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  • Summary: An action-RPG with a strong emphasis on fast-paced combat. SteelRising is set in an alternate timeline based on the French Revolution of 1789. To tame the flames of revolution igniting Paris, King Louis XVI unleashes a deadly army of clockwork robots on the people. You are Aegis, aAn action-RPG with a strong emphasis on fast-paced combat. SteelRising is set in an alternate timeline based on the French Revolution of 1789. To tame the flames of revolution igniting Paris, King Louis XVI unleashes a deadly army of clockwork robots on the people. You are Aegis, a mysterious automaton, bodyguard to Queen Marie-Antoinette, and the Revolution’s last hope against a king gone mad. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 54
  2. Negative: 2 out of 54
  1. 100
    Steelrising sits right up there with the original Nioh as my favourite example of a Soulslike made outside of From Software. The spectacular alternative history backdrop is a delightful way of getting people interested in the events and people of the French Revolution, and that’s backed with some of the most enjoyable and distinctive level and environment design that we’ve seen from the genre to date. Of course, it’s not Elden Ring, and was never going to hit that level of polish or scope, however, it also wasn’t trying to. It’s very comparable to the likes of Nioh, and the sheer thought that went into making every building block within it relate to its themes and artistic vision makes it a compelling and thoughtful entry into an increasingly over-crowded genre.
  2. Sep 7, 2022
    83
    While I hesitate to use the phrase ‘hidden gem’ before a game has even launched, I will say that Steelrising is a pleasant surprise, an engaging riff on a genre that increasingly feels to have run its course even as it gets reinvented by its originator. While this may seem a trite statement when compared to the bombastic praise which often accompanies a game's launch (and wouldn’t see me quoted on a box), Steelrising is a game I have thoroughly enjoyed playing and hope to see more of from Spiders in the future.
  3. Sep 7, 2022
    80
    Steelrising's Parisian setting and tireless robotic enemies help it to stand out from the growing Soulslike crowd, though its mechanical heart still ticks with the same carefully crafted and unforgiving style of combat. If you want a Soulslike with a bit of a difference, or maybe one that's got an assist mode to help ease you into the genre, Steelrising is well worth considering.
  4. Sep 7, 2022
    70
    Steelrising is Spiders Studio's best game to date, but one too many bugs and tech issues hold it back from greatness. Its combat system remains engaging and enjoyable throughout, and the unique, mechanical take on the French Revolution means it'll live longer in the memory than previous FromSoftware tributes. It's one for the genre fanatics for now, but six months down the line, Steelrising may be in tip-top shape. It's more than worth playing at that point.
  5. Sep 19, 2022
    70
    Steelrising is an interesting take on the soulslike formula. Exploring the French Revolution in the body of an automat is definitely something that I never thought I’d enjoy. However, while things look promising on paper, the execution is quite poor. Although I did enjoy the combat and level design, I can’t get past many of all the technical issues the game still has on PlayStation 5. Even after two patches, the game still crashes after a few hours and there’s nothing you can do. There are a few other minor bugs present that don’t really take away from the experience, but it does make it clear that Steelrising needed more polish before release.
  6. Sep 7, 2022
    70
    All the trailers predicted a great Souls-like, lifted by its revolutionary, fantastic, historical and original universe. But Steelrising just misses the point. Some more or less annoying bugs, the incomprehensible absence of French voices (it's a french game), and the fact of leaving after Elden Ring harm a game that deserved to be a little more polished and ambitious.
  7. Sep 6, 2022
    40
    If you've played a game bySpiders, Steelrising is the same story. It's a game with lofty ambitions, aiming to compete with the best in the genre, but ultimately lacking the resources and polish to pull it off. I admire a studio stretching to push beyond its perceived ability, but working within limitations is crucial. If this is a path Spiders is truly committed to taking, I hope it can find its footing in its next project. The studio has loads of promise with its RPG experience and its ability to lay solid groundwork for action combat. But Steelrising feels more like a prototype than what the studio is truly capable of.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. Sep 11, 2022
    10
    Did the critics play a different game? Because I can't explain all those low scores. The Steelrising I played is gorgeous, beautiful, amusing,Did the critics play a different game? Because I can't explain all those low scores. The Steelrising I played is gorgeous, beautiful, amusing, engaging and can't stop playing it. Biggest surprise in 2022 gaming releases Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2022
    10
    One of the best game i ever played ,, highly recommended . the idea, story , and the gameplay is very enjoyable, why the critics gave it lowOne of the best game i ever played ,, highly recommended . the idea, story , and the gameplay is very enjoyable, why the critics gave it low score? Is the high score exclusive for specific game from specific studios? Expand
  3. Sep 15, 2022
    10
    Long, complex and full of secrets. Steelrising is everything we were asking for with very few problems to solve. Weapon arts allow stylish andLong, complex and full of secrets. Steelrising is everything we were asking for with very few problems to solve. Weapon arts allow stylish and versatile new moves without tarnishing the purity of the combat system. Old revolutionary french-inspiring locations provide visually stunning arenas for rigorous exploration and fierce face-offs with hosts of deadly enemies and even deadlier bosses. While not all the risky changes land as neatly as others, Steelrising is a powerful journey and I strongly recommend you to play it as you won't regret Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2022
    9
    I’m loving this game so far. It’s fun. That’s what I want to play. Fun games. No more chores.
  5. Sep 10, 2022
    9
    Inspiré des souls mais avec sa propre personnalité, le jeu est vraiment sympa avec une atmosphère bien à elle dans un Paris historique. JeInspiré des souls mais avec sa propre personnalité, le jeu est vraiment sympa avec une atmosphère bien à elle dans un Paris historique. Je recommande vraiment :) Expand
  6. Sep 18, 2022
    8
    Surprise hit for 2022, not the most polished game but very much enjoyed the unique setting and character(s). The gameplay is fast and mostlySurprise hit for 2022, not the most polished game but very much enjoyed the unique setting and character(s). The gameplay is fast and mostly responsive, I do think the game is "easier" than most soul-like games but that's completely fine as it has Metroidvania and RPG elements. Took me around 25-30 hours to complete doing almost all side content. The level design was done well and environments look great - weapon variety is solid. The main character is great, definitely worth the buy Expand
  7. Sep 29, 2022
    0
    there's nothing to talk about this is just a meh and very generic game if paired with several other soulslikes soon let's see if the otherthere's nothing to talk about this is just a meh and very generic game if paired with several other soulslikes soon let's see if the other soulslikes coming in the future are better than this **** Expand

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