch Productions will prepare for the next generation with better technology.
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima falls a bit short. The narrative blocks and storytelling are too straightforward. To add to that, the side-quest bloat seeps the narrative of its pacing
Game Informer - Matt Miller - 9.5 / 10
At turns both melancholy and thrilling, Ghost of Tsushima is the open-world action formula at its most mature and immersive. Deep, rewarding, and hard to put down
Game Rant - Anthony Taormina - 4.5 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch Productions builds on its open-world expertise with Ghost of Tsushima, putting players in control of a deadly samurai.
Game Revolution - Mack Ashworth - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the roster of must-play PS4 exclusives that have kept players loyal to the console.
GameByte - Oliver Hope - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima offers an open world that is fun to experience but is let down by its missions. If you can look past that though you will love it.
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a stunning mix of Assassin's Creed and The Witcher 3, based on samurai films and traditional Japanese contemplation of nature. At the same time, this is the best Assassin's Creed ever created. There are no emasculated positive heroes and unambiguous villains, the tasks are exciting and interesting. And this is currently the most fascinating and visually impressive game on the PlayStation 4.
GamePro - Dennis Michel - German - 90 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima with its wonderful world, great characters and a massive combat system is the last highlight of the PS4 era.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 8 / 10
It is quite possibly the best samurai game ever made, and is well worth picking up if you’re after another epic open-world to get lost in. Just temper your expectations as much as your steel.
GameSpot - Edmond Tran - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima has some dull edges, but strikes a lot of highs with its cinematic stylings.
GameZone - Cade Onder - 8.5 / 10
As the sun sets on the PS4, Sucker Punch has given the console a noble send-off with Ghost of Tsushima. Although it takes some time to feel engaged by its beautifully tragic narrative, its brutal yet eloquent gameplay and picture-esque world never fail to capture you.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is definitely the last great game PS4 deserved. It's a fantastic open world game, visually stunning, incredibly fun to play, whether you choose to progress as a noble warrior or a stealthy ninja, a very immersive representation of feudal Japan and a truly admirable love letter to the samurai movie genre. If you own a PS4, you MUST play Ghost of Tsushima.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 8.6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a great experience, telling the tale of a lone individual that’s trying to hold together the idea and honor of what it means to be a Samurai despite the odds requiring new methods of engagement.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 8.5 / 10
The beautiful sightseeings, intense samurai combat, and fascinating side-missions of Ghost of Tsushima are appealing for me. But the dull and repetitive open-world makes the exploration experience boring.
GamesRadar+ - Rachel Weber - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai Assassin's Creed Ubisoft will wish it had made
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 95 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima is easily the biggest and most ambitious game Sucker Punch has ever undertaken. It's also the best game they've ever made. Akira Kurosawa would be proud.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.3 / 10
A fitting PlayStation first-party exclusive to arrive for the PS4, Ghost of Tsushima is an epic adventure that has all the right ingredients for major success.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 9.5 / 10
The game is an extraordinary combination of great storytelling and combat set in a remarkable world.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a landmark game that blends its narrative with its visuals perfectly, and has delicious, satisfying combat to boot. Climbing is clumsy, and the story takes a while to get going, but overall it's a truly wonderful game.
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 3 / 5 stars
Visually rich design brings cinematic scope to this historical action game, but when sword-fighting brings diminishing rewards, console yourself with a haiku
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the few games this generation that left a momentous impression on me.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 91 / 100
Ghost of Tsushime is a beautiful game. This samurai open world has a great combat system and it is technically flawless, but its gameplay is too conservative and it often feels too generic.
IGN - Mitchell Saltzman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent action game and its open world is one of the most gorgeous yet.
IGN Italy - Davide Mancini - Italian - 7.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a beautiful love letter to the chambara and atmospheres of feudal Japan, but it is also a confused open world, which alternates fun moments and a fascinating style with sensational naivety.
IGN Spain - Spanish - 8.7 / 10
Sucker Punch has successfully solved the challenge of creating such an extremely Japanese game by an occidental studio. Despite being essentially a blueprinted open world game, its historical setting and combat with katana are extremely satisfying to have enjoyed the more than 20 hours of game it has to offer.
Inverse - 9 / 10
Sucker Punch’s latest tries to do a lot, and it slam dunks a vast majority of its narrative, design, and stylistic choices. Sure, the game could have leaned more aggressively into some of its best features. But I’ll happily take 'Ghost' for what it is: an incredible showcase of everything great about this generation of video games.
Kotaku - Ian Walker - Unscored
At its core, it’s just another open-world game.
LevelUp - Luis Sánchez - Spanish - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a slight surprise. It is an all-around experience which delivers the fantasy of being a mythical samurai warrior. However, not everything shines, especially with the stealth systems, that do not square up, mechanically nor thematically. As the old saying goes, a samurai cannot obey 2 masters, because he dishonors himself. Thus, Ghost of Tsushima is a reminder of why Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 are generational gems and benchmarks in open world terms.
MMORPG.com - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai game I’ve personally always wanted, and it’s one I can find myself diving into just to explore the world and take in the sights as I play, helping Jin find some small measure of peace along the way, assuming the wind guides us there.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 75 / 100
If the game was developed a little more it might have turned out to be a classic, but with this current state Ghost of Tsushima is only a good action game.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
A competent but shallow and overfamiliar attempt to replicate Assassin's Creed style open world adventure in the world of 13th century samurai.
Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistically creative game that often feels like a realistic Zelda game. The minimal UI, clever use of wind and beautiful environmental details make exploration rewarding on its own. When it comes to combat, the game falls flat. With a huge number of combat games to draw inspiration from, it is a shame this game is more like Dynasty Warriors than it is Ninja Gaiden. Endless button mashing with no way to ever pull off slick combos will have you feeling bored very quickly. You never feel like the powerful warrior the story tries to make you believe you are. Combat feels like you are trying to beat a screw into a piece of wood using a hammer.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 84 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima offers a well-designed open world that combines great combat with enticing exploration. The excellent art style brings this unique historical setting to life, and smart design choices help the game overcome its minor flaws.
Next Gen Base - Andrew Beeken - 9 / 10
A game full of meaningful moments, of quiet contemplation and brutal, savage combat. A game about family, tradition, honour and change that comes at a significant point of change in Sony’s videogame strategy. A more hopeful and less alienating experience than The Last of Us Part II and a step back to a more gentle and inviting form of open world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima is both a celebration of the past and a look towards the future, and is a fitting first party swansong for the PS4.
Nexus - Sam Aberdeen - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a fitting swan song for the PS4, and ends this generation of PlayStation on a triumphant note. Sucker Punch have to be applauded for once again creating a jaw-dropping open world with strong visual fidelity and some of the best art direction they've ever achieved.
Oyungezer Online - Turkish - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima was a very enjoyable adventure for me with its tireless open world, well-crafted and memorable characters.
Paste Magazine - Garrett Martin - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima just wants you to play a game you’ve basically already played many times, while also telling you about that cool old samurai movie it watched the other day. Which one sounds more interesting to you?
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima elevates the existing open world adventure template with a fantasy-free Samurai adventure that deftly pays loving homage to the Samurai cinema of old. While your mileage may vary according to your level of open world fatigue, Ghost of Tsushima undoubtedly remains not only one of the best open world romps money can buy and a stunning PlayStation 4 exclusive, but also Sucker Punch Productions finest effort to date.
Player.it - Michele Longobardi - Italian - 7.7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima has exceptional aesthetic care, has a solid and convincing combat system, stealth phases in the norm, but lacks in too many things to be able to become a new reference point for Sony's exclusive production
Player2.net.au - Paul James - A-
The world is enormous, filled to the brim with rich content to explore. It can be a bit much sometimes with the number of artefacts you can find or haikus to sit and devise bloating things a little bit, but players will be blown away by the deep storytelling and unbelievable style and personality that Ghost of Tsushima brings to the table.
Polygon - Carolyn Petit - Unscored
Ghost of Tsushima offers a lovely world to explore, and there’s value in that, but it should have been so much more than a checklist of activities to accomplish.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is indisputably indebted to Assassin’s Creed (and, to a lesser degree, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption games), but it does just enough to establish a personality of its own. And it’s fun.
PowerUp! - Adam Mathew - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn't perfect but, like a summoned objective on your touchpad, it's a breath of fresh air that'll send a warm chill down the spine of any Samurai aficionado.
Press Start - Kieron Verbrugge - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be built from the same stuff as its AAA, open world contemporaries, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best open world experiences of the generation.
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a joy to play and a joy to behold. Sucker Punch has crafted one of the most memorable open world games of this generation, buoyed by an immensely satisfying combat system and an engaging, dramatic story.
SECTOR.sk - Ondrej Džurdženík - Slovak - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima provides us with an awesome trip to feudal Japan that only lacks a bit of story depth.
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 9 / 10
The island of Tsushima is the star of the game, with its variety and beauty, and myriad of secrets and stories. Coupled with all the interlocking systems and varied options, though making the game somewhat bloated, makes this one of the most well rounded experiences I've experienced.
Screen Rant - Christopher Teuton - 5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the best Assassin's Creed game there is, and likely the closest many users will ever get to experiencing what it's like to be a samurai in 11th century Japan.
Shacknews - Blake Morse - 9 / 10
Perhaps Ghost of Tsushima isn’t a perfect cherry blossom, but it is pretty damn close as far as I’m concerned.
Sirus Gaming - Erickson Melchor - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the pantheon of games under the care of Sucker Punch Productions. This honestly feels like a true return to form from a studio that wavered ever so slightly at the beginning of this generation. Sucker Punch may have stumbled a little at the gates, but with a game like this, they finish strong at the twilight year of this console generation. A full understanding of the system's strengths and a creative vision that would not compromise for anything, that's what made the samurai epic, Ghost of Tsushima, possible.
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SomHráč.sk - Martin Kubeš - Czech - 90 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima has gripped me like no other title in a while and will resonate with me long after I have beaten it. We couldn't wish for a better final AAA exclusive title for the PlayStation 4
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 8.2 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is probably the best game about Japan, but the story is too simple and the complex combat system can be tricked by evasive actions that transform it into an easy game.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an enjoyable but muddled experience: its strong gameplay fundamentals are hampered by a lack of originality and weak storytelling.
Telegraph - Dan Silver - 3 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's PS4 tribute to Akira Kurosawa is gorgeous to behold but its sparse open-world and bloated mechanics has it falling short
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is greater than the sum of its parts: it does not reinvent the wheel in any of its aspects, but offers an experience that will thoroughly entertain lovers of open world and oriental settings.
TheSixthAxis - Aran Suddi - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic triumph, capturing a real cinematic feel through its visuals, immersive world and soundtrack. However, Jin is a serviceable main character and he and his journey to save Tsushima is often overshadowed by secondary characters and smaller, more personal stories found in the side quests. Throw in some formulaic missions and an awkward user interface, and Ghost of Tsushima is at times more style than substance.
Too Much Gaming - Matthew Arcilla - 7 / 10
As an earnest, respectful tribute to jidaigeki dramas and the films of Akira Kurosawa, Ghost of Tsushima fares well enough. It creates a fictionalized account of the Mongol Invasion and weaves the tale into the most videogamey of videogame things – an open-world sandbox filled with straw-hat wearing ronin, mischievous foxes, hot springs, and meditative haiku. It’s easily the most ambitious output from Sucker Punch Productions to date.
TrueGaming - محمد البسيمي - Arabic - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic experience packed with an engaging adventure that bring us many wonderful and thrilling storytelling moments.
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent open-world adventure from Sucker Punch Productions which adds some innovative ideas to a fairly stagnant genre. The game's depiction of the time period is generic and inoffensive, but that doesn't prevent it from being a stunning visual showcase and a worthwhile swan song for the PS4
Twinfinite - Alex Gibson - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima features a level of charm that gives it a soul and personality lacking from so many AAA games lack these days. Even if it ultimately suffers from repetition by the game’s end, and despite a lack of variety in its quest, the magic of that initial exploration and the beauty of its world will stick with me for a very long time.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 4 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's first stab at a stealth action adventure hits the mark. The island of Tsushima is a beautiful backdrop for this tale of revenge and honor and the environmental art is a visual treat. Combat and stealth are largely solid, though there are issues with the camera and hitting the right targets. The biggest stumble comes with the Japan
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Game Title: Ghost of Tsushima
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Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 7.5 / 10
A decent open-world game with gorgeous art direction and some unfortunate missteps which become more and more apparent the more you play. Whatever you are doing here, almost every mission ends up with two or even three fights with mongolian soldiers. And even engaging stories during these quests can't fix the repetitiveness.
ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy
"An absolute pleasure to play"
Ars Technica - Sam Machkovech - Unscored
If you need to get lost in over 30 hours of heroic gameplay right now, in a single-player adventure with no online connectivity gimmicks or content locked away as DLC, Sucker Punch has you covered with an instant contender for 2020's game of the year.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a masterclass on how to make a palatable and focused open world experience
AusGamers - Kosta Andreadis - 8.1 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn’t perfect, not even close. But neither is Jin Sakai, and his journey from Samurai to Ghost is one worth savouring, and a Legendary Tale all its own.
COGconnected - James Paley - 90 / 100
I can think of no better game to be the swan song for the PS4.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 8.7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima often loses itself in visual details and is missing endgame challenges but still offers enough gameplay variety and content to even get classic open world RPG Fans on board. For fans of the world of samurais and katanas this game is definitely the best one in years.
Critical Hit - Darryn Bonthuys - 9 / 10
A melancholic tale of war and a fitting epilogue to a current-gen era, Sucker Punch's latest effort is a slick showcase for the PlayStation 4 that draws you into a world that never fails to impress. Ghost of Tsushima is a masterpiece of precise gameplay, emotional turmoil and powerful world design.
DASHGAMER.com - Michael Pulman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be the last big gun on the PS4, but it’s also one of the best, albeit for a slightly disengaging main plot.
Daily Mirror - Lloyd Coombes - 4 / 5 stars
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Daily Star - George Yang - 5 / 5 stars
The gameplay is fun, the narrative and its characters are great, and the art direction is absolutely beautiful. The pros here vastly outweigh the cons. Ghost of Tsushima is a breathtaking adventure.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 9.5 / 10
With Ghost of Tsushima under its belt, Sucker Punch deserves to be in the same conversation as Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Sony Santa Monica. If this generation is to wrap up soon, it's fitting that it'll end with Tsushima: one of its most beautiful games thus far.
Digital Chumps - Nathaniel Stevens - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a narrative-driven game that has unique combat, a plethora of exploration, and enough heart to keep gamers coming back for more even after the game is beaten. The lack of a combat camera locking system will certainly cause some frustrations, but that is small potatoes when compared to the rest of the experience. This is the game Sucker Punch said it would be, and you won't be disappointed.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 3 / 5 stars
A wild misfire with every narrative element it attempts, and it boils down to this: Sucker Punch decided to do a historical epic inspired by Kurosawa… and produced something that fails as both history and as a pastiche of Kurosawa.
Easy Allies - Brad Ellis - 8.5 / 10
Review copy provided by PlayStation. Ghost of Tsushima is a captivating journey through ancient Japan with fluid swordplay and a gorgeous world to explore.
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Loved
Despite some minor flaws, Ghost of Tsushima is trully a love letter to samurai cinema.
Eurogamer - Chris Tapsell - No Recommendation / Blank
Limited by a rote and rigid world, Sucker Punch's samurai homage pairs okay action with enjoyably committed, if awkwardly fawning melodrama.
Everyeye.it - Giuseppe Arace - Italian - 7.5 / 10
In short, the Ghost of Tsushima wind blows lightly.
GAMES.CH - Benjamin Braun - German - 89 / 100
Sucker Punch combines an epic, profound story about honor and the will of freedom with versatile action in an atmospheric setting in pre-industrial Japan. The diverse game world with all its cultural references offers a worthwhile and vast proposition, never becomming an annoying obligation.
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima falls a bit short. The narrative blocks and storytelling are too straightforward. To add to that, the side-quest bloat seeps the narrative of its pacing
Game Informer - Matt Miller - 9.5 / 10
At turns both melancholy and thrilling, Ghost of Tsushima is the open-world action formula at its most mature and immersive. Deep, rewarding, and hard to put down
Game Rant - Anthony Taormina - 4.5 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch Productions builds on its open-world expertise with Ghost of Tsushima, putting players in control of a deadly samurai.
Game Revolution - Mack Ashworth - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the roster of must-play PS4 exclusives that have kept players loyal to the console.
GameByte - Oliver Hope - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima offers an open world that is fun to experience but is let down by its missions. If you can look past that though you will love it.
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a stunning mix of Assassin's Creed and The Witcher 3, based on samurai films and traditional Japanese contemplation of nature. At the same time, this is the best Assassin's Creed ever created. There are no emasculated positive heroes and unambiguous villains, the tasks are exciting and interesting. And this is currently the most fascinating and visually impressive game on the PlayStation 4.
GamePro - Dennis Michel - German - 90 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima with its wonderful world, great characters and a massive combat system is the last highlight of the PS4 era.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 8 / 10
It is quite possibly the best samurai game ever made, and is well worth picking up if you’re after another epic open-world to get lost in. Just temper your expectations as much as your steel.
GameSpot - Edmond Tran - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima has some dull edges, but strikes a lot of highs with its cinematic stylings.
GameZone - Cade Onder - 8.5 / 10
As the sun sets on the PS4, Sucker Punch has given the console a noble send-off with Ghost of Tsushima. Although it takes some time to feel engaged by its beautifully tragic narrative, its brutal yet eloquent gameplay and picture-esque world never fail to capture you.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is definitely the last great game PS4 deserved. It's a fantastic open world game, visually stunning, incredibly fun to play, whether you choose to progress as a noble warrior or a stealthy ninja, a very immersive representation of feudal Japan and a truly admirable love letter to the samurai movie genre. If you own a PS4, you MUST play Ghost of Tsushima.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 8.6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a great experience, telling the tale of a lone individual that’s trying to hold together the idea and honor of what it means to be a Samurai despite the odds requiring new methods of engagement.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 8.5 / 10
The beautiful sightseeings, intense samurai combat, and fascinating side-missions of Ghost of Tsushima are appealing for me. But the dull and repetitive open-world makes the exploration experience boring.
GamesRadar+ - Rachel Weber - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai Assassin's Creed Ubisoft will wish it had made
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 95 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima is easily the biggest and most ambitious game Sucker Punch has ever undertaken. It's also the best game they've ever made. Akira Kurosawa would be proud.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.3 / 10
A fitting PlayStation first-party exclusive to arrive for the PS4, Ghost of Tsushima is an epic adventure that has all the right ingredients for major success.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 9.5 / 10
The game is an extraordinary combination of great storytelling and combat set in a remarkable world.
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the few games this generation that left a momentous impression on me.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 91 / 100
Ghost of Tsushime is a beautiful game. This samurai open world has a great combat system and it is technically flawless, but its gameplay is too conservative and it often feels too generic.
IGN - Mitchell Saltzman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent action game and its open world is one of the most gorgeous yet.
IGN Italy - Italian - 7.5 / 10
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IGN Spain - Spanish - 8.7 / 10
Sucker Punch has successfully solved the challenge of creating such an extremely Japanese game by an occidental studio. Despite being essentially a blueprinted open world game, its historical setting and combat with katana are extremely satisfying to have enjoyed the more than 20 hours of game it has to offer.
Kotaku - Ian Walker - Unscored
At its core, it’s just another open-world game.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 75 / 100
If the game was developed a little more it might have turned out to be a classic, but with this current state Ghost of Tsushima is only a good action game.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
A competent but shallow and overfamiliar attempt to replicate Assassin's Creed style open world adventure in the world of 13th century samurai.
Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistically creative game that often feels like a realistic Zelda game. The minimal UI, clever use of wind and beautiful environmental details make exploration rewarding on its own. When it comes to combat, the game falls flat. With a huge number of combat games to draw inspiration from, it is a shame this game is more like Dynasty Warriors than it is Ninja Gaiden. Endless button mashing with no way to ever pull off slick combos will have you feeling bored very quickly. You never feel like the powerful warrior the story tries to make you believe you are. Combat feels like you are trying to beat a screw into a piece of wood using a hammer.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 84 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima offers a well-designed open world that combines great combat with enticing exploration. The excellent art style brings this unique historical setting to life, and smart design choices help the game overcome its minor flaws.
Next Gen Base - Andrew Beeken - 9 / 10
A game full of meaningful moments, of quiet contemplation and brutal, savage combat. A game about family, tradition, honour and change that comes at a significant point of change in Sony’s videogame strategy. A more hopeful and less alienating experience than The Last of Us Part II and a step back to a more gentle and inviting form of open world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima is both a celebration of the past and a look towards the future, and is a fitting first party swansong for the PS4.
Nexus - Sam Aberdeen - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a fitting swan song for the PS4, and ends this generation of PlayStation on a triumphant note. Sucker Punch have to be applauded for once again creating a jaw-dropping open world with strong visual fidelity and some of the best art direction they've ever achieved.
Paste Magazine - Garrett Martin - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima just wants you to play a game you’ve basically already played many times, while also telling you about that cool old samurai movie it watched the other day. Which one sounds more interesting to you?
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima elevates the existing open world adventure template with a fantasy-free Samurai adventure that deftly pays loving homage to the Samurai cinema of old. While your mileage may vary according to your level of open world fatigue, Ghost of Tsushima undoubtedly remains not only one of the best open world romps money can buy and a stunning PlayStation 4 exclusive, but also Sucker Punch Productions finest effort to date.
Player2.net.au - Paul James - A-
The world is enormous, filled to the brim with rich content to explore. It can be a bit much sometimes with the number of artefacts you can find or haikus to sit and devise bloating things a little bit, but players will be blown away by the deep storytelling and unbelievable style and personality that Ghost of Tsushima brings to the table.
Polygon - Carolyn Petit - Unscored
Ghost of Tsushima offers a lovely world to explore, and there’s value in that, but it should have been so much more than a checklist of activities to accomplish.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is indisputably indebted to Assassin’s Creed (and, to a lesser degree, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption games), but it does just enough to establish a personality of its own. And it’s fun.
PowerUp! - Adam Mathew - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn't perfect but, like a summoned objective on your touchpad, it's a breath of fresh air that'll send a warm chill down the spine of any Samurai aficionado.
Press Start - Kieron Verbrugge - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be built from the same stuff as its AAA, open world contemporaries, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best open world experiences of the generation.
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a joy to play and a joy to behold. Sucker Punch has crafted one of the most memorable open world games of this generation, buoyed by an immensely satisfying combat system and an engaging, dramatic story.
SECTOR.sk - Ondrej Džurdženík - Slovak - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima provides us with an awesome trip to feudal Japan that only lacks a bit of story depth.
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 9 / 10
The island of Tsushima is the star of the game, with its variety and beauty, and myriad of secrets and stories. Coupled with all the interlocking systems and varied options, though making the game somewhat bloated, makes this one of the most well rounded experiences I've experienced.
Screen Rant - Christopher Teuton - 5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the best Assassin's Creed game there is, and likely the closest many users will ever get to experiencing what it's like to be a samurai in 11th century Japan.
Shacknews - Blake Morse - 9 / 10
Perhaps Ghost of Tsushima isn’t a perfect cherry blossom, but it is pretty damn close as far as I’m concerned.
Sirus Gaming - Erickson Melchor - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the pantheon of games under the care of Sucker Punch Productions. This honestly feels like a true return to form from a studio that wavered ever so slightly at the beginning of this generation. Sucker Punch may have stumbled a little at the gates, but with a game like this, they finish strong at the twilight year of this console generation. A full understanding of the system's strengths and a creative vision that would not compromise for anything, that's what made the samurai epic, Ghost of Tsushima, possible.
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Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 8.2 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is probably the best game about Japan, but the story is too simple and the complex combat system can be tricked by evasive actions that transform it into an easy game.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an enjoyable but muddled experience: its strong gameplay fundamentals are hampered by a lack of originality and weak storytelling.
Telegraph - Dan Silver - 3 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's PS4 tribute to Akira Kurosawa is gorgeous to behold but its sparse open-world and bloated mechanics has it falling short
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is greater than the sum of its parts: it does not reinvent the wheel in any of its aspects, but offers an experience that will thoroughly entertain lovers of open world and oriental settings.
TheSixthAxis - Aran Suddi - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic triumph, capturing a real cinematic feel through its visuals, immersive world and soundtrack. However, Jin is a serviceable main character and he and his journey to save Tsushima is often overshadowed by secondary characters and smaller, more personal stories found in the side quests. Throw in some formulaic missions and an awkward user interface, and Ghost of Tsushima is at times more style than substance.
Too Much Gaming - Matthew Arcilla - 7 / 10
As an earnest, respectful tribute to jidaigeki dramas and the films of Akira Kurosawa, Ghost of Tsushima fares well enough. It creates a fictionalized account of the Mongol Invasion and weaves the tale into the most videogamey of videogame things – an open-world sandbox filled with straw-hat wearing ronin, mischievous foxes, hot springs, and meditative haiku. It’s easily the most ambitious output from Sucker Punch Productions to date.
TrueGaming - محمد البسيمي - Arabic - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic experience packed with an engaging adventure that bring us many wonderful and thrilling storytelling moments.
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent open-world adventure from Sucker Punch Productions which adds some innovative ideas to a fairly stagnant genre. The game's depiction of the time period is generic and inoffensive, but that doesn't prevent it from being a stunning visual showcase and a worthwhile swan song for the PS4
Twinfinite - Alex Gibson - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima features a level of charm that gives it a soul and personality lacking from so many AAA games lack these days. Even if it ultimately suffers from repetition by the game’s end, and despite a lack of variety in its quest, the magic of that initial exploration and the beauty of its world will stick with me for a very long time.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 4 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's first stab at a stealth action adventure hits the mark. The island of Tsushima is a beautiful backdrop for this tale of revenge and honor and the environmental art is a visual treat. Combat and stealth are largely solid, though there are issues with the camera and hitting the right targets. The biggest stumble comes with the Japanese vocal track, which isn't synced correctly with the character's lips, a shame for a game like this. Ghost of Tsushima isn't the most innovative way to end a generation, but it is a fun one.
VG247 - Kirk McKeand - 3 / 5 stars
Like the samurai, Ghost of Tsushima feels like a relic of a bygone era.
Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 9.6 / 10
Undoubtedly, Ghost of Tsushima is the greatest game of the generation. With perfect storytelling, supremely satisfying combat, and an astounding world that's packed with content and gorgeous sights, it raises the bar for open world games.
Video Game Sophistry - Andy Borkowski - 10 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima perfectly balance an exquisite combat system that is easy to learn but hard to master, a complex and rich narrative ripped from the reels of Kurosawa and a free flowing picturesque world that matches the depth and mutability of story and combat.
Simply put - Ghost of Tsushima is a perfect open world experience.
VideoGamer - Joshua Wise - 8 / 10
The game may never have been as sweet as it was in the first of the three main areas, but, to its credit, that’s because I was swept along by the story.
Wccftech - Alessio Palumbo - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is Sucker Punch's best game yet and a great open world title capable of measuring to some of the biggest names in the genre. The excellent rendition of feudal Japan, along with its well-written characters and story, make Ghost of Tsushima stand out as the last must-have PlayStation 4 exclusive.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 9.4 / 10
When the credits rolled after the final scene, I felt like I was in a movie theater and ready to applaud. I got to binge-watch and play the samurai story of my dreams. For anyone else who's ever picked up a long, empty wrapping-paper tube, held it with two hands a few inches apart, and swung it like a samurai, I have good news: We found it. We've got our game.
ZTGD - 10 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is one of my favorite games of the generation and a must play for anyone who loves open world adventures and Samurai lore.
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2020.06.22 01:59 TheGasMask4 The Last of Us Part II - Review Thread Part II

