In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity's past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein.
This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger.
Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in CODE VEIN.
You can literally customize your way of playing and it's worth every single second.
An entertaining story, extensive character customisation and stylish anime presentation elevates Code Vein above just another Souls-like.
Ultimately, Code Vein can be considered an ambitious and very successful experiment.
Code Vein has been able to surprise by trying to compete with From Software titles but still knows how to find its own identity. Its narration allows for an accessible and complete understanding of the story, and its rich, original gameplay brings freshness to the genre. In addition, the personalization gives the player the impression of being in a shōnen, with a sense of power. The dark atmosphere of the title is clearly successful, and the world is fascinating. Unfortunately, it suffers from its linearity and technical limitations. Code Vein is a good title on which we had an enjoyable time. However, we just hope that the follow-up content will be more effective, and that the developers will be able to push essential patches to correct its defects.
Flawed, but not a failure, Code Vein offers the same hardcore Soulslike action with less of a barrier of entry, making for a decent gateway into a growing genre.
Code Vein is disappointing take on the Souls genre, with many design flaws but an enjoyable core. There are many contenders in the Souls battle, and this isn’t one of the strongest.
A ruined, post-apocalyptic anime future could have made for a fantastic game, but it falters at every genre it attempts to ape. Code Vein is clearly attempting to spin a lot of plates. But unless you’re into playing a great character creator with a bad Dark Souls clone attached to it, we’d say steer clear.
July 11, 2018
Code Vein: delayed to 2019.
June 5, 2018
Code Vein has an official release date: September 28. Watch video
September 25, 2017
Bandai Namco unveils a new Code Vein trailer on TGS. Watch video
April 20, 2017
Famitsu unveils the first details of Code Vein, the new Bandai Namco title. Read more
April 18, 2017
Code Vein is the new Bandai Namco title: an RPG starred by vampires. Read more