Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 32 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
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  1. CD-Action
    Jun 9, 2021
    It is very hard to avoid comparing Immortals to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Despite obvious inspirations it is a typical Ubi-game with all its pros and cons, an inventory screen copied almost exactly from Assassin’s Creed, and a store with premium items. Anyhow, it’s Ubisoft’s most interesting game in years, definitely worth checking out for its satisfying exploration accompanied by simple combat and tons of good puzzles. [01/2021, p.62]
  2. Jan 11, 2021
    An epic open-world Action RPG with a tonne of content and genuinely enjoyable exploration makes for a great new IP. There are a few niggles with controls and loading times, and it’s not always clear what you need to do, but when the game is this much fun, I’m happy to overlook those.
  3. Dec 1, 2020
    Overall, this is a fantastic new IP for Ubisoft and they should be commended for allowing this development team to pursue an idea that sprung out of the Assassin’s Creed development.
  4. 90
    Immortals Fenyx Rising is a surprising break from the traditional Ubisoft open-world fare, perhaps hinting at some newfound creative freedoms that we’ll hopefully see play out in the future. Cribbing Breath of the Wild is a strength even as Immortals iterates and takes its own twist. And the deep dive into Greek mythology ends up being a fascinating foundation upon whose shoulders the entire premise rests. From the first magnificent glide onto the Golden Isle, Immortals Fenyx Rising is an unforgettable treat that surprised me more than I thought it would.
  5. Nov 30, 2020
    Though Immortals Fenyx Rising may borrow familiar elements from other series, this new IP from Ubisoft establishes a unique identity through the lens of Greek mythology by using humor, intelligent puzzles, powerful combat, and clever world building.
  6. Nov 30, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising is an excellent adventure with challenging and intricate puzzles, a wonderful combat system, and a rich world ripe for exploring.
  7. Nov 30, 2020
    Beautiful, content-rich and extremely elegant: This action adventure not only feels feels like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but can almost equal its tremendous quality.
  8. Nov 30, 2020
    At first glance, it may seem like Immortals is a mish-mash of several games that came before but it’s from the ashes of these that Fenyx Rises. Oozing with charm, you’ll fall in love with the characterization and delivery of the narrative and want to explore every nook and cranny of the rich and diverse Grecian world.
  9. Dec 8, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising is an entertaining open-world title with tons of explorative depth, combative choice, and gorgeous visuals. The writing’s urgency to be as funny as possible is a bit of a turn-off, but beyond that, this is a standout adventure. While not a genre revolutionizer, Immortals Fenyx Rising plays to the genre’s strengths and can easily grant players dozens upon dozens of hours of great fun.
  10. Dec 4, 2020
    This game offers a refreshing adventure within the Ubisoft repertoire and although it lends several elements of other titles, in this setting and combination it feels good and in a certain sense innovative. The gameplay offers plenty of variety, graphically it is beautiful and there is plenty to experience. Only the DualSense implementation is more annoying than useful and Fenyx tends to continuously climb up everywhere, which can be a bit frustrating. But these are no points to ignore the game, the adventure is more than worth it.
  11. 85
    Immortals: Fenyx Rising is much more than a simple Zelda: Breath of the Wild clone. Ubisoft's open-world epic adventure delivers a compelling and fun game that we hope will become a new, successful franchise.
  12. Nov 30, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising is one of the best surprises of this year. After Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft Quebec brings back greek mithology to start a new fresh and funny IP, full of puzzles, combat and hilarious storytelling.
  13. Nov 30, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising is Ubisoft's most pleasant surprise in years. The combination of its puzzles, battles, exploration and charismatic storytelling make for one of the most compelling games that the developer has ever worked on. Furthermore, if you enjoy the tales and myths from ancient Greece, you'll definitely be delighted.
  14. Nov 30, 2020
    Despite the obvious limits posed by its undoubtedly derivative nature, devoid of great originality and great qualitative ambitions, the final product works and entertains with an excellent balance between density and vastness.
