Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood

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Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is ranked in the 9th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 93 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

53

Top Critic Average

15%

Critics Recommend

Based on 93 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Feb 4, 2021

Fun at times but also scruffy and repetitive, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood lacks a bit of bite.

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ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Feb 4, 2021
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Player2.net.au
B
B
Feb 4, 2021

A big bowl of comfort food gaming, Werewolf is a game that feels like a throwback to simpler times. It is a welcome blast from start to finish and while ultimately forgettable, it is undeniably fun while it lasts.

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Vamers
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Feb 24, 2021

Truth be told, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood has a lot of promise. From its narrative hook that sadly never catches on, through to its would-be addictive gameplay loop that never delivers, it is clear to see where things should have worked out well. Unfortunately, the emptiness felt from the repetitive levels and incredibly samey mission structures are too difficult to ignore. On a positive note, the dialogue system feels modern and less primitive than its overall design, and the RPG-lite system can be fleshed out in a possible expansion down the line. Sadly, these positives are not enough to sway away from the tepid gameplay, aged visuals and a total missed opportunity to further explore the copious amounts of lore and background from which the game is based! Until the developers pull some Hello Games antics and completely end up bringing more to the table than what this game offers, it simply cannot be said that Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is any good.

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Chicas Gamers
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is an action game based on the role game of the World of Darkness. You will play as a Cahal, a garou that can transform (apart from human) into wolf and werewofl, as you want. Thus, you will start a journey of revenge to stop Endron and the Wyrm. Gaia and your pack are in danger, and only you can save them.

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Entertainium
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 4, 2021

It may be more modest in its aspirations than the sprawling open-ended RPG some may have expected, but like a wolfpack on the hunt Earthblood is very efficient at what it does. Its story, characters and scope may leave something to be desired but its use of the lore is intriguing and its stealth and combat components are equally compelling. A pleasant surprise, Earthblood hopefully bodes well for future World of Darkness games.

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Scored Reviews

GameBlast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

The idea of controlling the furious werewolves and all their destructive potential in video games has always seemed very cool to me, although it has never been properly explored. Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood manages to convey that feeling very well, making each encounter a brutally fun moment. Even with the negative points raised, I consider Cahal's journey an excellent choice for those looking for a good hack and slash action game and an unmissable adventure for fans of the genre.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Feb 1, 2021

Cyanide Studios have proven their mettle with previous games in the supernatural genre. Their previous efforts include Styx: Shards of Darkness and the Call of Cthulhu. Both games were well received. Earthblood is a solid effort that should get werewolf fans howling with glee.

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FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 4, 2021

One of the best AA games to release in quite some time, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood combines brutal combat, smart stealth and a well-developed lore into a 20 hour long action adventure campaign. It can get a little repetitive before the midpoint but there’s some excellent moments waiting for those that can push through to the end.

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Movies Games and Tech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2021

The road to redemption is a long and winding path. I will not spoil it for you and trying it out for yourself is the only way you’ll discover Cahal’s fate. If you play this, you’ll be experiencing a well-designed game that; looks, sounds, and feels great. You’ll be at home almost immediately with the controls, and you get to decide how each mission unfolds. So, do I recommend it? Of course, so buy it here! The life of a Garou is tough. But the Wyrm must be stopped, and the Wyld and Gaia protected at all costs.

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Gaming on PC
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is an engaging experience that mixes fun combat mechanics with serviceable stealth/RPG elements for a perfect AA package.

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PC Gamer
79 / 100
79 / 100
Feb 4, 2021

A joyful mix of stealth and action, the fun doesn't snag on the rough edges.

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SomosXbox
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

‎Werewolf: The Apocalypse- Earthblood is a correct game that complies with what is proposed. Despite not contributing anything new to the genre and its technical deficiencies, it is entertaining, and enjoyable, with an elaborate history that could certainly be used more in future projects of the study.‎

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Rectify Gaming
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

If you are looking for a game that brings you back to a simpler generation of games, or you want to be a Werewolf for a few hours, this game is absolutely made for you.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2021