Game Information

Game Title: The Last of Us Part II
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 95 average - 98% recommended - 106 reviews

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 10 / 10
Areajugones - Juan Linares - Spanish - 10 / 10
Ars Technica - Kyle Orland - Unscored
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 98 / 100
Attack of the Fanboy - Kyle Hanson - 5 / 5 stars
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 9.2 / 10
BaziCenter - Mohammad Talebian - Persian - 10 / 10
CGMagazine - Cole Watson - 9 / 10
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 100 / 100
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 9.7 / 10
Cheat Code Central - 4.8 / 5
Critical Hit - Brad Lang - 10 / 10
CultureJam - Blair Loveday - 95 / 100
Cultured Vultures - Jimmy Donnellan - 6.5 / 10
DASHGAMER.com - Michael Pulman - 10 / 10
Daily Mirror - Lloyd Coombes - 5 / 5 stars
Daily Star - Dom Peppiatt - 5 / 5 stars
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 8.5 / 10
Digital Chumps - Ben Sheene - 10 / 10
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 5 / 5 stars
EGM - Josh Harmon - 10 / 10
Easy Allies - Michael Huber - 9.5 / 10
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Mind-blown
Eurogamer - Oli Welsh - Essential
Everyeye.it - Francesco Fossetti - Italian - 10 / 10
GRYOnline.pl - Polish - 10 / 10
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 9 / 10
Game Informer - Andy McNamara - 10 / 10
Game Rant - Anthony Taormina - 5 / 5 stars
Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 3.5 / 5 stars
GameByte - Lara Jackson - 9 / 10 stars
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 9 / 10
GamePro - Linda Sprenger - German - 97 / 100
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 10 / 10
GameSpot - Kallie Plagge - 8 / 10
GameXplain - Mind-blown
Gameblog - Thomas Pillon - French - 10 / 10
Gamer's Palace - Manuel Eichhorn - German - 80 / 100
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 9 / 10
Gamers Heroes - Johnny Hurricane - 80 / 100
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 10 / 10
GamesBeat - Dean Takahashi - 95 / 100
GamesRadar+ - Alex Avard - 5 / 5 stars
Gaming Nexus - Rob Larkin - 9.5 / 10
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat - 10 / 10
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 100 / 100
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.8 / 10
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 8.5 / 10
God is a Geek - Adam Cook - 10 / 10
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 5 / 5 stars
GuiltyBit - Dani Viñambres - Spanish - 10 / 10
Hardcore Gamer - Kevin Dunsmore - 5 / 5
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 99 / 100
IGN - Jonathon Dornbush - 10 / 10
IGN Italy - Giovanni Marrelli - Italian - 9.5 / 10
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 9 / 10
INDIANTVCZ - Tereza Krečová - Czech - 10 / 10
Impulsegamer - Andrew Bistak - 5 / 5
Kotaku - Riley MacLeod - Unscored
LevelUp - Luis Sánchez - Spanish - 9.5 / 10
M3 - Raphael Cano Felix - Swedish - 5 / 5 stars
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 95 / 100
Metro GameCentral - 9 / 10
Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 9.5 / 10
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 80 / 100
Next Gen Base - Ben Ward - 10 / 10
Nexus - Vincent Kühl - 9 / 10
NoobFeed - Adam Siddiqui - 80 / 100
Oyungezer Online - İpek Atam - Turkish - 9.5 / 10
PSX Brasil - Paulo Roberto Montanaro - Portuguese - 98 / 100
Paste Magazine - Natalie Flores - 9.5 / 10
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 10 / 10
Player2.net.au - Matt Hewson - A-
Polygon - Maddy Myers - Unscored
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 10 / 10
PowerUp! - David Milner - 8.8 / 10
Press Start - Brodie Gibbons - 9.5 / 10
Push Square - Sammy Barker - 10 / 10
Remote Play - Rayyan Javeed - 10 / 10
Rocket Chainsaw - Adam Ghiggino - 4.5 / 5 stars
SECTOR.sk - Matúš Štrba - Slovak - 9 / 10
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 9 / 10
Screen Rant - 5 / 5 stars
Shacknews - Josh Hawkins - 9 / 10
Sirus Gaming - Jarren Navarrete - 9.5 / 10
Skill Up - Ralph Panebianco - Unscored
SomHráč.sk - Martin Kubeš - Czech - 99 / 100
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 10 / 10
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 9 / 10
Stevivor - Steve Wright - 8 / 10
Tech Advisor - Dominic Preston - 5 / 5 stars
Telegraph - Dan Silver - 5 / 5 stars
The Games Machine - Daniele Cucchiarelli - Italian - 9.5 / 10
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 10 / 10
Too Much Gaming - Carlos Hernandez - 9 / 10
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 5 / 5 stars
USgamer - Kat Bailey - 4.5 / 5 stars
VG247 - Kirk McKeand - 5 / 5 stars
Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 9 / 10
Video Game Sophistry - Andy Borkowski - 8 / 10
VideoGamer - Joshua Wise - 9 / 10
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 9.5 / 10
We Got This Covered - Todd Rigney - 5 / 5 stars
WellPlayed - Zach Jackson - 9.5 / 10
Worth Playing - Chris Barnes - 9.5 / 10
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2020.06.12 09:50 PSModerator The Last of Us Part II - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: The Last of Us Part II
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 96 average - 99% recommended - 93 reviews

Metacritic - 96 average based on 84 critics (81 positive, 3 mixed, 0 negative)

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 10 / 10
An incredible journey and a wonderful sequel. This is a huge step forward compared to the original game in terms of scale of the world, atmosphere, graphics, story and everything else. It will be tremendously difficult to compete with The Last of Us Part II for Game of the Year awards.
Areajugones - Juan Linares - Spanish - 10 / 10
The Last of Us 2 is a masterpiece that not only manages to stand toe to toe with the first entry, it even surpasses it. The story of TLOU2 introduces a narrative concept which is very different from what we are used to, and it keeps on surprising us again and again. Furthermore its landscapes, gameplay and visuals will forever remain with the players as the highest expression of videogames ever achieved on the PlayStation 4.
Ars Technica - Kyle Orland - Unscored
I don’t regret the time I spent back in the world of The Last of Us. But a big part of me was left wondering if its creators just should have left well enough alone.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 98 / 100
One of the most outstanding video games of this generation
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 9.2 / 10
So being shackled to deviceless divulgence of the game's key drivers will be a challenge indeed, but it's one we're willing to take given The Last of Us Part II is arguably one of the year's biggest releases, and stands as something of a swansong for the PlayStation 4 as we sit ready to slide into the next generation.
CGMagazine - Cole Watson - 9 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a perfectly paced emotional rollercoaster ride from start to finish and a worthy sequel that lives up to the original.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 100 / 100
A truly brilliant package.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 9.7 / 10
Naughty Dog doesn't let anything open to wish for and delivers their next masterpiece with The Last of Us Part II. The amazingly well done staging of the story, breaches of taboos and the amount of new gameplay elements, as well as animations offers together one of the most exciting expierences of this console generation.
Critical Hit - Brad Lang - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is an exceptional experience from beginning to end, uniting its gameplay and narrative into a cohesive unit while also delivering some of the best writing and acting seen in a video game to date. It is undeniably one of the best games I've ever played.
CultureJam - Blair Loveday - 95 / 100
The Last of Us: Part II doesn’t have the same punch that experiencing the first game did, but it is an excellent sequel. Ellie has changed so much since we last saw her, and she changes more in front of us as you make your way through this horrifying landscape again. Also clickers still suck and wusses like me may need to put the controller down from time to time.
DASHGAMER.com - Michael Pulman - 10 / 10
What cannot be denied is that TLOU2 wraps all this up in an utterly fantastic gaming experience that can, and should be played in a multitude of different ways. By far the best PS4 exclusive, TLOU2 is a memorable and uncomfortable adventure that you simply must play to understand why it’s so annoyingly good.
Daily Star - Dom Peppiatt - 5 / 5 stars
Naughty Dog has done it again. The Last of Us Part 2 is a game that’s going to be talked about for a long time to come, and with good reason.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 8.5 / 10
Like the original Last of Us, some people are going to come away underwhelmed, but the story beats and the characters driving them are the main draw. Part II doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it gives us a lasting glimpse of a unique broken world full of broken people that's worth visiting time and time again.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 5 / 5 stars
It makes me wonder why we’re even bothering with a “next generation” at all.
EGM - Josh Harmon - 10 / 10
Whether or not you consider The Last of Us Part II to be a worthwhile continuation of Joel and Ellie's story, there's no doubt that Naughty Dog has crafted a sequel that's every bit as ambitious and well-considered as the original, with quite possibly the best stealth-action gameplay realized to date.
Easy Allies - Michael Huber - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is an utterly essential tale about love and hate that takes a challenging look below the surface. *Review Copy Provided by PlayStation
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Mind-blown
It’s violent, it’s raw, it’s shocking, but also sweet and full of love. It will break you and it will surprise you. It’s an absolute triumph.
Eurogamer - Oli Welsh - Essential
Can a slick, mainstream action game really reckon with the violence that drives it? The answer is yes - messily, but powerfully.
Everyeye.it - Francesco Fossetti - Italian - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a monument to gaming and at the same time a productive miracle
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 9 / 10
The Last of Us 2 delivers where it counts. It's oppressing, it's brutal, and it's a sucker punch, by way of the positions it puts you in to drive home what a change of perspective can do. As it's said, every villain is the hero of their own story — and vice versa.
Game Informer - Andy McNamara - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a monumental achievement in video game storytelling
Game Rant - Anthony Taormina - 5 / 5 stars
Developer Naughty Dog builds on its post-apocalyptic opus with The Last of Us Part 2, delivering incredible visuals and an emotional story.
Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 3.5 / 5 stars
The first half’s semi-aimless and methodical pacing drags in its latter half as it bites off more story than it can comfortably chew and then spends too many hours trying to flesh out each one of its many beats.
GameByte - Lara Jackson - 9 / 10 stars
Whether you love or hate The Last of Us Part 2, it’s guaranteed to be a game that keeps people talking for years to come.
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 9 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is the highest point of the PlayStation 4. The plot is controversial, but the game is incredible addictive adventure of Ellie, from which it is impossible to pull away from the opening and to the very end.
GamePro - Linda Sprenger - German - 97 / 100
A gripping survival action adventure game with an exciting and emotional story that hits the heart and the stomach alike.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is Naughty Dog’s magnum opus; the result of years spent mastering its craft.
GameSpot - Kallie Plagge - 8 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is messy, bleak, and brutal.
GameXplain - Mind-blown

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Gameblog - Thomas Pillon - French - 10 / 10
Have we ever seen such a cutting sequel ? Seven years after the first episode, The Last of Us Part II is a true masterpiece, at every level : not only has Naughty Dog released a bigger, richer, longer and darker adventure, but its surprising story plays wickedly with the fans hopes, and question the very nature of roles, and what humanity should stand for. If only more AAA games could chosse for such strong choices despite the consequences, the media would surely be more interesting. Released at the very end of the PlayStation 4 cycle, The Last of Us Part II feels like the definitive synthesis of this generation.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 9 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is the definitive technical achievement for the Playstation 4, it does a beautiful job of humanizing the characters as well as their perspectives.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 10 / 10
Considered it's one of the most anticipated games in 2020, I knew the game would be great before I actually started. What really surprised me is it's even better than I have thought. The Last Of Us: Part II is not only the greatest masterpiece Naughty Dog has ever made but also the best story-driven video game of all time.
GamesBeat - Dean Takahashi - 95 / 100
The improvements that Naughty Dog made in gameplay and graphics showed that they were able to completely overhaul a system that wasn't all that bad to begin with, and the result was gameplay that kept me entertained even though it was the longest game that Naughty Dog had ever made. As I said, the action in this game is intense, grueling, and raw.
GamesRadar+ - Alex Avard - 5 / 5 stars
Naughty Dog's PS4 swansong is an astonishing, absurdly ambitious epic that goes far and beyond what we could have imagined for a sequel to an all-time classic.
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 100 / 100
The Last of Us Part II is a stunningly beautiful and impeccably written story of family, consequences, horror, and loss. It pulls you in and holds tight, forging a deeper connection with Ellie, her fellow survivors, and the hostile world in which they live. From start to finish, this could be the best game on the PlayStation 4 -- ever.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.8 / 10
The Last of Us Part II justifies its existence with a truly stunning delivery of a strong narrative, coupled with great gameplay, and excellent worldbuilding.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 8.5 / 10
Naughty Dog’s questionable marketing for The Last of Us Part II makes you believe one thing is happening in the game. However, it is not the case. There’s a lot more to love here than meets the eye. While the game’s plot has some major holes in it and never actually gets anywhere, the gameplay has seen a major improvement. It is also one of the most visually captivating games on the market and at times I could not believe it was running on the hardware. The Last Of Us Part II is a game you would want to play and you should. Even if it is once. It will play with your emotions and deliver some intense inner conflict. The series is known for. It is just a pity the plot was trying so hard to be outstanding it often feels rushed and forgettable.
God is a Geek - Adam Cook - 10 / 10
A genuine work of art, The Last of Us Part II is Naughty Dog's best game, bravest story, and proof that games can put players through the emotional wringer. A compelling yet devastating masterpiece.
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 5 / 5 stars
This intense game set in a post-disaster world poses moral questions about the motivations for violence and is brilliantly acted by its human contributors
GuiltyBit - Dani Viñambres - Spanish - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part ii is a masterpiece. Ellie's final look at her predecessor did not indicate an end, but the beginning of an even starker story.
Hardcore Gamer - Kevin Dunsmore - 5 / 5
The Last of Us left a memorable impression.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 99 / 100
After going through the valley of the shadow of death, The Last of Us Part II comes out as a wayfaring stranger from future days. It's a technical and narrative triumph that defies some of the most basic concepts of the video game. It's brutally beautiful and painfully violent, it's capable of the best and the worst. It's a masterpiece.
IGN - Jonathon Dornbush - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part 2 is a masterpiece that evolves the gameplay, cinematic storytelling, and rich world design of the original in nearly every way.
Impulsegamer - Andrew Bistak - 5 / 5
The Last of Us Part II is finally here and if you're a fan of the original, the next chapter of the game is even more moving and riveting. For newcomers, it will make you want to play the original and best of all, there is a remastered version available. The Last of Us Part II is also quite a well-crafted game from start to finish and whether its the perfect graphics, the clever world-building elements or the moving and powerful narrative, it all comes together and really makes you invested in the next chapter of Ellie.
Kotaku - Riley MacLeod - Unscored
So many people worked on this game for so long and at such cost, that I want The Last Of Us II to be more than the experience I had.
M3 - Raphael Cano Felix - Swedish - 5 / 5 stars
The Last of Us Part 2 is more than just an action game with narrative elements. It's a long, tumultuous story that keeps us amazed. A journey that shows on the most unpleasant aspects of humanity, but which nevertheless needs to be exposed. That's why The Last of Us Part 2 is the most important game of the year.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 95 / 100
Last of Us Part II has been a production that gushed from every corner and dragged the player to completely different feelings.
Metro GameCentral - 9 / 10
A milestone in action video game storytelling and while the gameplay is not nearly as inspired, the experience as a whole is one of the best of the generation.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 80 / 100
The Last of Us Part II offers more of the same great stealth gameplay, as you face overwhelming odds in increasingly challenging and haunting environments. But with an ambitiously structured narrative that doesn't pay off, and the new cast lacking chemistry, this adventure can't quite live up to its predecessor.
Next Gen Base - Ben Ward - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part 2 makes some bold moves. Whether it’s from a story perspective or a gameplay one, Naughty Dog haven’t been afraid to make some big leaps with this game. Fortunately, it’s almost all for the better, and the result is a game that is as diverse as it is challenging, with visuals that I can’t see being beaten until the new consoles hit, and a story that will raise some eyebrows but ultimately sticks the landing, in spite of how dark it can get. A magnificent example of what is capable in the medium of video games. We absolutely needed this sequel.
Nexus - Vincent Kühl - 9 / 10
The Last of Us Part II delivers an emotional and well thought out story, all accompanied by great graphics, phenomenal voice acting, and sleek mechanics. It may not be Naughty Dog's finest, but it's one I cannot recommend enough for fans of the series.
Oyungezer Online - İpek Atam - Turkish - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a masterpiece, a unique experience that will be remembered for many years.
Paste Magazine - Natalie Flores - 9.5 / 10
I wish I could say something more eloquent than that I have an already immeasurable amount of love for The Last of Us Part II.
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part 2 is a frankly incredible achievement. Intertwining deep, richly written characters, cementing themes of consequence and loss all the while widening a world that was so well established in the first game, Naughty Dog have crafted one of the finest action adventures of all time and one that invariably stands as the most opulent jewel in an already glittering crown of first-party PlayStation 4 exclusives. A rip-roaring and emotional masterpiece that will be talked about for years to come, this is why more than 110 million people own a PlayStation 4.
Player2.net.au - Matt Hewson - A-
The Last of Us: Part 2 is a brutal, bleak and relentless experience that gives players no chance to breathe or relax. At the same time, it is a game like no other and deserves to be played, if not enjoyed, by everyone with a Sony system
Polygon - Maddy Myers - Unscored
The Last of Us Part 2 delivers these moments of emotional whiplash over and over again.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 10 / 10
American game maker Naughty Dog has outdone itself with the long awaited follow-up to its seminal interactive storytelling masterpiece
PowerUp! - David Milner - 8.8 / 10
A fantastic stealth combat experience with an astonishing sense of place and character. It’s brave, bold, brutal, and unrelentingly bleak
Press Start - Brodie Gibbons - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a spectacular sequel, it’s a brave and unexpected direction for the series, expanding on the world both narratively and mechanically, producing a far sounder and rounded experience that never falters or gets in the way of the game’s clear storytelling strength.
Push Square - Sammy Barker - 10 / 10
The Last of Us: Part II adds a couple more inches to the already outrageously high bar that Naughty Dog has set for itself. This is the developer's crowning achievement to date, expanding and improving upon the concepts that it's been iterating on for over a decade now. Unparalleled presentation combines with an engaging gameplay loop that puts you in the shoes of its characters – and forces you to feel all of the tension and misgivings of its cast. It's uncomfortable and not everyone will necessarily enjoy its direction, but that's ultimately what makes it so essential.
Rocket Chainsaw - Adam Ghiggino - 4.5 / 5 stars
As a swan-song for the PS4, The Last of Us Part II is a belter
SECTOR.sk - Matúš Štrba - Slovak - 9 / 10
Is it one of the best PS4 exclusive games so far? Of course! But it's not flawless.
Shacknews - Josh Hawkins - 9 / 10
An unforgettable experience that rivals some of the greatest classics in American cinema.
Sirus Gaming - Jarren Navarrete - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is rather daring when it comes to its narrative. It tells a very mature tale of revenge and what the effects of civilization crashing down has brought on humanity. At times, it will push you out of your comfort zone as we see people being tortured, mutilated, and brutalized by even the protagonist herself.
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Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 10 / 10
The Last of Us - Part 2 is a poignant and devastating story about what remains of humanity. It is not just the best game of the year, but the most representative game of this generation.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 9 / 10
Sprawling, unrelenting, but always fascinating, The Last of Us Part II is a disturbingly effective fable.
Stevivor - Steve Wright - 8 / 10
If I’ve sounded at odds over The Last of Us Part 2, that’s because I am. It won’t only be polarising between players, it will be divisive with your own emotions. When looking at gameplay it’s best in class, but a host of design and narrative decisions truly bring it down.
Tech Advisor - Dominic Preston - 5 / 5 stars
The Last of Us Part II is not a perfect game, and it’s not even a particularly revolutionary one. But it is a great game.
Telegraph - Dan Silver - 5 / 5 stars
Sony's big budget PS4 exclusive might actually surpass the achievements of its illustrious predecessor
The Games Machine - Daniele Cucchiarelli - Italian - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us – Part II delivers exactly what you've been expecting: adult storytelling and perfectly balanced gameplay. This game will give you shivers down the spine for nearly 30 hours and something to remember long after its end.
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a remorseless epic delivering in its masterful storytelling, nail-biting gameplay and unrivalled production values. Naughty Dog have truly surpassed themselves yet again, crafting a heartfelt sequel that will leave you gasping as they continue to raise the bar for the video game industry. It's yet another must-buy for PlayStation 4 owners, supercharging Sony's unstoppable stable of exclusives.
Too Much Gaming - Carlos Hernandez - 9 / 10
It’s an appealing revenge story that many will love, hate, or at the very least appreciate. This is a game that may challenge your moral compass. I can foresee that this will be talked about by players for weeks, even months, making it a rare experience worth soldiering through.
USgamer - Kat Bailey - 4.5 / 5 stars
The Last of Us Part 2 is an outstanding action game; a darker, more introspective follow-up that seeks to challenge the conventions of big-budget action games. In this it's not always successful, but its execution is impeccable, and its story proves an appropriate bookend to the story of Joel and Ellie. In short, it's some of Naughty Dog's best work.
VG247 - Kirk McKeand - 5 / 5 stars
When the credits rolled on The Last of Us Part 2 I was still buzzing from the excitement of the final few hours.
Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 9 / 10
While the end credits rolled, I felt hollow, hopeless, frustrated, and downright disgusted. I'll never play through it again. With that being said; there's no denying that what The Last of Us Part II accomplishes with its visuals, mood, and gameplay is nothing short of amazing.
Video Game Sophistry - Andy Borkowski - 8 / 10
As the game reaches the top of what this generation of video games can do, it also shows the pitfalls of this AAA approach. The Last of Us Part 2 is in many ways at war with itself. It achieves things that I have never experienced in a video game, but it is so tied to the tonal story, of hate and humanism that it punishes the player for doing anything that doesn’t follow this strict arch.
VideoGamer - Joshua Wise - 9 / 10
Where it succeeds isn't in how close it scrapes to the level of prestige TV, or to films. Its coup is not, "Look how closely we can make games resemble highbrow art." It's more, "Look what previously fenced-off realms we can get interactivity into."
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is bleak and at times leaves the player feeling hopeless as they play through one of the finest crafted pieces of gaming ever to grace a home console. This is one game that people will be talking about for a long time.
We Got This Covered - Todd Rigney - 5 / 5 stars
Although players will find themselves on a blood-soaked adventure that sends its characters on a violent and controversial quest for revenge, The Last of Us Part II feels like the next logical step in this story. Technically and narratively, it's easily one of the best games available for the PlayStation 4 -- if not the entire generation. Gaming doesn't get much better than this.
WellPlayed - Zach Jackson - 9.5 / 10
Featuring generation-defining game design, The Last of Us Part II is an unrivalled masterpiece that stumbles ever so slightly under its own ambitions
Worth Playing - Chris Barnes - 9.5 / 10
Play The Last of Us: Part 2.
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2020.06.05 17:41 LionGhost Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - Review Thread

