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  • Summary: Ghostrunner offers a unique single-player experience of fast-paced, violent combat, and an original setting that blends science fiction with post-apocalyptic themes. It tells a story of a world that has already ended and its inhabitants who fight to survive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 26, 2020
    85
    Ghostrunner brilliantly succeeds in combining supercharged and demanding action with equally demanding platforming phases.
  2. Nov 9, 2020
    80
    Ghostrunner will challenge you, but before long you'll be a bonafide cyborg ninja and feel cool as hell in the process.
  3. Nov 12, 2020
    80
    Ghostrunner is a game of pain and suffering. Repetition sets in. It never deterred me from hitting continue though. This marks a nice balance of forcing players to master their combat, while also intriguing them to keep going. I absolutely had a blast and cannot wait to see the upgrades on next-gen consoles. This is not a game to sleep on, just be aware it may cause nightmares.
  4. Nov 15, 2020
    75
    Ghostrunner makes us run and jump at high speed in a cyberpunk city, while avoiding enemy bullets and delivering mortal blows with our katana. It's got great environments and a satisfying overall design, but it fails in delivering the precision in movements and jumps this kind of game would need, ending up in a sometimes frustrating experience. Except for this, it's definitely a fascinating game.
  5. Nov 11, 2020
    70
    The blistering fast-paced action of Ghostrunner will almost certainly appeal to gamers looking for a fresh take on the first person platformer. However, the brutal difficulty can make sticking with it after dozens of deaths a tough pill to swallow.
  6. Nov 8, 2020
    70
    Ghostrunner’s flaws are tragic ones. With it starting so strong, the bugs, poor optimization and horrendous design choices stung more and more. If all you’re looking for is a cyberpunk distraction until CD Projekt Red’s hotly anticipated title, this may be just what you’re looking for. However, if you want a game that’s consistent and well-made throughout, you could play the first eight levels of Ghostrunner on Xbox One and pretend it ends there.
  7. Nov 9, 2020
    66
    Ghostrunner is certainly worth a look and will definitely click with those endeared by its speed and momentum, but potentially alienates those who just want a kick-ass action game to delve into. In this sense, Ghostrunner is as much a success as it is a failure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. May 5, 2021
    10
    Amazing gameplay and level design. Difficult game with many enemies. I completed the game 3 times, and never get bored.
  2. Nov 4, 2020
    10
    The best game of the year so far.
    If you like Parkour-like games (Mirror's Edge, Dying Light), and you like cyberpunk style this game is for
    The best game of the year so far.
    If you like Parkour-like games (Mirror's Edge, Dying Light), and you like cyberpunk style this game is for you.
    When you mix powerful electronic music, fast-paced action, great graphics, and design then you have a great hit.

    You die A LOT. But it is different than the Souls series. In Souls after death, you usually play some time to the next death. In Ghostrunner when you die you go backward just a few seconds, and repeating exactly the same sequence over and over again is frustrating...
    ... at the beginning, because after a few levels, it becomes challenging...
    ... and after some more time game becomes extreme satisfying!

    And the thing I have found after hours of playtime, amongst all of the above, the game is very relaxing. If you get into the flow it doesn't matter if you die or not. Smooth, fast, and gore actions construct a lot of calm inside you. And that's why it is worth to buy.

    Pros:
    - Action, action, and action!
    - Music
    - Graphics
    - Cyberpunk Design

    Cons:
    - Plot is in the background
    - One music track for one level. If you are stuck, the tune gets boring.
    - "Special" platforming levels are unnecessary.
    - When you quit the game, you lost your checkpoints and have to start the level again.
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  3. Nov 6, 2020
    10
    Jogo incrível, inovador e único. Já estou super ansioso pelas DLCs. Único ponto onde poderiam melhorar é o sistema de upgrades que achei fracoJogo incrível, inovador e único. Já estou super ansioso pelas DLCs. Único ponto onde poderiam melhorar é o sistema de upgrades que achei fraco e a história um pouco previsível, mas ainda assim o mundo do Ghostrunner é muito interessante e quero saber mais sobre ele e sobre o destino do Jack Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2020
    8
    Un juego muy entretenido y divertido que pasa inadvertido pero que te traerá varias horas de diversión, el estilo cyberpunk lo hace perfecto,Un juego muy entretenido y divertido que pasa inadvertido pero que te traerá varias horas de diversión, el estilo cyberpunk lo hace perfecto, sobretodo en estas fechas tras el retraso de Cyberpunk 2077 para ir haciendo hambre, lo recomiendo a cualquiera ya que el ágil gameplay y la fantástica sensación del juego hará las delicias de cientos de jugadores. Expand
  5. Jul 16, 2021
    8
    Gameplay : 8/10
    Design (video + audio) : 7/10
    Story : 6/10
    Technical aspects : 8/10
    Repeatability: 9/10
  6. Dec 3, 2020
    8
    This game is so much fun for its £20 price tag and you get way more than what you payed for. Combat was so much fun and is probably the bestThis game is so much fun for its £20 price tag and you get way more than what you payed for. Combat was so much fun and is probably the best part of this game, it is so satisfying and swift, clearing an area in a high speed try is so amazing and really feels cool. Each level forces you to learn and adapt, making its difficulty challenging but very fun and interesting. Enemies are fun to fight where you have to remember each enemies weapons and attacks.
    Story was okay, I feel like no one is really here for the story although it was quite good, I won't say much about it.
    Mission layout felt different every single time so going through an area of enemies did not feel repetitive or boring, *cough* doom *cough*. Learning how to get through each area, like I said before, is so much fun, making it different from mindless video games where you just walk through killing enemies and don't pay any attention to your environment.

    Now onto somethings I didn't like....
    Performance of the game on my few years old now Xbox One felt good, it was not glitchy or slow until I reached a certain area in the game. For some weird reason the frame rate kept dropping and stuttering, normally I would not think about it much but it kept causing me to die even in a boss fight. One frame I would be running normally, suddenly for the next 2 frames the game basically freezes, next frame I'm dead. I have no idea why this happened and not even sure if it was my frame rate as it felt more like lag.
    Boss fights were very "meh", they were not as deep or as thought-provoking as the main fighting areas in most of the game so they did not feel very memorable.
    I also did not feel like I could really play the game again for the collectibles but I guess we will have to see.
    Other than that I do really suggest getting this game, its cheap, longer and more fun than most triple A titles these days *another cough* Miles Morales.
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  7. Dec 24, 2020
    1
    The game most boring i’ve play. One trash, so repetitive that cause give headache. A bad gameplay if limit only just jump platform or wall andThe game most boring i’ve play. One trash, so repetitive that cause give headache. A bad gameplay if limit only just jump platform or wall and practically with the same enemies. Expand

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