Atlas Fallen Reviews
Atlas Fallen may not have the most captivating storyline or impressive sound design, but it more than makes up for these shortcomings with its outstanding combat system, level design, and traversal mechanics. Fans of collect-a-thons will be pleased to know that Atlas Fallen offers plenty of hidden treasures to uncover, ensuring hours of gameplay. While it may be overlooked by some, Atlas Fallen is a true sleeper hit of the year that should not be missed by any gaming enthusiast. Overall, it's a must-play for those looking for a thrilling and action-packed gaming experience.
With exploration enhanced by fun traversal, a progression system that doesn't tie you to levels, and combat that never gets boring with flashy abilities and fast-paced movement - Atlas Fallen is definitely worth your time.
Atlas Fallen might be Deck13 Interactive’s crowning achievement with its story-rich and narrative-driven environment combined with the Soulslike aspects in combat. The combat and level mechanics are a refreshing take on how things should be done, and it definitely keeps you going. Even if fighting isn’t always your go-to pleasure, there’s a brilliantly crafted world and mountains of lore to explore too, if you really want to go all in. Atlas Fallen is definitely one of those games that would be approachable by anybody because of how forgiving it can be while also being challenging for veteran players.
Atlas Fallen is an amazing adventure to be tackled, either solo or with a friend, turning the tide of battle and fighting back against the monsters of the land and becoming more powerful with each victory. Honestly, there are not many negatives I can think of with Atlas Fallen. It has been another great release during a great year for games. I have loved every second I have spent exploring the world and all the fights I have encountered. If you are looking for a great action adventure RPG to play, this is highly worth checking out.
If you’re looking for an RPG with a solid exploration and fighting system, Atlas Fallen is a good option. You might be let down by the game’s plot if that’s your main motivation for playing. If you don’t care about the story and just want to explore the world and build a wide variety of characters, this game is fantastic. Especially with Co-op, I believe it would be fun to just run around in this environment and wreck and blow stuff up with a friend. The map is fairly large, with several explorable zones and an additional, optional zone off to the side. In the end, Atlas Fallen is fun; it doesn’t exactly break new ground, but it has enough to entertain you.
In this big open world there is plenty to see, do and experience. Atlas Fallen is full of puzzles and treasures. You can play the game alone or with a friend. The navigation works very organically and if you pick up the game again after a long break, you can find a short and concise tutorial list in your journal. This way you can quickly pick up the adventure without too much hassle. As far as we’re concerned, this game is easy to recommend.
Review in Dutch | Read full review
Finally, an open world in which moving from one part of the map to another is no longer problem. It is definitely one of the strengths of Atlas Fallen, along with the numerous builds we can continually experiment with by playing with glove upgrades, and the combat system against the huge monsters we encounter, unfortunately not as frequently as I hoped. The gameplay does not add anything new to the RPG genre, but action and variety of settings, combined with a fast paced progression, make it engaging and enjoyable from start to finish. To be played in one go.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Atlas Fallen is a game that I wanted to play since I saw the first videos, although once played it does not reinvent the wheel, if it does enough things well to consider it a game to take into account if you like its premises. It is an RPG, with a light combat system like a Hack and Slash, with touches of Darksiders and a great atmosphere.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Atlas Fallen does not invent the wheel, but it scratches at a good level in almost all its sections, and bets on a charismatic fictional universe (with potential for a sequel). If you like hack and slash, action-RPG or the oddities of the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation, here is one of the surprises of the year.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Despite all of its flaws in story, visuals, and even design, Atlas Fallen excels simply as a video game.
Atlas Fallen is an above-average action RPG with plenty of positive qualities. It’s fun to explore the gigantic open-world desert, the Wraiths are formidable and entertaining enemies to fight and the combat system is satisfying thanks to the risk-vs-reward Momentum Gauge mechanic. While the story is formulaic and some gameplay mechanics could use some ironing out, they don’t bog down the overall experience.
Atlas Fallen's superb combat, intruiging world, and fluid traversal make up for a play-by-numbers narrative. Thankfully, simple things like surfing the sands of a ginormous desert wasteland and taking on behemoth beasts mean I can enjoy the game for what it is instead of what it could have been.
Atlas Fallen knows how to hunt big monsters and adds combo jumps and parkour elements while exploring the landscape and its hard-to-reach corners. It's both a challenge and fun, and certainly good choice.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Atlas Fallen is an action-adventure RPG that evokes a sense of nostalgia for classic hits while also infusing the genre with a refreshing and unique touch.
Atlas Fallen isn’t a game that will push the action RPG genre forward, but it's so much fun to play it doesn't really matter anyway. The gameplay loop is satisfying and the aerial dash and sandglider mechanics are smooth enough that you'll be happy just exploring the world of Atlas, even if you're not progressing through the main story. Its clunky plot holds a certain charm, and with enjoyable combat and traversal it's worth a look for anyone looking for a meaty adventure before the Fall deluge.
Despite its technical and QoL shortcomings, Atlas Fallen has me excited. The game is a testament to how far AA development has come in recent years. The game does take tired open-world tropes but adds that extra creative and unique layer that AA developers are known for. Atlas Fallen delivers a fascinating, albeit undercooked, world with solid combat and build mechanics. Undoubtedly, Atlas Fallen is another feather in Deck13’s cap.
Atlas Fallen will get your blood pumping with fast and furious battles that will test your reflexes and strategic mettle.
"Atlas Fallen" reaches for the stars and manages to stand on its own in a crowded genre with its ambitious story scenes and gripping combat.
As a fan of action games, I'd be lying if I said I didn't have fun with Atlas Fallen. Though it's not revolutionary in any way, the new work by Deck13 is yet another competent release in 2023. Being the gauntlet wielder doesn't come without its issues, but defeating sandy monsters while surfing in a post-apocalyptic desert is way too thrilling to be ignored.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Both the Quality and Performance Modes of Atlas Fallen sport incredible visuals and gameplay, especially with Performance Mode's 60fps. Atlas Fallen's photo mode was also a distracting highlight, especially when finding a rare glitch in the game and being able to have the main character express disappointment while pointing at said visual glitches to take the above screenshot. Developer Deck13 promises updates at launch will further improve the game, which did not suffer from any dramatic performance issues like other open-world games tend to release with. In its current state, Atlas Fallen is an excellent showcase of modern gaming that features some exciting mechanics that other action games could benefit from.