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Game Title: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
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Publisher: Nintendo
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 82 average - 81% recommended - 28 reviews

Critic Reviews

COGconnected - Patrick Anderson - 86 / 100
I expected Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics to be packed with content, and of course with 51 games it certainly is. But what I didn’t expect was how well done the overall package would be. This is a game collection that is both accessible and easy to pick up and play, yet surprisingly chock-full of enriching content like How to Play guides that will make you want to dive deeper into each of the games and learn about them as you do.
Cubed3 - Neil Flynn - 8 / 10 stars
Previous compilation titles from Nintendo have often bundled in controllers to these types of packages to help them sell, such as including a Wii Remote in Wii Play and Wii Party U, essentially making the game great value for money. 51 Worldwide Games doesn't do this. Instead, this can stand tall knowing that it compiles a number of brilliantly addictive games that can be fun to play alone or with friends. Almost all can be played in a quick pick-up and play fashion, which can be handy for those looking to play in short bursts, whether on a short commute, or in a party scenario. Online matchmaking should perhaps be refined so that people match players first, and select games after, but this aside, 51 Worldwide Games is a fantastic budget title that all Nintendo Switch owners should buy!
DASHGAMER.com - Dan Rizzo - 8 / 10
51 Worldwide Games is an amazing assortment of incredible inspiration. Its innovative gameplay, and lax presentation makes for an exemplary experience for everyone. Its charm in delivering a unified understanding acquaints players with cognitive and knowledgeable demonstrations, while achieving a learning curve for those who are unfamiliar with some of its uncommon motley of mixed mini-games.
Daily Star - Ben Walker - 5 / 5 stars
51 Worldwide Games throws you into a treasure trove of high-quality games, combined with amazing multiplayer support and addictive leaderboards. For players who want a quick gaming session or those who want to compete against their friends, the game is an absolute must-buy.
Destructoid - Jordan Devore - 8.5 / 10
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics might sound generic at first blush, but it's secretly one of the best Nintendo Switch games of 2020. It's the right game at the right time with the right temperament.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 4.5 / 5 stars
Putting aside the presence of Ludo - which will forever be the worst board game ever made - 51 Worldwide Games is a pristine package of some of the most valuable cultural properties we have, and it is truly masterful at explaining even the most complex of them to a completely new audience. This is a rare opportunity to learn something about artefacts as wide-ranging as Chess, Mahjong, Hanafuda, and Mancala. That's not something you should miss out on.
EGM - Mollie L Patterson - 10 / 10
No matter if you want something to help pass the time, are looking for new ways to connect with family and friends, or simply wish you could finally learn how to play those classic card and board games you've yet to try, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics is a stellar collection that provides an extensive selection of games without ever feeling overwhelming.
Eurogamer - Christian Donlan - Recommended
Travel the globe with games, all delivered with simplicity and charm.
Gameblog - Yann Bernard - French - 8 / 10
Like previous Clubhouse Games, the title of 51 Worldwide Games says a lot. Its sobriety hides true gems, transposed in virtual form with so much care that they would almost supplant reality. A tremendous homage to the games' roots and diversity, which everybody around the world can enjoy anywhere, anytime, whether solo, with friends or online partners, depending on the moment's aspirations. While this collection ups the ante on action, odds still favor classics, and Nintendo even draws few ambitious experiences gathered in this chest full of treasures, decidedly made to last, and play.
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb - 89 / 100
Clubhouse Games is the kind of game that actually makes a platform for me. The Switch wouldn’t be the Switch without Zelda and Mario, but this is the kind of release that fills out a library. Clubhouse Games is something that you will look back on years from now, and get to say, “oh, yeah — I love that game!”
God is a Geek - Chris Hyde - 7 / 10
51 Worldwide Games will have something for everyone. It won't knock your socks off, but you'll have plenty of fun with the variety on offer.
Hobby Consolas - David Martínez - Spanish - 75 / 100
An impressive classic game compilation, fun and easy to play (either in TV mode with a Pro controller, touch screen or with joy-con motion controllers) that lacks depth, but still can be great in multiplayer.
IGN Italy - Italian - 8 / 10
A wide selection of classic boardgames and clubhouse games framed in a very nice package.
Impulsegamer - Hugh Mitchell - 4 / 5
51 Worldwide Games is a nice big package of classic games - but not much more than that.
Metro GameCentral - 8 / 10
An engrossing look at pre-digital gaming entertainment that offers an attractive way to play familiar classics and introduce yourself to new ones.
Nintendo Enthusiast - A.K Rahming - 9 / 10
Granted, many of the included games in Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics can be found as standalone apps on mobile devices (and even on Switch). However, none come to mind that have the same level of polish that this has. Clubhouse Games uses the Switch hardware in creative and technical ways, and Nintendo's signature quirky charm oozes all around here and makes for a fun collection that provides basically endless amounts of entertainment.
Nintendo Life - Chris Scullion - 8 / 10
Compilation games like Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics always have a variety of hits and misses depending on your own personal taste, but there's a wide enough variety of board, card and action games here that you're sure to find a number that will appeal to you. Everything's presented with charm and warmth (terribly-written cutscenes aside) and there's an enormous amount of content on offer, whether you plan on playing solo or with others. The perfect game for lockdown? Quite possibly.
NintendoWorldReport - Daan Koopman - Unscored
What helps is that the games are well represented, offer small tweaks and offer crucial information for newcomers. In a multiplayer setting, be it locally or far away, this game is one of the better offerings on Nintendo Switch to date. This is where many will get the most mileage out of this new Clubhouse entry.
Polygon - Ben Kuchera - Unscored
This simple package, with an unassuming title and cover, is already one of my favorite games of the year. Nintendo may have released the perfect game at the perfect time with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and it looks like the company may be able to repeat the same trick when Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics.
Press Start - Shannon Grixti - 7.5 / 10
51 Worldwide Games is a solid mini game collection that will definitely be a fun time among family and friends. There’s some inconsistency (as well as some glaring omissions) in the mini games collection as well as some of the confusing control schemes.
SECTOR.sk - Mat�� �trba - Slovak - 7 / 10
It isn't as good as playing these games in real life but there is a lot of content and a lot of ways to play it.
Spaziogames - Nicolò Bicego - Italian - 6.2 / 10
51 Worldwide Games has all the pros and cons of compilations games, but the price tag drags this game down even further.
The Games Machine - Daniele Dolce - Italian - 8.5 / 10
51 Worldwide Games is an excellent collection that lives up to its name, which includes fifty-one games from all over the world: although most of them come from Europe or Asia, some of them are typical of Africa and South America. The latest Nintendo game proves to be an excellent pastime both for those who want to tackle each game alone, and for those who love to have fun in the company of friends and family.
TheSixthAxis - Dominic Leighton - 8 / 10
51 Worldwide Games showcases Nintendo doing what Nintendo do best. They’ve taken a simple idea, and put it together in an utterly charming way. There’s so much here to enjoy, cramming in a host of games and experiences that could keep you, your family, and your friends playing together for many years to come. Best of all, you can't lose any of the pieces!
USgamer - Nadia Oxford - 4.5 / 5 stars
If you're ready to slow down a bit on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but you want to keep that good, warm feeling going for a while longer, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics is worth your time and money. Its clean, charming interface guides you through a wide selection, including classic card games, complex board games based in deep traditions, and simple pastimes that let you fiddle with toys. Don't know how to play something? No problem: 51 Worldwide Classics will happily teach you. It's a great choice for single players and families alike.
VG247 - Alex Donaldson - 4 / 5 stars
By offering such a wide variety of experiences to please both handheld and docked players alike, 51 Worldwide Classics ends up a worthy follow-up to the DS Clubhouse Games in spite of its flaws. It quietly becomes another must-own Nintendo Switch title. It’s not a big-budget, mind-expanding adventure – but it’s a fun, generally solidly-constructed collection of eminently playable classics. It’s video game comfort food, and has been a delight to meander through in the present day’s isolation.
Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 8.7 / 10
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics is sure to provide hours of entertainment whether you prefer playing solo, online, or with local chums. Seeing as it's bursting with tons of enjoyable games, this is one must-have collection.
Wccftech - Dave Aubrey - 8 / 10
Clubhouse Games 51 Worldwide Classics is the best minigame collection on Nintendo Switch, but just like Super Mario Party, playing alone is an act of futility. This will be essential for gatherings with friends once lockdown concludes, but if you intend to sit with this by yourself, you might be better sitting out entirely.
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2020.04.28 01:49 DaasthePenetrator Sakura Wars - Review Thread

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Game Title: Sakura Wars
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Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 72 average - 46% recommended - 35 reviews

Critic Reviews

COGconnected - Michael Chow - 68 / 100
The soft reboot of Sakura Wars leaves much to be desired but it is an adequate experience that accomplishes what it ultimately set out to do.
Cubed3 - Sandy Wilson - 8 / 10
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DASHGAMER.com - Dan Rizzo - 8.5 / 10
Yes, it may seem like a manifestation of all the quintessential traits seen in many title’s within it’s genre’s nature, but that’s what makes Sakura Wars awesome. Sakura Wars separates itself from being just another typical dungeon crawler; it breaks the mold and creates something unique, fresh and memorable.
Destructoid - Chris Moyse - 7 / 10
Sakura Wars represents an ambitious new start for the franchise, one that might not be to everyone's tastes.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 4.5 / 5 stars
From the perviest moments of fan service through to the most heart-wrenching moments of insecurity that each of the characters displays, Sakura Wars is by turns hilarious and touching, and covers a real emotional gamut.
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 8 / 10
Sakura Wars has its drawbacks, and it is not only a weak combat system with forced battles in the championship, but also some templating, the length of some elements and spoilers-announcements between episodes. But all this is offset by deeply developed characters, beautiful animation and good humor. It is one of the best games of the genre in the last few years and the best that could happen to the series.
GameSkinny - Joshua Broadwell - 8 / 10 stars
Sakura Wars' unique LIPS system, thoroughly charming cast of characters, and great writing more than make up for its less than stellar combat.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 7 / 10
A unique combination of genres, Sakura Wars is ultimately a compelling adventure that’s greater than the sum of its parts.
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Gameblog - Romain Mahut - French - 6 / 10
SEGA clearly didn't want to go all out with Sakura Wars. And it's a shame as the game will probably be most of Western gamers' first introduction to the series. The game has an interesting main story, fun main characters and and its steampunk backgrounds are beautiful. But the dating sim parts are a chore, there aren't enough action scenes and the game as a whole looks like a PS3 game. As things stand, Sakura Wars is probably destined to stay a niche franchise in the West. And that's too bad.
Gamer Escape - Michelle Kruse - 7 / 10
Those who already enjoy the series or this style of action-RPG meets dating simulator will still have a fun experience and find a good game to play here. Despite the faults with pacing or mechanics I may have discovered along the way, it won’t be enough to scare away this existing audience.
GamesFinest - German - 7 / 10
After years of hibernation, Sakura Wars finally returns to the scene and doesn't shy away from some fundamental changes. We still spend most of our time getting to know the new members of the new Flower Division, deepening our relationship with them, or even getting up close and personal with them. At the heart of Sakura Wars remains the compelling story of the Flower Division's rebuilding and return to its former glory. The plot consistently succeeds in the balancing act between funny anime humor and serious tones - a fact that is underlined by the successful staging and visuals. Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks in terms of game mechanics, because the adventure as well as fight passages have to struggle with their monotony at regular intervals. Keyword fight: these say goodbye to their tactical roots and open the door for an action-oriented Musou approach. These battles know how to entertain over long distances, but are again and again slowed down by rough control and lack of variety. And yet: Sakura Wars knew how to lure me to the controller again and again with its charm and offers anime enthusiasts a sensitive story, which will captivate for a good 30 hours, if you can overlook some technical shortcomings.
GamingTrend - David Flynn - 80 / 100
Sakura Wars is a great entry point to a fascinating series. If you wish Persona had a bit more action, you'll find exactly what you're looking for here. While the "sexy misunderstandings" are cringe worthy, the characters are fun to interact with and the giant robots are a joy to pilot.
God is a Geek - Lyle Carr - 8.5 / 10
An engaging tale full of twists and turns, with an interesting way of interacting with the narrative. If you can handle the slow pace and stomach the perverse moments, you'll find a stylish adventure with one of the best soundtracks of the year.
GotGame - David Poole - 8.5 / 10
Sega found a great way to bring Sakura Wars back into the world, and it deserves to stay. If you like anime, this one deserves to be on your radar.
Hardcore Gamer - Chris Shive - 3.5 / 5
Sakura Wars is a blend of adventure, visual novel, dating sim and action game.
Hobby Consolas - Daniel Quesada - Spanish - 78 / 100
It might look too shallow (and it probably is) in a first glimpse, but the representation of the characters is certainly charming. It's like giving life to a shonen TV show.
IGN Italy - Biagio Etna - Italian - 7 / 10
Made with care and potentially interesting even for those who do not know the mechanics that distinguish it, Sakura Wars has a charm all its own, without undeniable limits. The important thing, if you want to get closer, is to understand the thematic and gameplay that give substance to the whole experience.
IGN Spain - Luis López Zamorano - Spanish - 6.2 / 10
Sakura Wars doesn't finish fulfilling what was expected. Without being a disaster, its story is slow and its battles are too much simple. It builds on the popular LIPS system to deliver conversations that are the backbone of a game that can delight anime fans and no much others.
Niche Gamer - Frank Streva - 7.5 / 10
If you like the idea of an alternate 1940s with steampunk mecha, demons, and a harem of cute anime girls, then you’ll probably find a lot to like in Sakura Wars, despite its flaws.
Noisy Pixel - Azario Lopez - 8.5 / 10
Sakura Wars is an excellent reboot of the series and does right by the fans by subtly tieing in mentions of its predecessors without overburdening new players. The game is fueled by its strong narrative and passionate cast of characters who fight against-all-odds for what they believe in. Sure, some of the arcs don’t totally stick, and the romance can get a little messy, but it accomplishes the goal of giving fans a modernized Sakura Wars experience, without sacrificing what makes it unique.
PlayStation Universe - Garri Bagdasarov - 8 / 10
Sakura Wars is a great little gem. It's the perfect title to get into the franchise and see why it's regarded so highly in Japan. Sakura Wars has some incredible writing and character development, it's hard not to fall in love with everyone you meet in the world. It's just a shame the combat isn't on the same level and at times take the steam away from the fantastic narrative.
PowerUp! - James Wood - 5 / 10
Sakura Wars is a serviceable entry point for Western audiences but fails to deliver more than a modest take on what could have been a remarkable game.
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 6 / 10
Sakura Wars is an entertaining fusion of dating sim elements and button mashing action, but it's held back by tired anime tropes and some disappointingly underdeveloped characters. The overarching story may be painfully predictable, but there's still waifu-chasing fun to be had here, and the combat is enough to keep the otherwise relaxed pacing in check.
RPG Fan - Nathan Lee - 85 / 100
The huge effort and perceived budget that went into this game shows, and Sakura Wars makes a triumphant return after a 14-year retirement.
RPG Site - Josh Torres - 7 / 10
The long dormant series returns with a brand-new cast and modern advancements to the Sakura Wars series formula that make for a promising reboot, despite some noteworthy missteps.
Screen Rant - Cody Peterson - 2 / 5 stars
Combat is repetitive and romance options are unsettling.
Spaziogames - Gianluca Arena - Italian - 7.4 / 10
As far as soft reboots go, Sakura Wars exceeded at semplifying too much its gameplay and streamlined the experience, cutting any RPG system and leaving just the dialogues to take the highlight.
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 6.7 / 10
From a certain point of view Sakura Wars is an anachronistic game, made for a specific audience that has evolved over time. The ease and repetitiveness of the title's gameplay overwhelms the overall quality, despite good art direction.
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 3.5 / 5 stars
Sakura Wars is an enjoyable revival of the iconic series, presenting a fascinating blend of genres. Unfortunately, it far too often falls victim to tired tropes and writing which treats its excellent female cast as little more than objects. Still, if you're a sucker for engaging stories, wacky combat and a strange, unusual world I recommend giving Sakura Wars a try.
Twinfinite - Keenan McCall - 3.5 / 5
It won’t make many new die-hard fans of the property, but for those willing to give it a chance, there’s enough to give them hope that good things might be in the series’ future.
USgamer - Hirun Cryer - 3.5 / 5 stars
It's not going to be a memorable tale, but this Sakura Wars is an enjoyable adventure while it lasts.
VGChartz - Thomas Froehlicher - 6 / 10
Sakura Wars is a welcome, pleasant comeback, but a somewhat failed modernization.
Wccftech - Nathan Birch - 8 / 10
Sakura Wars isn't for everyone, but fans of quirky Japanese imports or those simply looking for something a bit outside their comfort zone ought to give it a shot. The game's action is run-of-the-mill, but its heartfelt character-driven story and polished anime-infused presentation largely make up for that. Sakura Wars may not win every battle, but it stands tall in the end.
We Got This Covered - Todd Rigney - 3.5 / 5 stars
When it wants, the Sakura Wars reboot can deliver excellent combat and a story that's both compelling and emotionally sound. Unfortunately, the game spends way too much time wallowing in cheap sophomoric humor to truly make the most of its strengths.
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2020.03.17 14:15 Musely Persona 5 Royal - Review Thread

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Game Title: Persona 5 Royal
Platforms:
Trailers:
Publishers: SEGA, ATLUS
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 95 average - 100% recommended - 32 reviews

Critic Reviews

Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 5 / 5 stars
Persona 5 Royal is proof that even the best games can be made better by acknowledging shortcomings and addressing them, however small they are.
Bazimag - Vahid Zohrabi Nejad - Persian - 10 / 10
Aside from any additional content, Persona 5 is one of the best games of this generation; A game that elevated the JRPG genre and made the Persona series the king of it. Now Royal has turned this gem into a better version of itself and this is enough reason to experience this version. Persona 5 Royal deserves the highest amount of praise and recognition.
CGMagazine - Zubi Khan - 9 / 10
Persona 5 Royal takes an already stellar game and reinvigorates it with content that is sure to please both fans of the original and those playing the game for the first time.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 9.5 / 10
Persona 5 Royal managed to motivate me to spend another over 70 hours with the game again and I haven't regretted it for a second. Even after thre years there aren't a lot RPG that can offer anything like this game and with the tons of new features and content even owners of the original game can easily dive into it again.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 4.5 / 5 stars
Persona 5's excesses and its thematic step backwards are issues, but the raw gameplay is so enjoyable, and the characters so vibrant and well-written, that I haven't minded having the excuse to play through the bloat again. Not by any means.
DualShockers - Allisa James - 9 / 10
The long-awaited Persona 5 Royal is finally upon us, with tons of new content and gameplay overhauls to create a more robust experience.
Everyeye.it - Antonello Bello - Italian - 8.8 / 10
f you are looking for a JRPG unique and phenomenal, which can make you reflect on delicate very current issues and even enrich your cultural background with countless notions on the always fascinating Japanese culture, Persona 5 Royal can only be the definitive answer to your needs, whether you are aware of it or not.
GamePro - Michael Cherdchupan - German - 92 / 100
A sensibly revised and expanded new edition of an already almost perfect Japanese role-playing game.
GameSkinny - Joshua Broadwell - 10 / 10 stars
Persona 5 Royal improves on the original in almost countless ways, big and small, to deliver a top-notch RPG for new and old fans alike.
Gameblog - Rudy Jean-François - French - 10 / 10
Whether you played Persona 5 or not, Persona 5 Royal is simply a must play for everyone. There is more content with updated gameplay mechanics that make the game even more enjoyable than before. The new confidants add a new layer to Joker, deepening our understanding of its psyche and our immersion in the process. Persona 5 Royal is just better than a Persona 5 overhaul.
Gamer Escape - Michelle Kruse - 10 / 10
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and maybe you’ll even feel a sense of justice for the infamous Phantom Thieves in the end. But one thing you won’t feel is regret in picking up Persona 5 Royal, as it’s truly the best Persona title, if not one of the best video games, I’ve ever experienced to date.
GamesFinest - German - 10 / 10
Persona 5' was rightly praised three years ago with loud hymns of praise. This royal update puts the crown on one of the best JRPGs of the last years. Atlus has consistently honed the few edges and quirks of their fantastic role-playing game and refreshed the gaming experience with countless, useful innovations and comfort decisions. The interesting new additions to the character set fit so homogeneously into the plot that I often caught myself thinking that they had always been part of the story. Moreover, the first-time implementation of German screen texts finally breaks the language barrier, which kept many players at a distance despite their interest. This now opens the door to a fantastic roleplaying game for new players and I can only emphasize: if you can do something with the staging, hit it. And if not, at least take a look at it, because all the praise for Atlus' wacky adventure about students stealing the hearts of depraved people in their spare time is more than justified. All Persona 5 veterans, however, must consider whether the new features are worth diving into the metaverse once again for countless hours. Anyway, I was amazed how quickly 'Royal' managed to tie me up and bring me back into the world of Persona 5. The many meaningful and affectionate innovations once again sparked my old passion for Atlus' sensational roleplaying game.
GamingBolt - Pramath - 10 / 10
Taking a great game and making it even better, Persona 5 Royal is near perfect, and the definitive way of playing one of the greatest games ever made.
God is a Geek - Sean Smith - 10 / 10
For those that have already enjoyed the original game, this is a fan's dream, with everything you could wish for and more, with nearly every aspect improved upon. A spellbinding videogame, and one that deserves to be spoken about in reverential terms for many years to come.
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 4.5 / 5
Persona 5 Royale is a marvelous victory lap.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 97 / 100
If Persona 5 was a diamond, the Royal version, with a gigantic amount of changes and improvements, is the treasure of the palace. The spanish localization is the gold that covers it all, and the final detail that makes it a truly invaluable gem for any thief, new or veteran.
IGN Italy - Biagio Etna - Italian - 9.5 / 10
Hugely enriching its original formula, Persona 5 Royal is a must-have JRPG, but also a great game for anyone wanting to discover a new genre.
Noisy Pixel - Jacob Kavanaugh - 10 / 10
Persona 5 Royal is everything I could want out of a re-release. The game’s style and charm shine brightest in this version as it made an already great game even better. The balances and new additions were based on long-time fan criticisms, and it’s evident that the developers used it as a foundation to update this adventure while still throwing in some quality-of-life changes that I didn’t know the game needed, but ended up loving anyway.
PSX Brasil - Rui Celso - Portuguese - 95 / 100
Persona 5 Royal proves to be a JRPG beyond what was presented to us three years ago. Even if you have already had contact with the title, go for it, because Atlus managed to transfor it in a way that makes it even more dynamic, addictive and fun.
Pixel Arts - Danial Dehghani - Persian - 10 / 10
Persona 5 Royal is an extraordinary Game and highly recommended whether you're a fan or a newcomer.
PlayStation Universe - Joe Apsey - 9.5 / 10
Persona 5: Royal is the definitive Persona 5 experience. Atlus has refined the already excellent base game, trimming the rigid, sharp edges and creating a smoother experience filled with new and interesting activities, characters, story moments, and even an entirely new palace and optional ending to the game. Persona 5: Royal is one of the best JRPG's on PS4 for both new and returning players.
Press Start - Kieron Verbrugge - 9 / 10
The gist of it is though; this is more than just a few updates slapped on top of an existing game, it's a complete rethinking of the major and minor components that made the original what it was.
RPG Fan - Nathan Lee - Unscored
The main thing to take away so far about Persona 5 Royal is that you have more freedom to do the things you want.
RPG Site - Cullen Black - 10 / 10
Persona 5 Royal isn't just my favorite Atlus re-release, it might just be my new favorite Atlus game of all time.
Rice Digital - Zac Cocken - 5 / 5 stars
Persona 5 Royal is a great opportunity for a replay, it adds enough meat to the already full bones of Persona 5, and will give you an extra 30+ hours at least of main content
Screen Rant - Cody Gravelle - 5 / 5 stars
A golden example of how additional content can make a game feel brand new.
Slant Magazine - Justin Clark - 5 / 5 stars
The game speaks in specific and effective ways to the sheer exhaustion of living in perpetual strife.
Spaziogames - Gianluca Arena - Italian - 9.6 / 10
Persona 5 Royal is the best version of one of the best JRPGs of all time. And it adds subtitles support for many new languages. These should be reasons enough to go out and buy it ASAP.
Stevivor - Matt Gosper - 9 / 10
Persona 5 — and the expanded Persona 5 Royal — are both beautiful balancing acts; ones that feel eternally stressful unless you give in and enjoy them rather than aiming for the perfect run.
Twinfinite - Zhiqing Wan - 4.5 / 5
The additions introduced in Royal allow Persona 5 to become the excellent JRPG it was always truly meant to be, and it’s a wonderful effort that will surely be appreciated by fans.
We Got This Covered - Cheyenne Clark - 4.5 / 5 stars
Persona 5 Royal offers so many changes to the core game that it feels fresh, all while keeping its original charm and style. With a brand new story arc and characters, as well as combat mechanics and updates to the social aspects, it's, without a doubt, the definitive way to play Persona 5.
WellPlayed - Albert Santos - 9 / 10
With a plethora of new features and much-needed gameplay fixes, Persona 5 Royal is an absolute joy to play for both new and returning Phantom Thieves alike
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2020.03.16 15:05 NintendoSwitchMods Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Review MegaThread

