Anthem

BioWare, Electronic Arts

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
61
Top Critic Average
13%
Critics Recommend
Based on 150 critic reviews
Anthem MastheadAnthem Masthead

Anthem

Rating Summary

Based on 150 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

13%

Critics Recommend

Based on 150 critic reviews
Spread the word:

Reviews Summary

Repetitive Gameplay
Boring Loot and Endgame
Dull Narrative

Summary: Flying in Anthem's beautiful world is an exhilarating experience. Unfortunately, that's about all there is to it. Between repetitive gameplay, unsatisfying endgame, and a dull narrative, Anthem fails to deliver what "looter shooter" fans have come to expect.

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 22, 2019
Xbox OneFeb 22, 2019
PCFeb 22, 2019

Developer: BioWare

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genres: Action, Adventure

On a world left unfinished by the gods, a shadowy faction threatens all of humankind. The only thing that stands between these villains and the ancient technology they covet are the Freelancers.

Join with up to three other players and assemble high-tech, hand-crafted, uniquely powerful exosuits. Explore vast ruins, battle deadly enemies, and claim otherworldly artifacts. With every mission, you and your Javelin exosuit grow in power. Fight the dangers of an ever-changing world. Rise united to defeat evil. Triumph as one. Anthem invites you to experience a co-operative Action-RPG set in a new and mysterious world from BioWare and EA.

KEY FEATURES

Individual heroes unite to triumph as one: The heart of Anthem is a connected, social experience. Team up with up to three other players in cooperative adventures that reward both teamwork and individual skill. Each player’s choice of Javelin exosuit will shape their contribution and strategic role on the team. Set out together on an expedition or drop a contract to call in friends to assist with difficult challenges. As you explore, you will discover a gripping story filled with unique and memorable characters. Seamless and intelligent matchmaking will ensure you can quickly and easily find other players to adventure alongside.

Choose from an arsenal of customizable exosuits: Every time you enter the world as a Freelancer, you will access your collection and select a powerful Javelin exosuit – armor designed to provide its pilot with incredible offensive and defensive capabilities. Move at incredible speed, rocket across the skies, or safely roam watery depths. As you play, you will constantly have the opportunity to progress both your own abilities as a Javelin pilot and the combat and traversal capabilities of your exosuits.

Personalize your Javelins to showcase your accomplishments: The Javelin exosuits – and accompanying gear, weapons, and equipment – can be heavily customized and personalized. As you rank up and defeat powerful foes, you’ll gather loot and complete milestones in the game, unlocking amazing personalization options that turn your Javelins into testaments to your ability and achievement.

Explore an ever-changing world of danger and mystery: Powered by EA’s Frostbite game engine, Anthem’s visually spectacular, evolving, and open world features unpredictable conditions, hazards, and enemies. As a live service experience, Anthem will change and grow over time – introducing new stories, challenges, and cataclysmic events. This world is both beautiful and deadly – and will strategically challenge you with each new expedition you embark on with your Freelancer team.


- Team up with up to three other players in cooperative adventures that reward both teamwork and individual skill.
- Choose from an arsenal of customizable Javelin exosuits - armor designed to provide its pilot with incredible offensive and defensive capabilities.
- The Javelin exosuits - and accompanying gear, weapons, and equipment - can be heavily customized and personalized as you rank up and defeat powerful foes.
- Anthem's visually spectacular, evolving, and open world features unpredictable conditions, hazards, and enemies.

Where to Buy

Amazon

Review Data

View More
Mighty Head
0
Strong Head
8
Fair Head
36
Weak Head
60

Trailers

View All
Anthem Launch Trailer thumbnail

Anthem Launch Trailer

This Is Anthem | Gameplay Series, Part 2: Endgame thumbnail

This Is Anthem | Gameplay Series, Part 2: Endgame

This Is Anthem | Gameplay Series, Part 1: Story, Progression, and Customization thumbnail

This Is Anthem | Gameplay Series, Part 1: Story, Progression, and Customization

Screenshots

View More
Anthem Screenshot 1
Anthem Screenshot 2
Anthem Screenshot 3

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Beautiful, broken, with flashes of brilliance, Anthem is a disorganised mess in search of a reason to be.

Read full review

IGN

6.5 / 10.0
IGN

Anthem has energetic combat but it saves too much of what precious little content it has for the endgame, making playing through its mismatched story a tediously repetitive grind.

Read full review

PC Gamer

55 / 100
PC Gamer

Anthem's disjointed story, boring loot, repetitive missions, and shallow endgame are all disappointing. At least it's pretty.

Read full review

Recent News

Anthem Players Already Disappointed by Cataclysm Event

Anthem Players Already Disappointed by Cataclysm Event

Although BioWare's forthcoming Cataclysm event for Anthem doesn't begin until mid-July, several players voice their disappointment online following its reveal stream.

Read full article on Game Rant

Anthem Removing Luck Stat from Gear in Next Update

Anthem Removing Luck Stat from Gear in Next Update

In this week's Cataclysm reveal stream, Anthem developer BioWare confirmed that it will be removing the Luck stat from gear in an upcoming update.

Read full article on Game Rant

BioWare Details Anthem's Delayed Cataclysm Event

BioWare Details Anthem's Delayed Cataclysm Event

Though The Cataclysm event for Anthem has been delayed, we now know some more concrete details about this upcoming content.

Read full article on IGN

BioWare Reveals Highly Anticipated Score-Based Cataclysm Event

BioWare Reveals Highly Anticipated Score-Based Cataclysm Event

The eight-week event brings some welcome loot changes as well.

Read full article on USgamer

Anthem Developer BioWare Reveals How Cataclysm Event Works

Anthem Developer BioWare Reveals How Cataclysm Event Works

This week's Anthem livestream gave players their first look at the upcoming Cataclysm event, which will last for 8 weeks and offer players new gear to earn.

Read full article on Game Rant

Anthem developers tease endgame Cataclysm with livestream, test server

Anthem developers tease endgame Cataclysm with livestream, test server

Still no release date for delayed feature, though

Read full article on Polygon

New Anthem Update is Ruining Matchmaking for Players

New Anthem Update is Ruining Matchmaking for Players

Today's Anthem update was supposed to introduce a change that would improve matchmaking and make the game feel less empty, but instead, it made things worse.

Read full article on Game Rant

Anthem Public Test Server Will Debut Cataclysm Content

Anthem Public Test Server Will Debut Cataclysm Content

BioWare confirms plans to launch a Public Test Server for Anthem, where the long-anticipated Cataclysm can put through its paces before arriving on live servers.

Read full article on Game Rant

EA reveals the streaming schedule for EA Play 2019

EA reveals the streaming schedule for EA Play 2019

The reveals aren’t so far, far away anymore

Read full article on Polygon

EA Play 2019 Date, Games, Livestream Schedule Revealed

EA Play 2019 Date, Games, Livestream Schedule Revealed

Electronic Arts reveals the full streaming schedule and current list of games that will be showcased during the annual EA Play 2019 event starting on June 8, 2019.

Read full article on Game Rant