Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Rating Summary

Based on 103 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 103 critic reviews
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Apr 21, 2019

Six years later, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is still an exceptional adventure game - the only difference on Switch is that you can now take the fun on the road with you.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

This is your adventure, your journey as an Arisen, and while it is not free of technical hiccups, the game well and truly earns its reputation as one of the best fantasy games of all time.

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A or higher
Apr 22, 2019

While a few issues from the original release remain, the fact is that Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is still an excellent game further improved by the Switch's portability

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Liked-a-lot
Apr 24, 2019

Whilst not every aspect of the game completely works, and players searching for an epic fantasy narrative may be left cold, the deep combat and exciting exploration kept me hooked the whole way through.

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May 3, 2019

I’m going to start this review off in a manner befitting of Capcom’s latest behemoth offering on the Nintendo Switch, go and buy Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen NOW. If for some reason you are still here, then let me take five minutes of your time to divulge exactly why this expansive, detailed and beautifully crafted open world role-playing game is worthy of your attention.

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May 15, 2019

Dragon's Dogma is a rare and special title that, even when removed from its initial launch, continues to enthrall, surprise, and delight.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 13, 2016

Die technischen Verbesserungen waren im Fall von Dragon’s Dogma nicht zwingend notwendig, bringen aber ein angenehmeres Spielerlebnis durch die Integration der 4K Auflösung und der soliden Framerate. Der Titel hat zwar immer noch einige Schwächen in Sachen Story und Gegner KI, überzeugt aber ansonsten durch packende Boss-Kämpfe und einem sehr gelungenen Gameplay. Falls ihr den Titel bisher ausgelassen habt, können Action-RPG Fans hier ohne Bedenken zugreifen.

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8 / 10
Jan 14, 2016

The combat is fun, and scaling onto larger monsters makes it even more so. I wasn't sure what to think of this game when I started, but I've quite enjoyed my time with it and I would definitely recommend it.

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Essential
Oct 17, 2017

DD:DA HD is a great game made even better by the high res texture packs and tweaks. It is a game that everyone who loves Dark Souls and Action-RPGs needs to play at least once, or twice, or forever. No other game quite presents dragons like this one either!

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8 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has nothing new to offer for those of us who have played the game before. The combat is still fun and all but if we are looking for new content, you won’t find it here. While not much has changed between the Dark Arisen that was released on the PS3 and the Dark Arisen on the PS4, the jump in technology is clearly visible. Frame-rate is more stable and the character models and textures, while dated, have improved. For those of you who only played the initial version, this might be a good time to see what Dark Arisen is all about.

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