The Ascent Gameplay 4K – Reviews 78% Mostly Positive (Steam)

Swedish developer, Neon Giant released their twin-stick shooter The Ascent last week, and so far the reception has been pretty good for this cyberpunk themed new IP. Published by Curve Digital, The Ascent came in as a day one Xbox Game Pass game for Xbox consoles and PC. It also released via Steam. The game offers some 15-20 hours or more gameplay, and is playable as a solo or co-op experience. The game pass deal is pretty ideal for those on a budget, but the game itself comes in at less than £25 which we think is a steal all things considered. If we look at the reviews on Steam, the game has a mostly positive rating with 78% of 3654 reviews leaning towards a favourable experience (that’s 2850 positive reviews). The average pro review median is just over 7/10 with user reviews following suit, albeit slightly higher (looking at metacritic ratings). We think The Ascent deserves a sequel and hopefully Neon Giant can expand the universe more and add additional gameplay features. In the meantime, if you’re on the fence, then take a look at some gameplay videos from the PC version running max settings and 4K with Ray Tracing enabled. DLSS set to Ultra Quality pre-set (RTX 3090).

Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.