• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2015
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  • Summary: Set in a nightmare world where hunters from the past are trapped forever, explore brand new stages full of dangers, rewards, and deadly beasts to overcome. You’ll find multiple new outfits and weapons to add to your arsenal as well as additional magic to wield and add more variety to yourSet in a nightmare world where hunters from the past are trapped forever, explore brand new stages full of dangers, rewards, and deadly beasts to overcome. You’ll find multiple new outfits and weapons to add to your arsenal as well as additional magic to wield and add more variety to your combat strategy. [SCEJ] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. Jan 20, 2016
    100
    It would seem unthinkable but it’s true that the Old Hunters is even more challenging than the main game. Bosses and mobs are here to make our life much harder, but also to make us beg for even more! From Software delivers another unique experience depicted through a beautifully somber environment of which Lovecraft would be proud.
  2. Nov 23, 2015
    93
    The Old Hunters has questions, has answers, and has some glorious new secrets to be uncovered. If you have already experienced Bloodborne, this add-on is absolutely essential. If you haven’t, it’s the perfect time to join the Old Hunters and journey through the streets of Yharnam and the new nightmares that follow.
  3. Nov 23, 2015
    90
    The Old Hunters is Bloodborne from another time and place, and with more difficult bosses and confounding stories to unravel, it's a fitting complement to the original, gruesome adventure.
  4. Play UK
    Jan 16, 2016
    90
    Harsh, unrelenting and imaginative, The Old Hunters is a superb gaming experience and a masterclass in DLC development. [Issue#265, p.74]
  5. Nov 23, 2015
    88
    A good expansion for one of 2015's best games.
  6. Nov 25, 2015
    84
    A gruesome descent into hell filled with relentless challenge in every inch, The Old Hunters is a great continuation of Bloodborne, even if it ends feeling rather short and some recycled elements make it lose some luster.
  7. Dec 3, 2015
    50
    More isn’t bad just for its faults and repetitions. It’s worse than that: Bloodborne was pure—and The Old Hunters dilutes it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 140
  1. Dec 27, 2019
    10
    Отличный тайтл и эксклюзив на PS4. В меру сложная и разнообразная игра. Великолепный сеттинг и дизайн. Проработанные монстры и отличныйОтличный тайтл и эксклюзив на PS4. В меру сложная и разнообразная игра. Великолепный сеттинг и дизайн. Проработанные монстры и отличный геймплей. Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2015
    10
    This DLC completes Bloodborne to a full 10/10. Exciting, beautiful, well designed environment. More colours to the game, lots of brightThis DLC completes Bloodborne to a full 10/10. Exciting, beautiful, well designed environment. More colours to the game, lots of bright shining weapons. Right pace of the game, and challenging new bosses to learn. Rightfully best PS4 game so far over the years. Expand
  3. Sep 23, 2020
    10
    An excellent DLC that add even more to the mysterious hidden story that hides itself in the game. New enemies new weapons and more bloodyAn excellent DLC that add even more to the mysterious hidden story that hides itself in the game. New enemies new weapons and more bloody grotesk and awesome bosses! Expand
  4. Mar 15, 2018
    10
    The Old Hunters is Bloodborne's excellent expansion/DLC.

    The Old Hunters is a lore-focused expansion which (sort of) explains the backstory
    The Old Hunters is Bloodborne's excellent expansion/DLC.

    The Old Hunters is a lore-focused expansion which (sort of) explains the backstory of Bloodborne's Lovecraftian plot. There is a great story here, too, but once again it's buried in some item description screens, which is my only real gripe against the SoulsBorne series. There are a few cut scenes but these don't help the player understand what's actually going on. Plus in order to access the expansion you have to meet some requirements in the main Bloodborne game. But enough with my few gripes, because everything else is amazing.

    First of all The Old Hunters is tougher than the main game, especially in its beginning area. You have to defeat many minions and hunters like yourself, as well as powerful giants who are more like mini bosses. Regarding boss fights, try and defeat Ludwig solo, hah! But after that initial beating, players should have gotten used to the expansion's increased difficulty.

    Furthermore, all but one of the 16 new weapons and firearms can be found in the environment. No need to buy them from the messenger shop like in the main game. Highlights include the Holy Moonlight Sword and Rakuyo. This expansion actually has more cool weapons than the main game.

    Last but not least, the soundtrack is still amazing. The new music is a perfect fit for the game and along with the graphical style gives it a unique atmosphere. The theme of the Ludwig boss fight is a highlight.

    You can't go wrong with The Old Hunters, it's essential for every Bloodborne player. It's one of the best expansions in modern gaming, a far cry from the average DLCs which often feel boring and unnecessary.
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  5. Nov 26, 2015
    10
    This the best dlc by far this year with hearts of stone a long long way behind. Integrates well with the core game and it doesn't feel likeThis the best dlc by far this year with hearts of stone a long long way behind. Integrates well with the core game and it doesn't feel like dlc at all. Interesting environments, challenging enemies, epic music, best boss fights in years and more awaits you hunters!!!!!!! Expand
  6. Apr 7, 2017
    9
    The Old Hunters expansion is one of the best expansions Fromsoft has ever made. It is easily on par (if not better) with Artorias of theThe Old Hunters expansion is one of the best expansions Fromsoft has ever made. It is easily on par (if not better) with Artorias of the Abyss, The music score is phenomenal and mesmerizing, some of the best souls series bosses are found in this game, the new areas are visually stunning and creepy to look at, the lore expands gives more thought for players that embrace the Bloodborne world entirely. The new weapons are spectacular and feel really viable for different builds and runs. The enemy variety is substantial enough to feel good and not lacking too much.

    There are a couple reasons I cannot give TOH a 10/10:

    1) Despite some of the best bosses being apart of this, there is a couple that are not so clever or well thought out, leading to a few frustrating moments as a result.

    2) There are a couple of enemy types that are reused, but others that are so strong and powerful that they can serve as unofficial mini-bosses because of this, making them tedious if you are not on point with them.

    That's really it though. There is a alot great things this expansion has done for fans and even in a critical eye, it stands on a positive scale very well. It also serves the notion that quality beats length; it might seem short, but the content presented is grand and strong. As mentioned, this easily stands among From's best dlc work ever made.
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  7. Dec 2, 2019
    0
    The most difficult game in the world. I want to finish this game but unfortunately. I still stuck at the first boss from the beginning untilThe most difficult game in the world. I want to finish this game but unfortunately. I still stuck at the first boss from the beginning until the end. I know you might want to critic on my review. Before you criticize my review, you have to first self-review yourself. Did you ever rate 0 to other games such as Death Stranding and leave comment about that game was the most boring game in the world? Now you should know why I say Bloodborne is the most difficult game in the world. A game for minority is only suitable for certain people. Same like me too, I like to play Death Stranding but doesn't mean that I like to play Bloodborne too. Expand

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