Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 4, 2019
    100
    An excellent Battle Royale, which has many innovations and enhancements and can attract even those who are not fans of this genre. [Issue#294]
  2. Feb 25, 2019
    100
    The brilliant gunplay lifted from Titanfall 2 is just a foundation for many ingenious improvements of the base formula. Apex Legends is huge news not only for the battle royale genre, but also for team shooters as a whole.
  3. Feb 11, 2019
    100
    Apex Legends is a game overflowing with so many quality-of-life features and improvements that its very release has, for me, been a soft-reboot of the genre, and has established a new higher standard for future games to come. Within its genre, Apex Legends is a masterpiece and a game that other studios, and publishers, looking to cash in on the craze will look towards for years.
  4. Feb 11, 2019
    93
    Apex Legends is a quiet revolution in how we communicate in games, and an excellent team-based battle royale I can recommend to anyone, caveat-free.
  5. Mar 29, 2019
    90
    Apex Legends Is simply one of the best Battle Royale games ever made. What makes this game so great is ping system for easy communications, and Titanfall-esque gameplay with charismatic characters.
  6. Feb 27, 2019
    90
    Apex Legends delivers the best battle royale experience out there yet, as it brings to the table several innovations to the user interface, map design and communication. As an ongoing game, we believe Respawn has a bright future ahead with Apex.
  7. Feb 15, 2019
    90
    Respawn’s game elevates its entire genre, doing away with its failings while innovating upon its strengths. From out of nowhere, it’s become the prodigious new face of a worldwide phenomenon.
  8. Feb 11, 2019
    90
    Apex Legends makes squad-based battle royale work better than thought possible, even when playing with a randomly matched team. Its intuitive communication system makes strategic teamplay achievable without a word, and the eight unique legends each have cool abilities that are rewarding without feeling like restrictive roles.
  9. Feb 9, 2019
    90
    Apex Legends is a wonderfully exciting and fun shooter that's easy to play but challenging to master given all of its systems and the gameplay potential they offer. There may be issues of character and weapon balancing, and for some, the long time-to-kill rate may be a turnoff, but for anyone looking to squad up with exactly two friends (again, for free), it's shocking how Apex Legends plays so much better than other games in the market.
  10. Feb 8, 2019
    90
    Apex Legends is a mix of smart shooter ideas that makes for a competitive, team-based game that gets at all the best parts of battle royale while addressing a lot of the weaknesses. Respawn's intense focus on team play makes Apex more than just a worthy addition to the genre; it's an indicator of where battle royale should go in the future.
  11. Feb 8, 2019
    90
    Apex Legends isn't the last Titanfall game that we were waiting for, but it managed to surprise us by its innovative gameplay, inspired not only by the Battle Royale genre, but also by FPS and MOBA games. It will manage to make its way into the genre besides the "titan", Fortnite. The universe is complete and dives us into a fighting arena where we have to survive in order to please the public. After a very successful launch, Respawn holds the cards to make its battle royale game grow and surprise us even more.
  12. Feb 21, 2019
    89
    Apex Legends is a unique battle royale game focuses on the battle. The gameplay is much faster and intenser compared with PUBG or Fortnite. The biggest problem, for now, is lacking in content, but I believe it will be better when new maps or new weapons come out.
  13. Feb 21, 2019
    88
    Apex Legends is one of the best multiplayer games of the generation, with an excellent gameplay, a revolutionary communication system and fun and satisfying mechanics.
  14. Feb 13, 2019
    87
    We can not say whether this will really be the end of Fortnite that many talk about, but personally I can tell you that Apex: Legends works great.
  15. Mar 24, 2019
    85
    Apex Legends delivers a solid battle royale experience, with nice characters, several weapons and a huge map. Graphics-wise the PC version is the best one, as expected.
