REMNANT: FROM THE ASHES
PC, Xbox One, PS4
REMNANT: From The Ashes has been called ‘Dark Souls with guns’, but it’s the wrong comparison.
For the uninitiated, Dark Souls is shorthand for a style of punishing, difficult game that emphasises dedication and timing, whereas Remnant’s combat is instantly empowering, with satisfying gunplay and just the right number of enemies to be challenging.
In this way, Remnant is more like ‘Diablo with guns’ (or even the game that veterans wished Hellgate: London had been), while other similarities come from randomly generated terrain and multiplayer co-op.
Finally, though it doesn’t have Diablo’s captivating atmosphere, it’s got the same moreish appeal that’ll hook you time and again.
The last word: A rewarding and replayable action romp. Price: £30.99
Rise to the challenge: Remnant: From The Ashes