After playing Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood I am left with mixed feelings. It's one of those games where a note is never really going to be fair. On the one hand, this is a playable proposal, which despite some shortcomings, is quite fun. It combines stealth, infiltration and action quite successfully, making none weigh more than the others and balancing each level so that we don't feel like we're doing the same thing for too long. It also has a script that knows how to tackle a world as big as that of the role-playing game from which it takes inspiration and that offers us quite epic moments. The problem comes in a technical section that remains at half throttle with some CGI and a main character that are visually very well worked but that are out of tune with the rest of the characters and scenarios that seem to have not had so much work behind and that ugly the result

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Generación Xbox
7.2 / 10.0
Generación Xbox
ABreaker1477

Top Critic

7.2 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Despite having a really fun combat system and a good narrative, the game is weak on stealth and enemy AI.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Absolutely dated in so many ways with crusty stealth gameplay, poor visuals and uninspiring environments, yet showing glimmers of innovation that are in turn bolstered by bouts of super satisfying werewolf combat, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood  is the first proper guilty pleasure of the year.

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Gamers Heroes
70 / 100
70 / 100
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse Earthblood is an old-school action game launching in a very modern arena. Its simplicity in design may not appeal to everyone, but for those looking for a basic stealth and combat action-adventure, there's a lot to love about the latest dive into the World of Darkness.

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WellPlayed
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

This third-person action game is a little rough around the edges and tries a little too hard to be serious, but its premise and combat is compelling enough to get the job done

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GameSpace
7 / 10.0
GameSpace

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Despite Earthblood's roughshot ride over opportunities to dive deep into the lore of Werewolf: the Apocalypse, the focused exploration of this end of the World Of Darkness manages to deliver a bloody good time when the claws come out. It's just a shame that some of the loftier ideas are let down by repetitive stealth gameplay and poorly developed mechanics.

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IGN Italy
6.6 / 10.0
6.6 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is an honest game that might be worth checking out if you're interested in the setting or in its mixture of (light) RPG elements, action and stealth. Just don't expect anything groundbreaking.

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MMORPG.com
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

So is it the perfect game? No, unfortunately, it is not. But if you like werewolves, are familiar with the original Werewolf: The Apocalypse universe, or just want to hulk around as a giant wolf throwing people around like ragdolls then it might be worth your time.

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GameWatcher
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Good voice acting and cool, bloody werewolf fighting sequences could not fully save the rushed story and flat facial animations of this one-dimensional take on the rich World of Darkness universe.

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GameGrin
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

A fun but incredibly flawed hybrid of stealth and hack-and-slash which plays like something dug out from the bargain bin of 2009.

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PSX Brasil
65 / 100
65 / 100
Feb 12, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is fun when we ignore some of its most severe limitations. It's a good mix between stealth and hack n 'slash action with a somewhat one-dimensional protagonist as in a good action movie from the 90s, but that at the same time begins to build an interesting universe full of possibilities.

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VGN
6.5 / 10.0
VGN

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

It's hard to recommend it to a player who isn't a big fan of the board game and fantasy universe he's drawn from, which is why you'll do well to shift your attentions elsewhere.

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33bits
65 / 100
65 / 100
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The apocalypse - Earthblood, based on the famous role-playing game, has been a failed entry into the world of video games. Its high repetitiveness and lack of progression, coupled with ineffective stealth mechanics, make it difficult to enjoy the experience. On the other hand, the combat is quite attractive and bloody, as well as an appealing setting and story. Only for fans of the World of Darkness franchise.

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Nexus Hub
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood might be fun during minute-to-minute gameplay, but it is seriously lacking in complexity when it comes to actual “role-playing”. If you’re after an experience akin to Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, you’ll have to hold out for its sequel.

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IGN Korea
65 / 100
65 / 100
Feb 4, 2021

If you’re looking for some chill and generic action-adventure experience, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is a perfect title to get by. It’s still enjoyable even while you’re trying to kill some time since the straight forward upgrade system makes minimum stress in developing strategies along the way. Unfortunately, most of the interactions were pretty typical and even when the plot thickens, the production quality wasn't as eye opening to be deemed very memorable. Most of the fun comes from the emphasis of the mechanics which allows you to transmorph into different wolf forms and switch some of the action into tactical infiltration. Since the game’s idea is fresh and promising, If they’re planning a sequel, we expect great improvements from the developers.

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Gaming Nexus
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2021

Werewolf is firing on all cylinders when it lets you take on a wave of enemies, turning them all into puddles of jam. You don't have to think too much about the gameplay, and that gradually becomes a good thing. If this came out 10 years ago, I'd be thinking about it more during end-of-the-year talks.

