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  • Summary: Mortal Shell is a deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. Your adversaries spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision, and instincts. Possess lost warriors, track down hidden sanctums of the devout, and face formidable foes.Mortal Shell is a deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. Your adversaries spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision, and instincts. Possess lost warriors, track down hidden sanctums of the devout, and face formidable foes.
    Possess Lost Warriors
    The dead litter this tattered landscape, but not all are without hope. The lost remains of defeated warriors are yours to discover. Awaken these Mortal Shells, occupy their bodies and significantly open your understanding to diverse masteries of combat.

    Face Haunting Foes
    Your path is guarded by desperate adversaries, devoted to inscrutable gods. Behold creatures both pitiable and grotesque, but do not let fear halt your journey. Muster your courage and face them down.
    Iron Sharpens Iron
    Combat is strategic and deliberate. You must commit your sword only when an opportunity opens. Calculate your parries to unleash devastating counterblows. Temporarily entomb your Mortal Shell in stone to block attacks, or play aggressive and use your stone-form to add brutal weight to your own sword swings.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 12, 2021
    85
    In sum, if you’re like me and like the Souls games for their lore and gameplay, but don’t want to spend hours in frustration with asinine difficulty, give Mortal Shell a sincere chance. Like any game in this genre, it can take several hours to get really comfortable with and in the groove, but when you do, it will hold on tight and you won’t want to put it down.
  2. Apr 27, 2021
    80
    Mortal Shell Enhanced Edition might be a little light on next-gen upgrades, but the ones that matter are there and they are game-changing. 60FPS is the main attraction but a nice 4K is welcome, too. For returning fans, it’s a nice free update. For newcomers looking to get punished, it’s a cheap and, well, not cheerful game, but it is its own brand of fun – if you can call it that.
  3. Mar 3, 2021
    80
    While Mortal Shell cannot completely fill the big shoes of "Dark Souls", it is an impressive debut by Cold Symmetry. We especially liked the unique art design and the motivating battle system and are looking forward to a successor.
  4. Aug 31, 2021
    80
    Overall, Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition succeeds on several levels. It's an excellent update to a surprise indie hit that is still mighty enjoyable for anyone interested in the Soulslike genre. While difficulty and pacing get in the way, Mortal Shell is a short, sweet, and most importantly, challenging game to tide you over to the next main Souls offering.
  5. Mar 9, 2021
    78
    Mortal Shell is a bold reinterpretation of what a Soulslike can be and a wonderful debut from Cold Symmetry. It contains lip-biting combat and interesting characters that bring the world to life. While enemy and environmental diversity is lacking, there are still many great bosses and challenges for players to face and conquer.
  6. Mar 7, 2021
    75
    If it is not free from flaws or free of any bugs or annoying moments, Mortal Shell remains a quite solid choice for fans of the genre, who will have to accept, a small development team obliges, to have a game less dense and deep than those of From Software, but strong enough to be played without displeasure.
  7. Mar 10, 2021
    60
    Mortal Shell is a quite good A-RPG with original - but imperfect - mechanics and a poor RPG section. With this new release, the game gains 60FPS, 4K and better textures. Not the better "Souls game", but a pretty descent alternative.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  1. Mar 11, 2021
    10
    An awesome, compact but very dense game that you can clearly see was made with love to the genre. Highly recommend if you want to get into aAn awesome, compact but very dense game that you can clearly see was made with love to the genre. Highly recommend if you want to get into a soulslike games! Expand
  2. Mar 15, 2021
    10
    Such an underrated gem! Its a short game, but very Well executed. Playing it on the PS5 and it runs so incredibly smooth. Have to say iSuch an underrated gem! Its a short game, but very Well executed. Playing it on the PS5 and it runs so incredibly smooth. Have to say i appreciate a game like This which borrows a lot of elements from the Dark souls games, but still manages to make the combat more interesting imo. Hoping they make a sequel cause i need one! Expand
  3. Mar 11, 2021
    9
    Great little game, one of the best souls like games I’ve played, but it certainly has its own identity too. It is a little on the short side,Great little game, one of the best souls like games I’ve played, but it certainly has its own identity too. It is a little on the short side, taking around 22 hours to platinum, but it has a price tag to match the length. It doesn’t take long to fully upgrade your shell/weapon but every enemy can kill you quickly if you take your eye off the ball.
    Could do with more weapons and more shells but I’m excited to see what happens with this franchise next! For £30 it’s an essential for any souls game fan.
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  4. Mar 25, 2022
    7
    The ability to turn to stone is quite unique and its like a parry or something and quite satisfying to do. the game is not bad but not thatThe ability to turn to stone is quite unique and its like a parry or something and quite satisfying to do. the game is not bad but not that good either. story is quite forgettable but you play this kind of game not because of the story but the gameplay. I like this game because of the combat. Some weapons are quite hard to use. It's an okay game probably not at full price. Expand
  5. Dec 21, 2021
    6
    Press ○+R2 to beat the whole game. Not sure what else to say just hitting min char.
  6. Mar 28, 2021
    3
    Way too clunky to recommend. Absolute chore of a game. Don't fall for saying that you'll like it if you liked Dark Souls - replaying any ofWay too clunky to recommend. Absolute chore of a game. Don't fall for saying that you'll like it if you liked Dark Souls - replaying any of the DS is way more fun than playing this. Expand
  7. Dec 9, 2021
    0
    FPS locked behind an "enhanced edition" paywall. I bought ps plus and cannot play the game unless I pay second time for something I alreadyFPS locked behind an "enhanced edition" paywall. I bought ps plus and cannot play the game unless I pay second time for something I already "bought". Shame on you Expand

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