Scarlet Nexus

Rating Summary

Based on 137 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

81%

Critics Recommend

Based on 137 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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