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Ashen - Steam Game

3.8 out of 5
12 User Ratings
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Ashen is an open world co-op action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home.
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About Ashen

About this game

Ashen is an open world co-op action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home.

Passive Co-Op Multiplayer
As you adventure through Ashen, you'll occasionally encounter other players in a massive open world, akin to the passive multiplayer of Journey. It's up to you to decide how to deal with them - fight together against evil, invite them into your party or simply ignore them.

Souls with a Twist
Ashen is faithful to the "souls" genre of stamina-based combat, introducing players to a punishing yet satisfyingly vast world. But here’s the twist - no two gameplay experiences are alike. Whether you’re exploring bogs, investigating a fjord or pillaging an old palace, where you are at any given moment will dramatically alter the course of your adventure. It's a brutal open world; you're just living in it.

Creatures + Combat
Ashen has no shortage of dangerous encounters, from hostile enemies to indigenous creatures. You'll be rewarded for studying the environment and its inhabitants, planning your adventure rather than flying by the seat of your pants. The flora and fauna within the world aren't just fantastical; they're often fatal. Each confrontation, no matter how trivial, has potentially dire consequences.

Crafting is Key
As you discover survivors, you'll have the choice to invite them to your Town. But these aren't mere adventurers - they're potential collaborators, bringing a plethora of crafting skills, from blacksmithing to foraging expertise, in tow.

Story + Score
Famed fantasy author Mark Lawrence (The Broken Empire trilogy) and renowned band Foreign Fields collaborated closely with the development team at A44 to craft a cohesive and unique narrative and sound.

Game Details

Release Date:
December 09, 2019
Developer:
A44
Publisher:
Annapurna Interactive
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Ashen
Link:
Genres:
Souls-like
RPG

Adventure

Action
Play Style:
Online Co-Op
Features:
Online Coop
Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Cloud

Remote Play on Phone

Remote Play on Tablet

Remote Play on TV

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 Bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 @ 3.5GHz or AMD FX-4170
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R7 270X (2GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64 Bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 3.5GHz or AMD FX 6 Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290X (4GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space

Critic Reviews

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"Ashen does more than enough to differentiate it from other Souls-like games. Although its combat utilizes the same stamina-focused mechanics, the inclusion of features that...
80 / 100
"Ashen contributes more hits than misses to the Souls formula, though the overall experience may feel too familiar to fans of FromSoftware's trendsetting series."
85 / 100
"Ashen’s handful of new ideas make it a stellar Souls-like with solid combat, a great art style, and an interesting world."
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Tough
35.29%
Unforgiving
23.53%
Relax & enjoy! 41.18%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
4.76%
Played It
23.81%
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Beat It
47.62%
Conquered It
23.81%
Completionist! 23.81%  of players have Conquered It

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7.14% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Ashen User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 12 ratings
75% of users would recommend this.
3.8

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Jarboe
Verified purchase
I have no idea why this has a mixed rating, well maybe a couple, first your AI companion is pretty dumb but kind of a meat sponge too, you learn to deal. Multiplayer is not set up great for randoms. Get passed all that and you have one of the best souls like games. Exploring is encouraged and rewarded with the same pay off as Dark Souls Where it does things a little different is as you do npc side and main quests you actually get to recruit them back to your main village to finish buiding the village and to become proper vendors. The in game currency functions the same as souls like if you died and can not make it back to your body you lose it. But in Ashen you get to buy pots that store currency with a fee,want to save 250 it going to cost you 300 but you will not lose it. Also there is fast travel about a third into the game, not every post can be traveled to, but most can. Combat is a little different, but when you get it, is rewarding, having a companion whose quest you are on go with you is pretty cool too. Is it worth full price, I would say yes, but there are always sales on GMG or Fanatical for 75% off then it's a steal. Don't get me wrong the game will piss you off at times, but it worth pushing through to see it's greatness.
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Joshua
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Great gameplay! Runs really well on my 3080
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 41% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 59% of GameFAQs users said Ashen is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to USK, Ashen is suitable for players aged 16 and above.
Yes, Ashen is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 (64 Bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 @ 3.5GHz or AMD FX-4170
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R7 270X (2GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 Bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 3.5GHz or AMD FX 6 Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290X (4GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 28 hours. 100% of users played Ashen for over 12 hours.
Yes, Ashen has broad critical consensus. 81% of critics on Metacritic recommend Ashen. The Metascore is 81 out of 100.
75% of Fanatical users recommend Ashen. The average review score is 3.8/5
Ashen was released on December 09, 2019
Ashen is published by Annapurna Interactive
Ashen was developed by A44
Fanatical users tagged Ashen as Souls-like, RPG, Adventure, and Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ashen as Souls-like
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ashen as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ashen as Adventure

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