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Hobby Consolas
64 / 100
64 / 100
Feb 4, 2021

It proposes an universe and some attractive ideas, but they are not interesting enough to overlook a crude graphical performance and some really repetitive gameplay mechanics.

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Wccftech
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is as straightforward as an action-adventure game can be. None of its features are broken, but the shallowness of the entire experience makes it a very hard game to recommend for those who are not into the setting to begin with. It does provide moments of fun here and there, but its linear, derivative experience does not stand out in any way.

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Use a Potion
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood offers some brutally satisfying combat, but everything else in-between feels a little half-baked. It’s not that any of it is bad, but the stealth mechanics are inconsistently utilised, the level design can lack variety, whilst the visuals feel very dated – especially by PlayStation 5 standards. Despite this, I did enjoy my time playing through the game with the murderous rampages offered in Cahal’s werewolf form offering enough to make the ten-hour adventure worthwhile. Players might just want to keep their expectations in check if they were hoping for an adventure that really embraced a blend of stealthily sneaking around and all-out action fruitfully.

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Slant Magazine
Feb 4, 2021

The gameplay throughout isn't freighted with moral urgency, which is disappointing given the game's eco-terrorist themes.

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Impulsegamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 6, 2021

Werewolf : The Apocalypse Earthblood comes with teeth bared and flashing claws, but those claws are not as sharp as they could be.

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GameSpew
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

The power you feel upon becoming a half-man, half-wolf monstrosity in Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is its saving grace. There’s nothing else out there that offers a similar experience. Sure, it gets a bit repetitive, but you’re a freaking werewolf, capable of picking up a grown man and ripping his head clean off. Boss fights are a highlight, too, actually putting your combat skills to the test, unlike the majority of battles where soldiers are thrown into the arena like lambs to the slaughter. Like its protagonist, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood has many sides to it that are all rough around the edges, but it’s not totally devoid of charm.

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Pure Xbox
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 4, 2021

We're stuck between a rock and a hard place with Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood, because while it definitely has its downsides (some of them potentially deal-breaking, especially if buying it at full price) we also enjoyed our time with it. Everything is built around its destructive combat, which remains engaging to the last, and if you're willing to deal with some average-at-best graphics, a mediocre story and a short running length, we still think you'll have a good time with this one. Give it a try, and it might just surprise you.

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GotGame
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

One of the main appeals of Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is simply playing as a werewolf. It succeeds at this goal, but fails at almost everything else. If you enjoy the idea of rampaging through enemies as a werewolf, then this is the game for you. For those that are seeking a bit more in their games, then this is an easy pass.

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Daily Star
Feb 4, 2021

PS5 and Xbox Series X gamers have been yearning for a cracking werewolf video game and, while this delivers in the combat stakes, it's dull RPG elements slow down the action

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GamesBeat
Feb 4, 2021

When I think of games from Spiders, Cyanide, Piranha Bytes, or Reality Pump, I appreciate how often ambition overcomes limited resources. Their games (such as Gothic, Two Worlds, Greedfall, Of Orcs & Men) may have glitches and fall short of triple-A standards, but they tend to be fun, have good stories, and mechanics and systems that I enjoy interacting with. Werewolf: The Apocalypse has most of these. I enjoyed taking on an evil corporation, learning more about how the Garou fit into The World of Darkness, and tearing my foes about. I won’t hide from that.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 5, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood starts off on the right note, engaging players with the type of action I imagine werewolf fans will find exciting. It quickly runs out of puff, though, and what excitement there is to be had is spoiled by too much tedium in between. Ultimately, enthusiasts of the Apocalypse TRPG are unlikely to feel satiated by what is a rather shallow video game experience overall, which makes it difficult to recommend to those outside the hardcore fanbase.

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Bazimag
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2021

It seems that Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood had some very nice ideas under its hood but they just haven't come together as good as they should in the final product. Although the combat has its moments and the world building is quite intriguing, at the end of the day it's just a cycle of repetitive and banal moments.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2021

There is a lot of potential in Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, I just wish more of it had been fully realized. There are moments of excitement to be had, especially in the game’s earlier hours as you take on your werewolf form and lay waste to your opponents. However, the combat and many of the environments become repetitive relatively quick. Given the game’s tie-in to the well-established RPG property of Werewolf: The Apocalypse, I do wish there had been more depth in both character development and the story itself. There is a ton of potential lore to draw from here, but it misses some of those opportunities. The end result? A decent enough weekend action-RPG binge, but not much else.

