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Sifu

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Total Reviews: 94
VSG Recommendation: Play It
Critics Consensus: Sifu is not for everyone and has a brutal learning curve. So if you’re looking for a simple and direct action game, run far away. But if you have the patience to master its combat system, you’ll be rewarded with an intelligent brawler, breathtaking atmosphere, and a masterful ageing mechanic.
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Critic Reviews: 94
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 94

Sifu is not for everyone and has a brutal learning curve. So if you're looking for a simple and direct action game, run far away. But if you have the patience to master its combat system, you'll be rewarded with an intelligent brawler, breathtaking atmosphere, and a masterful ageing mechanic.

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Critic Reviews for Sifu

HIGHLIGHTED CRITICS

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94

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High Score - 99/100
99%
Average Score - 81/100
81%
Low Score - 40/100
40%

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37% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

9/10
Mitchell Saltzman (IGN)

Sifu’s brutal learning curve and unique structure that requires you to beat it in just one lifetime are significant barriers to overcome, but on the other side is truly one of the best modern action games around.

February 6, 2022 |

Sifu will test your patience, but learning how to coolly dismantle a room full of goons with virtual kung fu is worth the pain.

February 7, 2022 |
85/100
Tyler Wilde (PC Gamer)
4/10
Jason Coles (TheSixthAxis)

Sifu is a game that I wanted to love. I had high hopes for it being one of my game of the year contenders, but it left me feeling intensely deflated instead. It’s a game that confuses the precise mechanical difficulty of Sekiro with a forced difficulty brought on by simply giving bosses armour. I find myself irrationally angry with Sifu. Sifu is a game that had exceptional potential, but squandered it on the wrong lessons.

February 6, 2022 |

Mitchell Saltzman (IGN)

9/10 - (Read Review)

Sifu’s brutal learning curve and unique structure that requires you to beat it in just one lifetime are significant barriers to overcome, but on the other side is truly one of the best modern action games around.

Tyler Wilde (PC Gamer)

85/100 - (Read Review)

Sifu will test your patience, but learning how to coolly dismantle a room full of goons with virtual kung fu is worth the pain.

Jason Coles (TheSixthAxis)

4/10 - (Read Review)

Sifu is a game that I wanted to love. I had high hopes for it being one of my game of the year contenders, but it left me feeling intensely deflated instead. It’s a game that confuses the precise mechanical difficulty of Sekiro with a forced difficulty brought on by simply giving bosses armour. I find myself irrationally angry with Sifu. Sifu is a game that had exceptional potential, but squandered it on the wrong lessons.

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A third person action game featuring intense hand-to-hand combat, it puts you in control of a young Kung-Fu student on his path of revenge throughout the city.

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