Ghostwire: Tokyo Review (PS5)

Tango Gameworks’ latest game is a slight departure from the developer’s typical horror titles, but not by much. Ghostwire: Tokyo is an action-adventure game with horror elements that draws inspiration from the Japanese folklore.

In Ghostwire: Tokyo you die before the game even starts, but that’s part of the game’s main plot. As your body lies dead on Tokyo’s iconic Shibuya Scramble Crossing, a shadowy spirit is trying to take command of it.

The catch is that by trying to merge with the body, the spirit brings back the protagonist from the dead as well. The unusual merger between the two gives Akito Izuki, the game’s main character, supernatural powers that he must learn to master in order to survive an onslaught of malevolent creatures that have taken on Tokyo’s streets.

The unlikely duo has different motivations and more or less noble goals, but they’re stuck together and forced to team up if they want to achieve those goals. KK, the spirit that Akito owes his se… (read more)

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