Scarlet Nexus Reviews

Scarlet Nexus is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
PC Gamer
Top Critic
78 / 100
Jun 30, 2021

An excellent combat system buffers a classically unhinged anime story in an action RPG whose ambition outpaces execution.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2021

Scarlet Nexus' combat is thrilling and its story surprisingly deep, and while it's let down by limited enemy and stage variety, the strength of its characters is enough to lift it high above your average anime inspired action RPG.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jun 24, 2021

A supremely playable action JRPG, which marries gorgeous anime visuals with satisfyingly original real-time combat.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021
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Jun 23, 2021

A brilliant battle system is let down somewhat by the largely underwhelming side stories and meandering companions of Scarlet Nexus.

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8.8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

With incredibly satisfying combat, weird and wonderful creatures, and an awesome aesthetic, Scarlet Nexus is well worth your time

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GameSpot
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jun 25, 2021

The story of Scarlet Nexus might be a mess, but fun action and great character moments make it worth your time.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Jun 23, 2021

The haunting twists of Scarlet Nexus make it a surprise gem

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8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus is, ultimately, some gorgeous, action-heavy comfort food. It is Saturday morning anime in game form, and while it will struggle to hold your attention from a story perspective, it’s also a good way to lose 30 hours in a fun combat system. It’s not a narrative powerhouse, but if you need a vehicle for bashing monsters with the might of your brain, it’ll suit that need just fine.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

‎Scarlet Nexus is a video game that, although in the long run it can become repetitive and has a complex story with some inconsistencies, has a combat system really well designed and fun. Technically it is a step forward in anime titles, so Bandai Namco has created a new work more than worthy and with good ideas.‎

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85 / 100
Jun 23, 2021

With a great story full of plot twists and a robust, varied and spectacular combat system, Scarlet Nexus is one of the best "anime style" video games Bandai Namco has ever made. If you like the genre or this kind fo stories, give it a chance.

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8 / 10
Jun 23, 2021

From its compelling story, to its wild enemy designs and combat, I'm kind of in awe of Scarlet Nexus. Where Bandai Namco games often have a niche appeal, I've got no reservations about recommending Scarlet Nexus. I'd definitely suggest skipping a lot of the side stories, but everything else here is the kind of anime-infused greatness that will appeal to nearly everyone.

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9 / 10
Jun 25, 2021

The anime aesthetic may be a turn off for some players, but those people would be doing themselves a disservice. Scarlet Nexus is a game worth experiencing. It's a game that took me by total surprise and a world I hope to explore more in the future.

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Jun 23, 2021

There’s plenty of fun to be had for all players because it’s great once it gets going – but I fear it might lose people in its opening few hours.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus is a huge surprise. His combat is wonderful and his story, despite having less inspired moments, knows how to generate interest. The differences between the two protagonists and the surprises are enough to please any fan of the genre.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus offers a fascinating game universe and frames a deep and well-crafted action-RPG, despite some exposure naiveties.

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Jun 23, 2021

Overall, Scarlet Nexus is a simple, yet great and enjoyable experience for any fan of the genre out there. You hunt monsters, make yourself and your allies stronger, gather resources for making new cosmetics and gear, constantly unlock new features for inside and outside of combat, all that while you watch an interesting story materialize in front of your eyes. It really is a modernized, old-school adventure which will satisfy anyone, even with the few drawbacks it has and the rather slow beginning.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus has phenomenal combat that stands tall above many other ARPGs, with a deep story and some gorgeous visuals.

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Jun 29, 2021

The more serious technical issues will likely be addressed in future Scarlet Nexus updates, but in the meantime, the game is still a safe bet for big anime and Japanese action-RPG fans. There's serious bang for the buck, as Scarlet Nexus has New Game Plus and is stuffed with content, being one of the few games with two playable characters where going back through with the other one is actually a worthwhile endeavor. If the combat didn't lose its luster in the last five hours or so and if it wasn't bogged down with so many boring static cut-scenes, it would be much easier to recommend it to everyone else, too.

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90 / 100
Jun 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus is an absolute blast from the start and only gets better as you progress. The characters are charming, the story has nice twists and turns, and the combat is simple to understand but hard to master. While it certainly has flaws, this is a must play for action game fans.

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