• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: May 13, 2014
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. May 23, 2014
    91
    This is by far the ultimate, complete Soul Sacrifice experience and even those who dumped countless hours into the original will find more than enough content and enhancements to keep them in the hunt.
  2. Jun 13, 2014
    90
    Soul Sacrifice Delta might not have the pull of another certain monster hunting big name, but it certainly deserves the niche it’s cut for itself on the Vita.
  3. May 29, 2014
    90
    This is a fantastic edition of one of the Vita’s best exclusives and only heightens anticipation for a possible full sequel.
  4. Jun 9, 2014
    88
    If you're in need of a good beat em' up with plenty of wild gameplay and a captivating story, Soul Sacrifice Delta fills a great void for the Vita.
  5. Jun 5, 2014
    85
    It’s worth the nightmares it leaves you with.
  6. May 31, 2014
    85
    Soul Sacrifice Delta brings the experience of the original game to a new level, thanks to a more polished and fast gameplay, an interesting factions system and a good number of new, compelling missions.
  7. May 26, 2014
    85
    Expanded, polished, extended & recut -but not a sequel-, Soul Sacrifice Delta builds upon the foundations of the original and brings almost the double in content, with a new story and Faction based on the Grimm Brothers's Fairytales that would get indeed the Aproval Seal by Tim Burton or American McGee with this new, sadistic and nightmarish approach to the Three Pigs or Red Hood. Soul Sacrifice Delta is the definitive version of one of the best Vita library titles, better in every aspect, but those who have the original maybe want to think twice if the new content worth it.
  8. May 24, 2014
    85
    It is a game PS Vita users can't miss, even thought there's little evolution from its predecessor, and it's rather a 1.5 version.
  9. 85
    Soul Sacrifice Delta delivers a payload of extra missions and gameplay time as well as enhanced controls. Though the grind of the game is increased further by the extra content, the gameplay enhancements make enjoying the game for what its worth that much easier.
  10. 85
    If you haven’t had a chance to experience what the Soul Sacrifice series has to offer, and are looking for an incredibly fun and robust game that is designed to be played in short bursts, then Delta is definitely the one that you should check out.
  11. Jul 19, 2014
    80
    It feels almost like a full sequel. [Issue#150, p.122]
  12. Jul 13, 2014
    80
    This is the perfect time to start with this franchise, as Delta is a lot harder than it's predecessor. There is a lot of new content, better graphics and that interesting magical atmosphere that are all very enjoyable.
  13. Jun 26, 2014
    80
    Delta is not a sequel, just an extended game that polishes the original in order to create a great foundation for the more than likely Soul Sacrifice 2.
  14. Jun 18, 2014
    80
    There is absolutely no bad idea among the new ones included in Soul Sacrifice Delta. A more developed background, a deeper universe still well-served by the exceptional narration of the first episode; new factions that modify your game; a larger content: no doubt, Soul Sacrifice Delta is something you must have if you own a PS Vita.
  15. Jun 4, 2014
    80
    Given that Soul Sacrifice was available on Plus for free it’s questionable how many will want to invest their money when there is a lot of recycled content, but for those who loved it, or if you’ve yet to experience Soul Sacrifice, Delta is a highly enjoyable and worthwhile title for your Vita.
  16. May 29, 2014
    80
    The Delta release features some gorgeous animations and character designs, although the biggest addition is the Grim faction.
  17. May 23, 2014
    80
    Soul Sacrifice Delta is not only a huge extension powered up by new bosses, locales and spells to alleviate the experience's inherent repetitiveness. The introduction of an intriguing, grim(m)ly choice adds a some depth and diversity, both through the narrative and the gameplay. Hence this accomplished stand-alone represents the definitive incarnation of Soul Sacrifice, even if there is a hefty price to pay for veteran sorcerers.
  18. May 22, 2014
    80
    If you were a fan of the original, this is definitely worth the double dip, and you’ll have lots to do in addition to the usual monster hunting. As for those that haven’t had a chance to experience this series yet, this makes a great starting point – though the learning curve can be a little steep at first.
  19. May 13, 2014
    80
    There are still some qualms here and there, such as the returning frame-rate slowdown and repetitiveness, but in general this is a solid action-RPG that should be played by anyone who adores the genre.
  20. May 13, 2014
    77
    Sadly, by playing it safe, Delta is still a better game than Soul Sacrifice, just not that much better.
  21. May 15, 2014
    76
    Delta isn't likely to change your opinion of the original game, but it lives up to its Ultimate Edition billing.
  22. Jun 3, 2014
    75
    This updated version unfortunately doesn’t do enough to set itself apart from the original but if you’ve never played the original before I highly recommend you pick this game up and prepare to sacrifice your time with this addictive game.
  23. May 21, 2014
    75
    At the end of the day, Soul Sacrifice Delta is a great looking game with an engrossing story, killer soundtrack and an in depth customization system – the only thing really holding this impressive handheld title back is the repetitive nature of its monster hunting gameplay.
  24. Jun 28, 2014
    70
    At a time when consumption is so high that we move from game to game so fast, the idea of replaying a game where we have to find the improvements almost under the microscope is not exactly the most convenient.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. May 15, 2014
    10
    Soul Sacrifice is one of my favourite games on the Vita. The story, the fast epic battles, the great voice acting. It really is a gem in theSoul Sacrifice is one of my favourite games on the Vita. The story, the fast epic battles, the great voice acting. It really is a gem in the rough. Though it did have some flaws I easily put more than 100 hours in the game. When Delta was localized I was very excited. I've played so far about 5 hours and let me tell you this.

