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  • Summary: Save a Tokyo under siege by spirits in a new adventure from mastermind Shinji Mikami and the team at Tango Gameworks. Explore the streets of a city filled with spirits and mysterious otherworldly threats, with an arsenal of powerful abilities at your command.
    Tokyo has become a city
    Save a Tokyo under siege by spirits in a new adventure from mastermind Shinji Mikami and the team at Tango Gameworks. Explore the streets of a city filled with spirits and mysterious otherworldly threats, with an arsenal of powerful abilities at your command.
    Tokyo has become a city under siege; overwhelmed by paranormal threats beyond our understanding. After a devastating occult event leads to the disappearance of 99% of the city's population, only you stand between the loss of this great city and its salvation. After the vanishing, a strange encounter causes your own supernatural abilities to take shape. Explore a beautiful city that blends ultra-modern cityscapes and stunning ancient shrines as you purge the darkness from your home. Armed with a bevy of formidable, upgradeable powers, you will face off against evil spirits (referred to as The Visitors) haunting the city of Tokyo.
    Spirits like:
    * Amewarashi: This entity manifests as a young child in a yellow raincoat. Derived from the powerful emotions of sadness caused by being separated from his parents, as well as his innocent yet mischievous spirit, this Visitor will call for help and bring forth fellow spirit when it feels threatened.
    * Shiromuku: Shiromuku is a traditional type of pure white wedding kimono, and though she may appear to be a bride, this Visitor is actually a physical manifestation of powerful emotions. This Visitor represents regret and strong feelings for a partner she was never able to marry.
    * Kuchisake: Inspired by an actual urban legend, the Kuchisake-onna is a strong and agile opponent, capable of closing distances quickly to get at you with her large scissor blades. Be careful if she asks you if you find her attractive; there are no right answers there.
    Each spirit will have its own attack styles and weaknesses, so you'll need to combine your abilities in different ways to suit each unique combat encounter.
    But the spirits roaming the streets aren't the only threat. At the heart of everything the disappearance of the population, the appearance of the Visitors, and even your own supernatural abilities sits a shadowy group wearing "Hannya" masks. Who are they, what they want and how they will interact with you remains a mystery, and it will be up to you to determine their motives and unveil the mystery.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 22, 2022
    100
    Ghostwire: Tokyo is a phenomenal experience through and through, it didn't matter what area of the game I tackled, I found myself having a blast experiencing every single one of them.
  2. Mar 21, 2022
    90
    Ghostwire Tokyo brings elements of an action RPG, a horror game, and an open-world game together with brilliant results. The environments and the visuals are dripping with style and substance, with nearly everything in the game having a real-life inspiration from myths to urban legends. While it might not quite be the horror game some fans are looking for, Ghostwire Tokyo delivers a fun and engaging experience from start to finish.
  3. Mar 25, 2022
    80
    Ghostwire: Tokyo is an FPS that could have only been delivered by a Japanese studio. From the main story and side missions to the detailed environments and appealing characters, for those who have been craving a game set in modern Japan, Ghostwire: Tokyo is an extremely satisfying experience. While the battle system can become a bit tedious and controls for healing feel inconvenient, the game deserves credit for delivering action that feels exhilarating without relying on grotesque visuals.
  4. Mar 21, 2022
    72
    Fun combat and a sophisticated city burdened with the unfulfilled potential of a far scarier experience.
  5. Apr 4, 2022
    72
    Ghostwire: Tokyo is not a bad game by any standard. It's pretty, it's fun, and it follows a formula that has proven to be successful even if it's overdone by this point. As I played through it for this review I found myself alternating between enjoying myself and being frustrated with its shortcomings. There is a potentially brilliant horror/detective game buried under all the superfluous side quests and pointless collectibles, and each time I caught a glimpse of it, I find myself wondering about what could have been.
  6. Apr 8, 2022
    70
    The unique setting really helps to lift Ghostwire: Tokyo from myriad of problems such as a plain open-world design and lackluster combat. If you love Japan and mystical powers, then Ghostwire can be just the game you're looking for.
  7. Mar 25, 2022
    55
    Ghostwire: Tokyo isn’t bad or broken. It’s just a game that’s not particularly ambitious and almost feels at odds with itself, leaving it with a lot of wasted potential. It might yield a couple of interesting online searches if you’re uninitiated in Japanese folklore, and you can pet lots of dogs and cats, but there are ways to go about doing those things without sitting through Akito’s snoozefest of a tale.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 76
  2. Negative: 11 out of 76
  1. Apr 15, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great game with a huge focus on story, characters, and world-building. I don't remember the last time when the story absorbed me so much. Yes, there are a few bugs here are there, but nothing game-breaking. Usually minor visual glitches. Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2022
    10
    Game is fun and has up-to-date graphics (almost cringe that i have to mention that as a +, thank you Elden Ring for your 2012 graphics iGame is fun and has up-to-date graphics (almost cringe that i have to mention that as a +, thank you Elden Ring for your 2012 graphics i guess). As of right now, i would strongly advise ignoring negative reviews, because there's right now two groups of gamers who are angry that their favorite game didn't get enough attention. One is Elden Ring Cult members who are angry that most people don't want to die billion times in video game and other group is Horizon Forbidden West fanboys who think that people should like games with mediocre writing. Ghostwire: Tokyo is better than both of them, but you will find lots of people right now, who swear that only their favorite game is THE best and everything else is trash. Just ignore these people. Expand
  3. Mar 26, 2022
    10
    Beautiful and fun game from same studio, that made The Evil Within. They know exactly how to make mysterious and unique atmosphere. Unlike TheBeautiful and fun game from same studio, that made The Evil Within. They know exactly how to make mysterious and unique atmosphere. Unlike The Evil Within, it's not horror game, it's more action-adventure, but it definitely has some horror elements here and there. Very cool creature and boss designs, just as in The Evil Within, very creative. I haven't finished it yet, but after 7 hours of gameplay i can easily recommend it, if you are looking for something unique to play. Expand
  4. Jul 14, 2022
    8
    Overall, it is a good game, but kind of repetitive. It is entertaining for a while, but not a game to enjoy doing 100%.
  5. Jul 2, 2022
    7
    the game is located in Tokyo which same location like the real world. the atmosphere and and game design including the graphic is good.
    the
    the game is located in Tokyo which same location like the real world. the atmosphere and and game design including the graphic is good.
    the plot is interesting that include the Japanese mythical creatures which know as YOKAi
    but gameplay is boring same as side quest that don't challenge.
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  6. Mar 29, 2022
    7
    Неплохая игра с атмосферой и отличной графикой,хоть и не без недостатков но всё таки сможет принести удовольствие своим геймплеемНеплохая игра с атмосферой и отличной графикой,хоть и не без недостатков но всё таки сможет принести удовольствие своим геймплеем
  7. Mar 31, 2022
    0
    It's like an indie game with a good Tokyo city. They managed to make a really bad game with ordinary action sequences and a boring story.

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