Cal Cestis is back – and how! In Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the former Padawan can also wield his lightsaber with great skill and earns international ratings for it almost entirely positive feedback.
Five years after the predecessor Fallen Order, our main character not only got a beard, but is now also a fully trained Jedi. But the fight against the Empire is far from over. So the redhead faces the oppressors with old and new friends.
Jedi: Survivor will be released on April 28th on the PC, as well as on the PS5 and Xbox Series. You can watch the first 15 minutes of the game right here:
The first 15 minutes of gameplay in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor straight and in WQHD
Survivor: The international ratings at a glance
At Metacritic the adventure from a galaxy far, far away gets one so far Average score of 86 points. Of the 84 reviews received, only five have a score below 75, which is below
mixed be classified. While we deduct eight to ten points in our test due to the fatal technical condition of Survivor, other critics are more merciful:
This is what testers say about Jedi: Survivor
VGC writer Jordan Middler is absolutely thrilled with Survivor. With full points, he celebrates the game with the following words:
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is Star Wars at its best. A thrilling adventure with a stellar cast combined with intelligent, complex combat and vast new worlds to explore. Performance issues aside, it’s easily one of the best Star Wars games ever made and keeps you wanting more stories from the adventures of Cal Kestis and BD-1.
Survivor can also convince in Screen Rant and grabs a 90 rating. Editor Kyle Gratton is particularly impressed by the story’s interweaving with the Star Wars universe:
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a shining example of how a more isolated story can nonetheless explore multiple eras of the Star Wars timeline without becoming too entangled, while simultaneously coexisting with the larger, legendary setting of the Galactic Empire.
GamingTrend author Ron Burke draws a comparison to Fallen Order and even talks about prices:
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor surpasses its predecessor in every way, offering us not only more of what we loved but also a massive, cinematic, cohesive universe full of all-new, immersive features. This is an early contender for game of the year.
Our colleague Maximilian Franke from GamePro deducts five points due to the technical problems, but is otherwise extremely positive:
Jedi: Survivor is a great sequel that clears up the weaknesses of the predecessor, but is weak in terms of technology at the time of release.
We Got This Covered takes a harder look at the technical flaws and awards a score of 60:
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gets so many things right by continuing the story of Cal Kestis and offering the best lightsaber combat in a game yet along with some massive environments to explore. Unfortunately, it also comes with a slew of technical difficulties and framerate issues that give early gamers the worst experience. Players deserve better.
Would you rather wait until the technical problems have largely been resolved before buying Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, or do you trust in a strong Day 1 patch? Or are you not interested in Survivor anyway because you don’t like the gameplay? Write us your opinion in the comments, we are curious!