Nioh

Tecmo Koei Games, Team Ninja

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
88
Top Critic Average
97%
Critics Recommend
Based on 119 critic reviews
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Nioh

Rating Summary

Based on 119 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 119 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 7, 2017
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Team Ninja

Publisher: Tecmo Koei Games

Genres: Action, RPG

In Nioh, players will traverse war-torn Japan as William, a blonde-haired swordsman whose background as a fierce warrior and seasoned knowledge of the blade allows him to survive in the demon-plagued land of the samurai. Known as Yokai, these demons inhabit a number of dangerous locations and lie in wait in the shadows to ambush unsuspecting victims. Players will also face off with other samurai in supernatural sword battles and intense, multi-target engagements offering a level of difficulty that will truly test even the most hardened samurai’s skills, patience, and strategy. Offering a deep and original storyline that takes place during the Warring States Period of Japanese history alongside strategic sword-fighting action, Nioh will challenge players in a way that makes every mission and accomplishment feel earned and worthwhile.

Nioh Critic Reviews

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IGN

9.6 / 10.0
IGN

Nioh could well take over 100 hours if you set out to master its many side missions on top of its tough campaign, but it’s a challenge well worth taking. The way it builds on its most obvious inspirations with a highly refined combat system and an unexpectedly charming, yet gritty style all its own allows it to boldly carve out its own identity, standing as a shining example of what action RPGs can be.

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This delicious blend of Ninja Gaiden and Dark Souls isn't quite a masterpiece, but it's a stirring return to form for Team Ninja.

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Though it doesn't outshine Dark Souls, Nioh's distinctly Japanese setting, thoughtful level design, and demanding difficulty lead to some supremely satisfying payoffs.

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GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A perfect accompaniment to the SoulsBorne series, with plenty of unique ideas of its own and some of the best combat of the generation.

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Nioh Official Trailer - TGS 2016

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