  15. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Feb 17, 2021
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Breath of the Wild set the bar for the genre, and since Link never got around to visiting Ancient Greece – there’s no shame in sending Fenyx there instead. [Issue#251, p.56]
  16. May 25, 2021
    Ubisoft's open-world titles can invoke burnout towards their conclusion - crumbling under their own weight due to their size. Instead, this is a real palette cleanser. It feels like it hits that real sweet spot in the genre of the open-world adventure games. The world is large but enjoyable to explore, with just enough to do, and the constant commentary keeping things interesting. This combined with the genuinely funny and smart writing results in something that will be the big surprise hit for many.
  17. Jan 29, 2021
    Immortals Fenyx Rising was a game that I wanted to play to finish and put to the side, but it’s one that has stuck with me a lot longer than I thought it would, and given me one of my favourite Ubisoft open worlds in memory. If you can look beyond a lack of originality in some of its formula and some rigid puzzles, you’ll find a beautiful world that’s well worth exploring.
  18. 80
    While it may not be the most original game ever, Immortals: Fenyx Rising is a great experience that offers plenty to do in the lush, vibrant and brutal backdrop of Greek mythology. On each fundamental aspect of the open-world action-RPG genre, this experience delivers to a capable degree, it just may take some players a few hours to find their footing.
  19. Dec 13, 2020
    With a generic design and a bit of a bland start, Immortals: Fenyx Rising does not make a particularly great first impression. Less than an hour later our feelings are starting to turn - and after that the game just keeps giving. It is a joy to travel the colorful world and discover imaginative puzzles, tricky challenges, and fun battles. Sure, the adventure is a bit unfocused and somewhat generic, but when the gameplay delivers so much joy, it does not matter much.
  20. Dec 1, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising merges the best and worst of Ubisoft games with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
  21. Nov 30, 2020
    The world of Immortals: Fenyx Rising features plenty of things to keep you occupied as you rescue the gods and goddess of Mount Olympus. It’s not an especially deep game and after the first hour, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the rest of the adventure. Breath of the Wild was fascinating because it left the player to figure things out on their own through experimentation. Immortals, on the other hand, can’t wait to show you everything it has to offer and will take the time to do so. And just when I started to feel weary and slipping into disinterest, I’d stumble onto a really fun Vault of Tartaros that served as a reminder that it’s the game’s inventive puzzles—not the boss fights, the witty commentary between Zeus and Prometheus, or the moving confessions of the gods—that make Immortals: Fenyx Rising a surprisingly delightful epic.
  22. Nov 30, 2020
    While it may seem a little basic at first, and players may wander into encounters that they’re really not prepared for, it soon settles down into a hugely enjoyable historical romp that is suitable for all ages and skill levels. The cutesy art style is just the icing on the cake, drawing you into a world that is charming and vibrant. With its clear Breath of the Wild inspirations, Ubisoft’s Immortals Fenyx Rising might just be the surprise hit of the year.
  23. Nov 30, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising lays a solid foundation for a new open world game by drawing inspiration from other successful contemporaries. It boasts an impressive combat system, but the limited enemy roster fails to showcase its true potential. Yet there’s so much to do and see, with numerous opportunities that highlight the amazing puzzle designs and the enormous scale of the world to explore, all set to a wonderful soundtrack composed by Gareth Coker. For those looking for a more stylized open world experience that doesn’t strive for realism, but rather revels in its mythology, Immortals is your type of odyssey.
  24. 80
    With Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Ubisoft has created a refreshingly compact throwback open-world adventure that can be forgiven for its aggressive repurposing of other games best bits because it shapes them to fits its own style. The exploration is brisk and eventful, the puzzles are varied, with the right level of challenge and simplicity, and the approach to storytelling ultimately pays off. The DualSense features are a bit hit and miss, and it’s not exactly the best advert for the power of PS5, but much like the game it cribs from, Immortals’ qualities outshine any need for major technical showcases.
  25. Nov 30, 2020
    Even though it borrows clearly from other games, Immortals Fenyx Rising applies those ideas beautifully to come up with a fun adventure mixed with comical storytelling.
  26. 80
    Ubisoft has a knack for creating beautiful, expansive open worlds, but none of them are as compelling to explore as Immortals Fenyx Rising. It’s a sprawling, colorful playground with plenty of nooks and crannies to get lost in.
