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  • Summary: In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity's past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society ofIn the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity's past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in Code Vein. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 9, 2019
    100
    Code Vein is the perfect starting point for that friend that always wanted to try Dark Souls but couldn’t get into it because it was “too hard”. It is also a great choice for Souls veterans to whet your appetite while you eagerly await the next genuine From Software offering. There are so many unique and fun changes here that, although there is a definite difficulty decrease, you will really enjoy yourself.
  2. 80
    If you go into Code Vein thinking that you're going to get something on the level of any of the Souls games (or Bloodborne) you're going to be a little bit disappointed.
  3. Jan 4, 2021
    80
    What if there were a Dark Souls for people who want something to do instead of play the same boss fight over and over until I get lucky and don't die? Well, this is! And this is it!
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    70
    An unholy union of anime, Dark Souls, and My Chemical Romance, Code Vein is as much about style as substance. If that sounds good to you, then you're in for a treat, even if it lacks some of the polish of the genre's best.
  5. Apr 3, 2020
    70
    Code Vein should be applauded for doing something different with the Dark Souls formula. It's great to be able to switch out your classes at will and combine them, and the almost-constant presence of co-op is a real selling point for those who may not want to jump into the deep end of this emerging subset of the genre. The rest of the game, from the story to the level design, feels bland, and the combat falls apart when you suddenly have no AI companion by your side. If you don't mind a heavy dose of anime in your action game, Code Vein may be worth checking out.
  6. Oct 30, 2019
    70
    Code Vein is an anime Souls-lite. It doesn’t have the same mystery or quiet contemplation found in the Souls series, but that also means it offers something different. The world is interesting, the story kept my attention, and the combat is smooth. If you have an itch for a new Soul-like, Code Vein is perfect for you.
  7. Sep 26, 2019
    55
    It’s a shame that Code Vein doesn’t achieve what it’s trying to do with its very cool class system. With its skimpy environments and dated visuals, Code Vein as a nice gameplay but it never really shines.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 132
  2. Negative: 16 out of 132
  1. Sep 26, 2019
    10
    To make up for all the other wannabe **** fakeass reviewers. This is a solid game and the best way to tell on how it plays, is by playing itTo make up for all the other wannabe **** fakeass reviewers. This is a solid game and the best way to tell on how it plays, is by playing it yourself. It's fun and a good challenge and great with friends. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A good anime soul-like game, with companions make the game easier to play compare to dark souls. The lore is pretty deep and has link with God Eater. Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2019
    9
    Excellent character creator - Smooth gameplay and the notorious difficulty from the genre overall a good experience
  4. Nov 6, 2019
    8
    Combat is clunky and unpleasant, customization and flavors are nice, story is usual japan garbage
    fix combat or start doing sex/dating games
    Combat is clunky and unpleasant, customization and flavors are nice, story is usual japan garbage
    fix combat or start doing sex/dating games with such body psychics instead of action, game is worth buying considering ToW is short and AAA is ultra waste of money
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  5. Feb 26, 2022
    8
    "CODE VEIN" is a 'soul like' game with unique style. It has its own exclusive world outlook and game design, but it also has some defects. As"CODE VEIN" is a 'soul like' game with unique style. It has its own exclusive world outlook and game design, but it also has some defects. As a light 'soul like' game, its quality is worth experiencing.

    Review of "CODE VEIN"

    Graphic/Art: 8.5

    Music/Sounds: 8

    Narrative/Performance:8

    Gameplay:8

    Score:8.3 (+0.1)
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  6. Jun 29, 2021
    6
    Solid gameplay and cute anime characters. Story is weak but the worst element is the level design and enemy placement which is pure tedium.
  7. Nov 6, 2019
    0
    This crap is bugged as f@ck. Constant CTDs every 10-15 mins. The worst port on pc i've ever played. Waste of money.

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