NieR: Automata

 

From the ashes of the defunct studio Cavia, Yoko Taro, Yosuke Saito and Keiichi Okabe joined forces with PlatinumGames to create a sequel to the 2010 cult classic NieR, which is tangentially part of the larger Drakengard series. Bigger in scope and budget, NieR: Automata is set thousands of years after NieR‘s fourth ending, during a proxy war between androids and machines.

To say much more than that would spoil the magic of the game, as Automata is a masterclass in storytelling, tackling themes of life, death, empathy, beauty, and language, among other things. Retaining NieR‘s incredible thematic storytelling and creating a much more visually beautiful game with improved combat made the sequel a surprise hit, and one of 2017’s very best. Its success ignited an interest in and raised the profile of Yoko Taro and the ex-Cavia development team.

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Game Reviews

Review Author Platform Score
NieR: Automata Alana Hagues Sony PlayStation 4
92
NieR: Automata Dom Kim Microsoft Windows
95
NieR: Automata Samer Farag Sony PlayStation 4
93

Music Reviews

Review Author Released
Chamber Works -NieR Automata- Patrick Gann February 23, 2019
Glory to Metal: A Symphonic Metal Tribute to NieR: Automata Patrick Gann September 1, 2017
NieR Music Concert & Talk Live Blu-ray Patrick Gann December 14, 2016
NieR Music Concert & Talk Live Soundtrack Patrick Gann February 23, 2017
NieR Music Concert Blu-ray «The Memories of Puppets» Patrick Gann September 20, 2017
NieR Orchestral Arrangement Special Box Edition Patrick Gann September 12, 2018
NieR: Automata Arranged & Unreleased Tracks Patrick Gann December 20, 2017
NieR: Automata Orchestral Arrangement Album Patrick Gann September 12, 2018
NieR: Automata Original Soundtrack Patrick Gann March 29, 2017
NieR: Automata Original Soundtrack HACKING TRACKS Patrick Gann March 29, 2017
NieR: Automata Piano Collections Patrick Gann April 25, 2018
NieR: Glory to Mankind Patrick Gann September 1, 2017
NieR: Orchestra Concert 12018 Patrick Gann February 27, 2019

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