The main character from Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen Review Roundup: Here’s What Critics Think

Reviews for Lords of the Fallen have started coming in, and they paint a mostly positive picture for the new HexWorks soulslike.

The review embargo for Lords of the Fallen, the quasi-reboot of the 2014 title by the same name, has finally lifted, and the critics’ thoughts are in. Fortunately for soulslike fans, the new title from HexWorks is getting positive scores from across the board. Here’s everything the critics are saying about Lords of the Fallen.

Lords of the Fallen Reviews

Lords of the Fallen received an average score of 8/10 from critics, with its Metacritic score sitting at 76% and its Open Critic score at 67%.

Here is a collection of scores from critics across the internet:

  • IGN – 8/10
  • PC Gamer – 8/10
  • TheGamer – 3.5/5
  • PushSquare – 7/10
  • Game Informer – 6/10
  • Eurogamer – 2/5

Is Lords of the Fallen Good?

Yes, Lords of the Fallen is a good soulslike game, according to reviews. Many critics have praised its gorgeous visuals and clever implementation of the dual-world mechanic. Additionally, critics have enjoyed the robust customization that allows for plenty of build potential and leads to challenging yet enjoyable combat.

However, where the game falls short is in its boss battles, performance, and lack of identity. Even the most positive reviews claim that the game’s setting feels a little derivative. Nevertheless, most reviewers found that the positives far outweighed the negatives while playing.

If you’re interested in picking up Lords of the Fallen, it releases on Friday, October 13, 2023. Make sure to check out our Games Page for all things Lords of the Fallen, including guides, news, and even our own review.