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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Nintendo, GAME FREAK
Nov 18, 2022 - Nintendo Switch
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

48%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
GamesRadar+
3 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8.3 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Destructoid
6 / 10
Game Revolution
6 / 10
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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Trailers

The Newest Chapters in the Pokémon Series 📔 | Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet thumbnail

The Newest Chapters in the Pokémon Series 📔 | Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

Jump into a Paldean Journey | Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet thumbnail

Jump into a Paldean Journey | Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

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Seek Your Treasure! | Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet


Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

The open-world gameplay of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a brilliant direction for the future of the franchise, but this promising shift is sabotaged by the numerous ways in which Scarlet and Violet feel deeply unfinished.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

An interesting reworking of the traditional Pokémon gameplay for an open-world setting brought low by its lifeless environments and graphics

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"The open world inherently changes so much for the series that it needed a total ground-up rethink of the mechanics"

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A significant advancement on Pokémon Sword and Shield and while it's not hard to see how it could be improved further this is the most ambitious and entertaining Pokémon has been in a long while.

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Despite technical shortcomings and some filler content, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are chock-full of meaningful additions to one of gaming’s most popular franchises. At worst, these games are steps towards the Pokémon games for which players have clamored, but more often, they serve as effective thesis statements for where the series goes from here. Either way, I can’t wait to see where Game Freak evolves the experience from this point.

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet's open-world approach reinvigorates the long-running series.

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Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.

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Unfortunately, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet didn’t get the development time they deserved. It’s hard to see a franchise that means so much to me finally start heading in the right direction only to come up short. I sincerely hope that Game Freak and Nintendo will start listening to fans and critics and turn things around.

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