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  • Summary: The Order: 1886 introduces us to a unique vision of Victorian-Era London in which Man uses advanced technology to battle a powerful and ancient enemy. As Galahad, a member of an elite order of Knights, join a centuries-old war against a powerful threat that will determine the course ofThe Order: 1886 introduces us to a unique vision of Victorian-Era London in which Man uses advanced technology to battle a powerful and ancient enemy. As Galahad, a member of an elite order of Knights, join a centuries-old war against a powerful threat that will determine the course of history in this third-person action-adventure shooter. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 93
  2. Negative: 11 out of 93
  1. Feb 19, 2015
    95
    Literally no game has ever looked this good. It’s strange to even write that, but The Order: 1886 raises the bar so far above its contemporaries that it stands in a class by itself. Joined by a soundtrack that perfects the mood, The Order is a cinematic masterpiece.
  2. Feb 23, 2015
    80
    You can fault this game for a number of things, as I’ve done here, but you can’t criticize because you haven’t the inclination to appreciate the product for what it is.
  3. Feb 19, 2015
    78
    The visuals are marvelous and the game has the potential to grow as a franchise but several flaws and its basic gameplay keep it from becoming a masterpiece.
  4. Feb 25, 2015
    67
    Even with the development delay and push into 2015, The Order: 1886 isn't exactly the action-packed, cinematic masterpiece we were hoping for. On the bright side, it's a mostly enjoyable ride while it lasts and is most certainly one of the best looking console games released thus far, so it’s worth a playthrough during the winter game release lull.
  5. 60
    What I have a problem with is inconsistent narratives, and "gameplay" that has been so compartmentalised from the "story" that they may as well be in different products.
  6. Mar 2, 2015
    55
    There are brief moments throughout The Order: 1886 when it’s clearly striving for excellence, which only makes the end result more tragic. It’s easy to toss aside a game that looks bad or is full of bugs, but The Order feels like it should be a good game.
  7. Feb 19, 2015
    20
    The Order: 1886 is a terrible game. Not because it’s broken or made without skill. Certainly not because it’s an average-length, story-driven shooter with minimal replay value. It’s just a bad game, forgettable in every conceivable way and safely ignored by all but the most ardent Trophy hunters.

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  1. Feb 20, 2015
    10
    An engaging, unique and thoroughly exciting thriller.

    The Order 1886 has been copping a lot flack by reviews, I would like to pint out a
    An engaging, unique and thoroughly exciting thriller.

    The Order 1886 has been copping a lot flack by reviews, I would like to pint out a few things to help YOU decide if this is a game for you...

    If you prefer constant action, gameplay and the bullets flying (and that is totally cool btw) then you need not keep reading, go play Call of Duty or Gears of war.

    However if you enjoyed games like Heavy Rain, The Walking Dead and Life is Strange but also love a bit of third person action then this a game you will want to check out.

    ready at dawn have created a wholly unique piece of gaming art, it is completely story driven- with a lot of QTE's splashed around that don't feel lazy- they help progress the story, as this is exactly what the game has set out to be- a long, cinematic period movie.

    The story itself is full of mystery, intrigue and lore with amazing characters who you come to truly care about by the end of the game.

    The graphics are stunning, almost life-like in parts but it is the atmosphere and progression, just like a film that really got me engaged.

    I see The Order: 1886 being seen as a 'fail' by mainstream audiences, however I also see this as a cult classic for the niche market of gamers who enjoy a great tale of history and revenge.

    I am giving a perfect 10 because for what it is, that is exactly what the game deserves. It is epic beyond words.

    Again, I can not stress enough if you are looking for an action title, best save your $$.
    But if you are willing to try something new, have an open mind and are not bogged down by the pretty unfair negative press you will be pleasantly surprised by what i would call a masterpiece of cinematic gaming.
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  2. Feb 21, 2015
    10
    Amazing game even though i finished in one sitting it was the most fun and the most immersed I've felt playing a game in along while. If youAmazing game even though i finished in one sitting it was the most fun and the most immersed I've felt playing a game in along while. If you like tps and games with a good story and unbelievable graphics this is it well done Ready at dawn. Deserved so much more credit than you are getting I loved it. Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2015
    10
    I am absolutely dumbfounded that a game as flawless as this is getting a bad rap like this. The Order: 1886 is one of the most beautiful gamesI am absolutely dumbfounded that a game as flawless as this is getting a bad rap like this. The Order: 1886 is one of the most beautiful games to grace the PS4 and even video games in general; that isn't even the only thing! The shooting mechanics in the game are amazing and give real weight to the weapons at you disposal. The complex story in this masterpiece is a tale for the ages that entices players to a point where the characters become more than just a voice. I will intend to play this game time and time again for many years to come. Expand
  4. Feb 21, 2015
    8
    i was expecting only gorgeous graphics and tech, but this was a nice surprise... the gameplay is nothing new or special, but good enough! andi was expecting only gorgeous graphics and tech, but this was a nice surprise... the gameplay is nothing new or special, but good enough! and pace is okay for me. Nice story and i liked sir galahad. Expand
  5. Feb 20, 2015
    8
    Yeh the reviews of this game are rubbish, Some one tries a slightly different take on a 3rd person shooter, not the usual run and gunYeh the reviews of this game are rubbish, Some one tries a slightly different take on a 3rd person shooter, not the usual run and gun explosion people who play other shooters are used to. A slower paced, entirely fluid graphics shooter/adventure game. Give it a 5....or a 0 hell its meta-critic.
    +Scary atmosphere
    +graphics
    +polished shooter gameplay
    +unique weapons
    +great acting

    -Usual average story
    -Far to many QTE
    -Poor pacing

    Yeh at what point do you remove 5 points, its rare a shooter has a good story, good pacing anyways.
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  6. Feb 22, 2015
    6
    This game is a bit of a mixed bag. The graphics are outstanding and the story is fairly interesting, but the gameplay is spread too thin andThis game is a bit of a mixed bag. The graphics are outstanding and the story is fairly interesting, but the gameplay is spread too thin and it's too basic. I find myself more engaged by the visuals and the storytelling than the gameplay. Expand
  7. Feb 28, 2015
    0
    The simple fact is that I paid for a game and got a movie with some little bits of a game thrown in. Even worse is it was a "B" movie. I trulyThe simple fact is that I paid for a game and got a movie with some little bits of a game thrown in. Even worse is it was a "B" movie. I truly don't even feel that the writers were even trying. It is truly like "league of Extraordinary Gentlemen" meets "Underworld" with a twist of; well crap... I buy games to play games. This game is a one punch chump. A player will never have any need to ever put this game back in the system once they have finished it once. I'm not bothered by the money I spent but I will not get back the 20+ hours wasted, just hoping that somehow the game would get better along the way. Expand

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