Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Rating Summary

Based on 49 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 49 critic reviews
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95 / 100
Jun 10, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is an excellent taste of things to come for the New Nintendo 3DS XL. The 3D presentation opens up the world of Shulk and his friends into a impressively immersive experience. While some of the graphics can appear dated, and it is missing features like touch screen or in game Amiibo support, there's very little about this seamless port that disappoints. It is highly recommended for any owner of a New 3DS XL in search of an engaging and superbly polished RPG experience.

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9.5 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles on the NEW 3DS system is a marvel. It offers one of the most complete, fascinating, and downright huge RPGs experiences you can fit in your pocket. It's great to see a release on another console to give new players a chance to experience it, granted you still need to own the new handheld. I feel nothing major is lost in the port to the smaller screen and in doing so, you now have one of the best RPGS ever made literally at your fingertips on the go. It doesn't get much better than that.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2015

At its core, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is just as good as the original release. Those that missed out on the chance to play through the Wii version will love the incredible world of Xenoblade, the masterfully told story, and the engaging combat system.

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GamesMaster Staff

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Mar 25, 2015

It'll take more than a few compression issues to take the shine off of this JRPG classic.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2015

Xenoblade innovates, while also remembering the things people adore about the genre

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9 / 10
Mar 25, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is an excellent port of one of the best RPGs of the last generation. It features an emotive story, strong characterisation and an engaging battle system, which combine with an approach to the genre that still feels fresh and innovative. The fact that you can now experience the game whilst on the go is hugely alluring, and while it may not make a New 3DS an essential purchase, it certainly provides a compelling argument.

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Mar 25, 2015

Offering up some of the most unique gameplay to the genre over the last decade, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D shows exactly why the game was so beloved on the Wii and this time it is actually affordable.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2015

An excellent port of a much-loved Wii classic.

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90 / 100
Mar 25, 2015

One of the best Japanese role-playing games of the last five years still reigns, and now that's on a portable, it's much more accessible. If you're open to exploration, it probably has 80 hours of gameplay. For a game that long, being able to play anywhere and at any time is nice. For a game this great, it's a privilege.

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Apr 22, 2015

'Xenoblade Chronicles 3D' manages to provide JRPG fans with one of the best ports in recent memory, making the once Wii-exclusive a must-have on the New Nintendo 3DS.

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