• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2015
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  • Summary: The Order: 1886 introduces us to a unique vision of Victorian-Era London in which Man uses advanced technology to battle a powerful and ancient enemy. As Galahad, a member of an elite order of Knights, join a centuries-old war against a powerful threat that will determine the course ofThe Order: 1886 introduces us to a unique vision of Victorian-Era London in which Man uses advanced technology to battle a powerful and ancient enemy. As Galahad, a member of an elite order of Knights, join a centuries-old war against a powerful threat that will determine the course of history in this third-person action-adventure shooter. Expand
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  • Developer: Ready at Dawn, SCE Santa Monica
  • Genre(s): General, General, Action, Action Adventure, Shooter, Linear, Third-Person, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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E3 2014: 1886: The Order Teaser Trailer
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 94
  2. Negative: 11 out of 94
  1. Feb 19, 2015
    95
    Literally no game has ever looked this good. It’s strange to even write that, but The Order: 1886 raises the bar so far above its contemporaries that it stands in a class by itself. Joined by a soundtrack that perfects the mood, The Order is a cinematic masterpiece.
  2. Feb 23, 2015
    80
    You can fault this game for a number of things, as I’ve done here, but you can’t criticize because you haven’t the inclination to appreciate the product for what it is.
  3. Feb 19, 2015
    78
    The visuals are marvelous and the game has the potential to grow as a franchise but several flaws and its basic gameplay keep it from becoming a masterpiece.
  4. Feb 23, 2015
    65
    The Order: 1886 is a pretty good game, nothing else. Almost every part can be criticized: the story flows nicely but is extremely predictable, the fights are good, but only the ones with people in them (lycan fights are boring), graphics are gorgeous, but the world feels empty. Sir Galahad's adventure is yet another bit of proof that beauty isn't enough. You should see The Order in motion but do so only after some significant discounts.
  5. 60
    What I have a problem with is inconsistent narratives, and "gameplay" that has been so compartmentalised from the "story" that they may as well be in different products.
  6. Mar 2, 2015
    55
    There are brief moments throughout The Order: 1886 when it’s clearly striving for excellence, which only makes the end result more tragic. It’s easy to toss aside a game that looks bad or is full of bugs, but The Order feels like it should be a good game.
  7. Feb 19, 2015
    20
    The Order: 1886 is a terrible game. Not because it’s broken or made without skill. Certainly not because it’s an average-length, story-driven shooter with minimal replay value. It’s just a bad game, forgettable in every conceivable way and safely ignored by all but the most ardent Trophy hunters.

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  1. Feb 20, 2015
    10
    An engaging, unique and thoroughly exciting thriller.

    The Order 1886 has been copping a lot flack by reviews, I would like to pint out a
    An engaging, unique and thoroughly exciting thriller.

    The Order 1886 has been copping a lot flack by reviews, I would like to pint out a few things to help YOU decide if this is a game for you...

    If you prefer constant action, gameplay and the bullets flying (and that is totally cool btw) then you need not keep reading, go play Call of Duty or Gears of war.

    However if you enjoyed games like Heavy Rain, The Walking Dead and Life is Strange but also love a bit of third person action then this a game you will want to check out.

    ready at dawn have created a wholly unique piece of gaming art, it is completely story driven- with a lot of QTE's splashed around that don't feel lazy- they help progress the story, as this is exactly what the game has set out to be- a long, cinematic period movie.

    The story itself is full of mystery, intrigue and lore with amazing characters who you come to truly care about by the end of the game.

    The graphics are stunning, almost life-like in parts but it is the atmosphere and progression, just like a film that really got me engaged.

    I see The Order: 1886 being seen as a 'fail' by mainstream audiences, however I also see this as a cult classic for the niche market of gamers who enjoy a great tale of history and revenge.

    I am giving a perfect 10 because for what it is, that is exactly what the game deserves. It is epic beyond words.

