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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: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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. 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]
  3. Oct 15, 2019
    80
    At times, Code Vein can be stressing as you can’t cut much slack until you have gained not only level-ups to strengthen your character but also personal confidence to challenge everything the game throws at you. While it sometimes too obediently follows conventions of Souls-likes, its generous framework and character-centric exposition bring the game its own kind of unique personality.
  4. 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.
  5. Nov 20, 2019
    75
    The overall controls are your basic Dark Souls setup - strong and weak attacks, dodge, abilities and a parry. If you're a fan of Dark Souls, you're not guaranteed to like Code Vein, but you will immediately fall right into its gameplay since it's nearly the same. Code Vein focuses more on narrative through cutscenes compared to Dark Souls hidden lore among the items that you find. Code Vein is quite enjoyable if you're in the mood for a good story mixed with some decent Dark Souls gameplay. I had a lot of fun with it despite its problems.
  6. Nov 2, 2019
    73
    Although I enjoyed my time with Code Vein, it could definitely use some work to live up to its genre contemporaries. With that said, if you're a fan of action RPGs then you'll find a lot to sink your vampiric teeth into here.
  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: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. Dec 20, 2019
    10
    I am not into MMORPGs or RPGs but this game is fantastic. I have been addicted to it. I have always been a Anime fan and it's like creatingI am not into MMORPGs or RPGs but this game is fantastic. I have been addicted to it. I have always been a Anime fan and it's like creating and watching a custom anime. It's awesome. Targetting is a little annoying but I love the game. Expand
  2. Oct 25, 2019
    10
    I was skeptical about this game at first after seeing all the reviews about it. However, after playing the actual game I realized that all theI was skeptical about this game at first after seeing all the reviews about it. However, after playing the actual game I realized that all the reviews I had seen were completely lies or nitpicking small aspects of the game. IGN claimed there is no multiplayer when it’s definitely there and easy to use. Some reviewers were complaining about its anime looks and the look of women in the game. While I understand why someone would complain about that I don’t think that the game should get a lower score because of it. Those things are personal preference, if someone wants to play a souls like game with anime looks then let them do so. I’ve heard some people even complain about the games realism which is ridiculous considering this is a game where you play as a Vampire who can manifest claws, tails, hounds etc. For my actual opinion on the game, I thought it was brilliant. The soundtrack is especially great, the story kept me invested to the end, the character creator was absolutely incredible with its many options, the ending was satisfying. I could go on and on about the games positives but I’ll say that the sound design in the game never gave any weight behind my attacks and it made me want to play more aggressively despite my draining stamina. If you’re thinking about buying this game I’d say consider if you want to play an anime souls like or if you’d rather spend your money on something else. I personally can not recommend this game enough. 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. Dec 19, 2019
    9
    Runs perfectly on my Xbox One X, even during some big fights with bosses or heaps of enemies i never felt that it slowed down to a chug. EvenRuns perfectly on my Xbox One X, even during some big fights with bosses or heaps of enemies i never felt that it slowed down to a chug. Even if it didn't run as well i'd argue that the gameplay and story are worth. Its fun, The blood codes and weapons allow for some great builds that can make you are powerhouse in melee or spells or you can try for a jaco of all trades build. The character customisation is probably one of the best made this generation and huge plus is the option to change your character completely mid-game you can go from being a edgy vamp boi to waifu whenever you stop by the home base. I'd honestly say to new players thinking if they want the season pass or not maybe finish the game first and then look up and see what has been annouced in the upcoming DLC since the DLC is somewhat spoiler-ish to the ending, at least i think it is. Not to sound like a complete scrub but i found code vein to be quite a lot easier than Dark souls, since the 2 are compared quite frequently. The best point for last my dudes, anime tiddies galore, all the waifu you can handle 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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