Tales of Arise

Rating Summary

Based on 100 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

99%

Critics Recommend

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8 / 10
Sep 20, 2021

With a beautiful new style, a more adult narrative, wonderful characters, and a modernised tone and feel, Tales of Arise brings the franchise smashing into the current era. It’s still got the tried-and-true Tales flavour, both good and bad, yet innovates with fluid combat that feels fresh. The best and most essential Tales game in well over a decade.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2021

Tales of Arise forces you to respect them greatly and the variety of strong parts of the Tales series in the future, and indeed as I mentioned above "What a strong return" after 5 years tales series returns to the top of JRPG games again, which offers a big shift for this type of game.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2021

With an excellent story and cast and a reinvigorated combat system, Tales of Arise is the shot in the arm the long-running Tales RPG series needed to recapture its best moments.

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Recommended
Sep 8, 2021

There are missteps and a few bumps along the way, but this soft reboot of a long-running series emerges a triumph.

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8 / 10
Sep 8, 2021

A successful attempt to modernise and broaden the appeal of the Tales series without completely abandoning its JRPG roots.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021
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9.3 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2021

There's a lot to do in Tales of Arise – set up camp, hook some fish, help townsfolk with missions of varying importance, etc. The main plot is incredible, but the secondary stories you uncover are far more memorable

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7 / 10
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise is a lengthy, beautiful RPG adventure, but has messy combat and uneven pacing on occasion.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Whether this is the big Tales breakthrough or not is a matter that history will decide. This is a Tales game that hits the right spots for me, puts a lot of love into its cast and its action, and somehow manages to strike a balance between the old and the new.

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9 / 10
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise reinvigorates the magic of the long-running series. A franchise that long rested on its established laurels has been refreshingly upgraded and reinvented, resulting in one of the most polished and jaw-dropping JRPGs I've played in a long time. It's an exciting new chapter for the Tales series that won't be soon forgotten.

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