Kingdom Hearts III
Top Critic Average
Overwrought, unsatisfying storytelling takes the shine off a gorgeous and ambitious finale.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is a fulfilling evolution and resolution of the franchise that shows it's still full of heart.
A confused and confusing mess of terrible storytelling, simple action, and endless fan service that will delight existing players but baffle new ones.
Still madder than a box of frogs, but its magical Disney charms make it worth the long wait
With higher stakes, Kingdom Hearts III is a lot of spectacle in the best way possible. It isn't afraid to go big, but it also doesn't forget what made fans fall in love in the first place
Kingdom Hearts 3's impenetrable lore doesn't stop the last chapter of Sora's story from being a fun frolic through beloved Disney worlds.
Kingdom Hearts 3 ends the series with a whimper
Good news: it’s not the worst game ever made. Not by a long shot. It just has a lot of baggage.
For all the new in Kingdom Hearts 3, there is plenty of the old too. The action combat is more satisfying than it's ever been, even if it's a tad easy to skate through the main storyline. For longtime fans of the series, all those emotional payoffs that have been building for 17 years await. For newcomers, buckle up: because you're in for a wild ride of bonkers Disney interactions and some exciting boss battles.