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Nioh

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Total Reviews: 93
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Nioh’s distinctly Japanese setting, demanding difficulty, and inspired combat come together to create one of the best action RPGs in recent memory.
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# Reviews: 93

Nioh's distinctly Japanese setting, demanding difficulty, and inspired combat come together to create one of the best action RPGs in recent memory.

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Critic Reviews for Nioh

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47% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

Jeffrey Matulef (Eurogamer)

Recommended

“This delicious blend of Ninja Gaiden and Dark Souls isn’t quite a masterpiece, but it’s a stirring return to form for Team Ninja.”

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Lucas Sullivan (GamesRadar+)

4/5 stars

“Though it doesn’t outshine Dark Souls, Nioh’s distinctly Japanese setting, thoughtful level design, and demanding difficulty lead to some supremely satisfying payoffs.”

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John Learned (USgamer)

4/5 stars

“Nioh is Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja taking a more measured approach to what they do best, and is a surprisingly feature-heavy and battle-focused heir to the Soulsborne method. But it ultimately stands on its own, and is a worthy addition to any Action RPG library.”

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Awards & Recognition

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GOTY, Best RPG

Game Info

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Game Description / Storyline:

In Nioh, players will traverse war-torn Japan as William, a blonde-haired swordsman whose background as a fierce warrior and seasoned knowledge of the blade allows him to survive in the demon-plagued land of the samurai. Known as Yokai, these demons inhabit a number of dangerous locations and lie in wait in the shadows to ambush unsuspecting victims. Players will also face off with other samurai in supernatural sword battles and intense, multi-target engagements offering a level of difficulty that will truly test even the most hardened samurai’s skills, patience, and strategy.

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