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Open Critic 80 top critic average
Metacritic Xbox Series 83 with 39 reviews
Metacritic PS5 76 with 32 reviews
Metacritic Switch 75 with 8 reviews
Metacritic PC 78 with 15 reviews

Selection of critic review blurbs:

  • Gaming Age: 10/10- It’s a pretty joyful take on open-world action, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s a late contender for Game of the Year.
  • Game Informer: 9/10- Rewarding exploration, satisfying combat, and imaginative puzzles converge with endearing storytelling and well-executed humor to provide an excellent open-world experience
  • Windows Central: 9/10- Ubisoft created an instant classic with Immortals Fenyx Rising, and I'm eager to see where the franchise goes from here. Its breathtaking art style and landscapes are complemented by fun combat and thoughtful puzzles. While the story itself isn't anything special, the humor imbued within each conversation makes it memorable.
  • God Is A Geek: 9/10- Immortals Fenyx Rising is an excellent adventure with challenging and intricate puzzles, a wonderful combat system, and a rich world ripe for exploring. The dialogue is funny, poignant, and thrilling, with a story that explores every facet of the human condition in a way that is relatable for everyone.
  • Nintendo Enthusiast: 9/10- If you love The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you would be out of your mind not to try Immortals Fenyx Rising.
  • Daily Star: 9/10- But overall, this is a fantastic new IP for Ubisoft and they should be commended for allowing this development team to pursue an idea that sprung out of the Assassin’s Creed development.
  • IGN Italy: 8.7/10- It is undeniable that Immortals: Fenyx Rising owes much to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it is equally undeniable that the Ubisoft game manages to find its way and to propose its own vision. Those who do not appreciate open-worlds very much, where the fulcrum is the collection of treasures and the completion of challenges, could perceive more than others a sense of repetitiveness, which never becomes boring and which takes advantage of a clean technical realization. I enjoyed every minute spent on the Golden Island and at the end I was sad to say goodbye.
  • Everyeye.it- 8.3/10: And here we come to exodus, the final part of the comedies. Immortals: Fenyx Rising is a game capable of giving much more than a surprise. Despite the obvious limitations imposed by its undoubtedly derivative nature, devoid of great originality and great qualitative ambitions, the final product works and entertains with an excellent balance between density and vastness.
  • COG Connected: 8.7/10- At first glance, it may seem like Immortals is a mish-mash of several games that came before but it’s from the ashes of these that Fenyx Rises. Oozing with charm, you’ll fall in love with the characterization and delivery of the narrative and want to explore every nook and cranny of the rich and diverse Grecian world
  • Shack News: 8/10- Ubisoft Quebec aimed high with Immortals Fenyx Rising, crafting a new hero, an epic tale filled with larger-the-life gods and terrifying monsters, and a giant island playground. It's an exciting story filled with memorable characters, even if some of the twists near the end are a bit hard to swallow. It doesn't quite pack the same punch as the studio's previous effort, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, if only because there aren't as many NPCs or other characters to play off of. For what it is, though, Immortals is a fun island getaway with simple-to-grasp combat and a lot of well thought-out puzzles. The Immortals legend isn't fully realized yet, but this is at least a good start.
  • VG247: 8/10- As far as next-gen titles go, Immortals Fenyx Rising is definitely one you should be adding to your list. It’s available on almost every platform – sorry, mobile gamers – and looks fantastic on the Xbox Series X, which I got to review it on. Overall, it’s a charming, cerebral and funny time-sink adventure that’ll really cheer you up and distract you if you’re having a quiet festive season this year.
  • Attack of the Fanboy: 8/10- Ubisoft has a knack for creating beautiful, expansive open worlds, but none of them are as compelling to explore as Immortals Fenyx Rising. It's a sprawling, colorful playground with plenty of nooks and crannies to get lost in.
  • GamesBeat: 8/10- Immortals is not a masterpiece like the game that it takes so much inspiration from, but it is ambitious and impressive in its own right. It feels good to play, and it gives you a lot to play with. It won’t be the unforgettable adventure that Breath of the Wild is so for so many, but Immortals still offers a journey worth taking.
  • Playstation Universe: 8/10- With Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Ubisoft has created a refreshingly compact throwback open-world adventure that can be forgiven for its aggressive repurposing of other games best bits because it shapes them to fits its own style. The exploration is brisk and eventful, the puzzles are varied, with the right level of challenge and simplicity, and the approach to storytelling ultimately pays off. The DualSense features are a bit hit and miss, and it's not exactly the best advert for the power of PS5, but much like the game it cribs from, Immortals' qualities outshine any need for major technical showcases.
  • TrueAchievements: 8/10- Questionable writing aside, Immortals Fenyx Rising represents a strong start for Ubisoft's new IP. There's plenty more that could be done with the archives of Greek mythology left relatively untouched here — some of which will no doubt be covered in upcoming DLC — but the same format could easily be applied to other pantheons, just as Assassin's Creed uses different iconic time periods as its backdrop each instalment. Mechanics are fast, fluid, and flexible, while visuals are crisp, clean, and colourful, even if the art style might not be to everyone's tastes.
  • DualShockers: 7.5/10- A vibrant, busy world means there's plenty of exploration in Immortals Fenyx Rising. It draws inspiration from some fantastic titles, however, at times struggles to really differentiate itself from those that have come before it.
  • Spaziogames: 7.3/10- Immortals Fenyx Rising has clear sources of 'inspiration' but also has a generally well crafted puzzle component that allows it to self itself apart from previous Ubisoft open world games.
  • PC Gamer: 7.2/10- This is a fun, vibrant open world game with a great sense of humour. I just wish it felt nicer to play.
  • IGN: 7/10- With a gorgeous mythological world to fight through and explore, it's a shame Immortals Fenyx Rising's puzzles are so unremarkable.
  • Gamespot: 7/10- It mostly relies on borrowed ideas, but when its snarky tone isn't getting in the way, Immortals Fenyx Rising is a solid open-world adventure.
  • PushSquare: 7/10- While Immortals Fenyx Rising may not have too many ideas to call its own, Ubisoft has created a successful amalgamation worth checking out. Simplistic but enjoyable combat provides the basis for a stunning world full of explorative opportunities and a humorous narrative that'll have you chuckling once or twice. Just don't let anyone know what the cause was. Puzzles are definitely a source of frustration, but if you can look past them, Immortals Fenyx Rising provides a formulaic but entertaining experience.
  • Nintendo Life: 7/10- Immortals Fenyx Rising tries to capture lightning in a bottle with its Breath of the Wild-inspired gameplay, but ends up being more of a lightning thief; it's not as nice to look at and the puzzles aren't as satisfying. Still, the combat is fun, the storytelling is excellent and, despite not being anywhere near as polished as Nintendo's 2017 effort, it certainly does a passable impression. If you crave more Zelda and don't mind the off-brand version, go for it, but if for some reason you still haven't played Breath of the Wild, then that's the game to go for.
  • Tech Raptor: 7/10- Immortals: Fenyx Rising is a vast and entertaining adventure with excellent gameplay. Unfortunately, the storyline and quest system are weak and the game feels rushed. It's a fun game but one that lives in Breath of the Wild's shadow.
  • Game Revolution: 6/10- It is not an unforgivable sin that Immortals Fenyx Rising does not live up to Breath of the Wild, a tall task that its upcoming sequel might not even be capable of doing. But it is quite disappointing that it only plays dress up with the hero’s tunic and misses what that green garment stands for. Puzzles sometimes have inventive solutions yet the good ones are drowned out by how often they repeat and how few tools Fenyx has. And the game’s colorful world isn’t a sandbox that needs exploring, but is more akin to a typical open-world map littered with repeatable, obviously marked activities. These shortcomings make it less of Ubisoft’s take on Breath of the Wild and more of a Ubisoft-branded “Breath of the Mild” that could have been so much more.
  • EGM: 6/10- If it came out a few months ago or a few months later, Immortals Fenyx Rising might have stood out more. But the problem is that it's coming after a gauntlet of better Ubisoft products without doing much to improve upon the formula. Sometimes, it actively works against itself in what it's decided to steal from Breath of the Wild, too. However, its surprisingly engaging story and a late-game trek up a mountain save it from being entirely lost to history.
  • Guardian: 6/10- The result is a game about mythology that somehow lacks a sense of mystery. It’s fun to play and I dare say I will keep chipping away at it for weeks to come, but say what you want about Norwich in the dark ages – at least there was real depth beneath all that mud.
  • VGC: 4/10- The only saving grace is that some of the elements it lifts from much better games are recreated adequately, so fans of those titles might find some of the fun of going to see a cover band of your favourite artist. You’ve likely not only played Immortals Fenyx Rising before, you’d played a better version of it.
  • CGMagazine: 3/10- Immortals Fenyx Rising has a strong argument for being the nadir of open world action-adventure games.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 06 December 2020