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Darkstation
Mar 12, 2021

All in all, Earthblood is a promising assortment of competent and mismanaged concepts. Yet even with several annoyances and late-game repetition, there's no silver bullet taken against my primal enjoyment.

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Serial Gamer Italia
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Hearthblood is a game that manages only at a narrative level to make a worthy use of the prestigious brand of Werewolf: The Apocalypse. At the level of gameplay it performs a sufficient task without ever taking risks and with only sketchy RPG options while at a technical level, despite not having particular bugs, it never reaches an adequate yield for the platforms on which the title is launched. A game that we recommend at full price only to those who love in a visceral way the settings of the World of Darkness and the paper RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse published by White Wolf, while lovers of action RPGs should think about it only after a drastic drop in price.

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SomHráč.sk
60%
60%
Feb 4, 2021

Even though Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood can't be considered a failure or even simply a bad game in any way, its issue is that it doesn't really excel in any way either. The only thing that elevates it from the competition is the visceral and impressive combat system.

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ZTGD
5.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

5.5 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is a long name for a short, uninspired game. I was really hoping this would be a hidden gem that managed to rekindle my love of b-tier titles. Instead it just feels generic in every sense of the word. The combat is its only saving grace, and that cannot carry the game.

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GameCrate
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

In a world where you can pick up The Last of Us Remastered for a song, there's no reason to waste your time on Earthblood. Paradox Interactive is no stranger to game development. I wonder which team lead is asleep at the wheel such that Earthblood was allowed to go out the door in its current state.

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Xbox Achievements
55%
55%
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood fails to satisfy as a stealth game or a brawler, and is let down by poor AI and shoddy presentation. At its best, it’s playable, but commits the cardinal sin of just being boring.

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The Games Machine
5.2 / 10.0
5.2 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Whether it's lack of effort, time or budget, Cyanide Studio does not enough to provide a satisfying combat system, nor an interesting story-telling, nor a decent technical presentation.

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SECTOR.sk
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2021

The game combines hack-and-slash combat with stealth, but fails to satisfy in both aspects. Flawed AI a unimpressive graphics make it a mediocre introduction to the world of Werewolf: Apocalypse.

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Game Informer
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Playing as an angry werewolf is fun for a minute, but loses its way through heavy repetition

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God is a Geek
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood has potential, but is little more than a C-tier experience that's unlikely to stick in anyone's memory for long.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 4, 2021

You can see Cyanide Studios had good ideas for Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood, so it is a shame to see that potential wasted. Tearing through enemies is undeniably satisfying and Earthblood's stealth mechanics feel rewarding but with poor visuals, a short campaign, and disappointing story, you can't ignore these pressing flaws. Cyanide has faithfully integrated Werewolf's lore here – even if that is a little bare – so tabletop series fans will likely enjoy it, but anyone else would best approach with caution.

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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Mar 13, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is a low-budget effort with a cool looking blood effects, but not much else. So don't expect anything good from the visuals or the overall narrative.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood has a good premise, but suffers from poor execution. If you're looking for a game that allows you to live out the fantasy of being an overpowered werewolf and kill everyone around you in bloody fashion, Werewolf provides that, but only just. Unrewarding combat, dumber-than-a-doorknob AI, dated mechanics, and an uninspiring presentation mean that this is a tough recommendation at the launch MSRP of $49.99 US.

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DualShockers
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

In Werewolf The Apocalypse Earthblood, every advantage is neutralized by a disadvantage, leading to a totally mediocre experience

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Critical Hit
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2021

Fascinating for 15 minutes and boring for ten hours, you'll be howling with frustration at this missed opportunity for full moon madness in Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood.

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RPG Site
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 6, 2021

Earthblood's satisfying combat can't quite make up for its constant repetition, boring characters and short run-time.

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KeenGamer
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Cyanide are one of the biggest players in the AA video game space. Releasing some relatively popular franchises like Blood Bowl and Styx, they have been around for quite some time now. Playing as a werewolf in video games is quite uncommon, but does the studio have enough to create an interesting gameplay loop?

