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  • Summary: Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse legends, deep tactical squad play, and bold newConquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse legends, deep tactical squad play, and bold new innovations that level-up the Battle Royale experience—all within a rugged world where anything goes. Welcome to the next evolution of Battle Royale. Expand

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  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Feb 12, 2019
    100
    If you have a PS4, Xbox One, or PC, you should really give Apex Legends a try. It’s managed to hit the ground running, with very little in the way of server issues or other hiccups after the first week. It’s clear Respawn has plans to support the title in the long-term, and the six Legends characters available from the start (with two more unlockable via in-game currency) provide enough variety to begin with. This will be the Battle Royale title I stick with for the immediate future, and I’m excited to see this game evolve over time.
  2. Feb 13, 2019
    95
    With a level of polish unseen in the genre, Apex Legends is the best battle royale ever made.
  3. Feb 8, 2019
    90
    Apex Legends is the real deal. While it might not convert the PUBG faithful or fans of the candy coloured build-fest that is Fortnite, there’s no denying that Respawn’s latest effort is very special indeed...There are problems, and the balance issue that currently lets every character wade around like an unkillable superman is certainly something I want to see resolved, but the foundations of the game – detailed teamwork, slick movement and good weapons handling – are all present and correct. With two friends at your side, this could be one of the best free FPS games out there.
  4. Feb 10, 2019
    90
    Even the most jaded of battle royale fans will find their interest rejuvenated by Apex Legends thanks to Respawn's attention to detail, superior gunplay, and fantastic innovations, though the loot boxes and progression system certainly need addressing.
  5. Feb 19, 2019
    90
    Apex Legends has raised the bar for battle royale games. It minimizes downtime, places an emphasis on intense gunfights, and replaces nameless characters with a memorable bunch of heroes.
  6. Feb 12, 2019
    85
    Apex Legends is probably the best battle royale out there: a competitive free-to-play shooter with very nice characters, each with different abilities, a huge map and a great gameplay.
  7. Feb 12, 2019
    80
    Apex Legends is an incredibly intuitive and well-thought-out battle royale game that is worth trying out for yourself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 187
  1. Feb 5, 2019
    10
    At first I was very skeptical, Titanfall without titans? I never liked PUBG and it's clones, but this one is good, give it a shot
  2. Feb 17, 2019
    10
    One of the, if not the best BR game out there right now. It's free, gameplay is fun, microtransactions are cosmetic only (and the cosmeticsOne of the, if not the best BR game out there right now. It's free, gameplay is fun, microtransactions are cosmetic only (and the cosmetics you get are great, unlike Fortnite). Respawn took a take at this genre and got it right. I am not a fan of BR games and never got hooked to any of them, but this one is just a lot more polished and enjoyable than all the others Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2019
    10
    Ok, I take back what I said about the graphics, It's gud and I can't wait to see the new content.
  4. Feb 22, 2019
    8
    A free game, that is better than the AAA paid titles? What is it possible???!?!?!
    Yes this is 10x better, full disclosure i hate battale
    A free game, that is better than the AAA paid titles? What is it possible???!?!?!
    Yes this is 10x better, full disclosure i hate battale royale games, but this game is actually good, very well polished and not trash like 99.999999% of what the market is spewing out ATM.
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  5. Feb 6, 2019
    8
    First of the good: fun gameplay, tight controls & movement, balanced characters/classes, cool new features for example the ping system andFirst of the good: fun gameplay, tight controls & movement, balanced characters/classes, cool new features for example the ping system and the 3 man squad mechanic and able to revive team mates after they die. The game also runs buttery smooth on console (playing on ps4 pro). But there are some negatives here too the game is still very very new so only BR mode, 1 map and 8 "Legends" (classes), for some that might be a turn off but its a f2p game and it feels like almost an AAA quality game, compare this to Blackout and I'd much much rather play Apex Legends. Also the customization and gear is only cosmetic but it does have microtransaction and lootboxes however I think its a fair move considering again its f2p, the lootboxes have fair drop rates and all the
    microtransactions are cosmetics. Overall this game if a lot of fun especially with friends you can see the love Respawn has put into the gameplay and its a sad fact we're not getting TF3 but this makes up for it mostly and keeps my hope of seeing TF3 on day in the future. Personally I see a lot of potential in this game so I hope EA won't run this into the ground like their other games. But so far the game is a lot fun and might be the new BR game of 2019.
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  6. Feb 7, 2019
    5
    I am not really sure if the world of videogaming needs another old take on the battle royale mode.. ERA sure does since they want to milk theI am not really sure if the world of videogaming needs another old take on the battle royale mode.. ERA sure does since they want to milk the cow before the caravan moves on, so its been an inevitable move for them to bring out their own syringe to tap the seemingly endless stream of revenue that come from an audience that purely plays to not see your own character while still trying to impress the other players by their own looks (they cant see) ..
    so here we are.. Titanfall 3 was sacrificed on the altar of comerce after titanfall2 was such a good single player game. but thats not what EA wants from a game they want player driven content free of any burden to write story or to create cutscenes and develop a plot. SO here we are.. the newest clone of Fortnite and overwatch minus the builder function but as a hero shooter.

    i am very sure it will find its fans since the shooter is actually workig and functioning quite well.
    apart from some inconveniences like not being able to play the tutorial as something other than the medic its been a solid but very limited experience on launch day.. the fact that its free to play further sparks the spreading of that title, its for players that have been too late for the Fortnite bandwaggon and want to start their own hobby as a streamer and "contentcreator" in a desperate shot to make this a living and somehow be the one of the guys that can generate an income with that new game.. (make no guess about it, the game even has the tools for them build in from launch.. )

    (i wished the servers of Anthem would have been as thoroughly tested for the vip demo than the server architecture of the robust apex legends launch. But also do not mistake this as anythign other than it is.. it is a pocket money dispenser , aimed at your money for skins and cosmetic upgrades.. which is fine in it self and i really hope on the one hand that respawn gets the money they need to finally make that titanfall 3 game but i also fear that if Apex makes too much money , EA will force Respawn to stick with that boring system.

    dont get me wrong, if YOU like Battle royale, its awesome for you.. i dont play video games to make my character look like dipped in pink ink with bright green weapon skins. and i do not need to compete in video games tohave a sense of "accomplishment".. i am not a PvP guy and i find very little interest in those game modes compared to a captive story driven environment like for example Halo, "Last of us" or "Enslaved, odyssey to the west".. and similar games..

    so i would love to see more of those games and less of those games that should be an offsrping of those.. i dont mind the multiplayer mode in Last of us, or in Tombraider, since the actual game is there.. but carving out a game mode and selling it as a complete game is shoddy and has brought us the pvp modes of a proper Star wars titles as stand alone desasters in the past and will continue so in the future if people will continue buying into it.

    TL:DR: Apex Legends is technically solid, but has no innovation we havent already seen in the last year, and is clearly create to have EA tap into that lucrative Battle royale market..
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  7. Feb 17, 2019
    0
    Developers are so lazy that just ignored all who do not have modern processors, took and just did not add support for SSE 4.1 instructions.Developers are so lazy that just ignored all who do not have modern processors, took and just did not add support for SSE 4.1 instructions. Absolutely disgusting. I hope you bring down the game to 0. You can't do that to the players. Expand

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