    If you enjoyed Soul Sacrifice, you will LOVE Delta. Its improves in every single way of SS.

    First thing you'll notice is a bump up in resolution. It's still not native but its a really big graphical upgrade. No more rough edges it all looks really clean. The game is absolutely gorgeuous.

    Next thing you'll notice is way more depth to offerings. Now you can combine attacks offering way more methods of tackling enemys and just improves the fun ten fold. Not only that but there is also new offerings like the spear! Hard to master weapons but very satisfying to use.

    The new monster designs based on Grimm Fairy tales Characters are amazing. Soul Sacrifice never dissapoints in that matter. You will never look at little red riding hood again in the same way. The new level designs are just amazing and now there are more variety of smaller creatures, so no more demon cats and rats everywhere

    They now added a new faction to the game called Grim that appeases to those that like to stay neutral. Depending on which faction you are in you will get different offerings meaning everybody is going to have a different inventory of offerings.

    The story is still relatively the same, but now you have to do some grim , avalon and Sanctuary sidequest before being allowed to play Magusars arc. These sidequest actually act as a bridgepoint between Sortiara's and Magusars arc, expanding a bit more on the Sorcerer and his interaction with the world and other NEW sorcerers only found in Delta.

    Delta is a major improvement over SS in every way. If you got SS free from PS+ and loved it buy Delta now and support the devs

    If you bought SS and just liked it not loved it, then wait for price drop. Since its nots a full blown sequel more like a relaunch with a buttload of tweaks and improvements, making it the True SS experience.

    For the love of god people ignore ArioX and especially WIzard4en "review". The former probably thought Delta was Soul Sacrifice 2 when Inafune said many many many times it was more lik Soul Sacrifice 1.8 and the latter is just a Monster hunter fanboy enough said.
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  2. May 19, 2014
    10
    Love the game, very good for the price tag. Story is great, gameplay is great, controls are great. One major gripe though is that it's onlyLove the game, very good for the price tag. Story is great, gameplay is great, controls are great. One major gripe though is that it's only available on digital for R1, which obviously takes a significant amount of previous memory space. Full Review »
  3. May 15, 2014
    9
    Summary: Soul Sacrifice was a merely good game when it first came out. Despite its many flaws, the epic world-building, beautiful artSummary: Soul Sacrifice was a merely good game when it first came out. Despite its many flaws, the epic world-building, beautiful art direction, and surprisingly deep story told in an story-book fashion (which drove away some people due to its simplicity) made the game worthwhile even through its repetitive segments. Unfortunately, Delta does not remedy the critical flaw of repetition, it adds so many improvements that it is worth the new purchase for Soul Sacrifice fans, and a must-buy for newcomers seeking fast-paced action. It is an expansion, yes, but one that improves the game at a fundamental level.

    Soul Sacrifice Delta is the definitive version of Soul Sacrifice which addresses many issues players had with the first game. Weapon balancing, quick weapon summoning, spell combos, and heavier consequences for black rites are some of the many changes seen in this iteration.

    The repertoire of spells have been revamped and although there are still useless fodder ones scattered about, the balancing and the sheer number of old and new spells make it possible to achieve variety in builds.

    Main story line is largely unchanged, and all of the content from the first game is retained, though with minor graphical improvements. Of course, Soul Sacrifice suffers from the common flaw inherent in the hunting genre: repetition. This is slightly mitigated this time around because the spell rewards are diverse, but newcomers to the genre may be deterred, understandably.

    The amount of new story content is merely an expansion that has a small impact on the main story line, but it does an adequate job of expanding the universe of Soul Sacrifice. World-building was already very well done in the first game, and Delta adds new dimensions to the story. Again, these changes are basically inconsequential to the main story line, and therefore it is slightly disappointing.

    Is it worth buying?
    The $35.99 USD/CAD price tag for those who've played the game already is steep, but well worth it if you loved the first game. Soul Sacrifice Delta is an extremely polished version of the first game with plenty of new content, but it is completely reasonable for veterans to be driven away by being asked to pay full price for what is essentially an expansion, albeit a very large one.

    Those who've never played the game or were not interested the first time around should give Delta a chance. Despite not being perfect in any means, it is very near the apex of what the Soul Sacrifice experience that the first game sought to achieve.
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