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  • Summary: If at first you don't succeed Die, Die Again. From the team at Arkane Lyon comes an innovative take on first-person action. "DEATHLOOP" transports players to the lawless island of Blackreef in an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins. Explore stunning environments andIf at first you don't succeed Die, Die Again. From the team at Arkane Lyon comes an innovative take on first-person action. "DEATHLOOP" transports players to the lawless island of Blackreef in an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins. Explore stunning environments and meticulously designed levels in an immersive gameplay experience that lets you approach every situation any way you like. Hunt down targets all over the island in an effort to put an end to the cycle once and for all, and remember, if at first you don't succeed die, die again. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 17, 2022
    100
    No need to think twice, we had a lot of time loop games. But Deathloop can get the most out of all elements. And whether you're protecting the loop or destroying it, don't forget to die a few times, it's fun.
  2. Sep 13, 2021
    100
    Despite these gripes, Deathloop on the PS5 offers some fantastically unique features that properly elevate the experience in new and creative ways. It’s the definitive place to play the game if you’re on console – though it’s not like you have much choice.
  3. Sep 22, 2021
    90
    Deathloop is one of the best games to hit in 2021. It’s confident, it doesn’t take itself too seriously, and it combines what makes Arkane games great – and makes it better.
  4. Sep 13, 2021
    85
    Deathloop overdoes it now and then but remains a fun shooter with inventive time loop mechanics.
  5. Sep 20, 2021
    80
    Deathloop turns both succeeding and failing into learning experiences and never makes you miss the lack of a quicksave option. It’s a mean feat that sets it apart from other games, and one of several reasons why it should be on the list of any immersive sim fans out there. It might not be Arkane’s best game and Blackreef may struggle clearly defining a personality for itself, but it’s certainly no stranger to great moments.
  6. Sep 13, 2021
    80
    Deathloop is a rewarding and ambitious experience that smartly combines Arkane’s immersive sim bedrock with a fluid nonlinear structure. Its smooth gameplay and naturalistic narrative stylings are interrupted by lacklustre PC performance, though it fulfils a puzzle-box Groundhog Day fantasy few other games have been ambitious enough to touch.
  7. Sep 13, 2021
    70
    It feels sometimes like Deathloop couldn’t decide what it really wanted to be. Stealth game? Bullet opera? Retro-cool ‘60s spy romp? Mind-melting time travel story? When it tries to be all of these things at once, it ends up not being very much of anything. I liked the core concept but after twenty hours I didn’t feel like I knew more about how an island could get stuck living the same day over and over than I did at the outset.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 183
  2. Negative: 80 out of 183
  1. Jan 17, 2022
    10
    The worst thing in this game is that it ended.

    Absolutely amazing experience, the music, the level design, everything just hits the spot
    The worst thing in this game is that it ended.

    Absolutely amazing experience, the music, the level design, everything just hits the spot
    Also it's Arkane's game, if you played prey or dishonored, you know what I am talking about.

    The game can be tedious at about half time through, maybe it was only mine problem, but I stuck at main quest, not knowing what to do. After and before that the game's plot is just epic.

    Everything you hear and everything that you look at is a masterpiece. I am constantly listening to characters' theme songs, they are that good (even that they all use the same tune but remix it in their character temper) The level design is top tier, I enjoy that unlike other games you have time to get known with location and its shortcuts, the feeling when you complete the last loop is pretty incredible. And don't get me started on visual appeal of locations, the mix of abandoned old city and 60's pop inserts is just AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    Plot is good. People say that it has some interseption with Dishonored series, like guns' factory marks, overall architecture style but I don't know :3

    Some people complain on AI of enemies. I think they are as stupid as they need to be, if they were smarter, they would just beat main character by numbers.

    Anyways, among many bad releases of 2021 like BF2042, FNaF:SB, GTA:DE such games as Deathloop and Psychonauts 2 were a breath of fresh air. If you haven't yet, go buy it, it is worth its price (also it is a pretty common item on sales). I really hope that Arkane will get funding and popularity from this game and upcoming 'Redfall' title and give us Prey 2 or Dishonored 3.
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  2. Nov 11, 2021
    10
    This is hands down the most amazingly, awesome game out there for PC/PS5! It has a combination of these games, all of which I loved: sneakingThis is hands down the most amazingly, awesome game out there for PC/PS5! It has a combination of these games, all of which I loved: sneaking around assasinations= Hitman / Hitman 2. Hacking and codebreaking and finding your way into secure buildings= Deus Ex and Deus Ex 2, An on-going save system that feels like a real life experience, rather than a Save / Load your game type of videogame =Bioshock, and some games I haven't played but here are good: Dishonored, and Dishonored 2.

