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Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is an excellent debut for developer Ember Lab. An underwhelming story and unoriginal gameplay prevent Kena from being a must-have, but what the game does well, it does really well.

Game Info

A story-driven action adventure with a stunning visual aesthetic combining exploration with fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of charming spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment. Kena: Bridge of Spirits seamlessly blends action and narrative into an unforgettable experience. Travel with Kena, a young Spirit Guide on a quest to uncover the mysterious story surrounding the demise of the village.

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Total Reviews: 92

Nom: Best Adventure Game (2021)

Silver TIER

45% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

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What did you think of Kena: Bridge of Spirits?
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Malindy Hetfeld (Eurogamer)
September 21, 2021
Recommended

Kena is smooth as a pebble – a game engineered to be so unoffensive there’s no reason not to play it, or to play it at all.

Mitchell Saltzman (IGN)
September 21, 2021
8/10

With its elegantly simple combat and beautiful world, Kena: Bridge of Spirits harkens back to the days of the N64/GameCube-era Zeldas, Okami, and Star Fox Adventures, while also adding modern sensibilities and a distinct personal touch.

Stephen Tailby (Push Square)
September 21, 2021
7/10

Despite borrowing from all manner of modern hits, Kena: Bridge of Spirits just about stands on its own. The wonderful visuals and music leave a strong impression, while the gameplay is simple but enjoyable. If its story went beyond the expected, and one or two small issues were scrubbed away, this would be a real winner. As it is, this is a solid action platformer with lots of personality, and a strong debut from Ember Lab.

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Awards & Recognition

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Best Adventure Game

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Credits

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Jason Gallaty

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