Review Roundup: Severed gives us a damn good reason to break out the ol’ Vita

Early returns are very positive

If you've forgotten about Severed (or just never heard of it) I wouldn't blame you. The Vita has had its share of difficulties nabbing must-have exclusives, and many of them have gone on to have console versions (see Tearaway: Unfolded). But early returns on this latest PS Vita exclusive are almost universally popular (average Metacritic score is 83), and its unique mechanical twist alone makes it worth checking out.

Here's the official description of the game:

Severed is a first-person dungeon crawling adventure where you equip the carcasses of your enemies to gain their powers. You play as Sasha, a warrior who wakes up in a surreal fantasy world and sets off on a mission to find the missing members of her family.

Here's what others are saying about Severed around the internet.


"Severed starts out deceptively simplistic and bizarre. The weird, old-school scrolling method and touch-based interactions hide a remarkably deep and involving mix of action, adventure, and role-playing."


"Really, it's hard to find anything wrong with Severed. It obliterated my conceptions of how a touch-based game can play, it looks breathtaking, and it gave me a reason to break out my Vita."

Game Informer:

"I wanted more. Shortly after I finished the story, I dove back in to explore every path I didn’t already venture down with my new powers in tow. The draw to keep playing and exploring immediately after I finished is a testament to how much I enjoyed Severed."

Suffice it to say, it sounds like we've got a good reason to dust off our Vitas.