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Anthem

Electronic Arts, BioWare
Feb 22, 2019 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

13%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
55 / 100
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
6.5 / 10
Easy Allies
6 / 10
GamesRadar+
2.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10

Review Summary

WeakCritic Consensus

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.

Repetitive Gameplay

Boring Loot and Endgame

Dull Narrative


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Anthem Trailers

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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


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Critic Reviews for Anthem

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

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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

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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.

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Anthem is ultimately severely flawed, and very unfinished. There's half a good game in there, but it doesn't do enough to diminish the overall feeling of emptiness and repetition.

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

There are flashes of brilliance, especially when it comes to the flying, but confused storytelling, boring loot, and unsatisfying missions don't justify the game's massive time investment.

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Anthem tries to be too many things, and ends up losing focus in all aspects of the experience

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BioWare's Anthem has good ideas, but most of those ideas don't end up working well together.

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OpenCritic Coverage

OpenCritic Weekly Podcast - February 12th, 2020

OpenCritic Weekly Podcast - February 12th, 2020

It's been another hectic week in the world of gaming, with news on E3 2021, the future of BioWare's Anthem, cyberattacks at CD Projekt and more highlighting this week's show.

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Anthem Overhaul Is Coming as BioWare Aims to Save the Game

Anthem Overhaul Is Coming as BioWare Aims to Save the Game

BioWare's much-rumored Anthem overhaul is real and it starts now, the studio revealed in a lengthy blog post.

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BioWare Reportedly Looking to Reboot Anthem

BioWare Reportedly Looking to Reboot Anthem

Reports have surfaced stating that developer BioWare is looking to reboot Anthem

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Anthem Update, Season of Skulls, Is Live for Halloween

Anthem Update, Season of Skulls, Is Live for Halloween

Anthem received a surprise update today called Season of Skulls. It's the troubled loot shooter's take on a Halloween event, joining a chorus of other games doing the same.

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