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Bayonetta

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

95%

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General Information

Available on:Wii UOct 24, 2014
PCApr 11, 2017
Nintendo SwitchFeb 2, 2018

Developer: Bee Tribe

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Action

Bayonetta is a cinematic and stylish action game from the creative mind of Hideki Kamiya. As a gun-wielding witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces-off against countless enemies in a game of 100% pure all-out action. Outlandish finishing moves are performed with acrobatic grace as Bayonetta flows from one fight to another. Bayonetta pushes the limits of the action genre with magnificent over-the-top action and fast-paced, dynamic climax combat.

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A great port of what is still one of the best action games around. Bayonetta is the essential hack-'n-slash.

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Still one of the best third person actioners of all-time, and although the Wii U version changes very little the classic gameplay still shines through.

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The core of Bayonetta remains as solid and frustrating as it was when it first released. It lacks the polish, semi-coherent story, and rich color palette of its superior sequel, sure, but it's so masterfully designed and brazen in its direction that it's still a must play for every action game fanatic. While the Switch port may lack the exhaustive resolution and graphics options of the PC version, it's an absolute knock-out as a portable action game and further proof there seems to be very little the Switch is incapable of doing.

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Eight years after its original release, Bayonetta has still great controls and combo system, and we love the references to classic Sega games such as Space Harrier or Hang On. Soundtrack is also great, but visuals are a bit outdated and the camera system fails sometimes.

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Recent News

Remasters for Bayonetta and Vanquish Leak on the Microsoft Store

Remasters for Bayonetta and Vanquish Leak on the Microsoft Store

Looks like both Platinum Games titles are coming to the Xbox One.

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Bayonetta and Vanquish 4K console remasters revealed via Microsoft Store

Bayonetta and Vanquish 4K console remasters revealed via Microsoft Store

Two PlatinumGames’ action games will be re-released for modern consoles

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Bayonetta and Vanquish bundle spotted, runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X

Bayonetta and Vanquish bundle spotted, runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X

Last night, we reported that a remastered version of Vanquish was spotted on the Microsoft Store. Well, this was just part of the story. We now know that the elusive Bayonetta and Vanquish bundle exists.

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Vanquish remaster appears on Microsoft Store, runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X

Vanquish remaster appears on Microsoft Store, runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X

A few years ago, a Bayonetta and Vanquish bundle leaked on various retailers for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Unfortunatley, Sega didn't confirm that remastered versions of both games were in the works and the story just faded away. However, we now know that at least Vanquish is coming soon.

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Okami Sequel Teased By Noted Twitter Troll Hideki Kamiya

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Bayonetta 1 and 2 Confirmed to be Leaving the North American Wii U eShop Next Week

Bayonetta 1 and 2 Confirmed to be Leaving the North American Wii U eShop Next Week

The stylish witch will stay with the Switch.

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Smash Bros. player barred from tournament after match fixing admission

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Fans Are Vowing to Boycott Pokemon Sword and Shield, but Here's How That's Gone in the Past

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PlatinumGames says Scalebound was cancelled because 'both sides failed'

Many months ago, Microsoft canceled Scalebound and fans weren't pleased. The title was supposed to be an Xbox One exclusive from PlatinumGames.

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Bayonetta 3 Release Date May Be Delayed

Bayonetta 3 Release Date May Be Delayed

A new quarterly financial report from Nintendo leads some to speculate that the upcoming Switch-exclusive game Bayonetta 3 could be delayed from its 2019 release date.

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