Review: Ghost of Tsushima – Director’s Cut

Ghost of Tsushima is back a year later and this time as Director’s Cut and adapted for PS5, but is it worth it?

Ghost of Tsushima was without a doubt my GOTY (Game Of The Year) 2020, it had everything I want in a game, story, music, feeling and perhaps most important of all that you actually “created” a relationship with the characters in the game.

There is probably no doubt that we will get a Ghost of Tsushima 2, although it has not been confirmed today. But until then, we have to make do with Ghost of Tsushima – Director’s Cut, which in addition to being a game that has been lifted and adapted to Playstation 5, is also an expansion in the form of a new island to explore, Iki.

Ghost of Tsushima for PS5 is a bit like a glove and this is mainly because the game was praised for its graphics on PS4, then you can think of PS5. The first thing I notice is that the game loads incredibly fast, when you use “fast travel” it loads nothing but all of a sudden you are there. The image update has also increased and is now at a steady 60 FPS and this in dynamic 4K, everything is simply nicer and better.

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut

The sound has also been given a boost where Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut supports 3D Tempest Audio in the headphones if you feel it is a must, otherwise you get to enjoy the same details in sound and music. Perhaps best of all is that lip sync has now been arranged in Japanese as well.

But the biggest news in Director’s Cut is probably still that we get a new island to explore, Iki gives us just enough to explore where we on this island are far from loved, once upon a time the Samurai fought on this island and created huge problem. But now like Jen, you want to sort this out and it’s easier said than done. Very interesting and deep main story, but as usual there are a lot of side quests to tackle where you want to “clean up” your name and the samurai on the island of Iki.

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut

An expansion that is definitely a must if you liked Ghost of Tsushima, there is just enough new this time so it will not be too much and confusing. If you have plans to jump on the bandwagon to Iki right before the basic game, it’s a bad idea in my opinion, play from the beginning and you will have a journey with a samurai that only develops more and more.

It seems that Director’s Cut will become more common on games from Playstation Studios in the future and I would probably still say that you can see it a bit as an expansion to the games that are now being released on Playstation 5 with a nice optimization for the new expansion.

Although I really love Ghost of Tsushima, I have to say that we do not want more, let’s wait for Ghost of Tsushima 2 now, which will probably take 2-3 years if we are lucky.