Ghost of Tsushima is based on a historical Japanese setting, and developer Sucker Punch has invested extra effort into representing the backdrop accurately. The Seattle-based team collaborated with Sony’s Japan Studio to work on a full localisation, and you can choose whether to play the title in English or Japanese. In addition, the firm worked alongside the Kurosawa estate to produce a black-and-white filter inspired by the legendary director’s films.
All of that effort clearly appealed to Japanese gaming bible Famitsu, as it’s been awarded a perfect score by the magazine. This makes it the third Western game ever to receive a 40/40 from the publication, following The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Grand Theft Auto V. It’s also the second Sony funded title in a row to receive the accolade, after Death Stranding scooped the score late last year. Of course, the legitimacy of the mag’s scoring remains very much under question.