Percentile Rank

Valorant is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 44 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Based on 44 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Jun 29, 2020

Riot Games delivers a masterclass in competitive integrity, soulless precision and zealous, life-consuming obsession.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 18, 2020

Valorant may still be more promise than reality in some ways, but what already exists is strong enough to bring in players and keep them there while Riot refines the experience. Valorant, as of this writing, is at a fantastic starting point, and there’s every reason to believe it’s only going to get better from here.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 3, 2020

Valorant’s gunplay feels just as weighty and precise as CS:GO’s, with a structure that hits all the same highs and lows. Abilities sometimes let you outsmart people rather than simply outshoot them, and I’m excited about playing in a squad of friendly and coordinated pals. If and when they fall away, though, I expect I will too.

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Scored Reviews

Hynerd.it
9.6 / 10.0
Hynerd.it
Matteo Rossi
9.6 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2020

Valorant is what competitive players have been waiting for for some time. The union of the classic conception of shooters with new trends. The Riot title enhances the skills of the individuals, thanks to the technical skills required and the mastery of the agents' skills, but above all it emphasizes the synergy of the team. Victory and defeat do not depend on chance, but on the decisions of the players.

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PC Gamer
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jun 4, 2020

With intense gunplay and transformative agent abilities, Valorant is an exceptional FPS that everyone should try.

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TrustedReviews
Jun 11, 2020

Valorant is one of the best tactical shooters in recent memory, featuring superb precision gunplay and an expansive class system for an abundance of depth. With ruthless headshot damage, accuracy proves more important than rival online shooters which may put off casual players. But for those looking for a challenge in an ultra-competitive setting, Valorant is essential – especially since it's free to play.

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Press Start
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2020

Despite a few issues, Valorant has a compelling combination of twitch shooting and ability focused combat, fueled by kinetic gunplay and the ever-alluring temptation to get better. I’m excited to see where Riot take this title in the future, and as a free-to-play package, I implore you to download it.

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Game Freaks 365
Jun 25, 2020

Valorant is a fun and addictive competitive game, a trait that seems to be shared with all of Riot’s games. With its roots in CS:GO and Overwatch, it greatly improves on the ideas of its predecessors. By merging a conservative ability system with well-tuned gunplay, it has found the right balance of being friendly to newcomers while having a high skill ceiling for competitive play.

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IGN
9 / 10.0
Kyle Campbell

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2020

Valorant is a clever tactical hero shooter that's plenty deep, and a lot of fun to master.

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Gamefa
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2020

Valorant is a well-balanced mixture of CS:GO and Overwatch, that doesn't lose its own identity. The gunplay is awesome and the combat system is deep and fun. Though there are some minor issues like the limited number of maps and some imbalance between the special powers of characters, but since it's an online game, problems at the time of the launch are inevitable. Overall, Valorant probably will be one of the dominators of online realm in the near future.

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IGN Italy
8.8 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Top Critic

8.8 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2020

Valorant is the almost perfect meeting point between Overwatch and CS: GO in Riot Games sauce. Competition, individual skills and co-op come together to create a title that is easy to understand but difficult to master. The definitive spark is missing, but the time to light it is there and Riot knows how to do it.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2020

Valorant takes a traditional template and adds some flash and flair to the competitive formula

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jun 19, 2020

All in all, Valorant is definitely not for everyone, but the game is completely free to play so you have nothing to lose. It might not be the most original game, but it is expertly designed and iterates on many proven and classic video games. If you are interested in tactical shooters, Valorant is a must-try.

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Gamersky
8.5 / 10.0
Gamersky
金闪闪老里

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2020

Valorant doesn't stand out in terms of heroes, maps, or gameplay details but perfectly melts the best part of CS: GO and other tactical shooters together.

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Player.it
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2020

Valorant is the perfect Riot product, destined for success despite the fleets of malicious tongues ready to perjure themselves. The software house that came up with League Of Legends knows how to make an interesting world, knows how to chisel gameplay around key concepts and knows how to wink at a certain audience; Valorant is the perfect demonstration of such features. Despite the young age still shows the side to some problems, both from the technical point of view and from the purely playful point of view, between severe anti cheats and bugs of various kinds, the premises for a product able to conquer there are all of them and if Riot will be able to maintain them will have the umpteenth golden goose in his hands.

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Hobby Consolas
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jun 5, 2020

Valorant is a great multiplayer proposal, that although it includes elements from many other games , it's cohesion manages to entitle it a unique personality. Riot Games has been able to detect the genre by providing a game that remainds us of League of Legends for it soul and spirit, but that is not afraid to explore boundaires and establishes.

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GameCrate
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2020

Valorant isn't trying to appeal to everyone. It's trying to appeal to a hyper focused slice of the hardcore shooter fanbase. If that sounds like you, you will absolutely love it.

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PowerUp!
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2020

No matter where it got its ideas from, there’s no denying it’s fun.

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Spaziogames
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2020

You're going to play Valorant a lot in the future, because though it doesn't have the charisma of the early Overwatch, it's a solid and entertaining multiplayer fps experience: rough, high skilled and incredibly catchy.

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USgamer
Jun 25, 2020

Valorant leans heavily on its predecessors, but makes use of established schools of thought and the unique novelties of its Agents to create a fresh take on tactical shooters, even if its launch is a little slim. For years, there hasn't been a fight for Counter-Strike's throne; but in Valorant, Riot Games has found a valiant contender.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 10, 2020

Valorant delivers as a highly competitive FPS. From a pure design standpoint, Riot’s shooter stands tall on excellent gunplay, diverse agents, and balanced maps. This alone is enough to capture the attention of hardcore fans of the genre. It’s been clear in Riot Games communication that they are committed to responding to player feedback and using that to shape their development path. Valorant is already an insanely good game, but it’s poised to become a superstar of the medium in the years to come.