  16. Feb 16, 2019
    85
    I'm excited to see Respawn's plans for the future. Although Apex Legends is fairly light on content at the moment, after having played it for over a week now, it's become my new favorite battle royale game. Matches are quick enough that I never feel burned by a sudden loss and jumping back in with different legend makes it more addictive than any battle royale I've played so far.
  17. Feb 4, 2019
    85
    Saying that Apex Legends surprised us would be an understatement. Free, colorful and nervous, this new battle royale video game has many good ideas that make Apex stand apart.
  18. Feb 16, 2019
    84
    With its razor-sharp gunplay, slick movement, ping system, and great combat arena, Apex Legends takes the Battle Royale genre to the next rung on the ladder and challenges its competitors to do better.
  19. Feb 11, 2019
    82
    Respawn gives you the most polished Battle Royale experience yet, even though for now it lacks variety in the long run.
  20. Mar 15, 2019
    80
    A great addition to a genre that most don’t even bother developing for anymore in the shadow of the titans, defying that trend and standing out as a serious competitor. Great mechanics built with an already well-received engine make the game genuinely fun to play, and the variety of small additions really add up to make it feel like a whole game, which others of the same genre struggle with. It’s still a battle royale game, so it won’t be for everyone, and there are a few concerns with balancing and new content, particularly for the future. But seeing as how it’s free you have no excuse not to download it and give it a go.
  21. Mar 13, 2019
    80
    Each of the top contenders in the battle royale genre offers something different, but there’s a reason Apex Legends has exploded in popularity so quickly. It’s the most accessible and straight-up enjoyable game that uses the formula.
  22. Feb 18, 2019
    80
    High reactivity in every interaction, incredible fluidity in movements, a functional communication system and an excellent mix between a classic Battle Royale and a hero based system create a unique formula, able to bring a breath of fresh air to a genre that seemed to be already saturated.
  23. Feb 13, 2019
    80
    Apex Legends has moved the boundaries for what we can expect in the battle royale genre.
  24. Feb 11, 2019
    80
    Apex Legends is fast, fluid, and quite possibly the best battle royale game yet.
  25. 70
    A refinement of battle royale, Apex Legends is great fun — but there's still room for improvement.
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  1. Mar 2, 2019
    All I know is, the game asks for my best. And as it becomes itself, I want to live up to wherever it’s going.
  2. Feb 5, 2019
    It’s also not too hard to find the right balance between quality visuals and consistent FPS. Solely talking about graphics, it’d be slightly below Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V. However, it definitely ranks higher than Fortnite, PUBG, and a dozen other battle royale titles out there. I’d consider this a fairly smooth launch for a game that completely came as a surprise. [Technical review]
  3. Feb 20, 2019
    The very concept of becoming the last combatant standing is a core tenet of battle royale games, but it has also kept the genre intimidating for rookies. Even with a significantly smaller number of players per session in Apex Legends, the game features a steep learning curve, while its tutorial level is a tad inadequate in familiarizing newcomers with the game. Yet Apex Legends’ astute take on squad cohesion and its brilliant communication system have made it enormously playable not just for veterans, but newcomers too.
  4. This is the best battle royale game we’re going to see for a long, long time. [RPS Bestest Bests]
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 877 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Feb 5, 2019
    3
    The game itself seems fine, though I am finding it impossible to enjoy it without a solo mode available. Being forced into teams sucks.
  2. Feb 5, 2019
    10
    I personally don`t like battle royales, but this game managed to renovate on many aspects of the genere. It nailed squad communication due toI personally don`t like battle royales, but this game managed to renovate on many aspects of the genere. It nailed squad communication due to the pinging system, which also helps solo players communicate with their squads. Full Review »
  3. Feb 5, 2019
    3
    EA rushed a battle Royale game in an attempt to cash in on the dying trend that is battle Royale and compete with Fortnite. But it's plaugedEA rushed a battle Royale game in an attempt to cash in on the dying trend that is battle Royale and compete with Fortnite. But it's plauged with terrible lootboxes, only 1 freaking mode, and a lack of soul put into it. Full Review »