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Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 35 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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  1. Mar 10, 2021
    100
    Even if it’s not loaded with extra stuff, Nioh Collection still has what’s important: the best versions of two of the best games of recent years, with the improved performance and extra graphical polish to really let Nioh and Nioh 2 shine their brightest. The obvious appeal here is for people who haven’t played a Nioh game before, but even if you have, Nioh Collection‘s improvements make it a great way to revisit them. And maybe, if you’re anything like me, it might even just let you find some new appreciation for what makes Nioh brilliant.
  2. Feb 12, 2021
    100
    The ultimate Nioh Collection. It includes tons of content and the graphical overhaul is impressive.
  3. 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.
  4. Feb 4, 2021
    100
    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.
  5. Feb 9, 2021
    95
    The Nioh Collection as a whole is an amazing experience for those who crave a massive, steep, yet incredibly rewarding RPG challenge.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 8, 2021
    90
    Two of the best in the genre are running better than ever natively on PS5. While not startlingly novel, if you missed out before, you’re in for a treat. [Issue#186, p.94]
  7. Feb 23, 2021
    90
    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.
  8. Feb 22, 2021
    90
    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.
  9. Feb 19, 2021
    90
    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.
  10. Feb 16, 2021
    90
    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.
  11. 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.
  12. Feb 14, 2021
    90
    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
  13. Feb 12, 2021
    90
    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.
  14. Feb 12, 2021
    90
    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.
  15. Feb 10, 2021
    90
    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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Feb 5, 2021
    90
    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.
  19. Feb 5, 2021
    90
    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.
  20. 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.
  21. Feb 22, 2021
    88
    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.
  22. Feb 11, 2021
    88
    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.
  23. Feb 4, 2021
    88
    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!
  24. Feb 15, 2021
    85
    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.
  25. Mar 3, 2021
    83
    Overall Nioh and its sequel are a worthy additions to the Soulslike genre, both games are fun and incredibly challenging and the Yokai look every bit the part of a Japanese demon. The biggest issue with this collection is the popup on the original Nioh, though aside from this it is a good collection. Also if you already own Nioh on the PS4, make sure you are playing the PS5 version by clicking on the options button and selecting the PS5 version (the first time I launched Nioh on PS5, I was playing the PS4 version). Also, of note, if you have the PS4 version of Nioh 2, you can upgrade that to the PS5 version for free, but the original game you will have to purchase in order to get the remastered edition.
  26. Feb 8, 2021
    82
    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.
  27. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2021
    80
    The Nioh Collection brings two bright stars of the Soulslike constellation to PS5, slightly improved and accompanied by six DLCs. I found the first Nioh very satisfying, addictive and immensely fun as a whole, but the sequel turned out to be a chore because its absurd difficulty level was too much for me. [05/2021, p.28]
  28. Mar 7, 2021
    80
    The collection for the PlayStation 5 is the perfect gift for Hidetaki Miyazaki's fans, who are waiting for an Elden Ring by FromSoftware right now.
  29. Feb 20, 2021
    80
    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.
  30. Feb 9, 2021
    80
    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.
  31. Feb 8, 2021
    80
    The Nioh Collection is the definitive way to play the series, for newcomers and veterans alike.
  32. Feb 5, 2021
    80
    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.
  33. Feb 4, 2021
    80
    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.
  34. Feb 4, 2021
    80
    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.
  35. Feb 4, 2021
    75
    Nioh Collection does not do very well in the remaster exercise but offers such gargantuan content that substance takes precedence over form.
  36. Feb 5, 2021
    70
    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
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 97
  2. Negative: 13 out of 97
  1. Feb 7, 2021
    10
    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. May 17, 2021
    10
    The Nioh Colletion is a better HD collection than what Capcom did with the Devil May Cry HD collection where they ported PS2 graphics to PS3The Nioh Colletion is a better HD collection than what Capcom did with the Devil May Cry HD collection where they ported PS2 graphics to PS3 and than PS4 and than the only thing Capcom added with Devil may Cry HD collection on ps4 was 1080p resolution and 60fps The Nioh Collection Remaster however team ninja actually put in some work and improved graphics lighting shadows LOD texutre assets not just resolution and framerate the increase in graphic fidelity it's not night and day different than the ps4 pro version but you can definitely notice the difference and just an all over all more polished experience that looks and plays fantastic on the PS5 the 120fps mode in nioh 2 needs patching to improve performance and there is more bugs in nioh 2 than in nioh 1 in general but team ninja patch the game often for Nioh 1 i suggest playing in the 120fps mode because it's pefect if your TV supports it if not both standard mode and native 4k are great if you want higher fidelity go with standard if you want native 4k resolution go with the 4k mode in Nioh 2 i suggest the standard mode it's just 200 pixels lower than the native 4k mode but it has the best visual impact and its still 60fps remember this is not a remake like demon's souls where everything has been reworked from the ground up this is a remaster so keep your expectations in check and you will not be disappointed they could have gave us only framerate and resolution and just leave it at that but they chose to improve the graphics as well from the ps4 pro version so i am very grateful to team ninja personally i prefer the second game more than the first the first game had repetitve enemies until you hit the DLC's than you get to fight newer Yokai enemies and a lot of the bosses are humanoid in the first game so in a demon slayer samurai game like nioh i do expect to fight more demons than samurais the music was not that great in the first game its not bad by any stretch but not something that will grab you like in devil may cry 5 bury the light or devil trigger soundtracks many people say the first game is harder but honestly that's not the case the second game is harder the first game had the living weapon in the first game made you absolutely broken if you know how to abuse living weapon you become a monster which thankfully they replaced with a different transformation mechanic with yokai shift and anima in the second game the story was like a dream in the second it caught my attention more than the first game the one area both games are lacking is the omnyo tree they could have added more fantasy and crazy magic other than just talismans and buffs there is a few cool looking spells but nothing that impressive the ninja tree actually has some naruto shippudden jutsu spells which is really cool they should have doubled down on that i just wished there was more yokai shifts in the second game because you only have brute phantom and feral and once you get used to them and how to play them than the variety starts to be limited there but thankfully the anima yokai skills make things fresh i have only played 1 mission of the first DLC in the first game so i haven't played the 3 DLC in both games so this is my review of the core of both games i'm sure the DLC makes the games even better and more complete from what i played the first mission in the first game of the first DLC some yokai enemies made a return from the Nioh 1 first DLC in nioh 2 overall the story and character progression actors was fantastic in the first game now that the game is polished on PS5 the graphics look good and not outdated the combat gameplay has always been the strong suit of nioh and it's phenomenal so much guardian spiirts to chose and different variety builds you can make the first game has so much replayability when you finish the game for the first time that's when it starts multiple difficulties higher tier rarirty weapons the abyss but the first time you play it's always a joy and after that the grinding doesn't feel repetitive in the second game team ninja took everything to another level increasing enemy variety more Yokai bosses than human bosses they made the story more interesting they brought back beloved characters they made the music a lot better they added more weapons and the yokai abilities are awesome which makes the game feel more fresh everyone that thought this is gonna be a nioh 1.5 was wrong it feels like a full sequal to nioh 1 they just played it safe both games are 10/10 if your looking for a bloodborne souls like experience this is even better this franchise has become more dear to me than the soul series with great characters fantastic story one of the best combat system in action games Japanese culture from which you can learn something two fantastic games which are more difficult than the soul series but are rewarding if you have the patience to learn and keep playing you can play thousands of hours solo or with friends or with randoms and have a blast Full Review »
  3. Feb 7, 2021
    6
    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 »