Ghost of Tsushima for PlayStation 4
PS4

Ghost of Tsushima

Jul 17, 2020
9.10
playscore
Excellent
18th of 5909

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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About this game

Content Rating: Mature

Summary

The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan—until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But honorable tactics won’t lead you to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting—the way of the Ghost—as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.

Gamer Reviews

17894 Reviews
9.68
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Jan 14, 2021

This game has the best sword combat I have experienced in a video game. Graphics and open world are also stunning.

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Jan 2, 2021

Simply put- Truly Excellent! One of my favorite games of all time! First off- the game is stunningly beautiful. The grass, trees, red leaves, everything is stunning. The story is really good as well. I loved becoming the Ghost. Combat is really good. It’s great getting the different fighting stances. Recommend doing all of the side quests and clearing bandit camps. Definitely recommend doing the bamboo strikes to increase your health to be strong enough for the end of the game. I found everything to be interesting. This is one of the few games I cared about enough to go for 100% completion. So overall- this is excellent and well worth buying! Great open world game with plenty to do that’s all engaging. I’ve played it through twice already and will play it again in the future!

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Dec 14, 2020

Pretty fun game. World is gorgeous. Combat is addicting. I like collecting different armor sets and looking badass. I will say that the world feels lifeless at times. Some homesteads are exact copy pastes from earlier sections of the map. NPCs can feel static and make you realize you're playing a game instead of talking to real people. Main Quest was solid, but the most fun I had were in the side character missions.

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Critic Reviews

72 Reviews
8.51
Rachel WeberJul 14, 2020
It would be understandable for developer Sucker Punch to feel nervous about releasing a game so close to the critically-acclaimed The Last of Us 2, and as PS5 glimmers on the horizon, but it shouldn't. This is a worthy swan song for the PS4, and a tribute to the Japanese culture it so clearly reveres.
Mollie L PattersonJul 14, 2020
Ghost of Tsushima falls short of the kind of gameplay we expect from developer Sucker Punch at this point, but then excels all other expectations in its storytelling and world building. Protagonist Jin Sakai and the rest of the cast are all fantastic characters, and the tale they tell is one worth experiencing—even in those moments where the gameplay may falter.