Nioh: Complete Edition

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Nioh: Complete Edition
Nioh: Complete Edition cover
Team Ninja
Windows Koei Tecmo
Koei Tecmo
Release dates
Windows November 7, 2017
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 84
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG
Themes Fantasy, Japan
Series Nioh
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Key points

Includes all the DLCs released on PlayStation 4.
Mouse support added in version 1.21.03.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\NIOH\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/485510/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\NIOH\Savedata\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/485510/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher settings.
Launcher settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use the NiohResolution Mod[2]
Use the NiohResolution Mod[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Resolution scale using the NiohResolution Mod[2]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. Can be forced off through the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Use HelixMod[3]
  1. Download Nioh 3D Vision Fix.
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Launch the game and let it overwrite the profile.
  4. Disable the in-game motion blur.


F3: HUD toggle. Not disabled by default.
F4: depth of field toggle (it only appears in cutscenes). Not disabled by default.
F5: protagonist beard toggle when you use the default or long beard. Not disabled by default.
F6: it disables one compute shader in charge of some lighting spots (like sanctuaries). Just in case you want to increase performance a bit. Not disabled by default.
5: bloom toggle. Not disabled by default.
6: parallax occlusion mapping strength multiplier presets (0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3). x1 by default. I don't recommend going over the default setting because it can look a bit strange.
8: screen space reflections quality multiplier presets (2, 4, 8, 16, 0, 1). x1 by default. This doesn't control resolution. It increases the amount of geometry reflected. There is a performance cost when you increase this, but it isn't too bad. Examples: ssr x1, ssr x8.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard & Mouse Settings.
Keyboard & Mouse Settings.
Action Key Configuration Settings.
Action Key Configuration Settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Added in Patch 1.21.03.[1]
XInput button prompts even when playing with mouse and keyboard.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Menus scrolls only with mouse wheel.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
6 controller presets. Unfortunately, remapping a button also changes its function in the menu system. Button prompts are also hardcoded to the default mapping. [4]
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller, Xbox One, Dualshock 4
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Toggle in options


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Characters speak their native languages.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Controls not working when using overlay software[edit]

When using overlay software such as Fraps, Rivatuner, or even ReShade/SweetFX, the controls will not respond correctly during gameplay.
Disable Ansel[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename AnselSDK64.dll.

Game is stuttering when playing with mouse & keyboard[edit]

When no controller is connected, the game will stutter.
To fix this, either:
  1. Connect a controller
  2. Install a virtual controller (e.g. vJoy)

Game launcher freezes when playing with mouse & keyboard[edit]

The game's launcher will freeze and crash if no controller is connected.
To fix this, either:
  1. Connect a controller
  2. Install a virtual controller (e.g. vJoy)

Skip redundant steam selection box and launcher settings window[edit]

Use nioh.exe as the launcher:
  1. Backup/rename nioh_launcher.exe
  2. Delete the original nioh_launcher.exe
  3. Make a copy of nioh.exe
  4. Name the copy nioh_launcher.exe
  5. Play the game from a steam shortcut

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 3550
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon R9 280
3 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/485510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (485510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.