Nioh

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Recommendation: Play It
Median Score: 90/100
Total Reviews: 93

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Critics Consensus: 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: 93

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Game Info

GAME INFO

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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HIGHLIGHTED CRITICS
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Reviews

High Score - 100/100
Low Score - 60/100

Gold Tier

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

Critics Consensus

# 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.

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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GOTY, Best RPG

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