Paladins Reviews

Paladins is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
8.4 / 10.0
May 16, 2018

Player choice is at the heart of what makes Paladins tick as a hero shooter.

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8.8 / 10.0
May 31, 2018

Paladins shouldn't be seen just as the free alternative to Overwatch but, instead, should be praised as one of the best multiplayers nowadays. A great and addictive game that will surely entertain every kind of player thanks to its accessibility and well-developed mechanics.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2018

Paladins fills a fairly significant gap in the Switch's library. Some minor issues aside, i'ts generally a great experience.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 29, 2018

Fun & complete, this is a free-to-play-heroic-shooter that allow the player to enjoy thousands of hours of shoots, magic and customization. Great job, and also in constant expansion.

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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
7.2 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2018

Paladins is one of the best free to play games available, and nothing changes that on Nintendo Switch. If you're looking for an online shooter to either take seriously or just play casually, Paladins is a great option that you can take on the go. Only a few technical issues drag it down from being great.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2018

Paladins has its own unique identity and deserves your attention. Hi-Rez studios has crafted a solid online hero shooter with some fun and unique twists on the genre.

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8 / 10
Jun 22, 2018

There's a definitive learning curve for those looking to play competitively, but it's nonetheless one of the console's best new multiplayer additions.

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8 / 10
Jun 29, 2018

Paladins fills a fairly significant gap in the Switch's library, and should hopefully continue to grow as a great multiplayer shooter on the system. Some general bugs and long queue times aside, what's here is - generally - an excellent experience.

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4 / 5.0
Jul 15, 2018

Paladins is a remarkable free-to-play hero-shooter that is a technical marvel on the Switch, but is hamstrung by the system's functionality.

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deadeyemcduck
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2017

Paladins is a very fun game, and while it does share a vast amount of similarities with Overwatch (I still felt the need to address this), outside the blue rectangular shield, rocket launcher, and chained hooks, Paladins is a whole game of its own. It's a fun champion-based shooter that's sure to win you over with its own take at the currently popular genre.

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Jun 28, 2018

I would have liked more context to the action, better realised characters, and more involved levels. And, of course, some kind of single player experience. But, for what it is, as a no-frills Overwatch clone, Paladins gets the job done. It's a game I'll likely be playing for quite some time to come, because it certainly scratches a very specific itch.

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B
Jul 13, 2018

While Fortnite is deservedly garnering a ton of attention, don't let Paladins slip past you. It has fun characters, a fair progression system, wildly addictive combat, and a vibrant look that makes each battle a real rush.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2018

Though my experience suffered from stability issues and inexperienced teammates, it was a fun exercise to what the Switch is capable of.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2018

Paladins is a lot of fun, unique in gameplay, if not in premise, and well worth a look in if you enjoy team based shooters with a lot of variety.

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8 / 10
Jul 5, 2018

Paladins could be amazing, but it’s all a bit too convoluted. As it stands it’s still a great experience, but for casual players who just want a team-based shooter, they may find the list of options a little too long.

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Unscored
Jun 25, 2018

I enjoyed it in handheld mode, with only a few moments of tiny text marring the experience. Docked mode reportedly offers a more stable frame rate and higher resolution, but this is hardly a title where you need to worry about graphical effects. It’s just fine in handheld and, quite frankly, part of what makes gaming on the Switch so exciting in the first place.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2018
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9 / 10.0
May 8, 2018

Paladins is a blast, it's competitive and well balanced offering a wide range of heroes to choose from.

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85%
Jun 15, 2018

Paladins Champions of the Realm had a long Beta period that has certainly paid off. What we get here is a fully fledged online hero shooter that fills a gap in the Switch lineup. Its fairly easy to get into and offers a lot of depth to keep you wanting more. A lack of voice chat (built in), long loading times and no story do detract but the sheer number of hours that you can sink into a game like this makes it a solid purchase at the moment with a free to play version coming later on in the year. If like me you were looking for a competitive outlet this could be the one for you.

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