PC - Windows

Genshin Impact

16 critics
7.98
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Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
3
8.00 to 8.99
10
6.00 to 7.99
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4.00 to 5.99
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0 to 3.99
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Jordan HelmOct 06, 2020
The grind to get there may not always feel wholly natural or that players are genuinely being left to wander without restraint, but Genshin Impact‘s meticulous approach to environment design above all pulls through in many wonderful ways. Crafting one of the year’s more immersive and surprisingly rich open-world RPGs.
Steven MessnerOct 16, 2020
The way it stitches Breath of the Wild and classic JRPGs together is awesome, and the fact that you can enjoy so much of the game for free absolutely still makes it worth playing. Just understand that, at some point, you'll smash into that wall. Maybe if you know it's coming, it won't hurt so much.
Daniel TackOct 02, 2020
Genshin Impact is a whimsical, wondrous land dripping with unbridled charm and appeal, combining a ridiculously compelling reward loop with unfettered, continuous discovery. In this world I felt like a child visiting theme park for the first time — dazzled, mesmerized, and completely swept away. I only wish the shimmering glow wasn’t marred by a ghoulish monetization model, but that’s something I’m willing to overlook for my ticket to this fascinating realm.
9.00
Jonathan WhiteOct 20, 2020
The gameplay is smooth and simplistic, and it works great on all platforms - though I’m still not sure why the PlayStation version can’t be linked to a Mihoyo account so I could play on my phone when I’m not at home (PS Vita version please??) but it’s a small gripe to an otherwise terrific game. If the loading times were a bit better, I’d recommend the PlayStation version a little more, but for now, mobile/PC are the optimal platforms.
Brandon AdamsOct 08, 2020
Genshin Impact suffers from a split identity: is it a proper, meaty AAA experience built by over 400 people, or yet another mobile cash grab that’ll fade into obscurity? Hopefully miHoYo relaxes the stamina system and gacha rates soon, because Teyvat is a world absolutely worth revisting. They’re just making it difficult for anyone but gacha fans to find the motivation to hold on.
Stefan BriesenickOct 21, 2020
In places, Its interpretation even succeeds in doing so, because the world and the battles form two strong, well-made game pillars. However, the completely unfair progress system in combination with the dangerous monetisation traps creates an unreal, dystopian reality. One can only be grateful that this kind of game isn't (yet) good enough so that even more people to fall victim to it.
Dave AubreyOct 05, 2020
Genshin Impact offers more value in this free to play gacha title than any other gacha game, and many premium titles available on mobile. You owe it to yourself to give it a try, even if it does borrow a bit too much from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Conor EvansOct 19, 2020
Genshin Impact is genuinely fun, is set in a wonderfully vibrant world with stuff to be discovered everywhere you go, topped off with some fantastic waifus and best boys. As someone who is entirely free-to-play, the gacha system is horrendous. However, it doesn’t take too much away from the general enjoyment that I get from the game. You should definitely give the game a try. It’s free!
Miguel MoranOct 05, 2020
Genshin Impact needs to be played to be believed. This is an addictive open-world adventure with gorgeous art and unique combat...and it's free! The character designs are sharp and beautiful, while the pastel-style world itself is full of jaw-dropping colour and natural vistas...and it's free! Sure, there's the admittedly stingy gacha system, but if you just want an immersive and peaceful world to climb and fly around in for hours, then Genshin Impact is for you.
Jesús BellaOct 09, 2020
Genshin Impact es una de las mayores sorpresas de este año. Intuía que podía ser grande, pero no tanto. Es un RPG de mundo abierto con unos valores de producción elevados, que dan lugar a un juego divertido, adictivo, duradero y de calidad. Todo con un modelo free-to-play bastante bien pensado, y poco intrusivo, que era uno de los mayores temores para disfrutarlo con plenitud.
Aaron RodriguezOct 27, 2020
Genshin Impact se presenta como una sorprendente propuesta que a pesar de que mantiene una estructura propia de los juegos para smartphones en cuertos aspectos, resulta en una experiencia entretenida que destaca por las posibilidades de exploración y su sistema de combate, sumado a un plantel de personajes, variados entre si, que poseen diferentes contrastes de personalidad y a la larga resultan carismáticos.
Jens BischoffOct 09, 2020
Keine Ahnung, ob das genug Geld in die Kassen der Betreiber spült, aber man erlebt ein Abenteuer epischen Ausmaßes, das zudem tolle Echtzeit-Kämpfe sowie kooperative Einsätze für bis zu vier Spieler bietet. Bezüglich Ladezeiten, Steuerung und Charakter-Vertonung gibt es hingegen noch Luft nach oben.
Fabien PellegriniOct 17, 2020
Mais tous les espoirs restent permis, puisque le jeu est amené à évoluer. Les développeurs prévoient une mise à jour importante toutes les six semaines, avec nouvelles régions et nouveaux événements à la clé. Et certainement de nouveaux héros pour pousser à la collectionnite monétisée...
Aubin_GregoireOct 08, 2020
Oui, Genshin Impact “s’inspire” par-ci, “emprunte” des animations par là… Mais il est cependant impossible de le limiter à cela. Ce RPG Gatcha free-to-play (oui c’est long) est un amas d’influences et une somme de tout ce que les jeux mobiles chinois font bien.
Gianluca ArenaOct 03, 2020
Per completezza di cronaca, il pacchetto include anche un framerate non sempre impeccabile e qualche scelta di game design figlia della necessità di monetizzare da parte del team di sviluppo, ma se noi in oltre quaranta ore di gioco non abbiamo speso un centesimo, siamo sicuri che anche la maggioranza dei nostri lettori possa fare altrettanto.
Алексей ЕгоровOct 07, 2020
квесты вполне себе тянут на крупный релиз. Выглядит как конкурент выходящей в декабре Immortals Fenyx Rising, ведь жанр похожий, только у «Геншина» есть почти два месяца форы и условно-бесплатная модель распространения.