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News video games 08 September 2022, 11:10

author: Sebastian Grys

Steelrising in First Reviews - Unique Action RPG With Flaws [UPDATE: Game Launches]

The first reviews of Steelrising have appeared on the web. Critics say it is mediocre and has not lived up to its potential, but there is also a fair share of positive opinions.


Steelrising is now available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, and the PC version will be available for download on Steam and Epic Games Store later today. On PS5 and XBX/S the game will cost $49.99.

The game also comes with a special edition, so called Bastille Edtition, in which we get additional weapons and an expansion scheduled for November, which includes new locations, characters, bosses, weapons and a pack of cosmetic extras. This edition of the game costs $59.99.

Those interested can order the boxed version on the game's official website.

Steelrising - system requirements

Minimum requirements

  1. Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
  2. Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  3. RAM: 8 GB
  4. Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
  5. DirectX: Version 12
  6. Disk space: 67 GB

Recommended requirements

  1. Operating system:Windows 10 64-bit
  2. Processor:Intel Core i7-8700 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  3. RAM: 16 GB
  4. Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER / Nvidia Ge Force RTX 3060 Ti
  5. DirectX: Version 12
  6. Disk space: 67 GB

Original message

Studio Spiders, known for The Technomancer and Greedfall, once again delivers an RPG, this time spicing it up with soulslike sauce. Steelrising - because that's the title in question - was supposed to be another candidate to win the hearts of FromSoftware and soulslike fans. Comparisons were made, of course, to such games as Bloodborne or various parts of the Souls series, but like in the case of another recently released title - Thymesia - the game did not fully live up to expectations. The first reviews of critics suggest that title is simply mediocre, but there are several high marks.

  1. Spiders - official website

Expectations were higher

Average ratings on Metacritic for the PlayStation 5 version is 71/100 points. The title aspires to compete with the biggest giants of the genre, but most reviewers suggest that the game is not very demanding and will not challenge soulslike veterans in any way. This also means that Steelrising could be a good starter title for newcomers looking to begin their adventure with the genre. The character designs and atmosphere have been praised, and the typically souls-like combat system has been executed correctly. Nevertheless, the storyline does not hold the player's attention, and Steelrising does not offer anything that would make the game stand out from other similar items. It also doesn't help that quite a few critics complain about the game's technical layer.

"Steelrising is Spiders Studio's best game to date, but too many bugs and technical issues keep it from being great. The combat system remains engaging and enjoyable throughout, and the unique mechanical approach to the French Revolution will make the title live longer in the memory than previous FromSoftware tributes," writes PushSquare, rated 70/100 on Metacritic

"Steelrising is a familiar game with enough content to stand on its own two feet. It's not a revolution yet, but it could be the start of one," writes Gfinity, rated 70/100 on Metacritic

"Steelrising is an incredibly unique take on the French Revolution, with brilliant environments and character designs, but it's simply not enough to make it stand out from other titles in the genre" declares GameGrin, rated 70/100 on Metacritic

Launching tomorrow

Steelrising will debut on September 8 and everyone will be able to check out the title for themselves. The game will be available on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.



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