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XIII

PlayMagic, Microids
Nov 10, 2020 - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

36

Top Critic Average

9%

Critics Recommend

IGN Italy
4.8 / 10
PlayStation Universe
3 / 10
Push Square
5 / 10
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5 / 10
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3 / 10
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1.5 / 5
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2 / 10
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39 / 100
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XIII | Launch Trailer | Microids & PlayMagic thumbnail

XIII | Launch Trailer | Microids & PlayMagic

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Critic Reviews for XIII

IGN Italy

Stefano Castagnola
4.8 / 10.0
IGN Italy

XIII Remake could've been a nice way to relive a classic FPS tale, but it's filled with too many bugs, glitches and technical issues. Maybe with future patches it can overcome its problems but right now you're just better off playing the original instead: it's cheap and it's still the best way to experience XIII.

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XIII is a disastrous remake that probably never should have been made. The franchise's cult classic status officially has a major blemish in this remake. It's almost impossible to find anything positive to say about it because every aspect is just so broken and bland. If you want to get into the franchise, read the graphic novel but do yourself a favor and avoid this remake at all costs.

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So is this an improvement over the original version of the remake? Absolutely. Tower Five seems to have done its best to re-work the experience without completely starting over, but it could only take it so far. This is one remake we really don't need.

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Microids' remake of XIII is the equivalent of injecting a deadly virus into the structure of the original game that results in nothing more than corruption.

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As it feels older than the original, except for its visuals, and is full of bugs and glitches, this new version of XIII will not be fondly remembered.

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With the brilliant heights that remakes of Resident Evil 2, for example, achieved last year, it felt inevitable that a remake like XIII would stand as the exact opposite result in that regard.

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PlayMagic's XIII may get better after several patches, but right now it's a broken, buggy mess that plays like a generic shooter and looks worse than the 2003 original. If you really want to play XIII, go play that instead.

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One tiny step forward and three huge leaps backwards. Some minor modern improvements fail to mask the failures of this remake. If you want the best experience, the 2003 original is the definitive edition.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Creators of the XIII Remake Promise to Fix the Launch Issues

Creators of the XIII Remake Promise to Fix the Launch Issues

In a lengthy statement, the developer and publisher of XIII have sworn to correct the issues players have seen at launch for the game.

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