World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Reviews

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is ranked in the 93rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2022

Dragonflight is a sharply-written and breathtaking experience for the first few dozen hours, but suffers from somewhat threadbare endgame options.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
80 / 100
Dec 13, 2022

Dragonflight isn't the most thrilling expansion in the MMO's lineage, but it's a fresh start, which is a rare thing for a 20-year-old videogame to get.

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9 / 10
Dec 7, 2022

With a newfound emphasis on exploration and adventure, one game-changing feature in the form of dragonriding, and largely successful overhauls of old staples like professions and talents, the latest expansion for Blizzard's storied MMORPG soars.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2022

Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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Unscored
Dec 9, 2022

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight has made me recover the teenage illusion for the saga. It has a story that starts great, the new menus and talent mechanics have potential and the new race is a lot of fun. It remains to be seen what happens with the endgame, but if Blizzard takes care of it, it may be one of the best expansions.

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Shacknews
Top Critic
9 / 10
Jan 10, 2023

Dragonflight feels like one of the best things to happen for World of Warcraft in sometime. Its reworks of base systems are fun and enjoyable, but its new content really stands out as impressive. Players will find exploring on their faithful companion, whether on the ground or in the sky, is quite the fun time, and the Dragon Isles themselves are well worth the journey. It may feel like jumping in the deep end here for newbies, but top to bottom, Dragonflight still feels like a great reason to play WoW.

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8.3 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2022

Blizzard renews World of Warcraft with a good expansion from several points of view; however who knows what qualitative peaks it could have reached with a pinch of extra creative courage.

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JVL
Top Critic
17 / 20
Dec 5, 2022

Dragonflight is an expansion rich in major new features based more on exploration and history. No more endless farming of an essential resource for the evolution of your character as was the case with the prodigious power, or more recently the Anima in previous expansions. Even though the game is technically aging, the art direction is still enjoyable and, in a way, the game still beautiful. The atmospheres are varied, the scenery is huge and the music is always pleasant to listen to (special mention to the theme of dragon flight races). Many hours of fun in perspective.

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Dec 21, 2022

With Dragonflight, Blizzard has done an exceptional job at breathing life into a game that had been floundering. This is thanks to a fun campaign that anyone can enjoy, an adventurous spirit at the heart of the world, satisfying dragonriding, as well as a location full of stories and secrets to unearth. This is as good a jumping on point for the game as ever, and it's likely the best there will be for some time. After such a tumultuous time for the MMO, this feels like a clean break – a new beginning and a recapturing of the spirit that made the release back in 2004 so captivating. If you're a lapsed player, or even a new one, scared by the sheer weight of 18 years of backlog, Dragonflight sheds most of that. It truly feels like the triumphant return for World of Warcraft and I can't wait to see what's next.

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8.3 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2022

Those who love the traditional WoW modus operandi will be well rewarded by Dragonflight, but the expansion could have aspired to other goals with a little more courage in terms of creativity and design.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2022

Dragonflight has been the revitalization that World of Warcraft sorely needed after Shadowlands. Yes, there are some issues that still could use some work, but that’s the nature of MMO development, especially when you change things up to such a degree as this expansion did. I’m also heartened to see them willing to make big adjustments like they have planned in 10.0.5. I honestly thought Guardians were going to have to suck it up until 10.1, at the least for a talent tree rework. If they can keep this up and regularly deliver content and adjustments, Dragonflight could be the best expansion World of Warcraft has ever done.

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Dec 18, 2022

For the first time in a long time, I feel like I have a healthy relationship with World of Warcraft. I'm playing because I want to, not because I need to. I'm driven by a new sense of exploration and comradery, rather than seeing a number tick up that I know will be lost to time. It does feel like the start of a new era for the gracefully aging MMO, and I'm excited to see what's next.

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Unscored
Dec 12, 2022

I still haven’t made up my mind if I’m going to be returning to “World of Warcraft” any time soon, whether it is to see how “Dragonflight” evolves from here or to try out future expansions. But after all these years, I’m glad I returned to witness the start of a new journey for a group that spent decades in stasis. Seeing the Dracthyr regaining control of their fate gave me hope that the next time I visit Azeroth, the people behind this world might have freed themselves from their historic shackles.

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Unscored
Nov 30, 2022

While I’m only in the opening stages of my journey, I’m already intrigued by what’s going on in the Dragon Isles. Following the death of one of my favourite characters thus far – no spoilers, don’t worry – I’ve made my way into Alexstrasza’s inner sanctum, and it’s absolutely stunning (as is she, but that’s a side note). An earthquake has just shaken the entirety of the Waking Shores, and our adventurers are off to investigate just what mischief these Primal pains-du-derrière have cooked up now. Check back here soon for a fuller verdict on the expansion as I progress through the story and experiment more with the new features.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2022

I’d like to say that it’s been years since we got such a good World of Warcraft expansion, but that kind of declaration could backfire. Still, my first impressions after two weeks of playing are very positive. I’m surprised how much time I spend in Dragonflight.

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Dec 11, 2022

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight makes an attempt to get the franchise back on the right track and while it's not perfect, it is a pretty good start and it is headed in the right direction.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 5, 2023

Dragonflight makes a return to Azeroth that many fans might like. New zones and dragons bring attractive experiences.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 3, 2023

Saying Blizzard outdid themselves is an understatement.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2022

Veteran WoW players will be happy to see that professions have also had a rework, now holding some new crafting systems for quality and making the user stand out more. Certain jobs, such as Blacksmiths, can now craft better quality gear with bonuses, and if they stick with it, will find themselves in demand. The same can be said for any jobs that produce items to sell, like potions and cloth gear.

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Dec 8, 2022

For newcomers or lapsed veterans, it's still easy to recommend World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. It's just worth noting that, for all the new baubles and exciting innovations, it's ultimately the same game underneath it all, for better and for worse.

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