Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Jul 3, 2016
    Furi kicked my ass, and I loved it. There was laughter, there were tears, but most of all, there was a goddamned great game. The combat is extremely taxing, but fair, and the narrative is surprisingly rewarding. If you’re a masochist, Furi is the game you’ve been waiting for.
  2. Jul 5, 2016
    Despite a niggling complaint or two about the overall structure, there is very little to dislike about Furi.
  3. 90
    Simply put, Furi stands out as one of the biggest surprises of the year. Few games manage to be this stylish and deep, all while crafting the perfect balance of challenge and reward.
  4. Jul 5, 2016
    Furi becomes essential by identifying and removing what it declares expendable.
  5. Jul 5, 2016
    Furi is a brilliant, fast-paced action game that combines elements from the classic Japanese bullet-hell shooters. The combat system is precise, the soundtrack epic and the engine runs flawlessly pretty much always.
  6. Jul 4, 2016
    Furi is a rare game: unique, challenging and fun, but it will almost certainly prove insurmountable for some.
  7. Jul 21, 2016
    Truly organic, high quality boss fights in action games are kind of a lost art that only a few developers still put effort to retain. Furi is fully concentrated in this kind of battles and unquestionably succeeds. Its boss battles are intense, lengthy, challenging and unpredictable while also fair, fun and never exhaustive.
  8. Jul 5, 2016
    Furi is an extremely well directed game that mixes twin stick shooter and hack'n'slash mechanics. A frantic sequence of challenging boss fights accompanied by an excellent soundtrack.
  9. Jul 1, 2016
    Quotation forthcoming.
  10. Jul 5, 2016
    Furi is a short and sweet example of all the things that make flashy boss fights fun, without the mess of having to grind or figure out how to optimize one's equipment. If the premise intrigues you, chances are you'll enjoy Furi greatly.
  11. Games Master UK
    Sep 6, 2016
    A real treat for the senses and a test of your skills, let down just a little by glitches and pace. [Sept 2016, p.83]
  12. CD-Action
    Sep 17, 2016
    Fury showed the whole industry how boss fights should be done. Not bad for a mobile developer’s debut on “serious” platforms. [09/2016, p.62]
  13. Aug 24, 2016
    A tight and empowering boss rush. [Issue#177, p.79]
  14. Aug 11, 2016
    My only major knock against Furi is having to repeat tedious bullet hell sequences during some matches, but otherwise I enjoyed the physicality of the duels. And to my surprise, the story actually comes to a head in a fairly satisfying way at the end. Overall this is a win for The Game Bakers, and I’d recommend Furi to anyone who appreciates demanding (but fair!) action games.
  15. Jul 27, 2016
    Despite some frustrating jailers I still really enjoyed most of my time spent with Furi. The combat is excellent and exploiting enemy weaknesses genuinely feels rewarding. Not every jailer fight is great and the intermission sequences should be shorter, but the highs greatly outweigh the lows on this one.
  16. Jul 15, 2016
    In its unrelenting toughness, Furi will really call to a specific type of gamer.
  17. Jul 13, 2016
    Furi won't appeal to a wide range of gamers due to its above-average difficulty. However, we're eager to see more from this team that brings us their first PS4 game.
  18. Jul 13, 2016
    Furi is the ultimate game for an hardcore audience. An exhilarating ride as beautiful as difficult. Simply incredible.
  19. Jul 12, 2016
    FURI is a great game with it's hardcore gameplay, the great electro music OST, and its nice graphics style. If you hate try 'n' die games, and value great storyline and exploration, you might be better off looking elsewhere.
  20. Jul 12, 2016
    Furi is a fine blend of reaction timed combat and twin stick shooter that doesn’t fail to impress. It’s a punishingly tough game for all the right reasons, with an enemy variety that keeps you guessing and learning as you progress.
  21. Jul 10, 2016
    Furi lures you in with a cool lead character and a powerful soundtrack--qualities that are easy to appreciate--but its the journey to become a better fighter that defines the experience.
  22. Jul 6, 2016
    Furi excels in some areas, serving as an audio/visual treat as you work your way through the game’s world. Its narrative and gameplay could use more depth, but both provide more than enough value to make this a worthwhile experience if you love action or boss rush games.
  23. Jul 4, 2016
    Furi is addictive and challenging, a game that push you to the limit but makes you feel rewarded. If you want to test your skills, Furi deserves a chance.
  24. Jul 5, 2016
    Furi is an extreme and funny challenge for all the players because of its old-school style with and ever lasting chain of battles against final bosses.
  25. Jul 18, 2016
    A tough game, full of good action but also with a lot of trial and error inside. If you are not afraid of going through exhausting boss battles, then do not hesitate.
  26. Jul 18, 2016
    Furi is undoubtedly repetitive, but that doesn’t need to be a strike against it.
  27. Jul 12, 2016
    Furi is an unusual hack and slash about killing bosses. Is it funny? Yes, though is far from a perfect game.
  28. Jul 5, 2016
    Some of the boss designs feel uneven or underdeveloped, and the dialogue misses about as often as it lands, but when Furi is good, it's real good.
  29. Jul 4, 2016
    Centered around intense boss fights and bursting with style, Furi offers those players looking for an arcade-like challenge a unique, and at times exhilarating experience. The expositional scenes could use a hefty trim but Furi shines where it counts with relentlessly fast-paced fun and satisfying action.
  30. 70
    Furi is an action packed, violent game that does a great job of marrying two genres together.
  31. Jul 4, 2016
    Furi is an interesting game, if not an essential one. When it works it nails that moreish blend of challenge and reward. However it's easy to find yourself being frustrated.
  32. Jun 30, 2016
    When Furi's on point, it looks, sounds, and feels incredible, but a little too often, it struggles to maintain its intensity.
  33. Jul 5, 2016
    Furi is a minimalistic fighting game that requires you to master its combat system, but that's pretty much all. The depth of the gameplay isn't great as you may expect and the poor variety of boss mechanics end in a series of very similar fights that can fail to satisfy your thirst for challenge. The game has vibrant colors and a cool atmosphere, but once again the art and the music are not crazy good and are driven by a poorly written storyline.
  34. Edge Magazine
    Aug 27, 2016
    It's a tremendous shame, because the bosses themselves are a finely conceived, smartly designed and varied bunch. [Issue#296, p.121]
  35. Jul 14, 2016
    While the story is mostly bluster, later encounters introduce some much-needed nuance and muddy your role in the narrative. I'm sure some masochistic players will enjoy bashing their head against Furi's towering wall of difficulty, but with little else to go on, I was questioning my reason for fighting long before the protagonist started to.
  36. Jul 5, 2016
    Furi's beautiful art and interesting ideas are somewhat undermined by obtuse story and janky mechanics.
  37. Jul 5, 2016
    Furi is going to find its audience, that much is certain, but the real shame here is that with a couple of tweaks, that audience could have wound up being far larger than what it likely will be.
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  1. Jul 13, 2016
    Infuriating and brilliant.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 347 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 347
  1. Jul 5, 2016
    Furi is a terrible hack and slash/ bullet hell shooter hybrid. The story is completely missing beyond a few cutscenes and an imaginary RabbitFuri is a terrible hack and slash/ bullet hell shooter hybrid. The story is completely missing beyond a few cutscenes and an imaginary Rabbit Man talking to you, stolen straight out of the movie Donnie Darko. The graphics are pretty bad but could have been forgiven if the gameplay was decent.

