Ghostrunner Review(Xbox Series S)

 

 For our Ghostrunner Review, we return to a game that offers a unique single-player experience: fast-paced, violent combat, and an original setting that blends science fiction with post-apocalyptic themes. It tells the story of a world that has already ended and its inhabitants who fight to survive.

Ghostrunner Review Pros:

  • Awesome graphics.
  • 10.59GB Download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Graphics- Brightness, gore effect slider, and field of view slider.
  • Controller-10 schemes, invert axis and sensitivity sliders, and rumble.
  • Hud-on/off.
  • First-person perspective.
  • Opening tutorial section.
  • Lightning fast-paced combat.
  • Three ways to play – assist mode, classic, and hardcore, these act like difficulties.
  • Repetition and learning are the keys as you learn the rhythm of the level from who to kill first to what walls to run.
  • Wall running, sliding, ramp sliding for speed.
  • Air dodges- can slow down time and move to avoid bullets yet home in on the enemy.
  • Gorgeous dark gritty Cyberpunk world.
  • Infuriatingly flowing.
  • Wave mode – horde mode with randomizing every run enemy and upgrades between waves.
  • Instant respawn.
  • Level design has an almost puzzle-like element to it.
  • Kill run mode – you get a certain amount of time and add more time by killing enemies and getting pick-ups.
  • Brutal gory combat.
  • So satisfying when you nail the perfect run or even just kill a guy spectacularly.
  • One hit one kill.
  • Combat assist – low or high.
  • Photo mode complete with vignette, filters, etc.
  • Gameplay counters – on or off.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Grappling assist – on/off.
  • Assist mode options – shorter cool down, extra life, and slower gameplay.

Ghostrunner Review Cons:

  • Small text despite the scale sliders.
  • Could only get the difficulty options to show when doing level selection instead of a new game.
  • Checkpoints are far apart.
  • Infuriating at first.
  • Very reflex-heavy.
  • A lot of cheap deaths.
  • A lot of repeating the same section over and over.
  • Big learning curve.
  • One hit one death.

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GhostRunner:

Official website.

Developer: One More Level and Interceptor Entertainment

Publisher: 505 Games

Store Links –

Steam

Epic Game Store

Nintendo

PlayStation

Xbox

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.4/10

Summary

Ghostrunner is easily described as deadly Parkour or ninja simulator. Either way, this is one of the most visceral in-your-face experiences I have played in a while. You play as a man with a blade who can Parkour and jump all over the level, slow downtime, and generally fuck people up. It took a lot of patience to understand and get to grips with the sheer speed of it all as it’s on the same speed levels as a Quake or Unreal tournament. They have added a lot of modes since my last review putting in a time-based mechanic and the golden oldie horde mode. The action is fast and hectic but it’s also unforgiving. Ghostrunner is not a game where you just run and jump around dicing dudes up, Ghostrunner is a game where die a lot you learn a lot and you replay sections over and over as you perfect the route needed to pass. For this, I still believe it’s almost a puzzle game as you plot who to take out first, what to do when you stand here and do that. Either way, you look at it Ghostrunner is rather impressive with a glorious world that you will never see as you jump and slide around the place messing people the fuck up. All I want to emphasize is the game is brutal the game is annoying but the game is satisfying and so much fun… Eventually. Overall Ghostrunner is a game you will love to hate.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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