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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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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...
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...
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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Bayonetta Statistics

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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
5.1%
Played It
11.46%
Halfway
10.19%
Beat It
63.38%
Conquered It
9.87%
Completionist! 9.87%  of players have Conquered It

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~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 60 ratings
86% of users would recommend this.
4.5

User Ratings Breakdown

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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Recommended

Jin
Verified purchase
Bayonetta is a fantastic game with a lot of action, very well placed quick time events and a story that will keep you coming back for more! The rich and very in-depth backgrounds will leave you in shock and awe, the action will keep you coming back for more, the moves are out of this world and the combat is very fluent! The boss fights are some of the best I have ever experience!
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8 out of 10 would play again!

Daemon
Verified purchase
If Dante was a woman he would be Bayonetta, need I say more? This game is very reminiscent of Devil May Cry 4 both in its gameplay and stage-to-stage format. The MC "Bayonetta" is extremely entertaining to play as and I'm not just talking about her gameplay. overall this is a great game that you will remember fondly. Give it a go!
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Bayonetta Review

Sam Jones
Staff Review
A brutal hack 'n slash adventure, the dazzling combos look effortless with the brilliant frame rate. Taking heavy inspiration from Hideki Kamiya's other highly acclaimed titles such as Resident Evil and Devil May Cry, Bayonetta features a captivating story and highly enjoyable gameplay.
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Recommended

Kenstagator
Bayonetta is a captivating action packed adventure game filled with style and spunk from start to finish. Casual gamers like may be put off by the difficulty curve of this game but the gameplay remains consistent and the outlandish visuals are full of personality. Plenty of shots that show off the confidence and body this female protagonist and I expected no less from this titular character. Hideki Kayima directed this game. Director of Devil May Cry and Okami, his accolades in those games alone is what made me very excited to play this game. My experience with this game has been nothing but tremendous. The staple characters are quite enjoyable and I always loved seeing them develop around their relationship with Bayonetta. Don't even get me started on the story, it's quite the trip. TLDR: Bayonetta is a witch with guns strapped to her heels who eats angels with her hair. She eventually goes up into space and takes matters in her own hands to kill a god by throwing it into the sun. Pick up the game, its a wonderful experience whether you're playing on easy with flashy auto-combos or up to take the challenge in beating this game on harder difficulties. You'll sure to be well... bewitched. ;)
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Recommended

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
The full Kamiya/Platinum experience, in all its glory.
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Recommended

Tree
Verified purchase
Even though Bayonetta 3 will release soon, this one is still a great game.
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Recommended

jucatorul
Verified purchase
Superb combat system with a sexy hero. You can't not like it!
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Recommended

Ssquov
Verified purchase
I never played this on my ps3, but I definitely enjoyed this. I hope to find 2 and 3 at a good price, but the switch exclusivity is gonna have me spend $100 plus.
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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 4.5/5
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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