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Elden Ring Review Roundup – What The Critics Have Said

With Elden Ring’s Review Embargo now up, we’re here to roundup some of the scores we’ve found from various outlets.

Elden Ring is releasing on February 25. And while some players will be able to play earlier than others, most are waiting for launch day.

Fans got a good idea of what Elden Ring will entail with an overview trailer that Bandai Namco released this week. But some are still waiting for review scores to see if their pre-order was worth it.

We’re here to bring together some of the many review scores that Elden Ring has received. While it isn’t every outlet, we think this highlights what to expect from Elden Ring.

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Review Roundup of Elden Ring Scores

The critics have released their scores for FromSoftware’s Elden Ring, and this is what some major outlets have scored the game.

Video Game Chronicle – 5/5

“Elden Ring is a fantastic game that can still deliver the unmatched thrill of defeating a tough boss after an hours-long battle. Those who worship at the church of Souls-like will find a game that’s basically everything they ever wanted.”

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Rock Paper Shotgun – N/A

“No matter how hostile the game’s world may be, it pushes you to succeed and carve out your own adventures. It is, by far, the most encouraging Souls yet.”


“Elden Ring challenged me, captivated me, and enchanted me, an unyielding deluge of discovery and artistic vision unbound. Elden Ring represents a truly amazing combination of various game elements that all come together to create something fascinating, special, and unforgettable.”

IGN – 10/10

“Elden Ring is a massive iteration on what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.”

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The Guardian – 5/5

“Elden Ring is the finest video game yet made. Its final gift is the assurance that, whatever monsters lurk in a broken world, with perseverance and cooperation, they too can be overcome – all without losing the mystery and wonder that makes our existence beguiling, infuriating, and fascinating.”

The Verge – N/A

“Elden Ring isn’t a game you pop on for an hour a night. It’s a game that consumes you. For me, it’s becoming a lifestyle, something I still think about when I set the controller down.”

Trusted Reviews – 4.5/5

“Elden Ring is a fantastic RPG for any hardcore gamer looking for a new world to explore. Combat is weighty and takes place in a wonderfully intriguing world full of dungeons to explore and monsters to battle.”

GamesRader+ – 5/5

“Elden Ring is both a refinement and evolution of the Dark Souls formula, presenting an expansive world that’s as hostile as it is inviting. Despite the occasional excess, suffering has never been as much fun as this.”

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PCGamer – 90/100

“Elden Ring is junk food for FromSoftware fans. It’s more of what I already adore, but family sized. It has everything that makes these games so intoxicating, and that lodges their intricate fiction into my brain. But its devotion to what came before is distracting.”

Dexerto – 9/10

“Elden Ring is to the Souls subgenre what Breath of the Wild was to the Zelda franchise; it took a classic dungeon-diving formula and opened it up, adding more choice, nuance, and combat flexibility in the process.”

NME – 5/5

“Elden Ring is Miyazaki’s masterpiece not because of any one improvement, but because it’s a towering sum of its parts.”

VideoGamer – 9/10

“What an odd relationship between developer and audience, one of cruelty and pleasure, steeped in the slow trickle of progress. There are no other dynamics quite like it in games; they acquaint us with an array of miseries and charge us money for the privilege.”

Elden Ring has plenty of editions to pre-order, depending on how much you want to spend. However, if you prefer going to a store, we have details on Elden Ring’s Gamestop midnight release.

If you’re wondering what class to play as first in Elden Ring, the Wretch could be a great choice! Or, if you want to learn more about Elden Ring’s classes, we have a guide on for that!

If you’ve pre-ordered the collector’s edition of Elden Ring, you may be sitting on a pricey item.

Check out the full Elden Ring reviews here at IGN, RockPaperShotgun, GameInformer, and more.

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