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Bayonetta

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A hack-'n-slash for the ages, Bayonetta is regarded as the best in its genre, partly due to the sensational, smooth always at 60fps gameplay.
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About Bayonetta

About this game

Developed by PlatinumGames and published by SEGA.

Bayonetta is a hack-'n'-slash title in which you'll take control of a witch named Bayonetta who awakens after 500 years of sleep with no memories of who or what she is. Developed by Hideki Kamiya, the brilliant mind behind Resident Evil and Devil May Cry's booming fame, this fan-favourite title had a fantastic release with its PC port for Steam!

500-Year Slumber

After 500 years of slumber, Bayonetta wakes up to a strange world that she does not recognise, with no prior recollection of who or what she is. Accompany her as she slowly gains recollection of her memories and learns about the two warring factions, the Umbra Witches and the Lumen Sages, and how their predicament connects to her sleep.

Genre-defining Combat

Experience Bayonetta's signature combat with fast-paced combos and fantastic abilities as you fight through the forces of light. Use her weapons, including her guns, heels, magic, and hair demons, to bring down the Angel threat. Choose between five different difficulties — Very Easy, Easy, Normal, Hard, and Non-Stop Infinite Climax — and use her entire arsenal, such as Wicked Weave, Torture Attacks, and Witch Time, to secure your victory!

Full Steam Support

Perfectly ported for the PC with Steam, Bayonetta takes all of Steam's features into account to make a brand-new experience: Steam achievements, Cloud save, trading cards, and experience PC-exclusive upgrades to take full advantage of the strength of a computer, with 4K resolution, anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, SSAO lighting, scalable texture and shadow quality, and much more!

Game Details

Release Date:
April 24, 2017
Developer:
PlatinumGames
Publisher:
SEGA
Rating:
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 18
USK rating of 18
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Bayonetta
Genres:
Action
Hack and Slash

Spectacle fighter

Beat 'em up

Character Action Game
Themes:
Female Protagonist
Fast-Paced

Comedy

Anime

Great Soundtrack

Fantasy

Atmospheric
Play Styles:
Singleplayer
Third Person
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Remote Play on Phone

Remote Play on Tablet

Remote Play on TV

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 /8 (8.1) / 10
CPU : Core i3 3220
Memory : 4GB or more
Graphics : Radeon HD6950 / GeForce GTX 570 or more (VRAM768MB or more)
HDD : 20GB or more
Sound : DirectX9.0c

Recommended Spec:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 /8 (8.1) / 10
CPU :Core i5 4460
Memory : 8GB or more
Graphics : Radeon HD7870 / GeForce GTX 760 or more (VRAM2GB or more) *More than 2GB is recommended in case of the multi monitors
HDD : 20GB or more
Sound : DirectX9.0c

Critic Reviews

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The Games Machine

90 / 100
"Bayonetta is a real masterpiece, and it's finally available in the best version ever played. The most iconic title developed by PlatinumGames is finally available on PC, and...

DualShockers

90 / 100
"Even if its story falls into many amnesia tropes and the graphics are a bit dated, the innovative and enthralling gameplay coupled with its over-the-top-nature make Bayonetta a...

PC Games

85 / 100
"Bayonetta still has problems in the story and camera department (and too many Quick-Time-Events), just as eight years earlier. However, the smooth 60 frames per second and the...
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Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
0.38%
Easy
1.88%
Just Right
52.26%
Tough
41.35%
Unforgiving
4.14%
Relax & enjoy! 52.26%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
5.11%
Played It
11.5%
Halfway
10.22%
Beat It
63.26%
Conquered It
9.9%
Completionist! 9.9%  of players have Conquered It

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~8 Hours
5.47%
~12 Hours
35.32%
~20 Hours
42.29%
~40 Hours
8.96%
~60 Hours
2.99%
>= 80 Hours
3.48%
Achievement Hunter?
3.48% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Bayonetta User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 61 ratings
86% of users would recommend this.
4.4

