Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Rating Summary

Based on 103 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 103 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2019

While the original issues are still present, what made Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen so special is here as well. Glorifying combat, organic progression, and a saturated world will keep you slogging through the occasional lull on your way to the heart of it.

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7 / 10
May 21, 2019

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen has its rough spots, but it dreamed big. It has much better action in it than most others of its kind, and it won't push players into becoming a murder-hobo. This is Hideaki Itsuno's big Dungeons & Dragon's campaign, and he is the DM. Gransys is a sizeable world with a lot to see and do, and that can now be on the go.

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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
May 11, 2019

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen still looks and feels just as good as it did way back in 2012 and I love it just as much now as I did then. It's a solid RPG that offers you that little bit extra and you will easily get hundreds of hours out of it if you're willing to put it the graft, which you can do a hell of a lot easier now you can take it on the go.

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8 / 10.0
May 9, 2019

Fortunately, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on Nintendo Switch is the same, great fantasy action-RPG released in 2012 and in 2017.

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B+
May 8, 2019

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen undoubtedly stands out as a compelling adventure with a lot of original ideas in terms of its systems. So, for any hardcore RPG fan, it’s pretty darn close to a must play.

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85 / 100
May 4, 2019

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen has already been released a handful of times on different consoles, and this port doesn't add anything new. The ability to play in handheld mode is great, but this version also comes with some pop-in and framerate drops not present in other releases. Still, it's worth it just to experience one of the most overlooked games of the decade again, or for the first time. If Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen's stellar combat, unique class system, and treacherous world hook you, its technical flaws are extremely easy to overlook.

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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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4 / 5.0
May 2, 2019

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, the 2012 RPG classic, has been ported to the Nintendo Switch to great success.

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GameMAG
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8 / 10
May 2, 2019

In Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen fans of the well-known adventure game for WiiU and Nintendo Switch will feel like at home.

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