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  • Summary: The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you must set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors to face down hordes of deadly enemies to try to carve a foothold, rebuild, and retake what was lost.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. Sep 30, 2019
    90
    Remnant: From the Ashes is more than just a Dark Souls clone or a simple third-person shooter. It’s the lovechild of the many games, mixed with aspects of Gears of War, Fallout, The Division, and its own brand of weird. The number of games I’ve kept playing after my time with it for a review can probably be counted on two hands, and I’m happy that Remnant is going to be joining their ranks. Despite a shallow store, some repetitive environments, and a few occasionally frustrating glitches, this is a game well worth your time.
  2. Aug 20, 2019
    90
    An interesting mashup of genres, ultimately creating an experience that can stand alongside even the best Soulslikes.
  3. Aug 25, 2019
    85
    Remnant: From the Ashes is, in all honesty, a breath of fresh air. A solid and alluring co-op action RPG with a good lot of innovations. Don’t call it a “souls-like with guns”, it’s much more than that.
  4. Aug 20, 2019
    80
    From the Ashes is a brilliant game that takes what is good about Soulsborne and combines it with a satisfying co-op shooter.
  5. Aug 20, 2019
    76
    My time with Remnant was a total roller-coaster. There were moments of pure, unfiltered rage, peaks of elation, ah-ha moments, and quiet zen grinds. For the most part though, it's just a steady climb. The developers are not shy about how hard this game is. If that's your cup of tea, perfect! Every victory will be hard-fought, bloody, and beautiful once behind you. I just couldn't shake the small, nagging sense that my few successes weren't earned. I just got lucky, squeaking through the cracks. More than this minor unease, my playtime was marked by anger, by exasperated breaths and whitened knuckles. I ended up having more fun than I expected to, but that shiny nugget of suffering remains. Heed my wary words and proceed at your peril. If a tough time is your aim, then Remnant: From the Ashes is absolutely your game.
  6. Aug 20, 2019
    74
    Presentation and polish aren't its strong suit, but Remnant: From the Ashes features gripping third-person gunplay and simple but satisfying progression that enable enticing entertainment regardless of whether you're playing cooperatively or solo. The visceral variety and delightful design of the environments and enemies elevate Remnant above other Dark Souls doppelgangers.
  7. Aug 20, 2019
    40
    Even when the game isn’t actively shooting itself in the foot, it never entirely succeeds.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 153
  2. Negative: 37 out of 153
  1. Aug 20, 2019
    10
    I've been waiting for a game like this, something that captures the fun of co-op in dark souls with your friends. Add on top of thatI've been waiting for a game like this, something that captures the fun of co-op in dark souls with your friends. Add on top of that interesting lore logs, surprisingly strong shooting elements and a cool aesthetic to its armor and weapons this game is a surefire favorite of mine. Expand
  2. Aug 21, 2019
    10
    The suprise of 2019 for me. Remnant has great gameplay and mechanics, discovering new secrets in the world is fun and intriguing, even withThe suprise of 2019 for me. Remnant has great gameplay and mechanics, discovering new secrets in the world is fun and intriguing, even with the lackluster opening presentation. From post apocalypse cities, to deserts, swamps, jungles, the enviroments are very good. Lip sync in the game is not perfect but the voice acting is very good. With the randomized campaign system as soon as you finish yout first run, u will start another one, because its going to be a diferente experience, diferente bosses, diferent secrets. From the amount of secrets, 3 leve dificulties, if a player wants to see everything i think he needs to play the game at least 3 times, each time being diferent then the previous one. For its price tag this can easily become a 300hrs of content game. ive had a amazing experience both Solo and Coop so far, coop is harder but is very worth it because the rewards a insenely better. If u like souls-like game and want a change of pace, get this game. Expand
  3. Jun 7, 2020
    9
    From soulslike games I've played Dark Souls III, Nioh and Bloodborne. Remnant from the Ashes takes the souls formula, adds a coop focus,From soulslike games I've played Dark Souls III, Nioh and Bloodborne. Remnant from the Ashes takes the souls formula, adds a coop focus, intense action and brings guns into the fight, it reminded be of Gears hordes. This is indeed a hidden jewel of 2019, once you start playing you keep getting surprised. I was amazed by how smooth and satisfying is the combat. I was even more amazed by the boss fights. This game has remarkably amazing fights, beautiful movements. I really hope the studio brings a sequel because they deserve it. Expand
  4. Aug 25, 2019
    7
    This game really surprised me!

    There were not much ads for this game and pretty much no hype at all, but after playing for 6 hours straight
    This game really surprised me!

    There were not much ads for this game and pretty much no hype at all, but after playing for 6 hours straight I can say that this is a solid Dark Souls like game ... but with guns.
    The game starts really boring. In the first hour or so the game is completly linear and throws the same enemys at you, over and over again. However ... after about 2 hours the game starts to get way more open and you will find yourself on Darksiders like maps. Linear but not completly narrow.
    There are a lot of different enemys and you can protect yourself angainst them with help of the most detailed stat system I have seen in quiet some time. Everything you upgrade or modify, changes the stats of your equipment.

    The story so far looks really interesting and way less complicated than the Dark Souls storyline. I wont spoiler anything here tho. The characters and bosses are not boring npcs and u can tell that some time and work had been put into them.

    In terms of actual gunplay the game feels good and you can choose between various weapon types. The game rewards you for exploring and you can try out different builds.

