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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this is a Samurai adventure I couldn't get enough of, even if I had some niggles with the overall story and a few outdated design choices.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
    challenging combat but not dark soul alike.. rewarding and gorgeous at the same time.. this game is a game and no agenda behind it.. LOVED IT
  2. Jul 18, 2020
    10
    Ótimo gráficos, jogabilidade. Boa jogada da Sony pra fechar a geração com chave de ouro.
  3. Jul 23, 2020
    10
    This game is everything I wanted and more. Stunning art design, fantastic music score, simple yet complex fighting structures. The culture,This game is everything I wanted and more. Stunning art design, fantastic music score, simple yet complex fighting structures. The culture, history and beautiful open world environment is enough to buy this game and make it an instant classic. Add quality storytelling and hours of gameplay, will make this a highlight for this generation of console gaming. Expand
  4. Jul 20, 2020
    10
    An excellent work, there is everything you need to immerse yourself in the world, combat is a delight, 10 samurai out of 10
  5. Jul 18, 2020
    10
    I just wanna start this review off by saying the first hour of gameplay doesn't even scratch the surface of what's in store for the game. YouI just wanna start this review off by saying the first hour of gameplay doesn't even scratch the surface of what's in store for the game. You can find more and more ways to entertain yourself whether you're going for an honourable samurai or a dishonourable ghost or a little in-between you'll find yourself having fun the graphics are vibrant and the photomode is really something special Expand
  6. Dec 11, 2020
    9
    Entre os melhores jogos da geração. Mais um jogo bom por parte da Sony, pra fechar a geração com chave de ouro.
  7. Feb 25, 2021
    0
    Extremely overrated game, awful camera, only reason it got so many positives was thanks to last of us 2. Without last of us 2 this game wouldExtremely overrated game, awful camera, only reason it got so many positives was thanks to last of us 2. Without last of us 2 this game would have been forgotten, even tho it is already forgotten. Only bots are giving it 10/10, but hardly anyone actually plays it. Ironically this overhype somehow convinced some people that it's actually something special. Expand

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