- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player) (2 Player Online)
- Release Date
- 27th Sep 2019, $59.99
- 27th Sep 2019, £49.99
PlayStation Plus Essential (Subscription)
- 7th Mar 2023 until 3rd Apr 2023
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
- Official Site
Cure your thirst
Republished on Wednesday, 1st March, 2023: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of March 2023's PS Plus line up. The original text follows. For the first few hours of Code Vein, you don’t really play anything at all. No, instead you create your character. With one of the most robust...
Roll the DICE
New month, new PS Plus games. As March, er, marches on, PS Plus Essential's selection of monthly games has been refreshed, giving members a new trio of titles to enjoy. They're available to download right now on PS Store. As a reminder, this month you're getting multiplayer shooter Battlefield 2042 (PS5/PS4), blocky dungeon crawler...
Plus or minus?
Going by the results of our previous polls, it's been a good start to the year for PS Plus — but will that winning streak continue this month? March 2023's PS Plus Essential games have been officially announced, with inconsistent FPS Battlefield 2042 leading the charge. EA's multiplayer shooter is flanked by Minecraft: Dungeons and
A varied trio
Given that Sony already teased this PS Plus Essential update during its State of Play broadcast last month, this selection of games doesn't come as a surprise — but it's nice to have confirmation all the same! So, just to recap, March 2023's PS Plus Essential lineup is as follows: Battlefield 2042 (PS5, PS4)
Remember Bandai Namco's Souls-like anime-styled action RPG, Code Vein? Well, it's two years old today (it originally released on the 27th September, 2019), and it's managed to rack up 2 million copies shipped. Not bad, not bad at all. Code Vein was met with mostly lukewarm reviews at launch, but it did prove to be quite popular among...
Save the best for last?
Code Vein did surprisingly well for itself last year, selling over a million copies upon its launch, but we haven't really heard any community chatter about it since. That hasn't stopped Bandai Namco from capitalising on its DLC plans, however, with the third and final expansion arriving on PlayStation 4 today. Named Lord of...
Even more anime action
Quickly following up on Code Vein's first piece of DLC is yet another slice anime action in the form of Frozen Empress. The second content drop is available right now on PlayStation 4, purchasable either through the game's season pass or separately at a price of £7.99/$9.99. Much like the Hellfire Knight DLC, this new piece...
Bound by blood
Action role-playing title Code Vein has sold over 1 million copies worldwide, publisher Bandai Namco has announced. The game, often referred to as 'anime Dark Souls', launched in September last year, and recently it received its first expansion, 'Hellfire Knight'. It's not a bad result for a game that released during such a busy...
Two more expansions incoming
Remember Code Vein? The anime take on Dark Souls supposedly sold surprisingly well, however, we haven’t heard a word about the title ever since its September 2019 launch. That’s all about to change as the game’s first DLC is available to download now on PlayStation 4 with two more expansions planned for the...
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Are you by any chance heading to TwitchCon this weekend in San Diego? If the answer to that question is yes and you have at least a passing interest in the upcoming anime Souls-like Code Vein, you can bag yourself a free copy if you're able to donate blood to the American Red Cross. A fitting cause considering the style of...
In case you'd forgotten, Bandai Namco announced a playable demo for its upcoming action RPG, Code Vein, back at Gamescom. The demo will allow players to "create their own character, explore the start of the game, and dive into the first part of 'The Depths', a challenging dungeon that will test any Revenant’s mettle". It sounds like a...
In the face of certain death, we rise.
In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity’s past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This ﬁnal stronghold is where the remaining few ﬁght to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, ﬁendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in CODE VEIN.