Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 5, 2021
    80
    See past the low-budget looks, and you’ll find this is no shaggy dog tale. It’s a well-paced adventure that’s worth sinking your teeth (and claws) into. [Issue#185, p.85]
  2. Feb 4, 2021
    80
    One of the best AA games to release in quite some time, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood combines brutal combat, smart stealth and a well-developed lore into a 20 hour long action adventure campaign. It can get a little repetitive before the midpoint but there’s some excellent moments waiting for those that can push through to the end.
  3. Feb 4, 2021
    70
    Remarkably fluent gameplay and an enjoyable B-film atmosphere make Werewolf: The Apocalypse absolutely worth playing. There are some drawbacks though, chief among which the boring stealth levels and an annoying camera.
  4. 70
    Absolutely dated in so many ways with crusty stealth gameplay, poor visuals and uninspiring environments, yet showing glimmers of innovation that are in turn bolstered by bouts of super satisfying werewolf combat, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is the first proper guilty pleasure of the year.
  5. Feb 4, 2021
    64
    It proposes a universe and some attractive ideas, but they are not interesting enough to overlook a crude graphical performance and some really repetitive gameplay mechanics.
  6. Feb 16, 2021
    60
    Earthblood does just what it’s supposed to — the developers have done a great job of making a ‘play it your way’ action-RPG that lives up to the player’s werewolf-associated expectations. It lacks any extra spark to make it feel essential, though — sneaking and brutalizing my way through the levels was enjoyable enough, but I wasn’t at all interested in why I was doing it.
  7. Feb 5, 2021
    60
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood starts off on the right note, engaging players with the type of action I imagine werewolf fans will find exciting. It quickly runs out of puff, though, and what excitement there is to be had is spoiled by too much tedium in between. Ultimately, enthusiasts of the Apocalypse TRPG are unlikely to feel satiated by what is a rather shallow video game experience overall, which makes it difficult to recommend to those outside the hardcore fanbase.
  8. 60
    Much like the warring tribes in the board game that this title is based on, the various ideals that make up this game don't quite work together as you would hope they would. Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood tries valiantly to tell a story while getting you to think and move smart. Ultimately however, the game boils down to a technically proficient, yet repetitive button masher with minimal next gen trimmings and a sense that this game could have been a whole lot more than it is.
  9. Feb 4, 2021
    60
    Too many mechanics and a lot of them are far from being perfect, even if it has good ideas, like the variety added by the three shapes of Cahal. Needs to be more focused (and probably a bigger budget).
  10. Feb 4, 2021
    60
    Earthblood is one of those games that will keep you entertained, although pretty much everything about it is average at best.
  11. Feb 4, 2021
    60
    The power you feel upon becoming a half-man, half-wolf monstrosity in Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is its saving grace. There’s nothing else out there that offers a similar experience. Sure, it gets a bit repetitive, but you’re a freaking werewolf, capable of picking up a grown man and ripping his head clean off. Boss fights are a highlight, too, actually putting your combat skills to the test, unlike the majority of battles where soldiers are thrown into the arena like lambs to the slaughter. Like its protagonist, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood has many sides to it that are all rough around the edges, but it’s not totally devoid of charm.
  12. Feb 9, 2021
    58
    The werewolves deserve better... Cyanide cannot keep the quality level you got used to after games like the Styx franchise.
  13. Feb 4, 2021
    55
    With its too shy Immersive Sim aspect, its too limited RPG elements, its too systematic gameplay mechanics and its extremely dated technical achievement, Werewolf The Apocalypse Earthblood undoubtedly misses the mark.
  14. Feb 4, 2021
    55
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is certainly not the videogame that board game fans have always dreamed of.
  15. Feb 8, 2021
    50
    ‘Disappointed’ really is the key word for Werewolf: The Apocalypse- Earthblood. I went into it with little expectation beyond some fun shape-shifting gameplay and came away with nothing but wasted time. The constant dad rock and bloodshed might be a guilty pleasure for some people and fans of the World of Darkness may get a lot more out of exploring this world than newcomers, but the uninteresting plot and characters make that very doubtful.
  16. 50
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood has a good premise, but suffers from poor execution. If you’re looking for a game that allows you to live out the fantasy of being an overpowered werewolf and kill everyone around you in bloody fashion, Werewolf provides that, but only just. Unrewarding combat, dumber-than-a-doorknob AI, dated mechanics, and an uninspiring presentation mean that this is a tough recommendation at the launch MSRP of $49.99 US.
  17. Feb 5, 2021
    50
    If you’re looking for a mindless action game that feels like it came out 15 years ago then you should check out Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood. If you’re looking for anything new and exciting or a decent story, look elsewhere. You should be thankful I took a silver bullet playing this game for you to give you this review. Now please, let’s never talk about it again.
  18. Feb 4, 2021
    50
    With a premium license like that of the World of Darkness, it would have been legitimate to aim for higher goals. Werewolf The Apocalypse: Earthblood is instead an action game son of a time now too ancient, inaccurate in the gameplay, very lazy in the composition of the levels and very weak in the progression. The good thing is that the narrative tries to weave the plots of an environmentalist, cruel and merciless story, and that the fighting phases, at least for the first few minutes, try to convey a feeling of vigorous power. Nonetheless, the game soon begins to show all its limitations, not only due to a tight budget but also a clear lack of inspiration. In short, the wolf of Cyanide does not howl at the moon: it whines.
  19. Feb 4, 2021
    50
    Despite its B-game charms, it is difficult to recommend Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood outright. Many of its elements feel somewhat incomplete or lacking. Even the competency of the combat only works on a surface level and is unlikely to keep people coming back for more. Still, there is some joy to be had here, even if some of it is unintentional. There may not be a gripping story or numerous engaging gameplay systems, but with the right state of mind there’s a decent, mindless weekend brawl to be had.
