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Game Information

Game Title: GreedFall

Platforms:
  • PlayStation 4 (Sep 10, 2019)
  • Xbox One (Sep 10, 2019)
  • PC (Sep 10, 2019)
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Developer: Spiders

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 76 average - 71% recommended

Critic Reviews


Hobby Consolas - Daniel Quesada - Spanish - 84 / 100
A solid proposal to any fan of action RPGs. It's not groundbreaking and it takes almost all of its ingredients from other games, but it sure delivers a profound and versatile experience.

Rectify Gaming - Dave Rodriguez - 8.2 / 10
Despite some rough edges and a modest budget, Greedfall delivers a blockbuster RPG experience.

The Games Machine - Daniele Dolce - Italian - 8 / 10
GreedFall is a charming RPG with a beautiful setting and an engaging plot. It's a bit rough on the edges, but it represents the pinnacle of Spiders' productions so far, even if there's still room for improvement.

RPG Site - Bryan Vitale - 8 / 10
Greedfall is blemished but imaginative and choice-filled gem that harkens back to some of our favorite western RPGs.

PlayStation Universe - Timothy Nunes - 8 / 10
GreedFall stands as Spiders' most successful game to day, bar none. Despite its issues, nothing gets in the way of this game's ambition and heart. Anyone looking for a standout, deep action-RPG will find it in GreedFall. With its different narrative paths and various ways to build your character, there are so many reasons to play through multiple times.

GameWatcher - Gavin Herman - 8 / 10
Greedfall, even with its flaws, is a game that’s very easy to sink time into without regret.

Windows Central - Brendan Lowry - 4 / 5 stars
GreedFall delivers an experience that is as satisfying as it is ambitious, although it does falter in some notable ways.

GameSpew - Chris McMullen - 8 / 10
GreedFall certainly left me wanting more; while its story may be a bit shallow in places, it’s still got a lot of depth, a fluid, intuitive combat system and enough morally-grey missions to bring me back to Teer Fradee some time soon. Forget waiting for the next Dragon Age, GreedFall is an impressive debut for what could well become a classic series.

GameMAG - Russian - 8 / 10
GreedFall is an exciting role-playing adventure with dozens of hours, which offers a well developed non-linear main story and side-quests, interesting world, and nice graphics. The game may not have enough budget, come across minor graphics bugs, but the authors try to hide the problem behind a veil of interesting quests and a well-designed world. Creation of Spiders reminds us The Witcher 3, Gothic and Dragon Age: Origins at the same time and can become the most significant role-playing game of this year for fans of the genre.

PowerUp! - Greg Newbegin - 7.9 / 10
In some ways, Greedfall has the makings of a classic. It has all of the pieces of the puzzle, but there's just not enough of them or perhaps the puzzle just isn't complex enough.

Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 7.8 / 10
Greedfall presents itself thanks to an interesting setting and a surprisingly well done story as probably the best game Spiders did so far. Repetitive tasks and the usual technical shortcomings reduce the experience strongly but if you can live with that you'll get a decent Dragon Age replacement

IGN Spain - Miguel Ángel Escudero - Spanish - 7.8 / 10
Finally Spiders show their great quality with Greedfall. A remarkable Action-RPG full of content, which will give hours of fun to the genre. With an even bigger budget I could have aimed higher.

Wccftech - Alessio Palumbo - 7.5 / 10
GreedFall is the best game made by Spiders yet and a worthy RPG in its own right. While definitely not without faults in some areas, it delivers great writing, arguably the most refreshing setting seen recently in a fantasy game, and solid combat.The links above are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Wccftech.com may earn from qualifying purchases.

GameSkinny - Jordan Baranowski - 7 / 10 stars
There's a lot to like in GreedFall. It ticks many of the most important boxes an RPG should. It makes you care about the characters and the world, all while giving you a sense that you can actually impact those things.

Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 7 / 10
GreedFall is Spiders' best game by some distance, and it's impressive how far the developer has come in just a few short years. It successfully scratches that BioWare itch with an intriguing world, likeable characters, and rock solid gameplay. However, aside from its unique setting, nothing about GreedFall truly stands out.

TheSixthAxis - Gareth Chadwick - 7 / 10
Greedfall has an ambitious story, but it's not backed up by the clearly repeated environments, simple combat and dull abilities that take ages to unlock. Seasoned RPG players might well be able able to look past those flaws in favour of the interesting, well written stories about political manoeuvres and oppression that make up the bulk of the quests in this pretty dark, deep world.

God is a Geek - Mick Fraser - 7 / 10
Greedfall is held back by performance issues and a tendency to fill its space with tedious padding, but it's saved by fun combat and an intriguing story.

Screen Rant - Sarah Moran - 3.5 / 5 stars
GreedFall's engaging story and deep customization will satisfy those looking for a BioWare-style, action RPG fix.

DualShockers - Tomas Franzese - 6.5 / 10
GreedFall takes place in an amazing and intriguing world but fails to be interesting on the gameplay front.

GamesBeat - Mike Minotti - Unscored
I’m invested enough in the way Greedfall’s fantasy world doesn’t shy away from brushing up against real history, its well-paced writing, and endearing characters to happily continue trucking through it, despite some of its technical shortcomings.

ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy
"Despite a couple issues the questing and story in Greedfall more than make up for it."

Skill Up - Ralph Panebianco - Unscored
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Player2.net.au - Dylan Burns - C
While it starts shaky, Greedfall grows into a comforting and satisfying RPG. It may feel a bit behind the times, but the art design and original story should be given credit and it is good to see this developer releasing something that mostly delivers on its promise.
 
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I'm watching Karak's review and i'm pretty happy with what i'm hearing as even the negatives are what i was expecting and he said it's not Dragons Dogma or Souls and more like Risen, Gothic etc.

Spiders have done a great job with their resources and i hope it pays off for them. It seems like the right time for the game and the audience is finally a bit more accepting of what they're trying to achieve. Ambition with minimal resources.
 
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I can't help being a bit bemused at a number of Steam reviews complaining, essentially, about the game being low budget. Complaining about facial animation is quite common, for instance. I think the game is resonating well with its target audience, but more mainstream audiences are coming in expecting something with the scope and polish of DA: Inquisition or The Witcher 3, or AC: Odyssey, and they're being met with something made by 20-30 people with contractors helping. Something made for approximately 6 million dollars instead of 60+ million. A game like DA: Inquisition probably had an animation budget bigger than Greedfall's entire budget.

This is the inherent struggle of AA games trying to trade blows with the AAA titans. Fortunately, the game's very moderate budget and the hunger among more hardcore fans for a rich RPG experience strongly focused on the narrative and choices and such will serve this game well, I think.
 

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I can't help being a bit bemused at a number of Steam reviews complaining, essentially, about the game being low budget. Complaining about facial animation is quite common, for instance. I think the game is resonating well with its target audience, but more mainstream audiences are coming in expecting something with the scope and polish of DA: Inquisition or The Witcher 3, or AC: Odyssey, and they're being met with something made by 20-30 people with contractors helping. Something made for approximately 6 million dollars instead of 60+ million. A game like DA: Inquisition probably had an animation budget bigger than Greedfall's entire budget.

This is the inherent struggle of AA games trying to trade blows with the AAA titans. Fortunately, the game's very moderate budget and the hunger among more hardcore fans for a rich RPG experience strongly focused on the narrative and choices and such will serve this game well, I think.
Well-stated.

A great experience with a game always overcomes what might be perceived to be jank.

We wouldn't accept that from RDR2, but for a game like Greedfall? Understandable.