Pokemon X and Y

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Based on 40 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2013

Game Freak has really outdone itself this time, and Pokemon X and Y will be remembered as great transition point for the series’ transformation into an even more social, beautiful, and strategic game. Building on five generations of games, a digital menagerie of captivating creatures, and a wide range of diverse regions to explore, Pokemon X and Y proves this formulaic portable role-playing series can still deliver an innovative experience.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 4, 2013

Pokémon X & Y is the finest expression of Satoshi Tajiri's obsessive vision yet.

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9 / 10
Oct 4, 2013

The best new Pokémon for a decade and a game of exquisite depth and longevity, with visuals and online options that finally do the series justice.

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Oct 24, 2013

If you get hooked--and you'll likely get hooked--you're going to find a few hundred hours of Pokemon battles to look forward to, even if the game falls back on some old tropes a bit too much.

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8 / 10
Oct 4, 2013

Pokemon X and Y benefit greatly from their leap to a fully 3D world, and have plenty to offer both veterans and novices alike.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2013

Pokemon X and Y is a completely interconnected experience, which is exactly how Pokemon is meant to be played — a fact I'd forgotten since my schoolyard days.

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Yes
Oct 12, 2013

It's a charming adventure that lets you collect the coolest creatures for battle and friendship.

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Oct 4, 2013

Despite the nagging feeling that something's missing, Pokémon X and Y make some huge leaps forward for both the competitive and casual crowds. I just wish these games felt as complete as their predecessors.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2013

Nobody has demonstrated they can do Pokemon better than Pokemon can. X and Y does everything it needs to remain relevant, to prove why it's the top of its field, and if that's not good enough for you, there's nothing Ekans say to change your mind.

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9 / 10
Oct 4, 2013

All told, it's an impressive accomplishment, and a great start for the series on the Nintendo 3DS. I have no idea what the future holds, but for another few years at least, the beat will go right on for what may be the most important series on any Nintendo platform

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