It's time for the first reviews for Lords of the Fallen! The game launches on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S tomorrow (October 13th), and therefore various critics have been getting hands-on over the past few days.
We were hoping to bring you our own review of Lords of the Fallen here at Pure Xbox, but sadly we haven't been able to get access to the Xbox version as of yet, and we don't feel it's fair to judge based on the PC version alone.
With that said, here's what some other outlets have been saying about Lords of the Fallen so far:
Windows Central (4.5/5)
"After nearly a decade since the launch of the original Lords of the Fallen, CI Games and HexWorks deliver a reboot that exceeds all expectations. With responsive, precise, and challenging combat, innovative twists, stellar grimdark presentation, and more, it's one of the best Soulslikes I've ever played."
"Lords of the Fallen is an awesome soulslike with a fantastic dual-realities premise, even when performance shortcomings and wimpy bosses crash the party."
Push Square (7/10)
"Lords of the Fallen is an exciting kind of Souls-like. Whereas many others aim to perfect the formula, Lords of the Fallen’s goal is to innovate. It certainly has its own array of problems, like lacking audio, repetitive enemy types, and combat that could be tightened up a little. However, when the game sinks its claws into you with its thrilling dual world mechanic, you won’t be able to get enough of it."
Game Informer (6/10)
"A beautiful world, distinctive two-realm mechanics, excellent voice acting, and combat that feels good when not over-encumbered by enemies and artificial challenge, create a solid bedrock. But Lords of the Fallen fails to impress beyond that, instead growing more and more frustrating the further into Mournstead adventurers travel."
"Missing the elegance of FromSoftware, Lords of the Fallen is let down by Soulslike clichés and performance woes."
The reviews are a bit all over the place so far, and it seems like the Metacritic average could fall anywhere between the 65-85 mark when all's said and done. There are a lot of high scores, but plenty of not-so high scores as well!
If you're curious to try Lords of the Fallen for yourself, it's available to pre-order now on the Xbox Store ahead of its release this Thursday. Keep in mind this is a current-gen exclusive - so it's not coming to Xbox One in any form.