General Information

Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 20-Mar-2020
No. of Players: up to 8 players
Genre(s): Simulation
Publisher: Nintendo
Official Website: http://www.animal-crossing.com/new-horizons/

Overview (from Nintendo eShop page)

Escape to Your Personal Island Paradise
Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find new surprises all year round.
Show off your island utopia to family and friends—or pack your bags and visit theirs. Whether playing online* or with others beside you**, island living is even better when you can share it. Even without hopping on a flight, you’ll meet a cast of charming animal residents bursting with personality. Friendly faces like Tom Nook and Isabelle will lend their services and happily help you grow your budding community. Escape to your island getaway—however, whenever, and wherever you want.
  • Build your community from scratch on a deserted island brimming with possibility
  • Create your personal getaway and customize your character, home, decorations, and even the landscape itself
  • Collect materials to construct everything from furniture to tools! Then, use what you create to give your island a personal touch
  • Watch as the time of day and seasons match real life—even your hemisphere! Each day holds potential for surprises and discoveries
  • Get to know the island residents, garden, fish, decorate, hunt for fossils, and more!
  • Show off your paradise – play on the same system with a total of 4 people**, or play together online* or over local wireless** for fun with up to 8 players

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2020.03.10 23:10 JW_BM Nioh 2 Review Thread

Game Title: Nioh 2
Platforms:
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Developer: Team Ninja
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 87 average - 98% recommended - 45 reviews

Critic Reviews

ACG - Jeremy Penter - Unscored

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Areajugones - Antonio Vallejo Taslimi - Spanish - 8.5 / 10
Team Ninja returns with the sequel to Nioh, a title loaded with spectacular and novelties that extend the possibility of playing through our own style.
CGMagazine - Brendan Quinn - 8 / 10
Nioh 2 takes a solid foundation and improves upon it in nearly every way with more weapons, more skills, and a whole new approach to Guardian Spirits.
Critical Hit - Umar Bastra - 8 / 10
For better and worse, Nioh 2 feels like more of the same. Tired environmental design and rehashed gameplay elements sully what is otherwise an addictive and exhilarating loot-based hack and slash samurai adventure.
Daily Star - Dom Peppiatt - 4 / 5 stars
Nioh 2 builds in a meaningful way on everything that Team Ninja established in the first game.
Destructoid - Jordan Devore - 9 / 10
If there's one point I want to get across above all others, it's this: Nioh 2 isn't as revelatory as the first game, but that shouldn't be held as a mark against it – at least not this time. Team Ninja was right to iterate and expand carefully. Nioh got so much right on the first go. While the new prequel storyline suffers from a slow and disconnected start, just about every other aspect of Nioh 2 feels upgraded.
Digital Chumps - Nathaniel Stevens - 9 / 10
Nioh 2 is a balanced and beautiful game. It will certainly frustrate you to the point where you will want to walk away, but that first victory over a big bad demon will ignite a thirst in you to continue your difficult journey through ancient Japan. This game is not for the weak of heart, but most know that going into it.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 4.5 / 5 stars
Just as I have a special reverence for Demon's Souls, even as I recognise Dark Souls was able to refine and improve on "the formula", I recognise that Nioh 2 is the better game, while also missing spirit and originality, which has gone by the wayside.
EGM - Mollie L Patterson - 8 / 10
Nioh 2 takes the ideas of its predecessor and greatly expands on them, bringing a greater sense of depth to everything from gameplay, to stage design, to your ability to have a main character customized to your particular play style (and visual preferences). Admittedly, some of the simpler elegance of the original Nioh has been lost in the progress, but the result is still a game that'll terrorize and thrill those looking for a real challenge.
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Liked
Nioh 2 is just brutal and relentless, a delight to those who seek a great challenge.
Eurogamer - Edwin Evans-Thirlwell - Recommended
An absorbing, tense and well-wrought samurai adventure let down by a little too much recycling and some muddled new systems.
Everyeye.it - Alessandro Bruni - Italian - 8.2 / 10
Nioh 2 is still an obligatory purchase for fans of the most hardcore recreational experiences, although we cannot help but hope that a possible sequel will bring into play far more ambitious ideas.
Fextralife - Fexelea - 9.7 / 10
Nioh 2 is a beautiful, polished and addicting ARPG seamlessly melding character optimization with action-packed moments, and elevating them with excellent level and enemy designs. Nioh 2 will challenge you to be better and keep you coming back for more, while allowing you to co-op your way through the hardest portions of the game. ARPG fans will want to buy this day one and enjoy the multiplayer wave at its finest.
GRYOnline.pl - Szymon Liebert - Polish - 8.5 / 10
Nioh 2, despite being quite derivative, full of repetitive missions, and lacking true challenges later in the game, remains a riveting experience. This prequel looks like a mirrored image of the first game, but with some pretty ingenious level design, exciting enemies, and hugely satisfying combat and character creation systems, this game really hits home.
Game Informer - Daniel Tack - 8.5 / 10
Offering a host of bosses to battle, challenges to overcome, and massive customization opportunities, Nioh 2 is a tantalizing treat for those with a thirst for serious and sometimes frustrating adversity
Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 4.5 / 5 stars
An overwhelming amount of RPG systems, sublime controls, and fast-paced, skill-based combat mixes in with Team Ninja’s own stylistic flair and puts Nioh 2 more than a few cuts above other games that shamelessly ape From’s precious formula.
GameMAG - Russian - 8 / 10
Nioh 2 is still a great game for fans of Ninja Gaiden and Dark Souls, which suffers from a weak story, pixelated graphics and outdated solutions, but pleases with addictive mechanics, atmospheric exploration and deep character customization. This is a typical Koei-Tecmo-style sequel, where the developers decided to make careful implementation of small changes, and many things that required a major upgrade were left untouched. Taking into account the lack of a cooperative and a deep RPG components in Sekiro, as well as no news on Elden Ring, Nioh 2 becomes the project that closes an empty niche. This game can be safely recommended to both fans of the first game, and all fans of such Action-RPG genre.
GamePro - Dennis Michel, Hannes Rossow - German - 89 / 100
Nioh 2 is a merciless trip for hardcore gamers that surpasses its predecessor in many ways.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 10 / 10
This is effectively Ninja Gaiden cranked up to eleven with RPG elements and your own custom created character; one that has a demonic past that inexplicably provides them with otherworldly abilities. And if that doesn’t make you want to play Nioh 2, I don’t know what will.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 9 / 10
Nioh 2 is a great action RPG game, with a lot of content, a good gameplay and a nice artistic direction. The game doesn't have any major default'and is quite amazing !
GamesRadar+ - 4.5 / 5 stars
Nioh 2 might play it safe in some respects, but the fluidity, depth and intensity of its combat is incredible.
GamingTrend - Austin Fern - 80 / 100
Nioh 2 does a lot right and fixes many of my issues with the first one. Much like the first one, however, it is a flawed experience. It's still incredibly enjoyable and certainly worth a playthrough, I just wish it was a little less tedious in areas.
God is a Geek - Mick Fraser - 9 / 10
For anyone craving a test of their mettle in bite-sized chunks and lacquered over with Team Ninja's trademark combat genius, Nioh 2 is utterly essential.
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 4 / 5
Nioh 2 is a great game that's obscured beneath a mountain of frustration.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 85 / 100
The extreme difficulty and many similarities with he first game will be like a huge nurikabe for a lot of people, but if you're patient and skilled enough to learn the ways of bushido, you'll find out that Nioh 2 is a great game where the good parts shines brighter than the bad.
IGN - Mitchell Saltzman - 9 / 10
Nioh 2's many systems may be a little overwhelming, but the stellar combat and satisfying difficulty make it worth it.
IGN Italy - Italian - 9 / 10
In this frightening and ruthless Japan, filled with all kind of monstruosity, there's no room for mistakes. Sure, Nioh 2 is hard, but it also gives one of the deepest combat system ever seen in a souls-like, and the wildest bunch of enemies to cut down.
IGN Spain - Spanish - 9 / 10
Nioh 2 is one of the best titles of the Souls-Like genre released to date. Its combat system introduces very interesting novelties and its narrative perfectly blends the Yokai legend with the history of Japan from the Sengoku period.
Impulsegamer - Nathan Misa - 4 / 5
An excellent action-RPG with deep combat systems, fun customisation and a striking setting. let down by a generic story.
Just Push Start - Grant E. Gaines - 4.5 / 5
The more you play Nioh 2, the more you understand its charms. Often times the problem isn't the game, as much as you're playing the wrong way. Even if I just want to chop up every enemy with my sword, there will come a point where you need to use bows, guns, items and everything else to come out alive. Sometimes it will be hard, a few stages rely heavily on specific tactics but it's fun, rewarding and fascinating if you're willing to give it a chance.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Samet Basri Taşlı - Turkish - 89 / 100
One of the best Soulslike games ever made. With its gripping story in Japan, where supernatural beings intervene, and more advanced combat mechanics, Nioh 2 has managed to become one of the best action games on Playstation 4. Prepare to fight, prepare to die and loot everything you find!
PSX Brasil - Bruno Henrique Vinhadel - Portuguese - 85 / 100
Nioh 2 brings back brutal and challenging combat along with yet another fantastic feudal Japan setting. The variety in gameplay remains one of the game's greatest assets. Fun and challenge go hand in hand here, even though the title still needs some balancing. Small defects as in the development of the story and in the boss fights are notable, but they don't affect the excellent experience that the game provides.
PlayStation Universe - Garri Bagdasarov - 9.5 / 10
Masterfully crafted and executed, Nioh 2 sets the benchmark for action/adventure games that people just have to experience. Team Ninja's latest provides one of the most in-depth combat systems and an addictive loot system that may put all but the best dungeon crawlers to shame. It's quite simple, Nioh 2 has Game of the Year written all over it.
PowerUp! - Adam Mathew - 8.5 / 10
Bottom line; this isn’t a huge reinvention, but it sure is a damn solid sequel.
Press Start - James Mitchell - 9 / 10
Nioh 2 brings together everything that was great about the original Nioh and builds upon it. The yokai form, while flashy, does little to diminish the challenge and instead adds a fun new dynamic to an already engrossing flow of combat. While it might not look as such, Nioh 2 is a fantastic sequel and one that action fans shouldn’t miss.
Push Square - Liam Croft - 8 / 10
While it may be incredibly similar to what came before it, Nioh 2 smartly adds yet more depth and mechanics to its engagements to make for one of the best combat systems around.
RPG Site - Lucas Rivarola - 9 / 10
Building upon what made the first one such a great game, Nioh 2 is an amazing sequel.
Shacknews - Sam Chandler - 8 / 10
Though it does sag with some questionable hitboxes and a glut of menus, mastering the interlacing combat systems in Nioh 2 is deeply rewarding. The developers at Team Ninja have crafted a deviously challenging experience that is bound to test even the best of players.
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 8.4 / 10
Nioh 2 adds some tweaks to a great combat system, with important features that open up a lot of customizations. Nonetheless the recycle of assets shows a creative impasse and an alarming lack of fresh ideas.
Stevivor - Shane Wall - 8 / 10
There’s a lot to do and Nioh 2 flat out demands this of you. If you’re planning on chopping down some of the nastiest bosses you’re likely to come across, you’ll need to be able to invest a lot of time to do so. Nothing comes easy, there’s a lot to learn and you’ll struggle for hours on end at times — but if you’re ready for a rogue-like experience, Nioh 2 has perfected the genre.
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 9 / 10
Nioh 2 is a "more of the same" created with the right awareness, and successfully expands the original formula through new and well thought out mechanics.
TheSixthAxis - Jason Coles - 9 / 10
Nioh 2 builds on the excellence of the original with a fistful of new twists and ideas, from new Yokai abilities to full-on co-op through the entire game. Nioh 2 might well be the best Soulslike that isn't a FromSoftware game, and it's easily one of my personal contenders for Game of the Year.
TrustedReviews - Adam Speight - 4.5 / 5 stars
From stance-switching to soul cores and the boon of unbridled demon power, there’s always an alternative ready for you to up the ante in Nioh 2, a game that I’m struggling to put down, an unexpected surprise that makes a steely case for game of the year so far.
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 9.6 / 10
Nioh 2 builds upon the successes and failures of its predecessor and offering new tools to battle with the role of a half-yokai as the player character. Some may say this iteration is even more brutal than the first!
Worth Playing - Chris "Atom" DeAngelus - 8.5 / 10
Nioh 2 is going to be compared to Sekiro, but it is its own beast. It's an excellent follow-up to the original game, and it isn't any lesser for being compared to FromSoft's attempt at the samurai Soulsborne genre. The new features help keep the smooth gameplay feeling intense and exciting, and the various tweaks do wonders for keeping the game fresh. Its biggest flaw is being "more of the same," but the original game was fun enough that a fresh new set of enemies and items is worth a lot. Just be prepared to die a lot. A whole lot. As in, "I saw multiple corpses by the first enemy of the game."
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2020.02.13 09:25 vitacirclejerk Dreams - Review Thread.

Game Information

Game Title: Dreams
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developer: Media Molecule
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 93 average - 100% recommended - 17 reviews

Critic Reviews

Attack of the Fanboy - Diego Perez - 5 / 5 stars
Dreams is a platform that allows for complete and nearly limitless creative expression, and it’s already jam-packed with games, music, and art that more than justify the asking price.
Destructoid - Jordan Devore - 9.5 / 10
It should feel dull, but it doesn't. Dreams doesn't feel like homework. Part of that is on the intuitive tools, and part of that is on Media Molecule's community-centric approach. This isn't "just another project" for the team – it's the culmination of everything they've worked toward since LittleBigPlanet.
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Loved
More than just a simple game, Dreams is a social platform of creativity and a love letter to videogames.
GamePro - Hannes Rossow - German - 93 / 100
Dreams is both a playable engine and a treasure trove of creativity of all kinds and therefore equally exciting for all players.
Gameblog - Yann Bernard - French - 9 / 10
Sometimes, even the most ambitious dreams come true, but their appreciation still depends on people's aspirations and imagination.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 9 / 10
Dreams is a simply magical experience that could produce some truly beautiful games and pieces of art, for any type of gamer to enjoy.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 10 / 10
As overwhelming as it is, Dreams is a unique and impressive game that offers plenty of ways for players to create whatever they want, with a great sense of community.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 88 / 100
Dreams is an impressive game making tool, which includes a great story mode: Art´s Dream. On the downside, motion sensing controls are not too accurate, and the game requires lots of tutorials.
IGN - Simon Cardy - 9 / 10
A place for unlimited creation, Dreams is a highly ambitious concept, and one that has been magically brought to life.
IGN Italy - Italian - 9 / 10
Dreams is not the best software to make a game, but that's not the point. Media Molecule's dream is to build a homeland for creators, to make the Dreamverse a self-sufficient place, where users can share their skills in the easiest way: that is the goal of the project, but the dream cannot exist without the dreamers.
IGN Spain - Spanish - 8.7 / 10
Media Molecule gives us a complete tool with which feel ourselves like authentic video game developers. It takes time but, once you mastered it, the experience is very rewarding. The only limit of Dreams is in our imagination.
Jack of All Controllers - Ryan Baez - 9.5 / 10
Dreams, under a creative mind, is a perfect tool to let your imagination run wild and paint a picture for all to see. While downfalls are present, there is nothing in gaming history that can come close for the masses to make whatever they want.
PlayStation Universe - Laddie Simco - 10 / 10
It's really hard to find anything negative about Dreams. It's a powerful and remarkable set of creation tools moonlighting as a video game. If creating isn't your thing, the Dreamiverse offers an endless feed of other dreamer's playable content and the super-fun campaign. Dreams is the bee's knees and should not be missed.
Push Square - Stephen Tailby - 10 / 10
It may have taken the better part of a decade to make, but the arrival of Dreams feels significant. It represents a whole new way for people to make things and share them with the world. Media Molecule has made a suite of tools that feels intuitive to use, but more than that, it's built a social platform where players can collaborate and explore the imaginations of others. It's a technical marvel, a creative miracle, and one of the most innovative games in years.
Spaziogames - Paolo Sirio - Italian - 8.5 / 10
Dreams' final release might lack serious control improvements over the early access but a wonderful story mode, and community's getting better and better at creating unlock this PS4 exclusive's full potential.
The Games Machine - Alessandro Alosi - Italian - 9 / 10
Dreams is a revolutionary experience, well developed and capable of resulting as accessible as it is deep. The dream has just begun, but already as it is today, with all this incredible tools, seems something wonderful.
TheReviewGeek - Greg Wheeler - 9 / 10
Dreams is unlike anything else out there. Of course, this also makes reviewing the title incredibly tricky too – do you review this as a game? Or as a game creation software? The answer is, I guess, a bit of both. Mileage will vary from person to person but it’s a very specific game that itches a very specific scratch, one that you’ll either pick up and love or pick up, play for 2 or 3 hours and never come back to again.
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2019.11.15 06:08 falconbox Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developers: Respawn Entertainment, Electronic Arts
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 83 average - 89% recommended - 88 reviews

