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Should I pick Action or Movie mode in Nioh 2?

As with the original game, Nioh 2 features two modes of play which allow you to favor either pumping horsepower into increased display resolution or a higher frame-rate. If you’re wondering what either of those things means or perhaps what the exact numbers are, this guide will have you cease questioning: “Should I pick Action or Movie mode in Nioh 2?

Pros and cons of Nioh 2 Action mode

Should I pick Action or Movie mode in Nioh 2

If you want to increase the frame-rate and have a smoother overall gameplay performance, opting for Action mode in Nioh 2 is the right choice to make.

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Below are the targetted frame-rate and resolution for PS4 and PS4 Pro owners that elect to play Nioh 2 in Action mode:

Nioh 2 Action mode PS4 performance

  • 60 FPS
  • Dynamic 720p resolution

Nioh 2 Action mode PS4 Pro performance

  • 60 FPS
  • 1080p resolution

Although the game will look noticeably less sharp on both PlayStation platforms in Action mode, Nioh 2 is a game that demands quick reactions and finesse in its gameplay. As such, we’d thoroughly recommend playing in Action mode over Movie mode for the 100% increase in FPS.

Pros and cons of Nioh 2 Movie mode

Should I pick Action or Movie mode in Nioh 2

Should you not mind a slower, more “cinematic” gameplay tempo and really want to get the most out of your HD or 4K TV, then Movie mode could be something you want to consider.

Below are the targetted frame-rate and resolution for PS4 and PS4 Pro owners that elect to play Nioh 2 in Movie mode:

Nioh 2 Movie mode PS4 performance

  • 30 FPS
  • 1080p resolution

Nioh 2 Movie mode PS4 Pro performance

  • 30 FPS
  • 1800p resolution

Even with a PS4 Pro in Movie mode, Nioh 2 won’t reach native 4K resolution. 1800p (QHD+) is close enough, though it isn’t really worth cutting the FPS in half for — at least in our opinion. The same goes for standard PS4 owners tempted to select Movie mode.