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  • Summary: Ghostrunner is a hardcore FPP slasher packed with lightning-fast action, set in a grim, cyberpunk megastructure. Climb Dharma Tower, humanity’s last shelter, after a world-ending cataclysm. Make your way up from the bottom to the top, confront the tyrannical Keymaster, and take your revenge.Ghostrunner is a hardcore FPP slasher packed with lightning-fast action, set in a grim, cyberpunk megastructure. Climb Dharma Tower, humanity’s last shelter, after a world-ending cataclysm. Make your way up from the bottom to the top, confront the tyrannical Keymaster, and take your revenge. The streets of this tower city are full of violence. Mara the Keymaster rules with an iron fist and little regard for human life. As resources diminish, the strong prey on the weak and chaos threatens to consume what little order remains. The decisive last stand is coming. A final attempt to set things right before mankind goes over the edge of extinction. As the most advanced blade fighter ever created, you’re always outnumbered but never outclassed. Slice your enemies with a monomolecular katana, dodge bullets with your superhuman reflexes, and employ a variety of specialized techniques to prevail. One-hit one-kill mechanics make combat fast and intense. Use your superior mobility (and frequent checkpoints!) to engage in a never-ending dance with death fearlessly. Ghostrunner offers a unique single-player experience: fast-paced, violent combat, and an original setting that blends science fiction with post-apocalyptic themes. It tells the story of a world that has already ended and its inhabitants who fight to survive. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 4, 2021
    100
    Fast first-person action game, where parkour rules. Ghostrunner is full of surprises, which help to keep the game frest and fun. There is really nothing more you can ask for. [Issue#308]
  2. Oct 26, 2020
    90
    Ghostrunner answers the age old question of “What if the combat was actually good in Mirror’s Edge?” It perfectly pairs parkour style free-running with frantic, but precise combat to create movie-like action sequences. This is all backed up by a fun narrative that drives the gameplay forward at a blistering pace. Ghostrunner is honestly a must-have for PC players and the most fun I’ve had reviewing a game this year.
  3. Jan 14, 2021
    85
    Ghostrunner was a pleasant surprise. It's a short and fun action platformer that keeps you busy with challenging but fair stages, while smartly mixing things up throughout the experience. It's not quite as great in telling its story as it is with its movement and combat, and it can be frustrating at times, but when everything works well together, it's a satisfying and fun skill-based action game. If you are looking for a linear and challenging game, pick up Ghostrunner.
  4. Oct 26, 2020
    82
    Ghostrunner looks great, plays great and it’s also a great challenge. If you like something different, mixing genres and action-focused, make sure you give it a try.
  5. Oct 31, 2020
    80
    It can be frustrating, but Ghostrunner is an excellent game that combines fast-paced action combat with a compelling game world that any fan of action games or cyberpunk should enjoy.
  6. Oct 26, 2020
    80
    In Ghostrunner, a single slash divides life and death. It's fast, frenetic, and, even in the face of its weaker moments, endlessly satisfying.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Nov 5, 2020
    50
    Put simply, it regularly betrays the cyber-ninja fantasy it's peddling. The speedruns will doubtless be dazzling, and Ghostrunner certainly LOOKS every bit the blockbuster it isn't. How unfortunate, then, that a game about a deadly assassin should suffer from so many critical failures in execution. [Issue#352, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 227
  1. Oct 28, 2020
    10
    Insane graphics, perfect level design, smooth movement and gameplay. 1 hit 1 kill mechanics which makes playing a real challenge even for DarkInsane graphics, perfect level design, smooth movement and gameplay. 1 hit 1 kill mechanics which makes playing a real challenge even for Dark Souls or Hotline Miami fans. 10/10 cannot expect more from this type of game. Runs very well on PC, decently optimized. Expand
  2. MGI
    Nov 25, 2020
    10
    Intresting bosses, good music, fast temp of the game. separately, I want to highlight the levels, each of them is made in its own way, andIntresting bosses, good music, fast temp of the game. separately, I want to highlight the levels, each of them is made in its own way, and after passing each of them, after many attempts, you feel joy Expand
  3. Nov 4, 2021
    10
    Ghostrunner is a game that you could be playing forever beautiful graphics, amazing level design every stage feels different and looks amazingGhostrunner is a game that you could be playing forever beautiful graphics, amazing level design every stage feels different and looks amazing to boot. The best part of this game is absolutely the movement it's so fast and fluid you can go from dying hundreds of times on a single stage from going from beating the stage without dying it's all trial and error. The game is difficult but fair it's truly an art that has been lost to gaming. Everything about Ghostrunner is simply perfection there's pretty much nothing wrong with game I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing action game. Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2020
    9
    A wonderful game! I played this game nonstop even after I finished the story. It’s just so fun to run, climb and slice your way throughA wonderful game! I played this game nonstop even after I finished the story. It’s just so fun to run, climb and slice your way through enemies. The reason I gave this game a 9/10 is because even that l’m aware this game just came out, i want more... i really want more levels, more things to do in this game, i got all the achievements, did all levels without dying, i did every challenge i could think of. But it wasn’t enough. I hope that maybe a challenge mode or harder difficulties or level creator or a DLC will come out in the future. Expand
  5. Jan 20, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is simply amazing. The visuals, the soundtrack, the platforming, the voice acting. Its almost perfect. I does have flaws, such as the Mara bossfight, which is not particularly hard nor is it cool to play. I felt like it was an okish one. The hardest bossfight was for sure T.O.M. He is Both hard and satisfying to defeat, though not one of the main bosses. The final bossfight is one of my favourites and itis almost perfect. Expand
  6. Nov 1, 2020
    8
    This game is a fast as hell action platforming parkour game. Even though this game is hard as hell and makes you die a lot, you always feelThis game is a fast as hell action platforming parkour game. Even though this game is hard as hell and makes you die a lot, you always feel like a badass in the end.

    Pros:
    Great Visuals/Atmosphere
    Fast Gameplay
    Decent Story
    Wide Variety of enemies
    Generous Checkpoints
    VERY difficult, but satisfying to beat combat rooms
    Well hid secrets
    Great Voice Acting
    Bosses/boss levels are fun and satisfying

    Cons/nitpicks:
    Unnecessary puzzle levels that are either super easy or stupidly hard
    The collectibles that aren't the sword skins feel useless
    What the actual hell was that laser elevator level? It wasnt even fun it was just annoying. Good luck with it.
    Somewhat repetitive

    No level maker/editor!

    My score: 8/10. While I really enjoyed Ghostrunner, I did feel fatigued by the end of it. The game offers lots of replayability, but I don't really feel the need to go back to any of the levels. The game took me 5 and a half hours to beat, but the length of the game is really going to depend on your skill. I should also mention I played this game with mouse and keyboard and the FOV all the way up, which I think added to the speed of the game. If you want to play an awesome first person parkour cyberninja game, you should consider picking this one up.
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  7. Dec 25, 2020
    0
    It is very good game, dynamic setting. cool graphic, and interesling gameplay,

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