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  • Summary: Ghostrunner is a hardcore FPP slasher packed with lightning-fast action, set in a grim, cyberpunk megastructure. Climb Dharma Tower, humanity’s last shelter, after a world-ending cataclysm. Make your way up from the bottom to the top, confront the tyrannical Keymaster, and take your revenge.Ghostrunner is a hardcore FPP slasher packed with lightning-fast action, set in a grim, cyberpunk megastructure. Climb Dharma Tower, humanity’s last shelter, after a world-ending cataclysm. Make your way up from the bottom to the top, confront the tyrannical Keymaster, and take your revenge. The streets of this tower city are full of violence. Mara the Keymaster rules with an iron fist and little regard for human life. As resources diminish, the strong prey on the weak and chaos threatens to consume what little order remains. The decisive last stand is coming. A final attempt to set things right before mankind goes over the edge of extinction. As the most advanced blade fighter ever created, you’re always outnumbered but never outclassed. Slice your enemies with a monomolecular katana, dodge bullets with your superhuman reflexes, and employ a variety of specialized techniques to prevail. One-hit one-kill mechanics make combat fast and intense. Use your superior mobility (and frequent checkpoints!) to engage in a never-ending dance with death fearlessly. Ghostrunner offers a unique single-player experience: fast-paced, violent combat, and an original setting that blends science fiction with post-apocalyptic themes. It tells the story of a world that has already ended and its inhabitants who fight to survive. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 85
    It will take quick decision making, precision platforming, and skill to beat Ghostrunner. Whilst many of its environments are dull in imagery, they are an important component as to why it plays so well. Its lacklustre story does not take away from the addictive, thrilling gameplay that will keep you coming back. Ghostrunner is an exhilarating, challenging, adrenaline pumping platformer that succeeds in making you feel like a cyborg ninja.
  2. Oct 26, 2020
    85
    Ghostrunner brilliantly succeeds in combining supercharged and demanding action with equally demanding platforming phases.
  3. Oct 30, 2020
    82
    Ghostrunner is a fresh and frantic action game set in a striking cyberpunk universe. A videogame that offers a demanding gameplay experience that will force us to master each of the cyborg's abilities to advance in a somewhat generic script.
  4. Oct 26, 2020
    80
    With its breakneck pace and skill-heavy gameplay, Ghostrunner is a speedrunner’s dream. But even beyond that demographic, this is a great first person action game that feels punishing but fair. You may die hundreds of times, but instantaneous respawns and generous checkpointing ensure that Ghostrunner’s challenging combat and platforming never become a chore. More than all of that though, Ghostrunner is jam packed with a great variety of enemies, mechanics, and special powers that constantly changed up how I approached its many unique encounters. That meant it always felt fresh, and by the end of its six to eight hour campaign, I was all too eager to jump back in for seconds.
  5. Nov 3, 2020
    80
    Ghostrunner is an all-around great action game. The first-person parkour mechanics will make you feel like a badass, as will chopping up bad guys. The game doesn’t always control perfectly, but everything still comes together to create an awesome, action-packed cyberpunk experience.
  6. Oct 29, 2020
    80
    It owes an obvious debt to Mirror’s Edge but this impressive new cyberpunk game surpasses its inspiration in terms of both combat and first person parkour.
  7. Dec 9, 2020
    50
    Ghostrunner is a game of exciting highs and extremely low lows. When its controls click, it offers a thrilling parkour platforming experience. But these moments aren’t worth contending with its frustrating combat and aggravating bugs. If you’re an enthusiast for first-person platformers and can overlook a glaring lack of polish, Ghostrunner may have some limited value. For all else, there are other genre titles more deserving of your time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 7 out of 33
  1. Oct 30, 2020
    10
    Generous checkpointing ensure that Ghostrunner’s challenging combat and platforming never become a chore!
  2. Apr 3, 2021
    10
    Totally awesome, gameplay, music, fair hardcore, this is how cyberpunk 2077 is schould like
  3. Oct 28, 2020
    10
    Amazing cyberpunk vibe and climate. I';ve never encounter machanics that are bread and butter in this game. Music is one of the best and it'sAmazing cyberpunk vibe and climate. I';ve never encounter machanics that are bread and butter in this game. Music is one of the best and it's perfect match for this game. Expand
  4. Oct 31, 2020
    9
    Amazing soundtrack and fun difficult gameplay. Not the longest or best story but it's from a smaller developer and was 20$ brand new so no complaints!
  5. Nov 8, 2020
    8
    Pros:
    + beautiful graphics on PC
    + good controls
    + good learning curve

    Cons:
    - horrible PS4 version
    - frustrating puzzle sections
    - too hard
  6. Dec 29, 2020
    6
    Somewhat satisfying but occasionally frustrating gameplay, annoying puzzles, and lots and lots of crashes.
  7. Jun 29, 2021
    0
    Some games are just meant for PC. This is one of em. Also it has such a cheap feel to it

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