Thymesia Reviews

Thymesia is ranked in the 40th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2022

Thymesia's aggressive combat can be enjoyable, but it's an adventure that's easily forgettable otherwise.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2022
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8 / 10
Aug 16, 2022

Drawing from Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Thymesia creates a Souls-like experience that iterates on what's most important about From's beloved titles.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2022

While Thymesia is certainly lacking in some key departments, the solid control, satisfying combat, moody atmosphere, and compelling challenge are still well worth crowing about.

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6 / 10
Sep 5, 2022

Thymesia is a game that show's the developer's potential, but doesn't reach the heights of its opening promise. While the combat is fast paced and fun, it is marred by hitbox and timing issues, and the story and lore lack depth to draw you into the mystery of Thymesia.

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75 / 100
Aug 16, 2022

Thymesia is a humble indie soulsborne that, despite its marked inspirations and forced comparisons with giants like Bloodborne, manages to bring some other details to the genre. It lags behind in many aspects, but it also manages to attract attention through frenetic and fun combat.

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VG247
Top Critic
Aug 16, 2022

There’s something special about Thymesia, but don’t expect greatness.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2022

A soulsborne that lacks refinement, but manages to entertain thanks to an interesting combat system - even if the challenge is certainly not the most difficult ever to appear in this subgenre.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2022

Thymesia is a confident, good-looking Soulslike that arguably ranks among the best of the non-From Software titles in the genre.

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Aug 24, 2022

Thymesia draws heavy inspiration from Bloodborne to mimic the Soulslike experience with misguided innovations.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
6 / 10
Sep 3, 2022

Thymesia is just another Bloodborne + Sekiro wannabe with small budget and big ambitions. On the other hand, it has something special inside it that keeps you playing on and on. And that's a great result for the small team.

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6 / 10
Aug 17, 2022

Thymesia has some refreshing ideas to set it apart among a packed field of Souls-like games. Sadly, many of these mechanics don't mesh well with the action or are completely useless. Exploration also feels generally unrewarding.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2022

Behind its souls-like mask, Thymesia hides a gameplay surprisingly dynamic, engaging and full of fun challenges. Even if it cannot really punch above its weight and reach the high levels of some of the greatest (due in large part to a story that doesn't really shine), this OverBorder Studio game shouldn't be overlooked, especially by the fans of the genre.

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Unscored
Aug 12, 2022
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Wccftech
Top Critic
8.1 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2022

A welcome change of scenery to the faster strain of Soulslikes, Thymesia gets straight to the point of sword and claw without lasting any longer than necessary.

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74 / 100
Aug 16, 2022

Thymesia is for anyone who believes that a game like Elden Ring is too accessible or that FromSoftware has lost its edge. It distills the Soulslike formula down to challenge and difficulty, adding a few new mechanics to the familiar staples. Yes, Thymesia is grueling and can be fun for hardcore fans of the genre, but it’s also pretty highly derivative. Unless they’re absolutely brilliant, copycat games almost always make you wish you were playing the original.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2022

Thymesia is a game that I expected to flop so hard given my initial impressions of the demo. But I am happy to say that the full release is much more polished and fleshed out thanks to OverBorder Studio diligently taking in the feedback of the players. Out of a sea of Soulsborne clones, it exudes just enough flavor to stand out thanks to the aggressive combat loop, robust plague weapon system, and dual health mechanic. Still, the two parry options, which require near perfect timing yet give little to no reward, need a complete rework. But hey, it's a janky and clunky love letter to its big brother Bloodborne.

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3 / 10
Aug 16, 2022

The end result is a small-scale game with lofty aspirations that miss the mark. Stealing specials is great, but everything surrounding that is unimpressive.

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8.2 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2022

Thymesia is a very interesting game, with combat and gameplay that will remind us of Sekiro, but with its own personality. In addition, the design of maps and bosses are spectacular, as is their artistic design. However, to the soundtrack, the lack of epicness.

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Unscored
Aug 16, 2022

Ultimately, you may have walked grimy paths like these many times, but if the Soulslike virus remains lodged in your core as it does in “Thymesia’s,” you should easily become absorbed into its diseased world, never once hoping to be cured.

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