Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 20, 2022
    Get busy unlocking new powers, blinking in behind bad guys, stabbing and shooting and skulking around, scouring environments for clues, choosing which lead to follow next as you push and pull and probe every corner, every wrinkle of this labyrinthian puzzle box. And it's on Game Pass too? You're spoiling us, Microsoft.
  2. Sep 26, 2022
    Deathloop is a brilliant and unique game. It feels like a product where Arkane has used all of their learning and added to their talent to make wonderful games. There are many aspects that we can highlight: the story, the dialogues and the universe they have created are mixed with a fun gameplay, a great performance and a quite impressive level design. The game's multiplayer mode was the one I enjoyed the least but it's an option that some will be able to take better advantage of.
  3. Sep 20, 2022
    Deathloop is the best game Arkane has ever made, which is saying something. It is a brilliant culmination of their learnings over the years, and I absolutely love it. World-class writing, world-building, and story are matched with fun gameplay, great performance, and one of the smartest game worlds I’ve ever seen.
  4. Sep 30, 2022
    One of the best games of 2021 for PS5… is easily one of the best for Xbox in 2022. Outstanding work of Arkane Studios.
  5. Sep 22, 2022
    Deathloop remains Arkane’s best work, and it’s fantastic that Xbox players can finally get in on Cole’s deadly groundhog day. Its unique structure and sheer scope, coupled with the signature Arkane gameplay that has been polished to within an inch of its life, feels like the work of a developer finally fully realizing a vision that began many years ago with the original Dishonored.
  6. Sep 21, 2022
    Yet another elegantly composed and impeccably designed Arkane sandbox, Deathloop is an intricate murder puzzle that’s part-Hitman, part-roguelite, and entirely sensational. There are few better ways to kill time.
  7. Sep 20, 2022
    Quotation forthcoming.
  8. Sep 23, 2022
    Deathloop is yet another confirmation of Arkane Lyon's unbridled creative talent. It captures us from the very first moments thanks to an intriguing premise and keeps us glued to the pad until the end credits with a constantly evolving gameplay, enhanced by a unique styling and a basically perfect level design. Enemy AI and the shooting system could have been better, but regardless of these limitations it's a game absolutely worth trying.
  9. Sep 26, 2022
    Deathloop is the conjugation of everything Arkane Lyon has learned over the years with more polished mechanics. It is not the perfect game but it is very different from the many FPS proposals on the market. Any player can give it a try to see if they can break the loop.
  10. Sep 23, 2022
    Arkane Studios' shooter is finally available on Xbox Series consoles with a large new update, but it's still very much the same middling experience.
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  1. Sep 20, 2022
    Even one year after its initial release, Deathloop still is a one of a kind videogame that must be played. One needs to experience it first-hand to truly understand the ingenuity behind its intense gameplay with many different approaches, its exemplary level design and its spectacular art direction. Deathloop is not only an original concept (one that is assumed from start to finish), it is above all one of the best narrative FPS of the last few years. The concept “made in Arkane” is pushed to its paroxysm and it is probably one of the best immersive sim we ever played. Its arrival in the Game Pass will undoubtedly give it extra visibility and we hope it will receive the credit it deserves for all of its content and not just for what it could have been. We have waited a year for it, and now it is here: Deathloop is finally back home.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 99
  2. Negative: 29 out of 99
  1. Sep 22, 2022
    The Sony fans giving this a 0 are absolutely pathetic. Yall are looking weak af.
  2. Sep 21, 2022
    If Dishonored remains my favorite Arkane, this comes right behind it. Smooth gameplay, technically excellent, and crazy story. Played inIf Dishonored remains my favorite Arkane, this comes right behind it. Smooth gameplay, technically excellent, and crazy story. Played in Multiplayer it makes it even better but even in Singleplayer it is not bad. Only flaw, Julianna appears many fewer times than expected and the AI is pretty mediocre. Recommended! Full Review »
  3. Sep 22, 2022
    Better than anything Sony has made since their inception. Absolutely clears returnal. Xbox better