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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review

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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an adventure fighting game set in the Sengoku period in Japan. You play a shinobi known as Wolf, who has lost an arm, as he attempts to take revenge on a samurai clan who attacked him and kidnapped his lord.

It's known as a game that requires great skill and doesn't have accessible difficulty levels. You must learn stealth, exploration, and combat, with a particular emphasis on boss battles. Because of this, it has been compared to the Dark Souls games which are equally challenging.

You play from a third-person view and compact is both high impact and intricate. However, unlike other games that are a test of strength and reflexes, learning Sekiro's combat takes the interaction in an almost balletic direction. It's really hard, but as you master the mechanics there is huge satisfaction in dispatching an enemy efficiently.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 22/03/2019

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Narrative

Developer: @Fromsoftware_pr

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 28 hours and 38 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice usually costs £59.99.
 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: Game Of The Year Edition

PS4 £59.99

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: Goty Edition

Xbox One £59.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.

 

This game is rated PEGI 18 which restricts availability to adults only. This rating has been given due to depictions of strong graphic violence towards human-like characters.

This game contains frequent depictions of gross violence towards human-like and fantasy characters. Violence in the game is often paired with very strong blood and gore effects. Characters react realistically towards the violence by screaming and grunting in pain. Large amounts of blood appear on impact of attacks. Characters are frequently impaled through the chest, face and eyes. Some of the deaths towards fantasy creatures are particularly strong with bloody decapitation is dismemberment.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven’t recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Accessibilty Review details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features

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