Nier: Automata

Square Enix

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
89
Top Critic Average
92%
Critics Recommend
Based on 155 critic reviews
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Nier: Automata

Rating Summary

Based on 155 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

Based on 155 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 7, 2017
PCMar 17, 2017
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Publisher: Square Enix

Genres: Action, RPG

The distant future. Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon. The Council of Humanity organizes a resistance of android soldiers in an effort to take back their planet. To break the deadlock, the Resistance deploys a new unit of android infantry: YoRHa. In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on. A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world...

Nier: Automata Critic Reviews

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Nier: Automata is a crazy, beautiful, and highly entertaining journey full of nutty ideas and awesome gameplay. It may not include the most sensical story or compelling characters, but its frenzied combat -- coupled with beautiful visuals and a stunning soundtrack – make it too much fun to pass up.

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Yoko Taro's eccentric action RPG gets a follow-up that's every bit as surprising as its predecessor with a little help from Platinum Games.

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A beautiful, melancholy action RPG that’s effortlessly stylish and utterly unpredictable.

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9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A fantastic mix of explosive action and thoughtful storytelling, that results in one of the most unpredictable and ambitious action role-players of the modern era.

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Audience Reviews

This is one of the best games I have ever played. The story itself is already great and non-cliched, but it is made even more excellent with its interesting themes, the gameplay is an incredible blend of hack-and-slash action with RPG elements, along with some fun shoot-em-up sections, and the music is very emotional and sets the bleak tone of the game. The only issues with
Pros: + Best narrative ever + Excellent gameplay + Great cast + Incredible music + Masterclass game design Cons: - The visuals are a little bit outdated - Uninteresting sidequests Narrative: 10/10 Gameplay: 10/10 Content: 8/10 Characters: 8/10 Music: 10/10 Graphics/Audio: 8/10 Final Rating: 10/10 - Masterpiece - NieR: Automata, while not flawless, it takes some major videogame

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