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Average Player Score Based on 1100 ratings
7.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 1100 ratings
  1. 10 (188)
  2. 9 (229)
  3. 8 (271)
  4. 7 (175)
  5. 6 (87)
  6. 5 (44)
  7. 4 (37)
  8. 3 (16)
  9. 2 (18)
  10. 1 (35)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:8.5

    One of the better games you'll never play

    Japanese powerhouse publisher Square Enix saved most of its 2010 marketing thunder for Final Fantasy XIII, but a little over a month after that game hit western shelves, Square quietly published Nier. Online reviewers cl... Read Full Review

    14 of 14 users found the following review helpful

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  • Rating:5

    How bizarre...

    This game is...well bizarre. I think I enjoyed playing it? I don't even really know. My husband made fun of me while I was playing it because when you attack, red dots fly out and hit enemies. Not sure why. The stor... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    NIER

    "A world where the truth is buried underneath agonizing lies."Background:NIER, an action RPG, was developed by Cavia and published by Square Enix in April of 2010. This particular game has received a cult following years... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    A true gaming hidden gem

    I really wish there were more games like Nier, the game is so good and so fresh it's a testament to how the games industry has lost it's way, Nier just comes in and shows everyone how to make a game into a unique deligh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Perfect example of Video Games being Art.

    After a second play through of Nier, I'm confident when I say that it may be one of the most underrated games of the PS3-X360 generation. To make a comparison, it's like Kingdom Hearts (combat, enemies), Shadow of the ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Most Underrated RPG on PS3

    Nier is one of those games that got a bad rap from most of the big gaming review sites, simply because it's not your typical mainstream AAA title. Outdated graphics and no marketing didn't help the game either. But this... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Wow. What a rollercoaster ride.

    Nier is an underrated gem. I wasn't sure if this game was worth buying, but after reading all the reviews over the Internet, I made my decision, and I'm glad. Now, first off, Nier is a strange game. In order to enjoy it,... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    very under rated JRPG with a fascinating story! worth any fan of the genres time.

    I have to agree with what a lot of people are saying about the first half of the game being boring and it is. very dull first half of the game but the moments leading up to when Kaine is turned to stone till the end of t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    run run run talk talk talk bad camera Bad!

    This game seems so full of promise when you first fire it up. When you start there's a fun combat sequence that seems like the tip of the iceberg but thats where the fun stops. You spend the next hour running around an... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    Could have been DMC... but turns RPG.

    I had this game for awhile., not having the chance to try it. it came to me for a good price. a price tag that it really does not matter if it is good or bad. It is diffrent to have high hopes for a game, pay NEW pri... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Part JRPG, part sidescrolling platformer, part shooter, part beat-em-up. All awesome.

    NIer. An ugly game on the outside that holds within a beauty that other games only wish to possess. From the start you may be forgiven to think that it's some obscure ps2 HD remake that only came out in Japan first time ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful