Dragon Quest Treasures Reviews

Dragon Quest Treasures is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures is far from the richest jewel in the Dragon Quest crown, but a laid-back structure, charming world, and endless stream of rewards make it a relaxing RPG still worth admiring.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Dec 12, 2022

Charming and relaxing is not how you'd describe the average action role-player but this wholesome Dragon Quest spin-off is an enjoyably undemanding, family friendly adventure.

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6.3 / 10.0
Jan 5, 2023

It’s this buildup of minor annoyances that makes it hard to recommend Dragon Quest Treasures. The experience is driven by charm and nostalgia, but if you don’t have an existing appreciation for the series, there isn’t much here that I could recommend over most other open-world role-playing games. It’s an experience that would greatly vary depending on the player; in other words, one player’s Dragon Quest trash is another player’s Dragon Quest Treasure.

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GameSpot
Top Critic
7 / 10
Dec 12, 2022

Despite weak combat and dated visuals, the central gameplay loop of Dragon Quest Treasures is strong enough to keep you coming back.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2022

A perfect game for those long winter nights, Dragon Quest Treasures will more than tide me over until Square Enix finally gets around to releasing Infinity Strash.

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80 / 100
Dec 9, 2022

You'll have a great time playing Dragon Quest Treasures. Despite being a spin-off, recycling music from other installments and being something simple, you will feel that you are facing a title of the saga, with fresh and fun mechanics, thanks to the recruitment of monsters and the search for treasures, in addition to the wonderful translation and designs of Akira Toriyama.

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7.7 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2022

A fun and lighthearted spin-off, recommended for all Dragon Quest fans.

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Dec 13, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures is a celebration of everything that makes this franchise a unique and special treat. Those willing to put up with a few slow hours to start their grand adventure will surely not be disappointed with the treasure that lies within, as the jewels and coins shine brightly within.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures is just an infinitely likeable game, that had had me beaming from ear to ear from the word go.

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Dec 25, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures boasts an open-world that's a pleasure to explore, but falters with poor combat.

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45 / 100
Dec 22, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures is a bland adventure that sucks out everything that makes the franchise charming. There's quite a lot to do in the game, but none of it is fun or feels good. Playing this game feels more like checking things off your to-do list: the act of crossing things off may offer a hint of satisfaction, but you don't actually like doing the tasks on it.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures offers plenty of charm, solid core mechanics, and a certain slot-machine-style appeal, but fortune favors the bold, and the game holds back in too many ways. Unremarkable visuals, simplistic combat, and the eventual repetitive feeling of treasure hunting limit the experience. Younger players and hardcore fans of the franchise may still covet Dragon Quest Treasures, but the game could have truly sparkled with a bit more polish.

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55 / 100
Dec 8, 2022

Treasures has a lot of good building blocks, but they don’t add up to much. The gameplay loop starts out compelling, but it quickly goes stale. The visual presentation is alright, but the music is terribly flat. And the act of traversal, of actually exploring, left me unsatisfied. Worse, I never felt like I was working towards anything particularly interesting. Money eventually ends up meaningless in most RPGs, and this game does not buck that trend. If you find yourself hopelessly compelled by the prospect of hunting for loot, this might be your game. Otherwise, I can’t really recommend Dragon Quest Treasures.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2022

A treasure hunt in the world of Dragon Quest turns out to be a pleasant RPG with simple and affordable mechanics suitable for young and old, especially aimed at those who like to have fun without bothering with overly complex plots. The collecting aspect takes over from a basic combat system, but it remains a very enjoyable game.

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Tiny_Ellie
Top Critic
6 / 10
Dec 22, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures could have been a Switch's little gem, but it will remain in the shadow of its elder brother. With its efficient collecting, taming and crafting mechanics, the spin-off could get any gamer hooked. The exploration is generous, engaging, but the annoying back and forth, the lack of fast travel, the laughably poor combat system and the shaky technique will get the better of the most patient. A fun game, captivating at its best, with wasted potential.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2022

Lively and colorful, Dragon Quest Treasures is a fun and entertaining action RPG, which we recommend to newbies and experts in the genre alike.

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Atomix
Top Critic
85 / 100
Dec 8, 2022

If you're a fan of Dragon Quest, it's obvious that you're going to want to add it to your collection, and when you play it for the first time you'll probably have a hard time letting go of the controller. For its part, if you are not so used to the franchise, it is likely that you can still enjoy it, since you do not need to be a total connoisseur of the genre to understand what this spin off is about.

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Dec 8, 2022

Though its core treasure-hunting loop is tedious, there's a lot of charm worth digging up in Dragon Quest Treasures.

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4 / 5.0
Dec 8, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures is not a perfect experience, but it is a fun and enjoyable one overall.

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8 / 10
Dec 8, 2022

If you go in expecting to sink 100 hours into Dragon Quest Treasures or think you'll get the same kind of intricate plot that the series is known for, you'll come away disappointed. However, if you are a younger gamer that is itching for a taste of what a JRPG is like or you just want something laid back to tackle, there is a lot of fun to be had here. Everything you'd expect in a JRPG is in this game, just stripped back to the basics, all adorned with that timeless Dragon Quest charm.

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