• 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
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E3 2014: 1886: The Order Teaser Trailer
Score distribution:
  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 23, 2015
    10
    I LOVE this game, gave it a ten because it is exactly what I expected it to be. Yes, it has a lot of cut scenes, but I like cut scenes, it didI LOVE this game, gave it a ten because it is exactly what I expected it to be. Yes, it has a lot of cut scenes, but I like cut scenes, it did feel like a movie to me. But actually I was very surprised as there is actually far more action then I expected. Playing on the default difficulty setting was enough challenge to keep me interested and I'm really excited to try on a harder mode. The game doesn't take long to beat especially if you play it consecutively like I did, but it was still worth it to me as I am not done playing this game, going for all the trophies. But the best thing about the game is the story which breathes life into this game, ( involving conspiracy, politics, betrayal, the supernatural and even a bit of a love story ) character depth, and the visually in-depth surroundings. The game is subtle in many ways, not sure how else to describe that. I like how the game incorporates real people and events in history into the story, helps to submerge you more into that time era. it's hard to think of a game to compare this to but if you appreciate a great story told well and are open minded with the types of video games you play, you should definitely try this! It's kind of similar to the Walking Dead series, in the sense that it relies more on artistic approach, conflict and the deep emotions involved. They do not have hundreds of weapons to choose from, as they where trying to give the game an element of realism, among other things. It is not like Destiny, Borderlands, Far Cry or any other action/shooter games. It's not meant to be flashy. The creators had a vision with this game, and I think they succeeded. Also judging by the ending, there could be a sequel. I am keeping my fingers crossed for this one! Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2015
    9
    If you like movie game like heavy rain, beyond : two souls, this game is for YOU.

    A next-gen 's game with visually impressive graphics and
    If you like movie game like heavy rain, beyond : two souls, this game is for YOU.

    A next-gen 's game with visually impressive graphics and a very good soundtrack.
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  4. Jul 7, 2015
    8
    This game is excellent. It's made beautifully, the graphics are sensational, the frame-rate is smooth and the gun-play is fun and exciting.This game is excellent. It's made beautifully, the graphics are sensational, the frame-rate is smooth and the gun-play is fun and exciting. The story is engaging, interesting and easy to follow. The trophies are fairly easy to obtain, but it still feels like you are achieving a lot when getting the platinum for this game. I can't believe the ratings are as low as they are. One of my top few favourites, up there with the likes of The Last of Us for me. Expand
  5. Jul 21, 2017
    7
    Nice story, good gunplay, some interesting weapons and great visuals but it is too short and interrupted gameplays.
    if you find in a good
    Nice story, good gunplay, some interesting weapons and great visuals but it is too short and interrupted gameplays.
    if you find in a good price in a flash sale, it is worth...
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  6. Mar 12, 2015
    6
    The order 1886 is NOT a **** game. Just has poor value and not worth $60. First, the game is only around 7 hours which really isn't much andThe order 1886 is NOT a **** game. Just has poor value and not worth $60. First, the game is only around 7 hours which really isn't much and those 7 hours aren't that great (at least 2 hours is meant on cut-scenes and an extra hour just walking around holding up objects.) The story is average and you'll need to experience that for yourself to see if you'll tolerate it. I personally wasn't attached that much to the characters but I really liked the lore and stuck around. However, if you detest this story, you will HATE this game as it's more movie than game. (They even have black bars on the top and bottom.) Another problem with the order is that it has a couple of cool ideas but never lets you... have fun with them. For instance, the lycans in the game barely appear and when they do it's a qte sequence. It's sad since the game should've used these sequences as survival horror or something. (Or at least have a scary cat and mouse sequence where you avoid an indestructible lycan or something?) Another problem is that the game has some cool ideas for weapons like a lightning gun or a poison/flamethrower mix-up but barely lets you play with them. Most of the time you're playing with a peashooter. Also this game is VERY linear and doesn't let you explore. Even wolfenstein (another linear game) had "sandbox missions" levels that aren't open world but large enough that you can explore a bit and have fun and play in a variety of ways stealthy or guns blazing. The fifth(?) problem with the order is that you have to play the game WANTS you to play. If it's a shooting gallery you HAVE to play it like a shooting gallery. No creative approaches allowed. If it's a cliche stealth sequences you instantly die when caught. This game had a lot of potential and if the developers actually listen to feedback I believe that the sequel would be something good. Is this worth playing at around $20? Yes. At $60? NO! Expand
  7. Apr 5, 2016
    0
    No dure mucho completando el juego, graficamente es espectacular pero mas aburrido que una pelicula sin sonido, es una estafa este juego, elNo dure mucho completando el juego, graficamente es espectacular pero mas aburrido que una pelicula sin sonido, es una estafa este juego, el fail de la generacion! Expand

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