Critic Reviews

Areajugones - Antonio Vallejo.T - Spanish - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the game that all fans have been waiting for almost a decade. The battle system, movement and metroidvania elements, as well as the simplicity with which it executes all of its departments, allow this game to be a very enjoyable one for the audience. Nevertheless, its short story, which also lacks depth, may stir trouble for some. Still, just because of the combination of exploration and art we can guarantee that this game will make it worth your while.
Ars Technica - Sam Machkovech - Unscored
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has incredibly good elements, and they play out exceptionally well in its first three hours. Force-power diversity, combat animations, beautiful opening zones, clever puzzles, and Jedi-salvation stakes could lead anybody to believe they were in for a Star Wars single-player epic worth investing in.
The trouble is, the game begins to run on fumes after those three hours.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 90 / 100
I do not know we are facing the best game with "Star Wars" in its name. What I am sure of is that Electronic Arts is finally delivering a worthy game and that it meets not only what fans of this franchise are waiting for, but what every consumer anticipates when paying for an AAA game in 2019.
Attack of the Fanboy - Brandon Adams - 4 / 5 stars
Respawn did nothing to reinvent the wheel, but instead married a bunch of popular gameplay genres together into a cohesive whole, wrapped up in well-crafted Star Wars story. It may not be KOTOR levels of greatness, but it’s good.
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 8 / 10
the story here is classic Star Wars. The characters are infectious, and the planet-hopping and Metroidvania game design, once you’ve gained most of your base abilities, is fun and rewarding.
CGMagazine - Zubi Khan - 8.5 / 10
Beside a few nagging puzzles and backtracking sequences, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an excellent game, both for fans of action-adventure titles and of course, fans of games set in galaxies, far far away.
COGconnected - Garrett Drake - 90 / 100
I love Star Wars, I love video games, and Fallen Order is a glorious amalgamation of the two.
Cerealkillerz - Julian Bieder - German - 9 / 10
Jedi: Fallen Order is guilty of borrowing loads of already established gameplay elements from other titles, but blends them together almost seamlessly. It gets accompanied with an intruiging story and colourful characters, making it the game Star Wars fans were yearning for. If only they left out those pesky sliding passages...
Cheat Code Central - Lucas White - 4 / 5
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a big, sloppy hodgepodge of AAA video game tropes, nerdy Star Wars stuff, and unearned blockbuster drama.
Critical Hit - Brad Lang - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an ambitious exploration of the Star Wars universe that succeeds in delivering both compelling combat and characters, even if it suffers from tedious exploration mechanics and a lack of polish.
Cultured Vultures - Billy Givens - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order suffers from some annoying pacing issues, but the attention to detail and fundamentally solid gameplay makes it the best Star Wars game in over a decade.
Daily Dot - AJ Moser - 4.5 / 5 stars
While this is a fantastic game on its own merits, it also stands as a towering achievement in Star Wars storytelling. I can’t wait to see what’s next for this spinoff and these characters. Fallen Order walks in to a crowded universe with big, unique goals and far surpasses the standard for Star Wars games.
Daily Mirror - Matthew Osborn - 4 / 5 stars
Overall, the game's core is satisfying - the more you play it the more you will want to continue slicing your way through the empire using your lightsaber or even throwing them off ledges with the Force.
Daily Star - Ben Walker - 4 / 5 stars
Fallen Order is a game with intricate and satisfying combat – some of the best we've ever seen in a Star Wars game. But Respawn relies on that as a selling point, and focuses less on creating a polished experience.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 8 / 10
You're going to occasionally roll your eyes at a cheesy moment or groan at a technical issue, but Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order stands alone as an action game devoid of its Star Wars influence. If you grin at the mere mention of the phrase "kyber crystals," you'll get even more out of it.
Digital Chumps - Alex Tudor - 9 / 10
Jedi: Fallen Order mixes the magic of Star Wars with the stellar combat gameplay mechanics Respawn can provide. It's both challenging and exhilarating. Technical issues and minor graphical bugs plague what is otherwise the best Star Wars game in over two decades.
DualShockers - Chris Compendio - 8 / 10
A magnificent blend of genres makes Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order a solid game, but technical hitches prevent it from taking the high ground.
EGM - Michael Goroff - 6 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has its heart in the right place, delivering that Star Wars fantasy that is sure to please fans of the franchise. But putting aside the lightsabers and Wookiees, Fallen Order is too often unsuccessful in implementing ideas from better games, and ends up seeming like a pale imitation in comparison.
Easy Allies - Brad Ellis - 9 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a fantastic title and stands as one of the best Star Wars games yet.
Eurogamer - Emma Kent - No Recommendation / Blank
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order initially delivers well-paced combat and unique environments, but unravels into a tedious and repetitive slog.
Everyeye.it - Gabriele Laurino - Italian - 8.3 / 10
The journey of Cal Kestis could be the beginning of a revival cycle for the Star Wars franchise in gaming
Explosion Network - Dylan Blight - 6 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the equivalent of Rey and Finn discussing Han Solo in The Force Awakens. Two people with different ideas and stories about who he is. Fallen Order is a very mixed bag of ideas seemingly pulled from various members at Respawn Entertainment that have completely different ideas about what makes a good Jedi game and unable to settle on a singular and unique vision.
GRYOnline.pl - Dariusz Matusiak - Polish - 8.5 / 10
Despite minor technical issues and sometimes underwhelming graphics, I had lots of fun. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a trip down the memory lane; to the times when I played the best Star Wars games for the very first time. Respawn Entertainment can easily put their game on the same shelf as Jedi Outcast. The Force is strong with this one!
Game Informer - Andrew Reiner - 8.8 / 10
Jedi: Fallen Order tells a new Star Wars story and takes players to new places. It sits nicely alongside the Rebels and Resistance TV shows, which also dare to be different
Game Rant - Denny Connolly - 4.5 / 5 stars
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Empire combines puzzle-solving, exploration, and combat to deliver one of the most ambitious single-player Star Wars games ever.
Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner - 4 / 5 stars
Jedi Fallen Order isn’t perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction. The critical factor with this game is that it taps into that sense of adventure that Star Wars instills in fans.
GameCrate - Quibian Salazar-Moreno - 9.3 / 10
For those of you pleading for a good Star Wars game, it's finally here. No lootboxes, no microtransactions, just an action-packed adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
GamePro - Maximilian Franke - German - 85 / 100
Jedi: Fallen Order does not reinvent Star Wars. What it does, it makes it really good. The story, though, could be bolder.
GameSkinny - Jonny Foster - 8 / 10 stars
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has some technical issues and poor pacing but is still an amazing single-player Star Wars game.
GameSpace - Damien Gula - 9 / 10
If you are looking for a quintessential Star Wars experience that does not outright saddle you with power, but makes you take the journey to earn and respect that power, Jedi: Fallen Order is worth the time spent in a galaxy far, far away.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 8 / 10
The Force is strong with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but sometimes glimpses of the dark side seep through.
GameSpot - Phil Hornshaw - 8 / 10
Respawn Entertainment's foray into the Star Wars universe balances Force powers with tough difficulty to make the best Jedi game in years.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 8 / 10
Star Wars : Jedi Fallen Order Order is a very good game with a lot of well managed influences (Metroid, Tomb Raider, Uncharted or Sekiro). This is the game Star Wars fans are looking for
Gamers Heroes - Johnny Hurricane - 100 / 100
Much like what Arkham Asylum did for Batman games, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sets the new standard for Star Wars titles. Not only is it a great Star Wars game, it is also the best game of the year.
Gamersky - 心灵奇兵 - Chinese - 8.2 / 10
Although lacking in innovation, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the best Star Wars game of all time.
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb - 93 / 100
It is the kind of achievement that is only possible when one of the best developers in the world puts all of its might into making something special. And I hope we get more just like it in the future.
GamesRadar+ - Ben Tyrer - 4 / 5 stars
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order might take ideas liberally from others, but the result is an endearing adventure that ranks as EA's best Star Wars effort yet.
GamingBolt - Will Borger - 8 / 10
Respawn's latest combines strong level design, excellent puzzles, compelling platforming, great combat, gorgeous visuals, and a fun story to make the best Star Wars game in over a decade.
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 95 / 100
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an absolute masterpiece. Well paced, written, and executed, the game is Respawn's best thus far.
Generación Xbox - Desirée Clary - Spanish - 8.9 / 10
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order is the galactic adventure that fans of the series have been waiting for so long. With a balanced pace and a very measured gameplay for combat, puzzles and platforms, the title knows how to tell a story within the canon that catches from the first moment.
Giant Bomb - Brad Shoemaker - 3 / 5 stars
Jedi: Fallen Order is both one of the best Star Wars games to date and distressingly unrefined.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 8.5 / 10
The game may have some clunky moments where the combat just feels unpolished and Cal’s jumping is a bit off, but this can all be forgiven when you realize this is the story-driven Star Wars game we have been asking for.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is filled with wonderful combat, great visuals, and a decent story, but the technical issues are too prominent to ignore.
Guardian - Oliver Holmes - 4 / 5 stars
With its satisfyingly challenging lightsaber combat and on-brand recreation of the Star Wars galaxy, this is the game fans have been waiting for
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 90 / 100
Jedi Fallen Order is the game every Star Wars fan has been waiting for. Its level design, exploration and combat mechanics are great, and so is the use of the license. Sadly it is short (from 6 to 10 hours) and graphics feel a bit outdated.
IGN - Dan Stapleton - 9 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order makes up for a lot of lost time with a fantastic single-player action-adventure that marks the return of the playable Jedi.
IGN Italy - Giovanni Marrelli - Italian - 8.2 / 10
A great action game that really shines in its combat mechanics and use of Force powers. If you love Star Wars and can't wait to restore the Jedi Order, then you will definitely enjoy Cal's journey, otherwise you could be disappointed by a game that, despite a fun gameplay, is not supported by a compelling story or unforgettable characters.
IGN Middle East - Mohamed Shorby - Arabic - 8.5 / 10
The Jedi Fallen Order is the perfect Star Wars game that fans had hoped for so many years.
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 8.1 / 10
The new Star Wars game puts us in the shoes of a young Padawan who will have to survive after the execution of Order 66 in a mixture of various genres and mechanics that causes that we have liked it more for his galactic ambientantion than his own gameplay merits.
Impulsegamer - Tony Smith - 4.4 / 5
Even so, it is the single-player game that many Star Wars fans wanted and developers Respawn should be commended on successfully revitalising the franchise again and let’s hope this becomes a yearly event.
Kotaku - Joshua Rivera - Unscored
Taken as a whole, Jedi: Fallen Order brings a very familiar concept to the world of Star Wars video games: balance.
LevelUp - Víctor Rosas - Spanish - 9 / 10
Star Wars has found redemption in Respawn Entertainment. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is without doubt, one of the best Star Wars titles in recent memory, and already has a place in the history of Star War's video games. Respawn Entertainment succeeded and was the chosen one who brought the balance to the Force.
MMORPG.com - Garrick D. Raley - 9 / 10
There are so many aspects of Jedi: Fallen Order that I loved, and I hope we get to see more from Respawn in the future. For now, I think this is the Star Wars game I’ve been looking for.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
An earnest attempt to create the ultimate Jedi simulator but the mishmash of game influences and an unengaging story leaves it only impacting on the surface.
Nexus - Robert de Wit - 9 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order delivers a magnificent Star Wars experience that lives up to so many expectations, and then some. The marvelous blend and execution of platforming, challenging combat, and developed characters woven into a singular adventure is simply mesmerizing.
Noisy Pixel - Azario Lopez - 9.5 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the best single-player adventure that I have played in a very long time. The brilliant narrative that Respawn has created in the Star Wars universe is paired with excellent gameplay mechanics and level design.
PC Invasion - Tim McDonald - 6 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order certainly tries, but as Yoda pointed out, you either do or do not. For the most part, it does -- but without the grace or precision of a full-fledged Jedi Knight. The apprentice is not yet the master.
PCGamesN - Richard Scott-Jones - 8 / 10
Gameplay is rock solid from the start and only gains depth, giving a real sense of transformation into a Jedi badass. Respawn has also nailed the Star Wars universe, both good (sights, sounds, and cinematic flair) and bad (cringey dialogue and vacuous plot).
PCWorld - Hayden Dingman - 4 / 5 stars
Jedi: Fallen Order borrows liberally from other games, but a strong supporting cast, clever level design, and a cute little droid companion make Respawn's Star Wars story more than the sum of its parts.
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9 / 10
A thrilling marriage of Uncharted, Dark Souls and Metroid, a few technical hiccups aren't nearly enough to derail the best Star Wars game in years. Rewarded, your patience has been.
Polygon - Ben Kuchera - Unscored
Jedi: Fallen Order is a flawed, sometimes messy game, but it’s a Star Wars experience I didn’t know I wanted. And after finishing it, I definitely want more.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 7 / 10
Respawn's first take on that galaxy far, far away could have used a little more gestation before being unleashed on players
PowerUp! - James Wood - 6 / 10
There are pockets of joy and engagement in Fallen Order, but ultimately it feels like a game developed a long time ago, before Star Wars moved on to brighter galaxies far, far away from this.
Press Start - James Mitchell - 9 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the Star Wars game fans have been waiting for. It brings together a strong story, addictive combat and an earnest dedication to recreating that Star Wars magic to offer one of the best Star Wars games in over a decade. It’s an experience that any Star Wars fan can’t afford to miss.
Push Square - Liam Croft - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the very best games of 2019. Its engaging gameplay loops may have been lifted from other titles, but it's during combat where the game really shines with enjoyable lightsaber duels and numerous abilities that keep things fresh. Backed by a narrative that will bring delight to the Star Wars faithful, its wonderful main plot and referential nature makes the title an essential playthrough for anyone in tune with the force.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Brendan Caldwell - Unscored
Its saving virtue is that it is a right biggo, a thoughtless blast of blockbuster ‘splosions, a popcorn game, the grand kahuna you can point to when some bore starts burping on about how single player is dead
Shacknews - Sam Chandler - 7 / 10
While Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has some exciting combat and moments of genuinely interesting storytelling and acting, it just falls short of hitting the mark. It borrows heavily from several genres without actually adding anything new to the conversation. That’s not to say it’s bad, it just didn’t leave me wanting to revisit this galaxy.
Sirus Gaming - Lexuzze Tablante - 9.5 / 10
Jedi: Fallen Order wasn’t dull or lackluster, there were big surprises that pushed me back from my seat, tons of memorable moments, the combat was definitely fulfilling, and it stayed loyal to its source material. While it’s not a technical marvel, I’ve never had this level of fun in any video game this year and I’m certainly glad that Respawn Entertainment delivered one of the greatest Star Wars games in history.
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 8.8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is indubitably one of the best Star Wars Games. Under the guide of Stig Asmussen, Respawn has created a solid action-adventure game and an exciting original story that fits perfectly in the series universe.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 7 / 10
For all of the delightful combat, fun puzzles, and great narrative moments, Fallen Order is still marred by derivative action, frustrating navigation, and technical issues that prevent it from taking its place alongside Jedi Outcast and Knights of the Old Republic as one of the all-time great Star Wars games.
Stevivor - Ben Salter - 9 / 10
It’s the blend of all these elements that makes Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order the gripping single-player Star Wars game we have been waiting for all generation. Challenging combat is broken up by platforming and exploration, and it’s all held together by a narrative I genuinely cared about. On their own, none of these elements are going to win awards and are all done better elsewhere, but as a package they form something exciting — much like the Star Wars films.
The Digital Fix - Lloyd Coombes - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a beautiful monster, with the best bits of multiple games stapled together to make a fun, if occasionally frustrating, action game in the Star Wars universe.
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is exactly the kind of single player game we had originally hoped to see when EA and Disney joined forces. Even if you strip away the license, you're left with a super satisfying mix or combat, story, and exploration, deftly crafted by a studio best known for spearheading an entirely different genre.
TrustedReviews - Adam Speight - 4 / 5 stars
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is far from a masterpiece, but to say it could’ve been one without some of its basic flaws may not be so far fetched.
Twinfinite - Chris Jecks - 4 / 5
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the Star Wars game that fans have been crying out for years now. While it doesn’t do anything new, its clear inspirations from Dark Souls and Tomb Raider have helped to create an epic, sprawling adventure that’ll have you ready for more the moment
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2019.11.15 06:05 falconbox Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developers: Respawn Entertainment, Electronic Arts
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 83 average - 89% recommended - 88 reviews

Critic Reviews

Areajugones - Antonio Vallejo.T - Spanish - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the game that all fans have been waiting for almost a decade. The battle system, movement and metroidvania elements, as well as the simplicity with which it executes all of its departments, allow this game to be a very enjoyable one for the audience. Nevertheless, its short story, which also lacks depth, may stir trouble for some. Still, just because of the combination of exploration and art we can guarantee that this game will make it worth your while.
Ars Technica - Sam Machkovech - Unscored
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has incredibly good elements, and they play out exceptionally well in its first three hours. Force-power diversity, combat animations, beautiful opening zones, clever puzzles, and Jedi-salvation stakes could lead anybody to believe they were in for a Star Wars single-player epic worth investing in.
The trouble is, the game begins to run on fumes after those three hours.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 90 / 100
I do not know we are facing the best game with "Star Wars" in its name. What I am sure of is that Electronic Arts is finally delivering a worthy game and that it meets not only what fans of this franchise are waiting for, but what every consumer anticipates when paying for an AAA game in 2019.
Attack of the Fanboy - Brandon Adams - 4 / 5 stars
Respawn did nothing to reinvent the wheel, but instead married a bunch of popular gameplay genres together into a cohesive whole, wrapped up in well-crafted Star Wars story. It may not be KOTOR levels of greatness, but it’s good.
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 8 / 10
the story here is classic Star Wars. The characters are infectious, and the planet-hopping and Metroidvania game design, once you’ve gained most of your base abilities, is fun and rewarding.
CGMagazine - Zubi Khan - 8.5 / 10
Beside a few nagging puzzles and backtracking sequences, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an excellent game, both for fans of action-adventure titles and of course, fans of games set in galaxies, far far away.
COGconnected - Garrett Drake - 90 / 100
I love Star Wars, I love video games, and Fallen Order is a glorious amalgamation of the two.
Cerealkillerz - Julian Bieder - German - 9 / 10
Jedi: Fallen Order is guilty of borrowing loads of already established gameplay elements from other titles, but blends them together almost seamlessly. It gets accompanied with an intruiging story and colourful characters, making it the game Star Wars fans were yearning for. If only they left out those pesky sliding passages...
Cheat Code Central - Lucas White - 4 / 5
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a big, sloppy hodgepodge of AAA video game tropes, nerdy Star Wars stuff, and unearned blockbuster drama.
Critical Hit - Brad Lang - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an ambitious exploration of the Star Wars universe that succeeds in delivering both compelling combat and characters, even if it suffers from tedious exploration mechanics and a lack of polish.
Cultured Vultures - Billy Givens - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order suffers from some annoying pacing issues, but the attention to detail and fundamentally solid gameplay makes it the best Star Wars game in over a decade.
Daily Dot - AJ Moser - 4.5 / 5 stars
While this is a fantastic game on its own merits, it also stands as a towering achievement in Star Wars storytelling. I can’t wait to see what’s next for this spinoff and these characters. Fallen Order walks in to a crowded universe with big, unique goals and far surpasses the standard for Star Wars games.
Daily Mirror - Matthew Osborn - 4 / 5 stars
Overall, the game's core is satisfying - the more you play it the more you will want to continue slicing your way through the empire using your lightsaber or even throwing them off ledges with the Force.
Daily Star - Ben Walker - 4 / 5 stars
Fallen Order is a game with intricate and satisfying combat – some of the best we've ever seen in a Star Wars game. But Respawn relies on that as a selling point, and focuses less on creating a polished experience.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 8 / 10
You're going to occasionally roll your eyes at a cheesy moment or groan at a technical issue, but Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order stands alone as an action game devoid of its Star Wars influence. If you grin at the mere mention of the phrase "kyber crystals," you'll get even more out of it.
Digital Chumps - Alex Tudor - 9 / 10
Jedi: Fallen Order mixes the magic of Star Wars with the stellar combat gameplay mechanics Respawn can provide. It's both challenging and exhilarating. Technical issues and minor graphical bugs plague what is otherwise the best Star Wars game in over two decades.
DualShockers - Chris Compendio - 8 / 10
A magnificent blend of genres makes Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order a solid game, but technical hitches prevent it from taking the high ground.
EGM - Michael Goroff - 6 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has its heart in the right place, delivering that Star Wars fantasy that is sure to please fans of the franchise. But putting aside the lightsabers and Wookiees, Fallen Order is too often unsuccessful in implementing ideas from better games, and ends up seeming like a pale imitation in comparison.
Easy Allies - Brad Ellis - 9 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a fantastic title and stands as one of the best Star Wars games yet.
Eurogamer - Emma Kent - No Recommendation / Blank
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order initially delivers well-paced combat and unique environments, but unravels into a tedious and repetitive slog.
Everyeye.it - Gabriele Laurino - Italian - 8.3 / 10
The journey of Cal Kestis could be the beginning of a revival cycle for the Star Wars franchise in gaming
Explosion Network - Dylan Blight - 6 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the equivalent of Rey and Finn discussing Han Solo in The Force Awakens. Two people with different ideas and stories about who he is. Fallen Order is a very mixed bag of ideas seemingly pulled from various members at Respawn Entertainment that have completely different ideas about what makes a good Jedi game and unable to settle on a singular and unique vision.
GRYOnline.pl - Dariusz Matusiak - Polish - 8.5 / 10
Despite minor technical issues and sometimes underwhelming graphics, I had lots of fun. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a trip down the memory lane; to the times when I played the best Star Wars games for the very first time. Respawn Entertainment can easily put their game on the same shelf as Jedi Outcast. The Force is strong with this one!
Game Informer - Andrew Reiner - 8.8 / 10
Jedi: Fallen Order tells a new Star Wars story and takes players to new places. It sits nicely alongside the Rebels and Resistance TV shows, which also dare to be different
Game Rant - Denny Connolly - 4.5 / 5 stars
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Empire combines puzzle-solving, exploration, and combat to deliver one of the most ambitious single-player Star Wars games ever.
Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner - 4 / 5 stars
Jedi Fallen Order isn’t perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction. The critical factor with this game is that it taps into that sense of adventure that Star Wars instills in fans.
GameCrate - Quibian Salazar-Moreno - 9.3 / 10
For those of you pleading for a good Star Wars game, it's finally here. No lootboxes, no microtransactions, just an action-packed adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
GamePro - Maximilian Franke - German - 85 / 100
Jedi: Fallen Order does not reinvent Star Wars. What it does, it makes it really good. The story, though, could be bolder.
GameSkinny - Jonny Foster - 8 / 10 stars
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has some technical issues and poor pacing but is still an amazing single-player Star Wars game.
GameSpace - Damien Gula - 9 / 10
If you are looking for a quintessential Star Wars experience that does not outright saddle you with power, but makes you take the journey to earn and respect that power, Jedi: Fallen Order is worth the time spent in a galaxy far, far away.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 8 / 10
The Force is strong with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but sometimes glimpses of the dark side seep through.
GameSpot - Phil Hornshaw - 8 / 10
Respawn Entertainment's foray into the Star Wars universe balances Force powers with tough difficulty to make the best Jedi game in years.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 8 / 10
Star Wars : Jedi Fallen Order Order is a very good game with a lot of well managed influences (Metroid, Tomb Raider, Uncharted or Sekiro). This is the game Star Wars fans are looking for
Gamers Heroes - Johnny Hurricane - 100 / 100
Much like what Arkham Asylum did for Batman games, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sets the new standard for Star Wars titles. Not only is it a great Star Wars game, it is also the best game of the year.
Gamersky - 心灵奇兵 - Chinese - 8.2 / 10
Although lacking in innovation, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the best Star Wars game of all time.
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb - 93 / 100
It is the kind of achievement that is only possible when one of the best developers in the world puts all of its might into making something special. And I hope we get more just like it in the future.
GamesRadar+ - Ben Tyrer - 4 / 5 stars
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order might take ideas liberally from others, but the result is an endearing adventure that ranks as EA's best Star Wars effort yet.
GamingBolt - Will Borger - 8 / 10
Respawn's latest combines strong level design, excellent puzzles, compelling platforming, great combat, gorgeous visuals, and a fun story to make the best Star Wars game in over a decade.
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 95 / 100
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an absolute masterpiece. Well paced, written, and executed, the game is Respawn's best thus far.
Generación Xbox - Desirée Clary - Spanish - 8.9 / 10
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order is the galactic adventure that fans of the series have been waiting for so long. With a balanced pace and a very measured gameplay for combat, puzzles and platforms, the title knows how to tell a story within the canon that catches from the first moment.
Giant Bomb - Brad Shoemaker - 3 / 5 stars
Jedi: Fallen Order is both one of the best Star Wars games to date and distressingly unrefined.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 8.5 / 10
The game may have some clunky moments where the combat just feels unpolished and Cal’s jumping is a bit off, but this can all be forgiven when you realize this is the story-driven Star Wars game we have been asking for.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is filled with wonderful combat, great visuals, and a decent story, but the technical issues are too prominent to ignore.
Guardian - Oliver Holmes - 4 / 5 stars
With its satisfyingly challenging lightsaber combat and on-brand recreation of the Star Wars galaxy, this is the game fans have been waiting for
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 90 / 100
Jedi Fallen Order is the game every Star Wars fan has been waiting for. Its level design, exploration and combat mechanics are great, and so is the use of the license. Sadly it is short (from 6 to 10 hours) and graphics feel a bit outdated.
IGN - Dan Stapleton - 9 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order makes up for a lot of lost time with a fantastic single-player action-adventure that marks the return of the playable Jedi.
IGN Italy - Giovanni Marrelli - Italian - 8.2 / 10
A great action game that really shines in its combat mechanics and use of Force powers. If you love Star Wars and can't wait to restore the Jedi Order, then you will definitely enjoy Cal's journey, otherwise you could be disappointed by a game that, despite a fun gameplay, is not supported by a compelling story or unforgettable characters.
IGN Middle East - Mohamed Shorby - Arabic - 8.5 / 10
The Jedi Fallen Order is the perfect Star Wars game that fans had hoped for so many years.
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 8.1 / 10
The new Star Wars game puts us in the shoes of a young Padawan who will have to survive after the execution of Order 66 in a mixture of various genres and mechanics that causes that we have liked it more for his galactic ambientantion than his own gameplay merits.
Impulsegamer - Tony Smith - 4.4 / 5
Even so, it is the single-player game that many Star Wars fans wanted and developers Respawn should be commended on successfully revitalising the franchise again and let’s hope this becomes a yearly event.
Kotaku - Joshua Rivera - Unscored
Taken as a whole, Jedi: Fallen Order brings a very familiar concept to the world of Star Wars video games: balance.
LevelUp - Víctor Rosas - Spanish - 9 / 10
Star Wars has found redemption in Respawn Entertainment. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is without doubt, one of the best Star Wars titles in recent memory, and already has a place in the history of Star War's video games. Respawn Entertainment succeeded and was the chosen one who brought the balance to the Force.
MMORPG.com - Garrick D. Raley - 9 / 10
There are so many aspects of Jedi: Fallen Order that I loved, and I hope we get to see more from Respawn in the future. For now, I think this is the Star Wars game I’ve been looking for.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
An earnest attempt to create the ultimate Jedi simulator but the mishmash of game influences and an unengaging story leaves it only impacting on the surface.
Nexus - Robert de Wit - 9 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order delivers a magnificent Star Wars experience that lives up to so many expectations, and then some. The marvelous blend and execution of platforming, challenging combat, and developed characters woven into a singular adventure is simply mesmerizing.
Noisy Pixel - Azario Lopez - 9.5 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the best single-player adventure that I have played in a very long time. The brilliant narrative that Respawn has created in the Star Wars universe is paired with excellent gameplay mechanics and level design.
PC Invasion - Tim McDonald - 6 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order certainly tries, but as Yoda pointed out, you either do or do not. For the most part, it does -- but without the grace or precision of a full-fledged Jedi Knight. The apprentice is not yet the master.
PCGamesN - Richard Scott-Jones - 8 / 10
Gameplay is rock solid from the start and only gains depth, giving a real sense of transformation into a Jedi badass. Respawn has also nailed the Star Wars universe, both good (sights, sounds, and cinematic flair) and bad (cringey dialogue and vacuous plot).
PCWorld - Hayden Dingman - 4 / 5 stars
Jedi: Fallen Order borrows liberally from other games, but a strong supporting cast, clever level design, and a cute little droid companion make Respawn's Star Wars story more than the sum of its parts.
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9 / 10
A thrilling marriage of Uncharted, Dark Souls and Metroid, a few technical hiccups aren't nearly enough to derail the best Star Wars game in years. Rewarded, your patience has been.
Polygon - Ben Kuchera - Unscored
Jedi: Fallen Order is a flawed, sometimes messy game, but it’s a Star Wars experience I didn’t know I wanted. And after finishing it, I definitely want more.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 7 / 10
Respawn's first take on that galaxy far, far away could have used a little more gestation before being unleashed on players
PowerUp! - James Wood - 6 / 10
There are pockets of joy and engagement in Fallen Order, but ultimately it feels like a game developed a long time ago, before Star Wars moved on to brighter galaxies far, far away from this.
Press Start - James Mitchell - 9 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the Star Wars game fans have been waiting for. It brings together a strong story, addictive combat and an earnest dedication to recreating that Star Wars magic to offer one of the best Star Wars games in over a decade. It’s an experience that any Star Wars fan can’t afford to miss.
Push Square - Liam Croft - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the very best games of 2019. Its engaging gameplay loops may have been lifted from other titles, but it's during combat where the game really shines with enjoyable lightsaber duels and numerous abilities that keep things fresh. Backed by a narrative that will bring delight to the Star Wars faithful, its wonderful main plot and referential nature makes the title an essential playthrough for anyone in tune with the force.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Brendan Caldwell - Unscored
Its saving virtue is that it is a right biggo, a thoughtless blast of blockbuster ‘splosions, a popcorn game, the grand kahuna you can point to when some bore starts burping on about how single player is dead
Shacknews - Sam Chandler - 7 / 10
While Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has some exciting combat and moments of genuinely interesting storytelling and acting, it just falls short of hitting the mark. It borrows heavily from several genres without actually adding anything new to the conversation. That’s not to say it’s bad, it just didn’t leave me wanting to revisit this galaxy.
Sirus Gaming - Lexuzze Tablante - 9.5 / 10
Jedi: Fallen Order wasn’t dull or lackluster, there were big surprises that pushed me back from my seat, tons of memorable moments, the combat was definitely fulfilling, and it stayed loyal to its source material. While it’s not a technical marvel, I’ve never had this level of fun in any video game this year and I’m certainly glad that Respawn Entertainment delivered one of the greatest Star Wars games in history.
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 8.8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is indubitably one of the best Star Wars Games. Under the guide of Stig Asmussen, Respawn has created a solid action-adventure game and an exciting original story that fits perfectly in the series universe.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 7 / 10
For all of the delightful combat, fun puzzles, and great narrative moments, Fallen Order is still marred by derivative action, frustrating navigation, and technical issues that prevent it from taking its place alongside Jedi Outcast and Knights of the Old Republic as one of the all-time great Star Wars games.
Stevivor - Ben Salter - 9 / 10
It’s the blend of all these elements that makes Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order the gripping single-player Star Wars game we have been waiting for all generation. Challenging combat is broken up by platforming and exploration, and it’s all held together by a narrative I genuinely cared about. On their own, none of these elements are going to win awards and are all done better elsewhere, but as a package they form something exciting — much like the Star Wars films.
The Digital Fix - Lloyd Coombes - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a beautiful monster, with the best bits of multiple games stapled together to make a fun, if occasionally frustrating, action game in the Star Wars universe.
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 8 / 10
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is exactly the kind of single player game we had originally hoped to see when EA and Disney joined forces. Even if you strip away the license, you're left with a super satisfying mix or combat, story, and exploration, deftly crafted by a studio best known for spearheading an entirely different genre.
TrustedReviews - Adam Speight - 4 / 5 stars
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is far from a masterpiece, but to say it could’ve been one without some of its basic flaws may not be so far fetched.
Twinfinite - Chris Jecks - 4 / 5
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the Star Wars game that fans have been crying out for years now. While it doesn’t do anything new, its clear inspirations from Dark Souls and Tomb Raider have helped to create an epic, sprawling adventure that’ll have you ready for more the moment
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2019.11.15 05:54 ninjyte Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Genre: Action-adventure, metroidvania, Star Wars, hack-n-slash
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Media: The Dark Times
Reveal Trailer
Official Gameplay Demo - EA Play 2019 Xbox E3 2019 Trailer
Official Gameplay Demo (Extended Cut)
'Cal's Mission' Trailer Designing BD-1
Launch Trailer
'Become a Jedi'
Developer: Respawn Entertainment Info
Developer's HQ: Los Angeles, California, USA
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Price: Standard - $59.99 USD / £54.99 GBP / 59,99€ EUR / $79.99 CAD
Deluxe - $69.99 USD / £59.99 GBP / 69,99€ EUR / $89.99 CAD contents
also on EA/Origin Access
Release Date: November 15, 2019
More Info: Wikipedia Page /StarWars /FallenOrder
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 83 88% Recommended [Cross-Platform] Score Distribution
MetaCritic - 81 [PS4]
MetaCritic - 82 [XB1]
MetaCritic - 83 [PC]
Spontaneously arbitrary list of games from Respawn Entertainment -
Entry Score Platform, Year, # of Critics
Titanfall 86 XB1, 2014, 68 critics
Titanfall 2 89 PC, 2006, 46 critics
Apex: Legends 89 PS4, 2019, 27 critics
Inquisitively arbitrary listing of some other Star Wars games with lightsabers -
Entry Score Platform, Year, # of Critics
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II 91 PC, 1997, 10 critics
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith 76 GameRankings PC, 1998, 5 critics
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast 89 PC, 2002, 35 critics
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy 81 PC, 2003, 34 critics
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 94 XB, 2003, 72 critics
Star Wars: Battlefront (2004) 80 XB, 2004, 55 critics
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords 86 XB, 2004, 67 critics
Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005) 83 XB, 2005, 40 critics
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 73 X360, 2008, 74 critics
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II 61 X360, 2010, 59 critics
Star Wars: The Old Republic 85 PC, 2011, 73 critics
Kinect Star Wars 55 X360, 2012, 61 critics
Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) 73 PS4, 2015, 59 critics
Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017) 68 PS4, 2017, 62 critics
Jedi: Fallen Order director Stig Asmussen's last game -
Entry Score Platform, Year, # of Critics
God of War III 92 PS3, 2010, 101 critics

