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Nioh

Tecmo Koei Games, Team Ninja
Feb 7, 2017 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

IGN
9.6 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
Easy Allies
4.5 / 5
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
Polygon
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Nioh

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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Metro GameCentral

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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A dazzling mix of challenging boss encounters, terrifying enemies, and freedom to engage in side-missions and multiplayer create a dynamite fusion of intense fun

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By adapting the Dark Souls formula to the ways of the bushido, we find Team Ninja at the top of their game.

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Team Ninja has taken some big chances here. They don't all pay off, but the ones that do pull together for a game that justifies some of the pain required.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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