Elden Ring

Elden Ring

Game Factsheet

Developer(s)
First Released
February 25, 2022 (5 months 12 days)

Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the Lands Between
CRITIC RANK
195

Majestic

USER RANK
-

Critics

Destructoid (PS5)

"To say I was blown away by Elden Ring is an understatement. Sure it’s still going to appear esoteric and unapproachable to a subset of people. There are things it could still do better in terms of onboarding, and it could do even more on the front of quality-of-life enhancements for returning Souls players."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 10 / 10

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Eurogamer

"All that said, Elden Ring remains a glorious game, one that established fans are going to savour for some time to come, and one that may just welcome new fans into the FromSoft fold. Sumptuous visual design, dark and detailed lore and a vast-but-intricate open world are reason enough to venture out into the Lands Between. Add to that FromSoftware's unforgiving and unforgettable gameplay loop and this is something truly special."

Date: February 25, 2022

Original Score: Essential

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Easy Allies (PC)

"Any new From Software game comes with a lot of expectations, and Elden Ring delivers. It's a thrilling adventure that provides a wonderful sense of discovery through an expertly crafted world, seamlessly incorporating the excellent combat and encounters the studio is known for. The level of difficulty may be off-putting for some, but Elden Ring is so fantastic that it's absolutely worth fighting through to the end."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 9.5 / 10

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Game Informer (PC)

"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. Elden Ring isn’t just the best game this year; it’s one of the best games ever made."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 10 / 10

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GameRevolution (PC)

"Games like Elden Ring only come once or twice in a generation and raise the bar on what the medium can offer. It’s challenging and unfair at times, but it also gives you the tools to overcome any of its obstacles, and those who persevere will get one of the most satisfying experiences in gaming."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 10 / 10

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GamesRadar+ (PS5)

"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."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 5 / 5

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Hardcore Gamer (PC)

"Elden Ring is one of the best games in years, with a breathtaking vast world to explore, and one of the most satisfying combat systems in an RPG. "

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 5 / 5

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IGN

"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."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 10 / 10

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PC Gamer US (PC)

"Elden Ring reaches new heights, but spends too much time in familiar FromSoftware territory."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 90 / 100

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PCGamesN (PC)

"A supercut of FromSoft's very best work, transported to a totally new space. Elden Ring is not only a masterpiece by its developer's lofty standards, but in packing so much density into the Lands Between, it lights the path ahead for open-world games in general."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 10 / 10

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Shacknews (PC)

"Simply put, Elden Ring is Miyazaki and FromSoftware’s magnum opus. It feels like the vision for the genre has reached its final form. Elden Ring is a meticulously crafted game, with a world begging to be explored and experienced. It is truly mesmerizing in its scope, an astonishing success and everything I had hoped it would be. Forget what you knew about the genre, the real Soulsborne starts here, with Elden Ring."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 9 / 10

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The Guardian

"This is a massive world, astonishingly rendered and seemingly limitless in its creative diversity"

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 5 / 5

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VG247 (PC)

"What ultimately matters, however, is that Elden Ring succeeds at almost every goal it sets out to achieve. It’s the culmination of years of refinement of FromSoftware’s formula. Mechanically, and thematically, this is a game making a statement: that you can buck industry tendencies even as you adopt their trends."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 5 / 5

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VideoGamer.com (PS5)

"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."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 9 / 10

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ESRB & PEGI

ESRB
(M) Mature
Contains (ESRB)
  • Blood and Gore
  • Language
  • Suggestive Themes
  • Violence
PEGI
16
Contains (PEGI)
  • Violence

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The Golden Order has been broken.

Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the Lands Between.

In the Lands Between ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal, the Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree, has been shattered.

Marika's offspring, demigods all, claimed the shards of the Elden Ring known as the Great Runes, and the mad taint of their newfound strength triggered a war: The Shattering. A war that meant abandonment by the Greater Will.

And now the guidance of grace will be brought to the Tarnished who were spurned by the grace of gold and exiled from the Lands Between. Ye dead who yet live, your grace long lost, follow the path to the Lands Between beyond the foggy sea to stand before the Elden Ring.

And become the Elden Lord.

A NEW FANTASY WORLD

Journey through the Lands Between, a new fantasy world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki, creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series, and George R. R. Martin, author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. 

Unravel the mysteries of the Elden Ring’s power. Encounter adversaries with profound backgrounds, characters with their own unique motivations for helping or hindering your progress, and fearsome creatures. 

