Gungrave G.O.R.E Review (PlayStation 5)

For our Gungrave G.O.R.E Review we are in the near future, the Seed, a dangerous alien drug re-surfaces and spreads all over the world. We play as “Grave”, a former Mafia hitman, who killed, revived, and turned into a one-man army, a Gunslinger of Resurrection.

Gungrave G.O.R.E Review

Gungrave G.O.R.E Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 30.32GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Three voice language choices – English, Korean, and Japanese.
  • Graphics settings – Performance (60fps/4K), and Quality (Ray tracing/30fps/4K). Motion blur on/off.
  • Music settings – master/BGM/SFX/Voice and cutscene volume sliders along with a radio voice choice.
  • Three difficulties – Easy, normal, and hard.
  • Third-person shooter gameplay.
  • Anime style and FMV cutscenes.
  • Excellent voice works no matter the language.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Opening and ongoing tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • The beat count is a combo counter that increases with hits but goes down and ends when you stop hitting things.
  • Auto target/aim system where it prioritizes enemies that are close.
  • Full 3D camera control.
  • Dark yet inviting world.
  • Looks stylish and slick.
  • Voiceovers come through the controller’s speaker.
  • Dodge button that allows you to also doge shoot and it looks just as badass as it did in Max Payne and Stranglehold.
  • The guide is updated and holds all tutorials.
  • Death tornado! A special move that lets you deflect rockets and shots back.
  • The soundtrack is very metal heavy with the music getting more intense in combat.
  • Breakable elements in the levels and explosive barrels etc.
  • Markers show the way.
  • A mix of melee and ranged attacks.
  • R.I.P. is a Raging Immortal Punisher and is an execution move that grants you a shield.
  • Art score is your accumulated points in a level and you get more for doing executions, combos, special shots, etc.
  • The grappling hook on your weapons can grab an enemy and you use them as a meatshield allowing you to still shoot or you can throw them at enemies.
  • It’s a game all about over-the-top gruesome yet badass combat.
  • Burst mode is a combo where you can just shoot wherever the camera aims.
  • Big boss fight encounters.
  • A visual and audio assault on the senses.
  • End of level breakdown along with a rank and an option to restart or continue.
  • Can replay levels and change the difficulty.
  • Very fast loading times.
  • DNA is collected from enemies and is used for upgrading abilities.
  • The Lab is where you can buy new abilities, upgrade attacks/skill/demolition shots, and assign shots and costumes.
  • The history part of the main menu allows you to watch the history of Gungrave.
  • Eventually, once you get some unlocks, you can perform a brutal ballet of ballistic Carnage.

Gungrave G.O.R.E Review

Gungrave G.O.R.E Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • The movement and shooting are very clunky and heavy.
  • Invisible walls.
  • Not all locations allow any kind of exploration.
  • Pop-up happens at times, especially enemies just appear.
  • Hard cuts between cutscenes and gameplay.
  • A visual and audio assault on the senses.
  • It’s a game that is exhausting to play!
  • The slight learning curve to how the gun works.
  • No settings to tone down the blood etc.

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Gungrave G.O.R.E Review

Gungrave G.O.R.E:

Official website. 

Developer: Iggymob Co. 

Publisher: Prime Matter 

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

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!