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Pretty good reviews honestly, and I had fun with the demo they did on Stadia. I will definitely play this at some point, though it's close proximity to Cyberpunk means that I won't be playing it anytime soon.



I think it looks really nice and the gameplay seems fun. I'll give it a go sometime next year, perhaps.



Everything from 3/10 to 9/10. This is something you definitely need to play for yourself to truly know.



KLXVER said:

Everything from 3/10 to 9/10. This is something you definitely need to play for yourself to truly know.

Actually has one 10/10 as well, from a Turkish critic writing for Leadergamer. Truly massive range of scores, some hate it, some love it, some like it, some are just meh. 



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Actually much higher than I expected TBH.



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KLXVER said:

Everything from 3/10 to 9/10. This is something you definitely need to play for yourself to truly know.

There isn't that many reviews near the 3/10 range to really call it divisive IMO. Some of the lowest reviews might have played it on switch pre-patch, because according to this review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOPa7k3vVBI&ab_channel=SwitchUp a patch was released 1h before the end of the embargo that made the game docked framerate go from unplayable to a pretty decent 30 with some frame-pacing issues.



Shore said:
KLXVER said:

Everything from 3/10 to 9/10. This is something you definitely need to play for yourself to truly know.

There isn't that many reviews near the 3/10 range to really call it divisive IMO. Some of the lowest reviews might have played it on switch pre-patch, because according to this review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOPa7k3vVBI&ab_channel=SwitchUp a patch was released 1h before the end of the embargo that made the game docked framerate go from unplayable to a pretty decent 30 with some frame-pacing issues.

The 3/10 review came from the PC version I believe. I think a 6 was the lowest Switch score. At least on MC.



Shore said:
KLXVER said:

Everything from 3/10 to 9/10. This is something you definitely need to play for yourself to truly know.

There isn't that many reviews near the 3/10 range to really call it divisive IMO. Some of the lowest reviews might have played it on switch pre-patch, because according to this review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOPa7k3vVBI&ab_channel=SwitchUp a patch was released 1h before the end of the embargo that made the game docked framerate go from unplayable to a pretty decent 30 with some frame-pacing issues.

Yeah, there are actually more 9/10 or higher reviews than there are 6/10 or lower reviews. There are 30+ 9/10 or higher reviews across all platforms on Open Critic and Metacritic combined, compared to I believe seven or eight 6/10 or lower reviews. In fact, 9/10+ reviews also outnumber 7/10 or lower reviews I think.



OC up to 79 after a bunch more reviews came in.