Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. May 7, 2021
    95
    NieR Replicant ver. 122474487139... is a true masterpiece. Toylogic has managed to polish all the areas in which the original title failed, offering this time a practically rounded product, putting the cherry on top of a splendid story and a soundtrack that, for sure, we will listen to outside of the game.
  2. May 15, 2021
    90
    For someone who plays videogames just to have fun, Nier Replicant can be a brutal experience with its slogging pacing and busy work questing design. Behind all that rubble there is an amazing cast of characters that perform in an incredible emotional story, full of great conceptual themes that stick in your heart and mind days after the finale.
  3. Apr 22, 2021
    90
    The NieR Replicant remake is an excellent action RPG with one of the best game stories ever and updated combat, but it's not without a few problems.
  4. May 11, 2021
    86
    Neither Remaster nor Remake, NieR Replicant has a new version that updates it, in part, to this new decade. And it's wonderful.
  5. May 28, 2021
    85
    Calling NieR Replicant the best "Remaster" I've played would be weird considering the fact that I haven't played the original. But, Yoko Taro managed to take a 10 year old game and bring it to current-gen consoled almost flawlessly, and that is all there is to say.
  6. Apr 22, 2021
    85
    NieR Replicant ver.1.22 remains a unique experience and it is nice to find familiar faces under the aegis of a successful graphic facelift.
  7. May 10, 2021
    80
    NeiR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is an improved remake of an okay game. The changes that have been actioned are impressive and they in turn make the experience all so much better. Just be aware that many of the basic elements that held back the original are still present.
  8. May 4, 2021
    80
    A great game to discover (or rediscover) Yoko Taro's world and the atmosphere of the NieR series. The remake work is not among the best and certainly some choices are questionable, such as keeping the tedious fetch quests, but it remains an exciting and valuable epic and that's why it's a recommended game to play.
  9. Apr 22, 2021
    80
    Improved visuals and smoothed out combat go a long way in Nier's update, but it's the story that's the star of the show.
  10. Apr 22, 2021
    70
    A welcome revamp to a more than decade-old cult classic, NieR Replicant ver.122474487139... will be equally inviting to Automata fans, NieR veterans, and newcomers alike. Only a lack of variety, a lightweight combat challenge, and disappointing boss encounters put a downer on proceedings.
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  1. Jun 8, 2021
    “A sublime game sublimated.” Nier Replicant ver.1.22444487139… is a playful work of art, a fascinating journey driven by one of the most beautiful OST ever made for a video game. This is the perfect opportunity for all players who missed this experience in 2010 to discover it sublimated by a sensible but respectful remake of the original material. Nier Replicant ver.1.22444487139… has a real depth and soul to it, a singular identity like its little brother Nier Automata. Our best recommendation would be to embark in this universe, immerse yourself in its superb music and with a little luck, if the game manages to sell well, Taro Yoko hinted that it would not be impossible to see the Gestalt version happen as an extra DLC. Yet, do not await this hypothetical future and go with your guts as soon as possible.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 76
  2. Negative: 12 out of 76
  1. Apr 26, 2021
    10
    Awesome game. Ty squaresoft. ................................................
  2. Apr 26, 2021
    10
    Amazing game. Music is awesome, character design is awesome, story is amazing.
    Just wish they could have reduced the number of quests, there
    Amazing game. Music is awesome, character design is awesome, story is amazing.
    Just wish they could have reduced the number of quests, there are a lot of pointless quests in the game.
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  3. Apr 26, 2021
    10
    I went into this after getting hooked on nier: automata. It is an amazing experience that I'd recommend to anyone, whether they like gameplay,I went into this after getting hooked on nier: automata. It is an amazing experience that I'd recommend to anyone, whether they like gameplay, story or both. 10/10 Full Review »