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  • Summary: The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you must set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors to face down hordes of deadly enemies to try to carve a foothold, rebuild, and retake what was lost.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Dec 19, 2019
    85
    Remnant: From the Ashes plays borrowed neighbors with many popular games, but thanks to good shooting and co-op action, it stands completely on its own.
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    85
    Remnant is on my list of biggest surprises of 2019. I was apprehensive since I'm not a fan of Souls-like games, but this one is right up my alley. The combat is fantastic and it's even better when you are playing with others online.
  3. Sep 16, 2019
    80
    Remnant: From the Ashes is one of the only games I feel comfortable using the term ‘Soulsbourne’ in a positive manner. It takes all the crucial lessons learned from From Software’s legacy and brings them to it’s own game world to produce a unique third-person shooting experience that is exceptionally fun. Whether you’re playing on your own or with friends, the gameplay is always thrilling and the allure of the bizarre and fascinating universe begging to be explored is hard to resist. Remnant: From the Ashes is an easy recommend to pretty much everyone.
  4. Mar 16, 2020
    78
    Remnant: From the Ashes is an entertaining and challenging game, that also give us some options to try its gameplay and challenge its enemies. However, you should not forget that it's mainly a coop game, and playing alone can be tough or even frustrating for the most part of the journey.
  5. Sep 15, 2019
    75
    Remnant is a cool co-cop TPS experience that is difficult for newcommers but really immersive, while offering great bossfights and an adaptative skill-system.
  6. Sep 27, 2019
    70
    Despite its flawed boss design, Remnant: From the Ashes has enough to make a case for it being an action RPG in its own right with solid progression systems, good combat and its own take on the Souls formula.
  7. Aug 26, 2019
    65
    Remnant: From the Ashes is an ambitious title and a fairly unique one at that, it just does not always stick the landing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 59
  2. Negative: 10 out of 59
  1. Aug 29, 2019
    10
    One of the best, polished, complete and consumer friendly game of the year.
  2. Mar 15, 2020
    10
    Extremely addictive! I downloaded the game a few days after launch in late August, got Platinum in November and I'm still enjoyingExtremely addictive! I downloaded the game a few days after launch in late August, got Platinum in November and I'm still enjoying experimenting with new builds.
    I highly recommend Remnant from the ashes.
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  3. Aug 20, 2019
    10
    Okay, that's my first review, but when I saw Slant magazine score, i just can't leave it, review is utter crap btw, don't listen. Seriously,Okay, that's my first review, but when I saw Slant magazine score, i just can't leave it, review is utter crap btw, don't listen. Seriously, this game is awesome. Combat is great, ranged weapons feels so satisfying to use, melee combat feels good too. Remnant has it's own unique style. Art and vision of Gunfire Games are incredible, if you played Darksiders, you know what i mean. It's surprisingly challenging and fast paced at the same time. Multiplayer is fun as hell. First game in long time that I enjoyed with my friends. Solo is great too. Don't miss it, it's hidden gem, especially if Souls genre warms your heart. Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2019
    8
    Remnant: from the Ashes is a well executed game that doesn't break new ground but instead reformulates the best of souls like game play with aRemnant: from the Ashes is a well executed game that doesn't break new ground but instead reformulates the best of souls like game play with a focus on ranged combat and competent melee combat. The story and lore in the game is well written with decent voice acting and a lot buried in files and diaries. Like From Software, you can choose to engage in the story and go deep or you can just float over the surface and get the general gist. The art sets a bleak tone which suits its post apocalyptic setting and the character models are decent with some character customization. Since it is third person over-the shoulder, the character customization is not all that meaningful.

    The strongest part of Remnant is the game play in coop. It has the best of Gears (of War) and Dark Souls with tough situations. Some of the boss fights, in my opinion, need tuning, particularly for solo play. Playing solo requires one to be mostly perfect on normal, near perfect on hard and unerringly perfect on nightmare (on first play through) and the bar lowers significantly when playing in coop. It is obvious that the game is better tuned for two and three player groups than it is for solo play.

    The random generation encourages additional playthroughs, especially since playing through once you will not have all the story elements or see all of the enemies, layouts, loot and bosses. Each players world is unique due to the variability of the game through a large amount of content and the use of random generation. It also encourages group play so one can see different zones and bosses and different layouts. The game also encourages and rewards exploration with hidden, meaningful secrets and loot.