User Ratings Breakdown

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21 - 24 of 20 Reviews

Recommended

Shae23
Verified purchase
Bayonetta, developed by PlatinumGames, is a wild and audacious action game that has carved a niche for itself in the gaming world. This game takes players on a rollercoaster of absurdity and style, offering an experience that is equal parts chaotic and exhilarating. At its core, Bayonetta is a hack-and-slash action game where you assume the role of the titular witch, Bayonetta, a stylish and powerful heroine with a penchant for gunplay and supernatural abilities. The combat system is a masterpiece, blending fluid melee attacks with gunplay and acrobatics. Timing and precision are crucial as you execute devastating combos and summon monstrous demons to obliterate your foes. The "Witch Time" mechanic, triggered by perfectly timed dodges, adds an extra layer of depth and rewards skillful play. Bayonetta's visuals are a visual spectacle. The game's art direction is eccentric and flamboyant, with character designs and environments that push the boundaries of imagination. The action unfolds at a blistering pace, and the over-the-top set pieces are a testament to PlatinumGames' creativity. The narrative is a mix of convoluted and campy, with Bayonetta's sassy attitude and the bizarre cast of characters making it a memorable and enjoyable romp. While the plot may not be the game's main draw, the charm of its characters and the absurdity of the situations they find themselves in keep you engaged. One minor drawback is the game's occasionally uneven difficulty, with some moments feeling punishingly tough. However, this only adds to the sense of accomplishment when you overcome these challenges. In conclusion, Bayonetta is a testament to unbridled creativity and exhilarating action. Its combat system, over-the-top style, and eccentric storytelling make it a unique and unforgettable experience. If you're a fan of fast-paced, stylish action games, Bayonetta is a must-play that will keep you entertained from start to finish.
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Recommended

rafaa14
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Recommended

Miner
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Fun but tense Bayonetta looks great though it will push you to your limits with difficult gameplay if you are willing to shoot for the higher skills. In this it is still a lot of fun to play in the nearly two decades since it's first release. While the story is a bit confusing it has a few moments that make you want to see what happens to her next. The enemies are imaginative and the bosses are awe inspiring. All in all the game is well worth a try.
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Recommended

It Rocks!
Verified purchase
Great Hack'n Slash. Crazy characters and over-the-top cutscenes. Lots of fun! 10/10 - Recommended for everyone who likes this genre.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 52% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 45% of GameFAQs users said Bayonetta is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Bayonetta is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
Yes, Bayonetta is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 /8 (8.1) / 10
CPU : Core i3 3220
Memory : 4GB or more
Graphics : Radeon HD6950 / GeForce GTX 570 or more (VRAM768MB or more)
HDD : 20GB or more
Sound : DirectX9.0c

Recommended Spec:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 /8 (8.1) / 10
CPU :Core i5 4460
Memory : 8GB or more
Graphics : Radeon HD7870 / GeForce GTX 760 or more (VRAM2GB or more) *More than 2GB is recommended in case of the multi monitors
HDD : 20GB or more
Sound : DirectX9.0c

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 22 hours. 93% of users played Bayonetta for over 12 hours.
Yes, Bayonetta has broad critical consensus. 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend Bayonetta. The Metascore is 90 out of 100.
86% of Fanatical users recommend Bayonetta. The average review score is 4.4/5
Yes, 86% of Fanatical users and 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend Bayonetta.
Bayonetta was released on April 24, 2017
Bayonetta is published by SEGA
Bayonetta was developed by PlatinumGames
Fanatical users tagged Bayonetta as Action, Hack and Slash, Spectacle fighter, and Beat 'em up
Fanatical users tagged Bayonetta as Female Protagonist, Fast-Paced, Comedy, and Anime
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Bayonetta as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Bayonetta as Hack and Slash
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Bayonetta as Spectacle fighter

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