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  • Summary: The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan -- until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But, honorable tacticsThe year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan -- until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But, honorable tactics won't lead you to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting -- the way of the Ghost -- as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan. Expand
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 7, 2020
    100
    The best samurai game in a long time and a great fun for all, who love action. Love for Japan and its history is a big plus, but its knowledge is not necessary to enjoy every minute of this beautiful game. [Issue#305]
  2. Jul 14, 2020
    95
    With Ghost of Tsushima under its belt, Sucker Punch deserves to be in the same conversation as Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Sony Santa Monica.
  3. 90
    With deep characters, heaps of interesting narratives you can tackle as you like, constant gratifying upgrades, a stunning look and potentially the greatest sword combat in modern gaming, this is a Samurai adventure I couldn't get enough of, even if I had some niggles with the overall story and a few outdated design choices.
  4. Jul 23, 2020
    85
    A smattering of small niggles ultimately prevents Ghost of Tsushima from reaching the upper echelons of PS4 folklore, but it's still an absolute must for your game collection, and a fitting end to the PS4's line of exclusives. Ghost of Tsushima is a fantastic journey through the trouble and strife of 13th Century Japan and is complimented perfectly by a set of great characters, a likable main character, and a loathsome villain. Some repetition in the game's side-missions and a lack of polish in some areas just bring the score down a tad, but these issues can be overlooked in favor of the jaw-dropping visual dessert that will keep you coming back for more.
  5. Jul 14, 2020
    82
    With its satisfying gameplay and solid lifespan (about 30-40 hours), Ghost of Tsushima is another quality exclusive for the PS4. It knows how to reuse mechanics and fundamentals established by other licenses, and give them its own personal touch. And what a touch. It's not just an Assassin's Creed in Japan: it has its own visual code and almost cinematographic atmosphere, and the sublime island of Tsushima naturally replaces some of the interface elements. The whole game is infused with poetry, which is rather bold for a mainstream title. However, we regret the big weaknesses on a few fundamental points, as it lacks variety regarding the points of interest, the fights and especially the duels, which, combined with an ill-fitting difficulty, wearied us at the end. Nevertheless, it remains a very good experience and a game full of personality.
  6. Jul 14, 2020
    80
    The game may never have been as sweet as it was in the first of the three main areas, but, to its credit, that’s because I was swept along by the story.
  7. Aug 13, 2020
    50
    As appropriate as it would be to knock Tsushima for being the same sort of boilerplate open-worlder that Ubisoft tosses out every few months, the truth is that I still got some entertainment out of roaming the pretty landscape and engaging in repetitive tasks at my own pace. That said, every time Tsushima subjected me to its dreadful story and the tedious critical path missions, my patience wore thin. Ghost of Tsushima is positioned as PlayStation 4’s last hurrah, and while it’s an underwhelming note to end on, perhaps a game that pushes technological boundaries while taking zero creative risks is a fitting bookend for this generation.

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  1. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    Well, after the disaster that was The last of us 2, It is really good that we can play something that worth the money you spend on it.
  2. Jul 18, 2020
    10
    Ótimo gráficos, jogabilidade. Boa jogada da Sony pra fechar a geração com chave de ouro.
  3. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    Absolutely fantastic game with an amazing cast of characters. An amazing world for you to explore with many hidden secrets. Also one of theAbsolutely fantastic game with an amazing cast of characters. An amazing world for you to explore with many hidden secrets. Also one of the best combat systems I have ever played with. Highly recommend this game! Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    GoT is everything you would expect from an open world game, plenty on content without the need of spending more money, many hours of fun andGoT is everything you would expect from an open world game, plenty on content without the need of spending more money, many hours of fun and amazing combat mechanics, the wind guide, it is just amazing. Expand
  5. Jul 18, 2020
    10
    This is the samurai game I waited for and it didn’t disappoint. I thought having no mini nap would be a game breaker but this surpassed myThis is the samurai game I waited for and it didn’t disappoint. I thought having no mini nap would be a game breaker but this surpassed my expectations. This is the game of the year. Expand
  6. Jun 15, 2021
    9
    That's wat you called a great Samurai Game, combat system **** incredible, the absence of the "lock system" make it feel real.
    The story is
    That's wat you called a great Samurai Game, combat system **** incredible, the absence of the "lock system" make it feel real.
    The story is simple in his main structure but the message and the metaphore behind are deep and heartbreaking: the collision between honor and pragmatism , life and death, love and duty...stunning.
    Amazing soundtrack and visuals, this is the only game were you explore the world following the nature and animals to get to points, original and beautiful.
    Not reach 10 for the absence of animations for general transitions, that was a little bit lazy but not a big problem.
    PS5 version is the technical masterpiece instead
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  7. Apr 14, 2022
    0
    -It's camera goes long distance and shows whatever sometimes
    -It's multiplayer is charged $70 extra
    -You cannot play multilayer if first you
    -It's camera goes long distance and shows whatever sometimes
    -It's multiplayer is charged $70 extra
    -You cannot play multilayer if first you haven't spent $70 more, for 12 months of ps+ subscription
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