Naraka: Bladepoint Reviews

Naraka: Bladepoint is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
PC Gamer
Top Critic
73 / 100
Sep 2, 2021

A battle royale game that's fun to play in a loose, aggressive style, with melee combat that's trickier than it may first appear.

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Kyle Campbell
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2021

Superb melee combat and gravity-defying movement make Naraka: Bladepoint a clever spin on the familiar battle royale formula.

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6 / 10
Aug 20, 2021

Naraka Bladepoint's sharp new take on the Battle Royale formula gets off to a promising, but slightly awkward start

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8 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2021

Fast-paced battles for one of the most interesting battle royale games around

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5 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2022

Naraka: Bladepoint is a fun twist on the battle royal genre, but is packed full of far too much free-to-play fluff.

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Unscored
Sep 13, 2021

A punishing battle royale with melee combat that frustrates before it elates, but rewards perseverance. Also it's got excellent grappling hooks.

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72 / 100
Sep 3, 2021

Naraka: Bladepoint offers a refreshing alternative to both the tired sci-fi or high fantasy settings and mechanics of familiar battle royale games, with a focus on fast and skillful melee combat and movement that can feel like an awesome martial arts film come to life. But the focus almost entirely on close quarters fighting can grow repetitive and frustrating, too, especially against the much better players that seem to dominate the space. Although it pushes microtransactions past the point of annoyance, they don’t radically impact the game, which is ultimately much more skill-based than that of other games in the genre.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2021

With excellent combat and traversal mechanics and a unique atmosphere, Naraka: Bladepoint stands out from the battle royale crowd. Cluttered interface, controls that require some tweaking, the bad implementation of microtransactions, and general lack of content, however, damage the experience a bit, preventing it from becoming a must-buy for fans of the genre. The foundation is still extremely solid, so with proper support, Naraka: Bladepoint definitely has the chance to rival all of the most popular battle royale games on the market.

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8 / 10
Aug 17, 2021

Naraka: Bladepoint's movement and combat are beautifully fluid, and they give the battle royale more depth than any other. You will sink endless hours into soaring through above buildings and dueling with enemy ninjas. It only has a few minor technical issues that are bringing it down. If fixed, Naraka: Bladepoint will be around for a long, long time.

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7.7 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2022

The Battle Royale genere has a new contender in consoles and it's really great. Works well and flawless on Xbox Series X

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7 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2021

Naraka: Bladepoint does have a lot of cool and unique ideas for the battle royale genre. I love its melee-focused combat, I love the varied weapon selection, and I dig the durability system replacing the "limited ammo" functions of other games in the genre. However the game's longevity suffers due to becoming stale quickly, the lack of variance in the core gameplay loop rearing its ugly head quickly. It's the kind of game I would absolutely recommend to a friend, but only for one or two matches at a time. For long marathon sessions, there are far better options.

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6 / 10
Aug 18, 2021

For an original take on battle royale and a truly special martial arts combat system, Naraka is worth checking out. But between stability issues, off-putting monetisation practices, and an unpalatable learning curve, there's plenty that gets in the way of the fun.

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Spaziogames
Top Critic
7.2 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2021

Naraka is a breath of fresh air in the universe of battle royales, but it comes with compromises.

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Gamefa
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2022

Naraka bladepoint is an enjoyable and different kind of battle royale. This game has fluid gameplay with strong RPG elements which make it so deep and addictive. Although it has its lacklusters like Bots in first matches and Vey expensive battlepass, i strongly recommend you to buy this 20 dollar battle royale

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2.6 / 5.0
Jul 21, 2022

Naraka: Bladepoint has potential. There are some originalities, and that’s one thing gamers thoroughly appreciate. However, I don’t think this game is ready to compete with the top dogs of Battle Royale gaming. It needs to give more to even be close to competing with the best in the genre.

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4 / 5 stars
Aug 20, 2021

Naraka: Bladepoint is a fun 60-player battle royale. Unlike many other games in the genre, it focuses on melee combat and parkour-style movement. It's a punishing game, rewarding skill, preparation, and mastery of its core mechanics. Though fun, it quickly grows stale.

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Noisy Pixel
Jerad Gribben
8 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2021

When Nakara: Bladepoint runs without performance issues, it’s a highly-polished, technical hack n slash Battle Royale. Its extensive customization options made each character unique and left me wanting to play just one more round to level up and collect a few more cosmetic items. For those tired of traditional “shooter” Battle Royals, Naraka is an addictive and fluid action-packed direction for the genre.

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INVEN
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2021

Here comes a new challenger at battle royale genre: Naraka: Bladepoint, equipping itself with simple and fast-paced stylish actions, has shown off its strength since its release.

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Buy
Aug 18, 2021

Nakara: Bladepoint (NB) is a TRADITIONAL BATTLE ROYALE (BR) as the most popular ones we got out there. You always drop on the same shrinking map, collect gear, weapons, and supplies of different levels and fight your way to be the last standing. What makes NB different is the MELEE COMBAT AND MOBILITY. Instead of shooting people down, you will be slashing and piercing them up. From a pool of heroes, you pick the one with the abilities that best suit your gameplay style and fight for victory on solos or trios matches. But don’t be fooled, NB’s combat is not just about mashing the buttons; timing, combos, and knowing how to move are essential to climbing up the ranks.

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Aug 13, 2021

Overall, NARAKA: BLADEPOINT remains a wonderful, fast-paced, and addicting experience. While it has plenty of room to grow, it holds its own against competitors like Hunter’s Arena: Legends and offers a polished experience to those who choose to join the fight.

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