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Bladestorm: Nightmare

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

55

Top Critic Average

7%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 17, 2015
Xbox OneMar 17, 2015
PCMay 28, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Koei Tecmo Games

Genres: Action, Strategy

BLADESTORM: Nightmare is the newest evolution of 2007’s BLADESTORM: The Hundred Years’ War using the latest technologies and introducing many new elements. These technologies have made possible not only visual improvements, but also many new game elements.

Bladestorm: Nightmare Critic Reviews

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A mix of Musou, strategy, and pure insanity, Bladestorm ends up missing the mark with all three.

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Rampaging through the French countryside is entertaining enough for a quick rental. Otherwise, it doesn't have much else going for it and squanders its fantastical setup with a lackluster plot, limited online options, restricted strategic choices, and neutered dragons.

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As a remaster for new consoles, there was only so much Omega Force could do in trying to make Bladestorm relevant once more without having to rebuild the game from scratch. What new feature Nightmare has to offer are intuitive and gel perfectly with Bladestorm's existing mechanics. The demonic campaign is admittedly underwhelming in parts yet gives Bladestorm fans another series of unique battles to play through. If undecided, try the demo – it even extends the option to carry your progress into the main game.

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A mediocre eight-year-old game judged by modern standards.

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