Ghostrunner Reviews

Ghostrunner is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
PC Gamer
Top Critic
81 / 100
Nov 19, 2020

Incredibly tough but perfectly fair, Ghostrunner cuts the cybernetically enhanced mustard.

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Recommended
Oct 27, 2020

Ghostrunner never loses sight of being about speed and agility, making it a constant joy to play.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

Ghostrunner's lightning-fast gameplay makes for a short-lived but memorable action game with some incredible moments.

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Unscored
Oct 29, 2020

Since it’s not malicious we’re not minded to mark the game down just for being difficult, especially as the euphoria when you do get things right – especially a long chain of parkour moves that ends in a successful kill – is so wonderfully rewarding. It may be lower budget but Ghostrunner is a better game than Mirror’s Edge ever was, so if you’re frustrated at a certain other cyberpunk game’s delay then you should really consider this alternative – even if you might end up getting frustrated with it for a different reason.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2020
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Unscored
Oct 26, 2020

There’s something extra special about hurtling through space from one wall or platform to the next in first person. Compared to a 2D platformer, the motion seems faster, the timing is tighter, and the penalty of missing a jump — that feeling of the ground rushing toward you as you fall — is way more intense. Ghostrunner is a perfect example of what happens when a developer works within the limitations of an underappreciated genre and pulls the absolute best from it.

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7 / 10
Oct 26, 2020

Ghostrunner is a hard-charging parkour climb, but summiting its platforming challenges is a thrill worth fighting for.

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Oct 26, 2020

And even though that world is a broken dystopian nightmare, Ghostrunner‘s gameplay is just the opposite. Slicing and sprinting through each dilapidated factory and string of sharply lit billboards is a rush because of how satisfying it is to control as well as how it, through its design, pushes players to play well enough to get the most out of its systems. A seasoned ninja strikes perfectly without any fatal faults; an apt summary of the gameplay loop and Ghostrunner as a whole.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

As I played through the roughly eight-hour campaign this week I couldn't shake the feeling that I was playing the unholy union of Hotline Miami and Mirror's Edge that I didn't know I was missing in my life. Through all of the frustration and cursing at myself for screwing up something that I knew I should have gotten right, I was still having a blast and loving every minute of the game. Though the story is complete for me, I'll most assuredly be returning to this to see how well I can hone my cyberpunk ninja skills.

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80 / 100
Oct 26, 2020

As other games that punish the player that fails, Ghostrunner it's not a game for everybody. The "die, repeat, die and repeat again" formula it's not for the faint of heart (or with little time), but if it fits with your tastes, be prepared for and defying experience, with highly inspired chunks and a gratifying satisfaction feeling.

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9 / 10
Oct 26, 2020

Ghostrunner answers the age old question of "What if the combat was actually good in Mirror's Edge?" It perfectly pairs parkour style free-running with frantic, but precise combat to create movie-like action sequences. This is all backed up by a fun narrative that drives the gameplay forward at a blistering pace. Ghostrunner is honestly a must-have for PC players and the most fun I've had reviewing a game this year.

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9 / 10
Oct 26, 2020

Ghostrunner will set your adrenaline racing and won’t let up until you’ve mastered its systems. And when you do reach that zen-like moment of precision and elegance, dancing on the edge of a blade between life and death, you’ll ask yourself, “Can I do better?” And that’s when Ghostrunner will have you, truly and deeply.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

A title that tests one's ability to focus on a goal without giving up. At any cost. Even if it were necessary to leave the computer paused for hours, to not lose the progress made in that level. Nothing new, neither as gameplay nor as atmosphere, but overall it is pleasant... if you got the patience of the dolphin Jones.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

Ghostrunner is one of the best surprises of 2020. A must-have for lovers of fast skill experiences but not for the impatient ones.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

Ghostrunner is built for that subset of gamers who enjoy the steepest challenge. The story is solid, the world is beautiful, and the precision insane - but this is a hardcore experience from start to finish

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Unscored
Oct 26, 2020

But take that initial pass as a warm up lap, inuring yourself to some frustrations to come, and what follows finally delivers on the fun of the cyber ninja fantasy. Death number 1424 beckons.

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Nov 5, 2020

Ghostrunner feels like an extended challenge that manages to never get repetitive or frustrating. Whether it's traversing a narrow hallway full of laser traps or slicing through a bipedal robot sentry, this title will have players feeling satisfied as if they had accomplished these feats in real life.

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85 / 100
Nov 7, 2020

Ghostrunner is a breath of fresh air. It takes the best parts of Hotline Miami and Mirror's Edge, sprinkles in its own style, and hands players a unique experience. Every single minute is a thrill ride that keeps the player packed full of adrenaline, and it doesn't stop until the end of each level. It's an immensely enjoyable and satisfying experience that will have you on the edge of your seat trying to master each segment. However, as the price point currently stands you're getting about 5 hours of content for $30, with the only replayability coming from leaderboard rankings.

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Nov 2, 2020

Frenetic action and precise manoeuvring add to this cyberpunk game in which success wobbles on a blade edge

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Oct 26, 2020

Ghostrunner is a first-person platformer set against a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk world. With an emphasis on fast-paced action, Ghostrunner is fun but stumbles due to frustrating combat and repetitive environments.

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