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Generally favorable reviews- based on 253 Ratings

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  • Summary: In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity's past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society ofIn the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity's past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in Code Vein. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 9, 2019
    100
    Code Vein is the perfect starting point for that friend that always wanted to try Dark Souls but couldn’t get into it because it was “too hard”. It is also a great choice for Souls veterans to whet your appetite while you eagerly await the next genuine From Software offering. There are so many unique and fun changes here that, although there is a definite difficulty decrease, you will really enjoy yourself.
  2. Sep 26, 2019
    83
    I would not say that Code Vein communicates its story better than Dark Souls. But it just tells it refreshingly different and I enjoy experiencing the game mechanics of Dark Souls in a different context.
  3. Oct 14, 2019
    80
    Luckily, many aspects of the game are well above average, such as the anime artwork and the story. If you can get past the somewhat clunky combat and boring world, Code Vein can be appealing more often than not.
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    70
    Code Vein is pretty fun, but it's dragged down some by some rote characters and dialogue and mediocre, tedious level design. It's also probably too easy for genre fans, but it's a solid game in its own right.
  5. 70
    With impressive customization options and a challenging yet manageable difficulty level, this RPG has a lot to offer if you can look past the occasional glitches and a multiplayer that feels lacking unless you already have friends to play with.
  6. Oct 30, 2019
    70
    Code Vein is an anime Souls-lite. It doesn’t have the same mystery or quiet contemplation found in the Souls series, but that also means it offers something different. The world is interesting, the story kept my attention, and the combat is smooth. If you have an itch for a new Soul-like, Code Vein is perfect for you.
  7. Sep 26, 2019
    55
    It’s a shame that Code Vein doesn’t achieve what it’s trying to do with its very cool class system. With its skimpy environments and dated visuals, Code Vein as a nice gameplay but it never really shines.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 68
  2. Negative: 11 out of 68
  1. Oct 15, 2019
    10
    Character is Good design. i like Great view of the world.
    I like it because it's easy to do battles.
  2. Sep 27, 2019
    10
    Way better than some would suggest. If you like dark souls there is still plenty of good to be had here.
  3. Sep 26, 2019
    10
    To make up for all the other wannabe **** fakeass reviewers. This is a solid game and the best way to tell on how it plays, is by playing itTo make up for all the other wannabe **** fakeass reviewers. This is a solid game and the best way to tell on how it plays, is by playing it yourself. It's fun and a good challenge and great with friends. Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2019
    9
    It is literally "Anime Darksouls".

    Anime characters, anime story, anime armor/weapon aesthetic, with the same formula that made dark souls
    It is literally "Anime Darksouls".

    Anime characters, anime story, anime armor/weapon aesthetic, with the same formula that made dark souls as beloved as it is. The combat is a tad clunkier than dark souls, but once you get past the learning curve it's very satisfying. The stat system is simplified, but they make up for it with the ability to change your class and build on the fly without having to restart the game. It's not quite as challenging as dark souls, but there's enough there to keep you on the edge.

    If you like dark souls, you will like what this game has to offer.
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  5. Oct 8, 2019
    8
    First I want to say that this is not a Dark Souls rip off rather its on the same genre, with that in mind, Code Vein achieve most of theFirst I want to say that this is not a Dark Souls rip off rather its on the same genre, with that in mind, Code Vein achieve most of the genre's experience, except the partner system, which in my opinion kind of ruined the experience. Luckily however it seems you have the option not to do so, I'm still early in the game so I may be wrong. If you want another Dark Souls experience this is a good buy, if you never have played any of the souls game I highly suggest you try this especially if you love the art style/direction Expand
  6. Sep 30, 2019
    7
    This game seems to have everything a souls fan like myself would want but its just not executed that well. I like the combat ok and theThis game seems to have everything a souls fan like myself would want but its just not executed that well. I like the combat ok and the freedom you get with the blood codes is awesome but level layouts can be so confusing and repetitive (cathedral) that it actually annoys me. Not a bad game though, just very average. Expand
  7. Nov 4, 2019
    0
    This game is bad Dark Souls wannabe for anime fanboys. Also PC version is terrible to play. Avoid at all cost.

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