Elden Ring Reviews

Elden Ring is ranked in the 100th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10
Feb 23, 2022

It may sound reductive, but Elden Ring is a fourth mainline Dark Souls title in all but name. The game’s open-world structure feels very organic - there aren’t lists of activities with checkboxes that players need to cross off. The Lands Between is filled with visually stunning locations and deadly enemies to ensure that the perilous journey to become the Elden Lord is at least pretty to look at. While Elden Ring stumbles a bit in some areas, it still has all the hallmarks of what makes FromSoftware’s games so enticing: it’s fun, challenging, and rewarding.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2022

This isn’t just Dark Souls with an open world tacked on. Instead, developer FromSoftware weaves its familiar formula into a massive playground so expertly that we can’t help but wonder how we ever played Dark Souls without it.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

A beauty that says "don't be afraid" to those who are afraid of souls games, and the cons are controversial.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2022

Elden Ring is everything that I dreamed of and more. Although I did expect From Software to refine the Souls recipe, I was quite surprised by the large amount of new mechanics and how well the Souls formula has been implemented in an open-world environment.

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9 / 10
Feb 23, 2022

A successful new direction, adding some improvements while offering a large open world full of secrets.

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GameSpace
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2022

A gorgeous and wonderful open world adventure full of discovery, magic, and the same threat that exemplifies FromSoftware's Souls series. Elden Ring is more than another Dark Souls Game., mixing a natural evolution of the series with an open world concept and a greater level of accessibility for those that want to experience the infamous You Died screen.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2022

FromSoftware returns with all of its traditional offerings in Elden Ring, but the real star of the show is its exceptional open world.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2022

Elden Ring takes the best elements of all past FromSoftware games in recent memory and mashes them together. While it's not inviting to newcomers, this is certainly the definitive FromSoft experience.

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9 / 10
Mar 17, 2022

Elden Ring is Dark Souls done in an accessible way and given the open world afforded to Link in Breath of the Wild. In short, it's fabulous.

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9 / 10
Feb 23, 2022

Elden Ring deftly refines and boldly reimagines FromSoftware's tried and true formula.

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90%
Feb 23, 2022

Elden Ring offers up a gorgeous open world that is enticing and exciting to explore, along with excellent combat variety, amazing bosses to fight, and intricate dungeons to tackle. It might feel a little familiar, but this could well be FromSoftware’s best game to date.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2022

Elden Ring remains a compelling experience thanks to its incredible breadth and scope combined with its excellent combat and litany of options for curating your own unique journey. Is it a massive change from the Dark Souls formula? Honestly, you can name it Dark Souls 4 and it would actually fit quite well. At the same time, it represents the best iteration of the Souls formula to date as well as the potential of the series moving forward. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m dying to hop back and play it again.

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Joniwan
Top Critic
9 / 10
Mar 5, 2022

A must have action-RPG with deep combat systems and an very interesting open-world. Sadly all is not perfect and graphics are totally outdated and AI have some problems.

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Feb 23, 2022

After spending 50-plus hours playing it, I can confirm Elden Ring is the most developed and welcoming Souls-series game ever made, with the added narrative and open world making Elden Ring feel far more accessible to From Software newcomers.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2022

Elden Ring feels like the game FromSoftware has been building up to ever since Demon’s Souls released in 2009.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2022

Elden Ring is very much 'just' From doing what From does best, this time performing its greatest hits on the biggest stage to date. And what a wonderful thing that is to witness.

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9 / 10
Feb 28, 2022

Elden Ring is the definitive FromSoftware game. With a refined combat system packing new ideas and an open world perfect for exploration, it sets a new benchmark for titles of this ilk to strive for. This is the Japanese developer firing on all cylinders — far and away its best creation yet. Elden Ring is an utterly essential PS5 title.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2022

Elden Ring is neither a step forward nor backward for the famed developer, but rather a shift to the side. It’s a different kind of FromSoftware game, one that mixes stampeding mounted combat in a vast world with more intimate, terrifying moments in dark caves and cramped castles. I’m having a grand time with it, make no mistake, but it’s not my favourite FromSoftware game to date.

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VideoGamer
Top Critic
9 / 10
Feb 23, 2022

There are no other dynamics quite like it in games; they acquaint us with an array of miseries and charge us money for the privilege.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2022

After a lot of waiting, FromSoftware was able to pour their many years of experience into Elden Ring, and with the participation of famous writer "George Martin" on the story front, we now have the best Souls game ever.

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