In only four months since its release, Ghost of Tsushima sales have broken PlayStation records at over 5 million copies sold.
Having been delayed a few times and then eventually released in July 2020, Sucker Punch’s open-world Samurai title has seen huge success.
Released as a PlayStation 4 exclusive under the publishing direction of Sony Interactive Entertainment, GoT has broken records this week.
5 million copies is an amazing achievement in such a short space of time as Ghost has now outsold other PS4 exclusives The Last of Us Part 2 and Horizon: Zero Dawn in their first four months.
Sales are still strong for this game as well, and news of the next-gen version will keep the ball rolling.
At this rate, Ghost is heading into the same kinds of sales figures of Marvel’s Spider-Man, Hitman and Doom.
It has also been announced that this title is completely backward-compatible with PlayStation 5 and will benefit from PS5 Gameboost.
Set during the first Mongol invasion of Japan, Ghost of Tsushima tells the story of Jin Sakai, a noble Samurai who fights to regain control of Tsushima island.
Since the Mongols have wiped out most of the Samurai on the island, Jin must recruit a rag-tag band of misfits and utilize dishonorable tactics such as stealth.
The main campaign and indeed side stories are fun and traditional, with the island of Tsushima itself as the main star.
Tsushima is amazingly detailed and wonderfully populated with many things to do apart from the main story.
You are free to play the game at your own pace and can choose to complete side missions or just explore.
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The styling of the game is influenced heavily by Japanese Samurai movies such as those from Akira Kurosawa and even has a Kurosawa black and white mode.
Combat is extraordinarily complex without losing fun, with any mistakes typically being the fault of the player rather than that of the game.
Just take the elaborate duel set-pieces for example, that take place in situations such as that of a mountaintop retreat during a lightning storm.
These combat scenarios are truly exhilarating, especially if you manage to pull off moves and not be struck by your enemy.
This kind of combat requires quick reactions and precise timing, as the smallest mistake could be your undoing.
While the game is excellent as it is, it did lack a multiplayer mode that players had been hoping for.
Seemingly answering the prayers of fans, Sucker Punch added in a multiplayer mode last month.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is a co-op mode for the game that allows each player to choose from classes to take down increasingly difficult enemies.
Missions culminate in frantic boss battles that require great skill from everyone involved.
Legends is set apart from the main story and focuses more on the mythical aspect of Japanese culture and tradition such as battling Yokai, or demons.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends Sceenshots: Click to enlarge…
The multiplayer expansion is also completely free so there’s no excuse not to give it a go.
This amazing Samurai title is a truly stunning tale and a game that everyone should play.
The Ghost of Tsushima release date was July 17 2020 and is available now for PlayStation 4.
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