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Tails of Iron

Odd Bug Studio, United Label, CI Games
Sep 17, 2021 - Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Destructoid
7.5 / 10
TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
IGN Italy
8 / 10
God is a Geek
9 / 10
Tom's Guide
4.5 / 5
GamingTrend
90 / 100
TheGamer
4.5 / 5
ZTGD
8 / 10
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Tails of Iron Trailers

Tails of Iron - Gamescom Trailer: Arise, Young Prince (PS5, PS4, Xbox X|S|One, Nintendo Switch, PC) thumbnail

Tails of Iron - Gamescom Trailer: Arise, Young Prince (PS5, PS4, Xbox X|S|One, Nintendo Switch, PC)

Tails of Iron - Gameplay Trailer: A Warrior. A Hero. A King. (PS4, PS5, Xbox X|S|One, NS, PC) thumbnail

Tails of Iron - Gameplay Trailer: A Warrior. A Hero. A King. (PS4, PS5, Xbox X|S|One, NS, PC)

Tails of Iron - Teaser Trailer: Welcome to the Kingdom (PS4|5, Xbox X|S|One, Nintendo Switch, PC) thumbnail

Tails of Iron - Teaser Trailer: Welcome to the Kingdom (PS4|5, Xbox X|S|One, Nintendo Switch, PC)


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Critic Reviews for Tails of Iron

With its tough-but-fair combat, timeless storybook visuals, and unique furry fantasy, Tails of Iron is one of the year’s most distinctive RPG experiences. The intentionally subdued pace and challenging nature will definitely test the impatient, but anyone looking for a knuckle-cracking slugger, powered by a tale of valor and vengeance, will find Odd Bug Studio’s sophomore effort washes down like a fine flask of Bug Juice.

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I've reviewed a fair whack of games so far in 2021 and Tails of Iron is easily the best of the bunch. Addictively deadly difficult combat, a wonderful game world to explore and a compelling story all add up to having a very good time indeed

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Tails of Iron is a difficult, brutal and fascinating action-RPG, a black fairy tale that deserves attention, especially if you want an adventure with tight and powerful combats.

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Tails of Iron is a charming and often brutal Souls-like adventure, with some wonderful combat mechanics and a gorgeous hand-drawn world.

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Tails of Iron is a beautiful and charming side-scroller with brutal combat and a grim story. Fight as the rat king Redgi and reclaim your kingdom.

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Tails of Iron is a fantastic, brutal, and gorgeous game. Placing rats at the forefront of an adventure game was a bold move, and serves the world that Odd Bug Studio has created immensely. The battle between the frogs and rats is intense, the combat is challenging - yet fair - and the wide variety of equipment is sure to make any RPG fan excited to experiment with new loadouts. I enjoyed every moment spent in the Rat Kingdom, and can only hope to see more from Redgi, his brothers, and this fantastic world.

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From milking bugs to slaying frogs with jetpacks, Tails of Iron is an off-the-walls, brilliantly intuitive sidescroller, but it has a heart and keeps you gripped from start to finish as you slaughter a conveyor belt of would-be challengers. It’s not about avenging your father, not entirely - it’s about family and community. Vin Diesel would be proud. Sadly, it’ll probably get lost in the busy end-of-year shuffle among the triple-A powerhouses. But in the downtime between releases, make some room for Tails of Iron - it’s one of 2021’s best.

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I really enjoyed my time with Tails of Iron, it had a very mature story to tell wrapped up in a charming yet dark world. The clever use of communication between the creatures while using ‘Geralt’ for narration duties is definitely one of my highlights from this game. While I am not a fan of the ridiculously named ‘Souls-Borne’ genre, there was so much to love about Tails of Iron that it was easy to overlook. Sure, the combat was very difficult but who doesn’t like a challenge; I just hope we get to see more from Redgi and his brothers in the future.

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