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Code Vein reviews round-up, all the scores

Code Vein reviews have dropped and we rounded up all the scores.

Code Vein, Bandai Namco’s action RPG inspired by the Souls series, is out today and so are the reviews.

Announced in 2017 with a Prepare to Dine campaign, it was originally slated for a September 2018 release before being pushed into 2019.

Here's a quick story blurb:

"In not-too-distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity’s past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity."

The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world with Gothic elements. Outside of its Souls combat inspirations, the game features a buddy system where one AI companion always accompanies the player to support them, though that can be turned off if you want more of a challenge.

Playing the game you will find interconnected dungeons where you will unlock mysteries surrounding Vein. As you progress, you will face tougher challenges, and can adapt your loadout of abilities and weapons to better handle what you'll face.

Code Vein also supports co-op, which was added most recently to the available demo.

Reviews below are based on 10 being the highest unless noted.

You can read Alex's review of the game, which he calls a "deeply flawed anime Souls-like with hidden potential."

Code Vein reviews



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