Bleeding Edge Reviews

Bleeding Edge is ranked in the 28th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
TheXboxHub
William Caruana
Mar 27, 2020

All in all, Bleeding Edge on Xbox One is just pure fun. It’s a tight, fast thrill-ride that keeps me playing which, as someone who predominantly plays single-player, is not easy to do. While it certainly isn’t what some fans of Ninja Theory may be expecting, it is still a great first collaboration from what will likely be one of Xbox Game Studios’ finest teams.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2020

Bleeding Edge is a polished team-based brawler. Ninja Theory took on user feedback from the betas to improve gameplay and, with more content already announced, Bleeding Edge looks to have enough depth to pour countless hours into.

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8 / 10
Apr 7, 2020

Slender launch content aside, Ninja Theory's first venture into competitive multiplayer ranks among the most joyously-frenzied brawlers of this generation.

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7.7 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2020

The Bleeding Edge game formula in the hero shooter style but with melee combat is original, it is fun, very direct and sometimes spectacular, although Ninja Theory does not quite find the key to be satisfactory throughout the game, perhaps by current game modes. It is to be expected that with the passage of time new content will arrive in the game, but currently it is very scarce with only three very generic game modes.

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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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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2020

A certain degree of imagination.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2020

As it stands, Bleeding Edge appears to be a fascinating bet, but perhaps also a gamble on the part of Ninja Theory. Once again, the British developers did not lack the courage nor the appreciable desire to get out of the box, daring to propose something surprisingly far from their canons: the result is a strange online team fighting game with shades of MOBA, which if on the one hand it stands out for its pleasantly over-the-top character and for a satisfying depth of gameplay - but destined to emerge only by arming itself with patience and a close-knit team in tow - on the other it denotes manifest limits of content and a certain immaturity in the development. Who knows, maybe it would have made sense to postpone the release for a few months, presenting itself at launch with more substance (both in the essence of the gameplay and in everything that is exquisitely contour), or opt for a 100% free to play formula. In any case, the potential at Bleeding Edge certainly does not seem to be lacking, and indeed the basis for something encouraging can still be seen: it remains to be seen what the support for the title will be in the medium / long term, the only factor actually able to transform what today is a promise with a lot of personality in a truly noteworthy exclusive.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2020

Bleeding Edge is a fun 4-v-4 brawler and best played with a team of friends. You’ll have a blast while it lasts, but what it offers in wildly interesting characters designs, it’s lacking in longevity.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2020

When all is said and done, Bleeding Edge does feel like a side project for the developer. While it does feel that way, there are some extremely redeeming qualities of it. The aesthetically pleasing style and the unique personality of the characters shine through the gameplay. Even though content is a little light, the game is half the price of a usual game, and it’s free on Xbox Game Pass. For what is available, the game is a lot of fun, and despite the slow progression, there’s always that feeling of “one more game” lingering.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2020

Bleeding Edge is quite a cool casual game for existing XBOX Games Pass subscribers. It delivers something different to the ordinary arena-based combat shooter and should be experienced by those who have the luxury of getting their hands on it.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

Even if Bleeding Edge has many elements that know of already seen (literally S4 League + Overwatch), Ninja Theory has still managed to make a fresh but above all fun game that comes straight to the heart (and heart) proposing a pressing pace to his games that fortunately end before they become frustrating. This promotes extreme playability both if you want to play a fast game and if you want to spend the whole evening grinding match after match with your friends. At launch, however, Bleeding Edge doesn't have a lot to offer in terms of maps and content, but if that's the case and we'll see more and more updates from the development team in the coming months, we're sure Bleeding Edge will be talking about itself for a long time to come.

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XboxEra
Slicer Dyster
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2020

Bleeding Edge isn’t the game I expected from Ninja Theory but definitely the game I wanted to see out of this studio. Seeing the developer behind DmC: Devil May Cry go out and create something creatively different just makes me really happy as someone who is part of this very niche audience.

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7.4 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

The future certainly looks bright, but today the product needs more than just a couple of game modes and 11 characters.

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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 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2020

It's a little sparse on content, but Bleeding Edge now offers a fun combat system, stable netcode and quick matchmaking, and that should be enough for a solid launch.

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7.3 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2020

Bleeding Edge is a good multiplayer game that comes with little content, and at a time when it won't be appreciated enough. It's no mystery to anyone that Microsoft lacks AAA games, single-player games. However, Bleeding Edge is a game that should be given a try. It is not as chaotic or generic as they said it would be. Yes, it is an online multiplayer hero combat game. But within that genre it has something to give. Ninja Theory has done a good job, but it will take a lot more for the game to be finished.

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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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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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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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