PS4 Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Last updated date: August 7, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 119 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Sekiro Shadows Die Twice placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.2
14 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
336 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This also provides excellent diversity when it comes to combat strategy, but we will come back to that later. As you progress, you will find (or purchase) upgrades such as the Shuriken Wheel which, when brought to the hairy mentor, becomes a Spinning Shuriken add-on for your prosthetic.
- Tech Radar
April 2, 2019 | Full review
Sekiro has the best swordfights in any video game. It leans too heavily on its mediocre stealth, but its satisfying combat will keep you going through hundreds of brutal deaths.
- Games Radar
March 26, 2019 | Full review
Combining stealth elements from games like Tenchu and classic FromSoftware action, the combat in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is among the best-realized in any video game
- Digital Trends
March 26, 2019 | Full review
Traversing the world of this game offers players a chance to explore various environments and ecosystems. From tattered villages and mountaintop temples to poison-soaked caverns and treacherous jungles, Sekiro never fails to inspire awe with its setpieces.
- Game Spew
April 1, 2019 | Full review
Demanding but exhilarating combat. Intricately designed environments that reward exploration. Ninjas that don't run with their arms back
- Tech Spot
Sekiro is a game designed around the feeling you have right before the big confrontation—the moment when only the hero and villain remain, sizing each other up, preparing.
- Wired
March 27, 2019 | Full review
"Sekiro" is incredibly impressive. Let me be completely clear that I wholeheartedly recommend this game to anyone who even remotely likes any of the "Dark Souls" games, or anyone who enjoyed "Bloodborne."
- Business Insider
March 23, 2019 | Full review
The music, mostly sparse, works well when it does show up. Atmospheric touches go a long way to give the string-laden tracks depth and dimension.
- Kotaku
March 26, 2019 | Full review
Sekiro’s level design is intricate, beautiful, and above all vertical in a way that From Software games have never been before. Aided by a grappling hook, you’re able to jump around stages with incredible fluidity.
- The Verge
March 22, 2019 | Full review
Sekiro is an amazing new twist on a familiar set of ideas that can stand on its own alongside its predecessors.
- IGN
March 21, 2019 | Full review
The visuals and music provide the game with a distinct feel, and as always, world and enemy design is top drawer stuff. It looks great, and you'll be glued to the screen exploring all that Ashina has to offer.
- Push Square
March 27, 2019 | Full review
Generally, I felt pushed to try a boss fight one more time because I felt like victory was within reach and I wanted to see the next area, but I can’t say that the process was always enjoyable.
- Den of Geek
Demanding but exhilarating combat
- GameSpot
March 28, 0201 | Full review
Combat is a complicated but understandable mixture of defense, dodging, and careful but relentless attacking.
- Polygon
March 21, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is not for those who are looking for an easy ride. If you aren't someone who enjoys challenge in their games, then this is not the title for you. Seriously. You need to accept that you may not ever finish Sekiro.
- Tech Radar
April 2, 2019 | Full review
Shoddy stealth with AI that’s easy to fool
- Games Radar
March 26, 2019 | Full review
The brutal difficulty can be unfair
- Digital Trends
March 26, 2019 | Full review
Enemies can be inconsistent in the way they behave during caution and alerted phases. A very harsh and unforgiving start
- Tech Spot
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is certainly not for everyone. For a certain type of player, it will undoubtedly feel like the most difficult game From Software has ever produced.
- Wired
March 27, 2019 | Full review
Occasionally, deaths can be caused by some frustrating things. Losing a fight is one thing, but losing it because the lock-on disables and you can't find your opponent is irritating.
- Push Square
March 27, 2019 | Full review
The game will likely even turn off some of the Souls faithful with its extreme difficulty, and it’s almost impossible to recommend to casual gamers or those who are easily frustrated.
- Den of Geek
Enemies can be inconsistent in the way they behave during caution and alerted phases
- GameSpot
March 28, 0201 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice you are the 'one-armed wolf', a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death. Bound to protect a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, you become the target of many vicious enemies, including the dangerous Ashina clan. When the young lord is captured, nothing will stop you on a perilous quest to regain your honor, not even death itself. Explore late 1500s Sengoku Japan, a brutal period of constant life and death conflict, as you come face to face with larger than life foes in a dark and twisted world. Unleash an arsenal of deadly prosthetic tools and powerful ninja abilities while you blend stealth, vertical traversal, and visceral head to head combat in a bloody confrontation. Take Revenge. Restore your honor. Kill Ingeniously.

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