X-Blades 1.0

It's an anime-style hack 'n' slay action game with a female protagonist
4.2  (25 votes)
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X-Blades is a hack-and-slash action game in the style of more popular titles like Devil May Cry, God of War or Darksiders, with the main difference that the protagonist in the case of X-Blades is an enchanting heroine. The look of the main character is actually one of the strong points of the game, as beautiful Ayumi overpasses the limit from attractive to straight perfect with her outfit, but at least she's also totally unforgettable.

As for the rest of the game, you should take into consideration that X-Blades was released in 2009, so it's 7 years old already, and it hadn't aged well. The graphics look pretty obsolete, with the exception of the cut scenes which still look quite impressive and are really nicely done. In-game animations are often awkward and feel exaggerated or simply unnatural. The gameplay, unfortunately, is underwhelming, to say the least, too. There are hordes of beasts, monsters, and enemies that neither look scary or impressive, nor require much skill to defeat - just some tedious button mashing. Combat is not varied at all and makes the game quickly feel rather tedious, repetitive, and boring, even from its early levels.

To sum it all up, unfortunately, X-Blades doesn't offer serious reasons to make downloading it worthy, except maybe for the tiny thong of the game's protagonist, but I'm not so sure about that either.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Inexpensive, especially if it's on a discount
  • The main protagonist is an attractive heroine
  • The cutscenes are fine


  • No multiplayer mode
  • Some in-game animations are awkward
  • The graphics feel quite obsolete
  • The gameplay is tedious and combats are repetitive
  • Controls are clunky sometimes
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