Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
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  1. Feb 4, 2021
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse- Earthblood is an entertaining enjoyable game. Cyanide Studio brings us a new tale of werewolves, letting us enjoy combats and the Crinos habilities. Despite not being the best of Cyanide's games, and its technical issues, it's an enjoyable and fun game.
  2. Feb 4, 2021
    A big bowl of comfort food gaming, Werewolf is a game that feels like a throwback to simpler times. It is a welcome blast from start to finish and while ultimately forgettable, it is undeniably fun while it lasts.
  3. Feb 5, 2021
    Despite having a really fun combat system and a good narrative, the game is weak on stealth and enemy AI.
  4. Mar 3, 2021
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood might not be the best adaption of the franchise possible, but Cyanide still proves having notion of the pen & paper rpg. The core competence of the game is the spectacular and bloody beast action. Although there are some balance issues, poor AI and undistinguished graphics, the game is worth playing not only for Werewolf fans.
  5. Feb 10, 2021
    This third-person action game is a little rough around the edges and tries a little too hard to be serious, but its premise and combat is compelling enough to get the job done.
  6. Feb 4, 2021
    A game that lacks ambition to do something bigger in almost every bit of his equation. Technically it's not bad, in terms of gameplay it works fine, is easy to play and master... But at the same time it could easily be better. Cyanide has conformed with the fact of offering just a correct game, and that means that Werewolf The Apocalypse could have been much better...
  7. Feb 4, 2021
    A fun but incredibly flawed hybrid of stealth and hack-and-slash which plays like something dug out from the bargain bin of 2009.
  8. Feb 8, 2021
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is a bit of mediocre game in very sparkly packaging. I was drawn to the trailer as the transitions to a werewolf looked stunning and I thought this would really be a good play through to test the Xbox Series X. The transitions in the game are quite cool, from human to lupus is neat and the burst into the Crinos form was great at the start. But after you clear a room of enemies with the powerful form you revert back into your human form like nothing has happened and it all feels a bit flat which is a feeling you carry throughout the game.
  9. Mar 12, 2021
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is such a schlocky, longwinded title that's complimentary for this schlocky "B-game." There's a potent stealth-action template and renowned universe to explore that — sadly — neither of said hopes are fully actualized here. That said, the valiant attempt deserves some credit. Should genre fans go in with modest expectations, perhaps they'll excitedly sink their teeth and claws into it.
  10. Feb 8, 2021
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse Earthblood. Satisfying but not filling. Have a go at it, you will enjoy wolfing out, and each level…you know what to expect.
  11. Feb 4, 2021
    The graphics aren’t amazing, certainly not in the next-gen category, the story writing lazy and predictable and the role-play poor. But there is a great combat hack-and-slash in this title dying to get out, almost like a werewolf itself. It’s a shame the developers didn’t ditch the average bits and focus on unleashing that beast. Perhaps a slimmed down sequel could do just that job.
  12. Feb 4, 2021
    We're stuck between a rock and a hard place with Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood, because while it definitely has its downsides (some of them potentially deal-breaking, especially if buying it at full price) we also enjoyed our time with it. Everything is built around its destructive combat, which remains engaging to the last, and if you're willing to deal with some average-at-best graphics, a mediocre story and a short running length, we still think you'll have a good time with this one. Give it a try, and it might just surprise you.
  13. Feb 4, 2021
    There are B-list joys to be had in Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood on Xbox. At their peak, the levels can be playgrounds where choosing stealth, combat or both puts a wicked grin on your face. But too often you’re confronted with the game at its worst: lethargically plodding around game hubs and the same factory interiors, over and over. It’s not silver that’s this werewolf’s biggest weakness: in Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood, it’s repetition.
  14. Feb 24, 2021
    Although there are some surprisingly strong stealth elements in the gameplay, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood’s mediocre combat, dull characters, and boring plot makes this experience an average one at best.
  15. Feb 10, 2021
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is a long name for a short, uninspired game. I was really hoping this would be a hidden gem that managed to rekindle my love of b-tier titles. Instead it just feels generic in every sense of the word. The combat is its only saving grace, and that cannot carry the game.
  16. 55
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood fails to satisfy as a stealth game or a brawler, and is let down by poor AI and shoddy presentation. At its best, it’s playable, but commits the cardinal sin of just being boring.
  17. Feb 8, 2021
    Fascinating for 15 minutes and boring for hours, you’ll be howling with frustration at this missed opportunity for full moon madness in Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood.
