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  • Summary: A dynamic hack’n’slash with no class restrictions. Choose your path as you level-up and play your character the way you want. Explore this shattered and corrupted world to uncover its ancient secrets and hidden truths.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Feb 27, 2020
    80
    Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is a good action isometric perspective RPG that knows how to take what you need from games like Diablo III or Path of Exile. Its playability is fun and demanding, although it does not escape the sense of repetitiveness inherent in the works of its genre. It highlights the excellent work that has been carried out in the system of skills improvements and levels rise, but it is dazzled by a multiplayer section still pending some improvements in its servers, although it has been on track since its launch. With a new mode at the end of the main campaign, the options for those who wish to stay are endless. Undoubtedly, one of the surprises of this beginning of the year that, will have to do with time if it stays in a “take away” while Diablo IV arrives or manages to keep his community hooked with new content.
  2. Feb 25, 2020
    75
    Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem deserves your attention and patience. You can clearly see the passion, commitment and a fresh look on the hack'n'slash genre. Right now the game is a well-made evolution of old ideas but it has a chance to become one of the best if the developers deliver all the promised content. Despite many technical issues, Wolcen is worth your time. The game is simply too much fun.
  3. Feb 22, 2020
    70
    Wolcen stands firmly on the shoulders of Diablo 3 and does a surprisingly good job of replicating its formula. Forceful combat, interesting ways to develop a character and fancy graphics come together in a decent campaign, even though it feels overly familiar and even a bit unfinished at times: The end game needs more content and variety, the balancing seems a little off and there is a good amount of bugs left in the game. While Path of Exile or Grim Dawn clearly remain the better options right now, there might still be a bright future for Wolcen - if the devs keep on patching things up and adding new content.
  4. 60
    Wolcen could have been a contender in the ARPG arena, but it can't get out of it's own way for more than two seconds. Perhaps in time WOLCEN Studio will patch everything up and allow the game to shine as it deserves, but right now the game fights you at every turn. Wolcen is game that is as fun as it is frustrating. I like Wolcen; I simply wish I could love it.
  5. Mar 11, 2020
    60
    Beautiful and interesting ARPG following the steps of Diablo and Path of Exile, but severely lacking in general polish.
  6. Feb 25, 2020
    58
    Hack-and-Slay heaven and bug hell: Wolcen be thy name. While the battle system and the visuals lay the foundation for a promising motivation cycle, the enormous amount of bugs as well as annoying gamedesign blemishes keep pushing you away.
  7. Feb 28, 2020
    40
    Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is frustrating to play for the majority of its campaign, leaving you with little motivation to dedicate more time to endgame events. There are many technical issues that can be fixed to alleviate some of this frustration, but it's the deeper ingrained problems with difficulty balance and character build viability that keep Wolcen from fulfilling its enticing promise of a free-form ARPG. It has all the elements in place to become another engrossing time sink, but it doesn't execute well enough on any of them to make it worthwhile.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 218
  1. Feb 15, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Calm down, yes server issues on launch, but the game is awesome! Many Triple A titles have launched with worse server errors. Expand
  2. Feb 17, 2020
    10
    I don't understand why launch server downtime should affect the permanent rating given to a game. The servers are up now and the game isI don't understand why launch server downtime should affect the permanent rating given to a game. The servers are up now and the game is simply excellent.

    Wolcen has raised the bar for all hack and slash ARPGs. It has better story, gameplay, graphics and sound quality than Diablo 3, Path of Exile 1 and Grim Dawn. I am having this much fun after a long time.
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  3. Feb 13, 2020
    10
    Game is receiving bad reviews because of issues with servers on the launch day (due to the massive users concurrence). This happened even toGame is receiving bad reviews because of issues with servers on the launch day (due to the massive users concurrence). This happened even to Diablo 3 and not represent the quality of the game.
    I could appreciate Act 1 in the early access and the game looks really promising.
    I set a 10 to bring a little bit of balance here...
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  4. Feb 19, 2020
    5
    Wolcen has some qualities. Nice graphics. The voice overs are good and the music too. The game plays like a Diablo clone, except it's lessWolcen has some qualities. Nice graphics. The voice overs are good and the music too. The game plays like a Diablo clone, except it's less smoother in terms of animations. Most of the loot serves for money. The upgrade system seems fine but you hardly see it in the game. At least it's very hard to tell the difference. That game has bugs in it. And the saving system is horrible. You won't see it in the first chapter, but at the beginning of chapter 2, the autosave is just atrocious and obligates you to start long stretch of the game. Since there is no load/save system it really feels like the thing is broken. Not hard, broken. I give it 52%. I play offline because of their server problems, and even then, I couldn't play beyond chapter 1 ending, because of bugs and the saving system. Expand
  5. Feb 19, 2020
    2
    It's just a huge bug-fiesta with a tonne of exploits on top. The game in the current state looks cool and sounds really nice for that it getsIt's just a huge bug-fiesta with a tonne of exploits on top. The game in the current state looks cool and sounds really nice for that it gets a few points, but the rest is just horribly BAD. Talents stack in ways that enable you to one hit bosses, you can dupe items, you can dupe gold, you can brick your game by using the forge or the black market, features promised back in the Kickstarter phase got completely deleted... Maybe the devs will fix it but at the moment this game is a pure disappointment, especially if you bought it on Kickstarter... Expand
  6. Jun 30, 2020
    0
    They released an unfinished buggy ass game for $59.99 lol THAT STILL IS VERY BUGGY as I write this review. Unless they release a very largeThey released an unfinished buggy ass game for $59.99 lol THAT STILL IS VERY BUGGY as I write this review. Unless they release a very large update patch to fix a lot of obvious issues do not waste your money. Expand
  7. Feb 14, 2020
    0
    I bought this game via steam for $56.95 Australia dollars. what a waste of money. I have a gtx 1080 and the game lagged down to 15fps even onI bought this game via steam for $56.95 Australia dollars. what a waste of money. I have a gtx 1080 and the game lagged down to 15fps even on the lowest graphics and lowest resolution. quitting the game fixed it but man I shouldn't experience lag after 20 minutes gameplay offline. Expand

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