Zack writes: "Redfall is Microsoft’s first $69.99 PC game (it's the same price on the Xbox Series S/X). Unfortunately, the game fundamentally fails at almost every turn. Redfall is ugly, runs poorly, features shallow gameplay, and suffers from just about every bug and glitch imaginable.
To say it's the worst game I’ve ever played would be hyperbolic, but it's easily the worst game of the year so far. Unlike recent misses such as Minecraft Legends, Redfall doesn't even start strong.
At its best, it's boring; at its worst, it's broken. Make no mistake: Redfall is a bad game."
WTMG's Leo Faria: "As a whole, this entire game just reeks of “we didn’t care about making it”. Redfall might not be the worst game released in 2023, but I don’t think I have played something more uninspired. It looks dated, its performance is disappointing, its plot is bland, the controls are glitchy, and the entire gameplay loop is the most generic and passion-devoid AAA schtick you could think of. If Arkane clearly wasn’t willing to make this game, then why would any of us should or want to care about it? Not even the fact it’s on Gamepass makes it being worth downloading it and playing for a day or two."
Pete Hines has said Bethesda is not a company to "quit or abandon stuff just because it didn't start right" when speaking on Redfall's launch.