  18. Feb 4, 2021
    Earthblood has moments of simple fun, but there is little depth in its gameplay systems to keep the player engaged for long.
  19. Feb 4, 2021
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood feels like an expansion on a single, promising idea whose repetitive combat, underwhelming presentation, and confused story take away from what makes the original idea interesting.
  20. Feb 4, 2021
    White Wolf's venerable Werewolf: the Apocalpyse RPG gets another try as an action game with unfortunate results. On some level, it’s almost worth playing for the same reason bad sci-fi and horror movies are worth watching, but that’s definitely not a recommendation.
  21. Feb 4, 2021
    An Action-RPG set in a gothic-fantasy-punk universe starring werewolves that tackles contemporary themes such as ecology was appealing, but Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood fails everything it does. Both technically and playfully, Cyanide's game is a real disappointment. The adventure is repetitive, the gameplay uninspired, the narrative reduced to its simplest form, and the execution antiquated. Only the soundtrack and the clashes between lycanthropes save this once-mythical creature from complete sinking.
  22. 30
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood has a lot of interesting ideas, but the boring and repetitive gameplay and lack of compelling story mean it fails to make a lasting impression.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 11 out of 23
  1. Feb 6, 2021
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is not a game to grab the attention of someone who happens to walk by while you're playing. TheWerewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is not a game to grab the attention of someone who happens to walk by while you're playing. The character models have freshly arrived fashionably late from a decade ago however the graphics do the job and suffer from no frame-rate issues. Earthblood seems love throw you straight into the wolves (pun intended) as the game starts off with a chat between you and a few members of your pack regarding your plan to sabotage a nearby location. A few minutes later things do not go as planned and you're sent into the fray to rescue your wife. By the time another half hour or so pass, you've inhabited all three of hero Cahal's forms, most of the game mechanics have been introduced, and sufficient drama has taken place. The story jogs along at this pace until the end, which works in Earthblood’s favor. The bulk of the game is made up of fairly small areas full of enemies, and it's about clearing your way to the exit so you can enter the next area. This is where the ability to change forms comes into play. In two-legged form Cahal can silently take down guards and shoot a crossbow. He can also sabotage reinforcement spawns if he remains undetected, dealing hefty damage to anybody who comes through. In wolf form meanwhile, he can move faster and slip through vents, great for a stealthy approach. There's also an un-lockable skill to make the wolf more difficult to detect. If you're cautious then you can make your way through a large amount of the adventure in stealth instead of combat. As soon as I would get hit or detected, I transform into the third, most powerful werewolf form used for combat. Combat is rather simple and the AI isn't overly challenging, and it's a bit of a button smasher with techniques throw in for good measure. Tearing through human enemies, occasionally grabbing one to rip apart is arcade style fun. When you're forced into combat after a bungled attempt to slip past in stealth mode, you benefit from having thinned out the enemies numbers, and weakened at least some of the enemy reinforcements. You may even have disabled turrets by accessing computers or shooting them with your crossbow. In this way, the time and effort you put into trying to be stealthy is still rewarded if you still happen to get detected. The story is largely self contained and doesn't require an understanding of lore. Another sign that the original vision for the game may have been grander than the budget is the implementation of choices or lack of at times. Conversations rarely offer any meaningful impact, and there are only a few occasions where you can approach a situation in different ways but those occasions are really big. Combat is arguably overly simple, and rarely a challenge on any of the difficulty settings. The inability to backtrack or create multiple saves means the rare instances of choice are one-shots. I've played Earthblood start to finish a couple times and enjoyed it each time which means something is there. It's a B-movie experience overall and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I happen to love a well done B movie and Earthblood jut happens to be one I did enjoy. Even if you decide not to pick this one up immediately be sure to add it to your wishlist; you’ll be glad you did. Full Review »
  2. Feb 9, 2021
    The combat can be fun at the start. But there's nothing else that will keep your attention for long. Story is boring. Voice acting is belowThe combat can be fun at the start. But there's nothing else that will keep your attention for long. Story is boring. Voice acting is below par. It's a shame really.... Full Review »
  3. Apr 1, 2022
    So the graphics are definitely last gen. The facial animations are honestly terrible, and the story is meh. However the gameplay is fun AF.So the graphics are definitely last gen. The facial animations are honestly terrible, and the story is meh. However the gameplay is fun AF. Reminded me of a great hack n slash title with werewolf abilities. I never got bored in my just under 10 hour play through. If you can get it for under $30 definitely a fun time Full Review »