Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition

Cold Symmetry, Playstack

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
76
Top Critic Average
70%
Critics Recommend
Based on 11 critic reviews
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Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

70%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 5Mar 4, 2021
Xbox Series X/SMar 4, 2021
Xbox OneAug 18, 2020

Developer: Cold Symmetry

Publisher: Playstack

Genres: Action, RPG

Mortal Shell is a ruthless and deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. As the remains of humanity wither and rot, zealous foes fester in the ruins. They spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision and instincts. Track down hidden sanctums of devout followers and discover your true purpose. Experience the superior way to play the award-winning Mortal Shell. Uncompromised 60fps gameplay, 4K resolution, and ultra high-quality textures. Upgrade for free. Witness your struggle in detail like never before. Possess Lost Warriors: The lost remains of defeated warriors are yours to discover. Awaken these Mortal Shells, occupy their bodies, and master unique combat styles. Iron Sharpens Iron: Combat is strategic, deliberate, and unforgiving. Commit your sword only when an opportunity opens. Face Formidable Foes: Your path is guarded by adversaries, devoted to inscrutable gods. Behold creatures both pitiable and grotesque and muster your courage and face them down.

Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition Critic Reviews

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Representing the definitive version of Mortal Shell that should provide a compelling offering for newcomers and veterans alike, Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition is a highly polished Soulslike. Though not up to the standard of its classic inspirations, Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition nonetheless stands ably on its own merit thanks to some great combat and a series of under the hood innovations that the genre at large might consider adopting.

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Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition is undeniably inspired by the likes of Dark Souls, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. While the upgrade doesn’t fix every technical problem the original had, the PS5 enhancements are enough to make this version the definitive version of the game. If Demon's Souls didn’t scratch your Souls-like itch, Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition is worth a try.

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Mortal Shell is a quite good A-RPG with original - but imperfect - mechanics and a poor RPG section. With this new release, the game gains 60FPS, 4K and better textures. Not the better "Souls game", but a pretty descent alternative.

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I’d like to give a tip of the hat to publisher Playstack and Cold Symmetry for making the Enhanced Edition a free update to owners of the PS4 version, and, for newcomers, making the MSRP of the game only $30, less than half of the going rate for some other next-gen games. Certainly at that price point you can’t hardly find a PS5 tailored experience that’s as good as Mortal Shell. In sum, if you’re like me and like the Souls games for their lore and gameplay, but don’t want to spend hours in frustration with asinine difficulty, give Mortal Shell a sincere chance. Like any game in this genre, it can take several hours to get really comfortable with and in the groove, but when you do, it will hold on tight and you won’t want to put it down.

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