Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
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  1. Feb 12, 2021
    The ultimate Nioh Collection. It includes tons of content and the graphical overhaul is impressive.
  2. 100
    If you hadn't played the Nioh games previously - perhaps concerned over their difficulty - then don't let it miss you the second time. They are difficult, but that was essential in setting the desperate, nightmare tone and atmosphere. One other key takeaway that I've had from replaying both games for the remaster is this: what nearly made me quit the first time around has become comfortable now. The learning curve is glacially slow, but you do actually "learn" how to play these games, and there's a real sense of reward that comes from pushing through. Now, if you have played these title already, the upgrade isn't anything to write home about but, then again, perhaps you just want two brilliant games on your PlayStation 5. It's not like either Nioh is going to age poorly; you're going to want to revisit them at some point. You may as well play the best version.
  3. Feb 4, 2021
    For PS5 owners who have yet to take a chance on the Nioh series, The Nioh Collection is a must-have, providing they’re up for a challenge. Nioh Remastered – The Complete Edition and Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition, both also available separately, are expertly-crafted games that are hard to pick fault with. Across both titles there’s literally hundreds of hours of adventuring to be done, and thanks to leveraging the power of the PS5 the action has never looked or played better. It’s those with TVs capable of high frame rates that will get the most out of it though; these games really display the benefit of 120fps.
  4. Feb 9, 2021
    The Nioh Collection as a whole is an amazing experience for those who crave a massive, steep, yet incredibly rewarding RPG challenge.
  5. Feb 23, 2021
    First time you're hearing about The Nioh Collection? It's a great pick up for your PS5 and one of the best franchises of the last generation! But if you've been grinding away on the PS4 version? Maybe wait for a sale.
  6. Feb 22, 2021
    In the end, I enjoyed myself most when I stopped comparing Nioh to Souls games and appreciated it for what it is. Nioh has fast-paced, challenging combat with a deep loot and upgrade system. With well-designed levels and a ton of content, it's easy to sink a lot of time into this visit to Sengoku era Japan.
  7. Feb 19, 2021
    If you already played both games, there’s no reason to do it again. But if you’re a new player, this is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in a stricken feudal Japan.
  8. Feb 16, 2021
    The remastered versions of NIOH and NIOH 2 are outstanding. Visually they are nearly equal to each other and both still maintain the core enjoyment of the series, which is dying over and over again while slowly but surely progressing. Of course, those deaths are in 4K with a high frame rate via PlayStation 5, which makes the experience far more entertaining.
  9. 90
    The Nioh Collection is an absurdly good value proposition: two fantastic titles with a staggering amount of content and a stellar battle system make these some of the best action games available.
  10. Feb 14, 2021
    Two fantastic games from the last generation get a makeover, leaning into the substantial muscle of the PS5 to deliver a stunning new experience at the dawn of a new console generation
  11. Feb 12, 2021
    The Nioh Collection brings two of the most satisfying last-gen games to next-gen, offering improvements both new and returning players are sure to love. If you’re looking for a new game to beat you into submission before you learn its secrets, and you want to play the best version of it, pick up the Nioh Collection. It will hurt, but you’ll get so much more in return.
  12. Feb 12, 2021
    Nioh won’t go easy on you, but if you’re up to the test, you’ll find an incredible amount of rich and rewarding content. With the PlayStation 5 Nioh Remastered Collection introducing both 4K and 120fps modes, beautifully rendering the mystical worlds onto your screens, the two Nioh titles remain some of the most gratifying character action games on the market.
  13. Feb 10, 2021
    The Nioh Collection does come at a premium asking price, but for your $69.99 you’ll pick up a pair of games with easily over 150 hours of gameplay, with brand new visual modes to make it look its very best. Granted, this is a Team Ninja game so you can expect that it will punish you for each and every inch of ground you gain, but when you do succeed it makes it all the more sweet.
  14. 90
    Barely changed from the original PS4 versions but that doesn’t change the fact that these are two of the best Dark Souls inspired action role-players of the previous generation.
  15. 90
    On PS5, The Nioh Collection offers the refined gameplay that allowed Nioh 1 & 2 to distinguish themselves within the soulslike genre, but with the added perks of 4K resolution, 120 fps and quick loading times. The DualSense’s haptic feedback also reacts to some of our inputs, but the feeling is that more could have been done. Nevertheless, the Nioh Collection is an excellent package for anyone who wants to experience Team Ninja’s take on the genre.
  16. Feb 5, 2021
    The Nioh Collection on PlayStation 5 collects two excellent and instant classics together in one well polished and tough experience that will give new console owners something to sink their teeth into for the foreseeable future, while bringing with it, technical improvements that take advantage of the more capable hardware.
  17. Feb 5, 2021
    The Nioh Collection confidently slashes through these minor oversights because it is still a definitive duo of difficult classics that play, look, and feel better than ever before. Even though its sequel is easily the superior, more varied title, both are still genre-defining action RPGs that provide so many engaging encounters that crush players to a pulp as a means to make them work for their euphoric victories. Few games can master this balance and maintain it after dozens or hundreds of hours and this collection has two such titles, doubling the amount of pain while also simultaneously doubling the amount of satisfaction.