Reviews


Website/Author Aggregates' Score ~ Critic's Score Quote Platform
Ars Technica - Sam Machkovech Unscored ~ Unscored Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has incredibly good elements, and they play out exceptionally well in its first three hours. Force-power diversity, combat animations, beautiful opening zones, clever puzzles, and Jedi-salvation stakes could lead anybody to believe they were in for a Star Wars single-player epic worth investing in. The trouble is, the game begins to run on fumes after those three hours. PC
Eurogamer - Emma Kent Unscored ~ Unscored Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order initially delivers well-paced combat and unique environments, but unravels into a tedious and repetitive slog. XB1
Polygon - Ben Kuchera Unscored ~ Unscored Jedi: Fallen Order is a flawed, sometimes messy game, but it’s a Star Wars experience I didn’t know I wanted. And after finishing it, I definitely want more. XB1
Gamers Heroes - Johnny Hurricane 100 ~ 100 / 100 Much like what Arkham Asylum did for Batman games, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sets the new standard for Star Wars titles. Not only is it a great Star Wars game, it is also the best game of the year. PC
GamingTrend - Ron Burke 95 ~ 95 / 100 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an absolute masterpiece. Well paced, written, and executed, the game is Respawn's best thus far. PC
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb 93 ~ 93 / 100 It is the kind of achievement that is only possible when one of the best developers in the world puts all of its might into making something special. And I hope we get more just like it in the future. PC
GameCrate - Quibian Salazar-Moreno 93 ~ 9.3 / 10 For those of you pleading for a good Star Wars game, it's finally here. No lootboxes, no microtransactions, just an action-packed adventure in a galaxy far, far away. XB1
COGconnected - Garrett Drake 90 ~ 90 / 100 I love Star Wars, I love video games, and Fallen Order is a glorious amalgamation of the two. PC
Easy Allies - Brad Ellis 90 ~ 9 / 10 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a fantastic title and stands as one of the best Star Wars games yet. Written PS4
GameSpace - Damien Gula 90 ~ 9 / 10 If you are looking for a quintessential Star Wars experience that does not outright saddle you with power, but makes you take the journey to earn and respect that power, Jedi: Fallen Order is worth the time spent in a galaxy far, far away. PC
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish 90 ~ 90 / 100 Jedi Fallen Order is the game every Star Wars fan has been waiting for. Its level design, exploration and combat mechanics are great, and so is the use of the license. Sadly it is short (from 6 to 10 hours) and graphics feel a bit outdated. PS4
IGN - Dan Stapleton 90 ~ 9 / 10 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order makes up for a lot of lost time with a fantastic single-player action-adventure that marks the return of the playable Jedi. PS4, XB1, PC
Press Start - James Mitchell 90 ~ 9 / 10 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the Star Wars game fans have been waiting for. It brings together a strong story, addictive combat and an earnest dedication to recreating that Star Wars magic to offer one of the best Star Wars games in over a decade. It’s an experience that any Star Wars fan can’t afford to miss. PS4
Stevivor - Ben Salter 90 ~ 9 / 10 It’s the blend of all these elements that makes Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order the gripping single-player Star Wars game we have been waiting for all generation. Challenging combat is broken up by platforming and exploration, and it’s all held together by a narrative I genuinely cared about. On their own, none of these elements are going to win awards and are all done better elsewhere, but as a package they form something exciting — much like the Star Wars films. XB1
Saudi Gamer - صالح بازرعة - Arabic 90 ~ 9 / 10 Whether you are a fan of Star Wars movies or not, you will enjoy your time with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order with its fun gameplay and interesting story.
The Games Machine - Daniele Dolce - Italian 90 ~ 9 / 10 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order hits the target by offering the right mix of adrenaline-pumping action and thoughtful exploration. The metroidvania mechanics are grafted to perfection within the game formula, and the same can be said for those borrowed from the latest productions of From Software. Without introducing anything really new, Respawn Entertainment manages to merge all these elements and give birth to a fascinating and satisfying experience, as well as being consistent with the Star Wars ecosystem (much more than the last movies).
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish 90 ~ 90 / 100 I do not know if we are facing the best game with "Star Wars" in its name. What I am sure of is that Electronic Arts is finally delivering a worthy game and that it meets not only what fans of this franchise are waiting for, but what every consumer anticipates when paying for an AAA game in 2019. PS4
MMORPG.com - Garrick D. Raley 90 ~ 9 / 10 There are so many aspects of Jedi: Fallen Order that I loved, and I hope we get to see more from Respawn in the future. For now, I think this is the Star Wars game I’ve been looking for. PC
Nexus - Robert de Wit 90 ~ 9 / 10 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order delivers a magnificent Star Wars experience that lives up to so many expectations, and then some. The marvelous blend and execution of platforming, challenging combat, and developed characters woven into a singular adventure is simply mesmerizing, unfortunately, marred by some slight hiccups. However, this is a step in the right direction for Star Wars video games, and EA as a whole, as when you give a passionate developer the freedom to explore, they create something truly extraordinary.
Generación Xbox - Desirée Clary - Italian 89 ~ 8.9 / 10 STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order is the galactic adventure that fans of the series have been waiting for so long. With a balanced pace and a very measured gameplay for combat, puzzles and platforms, the title knows how to tell a story within the canon that catches from the first moment. XB1
Game Informer - Andrew Reiner 88 ~ 8.8 / 10 Jedi: Fallen Order tells a new Star Wars story and takes players to new places. It sits nicely alongside the Rebels and Resistance TV shows, which also dare to be different XB1
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian 88 ~ 8.8 / 10 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is indubitably one of the best Star Wars Games. Under the guide of Stig Asmussen, Respawn has created a solid action-adventure game and an exciting original story that fits perfectly in the series universe.
GamePro - Maximilian Franke - German 85 ~ 85 / 100 Jedi: Fallen Order does not reinvent Star Wars. What it does, it makes it really good. The story, though, could be bolder PS4
GRYOnline.pl - Dariusz Matusiak - Polish 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Despite minor technical issues and sometimes underwhelming graphics, I had lots of fun. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a trip down the memory lane; to the times when I played the best Star Wars games for the very first time. Respawn Entertainment can easily put their game on the same shelf as Jedi Outcast. The Force is strong with this one! PS4
Everyeye.it - Gabriele Laurino - Italian 83 ~ 8.3 / 10 The journey of Cal Kestis could be the beginning of a revival cycle for the Star Wars franchise in gaming
IGN Italy - Giovanni Marrelli - Italian 82 ~ 8.2 / 10 A great action game that really shines in its combat mechanics and use of Force powers. If you love Star Wars and can't wait to restore the Jedi Order, then you will definitely enjoy Cal's journey, otherwise you could be disappointed by a game that, despite a fun gameplay, is not supported by a compelling story or unforgettable characters. PS4
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish 81 ~ 8.1 / 10 The new Star Wars game puts us in the shoes of a young Padawan who will have to survive after the execution of Order 66 in a mixture of various genres and mechanics that end up liking him more for his galactic background theme than his own merits. PS4, XB1, PC
GameSpot - Phil Hornshaw 80 ~ 8 / 10 Respawn Entertainment's foray into the Star Wars universe balances Force powers with tough difficulty to make the best Jedi game in years. PS4
GamesRadar+ - Ben Tyrer 80 ~ 4 / 5 stars Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order might take ideas liberally from others, but the result is an endearing adventure that ranks as EA's best Star Wars effort yet. PS4
Twinfinite - Chris Jecks 80 ~ 4 / 5 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the Star Wars game that fans have been crying out for years now. While it doesn’t do anything new, its clear inspirations from Dark Souls and Tomb Raider have helped to create an epic, sprawling adventure that’ll have you ready for more the moments the credits roll. PC
God is a Geek - Chris White 80 ~ 8 / 10 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is filled with wonderful combat, great visuals, and a decent story, but the technical issues are too prominent to ignore. PS4
Guardian - Oliver Holmes 80 ~ 4 / 5 stars With its satisfyingly challenging lightsaber combat and on-brand recreation of the Star Wars galaxy, this is the game fans have been waiting for PS4
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly 80 ~ 8 / 10 The good, however, is that the story here is classic Star Wars. The characters are infectious, and the planet-hopping and Metroidvania game design, once you’ve gained most of your base abilities, is fun and rewarding. The cheeky load times between planets is cleverly masked through your ship’s take off and then jump to hyperspace. It has more than enough nods to the original trilogy, while building on some of its own lore (the Nightsisters are just plain awesome). The game’s numerous biomes are also gorgeous and the acting throughout, alongside the writing, is just excellent. It just feels a bit incomplete where some extra time in QA and then development would have served it much better. The product offered here is good, but not quite as brilliant as it could have been.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave 80 ~ 8 / 10 The Force is strong with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but sometimes glimpses of the dark side seep through. XB1
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves 80 ~ 8 / 10 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is exactly the kind of single player game we had originally hoped to see when EA and Disney joined forces. Even if you strip away the license, you’re left with a super satisfying mix or combat, story, and exploration, deftly crafted by a studio best known for spearheading an entirely different genre. PS4
Cheat Code Central Lucas White 80 ~ 4 / 5 It’s janky, some of the set pieces are clumsy, and the storytelling is more of a miss than a hit. Still, the intergalactic exploration is seasoned with Metroidvania-lite gatekeeping and combat systems that successfully blend Star Wars flash with Soulslike danger and make the magic happen. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has the spunk of a PS2 game, the game design of a PS3 game, and the scale of a PS4 game. That’s a win in my book. PS4
Shacknews - Sam Chandler 70 ~ 7 / 10 While Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has some exciting combat and moments of genuinely interesting storytelling and acting, it just falls short of hitting the mark. It borrows heavily from several genres without actually adding anything new to the conversation. That’s not to say it’s bad, it just didn’t leave me wanting to revisit this galaxy. XB1
USgamer - Kat Bailey 70 ~ 3.5 / 5 stars Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order comes painfully close to being the best action game of the year, but it ultimately falls short due to pacing problems and a host of technical issues. Still, this is the first step into a larger world for a franchise that has persistently struggled since its acquisition by EA. PS4
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha 70 ~ 7 / 10 I can’t deny that I had plenty of fun taking in this authentic new Star Wars story, but I get the sense that an extra six or twelve months of development could have given us a more polished and less derivative experience. XB1
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor 70 ~ 3.5 / 5 stars For all of the delightful combat, fun puzzles, and great narrative moments, Fallen Order is still marred by derivative action, frustrating navigation, and technical issues that prevent it from taking its place alongside Jedi Outcast and Knights of the Old Republic as one of the all-time great Star Wars games. PC
PowerUp! - James Wood 60 ~ 6 / 10 There are pockets of joy and engagement in Fallen Order, but ultimately it feels like a game developed a long time ago, before Star Wars moved on to brighter galaxies far, far away from this. PS4
Giant Bomb - Brad Shoemaker 60 ~ 3 / 5 stars That's what frustrates me about Jedi: Fallen Order: It's good enough that its host of technical problems feels like an affront to what the game could have been, and to the hard work and talent--and there's a considerable amount of talent here--of the people who made it. Actually, looking back at the long history of Star Wars video games, the last time someone attempted a character-driven game in this franchise was The Force Unleashed II, and that was almost a decade ago. And I can't find another Star Wars game in the decades before that which brings together so many different elements and tells a unique story with as much gravity as this one. Now it's up to EA to give Respawn the chance to hammer out as many of these annoying imperfections as it can via post-release updates, and allow Jedi: Fallen Order to take its rightful place in the pantheon of all-time great Star Wars games. PS4, XB1

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2019.11.13 15:03 Sages Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield
Platform:
Trailers:
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
Review Aggregator:

Critic Reviews

Areajugones - Ramón Baylos - Spanish - 8.8 / 10
The new Game Freak game will please both newcomers and more experienced players because, although some sections of this new installment have received less polish, it still has attractive enough content for every trainer to find his place in the new region of Galar.
Ars Technica - Andrew Cunningham - Unscored
The short version of this review is that Sword and Shield are fun, good-looking Pokémon games with a solid story mode and some welcome changes to the game’s mechanics.
Daily Star - Dom Peppiatt - 3 / 5 stars
Pokémon Sword and Shield are not bad games. But fun character arcs and inventive, creative designs of new ‘mon are often offset by poor pacing and restrictive world design.
The world of Galar is charming, and is a Pokémon interpretation of Britain I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid, but between gating what Pokémon you can catch behind Gym Badges, some half-baked route/City designs and a modest amount of post-game content, Sword and Shield can only be called ‘good’ Pokémon games… not ‘great’ ones.
EGM - Ray Carsillo - 8 / 10
The first new-generation Pokémon game to release on a proper home console does not disappoint. New features like Dynamaxing and the Wild Area are fun additions that make the experience of becoming a Pokémon champion still feel fresh. It's just a shame that Game Freak didn't lean into the new features more than they did.
Eurogamer - Chris Tapsell - No Recommendation / Blank
Pok'mon Sword and Shield add some brilliant new creatures, but like their gargantuan Dynamax forms, the games feel like a hollow projection.
Everyeye.it - Francesco Cilurzo - Italian - 8.5 / 10
Sword and Shield are proof that you can always improve, as happened in the narrative and competitive context of the two games. Now it is time to also adapt the look and feel of Pokémon to its identity: that of the largest and most famous franchise of the contemporary era.
Game Informer - Brian Shea - 8.8 / 10
The compelling formula of simultaneously building your collections of monsters and gym badges has proven timeless, but the new additions and enhancements show Pokémon isn't done evolving
GamePro - German - 91 / 100
Pokémon Sword & Shield is the best game in the series to date thanks to more complex combat and attention to detail.
GameSpot - Kallie Plagge - 9 / 10
Pokemon Sword and Shield scale down the bloated elements of the series while improving what really matters, making for the best new generation in years.
GameXplain - Liked

Video Review - Quote not available

Gameblog - Julien Inverno - French - 7 / 10
With these new games Pokémon, Game Freak proceeds as usual in the evolution of the series, small touches, all the more welcome this time they seem absolutely necessary today, like the boxes PC accessible everywhere. Without major disruption but with significant improvements, in terms of game comfort mainly, and while some will probably deplore the reduced number of Pokémon referenced base in the Pokédex Galar, new region that enjoys a care of atmosphere and staging undeniable, Pokémon remains faithful to its formula still winning for over twenty years, at the risk of missing the evolutionary step offered and hoped for by its convergence with the so popular Nintendo Switch. That said, the proposal is still effective for those for whom risk taking is secondary and of course the newcomers, especially children, the first public concerned and whose generations succeed and always succumb to the charm of those offered over the years by Pokémon.
GamesRadar+ - Sam Loveridge - 4.5 / 5 stars
Gameplay tweaks and attention to detail make Pokemon Sword and Shield the most compelling Pokemon world to date.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - Unscored
With changes both necessary and welcome, along with the usual charm, Pokémon Sword and Shield is convincing. They need a patch on the technical side to shine brighter, but in the Wild Area you can see the future of the franchise.
IGN - Casey DeFreitas - 9.3 / 10
Pokemon Sword and Shield are the best games in the series, streamlining its most tedious traditions without losing any of the charm.
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 8.5 / 10
As a generational premiere, Pokémon Sword and Shield are at a high level. Its attempt to combine different audiences and demands is well received, although we expect much more from future games more revolutionary that would take advantage of the potential of a console like Nintendo Switch.
Kotaku - Gita Jackson - Unscored
The magic of Pokémon is that it lets you tap into a sense of wonder that becomes more and more difficult to access as an adult. Sword and Shield do that more successfully than any Pokémon release has in years. It won’t be everything to everyone, and it will not make everyone happy. I’m not sure it needs to. It’s a portal to a new world.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
The furore over Dexit may be overblown but even without it this is an underwhelming and unambitious attempt to modernise Pokémon and expand its horizons.
Nintendo Life - Alex Olney - 8 / 10
Pokémon Sword and Shield succeed in bringing some new ideas to the table, but they’re also somewhat guilty of not pushing things far enough. What’s done right is done right, but what’s done wrong feels like it’s come from a decade-old design document.
Paste Magazine - Holly Green - 7 / 10
As much as I'd like to see the full Pokédex in a Pokémon game, what would be the point? Every Pokémon deserves a detailed treatment, and Sword and Shield don't achieve that. It's nice to hunt Pokémon in a more expansive playfield and I plan to completely fill out the rosters on both games. But its potential remains not entirely realized, as tantalizingly out of reach as our ability to catch 'em all.
Polygon - Nicole Carpenter - Unscored
The surprise in Sword and Shield is that I’m still finding things that surprise me, even after putting in so many hours. It’s in how Game Freak has made a linear game feel so much less linear.
USgamer - Nadia Oxford - Unscored
I've enjoyed my time with Sword and Shield a lot so far, even if it's lacking in huge surprises. I've currently dumped about 35 hours into the adventure, which includes mopping up the (frankly great) post-game story.
VG247 - Alex Donaldson - 3 / 5 stars
Pokemon Sword & Shield is all too often a bit disappointing, and in some places actually feels a little unfinished, but it also fully provides that warm, fuzzy feeling that one expects from the series. Crucially, even through frustration, never once did I think about putting it down, which is to its credit. It comes recommended almost for the Galar setting and new Pokemon alone, but with a long list of caveats indeed.
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2019.11.13 15:01 NintendoSwitchMods Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield: Review MegaThread

General Information

Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 15-Nov-2019
No. of Players: up to 4 players
Genre(s): Role-Playing, Adventure
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: GAME FREAK Inc.
Official Website: https://swordshield.pokemon.com/

Overview (from Nintendo eShop page)

A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system.
Get a special Gigantamax Meowth as an early purchase bonus!
If you purchase Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield before January 15th, 2020, you can receive a special Gigantamax Meowth!*** Unlike others found in the Galar region, this Meowth can Gigantamax to take on an imposing, elongated appearance capable of using a mighty G-Max Move! This special Meowth cannot evolve. You can receive this special Meowth by selecting the Get via Internet option in Mystery Gift. Don't forget to claim this Cat Scratch Pokémon before January 15th, 2020!
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! players are in for a BIG surprise!
Did you enjoy Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!? If you've played either of these games, you can receive a special Gigantamax Pikachu or Gigantamax Eevee in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield! The power of Gigantamaxing will allow each of these Pokémon to take on a colossally adorable appearance and gain the ability to use a unique G-Max Move!
Players with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! save data will receive the special Pikachu and players with Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! save data will receive the special Eevee. It is possible to get both Pokémon in one Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield save file.
You'll be able to receive the special Pikachu or Eevee at the Wild Area Station in the game. (This occurs after about two hours of gameplay, though individual gameplay time may vary.)
The special Pikachu and Eevee cannot be evolved.
For a limited time, players of the digital version of either game can receive an in-game present of 12 Quick Balls.***\* If you purchase and download the digital version of either Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield from Nintendo eShop by January 15th, 2020, you can receive a code redeemable for 12 Quick Balls! Quick Balls are special Poké Balls that are more likely to catch Pokémon if you use them as soon as a battle begins. Codes will be distributed between November 15, 2019 and January 15, 2020, and expire on November 30, 2020.
Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. Then embark on a journey in the new Galar region, where you'll challenge the troublemakers of Team Yell, while unraveling the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. Team up with three other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles* in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.
Certain Pokémon can even Gigantamax to gain a new look and a powerful set of G-Max moves. But there's more to being a champion than honing your battle skills: you can pick your own clothes and get a new hairdo while visiting the stores in town, so you can be the Trainer you want to be. Throughout your journey, you'll encounter newly discovered Pokémon as well as familiar ones that will look a little different in their new Galarian forms! And for another way to level up your Pokémon, assign them Poké Jobs to complete. You can even play with your Pokémon in Pokémon Camp, just for fun!
  • Catch, battle, and trade Pokémon on a new adventure in the Galar region
  • Choose from three new partner Pokémon and encounter never-before-seen Pokémon
  • Unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta!
  • Players can control the camera in the vast Wild Area
  • Team up with other Trainers to participate in Max Raid Battles*!
  • Battle wild Dynamax Pokémon in Max Raid Battles* and try catching them!
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For a limited time, players of the digital version of either game can receive an in-game present of 12 Quick Balls**. If you purchase and download the digital version of either Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield from Nintendo eShop by January 15th, 2020, you can receive a code redeemable for 12 Quick Balls! Quick Balls are special Poké Balls that are more likely to catch Pokémon if you use them as soon as a battle begins. Code distribution period: November 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020.
\*Code valid through November 30, 2020. Two codes for 12 Quick Balls each will be provided to purchasers of the digital version of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Double Pack. Each code can only be used once per save data. Purchasing both Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield separately with a pair of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers will not grant the special bonuses included with a purchase of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Double Pack.*
\If eligible for a Just for You offer, the final price reflects the combined Sale and Just for You offers. The Just for You offer is discounted from the sale price.)
\Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. This game includes an in-game option to purchase a Nintendo Switch Online membership for users who do not have one. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online)
\*Code expires November 30, 2020 and can only be used once in either the Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.)
\** An internet connection is required to receive the special Meowth.)
\***Code expires November 30, 2020 and can only be used once in either the Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.)

