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The Lords of the Fallen (2023) is a fighting role-play game where you traverse two parallel worlds on a mission to defeat a resurrected god. As you explore the world and interact with characters, you use your lantern to switch between the realms of the living and the dead and take on foes in exacting and fast-paced combat. Along with the central mechanic of switching worlds with your lantern, it's a game that stands out for character customisation and the challenge of its fights.

Hundreds of years after the tyrannical demon god Adyr was defeated, he rises once again to unleash a new reign of terror on the realm's citizens. As a mystical Dark Crusader, you set out on a quest that takes you across all the lands to defeat Adyr. To succeed, you need to explore and defeat each foul creature you encounter, both in the land of the living and the dead.

You choose your character's appearance and then select one of nine classes, each with unique skills and abilities. The key to survival is fine-tuning your stats by upgrading your skills and weapons to give you the edge in your chosen style of combat. Gameplay revolves around exploring the land to find and fight enemies in one-on-one combat where expert timing of your attacks, parries and blocks is essential. Crucial to this exploration is your lantern's ability to switch between the living and dead planes of existence as this unlocks new paths, areas and treasures (and less fortunately, more foes to fight).

The result is a challenging fantasy adventure not unlike Elden Ring and Demon's Souls. You not only have to contend with the enemies you can immediately see but also those lurking nearby in the other plane. It's a tough, deeply strategic, and involving game that demands skill, precision, and practice.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked The Lords of the Fallen 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Role-Play game with Action, Adventure, Narrative and Traversal elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 2-player online game. You can play the whole game with a second player co-operatively online, fighting enemies and exploring together.

 
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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for graphic violence and use of strong language. General gameplay features strong violence, with blood effects appearing when characters are hit using a variety of weapons. Cutscenes feature stronger and more realistic violence, including a character being run through with a large sword and suspended in the air as blood continues to spurt from their neck. There is also use of strong language ('*!@?*').
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

The developers state that the game includes "Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content".

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need very quick reactions to be able to successfully avoid and parry enemy attacks, and some fights require sustained intense concentration for prolonged periods. In addition, you need to be able to cope with failing to defeat enemies many times.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 5.

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The Lords of the Fallen

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There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/10/2023

Out Now: PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Fighting, Role-Play (Action, Adventure, Narrative and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: CI Games Official (@CIGamesOfficial)


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