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Code Vein

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, BANDAI NAMCO Studios
Sep 27, 2019 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
3 / 5
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Easy Allies
7.5 / 10
Game Informer
6.5 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
Destructoid
7.5 / 10
Game Revolution
4.5 / 5

Code Vein Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

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.

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.


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Code Vein Trailers

Code Vein - Invading Executioner Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Code Vein - Invading Executioner Trailer | PS4

Code Vein | Opening Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Code Vein | Opening Trailer | PS4

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

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


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Critic Reviews for Code Vein

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
Easy Allies
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You can have some fun with the stylish anime accoutrements, but Code Vein leans far too heavily on its inspirations and fails to capture any of the associated magic

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Code Vein adds its own spin to the Souls-like formula, but dull enemy encounters sap its combat of any life.

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Ironically for a game about undead vampires, there's a strong pulse and beating heart at Code Vein's core.

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If you’ve ever wanted a Souls-like without most of the baggage that comes with playing one, Code Vein is right up your alley.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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Xbox Game Pass' Next Batch of Titles Have Been Revealed

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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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