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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: 32 out of 67
  2. Negative: 2 out of 67
  1. Sep 26, 2019
    95
    You can literally customize your way of playing and it's worth every single second.
  2. Oct 8, 2019
    82
    An entertaining story, extensive character customisation and stylish anime presentation elevates Code Vein above just another Souls-like.
  3. Sep 26, 2019
    80
    Code Vein on PlayStation 4 is a hybrid between an action-RPG and a Soulslike, but a valid one.
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    72
    Code Vein has been able to surprise by trying to compete with From Software titles but still knows how to find its own identity. Its narration allows for an accessible and complete understanding of the story, and its rich, original gameplay brings freshness to the genre. In addition, the personalization gives the player the impression of being in a shōnen, with a sense of power. The dark atmosphere of the title is clearly successful, and the world is fascinating. Unfortunately, it suffers from its linearity and technical limitations. Code Vein is a good title on which we had an enjoyable time. However, we just hope that the follow-up content will be more effective, and that the developers will be able to push essential patches to correct its defects.
  5. Sep 27, 2019
    70
    Flawed, but not a failure, Code Vein offers the same hardcore Soulslike action with less of a barrier of entry, making for a decent gateway into a growing genre.
  6. Sep 26, 2019
    65
    It promised more than it has finally become. Neither history nor difficulty are up to expectations and, in addition, it comes with technical problems that ruin the experience. It's sad, because we expected more from Bandai Namco's game.
  7. Sep 26, 2019
    40
    A ruined, post-apocalyptic anime future could have made for a fantastic game, but it falters at every genre it attempts to ape. Code Vein is clearly attempting to spin a lot of plates. But unless you’re into playing a great character creator with a bad Dark Souls clone attached to it, we’d say steer clear.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 161
  1. Sep 27, 2019
    10
    I am having a blast with the game great character customization options liked the story and I’m really having fun building different classes
  2. Oct 7, 2019
    10
    I just completed the game. Absolutely love it. I have played the Dark Souls series, and I think this game deserves to be praised just asI just completed the game. Absolutely love it. I have played the Dark Souls series, and I think this game deserves to be praised just as much. Now it isn't the same, not what I'm saying. They take the Dark Souls formula, and add a great twist to match their gameplay. I truly loved it, don't be afraid to try it because "it's not as challenging as Dark Souls." They're wrong, the point was never to copy and replace Dark Souls, it was to bring games like them forward. Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2019
    10
    This game is amazing, the only explanation for low scores is that people are thinking about this game like its DS but its not. CharacterThis game is amazing, the only explanation for low scores is that people are thinking about this game like its DS but its not. Character customization is out of this world... i mean this is mostly single player game but you can change so many things like its mmo. Story line is nice and simple, you learn background of every character you meet which is nice. Combat is like Dark Souls but kinda easier because you have companion by your side and he/she helps a lot... but you don't have to use them if you don't want to, you can go solo and the game is a lot harder then, so i don't understand why ppl are saying it's too easy? just play solo. Other thing about combat is that you have A LOT of skills to use, you can do so many builds that it's kinda hard to get bored with combat. For me this game is amazing and i recommend this game to everyone that played DS, Bloodborn etc. Have a nice day :) Expand
  4. Sep 27, 2019
    9
    Tema muito bom... Trama muito bem feita...
    Gráficos ok Jogabilidade boa Sem bugs pelo menos até o momento Trilha sonora excelente Inimigos
    Tema muito bom... Trama muito bem feita...
    Gráficos ok Jogabilidade boa Sem bugs pelo menos até o momento Trilha sonora excelente Inimigos desafiadores
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  5. Nov 6, 2019
    9
    If you’re a Souls/Borne fan and don’t mind Anime, this game will not disappoint.
  6. Sep 28, 2019
    8
    This is anime souls heaven, Combat is fun, music is good, visuals are stylish as hell, some of the boss battles are meh... But the rest areThis is anime souls heaven, Combat is fun, music is good, visuals are stylish as hell, some of the boss battles are meh... But the rest are great and damn it has a great character creater.... A bit glitchy is some places on my copy..... Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2019
    0
    Das Spiel will ein Dark souls sein aber kommt an die Atmosphäre, Qualität oder an den Spiel Spaß nicht minimal ran.
    -Gebiete Linear.
    Das Spiel will ein Dark souls sein aber kommt an die Atmosphäre, Qualität oder an den Spiel Spaß nicht minimal ran.
    -Gebiete Linear. Unkreativ und Lieblos -Von Anfang bis Ende nur die gleichen Gegner
    -Sounds und Musik sind schlecht und wiederholen sich ständig
    -Lässt sich nicht so flüssig spielen wie Souls, Bloodborne oder Sekiro und wirkt sehr träge
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