Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice Review Round-up

Exceptional reviews and critical acclaim abound as Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice wins fans across the globe. Here’s a round-up of what critics are saying.

by David Hodgson on April 08, 2019

With current Metacritic scores of 91 (PC), 91 (Xbox One), and 90 (PlayStation® 4)*, Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice is shaping up to be one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2019. Aside from being a favorite to watch on Twitch, members of the press also weighed in with some accolades. Let’s see what they had to say:

"…A glorious FromSoftware Cocktail with ninjas”, enthused IGN, awarding the game 9.5 out of 10, and stating “Sekiro is an amazing new twist on a familiar set of ideas that can stand on its own alongside its predecessors.” As well as commenting Sekiro is “a stylish, focused stealth-action take on the FromSoftware formula that's something amazing all its own.” – IGN

"...Wildly Impressive," noted Screen Rant.

VICE remarked “Sekiro makes me feel unstoppable,” and Newsweek described Sekiro as “a striking, dark vision from a studio with a stellar track record. The ‘joy of victory’ is in full effect across a stunning, detailed world wrapped up in a compelling story.”

Awarding the game a 95 out of 100, PlayStation Lifestyle remarked that Sekiro “blends mechanics and narrative in a way that is too rare in games today, allowing for a deep level of immersion that begs for just one more clash of blades no matter how difficult the encounters get.”

"A FromSoftware game through and through, and an excellent one at that." So says Gaming Trend, who awarded the game a 95 out of 100.

Meanwhile, Attack of the Fanboy scored the game 90 out of 100, with the following recommendation: “Sekiro is a Soulsborne and action adventure fan’s dream come true.” Furthermore, “[the game] is a truly new expression of the design philosophy that FromSoftware has spent years refining.”

During Game Informer‘s 9 out of 10 review, they were quick to point out that “the sweet thrill of victory keeps you pushing forward”, describing the game as “a fascinating, frenetic dance of death.”

In their 95 out of 100 review, Atomix deemed that “Sekiro is a new standard…” and “is something you've never experienced.”

Gaming Illustrated had a host of superlatives to bestow upon Sekiro, describing it as a “masterpiece of a game,” a “brilliant achievement”, not to mention a “pulse-pounding thrill,” worth 95 out of 100.

Gaming Age gave the game a “perfect” 100 out of 100. “Sekiro is an absolute must buy.”

If you haven’t taken the path of the one-armed Wolf yet, pick up or download a copy of Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice today, so you can experience the most critically-acclaimed game of 2019 so far. Just remember to Take Revenge. Restore your Honor. And Kill Ingeniously!

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* Metacritic scores current as of April 5, 2019.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available now for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC. Take Revenge. For further details about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, check out the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice website, and follow @sekirothegame on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.