Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn Reviews Summary

Summary: Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn is a genuine effort by Square Enix to try and improve their failed MMORPG. Thankfully this effort succeeds as the improved version of the game has critics calling it one of the best of its kind

Rating Summary

Based on 37 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

Based on 37 critic reviews
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Sep 4, 2013

Square Enix has pulled off the seemingly impossible: rescuing a disastrous flop of an online game without going free-to-play, and creating an incredibly addictive, satisfying experience for both MMO and Final Fantasy veterans in the process. A Realm Reborn is a triumph for Naoki Yoshida and his team.

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zoLo567

Top Critic

May 13, 2014

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a stunning game that changes my mind on MMORPGs

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9.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2014

A Realm Reborn on PS4 is a visual and technical marvel of polished gameplay and a grand story true to the Final Fantasy tradition. Highly recommended and worth every penny.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 2, 2014

A Realm Reborn is one of the biggest reversals in fortune we've seen for a game in many, many years. A must for MMO and Final Fantasy fans alike.

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Sep 23, 2013

Square Enix doesn't offer much innovation with Final Fantasy XIV: this is a realm reborn, not the MMORPG genre. But the game is expertly prepared, and even if the systems are all familiar, they take place in one of the most enchanting MMORPG settings ever. So eat up. Get your fill. This one's an enjoyable feast.

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9 / 10.0
May 2, 2014

Despite those issues, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is my favorite MMO since World of Warcraft. It has a lot of things going for it, tons of content to explore, and best of all -- lots and lots of support. I have no doubt that the popularity of A Realm Reborn will continue to rise with every major update and expansion, and I wish Square Enix nothing but the best. I didn't think it was possible, but they have absolutely atoned for the original mess that was Final Fantasy XIV -- and then some.

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90 / 100
Sep 5, 2013

I'm never thought I would be this enthusiastic about an MMO again, but I'm in love with A Realm Reborn. Its beautiful world always offers something fun and interesting to do. Sure, it's not "the next big thing" for the genre, but A Realm Reborn shines with a hundred smart ideas and small touches. Final Fantasy fans in particular will love adventuring in the gorgeous world of Eorzea.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2014

It's fairly impressive that Square-Enix has a game as complicated as FFXIV running on three different platforms using the same servers

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GameMAG
OkaRin

Top Critic

9 / 10
Aug 2, 2017

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn feels like a real - old school - Final Fantasy, which created a solid foundation for further development. You will find here a great atmosphere of a fantasy world with its major conflicts and local issues requiring the attention of adventurers. Vivid universe inhabited by diverse races living near cult classic creatures and a myriad of stories that will not leave anyone indifferent. A Realm Reborn has become one of the best projects in Final Fantasy franchise, and it is a must play for everyone who love this series.

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9 / 10
Apr 13, 2014

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn proves that Square Enix's series is special, even when it's presented as an MMO. Moreover, this excellent upgrade shows that the PS4 is capable of bringing PC quality online escapades into the living room. The narrative could still use an overhaul, and the PvP content isn't up to the standard of the rest of the game, but the added horsepower of Sony's new system and overall improvements since its PS3 launch mean that you shouldn't think twice about taking the trip to Eorzea this time around.

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