Oni PC

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
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  1. An extremely addictive action fighting game with some very cool anime storytelling and martial arts that are wrapped in an otherwise superbly executed game that is one of the most fun and coolest games I've played in years.
  2. Though viewed from the third-person perspective, this is still a terrific shooter game that dances on the fringes on a role-playing program. With its rich graphics, solid story and great audio, Oni is a sure-fire hit.
  3. A very entertaining, exhilarating and challenging game for those who would rather star in an action movie than merely watch one.
  4. Da Gameboyz
    85
    If you can get past the learning curve then you will surely enjoy the game. Expect to be frustrated at first, especially because the moves are often hard to pull off.
  5. Oni stuns the third-person action scene with a powerful uppercut to the jaw. Bungie has never put its hand to a bad product, and its latest offering is a passionate protest against dull games.
  6. I count myself somewhere in the middle, acknowledging the innovations of Oni while also being aware of its inherent flaws.
  7. Spank!
    80
    Rock solid, all-action gameplay but misses out on a higher mark due to a few noticeable flaws.
  8. 80
    The combination of gunplay and street fighting is something that has never been attempted before, and Bungie pulled it off beautifully.
  9. With all the good aspects that Oni has it’s amazing that the action can get a bit "samey."
  10. Daily Radar
    75
    The characters within the game are incredibly well detailed, but the world they're placed in is bland to the point of boredom.
  11. GamePower
    75
    After three years in development and two years of hype and anticipation, Oni fails to meet the expectations Bungie created for it.
  12. It could have been a contender but unfortunately, the lack of user-control saves and a multiplayer feature keep this fighter out of the championship ring.
  13. The shoddiest, most poorly constructed, most flawed game that we have ever seen manage to be a Hit, although only by the outermost molecule of the skin of its teeth.
  14. Manages to compensate for dull graphics, empty interiors, lack of a multiplayer mode and unfriendly saves with intense action and impressive enemy AI. The game is fun, challenging, and ultimately worth the frustration.
  15. 75
    It certainly does do the major things that it promised to when it comes to creating a fast paced fighter, but doesn't really reach the godly state that everyone really hoped that it would.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. May 13, 2011
    10
    Yet another brilliant game that was way ahead of the curve. This game was never going to be a critical success like Halo (et al.) because itYet another brilliant game that was way ahead of the curve. This game was never going to be a critical success like Halo (et al.) because it demanded a lot from the player, it really is for the hardcore gamer. This is due to the very flexible combat system which enables you to dispatch the bad guys in almost any way you could imagine, resulting in great replay value. There is a huge variety of guns and hand to hand techniques to keep you busy, or my favorite, sneak up behind someone and break their arms. I think the reason this game reviewed badly was because you cannot passively experience this game and expect to win (I'm looking at you, Bad Company 2). The game provides the player with the tools to experience a manga-esque sandbox, so its really up to you to come up with a viable strategy to have fun. Reviewers that bagged this game probably wouldn't get Minecraft either. Full Review »
  2. GuangmianK.
    Nov 20, 2006
    10
    It is a great game, so good and intense that the graphics do not matter at all. I love it, and i hate all who put it down.
  3. Jan 2, 2017
    8
    If you're fan of the real-time close combat, you can go nuts with the hand-to-hand attack combo system, along with the extendable movementsIf you're fan of the real-time close combat, you can go nuts with the hand-to-hand attack combo system, along with the extendable movements through game progress which are fantastic. Also the music adds up a lot when fighting and pursuing!

    Now then, the story is not bad. The levels are either too big or "filled with so much emptiness": It feels annoying when you have to walk through all the big empty places, just looking for hidden items or enemies camping around... and they feel repetitive too.

    Some weapons feel weird to handle at times, like the rocket launcher, or single handed weapons, which can't use the left hand to strike, instead you have to switch to melee again... That's a detail though.

    In the end, the game feels half-rushed. If multiplayer mode existed and the levels were smaller and better elaborated, score for this game could've raised straight to heaven.
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