Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below

Rating Summary

Based on 62 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 62 critic reviews
Sort by: Page 1 of 7
58 / 100
Dec 15, 2015

Confusingly good fun at first, Dragon Quest Heroes soon falls into a familiar, inane rhythm. Dynasty Warriors' audience will at least get something out of it.

Read full review

IGN

Top Critic

6.2 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes looks delightful and is bursting with characters and creatures from the history of the franchise, so anyone who has been glued to each new release since the heyday of Enix will find enough familiar sights to stay invested. However, if you're still puzzling over the differences between Dragon Quest and Dragon Warrior, there are much better fights to seek out.

Read full review

No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 15, 2015

Dragon Quest gets the Dynasty Warriors treatment, but there are more fundamental changes than a mere asset swap; this is Musou re-imagined.

Read full review

GamesRadar+
Daniella Lucas

Top Critic

Oct 7, 2015

Fantastic at capturing the charming spirit of the Dragon Quest series, but the repetition in its arena design cramps on its personality. Best played in short bursts.

Read full review

5 / 10
Oct 15, 2015

Dragon Quest is arguably the most successful partner so for Dynasty Warriors, but the potential of the franchise, and this particular crossover, is still only barely hinted at.

Read full review

8 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2015

With an attractive cartoon charm and some well-integrated RPG and tactical mechanics, Dragon Quest Heroes offers more entertainment than the average musou-style game

Read full review

8 / 10
Oct 7, 2015

The slime army awaits, wide-eyed and smiling as worlds collide in this inspired Dragon Quest spin-off.

Read full review

8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2015

The balance that Dragon Quest Heroes walks between trivial fun and deeper strategizing is precarious. At any point in the 30-plus hours I played, I felt like it could have tipped over, leaving a boring, button-mashing shell of a game. Amazingly, it never did.

Read full review

Oct 13, 2015

There are so many ways that Dragon Quest Heroes could have gone wrong. Thankfully, Omega Force does right by the classic franchise, and they take the opportunity to streamline their own formula as well. The story could have been better, and the repetitive gameplay comes close to wearing out its welcome, but otherwise Dragon Quest Heroes counts as another win for Omega Force.

Read full review

7 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes almost feels like a fully-fledged action RPG, but there are a few things holding it back from greatness. In the end though it still has its charms, alongside of a beautiful art style and a buttery smooth framerate. If you really dig Warriors games and can go at it solo, you'll likely enjoy it.

Read full review

Sort by: Page 1 of 7