Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. 80
    Warframe brings a new and addicting experience to the PlayStation franchise. Along with great and fluid combat, this is a free-to-play title that will justify microtransactions in a positive way.
  2. May 11, 2014
    79
    Warframe is a decent grind-based F2P shooter. [Feb 2014]
  3. Nov 25, 2013
    78
    When a mission is underway, Warframe is at its best. Getting to that point is a challenge of menu navigation, unexplained features, and a lack of crucial stat comparisons when choosing weapons. Right now, Warframe is definitely worth your time, but a UI tune-up would make it worth your money.
  4. Nov 18, 2013
    76
    Simply put, PS4 owners lose nothing by giving Digital Extreme's third-person shooter a try, and may gain an entertaining timesink to enjoy with friends while waiting for the next wave of PS4 games.
  5. Dec 4, 2013
    75
    The core gameplay, including the variety of suits and weapons, is terrific, and it’s reason enough to play this sci-fi shooter. But the boring story, too-similar missions, and aggressive payment model hold it back from what it could be.
  6. 75
    It’s not a groundbreaking game, and it’s not in contention for game of the year, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a fun.
  7. Warframe is an enjoyable free-to-play co-op shooter that's held back by confusing interface. [January 2014, p81]
  8. Feb 10, 2014
    70
    Warframe is worth your time, especially on PS4 with its limited array of games. [02/2014, p.56]
  9. If you can live with the pervading sense of confusion, there’s a lot of game here for no money. Whether it convinces you to part with some cash or not, you’ll still keep coming back.
  10. Jan 14, 2014
    70
    Problems persist, but let yourself get sucked in and this could keep you for the long haul. [Feb 2014, p.72]
  11. 70
    A good start to free-to-play games on the PlayStation 4, with a fun co-op shooter that doesn’t feel like it’s solely out to gouge its player’s wallets.
  12. Nov 27, 2013
    70
    Being a Free-to-Play that does not even require a subscription to PsPlus, and since the Ps4 releases will stand still for a little, Warframe is absolutely worth the try.
  13. Nov 19, 2013
    70
    Warframe, which has been out for PC since March, is free-to-play on the PS4, and in spite of its bugs, is worth the no-cost price.
  14. Nov 27, 2013
    65
    A decent free to play game, with a lot of style and an interesting development system. The microtransaction system isn't that awesome, and the structure is a bit too repetitive to be truly great, but right now there's not much better on PS4.
  15. May 15, 2014
    60
    One year from now, Warframe will be a distant memory, almost completely forgotten. It's one of those games that just doesn't leave a clear mark. Then again, it does offer violence with swords, and it does it for free. What's the worst that could happen?
  16. May 2, 2014
    60
    Warframe is a good free-to-play TPS, but the action is too repetitive to make it an essential.
  17. Dec 17, 2013
    60
    The freedom of movement and cooperative combos make Warframe an entertaining coop game. Unfortunately, that only really counts if you're willing to spend money on it. Warframe is not only very misleading, but would improve from the extra content. The restrictive free-to-play model isn't working in Warframe's favor.
  18. Dec 17, 2013
    60
    Warframe brings solid gunplay and a rich infrastructure to the PlayStation 4 in a rare free-to-play model. It's a missed opportunity on some levels, but if you're itching to get more use out of your new console, give it a whirl.
  19. Dec 13, 2013
    60
    With an asking price of nothing, it’s not unreasonable that Warframe charges for things, but when the game’s main hook is getting more loot, it slowly becomes frustrating running into so many roadblocks. Even with your warframe’s athletic prowess, the nondescript missions don’t offer enough to put up with the waiting, and there certainly isn’t a strong reason to part with a credit card.
  20. Dec 10, 2013
    60
    It’s not necessarily good because it’s free: Warframe is a so-so action game with many problems and a pretty scarce lasting appeal.
  21. Jan 23, 2014
    50
    It's free, it's fine, and it's instantly forgettable. [Issue#143, p.104]
  22. Jan 10, 2014
    50
    Strip out the poor parkour and clunky melee and all you’re left with is a shooter, and a workmanlike one at that.
  23. Jan 9, 2014
    50
    You could play literally any other competent third person shooter from this or the last generation, and have a comparable — and very likely better — experience.
  24. Dec 4, 2013
    50
    When you're dashing and slashing with capable allies, Warframe is decent game – but there's still a lot of work that needs to be done before it can be considered a good one. The user interface isn't controller friendly, you're given little to no direction, and the title's free-to-play model hinders its overall design. Until these issues are rectified, we suggest waiting in the shadows for the release to finally emerge from its beta state.
  25. Dec 2, 2013
    40
    It's hard, though, to shake the feeling that the only reason this game is free to play is that nobody would pay money for something so scrappy and generic.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 215 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. Jan 6, 2014
    5
    Fun game for about an hour, then you realize you're not going to level up or get any better without dropping real money on this "free to play" game. Missions seem very repetitive. Full Review »
  2. Feb 16, 2014
    1
    Warframe is a mess, but it's a free mess. Unfortunately as a "Free to Play / Pay to Win" game, you'll soon get bored of the limited free weapons & equipment. The levels are all the same, go from A to B, then leave, occasionally looting ammunition on the way.

    The designs of the armour are excellent, based on Manga character "The Guyver", but the game menus are confusing to navigate, and the crafting section is baffling. If you manage to get into a game, you are rewarded with a nice simple third person shooter, with some solid mechanics, and some fun cyber-ninja action. This all lasts for a few levels before you realise that every level feels the same, then you get bored, and move on.

    If you hop into a game a few friends, its a good excuse to use party chat, and play something for free until some more AAA games like Destiny come out. As for paying for anything in the game, no, not worth it. If you've done one level, you've done them all.
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  3. Feb 16, 2014
    0
    The only thing that DE managed to work properly on PS4 port is micro-transactions. The rest of the game is a giant mess with unplayable framerate that dips below 25fps A LOT and it looks like a slideshow. Full Review »