• 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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  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 25, 2015
    10
    I am glad that I didn't listen the critic's reviews or else I would have missed out on what was an outstanding single player game.

    I've
    I am glad that I didn't listen the critic's reviews or else I would have missed out on what was an outstanding single player game.

    I've been searching for a game that would engage me from the start and bring me to a climatic ending and The Order: 1886 delivered. I've started Shadow of Mordor and Sunset Overdrive. I have not finished either game as I lost interest quickly and the game became very repetitive. Their stories were not engaging so it was very easy for me to put my controller down and move on to the next game which was The Order.

    It was the first game that I've finished in months. It will also be the second one since I'm playing it all over again.

    If you are looking for a 3rd person shooter with an engaging story and brilliant pacing, this game is for you. I highly recommend 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 21, 2015
    8
    i was expecting only gorgeous graphics and tech, but this was a nice surprise... the gameplay is nothing new or special, but good enough! andi was expecting only gorgeous graphics and tech, but this was a nice surprise... the gameplay is nothing new or special, but good enough! and pace is okay for me. Nice story and i liked sir galahad. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2015
    7
    While the game doesn’t allow for much player input, its breath taking visuals, sound design and compelling world are begged to be explored.While the game doesn’t allow for much player input, its breath taking visuals, sound design and compelling world are begged to be explored. And although the experience may not be long, it can sometimes be nice to sit back and enjoy the spectacle of a short game that does most of the work for you. I can’t wait to see where the series goes in the future, both in terms of setting, and gameplay. It may be a rocky start, but I am definitely on board. Expand
  6. Jul 3, 2015
    6
    the game is not even a game more a "look how beautiful our console can be" and it feels like a movie, They should have made it into a moviethe game is not even a game more a "look how beautiful our console can be" and it feels like a movie, They should have made it into a movie instead of this what it is now

    i found my elf at the end pretty quick the story not that long
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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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