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  • Summary: Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse legends, deep tactical squad play, and bold newConquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse legends, deep tactical squad play, and bold new innovations that level-up the Battle Royale experience—all within a rugged world where anything goes. Welcome to the next evolution of Battle Royale. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Feb 12, 2019
    100
    If you have a PS4, Xbox One, or PC, you should really give Apex Legends a try. It’s managed to hit the ground running, with very little in the way of server issues or other hiccups after the first week. It’s clear Respawn has plans to support the title in the long-term, and the six Legends characters available from the start (with two more unlockable via in-game currency) provide enough variety to begin with. This will be the Battle Royale title I stick with for the immediate future, and I’m excited to see this game evolve over time.
  2. Feb 8, 2019
    93
    Apex Legends is not Titanfall, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a special game packed with potential for greatness. I’ve put a lot of hours into Respawn’s latest, and haven’t had the desire to stop yet. The combination of character-driven powers, streamlined team features, and fantastic gunplay have elevated this unexpected spin-off into my go-to battle royale, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
  3. Feb 8, 2019
    90
    Apex Legends is the real deal. While it might not convert the PUBG faithful or fans of the candy coloured build-fest that is Fortnite, there’s no denying that Respawn’s latest effort is very special indeed...There are problems, and the balance issue that currently lets every character wade around like an unkillable superman is certainly something I want to see resolved, but the foundations of the game – detailed teamwork, slick movement and good weapons handling – are all present and correct. With two friends at your side, this could be one of the best free FPS games out there.
  4. Feb 11, 2019
    90
    Apex Legends is squad-based battle royale done right, complete with cool heroes, a superb communication system, and polished mechanics.
  5. Feb 22, 2019
    90
    Though I entered a skeptic of Apex Legends, my experience with the title has made me believe that it the best battle royale game currently on the market.
  6. Feb 12, 2019
    85
    If you’re a fan of the Battle Royale genre or first-person shooters in general, Apex Legends is at least worth giving a shot, and even if you’re not a fan of those things, try it out anyways and see if you fall in love with any of the game’s charismatic characters.
  7. Feb 12, 2019
    80
    Apex Legends is an incredibly intuitive and well-thought-out battle royale game that is worth trying out for yourself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 250
  1. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    Мега грутой батл рояль..,даже я который терпеть их не может просто залип на нее.
  2. Feb 19, 2019
    10
    PROS:
    smooth game-play
    unique character abilities quick match making controls are well mapped and easy to learn free to play a myriad of
    PROS:
    smooth game-play
    unique character abilities
    quick match making
    controls are well mapped and easy to learn
    free to play
    a myriad of weapons to choose from

    CONS:
    forced 3 person squads
    Loot boxes (weapon and character skins are expensive)
    a couple of error bugs but nothing too bad especially for a newly released free game.

    This is a great game to try out for free. The game itself is hard for most people to win that is part of the fun. Watching yourself get better and finally getting a win is very satisfying. There are many BR games out now but this one does it just as good if not better than all of the others.

    I would normally give this an 8 or 9, but since we have butt-hurt people who have never played the game or are terrible at the game or are just awful in general giving ZEROES, I will give this game 10/10... there have been few games given away for free as good as this. To give a game of this magnitude a zero or 1 is asinine at best.
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  3. Feb 5, 2019
    10
    Qual o sentido dessas notas baixas?
    Jogo é bom e gratuito.
    Esqueçam a EA e vamos dar moral pra Respawn.
  4. Feb 17, 2019
    8
    Gameplay/Mechanics: 9
    Sound/Music: 8.5
    Graphics/Art: 8
    Story/Atmosphere: 8.5
    OVERALL: 8.5/10
  5. Apr 18, 2019
    7
    An enjoyable Battle Royale adding something fresh and new to a pretty bland genre.
  6. Feb 11, 2019
    5
    I am very split on Apex Legends. On one hand, it is the best battle royale currently on the market made by a developer studio that has timeI am very split on Apex Legends. On one hand, it is the best battle royale currently on the market made by a developer studio that has time and time again proven that they know their stuff. On the other hand, it is a completely soulless, overmonetized project published by (gasp) EA, that yes, should have been Titanfall 3.

