MediEvil

MediEvil Reviews Summary

Summary: MediEvil follows a recent string of 90s remakes. To date, they've been pretty successful, but MediEvil doesn't quite stack up to the likes of Crash and Spyro. For the most diehard PS1 fans, there's maybe something here, but for everyone else, you're best left with just the fond memories.

Nostalgic

For some players, it's a blast from the past.

Some Broken Bones

Bugs turn up all over the place in this retro remake.

Better Left in the 90s

The gameplay suite just doesn't hold up anymore.

Rating Summary

Based on 80 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

37%

Critics Recommend

Based on 80 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 24, 2019

Daniel Fortesque's tale is retold with style, but the fundamentals frustrate.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

MediEvil successfully brings Daniel Fortesque's tale back from the dead yet again, but not nearly enough was done to modernize the mechanics of this remake.

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3 / 10
Oct 24, 2019

A remake that is loyal to a fault when it comes to honouring the original, with gameplay and design mechanics that were barely acceptable 21 years ago, let alone now.

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Easy Allies
Bradley Ellis

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019
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Oct 23, 2019

This remake of MediEvil isn't all that fun to play in 2019, but it's still too much of a Halloween treat to dislike.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2019

The story and writing are still clever, but Dan's adventure hasn't aged well, and ends up being a chore

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5 / 10
Oct 29, 2019

This nostalgic puzzle-platforming action game, newly transported into the modern day, looks great but feels old.

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Oct 23, 2019

With the remake of 1998's MediEvil, Other Ocean has done great work bringing the PlayStation title in 2019. Visually, this game is a winner. The problem is the decision to keep the gameplay largely the same. MediEvil's combat is muddy and its level design lacks any sense of exploration. This needed to be a more extensive remake. As it stands, it's only for those with heavy nostalgia for the property.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

A new coat of paint can't inherently fix all of the issues with the original, but anyone with an open mind for kooky mascot platformer action will be pleasantly surprised with MediEvil.

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Areajugones

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

To weigh the imperfections and those of the different aspects that can trace the facts of the citizens of other cities, another ocean revives the Kingdom of Gallowmere paying attention to this great title in its day.

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7 / 10
Oct 23, 2019

MediEvil resurrects one of our all-time favourite PlayStation mascots for a new generation. This remake does exactly what it promises, revamping dated visuals while staying faithful to the 1998 original, even if that means digging up certain design choices that have remained buried with Sir Dan all these years.

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75 / 100
Oct 23, 2019

MediEvil for the PS4 stays true to the original, for better or worse. It has a charm that no game can replicate nowadays, but the gameplay has become stale. Nevertheless, if you have fond memories of the original game, you'll surely feel like a kid being in Sir Daniel bones again.

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IGN Italy

Top Critic

7.9 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

A remake of the original MediEvil with something more. Perfect for the fans, good enough for the newcomers.

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6.8 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

While it is true to bring us back the original experience with a more modern control, Other Ocean should have modernized many other elements of MediEvil in this remake to camouflage that Daniel Fortesque's adventure has not aged well.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

MediEvil is a hallowed classic, undeniably, and it's presented here with a shiny new look and comfortably familiar feel, made with enough love and attention to resurrect its appeal for existing fans.

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7 / 10
Oct 23, 2019

An accomplished, excellent remake hampered only by some dated game design, MediEvil is a marvellously macabre medley of mayhem and mirth.

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70 / 100
Oct 23, 2019

MediEvil is, for better and worse, an original PlayStation game with a new coat of paint. It's a fun romp through imaginative levels with classical gameplay styles, and charmed my pants off with its humor while I struggled with the platforming and fixed camera angles.

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Oct 23, 2019

The MediEvil PS4 remake is a faithful recreation of the original PS1 game that makes significant gameplay and visual improvements.

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Ken McKown

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2019

This ends up feeling like a project half-baked.

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71 / 100
Oct 26, 2019

If you’re a fan of PS1 classics like Crash Bandicoot, or Spyro, but would like a heavier emphasis on action, then MediEvil is just what you’re looking for, especially if you want an old school challenge with some new school tweaks. If you’re not into retro gaming, however, MediEvil won’t be the game to convert you.

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