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Lords of the Fallen (2023)

Developers: Hexworks
Publishers: CI Games
Engine: Unreal Engine 5
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Steam, XB One, XB X|S
Genres: Action RPG
Modes: Multiplayer, Single-Player

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What is Lords of the Fallen (2023)?

“Lords of the Fallen (2023)” is an eagerly anticipated action role-playing video game developed by Hexworks and published by CI Games. This game serves as a sequel to the 2014 title of the same name and is scheduled for release on October 13, 2023, across Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S platforms.

In this third-person perspective game, players can embark on a thrilling adventure, wielding both melee weapons and magical abilities to vanquish formidable foes. Drawing inspiration from the challenging gameplay of Soulslike games, “Lords of the Fallen” offers an immersive single-player experience, but also allows players to team up for cooperative gameplay. Additionally, the game features a player-versus-player multiplayer mode for intense battles against other players.

Players have the opportunity to create and customize their unique avatars, selecting from nine distinct character classes. The game unfolds within a vast interconnected world, notably larger than its 2014 predecessor, where two realms, Axiom and Umbral, coexist. Players can traverse between these realms using a magical lantern, uncovering secrets and confronting dangers unique to each realm. The game introduces a strategic approach to death, with players respawning in different ways depending on where they meet their fate.

“Lords of the Fallen (2023)” is a thrilling addition to the action role-playing genre, promising a captivating blend of combat, exploration, and multiplayer excitement.


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“Soul Sufficient”

Lords of the Fallen is a solid, if conventional Soulslike, offering imposing adventure while never quite breaking new ground. Though a litany of performance woes currently hinders the experience, expansive realms, gloomy lore, and a bloody, heavy-handed challenge await the more sadistic corners of the game-playing audience.

Chris Moyse

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