Nioh

Team Ninja, Tecmo Koei Games

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
88
Top Critic Average
97%
Critics Recommend
Based on 118 critic reviews
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Nioh

Rating Summary

Based on 118 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 118 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 7, 2017

Developer: Team Ninja

Publisher: Tecmo Koei Games

Genres: Action, RPG

In Nioh, players will traverse war-torn Japan as William, a blonde-haired swordsman whose background as a fierce warrior and seasoned knowledge of the blade allows him to survive in the demon-plagued land of the samurai. Known as Yokai, these demons inhabit a number of dangerous locations and lie in wait in the shadows to ambush unsuspecting victims. Players will also face off with other samurai in supernatural sword battles and intense, multi-target engagements offering a level of difficulty that will truly test even the most hardened samurai’s skills, patience, and strategy.

Offering a deep and original storyline that takes place during the Warring States Period of Japanese history alongside strategic sword-fighting action, Nioh will challenge players in a way that makes every mission and accomplishment feel earned and worthwhile.

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IGN

9.6 / 10.0
IGN

Nioh could well take over 100 hours if you set out to master its many side missions on top of its tough campaign, but it’s a challenge well worth taking. The way it builds on its most obvious inspirations with a highly refined combat system and an unexpectedly charming, yet gritty style all its own allows it to boldly carve out its own identity, standing as a shining example of what action RPGs can be.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

This delicious blend of Ninja Gaiden and Dark Souls isn't quite a masterpiece, but it's a stirring return to form for Team Ninja.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A perfect accompaniment to the SoulsBorne series, with plenty of unique ideas of its own and some of the best combat of the generation.

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Recent News

New Nioh 2 Demo Coming To Tokyo Game Show

New Nioh 2 Demo Coming To Tokyo Game Show

Developer Team Ninja was quite pleased with the feedback from the last one.

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First Nioh 2 Gameplay Footage Revealed

First Nioh 2 Gameplay Footage Revealed

Team Ninja premieres the first gameplay trailer for Nioh 2, in addition to announcing an alpha testing demo available only to a small number of PS4 users.

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Nioh 2 alpha test coming to PS4

Nioh 2 alpha test coming to PS4

Team Ninja will give some PlayStation fans an early taste of its new game

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Nioh 2: New Trailer And Closed Alpha Test Announced

Nioh 2: New Trailer And Closed Alpha Test Announced

Team Ninja has announced a closed alpha for its upcoming hack 'n' slash action-adventure game, Nioh 2, in a new trailer.

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First Gameplay For Nioh 2 Shown In Trailer For Closed Alpha

First Gameplay For Nioh 2 Shown In Trailer For Closed Alpha

It looks like you'll play several different characters in this one.

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New Footage And Closed Alpha Revealed For Nioh 2

New Footage And Closed Alpha Revealed For Nioh 2

Get a glimpse at the highly anticipated sequel and learn more about the Closed Alpha coming this week.

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Nioh 2 Closed Alpha Demo Coming This Week

Nioh 2 Closed Alpha Demo Coming This Week

While some consider it a ripoff of Dark Souls, Nioh has certainly found its audience, and with the announcement of Nioh 2 at last years E3, the excitement

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Steam's Golden Week sale offers deep discounts on Japanese games

Steam's Golden Week sale offers deep discounts on Japanese games

Nier: Automata, Disgaea, Final Fantasy and more included.

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Nioh 2 will not be a dramatic departure from the original, says director | PC Gamer

Nioh 2 will not be a dramatic departure from the original, says director | PC Gamer

But it will feature a character creator.

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Nioh 2 will add character customization, ‘more satisfying deaths’

Nioh 2 will add character customization, ‘more satisfying deaths’

Team Ninja talks about what’s changing and what’s staying the same

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