Code Vein

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, BANDAI NAMCO Studios

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
74
Top Critic Average
59%
Critics Recommend
Based on 114 critic reviews
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Code Vein

Rating Summary

Based on 114 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

59%

Critics Recommend

Based on 114 critic reviews
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Code Vein Reviews Summary

Summary: CODE Vein is an interesting take on the Soulslike genre which introduces anime visuals and a more focused narrative, it's just unfortunate that it falls short of the high expectations set by its contemporaries.

Unique Anime Action

CODE Vein takes the From Software template and adds its own anime style with some other interesting gameplay additions.

Lacks Polish

CODE Vein unfortunately lacks the same level of polish seen in some of its counterparts.

Performance Issues

Occasional frame drops can spoil the experience.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 27, 2019
Xbox OneSep 27, 2019
PCSep 27, 2019

Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Studios

Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

Genres: Action, RPG

In the face of certain death, we rise. In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity’s past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in CODE VEIN.

Code Vein Critic Reviews

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Code Vein takes some interesting chances with Soulslike mechanics and finds mixed results, but there's something worth sinking your teeth into here.

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Code Vein's lackluster combat is held up by great character customization, and its boring world is driven by a memorable story. It's clunky and uneven, but fun.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A muddled and underwhelming Dark Souls clone that has a few unique ideas but fails to back them up with compelling combat or exploration.

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Easy Allies

Bradley Ellis
7.5 / 10.0
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Code Vein's Season Pass DLC Will Launch in Early 2020

Code Vein's Season Pass DLC Will Launch in Early 2020

Bandai Namco has announced that Code Vein's Season Pass content will begin releasing in early 2020, along with an update in December

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Code Vein - Invading Executioner Trailer | PS4

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Code Vein | Opening Trailer | PS4

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CODE VEIN - Release Date Announcement | X1, PS4, PC

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