    Theres nothing to do in this game beyond this arbitrary boss rush mode of a "story". Theres no enemies to fight. Theres no loot or skills to unlock or gear. You dont even need to manually walk from boss to boss, simply press the X button to auto walk. This too could have been forgiven, if the boss fights were decent.

    Unlike Dark Souls bosses which are challenging naturally but can be beaten with skill, experience, gear, and smart builds, Furi bosses are artificially difficult with garbage tropes like auto invincibility, auto super armor, auto dodge, auto parry, auto homing shots, auto stunlocking, auto healing, and auto revival on death 6 times - each time getting stronger and more cheating. I did not make it to the final bosses but based on what Ive seen so far, I assume they unlock more cheats such as auto one hit kill and auto teleport.

    Overall I dont expect much for a free game, and Sony PS+ games are notorious for being mediocre, yet this one was so EXCEPTIONALLY TERRIBLE I actually want a refund. Give me my money wasted on a PS4 and subscription back, and the time wasted trying out this failure of a game. 0/10
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  2. Jul 5, 2016
    Furi is so hard that is good because the first fight you have is a boss and, yes you will die a lot, the bosses are well made with an artisticFuri is so hard that is good because the first fight you have is a boss and, yes you will die a lot, the bosses are well made with an artistic style , the story is intriguing and the soundtrack is superb.
    Furi gameplay feels nice because of it's quite innovative because the way you change from gun play to combat feels so good and when you make a sweet dash and slash the boss's throat , you will really feel like a true BOSS!
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  3. Jul 6, 2016
    The bad news is: You might or might not love the game.
    The good news is: Its free on PS+, so you have no excuse not to give it a try.
    The bad news is: You might or might not love the game.
    The good news is: Its free on PS+, so you have no excuse not to give it a try.
    Those who rated this game Zero cannot be taken seriously at all. Even if you were among the group that did not like the game, you wont help but to appreciate the music score, the art style, the challenging combat and the tactical aspect of it. Its "NOT" mashing buttons kind of game. You have to dodge, parry and time your attacks or you will be punished.
    Take my advise: Download this game,, prepare to get your ass kicked and enjoy.
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