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  • Summary: Nothing is as it seems in Square Enix's latest action adventure game, set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures. Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, NIER, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter, who is infected withNothing is as it seems in Square Enix's latest action adventure game, set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures. Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, NIER, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter, who is infected with the Black Scrawl virus. With powerful allies and a mysterious book, NIER encounters things that will confound even the mightiest of warriors. [Square Enix] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 58
  2. Negative: 3 out of 58
  1. Nier is an awesome game which brings a great story, lots of gameplay variation, interesting characters and a very good soundtrack. It is the surprise of this year!
  2. A great combination of action games like Bayonetta and RPG games like Last Remnant. Everything from bosses to the epic music deserves praise.
  3. Feb 9, 2011
    80
    Nier won't wow players with its basic mechanics, but in the story it tells, the characters it develops, and the themes present throughout play, it will easily win over anyone seeking something emotionally exploratory and well off the beaten path.
  4. 70
    The ideas that Nier was built on are extremely solid -- the execution just falls short.
  5. AceGamez
    65
    Provided you can make it through the disappointing introduction and swallow your outrage every time Kaine makes a show of bending over, Nier is a classic action RPG with some refreshing elements and a reminder that streamlined gameplay need not mean a restrictive experience due to its minimal but innovative weapon and ability upgrade system.
  6. Thanks to a strong narrative and a relatively good concept, Nier is to be considered a decent addition to the PS3's and 360's RPG catalog. Although its visuals aren't surely breathtaking and its gameplay doesn't excel in terms of depth, the game will in fact manage to guarantee a likable experience to any fan of the genre.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    40
    As far as being an actioner that's worthy of your time, this is not up to the standard we'd expect. In fact, it's nowhere Nier. [June 2010, p.105]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 106
  2. Negative: 1 out of 106
  1. Nov 28, 2010
    10
    (SPOILER FREE!!!)

    Wow what can I say! This game really is one of the best games of 2010. The story and characters are really great and
    (SPOILER FREE!!!)

    Wow what can I say! This game really is one of the best games of 2010. The story and characters are really great and touching. The graphical art style is fantastic.

    The combat is very fun.

    There are lots of optional sidequests throughout the game and there all different.

    The game probably has one of the most amazing beautiful ost's ever.
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  2. Apr 8, 2020
    10
    When I played this game it became my most loved game on the PS3 and in general ever, the music is transcendent, the game play is fun af andWhen I played this game it became my most loved game on the PS3 and in general ever, the music is transcendent, the game play is fun af and the bosses are some of the best I have ever experienced and the story is so powerful, although I understand that japan has "replicant" in which the main character is a brother but I am honestly glad I got "gestalt" in which the main is the father because a father daughter bond is more powerful than a brother sister one. Expand
  3. Apr 22, 2021
    10
    Masterpiece and it's doesn't take it's real scor ,story ,gameplay and soundtrack it take 10/10
  4. May 29, 2016
    9
    Qué más puedo decir de Nier, una obra de arte con una historia emotiva, unos personajes que derrochan carisma, una jugabilidad adictiva, unaQué más puedo decir de Nier, una obra de arte con una historia emotiva, unos personajes que derrochan carisma, una jugabilidad adictiva, una banda sonora sublime y guiños a montones conforman uno de los mejores juegos que he podido probar. Expand
  5. Jun 21, 2014
    9
    This is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. Great story, absolutely unique characters, fantastic soundtrack and amazing setting left meThis is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. Great story, absolutely unique characters, fantastic soundtrack and amazing setting left me wanting for more and then some. You are going to be thrown in a bizarre world which will haunt you for some time to come. For a game that tries to mix in so many sub-genres of the games and hits you with a great deal of emotional shots now and then it is strong 9 from me. Soundtrack alone is something to enjoy and repeat for some time! On the downside - Graphics are not that good, but it should NOT prevent you from enjoying this wonderful, unique and daring title. Totally worth your money. Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2020
    8
    A great game forgotten by media. It has many flaws in the gameplay, but while the story is hard to understand, it’s easily one of the greatestA great game forgotten by media. It has many flaws in the gameplay, but while the story is hard to understand, it’s easily one of the greatest in years of gaming. Yoko Taro made some amazing characters in this game, and my personal favorite is Kainé, a truly strong character. It’s 35 hours of a depressing narrative, but every second of it is worth the time. Expand
  7. Jun 3, 2012
    1
    bought this game free along with the sims 3 ps3 any ways i played thru first 10 min it was so boring now it same like final fantasy but finalbought this game free along with the sims 3 ps3 any ways i played thru first 10 min it was so boring now it same like final fantasy but final fantasy series way better


    this game i got it collecting dust now
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