Percentile Rank

Akane is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameOctane
A-
A-
May 22, 2019

Akane makes for a fantastic quick-playing rogue-like game on the cheap. What it lacks in depth of story it makes up for in stuff to unlock and style. It's worth picking up if you're a fan of rogue-like games or arena-based hack-and-slash games.

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Scored Reviews

Pure Nintendo
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

Akane is a delightful twin-stick shooter that focuses primarily on melee combat, and wants the player to use their firearms sparingly. Mix this with the delightful graphics and upgrades, and there is a lot of fun to be had with this game.

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Critical Hit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 16, 2019

Akane always ends in violence, bloodshed and the death of the titular hero. It's the journey towards that inevitable conclusion, that makes this retro-styled experience one of the finest examples of its genre as it deftly weaves a subtle strategy with some of the tightest action on the market today.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 3, 2019

Akane is a sleek, stylish arena fighter that feels right at home on the Nintendo Switch. The simplicity of its premise and the stylish presentation are equally matched by its fun one-more-go gameplay. Akane is a game that does one thing and does it exceptionally well; its biggest flaw is that there simply isn't enough of it. Give me more damn it!

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Nintendo Times
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 20, 2019

GREAT - QubicGames’ Akane is a game that truly emboldens the phrase, “Simple, but well executed.” While it can be lacking in depth and variety, it nails it in the categories that truly matter: gameplay, value, and most importantly… fun! For $4.99, Akane is a great addition to your Switch collection.

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Hobby Consolas
78 / 100
78 / 100
May 15, 2019

Akane is the kind of game you pick thinking is going to be just a minute... And hours (and many tries) later you realize you are hooked. I mean, how would yo say no to a mix of katanas, cyberpunk and pixel-art?

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 15, 2019

While it might not share the intricate levels and levelling up mechanics of Hyper Light Drifter: Special Edition, Akane balances out its lack of topographical variety with a simple yet challenging set of rolling objectives and an increasingly tough variety of enemies to slay

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
May 22, 2019

Akane is unapologetically fast, tough, and challenging. It’s setting and general yakuza/cyberpunk themes mesh incredibly well together in telling the player everything they need to know about the games’ last stand.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 5, 2019

Akane's gameplay mechanics and very simple experience coupled with its variety of objectives and highscore system means this game will easily grab the player's attention and become an easy go-to work for quick and short-term gaming sessions. Akane fares less well on a long-term basis, as its gameplay start becoming repetitive after a while but it has more than enough value to be something fun and enjoyable when it comes to a pick up and play experience.

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Video Chums
Jun 1, 2019

Akane contains intense action with fantastic controls but the repetitiveness of it all ends up making it a somewhat limited experience.

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Top Critic

May 17, 2019

On the surface, Akane is a super difficult game that requires absolute dexterity with a controller. It has some fantastic ideas which sadly are all cancelled out by mechanics and design choices that fight against the good stuff. It looks gorgeous, and can be enjoyed in really short spurts, but unfortunately there’s just not enough substance in this game to consider recommending it above the vast array of games available on the eShop right now.

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