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Generally favorable reviews- based on 193 Ratings

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  • Summary: Pyre is a party-based RPG in which you lead a band of exiles to freedom through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Jul 24, 2017
    97
    From the art to the music to the story to the tactical gameplay, and even to how they’re all woven together so artfully, Pyre is an adventure that excels in every area of its design other than limiting its multiplayer to local only.
  2. Jul 25, 2017
    90
    Pyre teaches you to fight tirelessly for your freedom, but to question the definition of that freedom as well. I like the sports-combat a little more each time I play. And Pyre fetishizes the tools of the writer's trade, but more importantly focuses on the art and dialogue of good storytelling.
  3. 90
    Gamers will talk about Pyre for a good while. Vivid visuals pair well with energizing audio, and both complement the subtle, mechanical gameplay; Pyre, a stunning package, provides with aplomb a depth of strategy not found in some AAA titles, and couches the experience in an engrossing narrative. Supergiant Games’ strongest showing to date, Pyre is a must play, a delight that can’t be recommended highly enough.
  4. Jul 31, 2017
    80
    Pyre is not a game for everyone, and maybe in a way it does not want to be, and yet we feel good to recommend it.
  5. Sep 8, 2017
    80
    A beautiful, melancholy, emotional sports RPG visual novel thing. [Issue#265, p.51]
  6. Aug 2, 2017
    76
    I find the illustrations of Pyre to be beautiful and do not need photo-realistic graphics to put me in a setting.
  7. Jul 28, 2017
    60
    It just never hooked me. I’m not sure why Pyre feels padded while so many other games can use a similar structure and get away with it. Maybe—to add to the litany of reasons I mentioned earlier—maybe it’s the curse of being avant garde. Maybe we’re conditioned to accept the monotony of shooting hordes of faceless enemies, of swinging our sword at the same ten creatures for days on end. Maybe familiarity breeds contempt, but over-familiarity breeds acceptance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Jul 26, 2017
    10
    Is a incredible game and is to much funny, And the matches (on PC, at least) control a lot like Diablo or a MOBA, where you point-and-clickIs a incredible game and is to much funny, And the matches (on PC, at least) control a lot like Diablo or a MOBA, where you point-and-click your way into the goal, passing and dodging your way across the arena.

    It shouldn't really work, but it does. And in traditional Supergiant fashion, it's all wrapped up in superlative… Expand
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  2. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    The Art, music and story are among the best I've ever experienced. Especially the music.
    I loved the fact that you have opposition, not
    The Art, music and story are among the best I've ever experienced. Especially the music.
    I loved the fact that you have opposition, not enemies. You resolve conflict through sports, though that sport does leave the losers in a state many of them would consider damnation (some of them actually like the Downside!).

    I don't connect to characters on an emotional level often. Baldur's gate 2 and to an extent Witcher 3 ring out as exceptions. Pyre was incredible in that regard, I even cared about what happened to a few of the opposing teams and had considered purposefully losing to them.

    I find that in most RPG of late I can't wait for them to stop talking, they are just not interesting characters because you go through conversation loops that don't feel genuine.
    Witcher 3 and Pyre are great exceptions!
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  3. Aug 16, 2020
    10
    amazing game, if you hate reading youre dumb this game offers truly an amazing story and the gameplay is fine
  4. Mar 20, 2018
    8
    I loved it. Art is top-notch, story is interesting, and actual game-play is kind of fun. The lore is there. Music and sound effects are greatI loved it. Art is top-notch, story is interesting, and actual game-play is kind of fun. The lore is there. Music and sound effects are great as well. This is the first game I played by this studio and it makes me excited to check out their back catalog. Expand
  5. Jan 24, 2019
    8
    You can always count on Supergiant Games even if it's a genre that you usually don't play
  6. Jan 3, 2020
    7
    -Good game, mix between text adventure and sports arcade with touches of RPG although this mix of genres does not work very well.

    Good
    -Good game, mix between text adventure and sports arcade with touches of RPG although this mix of genres does not work very well.

    Good story although very linear. Game very polished. The best (for me) is the part of sports arcade.

    -Buen juego, mezcla entre aventura conversacional y arcade deportivo con toques de RPG aunque esta mezcla de generos no me acaba de convencer del todo.

    Buena historia aunque muy lineal. Juego muy trabajado. Lo mejor la parte de arcade deportivo.
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  7. Jul 28, 2017
    0
    Pyre is NOT an RPG. It is some sort of basketball game played by cartoon characters that look like villains in a Samurai Jack episode. ThePyre is NOT an RPG. It is some sort of basketball game played by cartoon characters that look like villains in a Samurai Jack episode. The story is presented in a visual novel format that is linear, and again has nothing to do with an RPG. If this is an RPG, so is Ninja Gaiden and Doom. Shame on the developers for misrepresenting this product. Expand

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