Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Reviews

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is ranked in the 99th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2022

It emerges as an irreverent letter to heartbreak, desolation, psychology and revolution. Behind its proposal hides an unimaginable talent, and that is something that an improvable version cannot hide.

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XGN.nl
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2022

‎Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is one of the most interesting and tightly written stories we've seen in a video game. It also offers a freedom and impact that puts Telltale Games in a bad light. Slightly clumsy controls and a bug here and there does not prevent us from enjoying this absurdist spectacle to the fullest.‎

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10 / 10.0
Dec 25, 2021

If you like good and ambiguous stories Disco Elysium The Final Cut is a must play.

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Nov 12, 2021

There will be essays written on Disco Elysium. This is one of those games that will be studied in universities as Citizen Kane is studied in film and D. H. Lawrence's work is all-but unavoidable if you study literature. It's not necessarily the most outright entertaining thing the medium has ever produced, but it's an important work that explores the boundaries and potential of video games, while also having the nuance and layers it needs to challenge players to think beyond the joy they get from pressing buttons. Even if you have to play the Switch port, as inferior as it is, you should make sure that you play Disco Elysium on something.

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90 / 100
Oct 28, 2021

Disco Elysium - The Final Cut presents us with a different bet where the classic mechanics of role-playing games are mixed with a unique script that will provide us with a large number of hours of entertainment where decision-making will be crucial in our adventure. With this final version there is no longer an excuse to face this excellent adventure.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2021

Disco Elysium is a unicum in the current gaming landscape - the unquestionable quality of ZA/UM's proposal from a narrative and creative point of view makes it a game that would be a crime to miss. At the same time, due to gameplay choices and themes covered it' s also a game bound to be unpalatable to many, but those who'll let themselves to get kidnapped by the world of Elysium, will be rewarded with an absolutely memorable experience.

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GameGrin
Pezh J.
Top Critic
10 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2021

Traversing the mind of your character is as much a plot as the case you're trying to solve, and once you're immersed into the world of Revachol, you'll be struggling to leave.

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Atomix
José Celorio
Top Critic
91 / 100
Oct 11, 2021

‎There is no better way to live the experience of Disco Elysium: The Final Cut than to play it for yourself, because although it is an independent title, at this moment it is difficult to find another similar experience in the world of entertainment because of the way its narrative conveys success and failure, in addition to the political and social ideologies that concern its protagonists in a fictional world overshadowed by corruption and poverty. It is highly satisfying how he manages to take up the mechanics of traditional role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, adapting it to the current era where originality becomes more difficult to achieve every day.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2021

‎Disco Elysium: The Final Cut comes to Xbox in the best possible way: with its memorable story, its magnificent characters and with an unbeatable console adaptation.‎

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Oct 11, 2021

The constant ebb and flow of Disco Elysium's storyline makes for one amazing adventure that can easily be replayed, tackling problems in different ways each time. The Nintendo Switch is a great fit for this kind of game, and the adjustment of the controls was handled well by the team at ZA/UM. This is a perfect rendition of Disco Elysium for new players who are interested in the game, or returning players who want to relive the fever dream on a portable console.

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Oct 11, 2021

Those that have been waiting to try Disco Elysium have no reason to hold out any longer. The game is available on pretty much every platform out there now, and it’s well worth playing. It’s unlike just about anything else, and it begs the question of what developer ZA/UM will manage to craft next.

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Spaziogames
Top Critic
Unscored
Oct 11, 2021

This is not the best version of Disco Elysium, but surely is a well crafted porting of an excellent game.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2021

The voice that narrates everything and also plays your different stats is really satisfying to listen to, keeping me around to hear it all even though I could personally read way faster than he could talk. If you enjoy games that lean heavily into their dice rolling foundations, you should absolutely put your time into Disco Elysium; you will not regret it. With its myriad of technical difficulties on the Switch, however, it may be a good idea to look elsewhere unless portability is your main concern.

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9 / 10
Oct 11, 2021

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is an absolute triumph. The narrative and dialogue, which is already wonderfully compelling on its own, has been given a massive boost thanks to the excellent voice acting introduced for the Final Cut. The gameplay features a host of branching paths for you to explore, and while the slow, methodical approach may turn a few people off, this is nevertheless one of the most well-told stories in any medium from the last few years. The performance issues at the time of writing slightly took the shine off things - and we hope they're ironed out soon via updates - but even with them present, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut stands as one of the best RPGs available on Switch.

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XboxEra
Harm0nica
8 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2021

In conclusion, due to its origin and the number of words constantly displayed on screen Disco Elysium – The Final Cut sometimes comes across more as a visual novel than anything else. It is rare for a game to have such historical depth and deeply complex narrative and therefore it is very impressive, although it should be stated this is not a game for the faint hearted or something that non-fans of this genre will probably want to take on. Some of the subject matter is fairly grim and destructive behaviour is contained within the story but it is not glorified as there are penalties to be paid for activities such as drug use. I cannot think of another game quite like this and can see why the game has been lauded since its original release. If this particular style of game appeals to you it is not one to be missed.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
9 / 10
Aug 17, 2021

Vast as an oceanic soul of late-stage alcoholic, Disco Elysium remains one of the most sincere, deep and meaningful stories about destructive nostalgy, communism, and a true unending love.

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RPG Fan
Top Critic
93%
Jun 4, 2021

From the most hemmed-in of interstices, the deepest of all swales, and the coldest, most ruinous morning of your life, you exist. You might awaken with bloodshot eyes, a headful of regret and a stomach filled with things far worse. But today… today is always the day you can begin again. We can be better, save each other from the crevices and darkened corners where we’ve kept ourselves hidden. It won’t be perfect; it won’t be pretty. In fact, it’ll probably be ugly as shit. You might kick and writhe, scrape and struggle until your nails bleed and your throat turns to sandpaper. But it’ll be right. And life will go on.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2021

Disco Elysium The Final Cut is the best version of one of the best and most creative RPGs.

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8 / 10.0
May 20, 2021

Due to a myriad of technical hiccups, finicky controller support and some uneven changes, Disco Elyisum - The Final Cut is disappointingly not the best version of this otherwise sophisticated and ingenious game.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
May 7, 2021

Disco Elysium is not the sort of game that you play to master, but it is the kind of game that, if you truly internalize its thoughts, will make your real life easier to live in. It will keep you company as you wait without power for a glorious future that will never come — and even if it did, would end up being stupid.

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