  18. 90
    There's no getting around it, this is an astounding proposition. Bringing together two of the best action RPGs of the PlayStation 4 era with a range of eye-opening PlayStation 5 enhancements, Nioh Remastered: The Complete Collection is absolutely essential for anybody who has even the slightest interest in great action RPGs with hugely rewarding combat systems and hundreds of hours of challenging gameplay.
  19. Feb 22, 2021
    While not a new game, The Nioh Collection provides excellent value for money and literally hundreds of hours of gameplay. If you like a challenging RPG in the same vein of Demon Souls, then The Nioh Collection is a must play experience that works a treat on the PlayStation 5, including its next-gen use of Dualsense.
  20. Feb 11, 2021
    Nioh Collection offers the perfect excuse to replay the two installments of the saga with a renewed graphic quality that makes them worthy of the new generation of Sony consoles and much more enjoyable than in their original version.
  21. Feb 4, 2021
    The Nioh Collection is a worthwhile return for seasoned pros to experience optimized visuals, DLC content, or different weapons and skills. For new players, this remastered collection is absolutely the best way to experience the Nioh games. Just be aware of what demonic delights you’re signing up for!
  22. Feb 15, 2021
    Nioh Collection for PS5 is the best way to enjoy an essential series for lovers of RPG and action. Hundreds of hours of gameplay with all the content released so far, an agile, unique and demanding combat system and unique character and combat style customization possibilities.
  23. Feb 8, 2021
    Nioh Collection is a very good opportunity to start in the saga and take advantage of its technical improvements; and also to continue the adventure thanks to the possibility of importing your games. It's true that we will not take our hands to the head for its technical issues, but framerate and 4K resolution helps to offer a better experience.
  24. Feb 20, 2021
    The Nioh Collection consists of two demanding games in the so-called Soulsborne genre, a genre that in its best moments dances on a fine line between frustration and joy. The two Nioh games offer over 100 hours of just that. It is extremely difficult and frustrating, but also rewarding and fair. In this Playstation 5 incarnation, the two games are better than ever, but at the same time the jump from the original versions is not massive. If you are a fan of the genre and have not played the Nioh games before, however, this is the perfect opportunity.
  25. Feb 9, 2021
    Nioh Collection is the best way to play NIoh & Nioh 2 in early 2021. But if you have already played it, the interest is limited.
  26. Feb 8, 2021
    The Nioh Collection is the definitive way to play the series, for newcomers and veterans alike.
  27. Feb 5, 2021
    It still feels good to play Nioh again, especially when it is done on its best version ever. The content available on The Nioh Collection is mind blowing. The ability to play the game either in 4K60 or 120hz or even to enjoy PS5 visual upgrades on a regular screen with the PS5 Standard Mode brings a lot of comfort to the players, even though the engine and the level design are somewhat outdated, with aliasing and texture popping everywhere.The lack of loading screens and the use of the Dualsense are also great additions.
  28. Feb 4, 2021
    Unsurprisingly, Nioh 1 and 2 PS5 remaster is more of a Next-Gen patch. The result isn't amazingly beautiful, but it's responsive enough in 4K that we can no longer blame frame drops for our numerous deaths. If you haven't tested the license yet and are looking for a challenge, this is a good opportunity.
  29. Feb 4, 2021
    These two games land on PS5 with virtually no new features, but improving its resolution and framerate. Technical matters aside, both games are must-haves if you enjoy this type of challenge.
  30. Feb 4, 2021
    Nioh Collection does not do very well in the remaster exercise but offers such gargantuan content that substance takes precedence over form.
  31. Feb 5, 2021
    The Nioh Collection crams two great games and six story expansions into one complete, content-stuffed package. Despite its extensiveness, the lack of exclusive content or noteworthy new features make it a hard sell in its entirety. It gives Ninja Theory a good excuse to try and grab some more attention for some legitimately great games, but calling these remasters is perhaps a bit of an embellishment.
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  1. Feb 4, 2021
    Overall, therefore, the remasters of Nioh 1 and 2 boast a solid and satisfying performance profile, while not marking a clear step forward compared to the previous versions of the two titles, at least as regards the general performance of the graphics sector.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 46
  2. Negative: 9 out of 46
  1. Feb 7, 2021
    The only negative thing in this game is the story i hope they will have better writer’s in the future that can write a-good story but theThe only negative thing in this game is the story i hope they will have better writer’s in the future that can write a-good story but the game still great though Full Review »
  2. Feb 7, 2021
    The game and extra content is great, but it still looks like I am playing the PS4 version at 60fps. With some of the remasters for the newThe game and extra content is great, but it still looks like I am playing the PS4 version at 60fps. With some of the remasters for the new consoles that I have seen, I feel this could have been done better. Even in 4k the anti aliasing is terrible. But gameplay wise, it is fantastic. Maybe not not worth the big price tag though as it doesn't't feel like a new game. Full Review »
  3. Feb 16, 2021
    The game a have played the most last year. Amazing combat system, amazing enemies and lots of hours of fun. Everything that was very good inThe game a have played the most last year. Amazing combat system, amazing enemies and lots of hours of fun. Everything that was very good in the first game was improved. Full Review »