    For a $40 game with additional free content to be added in the future it is one of the best priced games available and well worth the price. Hopefully the gunplay used in Remnant will find its way into the upcoming Darksiders 4 with Strife's focus on guns - in my opinion it would be a perfect fit.
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  5. Aug 21, 2019
    7
    After 4 hours, I think I had enough. I bought this game based on raving reviews like "art and vision are incredible" and "multiplayer is funAfter 4 hours, I think I had enough. I bought this game based on raving reviews like "art and vision are incredible" and "multiplayer is fun as hell" and what i got was a decent attempt at best.
    Some of the most glaring problems:
    - Public coop, aka Jolliy Cooperation simply does not work. Its simply a "join a lobby" and require a restart of the level to work.
    - Instead of level they have this bizzare dynamic levelling with weighted average whatever that basically means "update everything or suffer"
    - The same key is used for Melee AND shooting. That means to shoot you have to press L2 and then R2. If you press R2 (hip fire) it does a melee attack. This alone gets you killed billion of times.
    - oh and you cannot remap controller keys. In 2019.
    - "difficult" consist in the old gangink - they throw 3 enemies at you spawning from the floor (something under you) and thats it.
    - Boss fights - the one I did consisted in running around looking for a teleporting enemy.
    - Oh and this gem - the "cough cough" mechanics. You are infected and that means that - randomly - instead of a melee or shooting your toon starts coughing around and proceeds to be massacred.
    Still I give it a 7 solely because the developer seems genuinely interested in fixing this flaws. If this will happen I will give the game another shot and update this review.
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  6. Aug 23, 2019
    6
    As a solo gamer playing this on hard mode, it's a fun and challenging experience that can feel intense. The thing is, this game hasAs a solo gamer playing this on hard mode, it's a fun and challenging experience that can feel intense. The thing is, this game has procedurally generated campaigns. In my first two attempts in the first areas I had barely any resources to upgrade my weapons to get me by. I got to the first boss and died in 10 seconds. I thought I could then farm for resources but I already collected it all. You can buy 7-10 iron at the base every now and then but thats not enough to upgrade your gear to progress further without it being a grind. It felt like I had to play this coop to progress through the game. Sad thing is, the enemies scale with you so...whats the point of upgrading gear? I want to dominate and not feel underpowered through out the entire campaign.

    In my current third attempt, by the time I died I had enough resources to +5 all my weapons and buy better armour and level that up substantially. This greatly improved the experience. But theres only so much you can level up because theres different resources that you need thats found in different biomes that you access as you progress and fight bosses. But whats to say that in the next areas I won't have enough resources to upgrade my gear to have a fair boss fight? I can't roll a better level. I can only roll another entire campaign and start from the beginning. So you might end up rolling a low resource campaign and have a tough and unfair time.

    The levels themselves are interesting. There are buildings and underground tunnels, streets with different pathways. In my third attempt, my areas had multiple paths that led to side dungeons and 3 story buildings full of resources. Before that, I didn't have a side dungeon to gather extra resources or 3 story buildings. The difference between my first two attempts and my third is night and day. Before the levels were small to medium size but in my third attempt the areas are huge and open.

    What will you roll? This is important because if you're going into this game solo on hard difficulty, you want the third attempt type campaign like I have. Otherwise you're going to have to rely on coop to get you by which sucks.

    It'd be great if you could load into side dungeons from the crystal to level up your character, gather resources to upgrade gear and then go back into the campaign and progress further. I mean, this game does have procedurally generated levels and 400 enemies or something. I'm sure other players have rolled a campaign where they felt underpowered because they didn't get enough resources to manage all the enemies.

    At times this game can feel really unfair. On solo, prepare to play offensive and take out enemies from a distance. There are these little ball creatures that stab you. The hit box is absolute **** You'll be taking on these ball creatures, then an elite boss with swords will spawn and start going for you while you're being rushed by these ball creatures. Not to mention that some elite bosses spawn more n00b enemies that drain your ammo. They do drop ammo but how can you push forward to get it when you're getting rushed?

    Theres no weapon wheel in this game. I'll be using my rifle to take out enemies long range but then an elite boss will spawn and start rushing me. I won't have time to go into my menu, unequip the mod from my current weapon, pick the shotgun, equip the mod, then go back into the game and fight the elite enemy.

    I think when it comes to solo, it really comes down to luck on what you roll. The last thing you want to happen is get to the third or fourth boss and realise you don't have enough resources to level up and now you have to run around and start farming hoping that the enemies will drop the right iron that you need. This might not sound like a big deal but each weapon benefits a type of enemy or boss. You want the shotgun for close range and the rifle for long rage. But you'll have to use resources to level them both up. Armour has special resistance to certain environmental effects. Well, prepare to upgrade those to get you by but again, no more iron because you found it all and upgraded the **** out of your guns to fight back against the ball creatures with the knives.

    I don't know if I would recommend this game. It is fun but I don't know how long it will last. Right now I'm up against a ball creature boss and rolls at me like Sonic. Meanwhile n00b ball creatures are also spawning around me and its a good thing I had enough resources to upgrade my shotgun.

    Will you?
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  7. Jul 3, 2020
    0
    Broken game. Crashes every time you try to select a class at the start of the game. Very disappointing. Will update if it's fixed.

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