Ghostwire Tokyo takes you to the streets of Tokyo with dangerous ghosts, spirits floating around, and incredible details. The game was developed by Tango Gameworks, which is the same developer who created The Evil Within 1 and 2. Ghostwire: Tokyo was released on March 25, 2022, by Bethesda Softworks. The game offers fascinating visuals, a decent story, and simple combat. But it’s not at all!
Ghostwire: Tokyo is an action-adventure game where you play as a guy named Akito who allies (he doesn’t have a choice, to be honest) with a spirit called KK.
Tokyo’s population has vanished. Supernatural forces are between you and our bad guy. So, we need to team up with KK and cleanse Tokyo. Although getting used to this soul is a struggle at first, he comes with some powers that we will need to use against our enemies who are in nearly every corner of the town.
The story isn’t very original. The villain is a bit one-dimensional. He has an evil plan to destroy lives for his own goal. On the other hand, the protagonists have personal goals that create some conflict, but their life story isn’t very engaging.
Besides the main missions, the game has side missions that don’t do a lot for the main lore of the game. They are usually missions for XP and money. To be fair, some of them have Japanese folklore elements that make them quite interesting. There are also collectibles throughout the map that also reference Japanese culture.
After some details about the story, the gameplay and style/visuals of the game are where it shines brightly. In Ghostwire Tokyo, we have three types of weaving: wind, water, and fire. The wind is the one who starts the game. It is simple, with normal mid-to long-ranged attacks and a charged attack. The second one is fire, or the RPG ability, as we’d like to call it. You throw a fireball or charge and throw a bigger one with a wider effect. The last one is water, which helps you when you need to back off.
You cast a small wave that pushes the enemies in close range. You also have an arrow to use for a safer approach. Besides this, the game has a decent variety of enemies around the city. The girls in school uniforms, the slendermen, and slenderwomen with umbrellas. There are also several other mid and long-range enemies throughout Tokyo.
The combat has a variety of stealth attacks, which we strongly recommend, because you can kill nearly all enemies with ease. Using seals to slow down ghosts or changing clothes in the fight.
The best features of the game are the effects and graphics. When we started the gameplay, our first impression was, “Wow, look at these details in stores, buildings, temples…”. Tango Gameworks did a remarkable job of creating an abandoned, scary atmosphere in one of the busiest and alive cities in the world. The effects of spells, ghosts, and fog in the city are very well done. It never loses its satisfactory feeling in the hand movement when you grab the core of your enemy.
The game has an incredible soundtrack with amazing sound effects. We also recommend you try playing in Japanese audio to get in the mood of Ghostwire Tokyo more deeply.
Overall, Ghostwire Tokyo is a game with decent combat, beautiful visuals, and almost perfect visual effects. We highly recommend you play this game. If you do, share your thoughts and feelings about it in the comment section.
Ghostwire Tokyo Download
The game was released on the PlayStation Store for PS5 and on Steam for Microsoft Windows. To hunt ghosts, you need to pay $59,99. The game also has a Deluxe Edition that includes the Streetwear Outfit Pack, the Shinobi Outfit Pack, and the Kunai Weapon. The recommended system requirements are listed below:
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: 64-BIT WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1909 OR HIGHER
- Processor: Core I7 6700 @ 3.4GHZ OR AMD RYZEN 5 2600
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1080 OR AMD RX 5600 XT (VRAM: 6 GB OR HIGHER)
- DirectX: Version 12
- Storage: 20 GB of available space
- Additional Notes: SSD Storage