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Nioh vs Code Vein – The Definitive Comparison

Nioh vs Code Vein

Hi guys! Today I will talk about Nioh and Code Vein. I will do a comparison between them and I will let you be the judge of which game is better. First I will talk about the storyline of those 2 games, then I will talk about the difference or similarities in their gameplay, and lastly, I will compare the visuals and tell you my final thoughts. Now let’s begin.


Choosing what game has the best storyline is an easy choice. Code Vein has an interesting story and I had a good time watching it unravel.

Nioh’s story is just there to give a reason for the fights. It isn’t anything special or even worth remembering. It has some interesting moments but at the end of the day, it’s forgettable.

If you want a game that has an interesting story then from those two games, Code Vein is the best choice.


The main difference between Nioh and Code Vein is the way you approach combat.

Code Vein’s combat is very similar to Dark Souls combat. Nioh takes Dark Souls type combat to the next level adding combat stances and making you choose the stance that is optimal for the situation you are in.

Both games also have a variety of weapons other items you can choose from.

As for the RPG systems that the games use, Nioh is more traditional since it uses Attribute points to show character progression while in Code Vein you have to choose a class and each class has different strengths, weaknesses and skills.

I can’t say which game is better since their systems are just different. It all comes down to what you think is best for you and the way you enjoy playing games.

One of the most important things in this type of games is the challenge they offer, because these types of games are made mainly for hardcore gamers that like challenging enemies.

I believe that from the two games Nioh is more challenging. Code Vein offers some challenge too, but it doesn’t have a steep learning curve like Nioh has.


The visuals of both games are very good. Even though Nioh was released 2 years before Code Vein it’s graphics are at a similar level.

Although both games look good they have different visual styles. Code Vein has anime-like characters and Nioh has more realistic looking characters.

The character customization is another thing to consider. Code Vein has one of the best character creation systems I have seen.

In Nioh you can’t create your own character but you can customize their clothes freely without having to worry about stats(something you can’t do in Code Vein), since Nioh has an equipment transmogrification system, meaning that you are able to change the appearance of any armor or weapon you have to the appearance of another weapon or armor you have gotten in the game and keep the item’s stats.

I guess each game has its strong points and it’s up to you to decide what you value more. When I played NG+ in Code Vein I didn’t feel that the game got significantly harder.

As for the bosses and enemies that you will face, both game have a lot of different kinds of enemies, so you won’t be bored at all. Although I believe the bosses in Nioh have a better design than the bosses in Code Vein.

Nioh has more bosses than Code Vein and more content in general. Nioh also has more replayability than Code Vein and you feel the difference in difficulty(between each NG+) much more than Code Vein.

Final Thoughts

Now let me summarize the things you should remember from this article.

When it comes to the storyline the best choice is Code Vein. There is really no competition in that department. Nioh’s story is nowhere close to Code Vein’s story.

However, choosing based on the gameplay isn’t as easy. Both games have a lot of differences, and it isn’t easy deciding which game is better. Code Vein’s combat is closer to Dark Souls while Nioh feels fresher.

Also, you should consider the difficulty of both games and the amount of content they have. I mentioned those above so I won’t go into further detail here.

Lastly, the visuals are on the same level but they have differences when it comes to what they want their games to have. As for the customization, Code Vein offers a deep character creation system, while Nioh has a transmogrification system.

Whatever you choose I recommend waiting for a sale if you can.

This is it, guys. I hope you found the article informative and that I helped you decide which is the best game for you.

Write in the comments below if you agree or disagree with what I said and if you think I forgot something. See ya in the next article.

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