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Bayonetta

Nintendo, Bee Tribe
Oct 24, 2014 - Wii U, PC, Nintendo Switch
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
93 / 100
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9 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10
Hobby Consolas
89 / 100
IGN Spain
8.5 / 10
IGN Italy
8.6 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Bayonetta

A great port of what is still one of the best action games around. Bayonetta is the essential hack-'n-slash.

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Still one of the best third person actioners of all-time, and although the Wii U version changes very little the classic gameplay still shines through.

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The core of Bayonetta remains as solid and frustrating as it was when it first released. It lacks the polish, semi-coherent story, and rich color palette of its superior sequel, sure, but it's so masterfully designed and brazen in its direction that it's still a must play for every action game fanatic. While the Switch port may lack the exhaustive resolution and graphics options of the PC version, it's an absolute knock-out as a portable action game and further proof there seems to be very little the Switch is incapable of doing.

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Eight years after its original release, Bayonetta has still great controls and combo system, and we love the references to classic Sega games such as Space Harrier or Hang On. Soundtrack is also great, but visuals are a bit outdated and the camera system fails sometimes.

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A classic that now is becoming portable without losing anything on its way. Maybe we could have expected more improvements to take advantage of Switch's capabilities, but as it is is one of the best hack'n slash ever done.

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Bayonetta is one of the best stylish action game ever, probably the best one. It's good to play it again on Nintendo Switch.

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Fast and frantic, Bayonetta is still a quality action game. The visuals may have aged somewhat, and the difficulty may be hard as nails, but this is the definitive version of a game that feels strangely at home on a Nintendo console. A welcome refresher to the upcoming sequel, that deserves to be replayed for old times' sake.

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Bayonetta on PC is without a doubt the definitive way to play this game. Most gaming PCs will run it with great performance, and whether it's your first foray into this world or your tenth, it's an adventure worth taking again.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Vanquish and Bayonetta Double Pack Coming in 2020

Vanquish and Bayonetta Double Pack Coming in 2020

Remastered versions of Bayonetta and Vanquish are releasing in a double pack in February of next year

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Bayonetta and Vanquish Getting 4K Remasters for Consoles in 2020

Bayonetta and Vanquish Getting 4K Remasters for Consoles in 2020

Bayonetta and Vanquish are two beloved Platinum games with very different histories, but both are on their way to modern consoles.

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