Severed Steel Reviews

Severed Steel is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.8 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2021

The longevity is not the cup of tea of this game, but for at least a couple of hours Severed Steel manages to offer something new and exciting in today's FPS landscape.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2021

With destructible environments (you can blow holes in almost everything), frenetic action, over-the-top physics and a soundtrack that rarely takes a breather, Severed Steel is an enjoyable, cathartic experience.

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Sep 16, 2021

Severed Steel feels like playing the Deathloop trailer. Not the actual game, specifically the trailer. Specifically the run shoot kick montage that comes in right at the end. Slick, stylised, and never slowing down for a second, Severed Steel looks set to launch without much fanfare, but if you want a game that gives you a great time and then leaves you alone, give it a try. KILL. THEM. ALL.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2022

Quite simply Severed Steel is one of the most downright entertaining shooters to come out this year. Sure it doesn't boast the most comprehensive offering from a content perspective and genre fiends looking for a token narrative to go with their serving of face-gunning may well be disappointed, but Severed Steel bends and in some cases breaks the traditionally rigid rules of the FPS genre to often giddy effect. The end result is the sort of gloriously freewheeling, acrobatic first-person shooting extravaganza which aims to demonstrate that innovation in the genre doesn't have to just begin and end at the the gun clasped tightly in your hands.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2021

Severed Steel is a fantastic ride while it last, there is a map editor for the brave but replay value is only going to be found for those that have the need to top a leaderboard or want to record some dope slo-mo montages. Anyone looking for a supremely easy to get into action game that blends the bullet-time from Max Payne with a bombastic soundtrack pumping techno music and all the slides and dives from 80-90’s action movies…look absolutely no further than Severed Steel. For a first game Greylock has nailed it and I can’t wait to see this gem on consoles.

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8 / 10
Jul 27, 2022

The game runs near-flawlessly on Switch aside from a few levels near the end (that being said, you’ll be in slo-mo for the majority of the game anyway). However, the two biggest issues with the game rear their heads here. Games like this typically have near instantaneous restarts to ensure the action is always moving. Severed Steel’s load times aren't obnoxiously long by any means, but just long enough to add to the frustration of losses. The other (and biggest) issue is the complete lack of gyro-aiming, which — especially for a game this fast-paced — feels like a large oversight. But still, we’re talking about a game where you can throw your gun at someone, slo-mo, dive over their head, steal another from their back pocket, then blast them with it. Which is pretty rad.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2022

Severed Steel is a rapid-pace first-person shooter that demands quick reflexes and creative thinking to blast your way through the minions of a nefarious mega-corporation wreaking havoc in a dark future.

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6 / 10
Oct 6, 2021

Severed Steel was fun to play, but I couldn't recommend it at its current price in its present state.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2021

Although it's a very brief experience, every single level sent adrenaline into my veins. If you can find a game that makes me feel as jazzed as Severed Steel, savor every moment.

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7 / 10
Aug 21, 2022

If you are looking for pure entertainment when playing a video game, then Severed Steel does a very good job at giving you that. But if you are looking for something more than just entertainment, you may not be fully satisfied.

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Cubed3
Athanasios
Top Critic
6 / 10
Aug 20, 2022

The acrobatic shoot-fest known as Severed Steel is, without any exaggeration, tons of fun. Sadly, while it could be one of the genre's classics, it is barebones in terms of content. There simply aren't many things to do here, and there's almost no incentive to go back to it. It needs a better campaign, more varied weaponry, enemies, as well as some extra stuff, be it power-ups, or alternative game modes. Or at least a better price-tag…

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8 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2022

Severed Steel‘s campaign may be short, but it’s very sweet. And the high-octane nature of its action is intoxicating, meaning you’re likely to engage with firefight mode and perhaps even play through the campaign again with Mutators active. A single-player only experience, those who like waging war while feeling like a badass will be in their element here. It’s an absolute blast from beginning to end.

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90 / 100
Jul 31, 2022

Severed Steel was a pleasant surprise because of its gameplay which, in addition to being extremely fun, is also very well made. The campaign and and the challenges complete this package with a considerable amount of content. If you are a fast-paced FPS fan, Severed Steel is a title that needs your attention.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2021

It is total destruction and non- stop action. We wish we had been able to enjoy it much longer.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2021

Severed Steel will be a massive video game for a narrow group of gamers. If you love perfecting a plan and then spending as much time as needed to both car3efully and quickly execute it, you will love this experience. Running on a wall, diving through a window, all the time dodging enemy attacks, only to then slide and kill two enemies before finding a safe space is a fun time.

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GameGrin
Neil 'Wedge' Hetherington
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2021

Severed Steel assaults many of your senses and rewards your bullet dodging, slow motion ballet dancing with satisfying kills while caressing your eyes and ears with the striking visuals and soundtrack it presents to you.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 19, 2023

Severed Steel aims straight for the 'head' for non-stop fun and action.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2022

Severed Steel is a brutally fast and unforgiving FPS. You must use your special powers to slow down time, kill your enemies, and be victorious. Though many of the stages are short, there are plenty of reasons to return. With smooth and unusual gameplay, this is a bizarre but moreish title to tackle.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2022

Severed Steel is able to carve its own path, too, using these focused and thorough systems to create a first-person shooter that’s as fast as it is fulfilling.

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Sep 29, 2021

Severed Steel is a high-octane parkour FPS that combines slow-motion combat with exhilarating speed but does the game provide smashing success or did it fail to go out with a bang? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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