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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. Positive: 99 out of 112
  2. Negative: 0 out of 112
  1. Jul 22, 2020
    100
    The PlayStation 4 gets to bow out of this console generation in suitably epic fashion with this incredible title. Ghost of Tsushima sets a new standard in open-world action games with one of the best games of this generation or any other, for that matter.
  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. Jul 14, 2020
    90
    Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai game I’ve personally always wanted, and it’s one I can find myself diving into just to explore the world and take in the sights as I play, helping Jin find some small measure of peace along the way, assuming the wind guides us there.
  4. Jul 14, 2020
    85
    Ghost of Tsushima is probably one of the most beautiful games this generation and it oozes love for its theme. Its combat is fine and well researched, but the game lacks some content to excel as an open game in 2020.
  5. Jul 14, 2020
    81
    When the story enters the picture, Ghost of Tsushima’s world goes from problematic to picturesque to beautiful, violent, haunting, melancholic, and even divine.
  6. Jul 14, 2020
    80
    Had Ghost of Tsushima released earlier into the PS4’s life, chances are it would be revered. But now, in a world in which the likes of Red Red Redemption 2 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey exist, it feels a little underwhelming. Still, it is quite possibly the best samurai game ever made, and is well worth picking up if you’re after another epic open-world to get lost in. Just temper your expectations as much as your steel.
  7. 60
    And so, at the end of nearly 5,500 words of review, everything that I’ve written leaves me in a conundrum. On the one hand, just with The Last Of Us 2, I found the moment-to-moment gameplay of Ghost of Tsushima to be excellent and massively entertaining, if a little derivative at this point in time – the open world genre as a whole does need some new ideas. Tsushima doesn’t do anything that will surprise you if you’ve played any of Sony’s other first party games in recent years, but it does it all in a way that’s as refined and sharp as a samurai’s blade, and that is fundamentally enjoyable. I can’t stress that enough – this game is fundamentally enjoyable. However, as much as I had issues with The Last Of Us 2’s narrative, it was an American story told by Americans, and it had a thematic and tonal resonance as such. It was consistent and uncompromised. Ghost of Tsushima by contrast is a wild misfire with every narrative element it attempts, and it boils down to this: Sucker Punch decided to do a historical epic inspired by Kurosawa… and produced something that fails as both history and as a pastiche of Kurosawa. There are going to be a lot of people that love this game, but I don’t think that should be overlooked, nor dismissed as irrelevant to the quality of this both as artwork and entertainment product.

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  1. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    Amazing game, story, graphics !!! Combat very satisfying. Recomend to explore the world, all the side quest are fantastic and haveAmazing game, story, graphics !!! Combat very satisfying. Recomend to explore the world, all the side quest are fantastic and have breathtaking stories !! Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2020
    10
    Ótimo gráficos, jogabilidade. Boa jogada da Sony pra fechar a geração com chave de ouro.
  3. Jul 21, 2020
    10
    A beautiful game! Superb background score, superb graphics and one of the most anticipated theme. Kudos to dev team. +1 for black n whiteA beautiful game! Superb background score, superb graphics and one of the most anticipated theme. Kudos to dev team. +1 for black n white theme makes you look like watching movie of early 80's. Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    By far one of the best games I have ever played. I've been dying to fill this void in my heard for an open world samurai game and SuckerPunchBy far one of the best games I have ever played. I've been dying to fill this void in my heard for an open world samurai game and SuckerPunch delivered. Best combat system in any game I've played and incredible forever expanding world that I am dying to explore every inch of. Expand
  5. Jul 29, 2020
    10
    Es un gran juego, la historia los paisajes, los personajes 40 horas de juego
  6. Jul 21, 2020
    9
    the game is extremley beutiful with its vast map with lots of things to do but it doesnt feel bloated.The games opening is wonderful.there arethe game is extremley beutiful with its vast map with lots of things to do but it doesnt feel bloated.The games opening is wonderful.there are a few things like some npcs repeatedly falling,i find that hilarious but you may not.the combat is some of the best i have ever seen.If you have the money you should buy this game Expand
  7. Aug 1, 2020
    0
    Melhor jogo de temática samurai feito até então.
    Pontos fortes:
    - História - Gameplay - Exploração Me emocionei jogando esse jogo,
    Melhor jogo de temática samurai feito até então.
    Pontos fortes:
    - História
    - Gameplay
    - Exploração

    Me emocionei jogando esse jogo, apesar dos problemas com câmera, não diminui em nada a experiência
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