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Ghostwire: Tokyo

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Critics Consensus: Ghostwire: Tokyo takes an old-school approach to game design and is superb from a visual and technical perspective. But a disappointing narrative, repetitive gameplay, and empty husk of an open-world make it a disappointingly dull experience.
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Ghostwire: Tokyo takes an old-school approach to game design and is superb from a visual and technical perspective. But a disappointing narrative, repetitive gameplay, and empty husk of an open-world make it a disappointingly dull experience.

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7/10
Cam Shea (IGN)

With superb visual design and an incredibly well-realized rendition of Tokyo, Ghostwire gets a lot right, but just doesn’t quite have the gameplay chops to push it over the top.

March 21, 2022 |

Perhaps the kindest thing I can say about Ghostwire: Tokyo is that it’s an endearing experience. There’s a lot of care on display, from the cultural detail in the sweet side stories to the rendering of the rain-swept world itself. But whatever charm there is gets bogged down by frustrating design decisions and sluggish mechanics. It may be a captivating setting, but Ghostwire: Tokyo is difficult to recommend to all but the most devoted students of Japanese culture.

March 21, 2022 |
Not Recommended
Justin McElroy (Polygon)
4/10
GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

We can’t say this is the worst game of the year – that title is unlikely to be stolen away from Babylon’s Fall – but it is certainly the most disappointing. It triggers the same reward centres in the brain as the average Ubisoft open world game but it’s so lacking in serious challenge it barely feels interactive. Why anyone involved ever thought Ghostwire: Tokyo was a good idea is a far more pressing mystery than anything that actually happens in the game.

March 21, 2022 |

Cam Shea (IGN)

7/10 - (Read Review)

With superb visual design and an incredibly well-realized rendition of Tokyo, Ghostwire gets a lot right, but just doesn’t quite have the gameplay chops to push it over the top.

Justin McElroy (Polygon)

Not Recommended - (Read Review)

Perhaps the kindest thing I can say about Ghostwire: Tokyo is that it’s an endearing experience. There’s a lot of care on display, from the cultural detail in the sweet side stories to the rendering of the rain-swept world itself. But whatever charm there is gets bogged down by frustrating design decisions and sluggish mechanics. It may be a captivating setting, but Ghostwire: Tokyo is difficult to recommend to all but the most devoted students of Japanese culture.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

4/10 - (Read Review)

We can’t say this is the worst game of the year – that title is unlikely to be stolen away from Babylon’s Fall – but it is certainly the most disappointing. It triggers the same reward centres in the brain as the average Ubisoft open world game but it’s so lacking in serious challenge it barely feels interactive. Why anyone involved ever thought Ghostwire: Tokyo was a good idea is a far more pressing mystery than anything that actually happens in the game.

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After strange disappearances hit Tokyo’s population, it’s up to you to uncover the source and purge the city of a strange, new evil. Armed with your own mysterious spectral abilities, you will face down the occult, unravel conspiracy theories and experience urban legends like never before.

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