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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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 15, 2021
    90
    It may have a half-baked premise, but don’t let that put you off of Ghostrunner. The gameplay far outweighs it, and once you get your head in the game, it’s so utterly rewarding. Hard, yes, but oh so incredible when you grasp it. Lose yourself in the visuals and synthwave as you rise to the top.
  2. 85
    I found joy in Ghostrunner where some would find frustration. The precision that is needed to meander through waves of enemies and platforming challenges sometimes seems overwhelming. However, when you finally overcome that tricky section you have been dying over and over on for a while, the feeling is magnificent. The PlayStation 5 updates really enhance Ghostrunner, especially the Dualsense controller, I do feel this is the best place to play this unique title.
  3. Nov 15, 2021
    81
    In sum, Ghostrunner on PS5 takes what was already a pretty compelling game and spruces it up just a very little bit. This is a short, narrowly-focused game that is built for speed — to that end, it does very well, but just know that going in and don’t expect a full-blown FPS-like experience. That in mind, I think you’ll appreciate what the devs were able to accomplish here.
  4. Oct 4, 2021
    80
    While the fast loading times and updated graphics show off the beauty of Dharma City's neon-grunge aesthetic and keep players in the action, it's ultimately the same experience. Screen Rant's first Ghostrunner review perfectly sums up the PS5 version's experience, in that it's "Sometimes Fast, Sometimes Slow." Ghostrunner is a great game that provides a proper adrenaline rush when everything works as intended, but those hoping for any significant changes in this next-gen version will be disappointed.
  5. Ghostrunner offers a nice cyberpunk adventure for patient players with it's fast action and next generation updates. It's not for every player, but it's definitely an experience that should be tried.
  6. Jan 5, 2022
    70
    One aspect of Ghostrunner that is consistently impressive is the presentation.
  7. Oct 7, 2021
    60
    At its best, Ghostrunner provides truly thrilling action that feels alive. Rough level design and a few too many mechanics that don’t always fit together get in the way a little too often, though. There are definitely players looking for just what Ghostrunner offers, but they won’t find a smooth ride.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Mar 16, 2022
    10
    If you liked the first Mirror's Edge, you'll love this! The gameplay is fast and very addictive, the graphics are very good on PS5 and theIf you liked the first Mirror's Edge, you'll love this! The gameplay is fast and very addictive, the graphics are very good on PS5 and the music is amazing. A great surprise can't wait for the sequel. Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2022
    9
    Very fast paced. Good challenge, sometimes frustrating, always rewarding. Nice tunes. Only disliked some of the Cybervoid puzzle parts. TheyVery fast paced. Good challenge, sometimes frustrating, always rewarding. Nice tunes. Only disliked some of the Cybervoid puzzle parts. They slow the game down too much. Expand
  3. Jan 7, 2022
    8
    This game is fast paced and punishing, but gives you a sense of accomplishment when you get a perfect run. Story could be better, and it’s aThis game is fast paced and punishing, but gives you a sense of accomplishment when you get a perfect run. Story could be better, and it’s a bit buggy. Overall an awesome experience and will give you a challenge if you’re looking for one. Expand
  4. Nov 27, 2021
    7
    Addictive! Very hard, one shot and your dead game which I dislike. Once you get the controls down it gets intense. Completing a run is veryAddictive! Very hard, one shot and your dead game which I dislike. Once you get the controls down it gets intense. Completing a run is very fulfilling and it might take 50-100 trys but when you complete something in this game it feels great. Im running my game on performance mode and have not had 1 issue. Great music also. Expand
  5. Apr 24, 2022
    6
    Worst control experience, even making me feel motion sickness (which never happened before)...
  6. Mar 8, 2022
    5
    I truly enjoyed this game and fart it maybe it would be one of the best on PS5 But then I went to the level gatekeeper All my infusion for aI truly enjoyed this game and fart it maybe it would be one of the best on PS5 But then I went to the level gatekeeper All my infusion for a game evaporated why mostly because of the movement controls in this section. laces everywhere but because you playing in first person. It's very hard to se so it feels very unfair when you dead. The game traves and level of precision that is just not possible for me when I'm playing it in first person so I had to quit the game because I can no longer played I cannot get floor and I have been stuck for half an hour and I'm done. Sorry game I really like you're the first half but I cannot get through this part. Expand
  7. Mar 9, 2022
    0
    Couldn't actually play the game after purchasing it because there is no way to invert the X axis. It allows the Y axis, but not the X. I knowCouldn't actually play the game after purchasing it because there is no way to invert the X axis. It allows the Y axis, but not the X. I know most people don't invert the horizontal, but some people do, and not including the option prevents these players from actually playing your game.

    Sony has been talking a lot about accessibility lately, but for some reason certain game companies refuse to put this simple option in their game. To include one axis and not the other just seems arrogant.
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