Apex Legends

Rating Summary

Based on 78 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 78 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2021

Apex Legends' mix of exciting characters, excellent gunplay, and unmatched FPS movement keep it a consistently fresh thrill.

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93 / 100
Feb 12, 2019

Apex Legends is a quiet revolution in how we communicate in games, and an excellent team-based battle royale I can recommend to anyone, caveat-free.

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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Apex Legends is squad-based battle royale done right, complete with cool heroes, a superb communication system, and polished mechanics.

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6 / 10
Mar 12, 2021

It's amazing it runs on the hardware at all, but the performance is a huge compromise, especially in a solely competitive environment.

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Feb 8, 2019

An immaculate battle royale that could be sold at a premium price point, but instead is one of the best free-to-play games ever.

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9.3 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2019

Respawn successfully blends battle royale and hero shooters to great effect, raising the bar for free-to-play first-person shooters

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5 / 10
Mar 12, 2021

Apex Legends continues to be a superb battle royale game, but you do not want to play it on Switch unless that's your only option.

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9 / 10
Feb 25, 2019

Respawn hammers out a lot of the dents in battle royale, and its addition of some of the best ideas in shooters gives a new shine to the genre.

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Unscored
Feb 20, 2019

It would be remiss of me not to point out the small but diverse roster of characters in Apex Legends. Out of the current band of eight Legends, the presence of four people of color and two LGBTQ characters is a heartening first step. In particular, the mysterious hunter Bloodhound is probably the most — if not the first — prominent example of a nonbinary character in a mainstream shooter. Yet Apex Legends also faces the same narrative challenges that the relatively progressive Overwatch had with inclusivity. In a genre that carries a greater emphasis on gameplay rather than storytelling, injecting meaningful representation can admittedly be a trying process.

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Jul 28, 2020

After five seasons of updates and changes, Apex Legends is still very much the top-notch battle royale experience it was shortly after it launched.

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