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The Ascent

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Total Reviews: 75
VSG Recommendation: Skip It
Critics Consensus: 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.
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Critic Reviews: 75
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 75

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.

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Critic Reviews for The Ascent

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High Score - 100/100
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Average Score - 74/100
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Low Score - 30/100
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Edwin Wvans-Thirlwell (Eurogamer)

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

July 29, 2021 |

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

July 29, 2021 |
84/100
Andy Kelly (PC Gamer)
7.3/10
Alex Stadnik (Game Informer)

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

July 29, 2021 |

Edwin Wvans-Thirlwell (Eurogamer)

Recommended - (Read Review)

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)

84/100 - (Read Review)

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

Alex Stadnik (Game Informer)

7.3/10 - (Read Review)

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 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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