Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a huge hit with critics in our review round-up

The early leaks couldn't stop Cal Kestis' return after many years, with many critics hailing it as one of the best games of the current generation.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is far from perfect but it does most of everything right to be a better game than the already-excellent original title from 2019.

We're literally counting the hours before Star Wars Jedi: Survivor hit the store shelves. With the review embargo lifted, Star Wars fans can pass the time by checking out what critics have to say about the upcoming Star Wars game.

To no one's surprise, the sequel to 2019's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is just as good as the original if not better.

Developed by Respawn Entertainment, Jedi: Survivor sees the now-scruffier and more seasoned Jedi Knight, Cal Kestis, go and explore a more hostile galaxy as he now must find a way to, not just survive, but rebuild the Jedi Order.

Respawn used what it built with the original game and create a more expansive world filled with so much more things to do. Unfortunately, it might have come at the expense of things to do. The open world, while massive, just can't justify its size outside of Respawn doing it for the sake of it. Meanwhile, some critics believe that Jedi: Survivor could have used a bit more polishing, which is ironic since this is the reason why Electronic Arts delayed the game by over six weeks.

All in all, critics agree that, while not perfect, Jedi: Survivor checks all the right marks.

Here's our round-up of the critic scores for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor:

It'll be interesting to see if Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has enough in it to be nominated for GOTY.

Going back to the topic of polishing, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is currently facing performance issues on all platforms. It seems like Respawn couldn't quite push the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 to their limits properly as the game struggles to hold a steady frame rate in 30 FPS and 60 FPS. The PC port isn't all that much better. Critics report frequent stutters, sudden frame-rate drops, and several issues that might affect performance on the PC.

Nevertheless, this isn't a deal-breaker. The technical limitations haven't stopped the sequel from scoring high on multiple platforms with critics.

Besides, the sort of problems that Jedi: Survivor has are something that EA and Respawn can fix with a day-one patch.

Excited gamers will find out on April 28 just how good (or bad) Jedi: Survivor is. Until then, be sure to avoid spoilers.

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