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TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood feels like it had the potential to be really good, but even though the combat is very satisfying, the drab interludes and disappointing stealth meant I spent a lot of the time asking when the game was going to be over. To me, that speaks volumes.

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RPGamer
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Feb 4, 2021

Earthblood unfortunately never raises itself above average, ending up as a thoroughly competent beat-’em-up bogged down in less stellar stealth gameplay and rough RPG elements.

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WayTooManyGames
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood comes across like an accidental homage to a time best left to nostalgia. Games back in the PS3 era were excelling despite obvious limitations. This game exists in a time when those limitations are all but removed, yet still feels like it comes up short because while it plays like them, it just wasn’t intentional.

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Hey Poor Player
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood isn’t a terrible game, but it’s most likely not one that’s going to stick with you long after the credits roll. It’s mindless and repetitive, but if you’re a fan of World of Darkness and feel like channeling your inner wolfman for the weekend, it just might scratch that primal itch. However, if you’re on the hunt for an action-RPG with some meat on its bones, you’re much better off sinking your claws into something else.

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Screen Rant
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood feels old.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Feb 19, 2021

Wolf. Crinos. Human. Three forms that render the moment-to-moment gameplay of Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood as unique as it comes. When you aren’t sneaking around in the shadows in Cahal’s wolf form, you are shapeshifting into a human to snap necks or transitioning into a Crinos to wreak havoc on the environment and your enemies. It’s fascinating, yet oh-so-flawed.

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Twisted Voxel
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood suffers from repetition and terrible stealth-focused gameplay that fails to capitalizes on its potential world.

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GamesFinest
5 / 10
5 / 10
Apr 1, 2021

Besides the prominent pro- or antagonists like zombies and vampires in recent years, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood positively stands out from the crowd with the rather stepmotherly treated werewolves. Unfortunately, that's almost all that can be said positively about the title. But don't misunderstand - Werewolf isn't a bad game per sé, it's just mediocre: Graphics and story look old, especially in direct comparison with other recently released titles, many parts like the skill tree seem to be seen as a must rather than a real enrichment for the game and the short game duration of about eight hours isn't convincing either. Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood seems to want a lot, but not be able to accomplish that much. At least there could have been more of the heavy metal music.

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Destructoid
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood proudly wears the reverence for White Wolf's lore on its furry sleeve, with a dark-but-interesting universe and a fierce pro-environment/anti-capitalist message. But behind its wild, bloody carnage and well-meant intentions lies a dated and sorely repetitive stealth adventure that, among its contemporaries, fails to stand out from the pack.

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Worth Playing
4.9 / 10.0
4.9 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2021

I could delve into more, but I'd just be filling space at this point. I did have some nuggets of fun with Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, but there's too much I can't ignore to recommend it to anyone, especially with the dawn of next-gen systems and titles that execute their concepts much better and simply look like what current games should be.

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New Game Network
48 / 100
48 / 100
Feb 21, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is a forgettable and disappointing adventure. The World of Darkness is rife with potential, but Cyanide squanders it with this dated action adventure title.

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GamingTrend
45 / 100
45 / 100
Feb 4, 2021

While Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood may contain interesting ideas, like being able to shift forms in an instant, its gameplay and story are too generic and boring to be worthwhile.

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GBAtemp
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

My second foray into the World of Darkness franchise unfortunately has left me wanting for more. There's definitely some fun to be had here, but the majority of the game manages to just feel dated and lazy, which makes even the most fun aspects get old before too long. I truly hoped for more from Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood, but what I'm left with is a game that I don't think I'll be re-visiting any time soon.

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But Why Tho?
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood had a lot of potential. The World of Darkness universe is clearly full of interesting lore, creatures and characters, so it’s a shame that the game drops the ball so hard. While some players may find some surface-level enjoyment in the game’s stealth and combat, the lack of depth or player growth makes them feel old fast. Even if you are a World of Darkness superfan, it’s probably best to skip Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, at least until it’s heavily discounted.

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IGN
4 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

4 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood has decent stealth going for it, but its weak story forces you into painfully mediocre combat too often to be worthwhile, wasting the potential of the World of Darkness universe.

