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Xbox One / Xbox Series X/S Game Review

The Ascent
Cyber-Heist (DLC)


Format: Xbox One / Xbox Series X/S
Publisher: Curve Digital
Developer: Neon Giant
RRP: £7.99
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Age Restrictions: 18+
Release Date: 18 August 2022

The Ascent: Cyber Heist is set after The Ascent’s main story and is accessible for those who’ve completed the main campaign and want to take on a new contract. Kira, your former employer, has a new top-secret job, and as a newly independent contractor how could you refuse? Venture outside of your familiar arcology into a brand new arcology owned by the Malhorst-Gelb Group. There’s some new ground-breaking tech ripe for the taking, but you’re not the only one with sights on the prize. Put your skills to the test as you take on this new challenging job. Explore brand new environments, fight your way against new enemies and experience new ways of fighting using melee weapons...


The DLC adds some new weapons, including melee weapons

I always find reviewing DLC odd. No one who didn't enjoy the original game will bother buying DLC on a whim. So if you didn't like The Ascent you're not likely to pick up this DLC.

For £8 this is pretty much an essential purchase. You'll need to have completed the main game, but if you're playing in co-op and other members of your team haven't completed the main game they can still play with you.

The DLC adds some new weapons, including for the first time, melee weapons like the Rock Crusher and Guillotine. Continue the story of The Ascent by completing new challenging main and side missions. Encounter new characters like Ontario and Zell along the way, and fight against new enemies. There are also new overworld locations. Discover and explore a brand new arcology owned by the Malhorst-Gelb group with breathtaking new locations and environments.

The additional content is appreciated - it's great to see the publisher still supporting this game. It adds much to the original story and will keep fans happy for quite some time.


Nick Smithson

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