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Guardian
Jun 20, 2020

Valorant has already won over many esports and live-streaming stars and their millions of teen fans. If it can do what Fortnite and Overwatch have done and bring in more casual players as well, we will be talking about it for years to come.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jun 14, 2020

Valorant has a high-quality and clean release without any problems. The game will definitely please fans of the competitive FPS genre. The eSports potential of the shooter has only become established over time, and the first tournaments are already planned. However, a high entry threshold requires serious skill training. But this only makes the game more interesting.

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PC Invasion
8 / 10
PC Invasion

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jun 12, 2020

If you enjoy competitive tactical shooters, but also wish you could show some flair with spectacular abilities, then Valorant has what you're looking for. It requires precision aim to win duels but allows a lot of room to get creative with the agents' varied skills. Sloppy play gets punished harshly, but when a plan comes together it's immensely satisfying.

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Daily Mirror
Jun 24, 2020

Going up against the likes of Overwatch and Apex Legends, Riot Games' new release is an intense FPS that's fun to play with friends but a challenge to master.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jun 9, 2020

Valorant is likely to make a big impression on anybody that enjoys competitive shooters, even if it is a little light on content at the moment. Genre newcomers will need to stay patient to push past the initial difficulty curve, but its exhilarating combination of gunplay and agent abilities is accessible enough that reaping its rewards shouldn’t take too long.

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PCGamesN
8 / 10
PCGamesN
Imogen Mellor

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jun 19, 2020

Valorant is not original. Rather, it's a successful interpretation of and expansion on its inspirations, with impeccable gameplay, well-designed maps, and a dev team eager to refine it further.

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GRYOnline.pl
8 / 10.0
GRYOnline.pl
Paweł Woźniak

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2020

Valorant is a great mix of well-known online shooter mechanics. The developers haven't created anything unique or special, but they have nailed the most important aspect - Valorant is really, really fun to play. An additional success - almost everyone has now heard about this game thanks to the controversial marketing.

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KeenGamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Riot created Valorant to be the next big competitive first-person shooter. In our review, we discuss how Riot used hit games like CS:GO and Overwatch as inspiration to create a fun, competitive game that should last for years to come. While it has its pros, Valorant has some issues that prevent it from being the best it possibly can.

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Oyungezer Online
8 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online
Mert Gökhan

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2020

Valorant brings competition to FPS genre once again thanks to its innovative approach. It's one of the most enjoyable games I've played recently and it'll be a pleasure to follow Valorant's roadmap.

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3DNews
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2020

An exciting and fun shooter with a huge potential and a questionable monetization. If you don't care about cosmetics at all, you can add one point to the final score.

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WayTooManyGames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2020

Right now, in its current state, Valorant is in a great spot for a free to play game. Sure, the lack of maps and grindy progression system can be off-putting, but the core gameplay here is phenomenal. A great twist on the Counter-Strike formula.

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GameByte
8 / 10
GameByte
I. Ogunbase

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 6, 2020

Valorant offers fun in a simple but efficiently effective manner. Whether it’s getting used to an Agent and the abilities they offer, or the weapons that are available to use. The maps and modes allow each gameplay session to be extremely entertaining and fun as you and your teammates work on outsmarting your opponents.

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Sirus Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2020

Valorant made a rather old game formula fun that even myself can't deny how delightful the sessions were. It manages to keep what makes the game fun and that's its core gameplay mechanics. So even if you're not a CS:GO veteran, worry not, because the skill-based matchmaking does its job right in placing you with players with the same level of performance and balances the teams.

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Wccftech
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2020

Valorant doesn't stray too far from Riot Games' plethora of hero-focused titles. With the fusion of high-level gunplay and hero mechanics, Valorant is both highly competitive and unfortunately too highly skill focused for casual players to enjoy.

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IGN Middle East
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2020

Valorant is overall a good game that still needs a lot of work and enhancements

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Merlin'in Kazanı
75 / 100
Merlin'in Kazanı
Mehmet Akif Zımba

Top Critic

75 / 100
Jun 16, 2020

Valorant is a competitive FPS that brews the best components of it's genre. It has it's disadvantages but manages to cover them in the long run, while having way more advantages.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 6, 2020

Valorant hooks you match after match with tight, tactical gameplay, albeit in rather barebones fashion.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2020

As a hardcore shooter fan since the '90s, Valorant feels very well designed, and provides me with a rush I haven't gotten out of so many other big genre games in the past five years. But Valorant feels like it was meticulously designed in a laboratory to fault. It's fitting given that Riot has over a decade of data and esports experience, but the sterile feel of it does impact my decision to play it more regularly.

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The Angry Joe Show
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 17, 2020
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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 11, 2020

After League of Legends, Riot Games has seemingly succeeded to create a competitive tactic FPS game with a real identity. The game lies on solid grounds at the state of its launch, which broke a record on Twitch. The question is to know whether the players will keep playing the game long-term with new content, and how the success will translate in esports.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2020

Valorant's an excellent shooter with a lot of depth brought down by an intrusive anti-cheat program, limited game modes and characters, and mediocre art design.

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Bazimag
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2020

Valorant is a fun and exciting tactical shooter but for the time being, it feels incomplete; and though it has some great moments and it can easily keep you playing past your first few matches, the overall presentation of the game is less compelling compared to other hero shooters.

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8Bit/Digi
4 / 10
4 / 10
Oct 12, 2020

Valorant takes the best elements from the kings of multiplayer shooters only to be something that fails to stand out it in a crowded market. It’s not a bad game but there are so many better free to play multiplayer shooters.

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