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Daily Mirror
Feb 11, 2021

WTAE is a prime example of the latter. With its phoned-in stealth, mediocre combat, poor storytelling and rough presentation, calling it a missed opportunity is an understatement, especially on a new generation console. Even die-hard fans of the tabletop game will likely struggle to enjoy this take on the franchise. There's a blueprint here for an interesting concept, but sadly nothing more. Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is out now for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One and PC (via the Epic Games Store), priced £34.99 - £44.99

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PCGamesN
4 / 10
4 / 10
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is peak mediocrity and lacks any real meat to make it stand out from the rest of the pack.

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Digital Chumps
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2017

Playing as a Werewolf should be fun and exciting, simple as that. Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood doesn't come close to offering that. Between the dull and laborious Human and Wolf gameplay and the lackluster Werewolf gameplay, it's difficult to recommend Earthblood to anyone. Above story and visuals, gameplay for this type of game should be king. Instead, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood ends up being too sheepish.

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Hardcore Gamer
2 / 5.0
2 / 5.0
Feb 4, 2021

In a game that bills itself as a choice between stealth and combat, it doesn't take long for the deceit to reveal itself and you realize this is ill-suited and insufficiently-handled for either one of the two gameplay styles.

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GamingBolt
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood feels like an expansion on a single, promising idea whose repetitive combat, underwhelming presentation, and confused story take away from what makes the original idea interesting.

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GameSkinny
Feb 3, 2021

As if suffering from some bizarre form of virtual Stockholm Syndrome, I felt nearly compelled to see Earthblood through. The game ended up more entertaining because of the barebones effort put into it, resulting in humorous bugs, glitches, and just plain nonsense.

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Game Forces PT
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Despite its original and creative idea, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is a game that after a few hours becomes repetitive and boring. With a fight that could have been better developed and with very poor graphics this is a title that may not meet the interests and expectations of many.

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Checkpoint Gaming
4 / 10
4 / 10
Feb 9, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood seemingly tries to bite off more than it can chew. As cheesy as that sentence sounds, it certainly meets that description. There are moments that stand out amongst the mediocrity of it all, that elevate the overall experience, but it’s not enough to justify playing it solely for those moments. The main “selling point” for the game being the ultra-violent combat could actually be its weakest element. So much so that the added inclusion of stealth mechanics is preferable to the main attraction. And it’s this secondary gameplay loop that is left feeling shallow and easily manipulated because of this split focus. Within the stealth systems, there is the potential of something interesting when mixed together with in-universe powers, but the current execution failed to capture the full fantasy.

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PC Invasion
4 / 10
4 / 10
Feb 4, 2021

Bland, boring, repetitive, tedious, and totally forgettable, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is a game that should go back to the doghouse.

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The Game Crater
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2021

At times, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood will deliver a glimpse of a great power fantasy, only to be torn down by everything else it has to offer.

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INDIANTVCZ
4 / 10
4 / 10
Mar 11, 2021

B-story, bad characters, boring combat system. A completely repetitive system of quests where you always do the same thing. The game contains several bugs, getting stuck in the wall, soldiers walking into the wall. Boring combat system and stealth. Graphics both from PS3. In short, a title that might have worked maybe 10 years ago.

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TechRaptor
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Having a hot werewolf can't save Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood from its many problems. A boring story, super reptitive combat, wonky stealth, and atrocious butt rock are just some of the many issues.

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Rely On Horror
3.5 / 10.0
Rely On Horror
October Keegan

Top Critic

3.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Enter the latest addition to the World of Darkness video game pantheon with Werewolf: The Apocalypse -- Earthblood. It's... not great.

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Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
3 / 10
Feb 5, 2021

Playing as a powerful, rage-filled werewolf should be the perfect set-up for a great video game but Earthblood misses so many obvious opportunities it's as if the game itself is cursed.

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IGN Middle East
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2021

Despite what seemed like a good story at first and the interesting idea of playing with an angry werewolf, Werewolf: The Apocalypse Earthblood failed to use that idea properly as it didn’t build on it in any way with the rest of the game's elements, the overall story and gameplay experience became very disappointing very fast.

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3DNews
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2021

Such a waste of a World of Darkness franchise potential.

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BaziCenter
3 / 10
BaziCenter
Omid Sedigh Imani

Top Critic

3 / 10
Feb 23, 2021

Given how rich World of Darkness universe is, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is nothing but a total disappointment.

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Cultured Vultures
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood has a lot of interesting ideas, but the boring and repetitive gameplay and lack of compelling story mean it fails to make a lasting impression.

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