    The top ten things about this game are from 10 being least cool to 1 being Awesomeness:
    10. Guns, lots of guns! Makes The Matrix look like a 1st day in the army where this is World War III. Think Borderlands games lots, not quite, but you get my idea.
    9. You can hack anything that has a radio reciever. Didn't you wish you could hack a radio reciever in real life in the city, such as a cellphone tower? Well here you can. That keeps me coming back for more hacking tomorrow and the next day.
    8. The AI chases you down and kills you. In the beginning, the first 5-10 hours the AI is very easy as it's in 'learning mode' once you keep playing after 9 hours you'll begin to realize how hard-core the AI can be. I was head-shotted by a sniper rifle, not Juliana human now..., but an NPC sniper on the side of the ridge. Shot through a window, I died. Very fast.
    7. Juliana can be your worst nightmare or your most trusted friend: I enjoy killing other players as human Juliana. I enjoy other Julianas' invading my game too, to try to ruin my day. But what I like most? I can have my family member play as Juliana and we can kill the NPCs together, even the bosses.
    6. There is no linear mission play-through. You cannot say: You will do this, that, and then next that. There are recommended guides online on order of doing things, but you can do them a different way anyway. The guide said there were 2 ways. I discovered 5 different ways to assassinate Harriet in the morning. See if you can too.
    5. If you enjoyed old-school games like Bioshock and Deus Ex, you will absolutely love this. It will blow you away. As it has aspects from many older games all put into one package. Liked Borderlands 1, 2 , and 3? Then you'll fit right at home here. Did you enjoy the 'magic' plasmids in Bioshock? Yep, check! Liked hacking like I did in Deus Ex? Here you can hack anything with an antenna. Welcome to Deathloop.
    4. There is no death. Only learning Yes you can die temporarily, but you are immortal repeating time, and you remember EVERYTHING. it's Monday tomorrow, it's Monday next week, and yes, you guessed it, it's Monday in 40 years until you break the loop. One day, you will learn how to break the loop.
    3. OP like there is no tomorrow. Sure there is overkill in other games. Not like Deathloop, no way. Deathloop brings overkill and overpowered terminology to a whole new level. Try throwing a sticky grenade to someone's body then shooting the stick grenade and watch the fireworks. How about tossing a grenade on the floor between two men and then diving out the window. Can you do that in Call of Duty? No, but it would be nice if you could. Now you can and you feel and act as quiet as a silent killer too... see reason #2.
    2. I always wanted to be a hitman, in a videogame. I loved the Hitman 1 and 2 games. What I missed was the fusion of silence & guns blazing. Here you can do both. Some days I do completely silent kills, I mean that, not a single bullet sound but perhaps a silent needle gun. The next, I will go out with an explosive-bullet shotgun and blow the whole city up.
    1. Nearly unlimited character development. I have not seen a game yet, that comes to this level of character development. Without spoiling here, there are 3 forms of development for Colt and Juliana. 1. Body upgrades, 2. Weapon upgrades, 3. Magic upgrades.

    THANK YOU Arkane & Bethesda Studioes for bringing us a masterpiece.

    See you in-game PS5 and PC players, try to kill me...oh! Did I mention, it's cross-platform on random invasions? Now I did...

    Sincerely,
    Exsosus
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  3. Sep 15, 2021
    10
    Excellent immersive sim with dynamic gameplay . But don't work on calculators
  4. Jan 18, 2022
    6
    No performance issues on RTX2080TI/Intel i9 running 4k, so that's great.

    That said, the game was let down for me, I find it repetitive, and
    No performance issues on RTX2080TI/Intel i9 running 4k, so that's great.

    That said, the game was let down for me, I find it repetitive, and although the story supposed to be captivating, it is not. The gameplay borrows aplenty from the incredible Dishonored series but somehow does it all wrong. Add to that the fact that the protagonist is pretty unlikable, and you find yourself pretty bored...pretty quickly.

    Too bad, I had so many expectations for this game. Perhaps wait for that sub $20 sale to get it...
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  5. Sep 25, 2021
    4
    Great begin. The interesting visual style, but ... They promised a very cool immersive sim, but in the end, it turned out to be a very linearGreat begin. The interesting visual style, but ... They promised a very cool immersive sim, but in the end, it turned out to be a very linear parody of dishonored. The game is linear. There is very little variability. The finale of the game is disappointing. There are also a lot of bugs.

    You can wait for a 50-60% discount and take it, but buying it for the full price is stupidity.
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  6. Sep 17, 2021
    2
    Visiškai neįdomus ir ne įtraukiantis žaidimas. Pasaulis negyvas. Priešai mediniai su nulių intelekto.
  7. Sep 16, 2021
    0
    Gameplay: ver boring, it takes several steps back from what you could do with dishonored and dishonored 2.
    Graphics: somehow the game looks
    Gameplay: ver boring, it takes several steps back from what you could do with dishonored and dishonored 2.
    Graphics: somehow the game looks worse than the footage we saw before the delay, which already looked bad.
    Story: boring and predictable.
    Conclusion: avoid this game, it is not worth it, Arkane simply have lost their touch.
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