Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is ranked in the 100th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

98%
Jan 15, 2022

Endwalker easily meets — and arguably surpasses — the bar set by Shadowbringers.

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Leif Johnson
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2021

Final Fantasy XIV's Endwalker expansion brings its longest story arc to a satisfying close and cements its place as one of the best Final Fantasy stories ever told.

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89 / 100
Dec 10, 2021

A great but sometimes messy send-off for a decade-long story.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2021
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Dec 10, 2021

Endwalker rounds out a decade of swirling story developments and character arcs with a triumphant finale, ensuring Final Fantasy 14's legacy as one of the best MMOs ever made.

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GameSpot
Top Critic
8 / 10
Dec 21, 2021

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker reaches for the stars with its ambition and gets there--but not without a few turbulent hiccups along the way.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Dec 20, 2021

Perhaps the other somewhat related issue is that the game often drags things out unnecessarily, particularly in service of the main story. A number of main story quest chains in the back half of the game's plot seem as if they will never end; a constant series of either Wal-Mart runs to get soda and chips for some NPC, or worse, a string of "go here, right click to talk, 10 minutes of dialogue, repeat four times" situations that absolutely destroy the plot's momentum.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2021

As usual, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is worth playing through in full if you’re into the story. I still hope that one day — I’m talking a decade-plus from now — Square Enix preserves this tale by any means necessary, even with a single-player rework. It’s timeless, and exceeds the quality of many other mainline games in the series. Whether you stick around for the theme park rides afterward is entirely up to you. The rides I’m going on still have some life left in them.

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9 / 10
Dec 24, 2021

Once you're past the horrendously long queues to actually get into the game, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker was an almost flawless experience. This conclusion to a decade-long tale is told with a visual, musical and narrative artistry that isn't often seen in any medium. Endwalker doesn't quite reach the heights of earlier parts of the series, but it sure as hell ends the current arc with a bang and everyone involved with this game should feel damn proud of themselves.

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Dec 30, 2021

Not only does Endwalker offer a satisfying conclusion to one chapter of Final Fantasy XIV, but it creates an amazing foundation for the MMO’s future. Endwalker will ensure that Final Fantasy XIV’s recent meteoric rise won’t come crashing back down to earth any time soon. Final Fantasy XIV’s prospects are over the moon.

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Unscored
Dec 24, 2021

Despite a few flaws, Endwalker is a fantastic end to the current story arc of Final Fantasy XIV.

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100 / 100
Dec 22, 2021

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker caps off a lengthy story arc in the best way possible. The main quest has tons of unexpected twists and turns with satisfying payoff for fans both new and old. Sage and Reaper are a ton of fun to play and the new dungeons and trials will put your skills to the test. If you're not already playing, you should be.

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Unscored
Dec 8, 2021

Overall, I like what I see with Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker so far. The story begins calmly then quickly escalates, the dungeons and solo instances are engaging, the Warrior and Summoner jobs are more fun than ever, and the Reaper job has me hooked. This expansion is off to a great start, and I can't wait to play more. If Endwalker continues its momentum, it will help solidify Final Fantasy XIV's status as one of the best multiplayer games on PC.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2021

As a long time fan it fills me with so much joy to see this story come together so well. Along with the new jobs, amazing new zones, and some much appreciated gameplay tweaks, this is potentially the best expansion we've seen for Final Fantasy XIV yet.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2021

Endwalker isn’t a conclusion to the Final Fantasy 14 saga by any means, as the team has previously expressed. It’s an intense and heartfelt “thank-you” letter to the fans who have put time, money, and heart into the MMORPG all these years. This expansion is a lofty, ambitious epic that ties together story threads, characters, and powerful themes in a way that only a story so trusting of its players can pull off. It’s not perfect, but Endwalker’s tale feels so authentically conveyed, even despite how big FFXIV has become, that many players will feel like it might as well be.

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9 / 10
Dec 15, 2021

An expansion that's better than it has any right to be, Endwalker succeeds at wrapping up a decade-long story arc providing a satisfying send-off for players.

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9 / 10
Jan 6, 2022

Endwalker concludes Final Fantasy XIV's decade-long story - and what a story it has been.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 3, 2022

In Endwalker, Final Fantasy XIV does the impossible: bringing a complex narrative arc, woven over the last decade, to a nigh-perfect conclusion. The latest expansion is a masterpiece that justifies the game’s current popularity and the best new story released in the franchise in recent memory, and it sets an excellent foundation for the MMORPG’s next years.

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4.5 / 5.0
Dec 15, 2021

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is the perfect sendoff to a saga that was started over a decade ago.

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10 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2021

Ultimately, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker continues the game’s legacy of immersive storytelling, fantastic music, and inspiring dialogue. Which is fitting, as Endwalker is to be the end of the current saga of Hydaelyn and Zodiark. This statement which has left gamers scratching their heads over what will come next.

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