WORLD EXPLORATION IN THE LANDS BETWEEN

ELDEN RING features vast fantastical landscapes and shadowy, complex dungeons that are connected seamlessly.

Traverse the breathtaking world on foot or on horseback, alone or online with other players, and fully immerse yourself in the grassy plains, suffocating swamps, spiraling mountains, foreboding castles and other sites of grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title


GENRE-DEFINING GAMEPLAY

Create your character in FromSoftware's refined action-RPG and define your playstyle by experimenting with a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities, and skills found throughout the world.

Charge into battle, pick off enemies one-by-one using stealth, or even call upon allies for aid. Many options are at your disposal as you decide how to approach exploration and combat. 

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Game Factsheet

Developer(s)
First Released
February 25, 2022 (5 months 12 days)

ESRB & PEGI

ESRB
(M) Mature
Contains (ESRB)
  • Blood and Gore
  • Language
  • Suggestive Themes
  • Violence
PEGI
16
Contains (PEGI)
  • Violence

Critics

Destructoid (PS5)

"To say I was blown away by Elden Ring is an understatement. Sure it’s still going to appear esoteric and unapproachable to a subset of people. There are things it could still do better in terms of onboarding, and it could do even more on the front of quality-of-life enhancements for returning Souls players."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 10 / 10

Read the full review


Eurogamer

"All that said, Elden Ring remains a glorious game, one that established fans are going to savour for some time to come, and one that may just welcome new fans into the FromSoft fold. Sumptuous visual design, dark and detailed lore and a vast-but-intricate open world are reason enough to venture out into the Lands Between. Add to that FromSoftware's unforgiving and unforgettable gameplay loop and this is something truly special."

Date: February 25, 2022

Original Score: Essential

Read the full review


Easy Allies (PC)

"Any new From Software game comes with a lot of expectations, and Elden Ring delivers. It's a thrilling adventure that provides a wonderful sense of discovery through an expertly crafted world, seamlessly incorporating the excellent combat and encounters the studio is known for. The level of difficulty may be off-putting for some, but Elden Ring is so fantastic that it's absolutely worth fighting through to the end."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 9.5 / 10

Read the full review


Game Informer (PC)

"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. Elden Ring isn’t just the best game this year; it’s one of the best games ever made."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 10 / 10

Read the full review


GameRevolution (PC)

"Games like Elden Ring only come once or twice in a generation and raise the bar on what the medium can offer. It’s challenging and unfair at times, but it also gives you the tools to overcome any of its obstacles, and those who persevere will get one of the most satisfying experiences in gaming."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 10 / 10

Read the full review


GamesRadar+ (PS5)

"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."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 5 / 5

Read the full review


Hardcore Gamer (PC)

"Elden Ring is one of the best games in years, with a breathtaking vast world to explore, and one of the most satisfying combat systems in an RPG. "

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 5 / 5

Read the full review


IGN

"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."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 10 / 10

Read the full review


PC Gamer US (PC)

"Elden Ring reaches new heights, but spends too much time in familiar FromSoftware territory."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 90 / 100

Read the full review


PCGamesN (PC)

"A supercut of FromSoft's very best work, transported to a totally new space. Elden Ring is not only a masterpiece by its developer's lofty standards, but in packing so much density into the Lands Between, it lights the path ahead for open-world games in general."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 10 / 10

Read the full review


Shacknews (PC)

"Simply put, Elden Ring is Miyazaki and FromSoftware’s magnum opus. It feels like the vision for the genre has reached its final form. Elden Ring is a meticulously crafted game, with a world begging to be explored and experienced. It is truly mesmerizing in its scope, an astonishing success and everything I had hoped it would be. Forget what you knew about the genre, the real Soulsborne starts here, with Elden Ring."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 9 / 10

Read the full review


The Guardian

"This is a massive world, astonishingly rendered and seemingly limitless in its creative diversity"

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 5 / 5

Read the full review


VG247 (PC)

"What ultimately matters, however, is that Elden Ring succeeds at almost every goal it sets out to achieve. It’s the culmination of years of refinement of FromSoftware’s formula. Mechanically, and thematically, this is a game making a statement: that you can buck industry tendencies even as you adopt their trends."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 5 / 5

Read the full review


VideoGamer.com (PS5)

"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."

Date: February 23, 2022

Original Score: 9 / 10

Read the full review


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