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2019.11.08 13:12 diogenesl Need for Speed Heat - Review Thread

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Game Title: Need for Speed Heat
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Developer: Ghost Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 72 average - 48% recommended - 24 reviews

Critic Reviews

Areajugones - Víctor Rodríguez - Spanish - 8 / 10
Need for Speed heat has one of the best gameplay and visuals ever seen in a racing game. It also marks a change for the franchise, a game that focus more on street racing rather than the story. However, it takes a lot of mechanics from other games like The Crew or Forza Horizon, resulting in an experience that, although it's fun, lacks personality.
CGMagazine - Preston Dozsa - 6 / 10
Need For Speed Heat is a fun racing game that is still held back by a weak, multiplayer, story, and lack of event variety.
Eurogamer - Martin Robinson - No Recommendation / Blank
Ghost Games strips back the recent excess to deliver a simple, satisfying take on the Need for Speed formula, even if some problems persist.
Everyeye.it - Francesco Fossetti - Italian - 6.5 / 10
The Need for Speed ​​series is back with a new chapter with high ambitions but the final result is not exactly perfect.
GameMAG - Russian - 7 / 10
Despite a number of notable shortcomings, Need for Speed: Heat is a really good game to play. If you like the genre you can try a new game from Ghost Games and EA. The technical problems are likely to be quickly fixed by the planned updates.
Gamersky - 金闪闪老里 - Chinese - 6.5 / 10
Need for Speed: Heat is a decent racing game but it has a serious balance problem in the police chasing part.
GamesRadar+ - Justin Towell - 3.5 / 5 stars
Great modding and a decent game engine can't disguise the tired story and simplistic driving.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 7.5 / 10
Need for Speed Heat puts the franchise back on the right track, but the various bugs and dull story means the series is still behind the pack.
Hardcore Gamer - Sam Spyrison - 4 / 5
The adrenaline-inducing, high stakes nightlife of Need for Speed Heat is an exciting idea that pushes the franchise forward after years of stagnation.
Heavy - Elton Jones - 7.5 / 10
There’s a good amount of things to enjoy here as you lap AI racers and online rivals. Just be prepared to deal with a litany of issues that will bring your enjoyment levels down a peg.
Hobby Consolas - José David Muñoz - Spanish - Unscored
We still have to finish it, but Need for Speed Heat leaves a good taste: a enormous map, lots of races and missions to complete, good speed sensation and huge customization options (both in cars and avatar)... It feels like a greatest hits album, with the best parts from previous 15 years of NFS remixed.
IGN - Luke Reilly - 8 / 10
Need for Speed Heat is a mosaic of existing ideas but it is easily the most impressive Need for Speed game in years.
IGN Italy - Davide Mancini - Italian - 7.8 / 10
Need for Speed Heat wakes up back the series from the nightmare and it's just like a greatest hits of the most iconic episodes of the franchise. Ghost Games did a great job in terms of gameplay and concepts, but Palm City is bloated of filler events and the progression isn't smooth enough. Anyway, the night races are great and the free tuning is back. If you are driven by Underground and Most Wanted nostalgia, Heat is definitely your game.
IGN Spain - Luis López Zamorano - Spanish - 8 / 10
Need for Speed ​​Heat is an ideal game for fans of the saga. It has everything: Tuning, day and night races, police chases. Of course, Palm City is a little small, the police is too tired appearing in all night races and the story doesn't bring anything new. Despite this, the multiplayer system, the control of the vehicles and its technical section put us face a great arcade driving game.
Player2.net.au - Matt Hewson - B
“A massive return to form for the long-running franchise. It is wonderful to find joy in a NFS game once again”
Polygon - Owen Good - Unscored
In present day, Need for Speed Heat seems limited, reminding me of all the things that made it distinct, but still hedging against them in case I don’t find them enjoyable. I’m confused about what would have made this game better, but the series seems just as confused about what it wants to be.
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - 8.2 / 10
Fans of Hot Pursuit will definitely have a good time with Need for Speed Heat and racing fans, in general, will love it. It's fast, fun and hectic.
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 8 / 10
An enjoyable ride with enough diversity but this is still a series looking to reclaim its identity. The best NFS this generation but there is still room for improvement.
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 6.7 / 10
Need for Speed: Heat clearly shows why the series needs a serious stop to reorganise itself.
Stevivor - Steve Wright - 7 / 10
Need for Speed Heat is ultimately enjoyable, an experience that can provide some high highs alongside some fairly low lows. Those looking for a new racing experience will certainly enjoy it, once mastering its quirks.
Tech Advisor - Jake Tucker - 3 / 5 stars
Aesthetic, soundtrack, car customisation… Need For Speed Heat has it all except for the most important part: the driving. A clumsy drifting mechanic, clumsy feeling cars and a lack of physicality hamper the game, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun with it.
The Games Machine - Stefano Calzati - Italian - 8.5 / 10
Need for Speed ​​Heat is the greeting of the series to this generation but also a new beginning thanks to its solidity, aesthetics, and playability. Ghost Games has combined the simplicity of the inputs with a great sense of control, in a beautiful open world to see and full of events.
TheSixthAxis - Nick Petrasiti - Unscored
I’m having fun with Need for Speed Heat so far.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 3 / 5 stars
Need for Speed Heat is a conglomeration Need for Speeds past. A little Payback, a little Rivals, a little Hot Pursuit, a little Underground. The result is a good foundation to build upon, but weird AI issues, a lack of variety in events, and some poor tuning in cop chases mean it's not great. Maybe next gen will see Ghost Games bringing a little more real heat.
VG247 - Phil Iwaniuk - 4 / 5 stars
For the first time in years, Need For Speed has remembered why people used to play it so religiously, and recognised the more recent elements that put them off.
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2019.11.01 07:57 falconbox Death Stranding - Review Thread

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Game Title: Death Stranding
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Developer: Kojima Productions
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OpenCritic - 86 average - 83% recommended - 73 reviews

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3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 7 / 10
An intriguing plot, an interesting universe, an outstanding performance by amazing actors and an incredible soundtrack can't hide the fact that Death Stranding has repetitive missions, unexciting open world with a lot of samey elements and disappointing boss fights. It could've been so much more if some parts of the game didn't feel so rushed, but if you are here for the story — you are in for a ride.
Areajugones - Juan Linares - Spanish - 9.7 / 10
Death Stranding is one the best games to be found in PS4. Kojima-san delivers an open world in which we have to represent a bridge between the narrative of the game and other players in order to keep moving forward as part of a world that needs us. The game introduces characters that keep on evolving until we reach an ending for the ages through a story told like very few would be able to. Death Stranding knows how to toy with our emotions, and it manages to arise anguish, tension, solitude, sorrow, joy and provides a conclusion that completely stuns us. The end is only the beginning.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 100 / 100
Death Stranding is the birth of a new genre. Death Stranding is a master piece that can only be generated by a mind like the one that Hideo Kojima has.
Attack of the Fanboy - Kyle Hanson - 4 / 5 stars
Death Stranding is equal parts amazing and exasperating.
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 6 / 10
In the end, all I can really say is this: handle Death Stranding with care.
CGMagazine - Joel Couture - 7.5 / 10
Death Stranding's attention to the real may make it difficult to enjoy, but it is undeniably an experience that will both scourge and soothe the heart.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 93 / 100
Death Stranding is an outstanding title that ended up blowing away the expectations I wasn’t even aware of. For an auteur like Hideo Kojima, that sounds like an unequivocal success.
Daily Star - Jordan Oloman - 5 / 5 stars
Death Stranding is the most unique big-budget game I’ve ever played, a socially-minded injection of inventive ideas into a genre that has long survived by being lazy and brutish. This ambitious formula-flipper is brimming with empathy and carefully courts cinematic influences, an ensemble cast and a world of eye-watering scale, delivering a sticky gameplay loop to tie it all together and create a console generation-defining experience.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 8 / 10
Death Stranding is not the overly-strange inaccessible walled garden the marketing has made it out to be. It's weird, don't get me wrong! But anyone with a surface-level understanding of surrealism in art should be able to acclimate to what is essentially a playable Hollywood production.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 5 / 5 stars
As a “game” Death Stranding doesn’t do much. But as a work of art, Death Stranding is something mesmerising, intelligent, and powerful, and we never see genuine art within the big budget, blockbuster space. That alone makes it a rare treat to play, and I rather like this new-look, independent Kojima.
EGM - Mollie L Patterson - 10 / 10
In the end, Death Stranding's biggest mystery isn't any of the elements we've had teased in three-plus years of trailers—it's what people are going to think of it. Even from a man known for making love-them-or-hate-them projects, this may end up being one of the most divisive games ever created. For me, it was an experience that I can truly say was unlike any other I remember. And, if nothing else, Death Stranding makes me respect Hideo Kojima for convincing Sony to invest millions into a game that's about a man delivering packages to holograms.
Easy Allies - Ben Moore - 8 / 10
Death Stranding is a fearless game that often stumbles, but is still fascinating overall. *Review Copy Provided by PlayStation
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Mind-blown
Death Stranding is the culmination of years worth of hype, misteries and expectation, in a genre-transcending game. An emotional and provocative interactive experience presented in a way that is only possible in a videogame.
Eurogamer - Oli Welsh - Recommended
Hideo Kojma's first post-Metal Gear game is a messy, indulgent vanity project - but also a true original.
Everyeye.it - Alessandro Bruni - Italian - 9 / 10
A precious experience that deserves a place of right among the most significant titles of our generation.
Game Informer - Matthew Kato - 7 / 10
The pillars of gameplay, combat, and story all bear the mark of creator Hideo Kojima, but none of them stand out or carry the experience
Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner - 5 / 5 stars
Death Stranding is one of the best games I’ve ever played. It’s smart, it’s well-produced, and it just feels good to play.
GameMAG - Russian - 9 / 10
In Death Stranding complex themes of life and death, love and loneliness are mixed with a slow meditative and at the same time intense gameplay, where climbing the mountain slopes surrounded by enemies causes incredible experiences. The story of Sam Porter's journey is the most emotional, incredible and powerful we've seen in the last few years. And of course, the amazing acting of Norman Reedus, Lea Seydoux, Mads Mikkelsen and other cult actors will not leave anyone indifferent.
GamePro - Hannes Rossow - German - 89 / 100
An idiosyncratic but outstanding game that provides entertainment with fresh ideas, a crazy story, and star power.
GameSpot - Kallie Plagge - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is dense, complex, and powerful, steadfast in its belief in the power of love and hope when faced with overwhelming adversity.
Gameblog - Thomas Pillon - French - 8 / 10
Death Stranding is first of all a game which, tries, experiments, and full of ideas. Playing the role of the lonely Sam Porter Bridges, the player is connected with everyone else thanks to a clever system of collaboration, which works really well thanks to a thoughtful game design. But to enjoy the long run through what seems to be the most beautiful Iceland landscape, you will have to go through a thick, complex and most of all tedious story, which seems to never know when to stop, or being simply limpid.
Gameplanet - Billy Atman - 10 / 10
While Death Stranding will surely be the most divisive game of this generation, there is no arguing that it offers new ideas on pushing the medium forward and shows that games don't always typically have to be "fun". The story is beautifully presented and is surprisingly restrained and focused for a Kojima title. All of the actors put on amazing performances and while its gameplay will be too slow for many, those willing to peel back the layers will discover a thoughtfully designed experience that will leave you ruminating for weeks after finishing.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 10 / 10
Death Stranding is a game about connection, and it connects not only every character of the game but also every gamer together. It's a masterpiece with great philosophy thoughts and combines great storytelling with innovative gameplay.
GamesRadar+ - 3.5 / 5 stars
Kojima's mysterious would be epic has its moments but can't carry the weight of expectation.
Gaming Nexus - Randy Kalista - 9.5 / 10
Hideo Kojima has fully weaponized the walking simulator, writing a love letter to the delivery service workers of our shipping and handling world. Death Stranding is about ending isolation, and does it so gracefully that I can't imagine it being done better than it's done here.
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is definitely an acquired taste, and its slow pacing and deliberate gameplay might not be for everyone, but its mechanical depth, its desolately beautiful and haunting world, and its confident and stylistic storytelling nonetheless make for a continental trek worth experiencing.
GamingTrend - Codi Spence - 100 / 100
Death Stranding is a story of rebuilding America by connecting people far and wide. Stealth, exploration, combat, and inventory management are all necessary in order to succeed. With a fantastic cast, incredible set pieces, an engaging story, and Kojima's brand of incredibly enjoyable crazy, you won't want to put your controller down.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.4 / 10
A true masterpiece by Hideo Kojima, Death Stranding is an experience unlike any other, and you must try it to believe it.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 10 / 10
Not everyone will love Death Stranding and I won’t blame you. The game is not for everyone. Some episodes take over two dozen hours to complete and the rinse and repeat delivering mechanics could be an issue for some. However, it always rewards you in some way or another. Be it with its gorgeous and detailed world that is a joy to explore or the fantastic story that unfolds as you discover everything this ambitious game has to offer. There is simply nothing else like it and to be able to dive into it all is a magnificent experience one which will define this generation of gaming.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is an ambitious game, filled with so many different mechanics and ideas that almost always work well together. The story and acting is fantastic, and its visuals are a thing of beauty, not to mention the powerful soundtrack.
Guardian - Dan Dawkins - 4 / 5 stars
With gameplay that denies instant gratification, Hideo Kojima's unashamedly political game is this year's most interesting blockbuster game by far
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 3.5 / 5
Death Stranding is a cerebral experience that isn't fun.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 93 / 100
Death Stranding is Kojima´s most personal game. A complex and emotional work of art, which is not adequate for everyone because of the slow pace and the unusual gameplay. But once you get it, it´s something you will never forget.
IGN - Tristan Ogilvie - 6.8 / 10
Death Stranding delivers a fascinating world of supernatural sci-fi, but its gameplay struggles to support its weight.
IGN Italy - Italian - 9.8 / 10
Death Stranding is a one of a kind experience that will stick with you for years to come.
IGN Middle East - Moustafa Gad - Arabic - 7.8 / 10
Kojima's new open-world adventure delivers heavily on story, crafting a journey that is impeccably directed, with a story that will stay with you for a while. However, the game leaves a lot to desired when it comes to its gameplay and that's where it falters the most.
IGN Spain - Spanish - 8.7 / 10
Kojima has done it again. Death Stranding presents an exciting story full of plot twists that are truly amazing. The game has one of the most interesting exploration systems we've ever seen and its way of connecting the community is very interesting. It wont leave anybody indiferent.
INDIANTVCZ - Filip Kraucher - Czech - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is technically well crafted game. Hideo Kojima surpassed himself in terms of writing and game loop. The game offers an excellent narrative story that really makes a deep sense. Furthermore, you will get an unprecedented cast, an exceptional soundtrack and above all, the game brings its own vision. Perhaps it does not establish a brand new genre. But it is a great game with style for which gamers love Kojima Productions so much.
JVL - French - 19 / 20
Sublime in form and substance, Death Stranding is one of the greatest games of this generation.
Kotaku - Heather Alexandra - Unscored
It’s hard not to like Sam Bridges, who faces all of Death Stranding’s bizarreness with a welcome everyman’s weariness, encapsulated in in Norman Reedus’ characteristic growl.
LevelUp - Luis Sánchez - Spanish - 8.5 / 10
Despite having a well-designed and quite addictive gameplay loop, a great story with a powerful ending, Death Stranding falls shorts in key areas. With a long and lethargic pacing, players will turn away, and then, it's lack of difficulty will surely seal the deal to leave this adventure for later.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 82 / 100
Death Stranding is a game that focuses on the journey rather than the goal. If you are looking for a different and unique adventure, should try Death Stranding.
Metro GameCentral - David Jenkins - 7 / 10
A work of unbridled ambition and imagination but also a pretentious, contrived, and frequently quite dull gameplay experience – Death Stranding is peak Hideo Kojima.
Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is a game with a fantastic and uniquely interesting story. Backed with a strong cast of experienced actors, the game manages to tell the story flawlessly. The gameplay doesn’t quite live up to the same level. The delivery aspects are fun and in its own, tells a story. It just gets quite repetitive over time and leaves you wanting a bit more diversity to the delivery missions. Overall, Death Stranding should be seen as a very successful first project for Kojima productions and is hopefully a sign of many more to come.
Next Gen Base - Ben Ward - 9.5 / 10
Death Stranding is a weird game. It won’t be for everyone, but if you can find something to like in the relatively slow start, you’ll love it by the end. Typically Kojima for better and for worse, it’s a story about reconnecting people through the eyes of a bystander that becomes much more than that. Technically and visually outstanding, it’s going to be up there on my Game of the Year list for sure. A weird, but wonderful game.
Nexus - Sam Aberdeen - 9.2 / 10
It's hard to pin down exactly what makes Death Stranding work in my mind, but a masterful presentation, stunning open world, and captivating characters contribute to one of this generation’s most unforgettable games, for better or worse.
Oyungezer Online - Ömer Akdağ - Turkish - 8.5 / 10
I haven't witnessed such creative mechanics, such a deep and meaningful scenario and high quality visuals for a long time. There are some underlying issues but I can easily say this: Kojima delivered again!
PSX Brasil - Leonardo Cidreira - Portuguese - 95 / 100
Death Stranding is certainly one of the best titles I've had the pleasure of playing in this generation and the seed responsible for creating a whole new subgenre that will undoubtedly bear beautiful fruit in the future. Hideo Kojima has excelled himself by giving us not only an exceptional story, but a vast world that is constantly changing because of the actions of the players. It is certainly not a game that will please everyone, but I can guarantee that those who get carried away by its proposal, plot and mechanics will have an unforgettable experience. Tomorrow is in your hands!
Player2.net.au - Joab Gilroy - D
Many expect things of Hideo Kojima, but it takes a degree of self-confidence to deliver something else instead. He left Konami because he wasn’t allowed to take the time and spend the money to make the game he wanted, so it is depressing to see Death Stranding make so many mistakes that appear on some level to be dictated by what people expect.
Polygon - Russ Frushtick - Unscored
Having been smitten by the core world-building gameplay of Death Stranding, I am stunned to realize that many of the game’s strongest, most appealing gameplay ideas (specifically the world-building and cooperation) are tossed aside in the final acts, in favor of a much more linear, scripted, cutscene-ridden experience. The freedom and sense of ownership I enjoyed while creating this world are dashed in favor of explaining and wrapping up a story that never had much going for it to begin with.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 9 / 10
Hideo Kojima's first post-Konami game is deeply weird and a tad scattershot, but rarely less than compelling and absolutely unforgettable
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - 3 / 10
Death Stranding is not entertaining. As such, it fails as a video game, it fails as a narrative and it fails overall.
Press Start - Brodie Gibbons - 8 / 10
Hideo Kojima has long been a visionary auteur, his feted career stands as proof. With no walls to contain him, he has given birth to Death Stranding. It's an experience that will be remembered for a long time, from its early hype to the untethered lunacy of its narrative. It's an art installation of a game that filled me with rage as often as it did joy. It is sweeping in both lustre and purpose, though it wears a few warts on the pleasant, bare bones of a game about deliveries that has no right to be as memorable as it somehow is.
Push Square - Liam Croft - 10 / 10
Following years of mysterious anticipation, Death Stranding delivers on all fronts. An accomplished, fascinating set of gameplay mechanics allow you to make deliveries the way you want to, while social features let the game live on once you've put the controller down. It may become slightly tiresome as you hit the halfway mark, but the phenomenal narrative is on hand to pick things back up again and its outstanding visuals are the cherry on top. Death Stranding doesn't raise the bar for any particular genre, it creates an entirely new one.
SECTOR.sk - Tom� Kun�k - Slovak - 9 / 10
Long awaited launch of Kojima's project is here. With unique story and fine gameplay.
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 8 / 10
Is it a new genre of games? Perhaps, but it definitely succeeds in presenting polished and novel, even revolutionary, ideas even if the overall experience can drag on and feel monotonous at times due to uneven story and set-piece pacing.
Screen Rant - Cody Gravelle - 5 / 5 stars
Death Stranding is dizzying, unshakable in its belief it is doing something worthwhile, and it's one of the most important games of this decade.
Shacknews - Brittany Vincent - 9 / 10
This is one of the rare times I wish Hideo Kojima had created a lengthy film or a series instead of a video game. At least then people might not approach it with trepidation or with derision. You know how it goes: "Oh, it's a video game. There's no way it can be that good."
Skill Up - Ralph Panebianco - Unscored
Kojima had the weight of the world on his shoulders; impossibly high expectations that seemed impossible to deliver on. Many are going to think he failed... I think he succeeded spectacularly.
Spaziogames - Stefania Tahva Sperandio - Italian - 9.4 / 10
Death Stranding screams Hideo Kojima in every single detail. If you are looking for a journey and an experience, something that you will hold dear for quite sometime, this is the game you have been waiting for. It may lack some variety in the quest design, but the asynchronous multiplayer and the depth of the storytelling are captivating.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is a distorted vision of the open-world genre, pulled apart by its individual threads, deconstructed, and sewn back together in the image of its director, Hideo Kojima. It’s an astonishing, compelling and provocative experience, even if it isn’t always as exciting to play as it is to think about.
Stevivor - Steve Wright - 3.5 / 10
Even if Death Stranding’s narrative was good — and it’s not — a game needs to have actual gameplay. What you find within is abysmal; frustrating, tedious and beyond repair, it is to be avoided at all costs.
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 8.8 / 10
Death Stranding is a good game, as well as the most ambitious work born from the mind of Hideo Kojima. It's not perfect, but successfully captures the player in a dark and fragmented world, so it's really worth fighting for.
TheSixthAxis - Tuffcub - 10 / 10
Death Stranding is like nothing I have ever played; beautiful, heart racing, heart breaking, frustrating, epic, stunning, and utterly nuts. I laughed, I cried, I cursed, and I went to the toilet an awful lot. Death Stranding isn't just my Game of the Year, it's a contender for Game of the Generation too.
TrueGaming - Arabic - 7 / 10
This is Death Stranding, a long series of what feels like a long series of essential side missions which is rather disappointing because it truly brought us an exceptional cinematic experience and a high grade production value
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 5 / 5 stars
Death Stranding is unlike anything else out there right now. It's huge, innovative and utterly unashamed in what it wants to be. Kojima Productions is heavy-handed in its implementation of modern political themes, but they tie into the narrative and involve the player in ways that feel compelling.
USgamer - Kat Bailey - 3.5 / 5 stars
Death Stranding might be Kojima's boldest game to date. It may also be his most tedious. Either way, its originality outweighs its sometimes exhausting structure and poor pacing... but only just. Maybe not a game I would recommend to everyone, but certainly one of the most interesting games of 2019.
VG247 - Kirk McKeand - 3 / 5 stars
If you do manage to hold out, you will be rewarded with flashes of brilliance, it’s just that those flashes are buried as deep as the core story is buried in the endless dialogue.
VideoGamer - Joshua Wise - 8 / 10
Death Stranding is filled with things that must be seen, a sprawling, genre-spanning sci-fi adventure from a developer like no other. It's tackier clumps of writing and stunt casting seem overwrought, but its direction and its stars shine brightest
We Got This Covered - David Morgan - 5 / 5 stars
Like any genre-pushing work of art, Death Stranding is sure to be divisive. That said, the unflinching vision of its director is a breath of fresh air in an industry increasingly unwilling to swing for the fences.
Worth Playing - Andreas Salmen - 9.1 / 10
Death Stranding is a remarkable experience. Full stop. It's the first game I've played where everything from the story to the gameplay work together as a truly cohesive product.
ZTGD - Ken McKown - 8 / 10
Kojima and his team have crafted something that truly feels unique, for better or worse. It is hard to compare it to anything else, but that doesn’t always mean it was fun. Not everyone will adore this game, but I guarantee no one will ever be able to forget it either.
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2019.11.01 07:55 falconbox Death Stranding - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Death Stranding
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Trailers:
Developer: Kojima Productions
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 86 average - 83% recommended - 73 reviews