    Again, I can not stress enough if you are looking for an action title, best save your $$.
    But if you are willing to try something new, have an open mind and are not bogged down by the pretty unfair negative press you will be pleasantly surprised by what i would call a masterpiece of cinematic gaming.
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  2. Feb 27, 2015
    10
    All I have to say about this game is that while the gunplay may not be revolutionary, and even though the music, voice acting, environments,All I have to say about this game is that while the gunplay may not be revolutionary, and even though the music, voice acting, environments, and graphics in general are beyond anything I've seen in the past, the one thing that stands out to me is this:

    Even halfway through the game, it would take me an average of 15-20 seconds to realize that the cutscenes were over and I was in control of the main character, because the cutscenes are so seamless and the game just looks that fantastic. I've never experienced anything like it.
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  3. Feb 25, 2015
    9
    I am enjoying my time with the game... the QTEs could have been less... somethings like opening doors etc seem like QTEs because you get aI am enjoying my time with the game... the QTEs could have been less... somethings like opening doors etc seem like QTEs because you get a prompt, but are actually regular actions activated by the action button. Expand
  4. Feb 22, 2015
    8
    The reviews for this game have been quite harsh in my personal opinion. I think people may have already had borderline negative opinions onThe reviews for this game have been quite harsh in my personal opinion. I think people may have already had borderline negative opinions on the game long before it was released because of some early articles on IGN.com in particular about the gameplay.
    I truly enjoy the game. Although it has flaws I would give it an 8 myself since I enjoy single player only games. Would I buy a sequel if it were to be made? Absolutely. It has great characters, atmosphere, and solid gameplay that could be improved and expanded upon. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying it doesn't have flaws and those that it has are pretty obvious, but if you play it for what it is and not go in with any preconceived notions of what it should be, it is very entertaining and dare I say worth the price tag.
    From someone who loves Gears of War, I can say that no, this is definitely not better than Gears. Is it as good as Gears? No. But it is very good and with a little more work, this series could be on par with Gears easily. Here's to hoping that gamers will take a second look and keep an open mind about this game because it really isn't deserving of such harsh criticisms.
    I'm not a fan of the numbered rating systems as I personally prefer to give a letter grade to a game ranging from A to F. This game I whole heartedly give a solid B.
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  5. Mar 12, 2015
    7
    7/10 Simply because the game is beautiful. Not worth the full price tag though due to the lack of freedom and stuff. Although it plays similar7/10 Simply because the game is beautiful. Not worth the full price tag though due to the lack of freedom and stuff. Although it plays similar to the GoW Franchise its nowhere near as fun.

    Also I understand the game isn't a sandbox game where you can do numerous things but in today's technology and next generation gaming, you expect a slight bit of freedom.
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  6. May 31, 2015
    6
    So i got The Order: 1886 off Gamefly, and my thoughts after playing through the campaign is that there is a decent structure in place.So i got The Order: 1886 off Gamefly, and my thoughts after playing through the campaign is that there is a decent structure in place.

    First off the visuals are truly stunning, with gorgeous lighting, and particle effects that are so detailed it is definitely the best looking game on any console as of now. Also the switch between cut-scene is very small, it is truly a pleasurable game to play from a visual standpoint.

    The gameplay is more of what you would expect from 3rd person shooter, and is mechanically sound. Gunplay feels nice and there is a good enough variety of weapons to choose from, its just unfortunate that the most interesting and unique are limited in their use and appearance throughout the game. the cover mechanics are serviceable but nothing great compared to games like Gears of War. There is definitely a good system in place to build upon in terms of gameplay.

    Now the story was pretty good overall, and i found myself enjoying it throughout, the pacing can be inconsistent at times though. I just wish that the the whole Lycan aspect of the story was more played out and got more attention, instead of being more of a back drop.

    The Order: 1886 was a fun game with a pretty good story that could definitely be expanded upon in the future and featured solid gameplay mechanics. Unfortunately their are no other modes or things to do to extend the good gameplay, and i feel like the framework is in place to make a great sequel, if and when they decide to do so.
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  7. Oct 4, 2017
    0
    Seriously though, who is Eric Cappello? I am tired of people posting in the user reviews of games made by Ready At Dawn. It's apparent that heSeriously though, who is Eric Cappello? I am tired of people posting in the user reviews of games made by Ready At Dawn. It's apparent that he is disliked, but seriously... please deal with this privately. Expand

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