Anthem

BioWare, Electronic Arts

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
65
Top Critic Average
0%
Critics Recommend
Based on 15 critic reviews
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Anthem

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

0%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 22, 2019
Xbox OneFeb 22, 2019
PCFeb 22, 2019

Developer: BioWare

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genres: Action, Adventure

On a world left unfinished by the gods, a shadowy faction threatens all of humankind. The only thing that stands between these villains and the ancient technology they covet are the Freelancers.

Join with up to three other players and assemble high-tech, hand-crafted, uniquely powerful exosuits. Explore vast ruins, battle deadly enemies, and claim otherworldly artifacts. With every mission, you and your Javelin exosuit grow in power. Fight the dangers of an ever-changing world. Rise united to defeat evil. Triumph as one. Anthem invites you to experience a co-operative Action-RPG set in a new and mysterious world from BioWare and EA.

KEY FEATURES

Individual heroes unite to triumph as one: The heart of Anthem is a connected, social experience. Team up with up to three other players in cooperative adventures that reward both teamwork and individual skill. Each player’s choice of Javelin exosuit will shape their contribution and strategic role on the team. Set out together on an expedition or drop a contract to call in friends to assist with difficult challenges. As you explore, you will discover a gripping story filled with unique and memorable characters. Seamless and intelligent matchmaking will ensure you can quickly and easily find other players to adventure alongside.

Choose from an arsenal of customizable exosuits: Every time you enter the world as a Freelancer, you will access your collection and select a powerful Javelin exosuit – armor designed to provide its pilot with incredible offensive and defensive capabilities. Move at incredible speed, rocket across the skies, or safely roam watery depths. As you play, you will constantly have the opportunity to progress both your own abilities as a Javelin pilot and the combat and traversal capabilities of your exosuits.

Personalize your Javelins to showcase your accomplishments: The Javelin exosuits – and accompanying gear, weapons, and equipment – can be heavily customized and personalized. As you rank up and defeat powerful foes, you’ll gather loot and complete milestones in the game, unlocking amazing personalization options that turn your Javelins into testaments to your ability and achievement.

Explore an ever-changing world of danger and mystery: Powered by EA’s Frostbite game engine, Anthem’s visually spectacular, evolving, and open world features unpredictable conditions, hazards, and enemies. As a live service experience, Anthem will change and grow over time – introducing new stories, challenges, and cataclysmic events. This world is both beautiful and deadly – and will strategically challenge you with each new expedition you embark on with your Freelancer team.


- Team up with up to three other players in cooperative adventures that reward both teamwork and individual skill.
- Choose from an arsenal of customizable Javelin exosuits - armor designed to provide its pilot with incredible offensive and defensive capabilities.
- The Javelin exosuits - and accompanying gear, weapons, and equipment - can be heavily customized and personalized as you rank up and defeat powerful foes.
- Anthem's visually spectacular, evolving, and open world features unpredictable conditions, hazards, and enemies.

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Anthem Official Gameplay Reveal (2017)

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Metro GameCentral

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Metro GameCentral

We’ll have a full review of Anthem in due time but at the moment it seems to be an internal struggle between its gameplay, its mission design and structure, and its corporate mission to become an ongoing service. We can only hope that at the end of the day it’s gamers (and BioWare) that win out.

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Polygon

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Polygon

Anthem trips over itself trying to blend two genres into one

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USgamer

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USgamer

It feels like the first Destiny: it's an intriguing start, but there are several problems that need to be ironed out. What's frustrating is that many of these problems have already been solved by other MMOs. It's baffling to me that Anthem seems to be starting from scratch, even if I'm sure BioWare is going to do whatever it takes to improve post-launch.

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Destructoid

7 / 10.0
Chris Carter

BioWare will need to build quickly on top of its shimmering jet-fueled foundation to hold people's interest, but folks looking for a new neighborhood to move into might want to give Anthem a try -- either now or after fixes and updates.

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