The Ascent

Neon Giant, Curve Digital

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
74
Top Critic Average
70%
Critics Recommend
Based on 45 critic reviews
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The Ascent

Rating Summary

Based on 45 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

70%

Critics Recommend

Based on 45 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCJul 29, 2021
Xbox OneJul 29, 2021
Xbox Series X/SJul 29, 2021

Developer: Neon Giant

Publisher: Curve Digital

Genres: Action, RPG

The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG, set on Veles, a packed cyberpunk world. Welcome to The Ascent Group arcology, a corporate-run metropolis stretching high into the sky and filled with creatures from all over the galaxy. You play as a worker, enslaved by the company that owns you and everyone else in your district. One day, you are suddenly caught in a vortex of catastrophic events: The Ascent Group shuts down for unknown reasons and the survival of your district is threatened. You must take up arms and embark on a new mission to find out what started it all. You belong to the corporation. Can you survive without it? SOLO OR CO-OP Play the entire game alone or work together with up to three friends in local or online co-op. EXPLOSIVE SHOOTER Aim low or high, switch weapons and equip lethal gadgets, take cover and use the destructible environments at your advantage and keep adjusting your tactic as you face new enemies. RPG ELEMENTS Customize your character with cyberware that suits your playstyle. Allocate new skill points as you level-up and try various augmentations to take down your enemies in new creative ways. A VIBRANT CYBERPUNK WORLD Meet new allies and enemies and find loot as you explore the brimming world of The Ascent and its wide range of districts, from the deep slums to the higher luxury spheres.

The Ascent Critic Reviews

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

The Ascent's arcology setting is splendid, if heavily derivative - shame that all you can do here is gun and grind.

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A lovingly crafted action RPG with challenging, satisfying gunfights and an extraordinary cyberpunk setting.

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Story isn't its strong suit, but the rest of The Ascent delivers a wonderfully realized cyberpunk world mixed with satisfying twin-stick gunplay to create an enjoyable action-RPG.

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While The Ascent is a true visual showcase for the Xbox Series X, it lacks depth and clarity. There's a fun game in here, but it's ultimately overburdened.

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Trailers

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The Ascent with RTX | Official GeForce RTX Ray Tracing Reveal Trailer thumbnail

The Ascent with RTX | Official GeForce RTX Ray Tracing Reveal Trailer

The Ascent | COMING JULY 29TH - Developer Q&A | Curve Digital thumbnail

The Ascent | COMING JULY 29TH - Developer Q&A | Curve Digital

The Ascent | COMING JULY 29TH - PRE-PURCHASE NOW INDENTS! | Curve Digital thumbnail

The Ascent | COMING JULY 29TH - PRE-PURCHASE NOW INDENTS! | Curve Digital

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