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  • Summary: In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity's past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society ofIn the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity's past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in Code Vein. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 12, 2019
    82
    Code Vein gets many of the souls-like genre tropes mixing them with a more accessible and forgiving gameplay, a charming manga-like artistic design and great depth in character customization, resulting in a very enjoyable action-RPG despite some technical and difficulty balancement flaws.
  2. Oct 4, 2019
    80
    A fantastic story arc, lots of replay value, and with tons of things to find and explore, Code Vein ticks a lot of boxes. If the camera was right, and parrying worked better then it would be a near-perfect score, but these small annoyances just stop it from reaching those heights.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 13, 2019
    80
    A cool, stylish vamp that, if you can allow for its imperfections, definitely has bite. [Issue#183, p.81]
  4. Oct 10, 2019
    78
    Code Vein gives us a good JRPG of those who do not often get to Xbox One. The game is a great proposal similar to the Souls' formula but with enough differences to attract us to your purchase knowing that then the game has its own personality.
  5. Oct 7, 2019
    77
    Code Vein is a pretty strong entry into the genre and it’s always refreshing to see new IP. While it has a few (mostly patchable) drawbacks, Code Vein is one I would recommend with just a little bit of hesitation.
  6. Oct 14, 2019
    72
    This sometimes convoluted action RPG won't be for everyone. Still, Code Vein should draw in anime fans looking for a gripping, challenging gaming experience. Souls fans should enjoy this too, assuming they're seeking combat that's a tad less stressful, with additional colorful twists to the old formula.
  7. Sep 26, 2019
    55
    It’s a shame that Code Vein doesn’t achieve what it’s trying to do with its very cool class system. With its skimpy environments and dated visuals, Code Vein as a nice gameplay but it never really shines.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    It's not every day that Bandai Namco actually releases an anime game of this quality, but Code Vein knocked it out of the park for me.
  2. Sep 28, 2019
    10
    A creative and splendid experience.the characters are have depth and environment is beautiful.grinding and playing around with code isA creative and splendid experience.the characters are have depth and environment is beautiful.grinding and playing around with code is fun.this company has a fan. Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2019
    10
    This game is great and one the Xbox One X it is absolutely stunning. The picture is very sharp and the aesthetic overall are a step up on theThis game is great and one the Xbox One X it is absolutely stunning. The picture is very sharp and the aesthetic overall are a step up on the competition. Its a souls like in Anime form , with dozens of new tricks and a cool vampire story.. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2019
    9
    Delivers a fun souls-like experience that isn’t as difficult as any of the dark souls games. Character creation is near perfect but ratherDelivers a fun souls-like experience that isn’t as difficult as any of the dark souls games. Character creation is near perfect but rather limited, the story is interesting, the characters are good and the combat is fun. Side quests seem lackluster and given by pathetic NPCs at first but they’re actually lackluster and given by pathetic people with personality, motivations and a story of their own which really makes them feel realistic but doesn’t make them any less pathetic as people. Expand
  5. Sep 27, 2019
    8
    Game runs great on the Xbox one X. Plays pretty much just like any "Souls" like game, and is mildly difficult. The Character creator is insaneGame runs great on the Xbox one X. Plays pretty much just like any "Souls" like game, and is mildly difficult. The Character creator is insane so many choices, can be played coop with a friend if you have such a thing... Expand
  6. Sep 27, 2019
    7
    This is a solid game. Not quite Dark Souls, but close enough, and does enough things differently to justify a play through. The story isThis is a solid game. Not quite Dark Souls, but close enough, and does enough things differently to justify a play through. The story is very anime, so if that's your jam, you'll probably dig it. As for performance, I haven't run into any issues on a One X, no crashes or frame choppiness.

    TL;DR It's not gonna win game of the year or anything, but it's pretty good.
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  7. Sep 28, 2019
    0
    It is a weird game with soulsborne like capabilities i wish i could say more but it left me empty

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