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The Ascent

Critics Consensus (Skip It)

The Ascent is a fast-paced twin-stick shooter that is entertaining when everything is working as intended, but bothersome bugs and repetitive and tedious quests damper the experience.

Game Info

The Ascent is a solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Confusion and chaos ensue, security and order are in disarray, and without protection, everyone is left to fend for themselves. Stop gangs and hostile corporations from taking over and discover what really happened.

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Total Reviews: 75

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

75

Critic Reviews

74

Average Critic Score

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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High Score

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Median Score

73%

Low Score

30%
What did you think of The Ascent?
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Edwin Wvans-Thirlwell (Eurogamer)
July 29, 2021
Recommended

The Ascent’s arcology setting is splendid, if heavily derivative – shame that all you can do here is gun and grind.

Andy Kelly (PC Gamer)
July 29, 2021
84/100

A lovingly crafted action RPG with challenging, satisfying gunfights and an extraordinary cyberpunk setting.

Alex Stadnik (Game Informer)
July 29, 2021
7.3/10

The soundtrack is a highlight, with clear inspiration from some of the most iconic sci-fi scores in entertainment

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The Ascent Credits

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DIRECTOR(S):

Tor Frick, Arcade Berg

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COMPOSER(S):

Pawel Blaszczak

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