• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2015
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  • Summary: Bloodborne is an action RPG in which you hunt for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like a disease. Peril, death and madness infest this dark world, and you're tasked with uncovering its darkest secrets which willBloodborne is an action RPG in which you hunt for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like a disease. Peril, death and madness infest this dark world, and you're tasked with uncovering its darkest secrets which will be necessary for you to survive. Armed with a singular arsenal of weaponry, including guns and saw cleavers, you'll require wits, strategy and reflexes to dispatch the agile and intelligent enemies that guard the city's underbelly. You will utility holy chalices to access an array of vast underground ruins, chock full of traps, beasts, and rewards, to explore and conquer on your own or with other people. Expand
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  1. Positive: 99 out of 100
  2. Negative: 0 out of 100
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 12, 2015
    100
    Bloodborne takes the best of Dark Souls and builds the unrelenting gaming challenge on a prefect foundation - it will test your abilities to the max. The first true must-have exclusive for PS4 is here. [Issue#252]
  2. Mar 23, 2015
    100
    I want to keep playing, I want to discover its secrets, I want to fight every monster, try every weapon, discuss theories and explore as many of the community dungeons as possible. To put it bluntly, I want to bleed the game dry.
  3. Mar 24, 2015
    95
    FromSoftware has a unique style when creating incredibly well-designed worlds. The new offensive combat system gives a fresh start to the series, and while it is more direct in its conception, it doesn’t lose an ounce of depth.
  4. Mar 24, 2015
    90
    A dark and engaging adventure, with an excellent combat system, an ideal dose of innovation and fascinating exploration.
  5. Apr 25, 2015
    90
    Bloodborne is an incredible game; tight in its mechanics, logical in its systems, rewarding, intense, gloriously frustrating and exciting in equal measure. The PS4 has its first absolutely essential game. As if there was ever any doubt.
  6. Apr 1, 2015
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. May 3, 2015
    70
    In its current state, it feels like it caters too much to the twitch experts, and doesn't bend for the rest of us. A challenge that feels like a learning experience is welcome, but Bloodborne too often felt like it was kicking me in the balls and leaving me helpless to do anything about it.

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  1. Mar 24, 2015
    10
    This is the best game you will get on any next game console and i can see it being my game of the year. If you have a PS4 there is no reasonThis is the best game you will get on any next game console and i can see it being my game of the year. If you have a PS4 there is no reason what so ever not to run and get this game ASAP. Fantastic game. A true gem!!! Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2020
    10
    This has been my absolute favorite game since the yes SECOND time I tried it aftet a rage quit. Loved it and could not get enough of it,This has been my absolute favorite game since the yes SECOND time I tried it aftet a rage quit. Loved it and could not get enough of it, platinumed it and could not get enough of it, played the amazing DLC and could STILL not get enough of it after even getting 100% on the AMAZING DLC! This is a MUST HAVE! 10/10! Still waiting for Bloodborne 2! Expand
  3. Apr 8, 2020
    10
    This game, in my opinion, is brilliant. I admit this is my first Soulsborne game and the first few deaths were very aggravating, losing allThis game, in my opinion, is brilliant. I admit this is my first Soulsborne game and the first few deaths were very aggravating, losing all echos upon death and dying to Gascoigne 20+ times absolutely sucks. However, after a few hours of getting used to the controls, the game felt livelier and new enemies felt less scary and difficult. I would proudly declare that I managed to beat BSB on my first try. For a 2015 game, the graphics aren't that bad. This is perfect if you want to play a 60h+ game for a cheap price. Expand
  4. Mar 26, 2015
    10
    Gameplay - 10/10
    Graphics - 9/10
    Concept - 10/10 Lore - 10/10 Replayability - 9/10 So overall this is a great game that you can put a lot
    Gameplay - 10/10
    Graphics - 9/10
    Concept - 10/10
    Lore - 10/10
    Replayability - 9/10
    So overall this is a great game that you can put a lot of hours into and something that you can keep playing till the next Souls game without getting bored. On par with the first Dark Souls.
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  5. Jul 21, 2020
    9
    After playing Sekiro I told myself that I would go check out more Fromsoft games and boy was I in for a ride! Quarantine has made me check outAfter playing Sekiro I told myself that I would go check out more Fromsoft games and boy was I in for a ride! Quarantine has made me check out this game with all the time I’ve got on hand and it really shocked me how good this game was. I have really been missing out with this one! I was told that the dark souls games were very difficult but I didn’t believe them until I played this game. Boy was I seeing the game over screen a lot! That didn’t take away from the fact I was having fun! I got the DLC as well and I finished the game and put the controller down after I was about level 300. I was able to put myself in the blood borne universe and it felt amazing! The gameplay here is so unbelievably addicting and fun. I haven’t played any action RPGs like this one and I’m glad I was able to put so much time into it. All the weapons in this game are fun. I really liked the leveling mechanics in the game and the fact you get acquainted with whatever weapons you want rather than getting a level 1 sword and throwing that away after you get to level 2. It makes you get more intimate and familiar with whatever you choose to use and I appreciate that. Fromsoft was able to put together a solid and unique gameplay experience that really has the player fully engaged in the boss fights because let’s face it, that’s where all the fun is. I would recommend this game if you’re looking for a good challenge and can handle throwing your controller out of frustration at times hahah...jk...kind of. Amazing game!!! Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2015
    9
    BB is definitely the brilliant successor of Dark Souls. To me, it's the first real PS4 seller. Didn't have finish it yet, but with 20 hours ofBB is definitely the brilliant successor of Dark Souls. To me, it's the first real PS4 seller. Didn't have finish it yet, but with 20 hours of playtime, i can easily says that it is my favorite new gen game. BB just need a little patch to reduce the loading screens, and then i could give it a deserved 10 on 10. Expand
  7. May 23, 2021
    0
    I spent a few days straight playing this game to become op, and when I go to do my first chalice ritual, I get shoved in a stupid fn placeI spent a few days straight playing this game to become op, and when I go to do my first chalice ritual, I get shoved in a stupid fn place that isn't completely loaded in, and all I can do is either go into an unloaded room with a dragon and get killed by invisible NPCs, or go up an invisible ramp and fall through the Earth until I close the game. WTF Expand

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