Deathloop Is A Strong Contender For Game Of The Year

When the trailers for Deathloop were first released I wasn’t excited. To me, Deathloop just reminded me of Dishonored with a new environment and characters. Dishonored was an amazing series but I wanted something fresh with a whole new concept. I didn’t want a failed attempt at holding on to a blueprint of a successful game series, only to create something mediocre in the long run. 

Man. I couldn’t have been more wrong. 

Fast forward to now, and I can honestly say that I haven't played a game this fun in a very long time. All of my doubts about Deathloop have been swiftly put to rest and I’m enjoying every second of it.

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alb189934d ago

That I said. Let's see what brings what is left of this year.

RaidenBlack32d ago

I vote for Balan Wonderworld.

alb189932d ago

I don't know this game, I will check it out.

Welshy32d ago


Do yourself a favour and don't bother, trust me, ignorance is bliss in this case 😂

-Hermit-33d ago

I'm really struggling to see how this game stands out so much.

Michiel198932d ago

just the concept alone allready stands out.....

CaptainHenry91632d ago (Edited 32d ago )

After playing some of it, I still give the game an 8. I don't know how this game got a 10🤔 and the PC version had some bugs

RaiderNation32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

I'm with you. I'm playing it too and I think the game is solid but this "10/10 instant GOTY contender" narrative is crazy. I'm just not seeing in this what sites like IGN and Gamespot are seeing in it. Maybe it's because it's been a relatively soft year in terms of instant classics, as I believe in any other year this would just be another solid FPS.

For my money, I still think Returnal is the best game I've played this year but we'll see how the rest of the year plays out.

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KyRo32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Bethesdas other titles such as TES and Fallout get perfect scores whilst being poorly optimised, bug ridden games with poor voice acting, bad animations and have dated graphics. If any other studio released a game in the same state as those two, they would be review bombed. Instead the industry gives then GOTY status so its not really surprising to see.

Arkane are great, so are iD and Tango but Bethesda Softworks get special treatment.

Sayai jin32d ago

What version was reviewed, PS5 or PC?

EvertonFC31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

9s and 10s have been given out like candy since the 360/ps3 era.
Gamers don't buy games if there below a 8 these days sadly 😔
Same with "hades" great game for sure but 10s? Solid 8

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Army_of_Darkness32d ago

This game looks so mediocre. Looks last gen everything, gameplay, graphics, design and all. This game game just doesn't catch my interest. I'd rather have Returnal win GOTY over this mediocracy.

melons32d ago

"Mediocracy" is the completely wrong word and also you can't discount a game's GOTY credentials when you haven't even played it.

There is an ocean of difference between seeing gameplay and actually playing it.

Army_of_Darkness32d ago


You're right, I meant to say deathloop is a load of mediocrity....
A person has to first be interested in a game to actually want to play it. I don't care for it, but wonder how is this game getting perfect scores?!

Yui_Suzumiya32d ago

Returnal was kind of crap in comparison for me though. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is my GOTY pick and easily GOAT as well

Nakiro32d ago

The primary genre and the characters appeal to the average gamer.

It just feels like they are trying too hard to be cool and edgy and I just can't get into it.

rashada0732d ago

I agree, played for a few hours.. was alright- it's a shooter. I played through dishonored 1. I don't understand the hype. I am not saying it's a bad game but it didn't seem genre redefining in anyway.

camel_toad32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

I'm about 15 hours in, barely scratched the surface but am fully immersed in it. But I admittedly really like everything Arkane does. It's an 8.5 for me at the moment but feels like it's headed for a 9.

I can't help but think that there is some kind of eureka moment just around the corner. A particular power I unlocked made me have one of those "hell yeh" game-changing moments. The power turned out way better than I expected.

CaptainHenry91632d ago

Tales of Arise is better to me but that's my opinion

ColtPSSX32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Agreed. Don’t get me wrong I like the game and it’s fun (my username is named after the main character) but I really don’t see how it’s GOTY or getting all this 10’s. I would say it’s a solid 8-8.5.
I should of waited for gamepass.

Sayai jin32d ago

This site is predictable as usual.

ColtPSSX31d ago

How so? Have you actually played it. I agree that i don’t see how this is a 10/10. It’s good I’ll admit that

What are you trying to imply?

gammaray1331d ago

i have the game and while im have a little fun with it its not even close to game of the year

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OptimusDK31d ago

This whole dialoge would look quite a bit different if this was a SONY published game. It would be shoutet over all rooftops - but funny how this all changes now it is published by an X.

ColtPSSX31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

How so? You have non ps fanboy like Orchad down there saying the same thing.
Did you even play it?
I swear you can’t say anything remotely bad about MS related things with out someone calling them a victim lol

Playing the game already, I feel like I should of waited for gamepass. Just saying

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Sunny1234532d ago

I am close to getting the platinum, really good game. Though I would still vote returnal to be my goty.

VerminSC32d ago

It is very unique and I love the art style but I find the gameplay unremarkable, even if the gameplay MECHANIC is unique.

I need to give it more time as the begging is very confusing with what I’m suppose to do exactly.

Christopher31d ago

Look at this fellow. Almost has the platinum while I'm still trying to figure out where the code for the delivery kiosks are located (don't tell me!). There's just so much hidden in the game. I do feel like a jerk playing Julianna knowing full well how those invasions screw me over in trying to get certain trophies.

I finished the story and I enjoyed the gameplay and the overall concept, but that ending felt pretty flat.

At least a solid 8/10 game for me, which is a pretty high score for me.

buckaroobanzai2132d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Returnal and Tales of Arise are both better than this game. Deathloop is a solid 8/10. I own all 3. Deathloop is a good game but it’s not GotY material.

Gottagofast32d ago

I agree. Tales of Arise and Returnal are two of the best games released in a very long time.

Zhipp32d ago

I can maybe see comparing this to Returnal, but tales of arise is a very different game.

bangoskank32d ago

Playing Tales at the same time as Deathloop and agree that it is a better game. I guess that's subjective though. Either way Deathloop is good but definitely not GOTY.

metalhead32d ago

Returnal is my favorite but I love this one too.

Because Deathloop is more accessible it’s likely more of a GOTY contender because the only hard games that win that award have Souls in the title.

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