Legend of Mana

Rating Summary

Based on 59 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

61%

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2021

Legend of Mana isn’t just as good as the previous Mana games. It’s better. In fact, it’s not just one of the best JRPGs from the Playstation era, it’s one of the best I’ve ever played. And nobody told me, so I’m here to tell you.

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Jun 29, 2021

In effect, Legend of Mana is less interested in being a JRPG as it is a story of immersion. You’re given these truly beautiful, art gallery-worthy environments to explore, these eclectic, memorable characters to interact with, and a narrative that is broken up into a series of vignettes that keeps the overall game feeling vibrant and energetic. Perhaps the best comparison I can draw with Legend of Mana is to that of the most beautiful picture book version of Aesop’s Fables you could imagine. Without being religiously heavy-handed, this game has a way of sharing wonderful little stories of morality and humour, and it’s certainly going to be rolling around in my head for some time to come entirely because of the quality of those stories.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2019

Legend of Mana is a beautiful game full of wonder and whimsy. Every time I hopped into this gorgeous remaster, I found myself grinning from ear to ear. Though I do not have experience with the original Legend of Mana, I feel fans will be quite happy with the work put into this remaster.

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Emre Sümer

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2021

A hidden masterpiece that should not be missed by those who miss the taste of classic J-RPGs.

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85 / 100
Jun 22, 2021

Legend of Mana finally reaches our territory in an excellent remastering where the already outstanding audiovisual section of the original work has been enhanced. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the fourth installment of the Manna Saga in current systems, although it must be taken into account that the development of the adventure is peculiar and quite diffuse, which can be a handicap for some users.

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83%
Jul 4, 2021

There is no question that players would welcome a gameplay experience more refined by better system upgrades to explore this wondrous world, but Legend of Mana remains enjoyable despite this. If you’re patient with the murky controls, can get lost in the mystifying crafting and pet-rearing systems, and embrace the enchanting world and cast, Legend of Mana will leave a lasting impression from a game that plays like little else.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2021

‎Is Legend ‎‎of Mana‎‎worth it ? This is an answer that varies depending on what each player is looking for. If you want to try something different and taste it accompanied by the great work that M2 did, this is definitely a dish for you. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a more "conventional" adventure, you'd better let the world of Fa'Diel remain in its lethargy.‎

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8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

All these years later it’s a treat to revisit the world of Legend of Mana in any form, much less through an HD modern lens. It’s still unlike just about anything else out there.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2021

It might be a bit obtuse, but Any fan of 2D JRPGs must experience Legend of Mana. It was released when they were at their zenith, a time when it seemed like every month Square Enix was dropping a new banger. Hopefully, if these continue to do well, we’ll see games like Threads of Fate and (dare I say it) Chrono Chross get another chance to shine. These remasters are a way to go back to one of the golden ages of gaming, and they can keep them coming.

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80 / 100
Jun 22, 2021

While it feels like Legend of Mana's issues could've been easily ironed out with a low budget remake rather than a remaster, the game was still a delight to play through and is still the hidden gem of the Mana series.

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