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Nioh 2 vs Code Vein – The Definitive Comparison

Nioh 2 vs Code Vein - The Definitive Comparison

Hi guys! Today I will talk about Nioh 2 vs 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.


When it comes to the storyline, Code Vein has a better and more cohesive story with more interesting characters that will make you care about what happens to them. Nioh 2 also has some good moments but overall the story isn’t as interesting as the story of Code Vein.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying Code Vein’s story is perfect, but I personally found it enjoyable and I would recommend it over the story of Nioh 2.

So if you want an enjoyable story then I would pick Code Vein over Nioh 2.


There are differences in the way the players have to approach combat in these two games.

Code Vein’s combat is similar to Dark Souls games, while Nioh 2 offers a more complex combat system with different stances and skill trees for each weapon. The combat system in Nioh 2 is so deep that it will take hours upon hours till you try every single weapon and its skills since you unlock weapon skills by using the weapon whose skills you want to unlock.

Nioh 2 also has skill trees for ninja, onmyo, and transformation skills, you have to also add the attribute system which is similar to Dark Souls, meaning that when you gather enough currency to level up you have to put a point in one of the available attributes.

Code Vein doesn’t have an attribute system like Nioh and Dark Souls, instead, it has a class system and each class has different skills you can unlock.

Both systems are good in their own way but if I had to choose which one I prefer, I would choose the system of Nioh 2 since it is far more complex and fun once you understand how it works.

As for the enemies, both games offer a variety of enemies for you to fight and they also have entertaining bosses, though Nioh 2 has more bosses and they are a little more interesting to fight against.

Lastly, Nioh 2 is more challenging than Code Vein, has more content, and more replayability. Both games offer a co-op system, although in Nioh 2 you can play with up to 2 others, while in Code Vein you can play with only one other person.


The graphics of these two games have a different direction so it’s hard to compare them. Code Vein goes for anime-like graphics while Nioh 2 has a more realistic graphics approach. I think both of them are equally good for what they are and it comes down to preference show I would recommend checking out gameplay and see what you prefer.

As for the visuals, both games are dark and gritty so don’t expect beautiful locations. I can’t say I prefer the scenery of one game over the other.

One great thing about these two games is the customization they offer. They have amazing character creation systems, but Nioh 2 has an advantage and that is the equipment transmogrification system it offers, 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.

So when it comes to visuals overall Nioh 2 offers more because of the customization options.

Final Thoughts

Let me summarize what you should remember from this article.

First, when it comes to the story, Code Vein is a far better choice than Nioh 2.

Second, in the gameplay department, I believe Nioh 2 is a more complex game and once you understand how its systems work you will enjoy the combat much more than Code Vein.

Lastly, both games have great visuals though they have different styles, Nioh 2 has an edge on the customization front because of the equipment transmogrification system it offers.

If you choose Code Vein I would recommend waiting for a sale, and while Nioh 2 is worth the full price personally I would wait for a sale.

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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