    The Titanfall franchise is arguably the greatest online PVP FPS game of the 8th generation of consoles. Titanfall 1 made huge strides in bringing some much needed diversity and creativity to the genre, while Titanfall 2 takes everything that made the first game so great and expanded and improved upon it. It added an actual single-player campaign, and a great one at that. Titanfall Assualt was a one-off mobile game that released in 2017, but it is a very loose relation and it should not be tied to the two other main games in the franchise.

    And here we are. 2019, and we did not get Titanfall 3, but instead a multiplayer only, always online battle royale game. There is no single player campaign following the events of Titanfall 2, there are no Titans, and the movement that made the previous game so great is largely absent. The disclusion of these things is baffling, and I have a feeling that EA felt that they should play it safe instead of innovating in the genre that needs innovation most.

    Titans in the game could have been implemented in one or both of these ways:

    1. Each character has a unique titan on a cooldown separate from their L1 and L1 + R1 abilities
    2. There are titans scattered all around the map in various high-loot locations

    The Titans would have to be far weaker than in previous entries, only having about 1/3 of the health and take damage from all weapons. Their firepower would have to be significantly toned down as well, with their various weapons only doing the damage of normal weapons, if not slightly more. The inclusion of Titans would not only add depth and longevity to the game, but it would make the game a more fun experience for everyone.

    Advanced movement such as the movement present in Titanfall 2 would alleviate one of the major problems that I and many others have with Battle Royale games in general: the map being too large. Large maps mean long stretches of mindless moving from location to location, and if Titanfall 2's momentum-transferring system was implemented straight into Apex Legends, the game would be infinitely more involved.

    A campaign in a battle royale game has not been done before to my knowledge (No, I do not count Fortnite, as the campaign was not created with a battle royale mode in mind), and there is incredible potential for one here. Imagine the possibility for individual character backstories and how Respawn could give us more reason to care about the "why" behind the battle royale mode. These two modes could be tied in incredibly, and once again, the relationship between the Pilot and the Titan would be a main focus of the story. There is arguably even more potential for amazing setpieces here, as the campaign could even see you and your titan working your way through the Battle Royale map. Future Battle Royale maps could also mean future side stories as the game gets new content.

    However, I need to give credit where credit is due, and the weapons all have that feel that only Respawn could deliver. A large portion of the game's arsenal of weapons and grenades are brought in from previous Titanfall games, which, of course, it's a shame that we didn't get completely new weapons, but I am satisfied with the new ones that we received. The new Prowler SMG and Peacekeeper Shotgun were particularly satisfying, and the Arc Star rework was unnecessary but appreciated.

    The way that armor was implemented is a breath of fresh air for the genre, as it is noticeably more abundant. Inventory space has also been increased from games such as Fortnite, and can be increased further with higher quality backpacks. This is a great change, allowing for more tools to be carried by players to use in combat or otherwise.

    The mechanic which allows for a shield to be put up when your legend is in a critical state is completely pointless. Melee attacks negate the shield completely, and most people only wait to kill off critically wounded enemies until they are out of combat, if they do so at all.

    Monetization is another area where the game falls short. There is no progression system to be found; any and all cosmetics obtained must be either bought with IRL currency or obtained through a slot machine. It seems that no matter how much EA is scolded for their anti-consumer policies, they turn around a week later and stuff even more of them into their games.

    So overall, I would have to give this game a 5/10. Respawn's creativity and vision for this IP is at times overshadowed by EA's greed and unflinching agenda.
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  7. Feb 12, 2019
    0
    After reading through a lot the reviews I am disgusted by everyone scoring this 6 or lower. They are either scoring it low for the followingAfter reading through a lot the reviews I am disgusted by everyone scoring this 6 or lower. They are either scoring it low for the following reasons: Its EA or its BR or it has no solo.

    It's CLEAR many of the knuckle draggers haven't even played it. So ignore all those butt hurt morons try it yourself and you will see its a well made polished BR game that puts its rivals to shame.

    I dont like the BR genre so I probably wont continue playing for much longer, but even I can see it's a step above its rivals. Its gameplay is fun, fast and the movement is perfect, though what do you expect from the studio behind Titanfall.
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