  27. Dec 14, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising may not do much to push the open-world action adventure genre forward, but it does still ultimately succeed at being yet another competent release cut from the all too familiar Ubisoft cloth.
  28. Dec 1, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising is a fun game that joyfully brings us into the Greek mythology, buts it also feels quite unpolished, with many aspects being either too familiar from Ubisoft games or just badly made.
  29. Nov 30, 2020
    Whether in its gameplay or its structure, Immortals Fenyx Rising will not surprise anyone who has touched a recent open world, that's for sure. Its borrowings from the last Zelda are numerous and glaring, but in the service of a pleasant adventure. Its open world is dense, well built and its scale makes it particularly pleasant to walk. Taking between 20 and 25 hours to see the end of it in a straight line, Immortals does good by providing a pressure-free experience. We will therefore easily recommend it to those who want to discover the game in the open world. Too bad its sometimes catastrophic storytelling interferes with the immersion.
  30. Nov 30, 2020
    Immortals takes inspiration from many of its Ubisoft predecessors, as well as some other big titles, but it doesn’t really do a good enough job of differentiating itself. There’s no denying that there’s a great time to be had on the Golden Isle, just don’t go into it expecting anything genre-defining.
  31. Nov 30, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising is a charming and fun adventure into Greek mythology with Ubisoft's trademark core design elements thrown in to support the experience. It is a worthwhile adventure for those looking to scratch that Breath of the Wild itch, but one that experienced Ubisoft fans may feel is a little too familiar.
  32. Nov 30, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising does not manage to have the superb gameplay of Assassin’s Creed and the magic of a Zelda: it is in between. Its gameplay is effective, and its puzzles very well thought out and with its humor and its enchanting universe to the charming artistic direction it manages to retain the player but it misses this little something to make a great game that we will not forget because it lacks depth.
  33. Nov 30, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising has clear sources of 'inspiration' but also has a generally well crafted puzzle component that allows it to self itself apart from previous Ubisoft open world games.
  34. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 14, 2020
    Immortals has heart and when it comes together it can soar. But those wings are waxy and the sun is hot – tinkering is needed before it properly takes flight. [Issue#183, p.60]
  35. Dec 4, 2020
    It might be sloppy sometimes, even in regards to the conversation of open world adventures, but it offers up a lot of fast-paced arcade fun.
  36. Dec 3, 2020
    There are a lot of enjoyable aspects to Immortals Fenyx Rising, but very little feels new. Instead, it’s similar and safe, like I’ve done this all before. And I have but with a different main character and color palette. Its biggest sin is being entirely forgettable once you move on to the next game.
  37. Nov 30, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising is a nice adventure at the crossroads of Nintendo's Breath of the Wild and the Assassin's Creed saga. By using elements form both series, Ubsioft delivers a colorful and diverse experience, which still suffers from some inaccuracies, within the many fights of puzzles scattered all around the world.
  38. Nov 30, 2020
    Immortals Fenyx Rising is far from perfect--but it is good. It stumbles frequently as it explores Greek myths through a new lens, its best features are borrowed, and for as large and fun as its world is, it always feels like you're on a guided tour instead of really exploring it. But even as it lives in the shadow of better games, its puzzles, combat, and open-world loop come together often enough for me to not only see it through for a few dozen hours, but also want to keep filling out its almighty checklist, even if it lead me by the nose most of the way through.
  39. Nov 30, 2020
    While Immortals Fenyx Rising may not have too many ideas to call its own, Ubisoft has created a successful amalgamation worth checking out. Simplistic but enjoyable combat provides the basis for a stunning world full of explorative opportunities and a humorous narrative that’ll have you chuckling once or twice. Just don’t let anyone know what the cause was. Puzzles are definitely a source of frustration, but if you can look past them, Immortals Fenyx Rising provides a formulaic but entertaining experience.
  40. Nov 30, 2020
    It is not an unforgivable sin that Immortals Fenyx Rising does not live up to Breath of the Wild, a tall task that its upcoming sequel might not even be capable of doing. But it is quite disappointing that it only plays dress up with the hero’s tunic and misses what that green garment stands for. Puzzles sometimes have inventive solutions yet the good ones are drowned out by how often they repeat and how few tools Fenyx has. And the game’s colorful world isn’t a sandbox that needs exploring, but is more akin to a typical open-world map littered with repeatable, obviously marked activities. These shortcomings make it less of Ubisoft’s take on Breath of the Wild and more of a Ubisoft-branded “Breath of the Mild” that could have been so much more.
  41. Nov 30, 2020
    The result is a game about mythology that somehow lacks a sense of mystery. It’s fun to play and I dare say I will keep chipping away at it for weeks to come, but say what you want about Norwich in the dark ages – at least there was real depth beneath all that mud.
  42. Nov 30, 2020
    The only saving grace is that some of the elements it lifts from much better games are recreated adequately, so fans of those titles might find some of the fun of going to see a cover band of your favourite artist. You’ve likely not only played Immortals Fenyx Rising before, you’d played a better version of it.
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  1. Nov 30, 2020
    Immortals impressed me. It’s an unexpected success, blending comedy and condensed open-world gameplay into one of the most entertaining games I’ve played this year. Even if the combat lacks some variety and the main quests are a bit stale, the rest of Immortals is fantastic. It takes the modern open-world game and compresses it into something easier to enjoy, covering the whole thing in colorful art, great humor, and a ton of puzzles. If, over the years, you’ve found yourself getting bored of big open-world games that strive to look hyper-realistic and feature 200 hours of quests, Immortals might just be the perfect alternative.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 379 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 379
  1. Dec 4, 2020
    I love this! What a nice surprise ! It’s not revolutionary but it’s so much fun . I even preferred it to assassins creed Valhalla , that feltI love this! What a nice surprise ! It’s not revolutionary but it’s so much fun . I even preferred it to assassins creed Valhalla , that felt like odyssey with a new coat of paint . The puzzles aren’t particularly difficult but that’s why I love it . I’m playing an RPG not a puZzle game. The characters are fun, story is really enjoyable too ,the levelling up system is pretty cool and the graphics are simply stunning . Loved the game ! Thanks Ubisoft! Full Review »
  2. Dec 8, 2020
    A lot of hubbub from the online community is that this game is a Breath of the wild clone/rip-off. Some of the elements found in this game canA lot of hubbub from the online community is that this game is a Breath of the wild clone/rip-off. Some of the elements found in this game can be found in Breath of the Wild and several other game releases in the last decade. Yes this is another third-person open world adventure, and it is also set in a mythological setting. Its so far copied a decent chunk of games released in the past decade. Don't forget that Ubisoft just released Valhalla and Watch Dogs, this will mark the third open world adventure game, in only a few short months. There is a lot of complaints about this game, its almost like people don't have the consoles to play this game and don't want anyone else to experience it. Truth be told, this is a great game. I have yet to run into any frame drops, or notable loss of quality anywhere. The game is beautifully sculpted in every conseveable way. The story, told as you're progressing, told by Promethus to Zeus is as comedic as it is enticing. The pace of the game is fast and slow. Combat and movement is akin to Assassins Creed, but dumbed down, not much emphasis on stealth although that is an option. Progression in the game (unlocks) seem to come every mission, you'll feel stacked for battle within the first hour. Even after that attaining items doesn't feel like a chore and the puzzles some of the items are hidden behind do not take a degree to figure out, but may have you scratching your head for a moment. In true Ubisoft fashion there are locations on the map, and collectibles for you to find, these aren't required to beat the game but going for 100% completetion will require you to hunt these down. They're not as plentiful as they used to be, but will see you hunting for them none the less. If you want to think of it as a Zelda clone, do it, was Breath of the Wild a bad game? If its a clone there is no reason this game should recieve less than Breath of the Wild for a score. But I find it original and unique, while not a perfect game, it could easily eat up 20+ hours of your time, without making it feel like a chore. Full Review »
  3. Dec 5, 2020
    Awesome game. Check this one out! Lots to explore and discover and is quite funnny!