XIII Reviews

XIII is ranked in the 2nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 10
Sep 26, 2022

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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2.8 / 5.0
Oct 14, 2022

XIII Remake is still brimming with inconsistencies. The story is good, and the visuals have improved, but the gameplay is a bit messy. Although there are a few improvements, it does not feel like I was playing a current-gen game. Without the story, I am certain I wouldn’t have bothered playing this game again. The plot and the graphics carried this game. Microids were given another chance, and they didn’t do enough with it. Having said this, some restorations were brought to a classic.

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60 / 100
Sep 30, 2022

Although the remake of XIII was released in 2020 to generally negative reviews, this version, which is now being released for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series -and to which the 2020 versions will be updated for free- has corrected several of the initial problems of the game, although there is still work to be done. If you couldn't enjoy the original game in its day, this remake in its current state may already be a good option for it, as long as we stick to its flaws.

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6.7 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

Credit to the people behind the original title, it doesn’t just differentiate itself with its cool visual style

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7.3 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2022

XIII is a linear first-person shooter with a neat graphical style that offers simple fun akin to a game that belongs in an arcade. However, FPS veterans may be put off due to its linearity and general lack of depth.

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Stan Rezaee
8 / 10
Sep 16, 2022

The 2022 XIII remake is a second chance to give new life to a cult classic. Unlike the previous attempt, this version does right by its fans by honoring the cult classic. It also does a great job at introducing it to a new generation of gamers.

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Nov 17, 2020

If you want to play XIII, look for the original. Just skip this reimagining.

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Nov 30, 2020

You can easily imagine a world where the XIII remake is a success, but sadly this isn’t that world. Broken is about the nicest thing that can be said about this remaster that is somehow worse than the original.

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Jay Jones
Nov 13, 2020

We’d strongly advise against playing XIII on current-gen hardware in its current state, at least. Next-gen, the game is considerably better but there’s a lot that’s still not quite up to scratch. We’d certainly advise waiting on this until at least the first update is live, but what we will say for sure is there’s other inherent problems here that go beyond re-balances and tweaks.

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