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 7 / 10
An intriguing plot, an interesting universe, an outstanding performance by amazing actors and an incredible soundtrack can't hide the fact that Death Stranding has repetitive missions, unexciting open world with a lot of samey elements and disappointing boss fights. It could've been so much more if some parts of the game didn't feel so rushed, but if you are here for the story — you are in for a ride.
Areajugones - Juan Linares - Spanish - 9.7 / 10
Death Stranding is one the best games to be found in PS4. Kojima-san delivers an open world in which we have to represent a bridge between the narrative of the game and other players in order to keep moving forward as part of a world that needs us. The game introduces characters that keep on evolving until we reach an ending for the ages through a story told like very few would be able to. Death Stranding knows how to toy with our emotions, and it manages to arise anguish, tension, solitude, sorrow, joy and provides a conclusion that completely stuns us. The end is only the beginning.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 100 / 100
Death Stranding is the birth of a new genre. Death Stranding is a master piece that can only be generated by a mind like the one that Hideo Kojima has.
Attack of the Fanboy - Kyle Hanson - 4 / 5 stars
Death Stranding is equal parts amazing and exasperating.
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 6 / 10
In the end, all I can really say is this: handle Death Stranding with care.
CGMagazine - Joel Couture - 7.5 / 10
Death Stranding's attention to the real may make it difficult to enjoy, but it is undeniably an experience that will both scourge and soothe the heart.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 93 / 100
Death Stranding is an outstanding title that ended up blowing away the expectations I wasn’t even aware of. For an auteur like Hideo Kojima, that sounds like an unequivocal success.
Daily Star - Jordan Oloman - 5 / 5 stars
Death Stranding is the most unique big-budget game I’ve ever played, a socially-minded injection of inventive ideas into a genre that has long survived by being lazy and brutish. This ambitious formula-flipper is brimming with empathy and carefully courts cinematic influences, an ensemble cast and a world of eye-watering scale, delivering a sticky gameplay loop to tie it all together and create a console generation-defining experience.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 8 / 10
Death Stranding is not the overly-strange inaccessible walled garden the marketing has made it out to be. It's weird, don't get me wrong! But anyone with a surface-level understanding of surrealism in art should be able to acclimate to what is essentially a playable Hollywood production.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 5 / 5 stars
As a “game” Death Stranding doesn’t do much. But as a work of art, Death Stranding is something mesmerising, intelligent, and powerful, and we never see genuine art within the big budget, blockbuster space. That alone makes it a rare treat to play, and I rather like this new-look, independent Kojima.
EGM - Mollie L Patterson - 10 / 10
In the end, Death Stranding's biggest mystery isn't any of the elements we've had teased in three-plus years of trailers—it's what people are going to think of it. Even from a man known for making love-them-or-hate-them projects, this may end up being one of the most divisive games ever created. For me, it was an experience that I can truly say was unlike any other I remember. And, if nothing else, Death Stranding makes me respect Hideo Kojima for convincing Sony to invest millions into a game that's about a man delivering packages to holograms.
Easy Allies - Ben Moore - 8 / 10
Death Stranding is a fearless game that often stumbles, but is still fascinating overall. *Review Copy Provided by PlayStation
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Mind-blown
Death Stranding is the culmination of years worth of hype, misteries and expectation, in a genre-transcending game. An emotional and provocative interactive experience presented in a way that is only possible in a videogame.
Eurogamer - Oli Welsh - Recommended
Hideo Kojma's first post-Metal Gear game is a messy, indulgent vanity project - but also a true original.
Everyeye.it - Alessandro Bruni - Italian - 9 / 10
A precious experience that deserves a place of right among the most significant titles of our generation.
Game Informer - Matthew Kato - 7 / 10
The pillars of gameplay, combat, and story all bear the mark of creator Hideo Kojima, but none of them stand out or carry the experience
Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner - 5 / 5 stars
Death Stranding is one of the best games I’ve ever played. It’s smart, it’s well-produced, and it just feels good to play.
GameMAG - Russian - 9 / 10
In Death Stranding complex themes of life and death, love and loneliness are mixed with a slow meditative and at the same time intense gameplay, where climbing the mountain slopes surrounded by enemies causes incredible experiences. The story of Sam Porter's journey is the most emotional, incredible and powerful we've seen in the last few years. And of course, the amazing acting of Norman Reedus, Lea Seydoux, Mads Mikkelsen and other cult actors will not leave anyone indifferent.
GamePro - Hannes Rossow - German - 89 / 100
An idiosyncratic but outstanding game that provides entertainment with fresh ideas, a crazy story, and star power.
GameSpot - Kallie Plagge - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is dense, complex, and powerful, steadfast in its belief in the power of love and hope when faced with overwhelming adversity.
Gameblog - Thomas Pillon - French - 8 / 10
Death Stranding is first of all a game which, tries, experiments, and full of ideas. Playing the role of the lonely Sam Porter Bridges, the player is connected with everyone else thanks to a clever system of collaboration, which works really well thanks to a thoughtful game design. But to enjoy the long run through what seems to be the most beautiful Iceland landscape, you will have to go through a thick, complex and most of all tedious story, which seems to never know when to stop, or being simply limpid.
Gameplanet - Billy Atman - 10 / 10
While Death Stranding will surely be the most divisive game of this generation, there is no arguing that it offers new ideas on pushing the medium forward and shows that games don't always typically have to be "fun". The story is beautifully presented and is surprisingly restrained and focused for a Kojima title. All of the actors put on amazing performances and while its gameplay will be too slow for many, those willing to peel back the layers will discover a thoughtfully designed experience that will leave you ruminating for weeks after finishing.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 10 / 10
Death Stranding is a game about connection, and it connects not only every character of the game but also every gamer together. It's a masterpiece with great philosophy thoughts and combines great storytelling with innovative gameplay.
GamesRadar+ - 3.5 / 5 stars
Kojima's mysterious would be epic has its moments but can't carry the weight of expectation.
Gaming Nexus - Randy Kalista - 9.5 / 10
Hideo Kojima has fully weaponized the walking simulator, writing a love letter to the delivery service workers of our shipping and handling world. Death Stranding is about ending isolation, and does it so gracefully that I can't imagine it being done better than it's done here.
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is definitely an acquired taste, and its slow pacing and deliberate gameplay might not be for everyone, but its mechanical depth, its desolately beautiful and haunting world, and its confident and stylistic storytelling nonetheless make for a continental trek worth experiencing.
GamingTrend - Codi Spence - 100 / 100
Death Stranding is a story of rebuilding America by connecting people far and wide. Stealth, exploration, combat, and inventory management are all necessary in order to succeed. With a fantastic cast, incredible set pieces, an engaging story, and Kojima's brand of incredibly enjoyable crazy, you won't want to put your controller down.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.4 / 10
A true masterpiece by Hideo Kojima, Death Stranding is an experience unlike any other, and you must try it to believe it.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 10 / 10
Not everyone will love Death Stranding and I won’t blame you. The game is not for everyone. Some episodes take over two dozen hours to complete and the rinse and repeat delivering mechanics could be an issue for some. However, it always rewards you in some way or another. Be it with its gorgeous and detailed world that is a joy to explore or the fantastic story that unfolds as you discover everything this ambitious game has to offer. There is simply nothing else like it and to be able to dive into it all is a magnificent experience one which will define this generation of gaming.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is an ambitious game, filled with so many different mechanics and ideas that almost always work well together. The story and acting is fantastic, and its visuals are a thing of beauty, not to mention the powerful soundtrack.
Guardian - Dan Dawkins - 4 / 5 stars
With gameplay that denies instant gratification, Hideo Kojima's unashamedly political game is this year's most interesting blockbuster game by far
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 3.5 / 5
Death Stranding is a cerebral experience that isn't fun.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 93 / 100
Death Stranding is Kojima´s most personal game. A complex and emotional work of art, which is not adequate for everyone because of the slow pace and the unusual gameplay. But once you get it, it´s something you will never forget.
IGN - Tristan Ogilvie - 6.8 / 10
Death Stranding delivers a fascinating world of supernatural sci-fi, but its gameplay struggles to support its weight.
IGN Italy - Italian - 9.8 / 10
Death Stranding is a one of a kind experience that will stick with you for years to come.
IGN Middle East - Moustafa Gad - Arabic - 7.8 / 10
Kojima's new open-world adventure delivers heavily on story, crafting a journey that is impeccably directed, with a story that will stay with you for a while. However, the game leaves a lot to desired when it comes to its gameplay and that's where it falters the most.
IGN Spain - Spanish - 8.7 / 10
Kojima has done it again. Death Stranding presents an exciting story full of plot twists that are truly amazing. The game has one of the most interesting exploration systems we've ever seen and its way of connecting the community is very interesting. It wont leave anybody indiferent.
INDIANTVCZ - Filip Kraucher - Czech - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is technically well crafted game. Hideo Kojima surpassed himself in terms of writing and game loop. The game offers an excellent narrative story that really makes a deep sense. Furthermore, you will get an unprecedented cast, an exceptional soundtrack and above all, the game brings its own vision. Perhaps it does not establish a brand new genre. But it is a great game with style for which gamers love Kojima Productions so much.
JVL - French - 19 / 20
Sublime in form and substance, Death Stranding is one of the greatest games of this generation.
Kotaku - Heather Alexandra - Unscored
It’s hard not to like Sam Bridges, who faces all of Death Stranding’s bizarreness with a welcome everyman’s weariness, encapsulated in in Norman Reedus’ characteristic growl.
LevelUp - Luis Sánchez - Spanish - 8.5 / 10
Despite having a well-designed and quite addictive gameplay loop, a great story with a powerful ending, Death Stranding falls shorts in key areas. With a long and lethargic pacing, players will turn away, and then, it's lack of difficulty will surely seal the deal to leave this adventure for later.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 82 / 100
Death Stranding is a game that focuses on the journey rather than the goal. If you are looking for a different and unique adventure, should try Death Stranding.
Metro GameCentral - David Jenkins - 7 / 10
A work of unbridled ambition and imagination but also a pretentious, contrived, and frequently quite dull gameplay experience – Death Stranding is peak Hideo Kojima.
Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is a game with a fantastic and uniquely interesting story. Backed with a strong cast of experienced actors, the game manages to tell the story flawlessly. The gameplay doesn’t quite live up to the same level. The delivery aspects are fun and in its own, tells a story. It just gets quite repetitive over time and leaves you wanting a bit more diversity to the delivery missions. Overall, Death Stranding should be seen as a very successful first project for Kojima productions and is hopefully a sign of many more to come.
Next Gen Base - Ben Ward - 9.5 / 10
Death Stranding is a weird game. It won’t be for everyone, but if you can find something to like in the relatively slow start, you’ll love it by the end. Typically Kojima for better and for worse, it’s a story about reconnecting people through the eyes of a bystander that becomes much more than that. Technically and visually outstanding, it’s going to be up there on my Game of the Year list for sure. A weird, but wonderful game.
Nexus - Sam Aberdeen - 9.2 / 10
It's hard to pin down exactly what makes Death Stranding work in my mind, but a masterful presentation, stunning open world, and captivating characters contribute to one of this generation’s most unforgettable games, for better or worse.
Oyungezer Online - Ömer Akdağ - Turkish - 8.5 / 10
I haven't witnessed such creative mechanics, such a deep and meaningful scenario and high quality visuals for a long time. There are some underlying issues but I can easily say this: Kojima delivered again!
PSX Brasil - Leonardo Cidreira - Portuguese - 95 / 100
Death Stranding is certainly one of the best titles I've had the pleasure of playing in this generation and the seed responsible for creating a whole new subgenre that will undoubtedly bear beautiful fruit in the future. Hideo Kojima has excelled himself by giving us not only an exceptional story, but a vast world that is constantly changing because of the actions of the players. It is certainly not a game that will please everyone, but I can guarantee that those who get carried away by its proposal, plot and mechanics will have an unforgettable experience. Tomorrow is in your hands!
Player2.net.au - Joab Gilroy - D
Many expect things of Hideo Kojima, but it takes a degree of self-confidence to deliver something else instead. He left Konami because he wasn’t allowed to take the time and spend the money to make the game he wanted, so it is depressing to see Death Stranding make so many mistakes that appear on some level to be dictated by what people expect.
Polygon - Russ Frushtick - Unscored
Having been smitten by the core world-building gameplay of Death Stranding, I am stunned to realize that many of the game’s strongest, most appealing gameplay ideas (specifically the world-building and cooperation) are tossed aside in the final acts, in favor of a much more linear, scripted, cutscene-ridden experience. The freedom and sense of ownership I enjoyed while creating this world are dashed in favor of explaining and wrapping up a story that never had much going for it to begin with.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 9 / 10
Hideo Kojima's first post-Konami game is deeply weird and a tad scattershot, but rarely less than compelling and absolutely unforgettable
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - 3 / 10
Death Stranding is not entertaining. As such, it fails as a video game, it fails as a narrative and it fails overall.
Press Start - Brodie Gibbons - 8 / 10
Hideo Kojima has long been a visionary auteur, his feted career stands as proof. With no walls to contain him, he has given birth to Death Stranding. It's an experience that will be remembered for a long time, from its early hype to the untethered lunacy of its narrative. It's an art installation of a game that filled me with rage as often as it did joy. It is sweeping in both lustre and purpose, though it wears a few warts on the pleasant, bare bones of a game about deliveries that has no right to be as memorable as it somehow is.
Push Square - Liam Croft - 10 / 10
Following years of mysterious anticipation, Death Stranding delivers on all fronts. An accomplished, fascinating set of gameplay mechanics allow you to make deliveries the way you want to, while social features let the game live on once you've put the controller down. It may become slightly tiresome as you hit the halfway mark, but the phenomenal narrative is on hand to pick things back up again and its outstanding visuals are the cherry on top. Death Stranding doesn't raise the bar for any particular genre, it creates an entirely new one.
SECTOR.sk - Tom� Kun�k - Slovak - 9 / 10
Long awaited launch of Kojima's project is here. With unique story and fine gameplay.
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 8 / 10
Is it a new genre of games? Perhaps, but it definitely succeeds in presenting polished and novel, even revolutionary, ideas even if the overall experience can drag on and feel monotonous at times due to uneven story and set-piece pacing.
Screen Rant - Cody Gravelle - 5 / 5 stars
Death Stranding is dizzying, unshakable in its belief it is doing something worthwhile, and it's one of the most important games of this decade.
Shacknews - Brittany Vincent - 9 / 10
This is one of the rare times I wish Hideo Kojima had created a lengthy film or a series instead of a video game. At least then people might not approach it with trepidation or with derision. You know how it goes: "Oh, it's a video game. There's no way it can be that good."
Skill Up - Ralph Panebianco - Unscored
Kojima had the weight of the world on his shoulders; impossibly high expectations that seemed impossible to deliver on. Many are going to think he failed... I think he succeeded spectacularly.
Spaziogames - Stefania Tahva Sperandio - Italian - 9.4 / 10
Death Stranding screams Hideo Kojima in every single detail. If you are looking for a journey and an experience, something that you will hold dear for quite sometime, this is the game you have been waiting for. It may lack some variety in the quest design, but the asynchronous multiplayer and the depth of the storytelling are captivating.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 9 / 10
Death Stranding is a distorted vision of the open-world genre, pulled apart by its individual threads, deconstructed, and sewn back together in the image of its director, Hideo Kojima. It’s an astonishing, compelling and provocative experience, even if it isn’t always as exciting to play as it is to think about.
Stevivor - Steve Wright - 3.5 / 10
Even if Death Stranding’s narrative was good — and it’s not — a game needs to have actual gameplay. What you find within is abysmal; frustrating, tedious and beyond repair, it is to be avoided at all costs.
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 8.8 / 10
Death Stranding is a good game, as well as the most ambitious work born from the mind of Hideo Kojima. It's not perfect, but successfully captures the player in a dark and fragmented world, so it's really worth fighting for.
TheSixthAxis - Tuffcub - 10 / 10
Death Stranding is like nothing I have ever played; beautiful, heart racing, heart breaking, frustrating, epic, stunning, and utterly nuts. I laughed, I cried, I cursed, and I went to the toilet an awful lot. Death Stranding isn't just my Game of the Year, it's a contender for Game of the Generation too.
TrueGaming - Arabic - 7 / 10
This is Death Stranding, a long series of what feels like a long series of essential side missions which is rather disappointing because it truly brought us an exceptional cinematic experience and a high grade production value
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 5 / 5 stars
Death Stranding is unlike anything else out there right now. It's huge, innovative and utterly unashamed in what it wants to be. Kojima Productions is heavy-handed in its implementation of modern political themes, but they tie into the narrative and involve the player in ways that feel compelling.
USgamer - Kat Bailey - 3.5 / 5 stars
Death Stranding might be Kojima's boldest game to date. It may also be his most tedious. Either way, its originality outweighs its sometimes exhausting structure and poor pacing... but only just. Maybe not a game I would recommend to everyone, but certainly one of the most interesting games of 2019.
VG247 - Kirk McKeand - 3 / 5 stars
If you do manage to hold out, you will be rewarded with flashes of brilliance, it’s just that those flashes are buried as deep as the core story is buried in the endless dialogue.
VideoGamer - Joshua Wise - 8 / 10
Death Stranding is filled with things that must be seen, a sprawling, genre-spanning sci-fi adventure from a developer like no other. It's tackier clumps of writing and stunt casting seem overwrought, but its direction and its stars shine brightest
We Got This Covered - David Morgan - 5 / 5 stars
Like any genre-pushing work of art, Death Stranding is sure to be divisive. That said, the unflinching vision of its director is a breath of fresh air in an industry increasingly unwilling to swing for the fences.
Worth Playing - Andreas Salmen - 9.1 / 10
Death Stranding is a remarkable experience. Full stop. It's the first game I've played where everything from the story to the gameplay work together as a truly cohesive product.
ZTGD - Ken McKown - 8 / 10
Kojima and his team have crafted something that truly feels unique, for better or worse. It is hard to compare it to anything else, but that doesn’t always mean it was fun. Not everyone will adore this game, but I guarantee no one will ever be able to forget it either.
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2019.10.28 17:16 DarkbeastPaarl Modern Warfare - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developers: Infinity Ward, Beenox
Publisher: Activision
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 83 average - 100% recommended - 30 reviews

Critic Reviews

Attack of the Fanboy - Kyle Hanson - 4.5 / 5 stars
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboots the franchise with solid success throughout.
AusGamers - Crash - 8.5 / 10
For Modern Warfare though, it feels a bit more grounded in reality, seemingly having drawn inspiration from films like Sicario, The Hurt Locker, American Sniper, and Zero Dark Thirty.
COGconnected - Trevor Houston - 82 / 100
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare does everything fans of the franchise could ever want.
Daily Dot - Joseph Knoop - 4 / 5 stars
I never quite expected to like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as much as I did, but here we are with a game that can mostly stand on its own merits.
Daily Star - Jake Tucker - 4 / 5 stars
Call of Duty Modern Warfare is a tight shooter that hits most of the parts you expect from a AAA shooter, but some of its obsessions leave a bitter taste in the mouth.
Digital Chumps - Nathaniel Stevens - 9.2 / 10
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare puts the franchise back where it needs to be. You get a wonderful campaign, team-oriented spec ops, and a variety of multiplayer options that cater to those who love large and small scale warfare.
Easy Allies - Michael Huber - 8.5 / 10
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare provides a more thoughtful campaign and expands the breadth of multiplayer options to deliver some of the best content the series has seen in years.
Everyeye.it - Francesco Fossetti - Italian - 9 / 10
After many hours spent on game servers, and net of a Netcode that will have to be refined over the months, we can say with certainty that the competitive online Call of Duty Modern Warfare does not it is only the backbone of the entire production, but also one of the most complete multiplayer experiences of recent times.
Game Informer - Andrew Reiner - 8.8 / 10
Leveling up guns is ridiculously fun, and the breadth of modes keeps this experience from feeling repetitive. This is a game you can sink tons of time into
GameMAG - Russian - 8 / 10
Multiplayer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 pleases with more conscious and thoughtful gameplay. The weapon feels much better than in the previous games, and the maps are pleasing elaboration and a high degree of detail. With regular updates and new sets of locations, the interest of players can be maintained for a long time.
GameMAG - Russian - 7 / 10
The plot of new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 is rather idiotic, than Russophobic as some representatives of the domestic press could present it. Infinity Ward in pursuit of hype crosses fragile boundaries, hoping to create additional excitement around the product, but for all this set of stamps and provocations in front of you is still the same scripted attraction, which is not much different from the films of Michael Bay or student booze with stolen alcohol. You get your shot of adrenaline and the next day you will not remember what was there. In turn, our detailed review of the multiplayer expect later.
GameSpot - Kallie Plagge - 7 / 10
2019's Modern Warfare both draws from the original and lays a good foundation for the rest of the series, despite some thematic issues and co-op pitfalls.
GamesBeat - Dean Takahashi - Unscored
To say that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is provocative is an understatement. It makes you think about a lot of things, including how much violence a video game should have.
GamesRadar+ - 4 / 5 stars
Modern Warfare is fast and frenetic, setting a new benchmark for fidelity and high-pressure FPS action
GamingTrend - Griffin Dunn - Unscored
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hearkens back to the series roots, once again putting gritty themes and realism on the forefront.
Hardcore Gamer - Kevin Dunsmore - 4.5 / 5
The classic Call of Duty: Modern Warfare trilogy remains one of the best trilogies in gaming history.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 90 / 100
Modern Warfare is one of the best war FPS of this generation thanks to a thrilling (yet controversial) campaign, great multiplayer in both coop and competitive modes, and a new game engine.
IGN - Ryan McCaffrey - 8.2 / 10
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the best CoD campaign in nearly a decade, thanks to fast pacing and great variety.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
Despite its issues this new Modern Warfare is an impressive achievement and justifies it’s more serious tone.
Nexus - Douw Pretorious - 8.5 / 10
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare manages to keep in the spirit of its inspiration while giving enough of a refresh of its tried and tested multiplayer (with a lot of lessons learnt from the Black Ops branch) to definitely come as a recommended game for any fans of the series, current, lapsed, or newly intrigued.
PC Gamer - Morgan Park - 80 / 100
Modern Warfare evolves the series for the better, but it could be so much more.
PCGamesN - Jordan Forward - 8 / 10
While not every multiplayer addition is as good as it could be, Modern Warfare's campaign sets a new gold standard for the series that will be hard for sequels to match.Jordan Forward
PCWorld - Hayden Dingman - 4 / 5 stars
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tries to be a serious commentary on present-day conflicts, but is mostly just another Call of Duty game by nature of the series's longstanding blind spots.
Tech Advisor - Jake Tucker - 4 / 5 stars
This is a stunning return to form for a franchise that many people were just about ready to write off. By being big and bold with the return of its most successful tentpole, Activision has given a new lease of life to the shooter.
TrueGaming - Arabic - 9 / 10
Modern Warfare is an advancement for the series in every way possible, great graphics, intense narrative, and a variety of co-op modes makes it one of the best instalments to date.
Windows Central - James Bricknell - 4 / 5 stars
Modern Warfare is an excellent addition to the Call of Duty franchise. The story felt like a serialized TV show, and most of the multiplayer action is fun. There are few places where the game falls, but not enough for me not to recommend it.
Worth Playing - Cody Medellin - 8 / 10
As a whole, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hits all the right marks. The campaign is well done, with some very memorable moments and a decent overall story that'll overshadow some of the weaker enemies and vanilla ending. The multiplayer is as reliable as before, and the new modes provide some fresh fun, while true cross-play automatically makes it the best entry in the series due to the expanded player base. Wrapped in a presentation that provides a good preview of what a next-generation entry could look like, Modern Warfare is a very good entry for series fans who are willing to overlook the currently undercooked Spec Ops mode.
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker - 85 / 100
Turns out a reboot is just what the doctor ordered. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the best the series has been in quite some time.
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