    What I dont like or what i dont understand is, why exactly does the main character have a voice if he never talks except for some grunts here and there. You can select different dialog options but there is no voice what so ever.
    From a technical standpoint it seems like the game has some issues in some areas because Im running a 1080 Ti on 1080p and the game drops to 70-80 frames because of low gpu usage. That is rarely the case but i feel like i have to mention that. Most of the time it runs smooth as butter. In terms of graphics, the game is not on a next level or anything but the graphics are nice and appropriate for what it is. I couldnt test the coop tho.

    So in conclusion: I think this game is a better game for 40 bucks than the last 10 games i played at 60. I dont think they had a huge budget and what they did with that is pretty awesome. If you are looking for a Dark Souls like game with shooter elements ... this is it and i can recommend it. It is a solid shooter with RPG elements and I cant wait to finish it.

    EDIT: So i finished the game and i just need to take the rating from 8 to 7 or even lower. All the story and characters they build up are completly irrelevant due to the short ending. You think there is so much more coming but no ... theres your endboss and there are your credits. The NPC dont say anything and basically nothing happens after the enboss. What a shame
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  5. Dec 20, 2021
    6
    It's a no for me, it's a 40€ game who looks like a 20€ game,
    maps and some side characters are original but that's all, if you play solo mode
    It's a no for me, it's a 40€ game who looks like a 20€ game,
    maps and some side characters are original but that's all, if you play solo mode it's just an other average zombie shooter game
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  6. Aug 23, 2020
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Rant/Spoilers Below
    So i was thinking of this game as 6/10 and not felt like explaining why in a review, and this is a rant about why i give it 5/10 now. I've been playing offline so far though i can see some of the game decisions are tailored toward online and negatively affect offline and haven't lowered the score because of that unless it really could be done better. Few words about the game pre-rant: It's decent, completely unoriginal, it knows what it is, the story and character/npc progressions is almost non-existent beyond first hour but whatever budget was allocated for it was well spent and if you want to go and read some lore in an early, a little bit too easily missable (probably under you're forced to go there again somewhere at the end of the game ?) location that despite it being in written form it's really well delivered (and not all in one text). The game then embarks on a FPP dungeon grinder switching between open world and dungeons but really open world is an almost linear dungeon too. The game has apparently semi random-generated maps and what it means is that on each world you'll see the first 1/4 of the map and then see it rehashed another 3 times in a slightly randomized order of the segments as you experience the endless deja vu. Also every mandatory dungeon has a paired optional dungeon which despite having the map blocks slightly randomized feels like the exact same dungeon. Fortunalety as you realize there are more worlds the game stops feeling less like a lackluster alpha version and while the feeling of each world being a very pretty reskin of the last one there's enough added twists to the enemies and variety to the world map that if i were to name them all it would come apparent that there is enough change to make the game interesting and enjoyable, encouraging you to try different weapons that you unlock with every dungeon. Initially the weapon and armor choice is nonexistent and it feels really constraining, by the time you enter second world you have an small choice of weapons that you try to use and realize they are all "sidegrades" and quite pointless to use considering the steep price of upgrading them to +x so they are as good as your starter weapon, the added variety as the games progresses makes them a sidegrade system made quite well except... it kinda kills most of the feeling of achieving something and unlocking something cool. Overall a decent game to kill some time every other day and not much more, perhaps with some potential for co-op play. (and by that point i've accidentaly wrote almost a full, albeit a bit abridged, review).
    Rant Ahead:
    So i got to the butcher boss, at that point gameplay became less linear and more interesting with more ways to do something than one, tried shooting the guy from afar as he was red on reticle which started the "boss gate mist to enter arena" -> ok alt+f4 -> restarted, it's all reset i'm starting from the last saved checkpoint, great. So i snuck in, "maybe there can be a conversation option like with houndmaster?" nope.. so i found the bottom level of arena, nothing there to interact with just some pots to break for scraps, went back up "oh so it's like houndmaster where i can skip the boss by sneaking past, not the first or second boss you can just skip for whatever reason" so i tried sneaking past just to confirm my theory and then go and try to confront the boss. Well you can't skip it you have to fight. The bottom floor got locked out "Well maybe we drop there with boss half fight or maybe there's going to be something there afterwards but it feels like i've missed something". Killed the boss, went back down, started destroying urns for gems... sorry, for scrap, and then found out you can actually enter a few of them and hide in them. Problem is a) you can accidentaly (by attacking or just rolling) destroy them, there is no shiny aura like on most interactable things and there is a veeery faint "you can interact with it circle" that doesn't pop the interaction prompt unless you're standing from a certain side, certain distance and looking at a certain angle... "ok, so i havent save at a check point, and the game doesn't save without checkpoint or normal quit just like when i lost 2h of grinding pots and urns for scrap because of game's frequent crashes, right?" -> alt+f4 -> well, the game saved the progress.
    Great so what did i lose? Go figure you have to kill the boss one way or another you can just get a potentially better weapon. I've been looking to replace my starter hammer for 17h of gameplay, found skull flail at world two and found it a downgrade with a slight potential for online. Go figure the better weapon you get for hidding in the urn before the boss is a skull flail reskin with twice better stats.
    And now i have to replay the 17h of the game again with starter weapon (you can reset world without losing stuff but if you never got anything better.. ) or i can try handgesturing online randoms to be stealthy
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  7. Jul 30, 2020
    0
    No quisiera ser tan duro con el juego pero la verdad es bastante complicado la forma de querer sumergirte en el mundo, con un ambienteNo quisiera ser tan duro con el juego pero la verdad es bastante complicado la forma de querer sumergirte en el mundo, con un ambiente demasiado lúgubre y oscuro unas gráficas mejorables y esa mala forma de direccionarte es difícil pasar de las primeras horas de juego Expand

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