  20. Feb 4, 2021
    50
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood feels like it had the potential to be really good, but even though the combat is very satisfying, the drab interludes and disappointing stealth meant I spent a lot of the time asking when the game was going to be over. To me, that speaks volumes.
  21. Feb 4, 2021
    50
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood has potential, but is little more than a C-tier experience that's unlikely to stick in anyone's memory for long.
  22. Feb 4, 2021
    50
    You can see Cyanide Studios had good ideas for Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood, so it is a shame to see that potential wasted. Tearing through enemies is undeniably satisfying and Earthblood’s stealth mechanics feel rewarding but with poor visuals, a short campaign, and disappointing story, you can’t ignore these pressing flaws. Cyanide has faithfully integrated Werewolf’s lore here – even if that is a little bare – so tabletop series fans will likely enjoy it, but anyone else would best approach with caution.
  23. Feb 4, 2021
    50
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood isn't a terrible game, but it's most likely not one that's going to stick with you long after the credits roll. It's mindless and repetitive, but if you're a fan of World of Darkness and feel like channeling your inner wolfman for the weekend, it just might scratch that primal itch. However, if you're on the hunt for an action-RPG with some meat on its bones, you're much better off sinking your claws into something else.
  24. Feb 19, 2021
    40
    The concept of being a werewolf, combined with the lore of the original tabletop RPG from White Wolf, is the perfect recipe to create a unique game. Unfortunately, what we got with Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is a mediocre game at best.
  25. Feb 4, 2021
    40
    Playing as a Werewolf should be fun and exciting, simple as that. Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood doesn’t come close to offering that. Between the dull and laborious Human and Wolf gameplay and the lackluster Werewolf gameplay, it’s difficult to recommend Earthblood to anyone. Above story and visuals, gameplay for this type of game should be king. Instead, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood ends up being too sheepish.
  26. Feb 4, 2021
    35
    An Action-RPG set in a gothic-fantasy-punk universe starring werewolves that tackles contemporary themes such as ecology was appealing, but Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood fails everything it does. Both technically and playfully, Cyanide's game is a real disappointment. The adventure is repetitive, the gameplay uninspired, the narrative reduced to its simplest form, and the execution antiquated. Only the soundtrack and the clashes between lycanthropes save this once-mythical creature from complete sinking.
  27. Feb 4, 2021
    30
    Earthblood, then, has the essential components to be a righteous, fast-paced action game. Which makes it all the more unfortunate that it undermines itself with cumbersome stealth mechanics, especially on higher difficulty levels.
  28. Feb 22, 2021
    20
    In theory, the story lends itself to a lot of nuance, but there are hardly any moral choices in the game. It makes your actions feel rather pointless and the game seems one long rollercoaster full of battles. If those fights were nice, we wouldn't have minded at all. But they're not.
  29. Mar 1, 2021
    16
    The sorta-good news about Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is that it might just be one of those games that’s so laughably bad and over-the-top stupid that it’s almost, kind of, in a way…fun. I wouldn’t ever suggest paying full price for this game. I wouldn’t even suggest buying it unless it’s down to well, well, well below $10 (or maybe even under $5). But if you can get it for, say, two or three dollars? Then the laughs you’ll get out of all of this nonsense might just be worth it.
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  1. Feb 4, 2021
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood fails to adapt his work to the video game as it would have been desirable. It is a title that to some extent is enjoyable and its limited duration of no more than 8-10 hours is a good endorsement if you are interested in giving it a try. However, you should not expect too much from its stealth system, the enemy AI is too scarce and the combats end up being repetitive and not very precise in its execution. On the positive side, I am left with the transformations in lupus or Crinos, especially the latter, as well as with the moments in which the program seems to want to do something different. I think that the lack of definition due to a specific style of play is what has ended up weighing down a title than I expected a bit more. [Not recommended]
  2. Feb 4, 2021
    Fun at times but also scruffy and repetitive, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood lacks a bit of bite.
User Score
3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 18 out of 27
  1. Feb 6, 2021
    4
    Game developers have a hard time in the Corona era. This game is also a child of this time and you can see it everywhere.
    It feels like a
    Game developers have a hard time in the Corona era. This game is also a child of this time and you can see it everywhere.
    It feels like a pimped PS3 game. But that's a Series S / X that we have today.
    You could get over that if you didn't have to pay 50 € for it. Make it cheaper otherwise nobody will buy it anymore.
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  2. Feb 6, 2021
    2
    Was so disappointed in the visuals of this game, especially since I got it for next gen consoles. Just wow, looks like a PS3 and Xbox 360 eraWas so disappointed in the visuals of this game, especially since I got it for next gen consoles. Just wow, looks like a PS3 and Xbox 360 era game. Story is OK at best and combat can be fun but definitely gets boring after about an hour or two in. Bargain bin buy is my best recommendation if you like werewolves but besides that I’d stay away. Full Review »
  3. Feb 5, 2021
    4
    Did not know what to make of this game at first ,quality was a mixed bag.. But as soon as you meet the jenky wooden Npcs that arent even up toDid not know what to make of this game at first ,quality was a mixed bag.. But as soon as you meet the jenky wooden Npcs that arent even up to PS2 standards of animation, it is clear.. This game is low buget , low tallent and low expectations.. Everthing visual and audible is so below par, you have to wonder why they bothered making this game.. It embaressing. Ocasionally a budget game can be saved with really fun gameplay.. And the combat here is damn fun, but still low quality.. Unless your jonesing for some hardcore Were wolf violence pass on this.. Skill tree is competant and action is some fun, but the laziness and lack of tallent screams the whole time your playing Full Review »