Percentile Rank

Underworld Ascendant is ranked in the 1st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

31

Top Critic Average

0%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Avoid
Avoid
Nov 29, 2018

A blatantly unfinished and uninspired nostalgia project that sheds a certain, peculiar light on the immersive sim at large.

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Scored Reviews

The Games Machine
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

There's a game behind the many issues and flaws of Underworld Ascendant; we just don't know when (or if) we might see it one day.

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Geeks Under Grace
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Underworld: Ascendant is a very ambitious RPG from a well-seasoned staff that knows the genre. Unfortunately, there is so much that gets in the way of having a great time; a wasted potential from some talented individuals.

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PlayStation Universe
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2019

A sadly failed tribute to one of the greatest RPGs of all time, Underworld Ascendant is simply far too flawed to recommend to either fans of the original Ultima Underworld, or in-depth RPGs in general.

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Spaziogames
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

Bad ideas and bad errors, with glitches and bugs. The feeling is of a game not completed, with no polishing at all.

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IGN
3 / 10.0
IGN
DM Schmeyer

Top Critic

3 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2018

Underworld Ascendant is a buggy, repetitive, and boring mess of an RPG.

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Wccftech
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2018

Underworld Ascendant touches on something but never really grasps it. It doesn't utilise any of the improvements from its long absence from the industry and even falls flat compared to the game it is meant to be the successor of.

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SomHráč.sk
30%
30%
Dec 2, 2018

As a spiritual successor of the Ultima Underworld series, Underworld Ascendant fails in almost every way.The promising introduction is followed by a brisk quality drop. A wasted potential.

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GameMAG
3 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

3 / 10
Dec 10, 2018

We hoped to get a spiritual successor to Ultima Underworld, but it turned out to be terrible mix of Dark Messiah and Thief, full of problems and bugs. This game is a complete mess, and it didn't deserve your attention at all.

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Screen Rant
Nov 27, 2018

The spiritual successor to Ultima had good intentions, but that may be the only good thing about it.

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RPGamer
1.5 / 5.0
1.5 / 5.0
Jan 14, 2019

Simply put, the game seems unfinished and was likely rushed to market resulting in a horribly broken world that offers no incentive to return to it, even if future patches alleviate some of the myriad of issues.

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PC Gamer
25 / 100
25 / 100
Nov 21, 2018

Riddled with bugs and bizarre mechanics, Underworld Ascendant is a bafflingly poor debut from OtherSide Entertainment.

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GameSpot
2 / 10
2 / 10
Nov 21, 2018

Underworld Ascendant misses the mark with almost every shot. Even when freed from the expectations its historical baggage brings, it is a clear failure.

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TechRaptor
1 / 10.0
1 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

Even if you can get past the countless technical issues, Underworld Ascendant is a poorly designed abomination that ruins the Underworld series even to those who've never heard of it. This is the final nail in the Immersive Sim™ coffin. Bury it and salt the earth.

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