Ravenbound review

Developed by Systemic Reaction, Ravenbound is an action-packed roguelite that takes players into a world inspired by the rich tapestry of Norse culture. This third-person action RPG game features fast-paced combat, a permadeath system, and a captivating fantasy open world.

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Ravenbound is a hybrid game that combines action combat and a card upgrade system with a roguelite twist. You’ll find yourself thrown into a brutal Norse-inspired world where your character may meet his or her permanent end. Even though there is permadeath in the game, your progress will still contribute to new cards and upgrades.

The game begins with an opening cinematic that sets the scene: your character is merely a vessel for the power of the Raven, a force that continues to grow stronger even if the vessel (your character) dies. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to defeat the Guardians and claim their blessing, which will allow you to confront the Traitor, an evil force that fills the world with hatred and darkness.

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The combat system in Ravenbound is the game’s highlight, as well as the only real gameplay mechanic available. The game doesn’t have a lot of quests, crafting, and factions, but the combat and roguelike progression system are good enough to keep you addicted to the world of Ávalt. Sure, it can get a little repetitive, but it’s so fast-paced and exhilarating that you’ll barely notice, as the simplicity of the combat doesn’t take away much from combining attack chains and defensive techniques together.

To survive in this harsh world, you’ll need to learn enemy attack patterns, utilize precise timing to block and evade, and master a diverse arsenal of weapons, each with their own unique feel and advantages. Will you choose the two-handed sword for its impressive range or the lightning-fast double axe for its knocking power? The choice is yours, but choose wisely; You will need to defeat the hate-corrupted creatures of Avalt in a fierce battle.

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Ravenbound gameplay

The enemies and open world system in the game probably have one of the most brutal scenarios to be seen in an action RPG in a long time. Your first run will start you off with a few cards and some mana at your disposal, but after your first death, you’re pretty much starting from scratch, with no mana or cards to use and plenty of enemies waiting to counter your progress.

Enemies are rarely solo, with most encounters pitting your ship against multiple opponents such as thieves, imps, or draugr. Armored Guards are all similar, only they come at you with increasing difficulty as you progress.

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Ravenbound’s card-based progression system adds depth and ensures that each playthrough is a new experience. You’ll need to adapt and strategize as you collect and unlock relics, gear, and instant cards by defeating monsters, leveling up, and opening treasure chests. If you don’t manage your resources carefully, find more mana, or set out to get cards that will help you, you’re pretty much guaranteed to fail.

Ravenbound is a game filled to the brim with unique ideas. It combines the open world and roguelike/lites genres in an interesting way. The open world allows you to transform into a raven at certain points and fly comfortably anywhere on the map. And the best way to appreciate the view is to fly. Enemies sit in marked camps, waiting for you to disturb them, and they won’t chase you. Structures, ruins, caves and other places that masquerade as points of interest look beautiful, but are often empty, defeating the purpose of exploration.

Ravenbound System requirements


  • OS: 64 bit OS – Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5-6400 (4C / 4T) (Q3 ‘15), AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB, AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 25 GB available space


  • OS: 64 bit OS – Windows 10/11
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770, AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 8 GB, AMD Vega 56 8GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 25 GB available space