Bleeding Edge is ranked in the 28th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

Kyle Campbell
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2020

Bleeding Edge's energetic multiplayer battles thrive on close-quarters combat but its camera and lack of team balancing features are some significant issues.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
58 / 100
Mar 30, 2020

Bleeding Edge's characters are cool, but the combat is too shallow to hold attention for long.

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No Recommendation
Mar 26, 2020

Bleeding Edge could be on to something with meaningful updates, but at launch it's Xbox Game Pass filler at best.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Mar 26, 2020

It often feels a little undercooked but the emphasis on teamplay and some very unusual characters offers an enjoyable alternative to other online multiplayer games.

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6.8 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

Bleeding Edge is engaging for a few hours and then heavy repetition sinks in

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6 / 10
Apr 9, 2020

Bleeding Edge blends third-person action with MOBA and hero-shooter mechanics to create an interesting but flawed action esport.

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Apr 2, 2020

Bleeding Edge has some really good ideas, but not enough content or progression to back them up. It's a solid pick for a few game nights with your pals if you all have Game Pass, but it still needs some time to develop into a true competitor.

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Mar 27, 2020

Lackluster cosmetics are the least of Bleeding Edge’s problems. Ninja Theory may have succeeded in creating a cast of distinct, well-crafted characters that are full of personality, but it stumbled in making an engrossing game around that diverse roster.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

There's a decent multiplayer action game concept buried in here, absolutely. Some of these characters deserve to live on in future projects. At the same time, it feels like there are only so many team dynamics to experience. It's all too fleeting. Once you've hit that point of no return, there's no real motivation to continue. I'd like to pick this back up one day, but realistically, I don't see that happening.

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7.3 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2020

Ninja Theory debuts within the stream of competitive multiplayer titles with a game which has some gameplay mechanics that are convincing enough to shine on their own, but whose light goes off as you think more about what might become than what already it is.

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7 / 10
Mar 30, 2020

Bleeding Edge has all the components in place to be a genuinely entertaining multiplayer mainstay, there just needs to be more of it. With only a couple of maps and modes, and far too few skins and emotes, Ninja Theory will need to roll out more content to keep players engaged.

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Hobby Consolas
David Martínez
Top Critic
72 / 100
Mar 25, 2020

Bleeding Edge sets a good foundation for a game as a service. We miss some more content (game modes, characters and levels) but it feels truly satisfying when we coordinate with the rest of our teammates.

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IGN Spain
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2020

It is a game that comes very late to the genre that it tries to assault, but at the same time it gives it a certain originality by creating a work in which the combat mechanics are based on hack and slash and not on the simple skills of a regular hero shooter (although there are also and they are key, of course).

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IGN Italy
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2020

A very interesting "hero slasher" that at the moment is lacking in terms of contents and variety.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2020

A fun multiplayer brawler hampered by some lag issues and a lack of game types. With an update or two to iron out the kinks, this utterly charming game could go from good to great.

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Mar 26, 2020

The attention to detail, great soundtrack, and largely well-designed characters belie a game that is clearly loved by those that worked on it, but the crippling lack of depth in every area of Bleeding Edge has made what should have been an excellent game a mediocre one instead. I hope Ninja Theory is given the opportunity to expand on the game, but right now Bleeding Edge is fun but forgettable filler.

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Unscored
Apr 1, 2020

The characters may be inventive, but everything else is bleeding out on the floor.

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70 / 100
Mar 29, 2020

Bleeding Edge is a solid hero brawler that currently lacks content badly. While the foundations of this hack-and-slash arena brawler are strong and the roster of misfit circus rejects is absolutely stellar, there aren't enough reasons to play beyond the first few hours. Still, every match of Bleeding Edge I've played has been enjoyable and fiercely competitive, and if they can retain their player base I'll happily return to Ninja Theory's latest chaotic playground.

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Apr 8, 2020

Bleeding Edge misses its mark, but there's a spark inside this game worth keeping your eye on.

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50 / 100
Mar 31, 2020

Bleeding Edge? More like Painfully Dull.

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