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Devolver Digital, Sloclap
Aug 29, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

7.6 / 10
PC Gamer
78 / 100
4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
6.8 / 10
8.5 / 10
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Absolver


7.6 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

Absolver is a beautiful martial-arts fighting game that allows for an impressive degree of personalized play with its innovative combat deck system, which lets you learn skills from combat with other players and NPCs. Unfortunately, it only comes with a single PvP arena mode at launch, and its fascinatingly nebulous campaign breaks off early and abruptly. It feels like an early access game with a ton of potential, but it's not quite there yet.

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A one-of-a-kind blend of blood-thumping martial arts, combo curation and grindy multiplayer set in a ravishing wasteland.

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A great customizable fighting system and a cooperative spirit fill the empty spaces in a bleak open world.

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Absolver feels like a (difficult, sometimes frustrating) step into a larger world, and if you can hang with it, it'll leave you hungry for more.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

It often feels unrefined and unbalanced, but the uniquely tactical combat system, and Dark Souls influences, create one of the most enjoyably different fighting games of recent years.

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A short and barren single-player adventure that's really only for players who want to dig into the multiplayer components

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Absolver recognizes its singular goal of building a robust, satisfying martial arts combat system. It leans into those strengths, and it's a better game for it.

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Absolver's methodical combat would be superlative on its own, but the unique customisation of its Combat Deck takes this melee brawler to thrilling new heights.

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