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Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

Rating Summary

Based on 38 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

11%

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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Nov 6, 2016
PCOct 27, 2017

Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

Genre: RPG

The most ambitious SAO game created to date

Back to its origins
A brand new story created under the watchful eye of the original author of Sword Art Online novels, Reki Kawahara.

An SAO world to immerse yourself in
Dense, highly-detailed and dynamic environment will welcome you into a rich adventure. The setting, and your journey through this world, will continue to evolve as you explore this new virtual universe.

Intense and strategic gameplay
Comprehensive RPG gameplay perfectly matched with strong action elements. Approach monsters and characters head on as you charge through this new adventure and compelling story. Experience the intense battles of Sword Art Online with explosive, rewarding attacks.

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IGN

6.7 / 10.0
IGN

A lot of effort was clearly put into Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, because almost every aspect of its gameplay has an underlying set of properties and nuances to come to grips with. While I usually love that kind of complexity, here it rarely felt meaningful or even coherent. Paired with a story that lacks the stakes and urgency of the source material, it leaves Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization feeling pretty tepid aside from its enjoyable combat.

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GameSpot

5 / 10
GameSpot

Sword Art Online is built on high-stakes drama and a compelling premise--Hollow Realization delivers on neither.

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Destructoid

7.5 / 10.0
Josh Tolentino

I feel conflicted about Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, because while it’s never been more interesting to play as a game, the fact that its narrative is typical of latter-day Sword Art Online stories has actually become something of a liability. A bolder story, one that took more risk, established a better sense of stakes, or even did something other than tread water would definitely not be Sword Art Online-like, and would make it much easier to recommend to people outside the show’s fanbase. As it stands, though, Hollow Realization remains a Sword Art Online game, for better and worse.

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Areajugones

8 / 10.0
Areajugones

This new installment of the Sword Art saga comes to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita with brand new gameplay and great graphics that will be entertaining for the fans of the saga.

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