World of Warcraft: Legion is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

Leif Johnson
Top Critic
9.1 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2016

After months of missteps, Legion shows World of Warcraft finding its footing again and asserting its relevance after more than a decade. Many elements make this an expansion worth enjoying, including class halls, gigantic zones filled with memorable stories, better socialization, the actiony new Demon Hunter class, and world quests. The one big question mark is whether Blizzard can maintain that energy after launch, but so far the outlook seems promising.

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90 / 100
Sep 2, 2016

If Blizzard can continue to deliver, Legion sets the stage for what could be the best chapter of World of Warcraft yet.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2016

World of Warcraft: Legion addresses long-standing player concerns in smart ways

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GameSpot
Top Critic
9 / 10
Sep 27, 2016

World of Warcraft: Legion proves that Blizzard still has enough tricks up its sleeve to keep WoW relevant more than a decade after its initial release.

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Kotaku
Top Critic
Unscored
Sep 26, 2016

Class campaigns, artifact weapons, and level-scaling make Legion feel like an entirely different game. Lots of waiting on timers.

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USgamer
Top Critic
Sep 5, 2016

After the disappointing Warlords of Draenor, World of Warcraft is back to form with Legion. Featuring a dynamic, scalable questing system, redesigned classes, new artifact weapons, a strong, lore-heavy storyline that positions you as a bona fide champion, and a ton of endgame content at launch, Legion feels like the strongest WoW expansion since Wrath of the Lich King. Whether it can continue this momentum over the expansion's duration remains to be seen, but for now, Legion is the invigorating shot in the arm that the game sorely needed.

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Sep 9, 2016

World of Warcraft: Legion has learned and acted upon mistakes made by previous expansions to deliver an experience that offers nostalgia alongside compelling new gameplay experiences.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2016

World of Warcraft: Legion does the greatest job so far of really connecting players to its world. Unlike the past several expansions I really want to be a part of this universe and see this story through until its end. This is the best WoW has been since Wrath -- believe it.

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87 / 100
Aug 30, 2016

World Of Warcraft Legion is an intensive episode, with epic atmosphere, a new class, dungeons and a brand new continent to discover.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2016

This new expansion of World of Warcraft, Blizzard's flagship, comes with tons of epic battles and an intensity that lives up to the expectations of the players. The new setting of the game is marvelous and will keep you in front of your screen for a huge amount of time.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2016

After two lazy years, Blizzard brings to World of Warcraft a lot of exciting new contents with one of the best expansions for the game.

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Unscored
Sep 14, 2016

Legion succeeds at making you feel important, even if Azeroth itself sometimes feels bland by comparison.

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IGN Spain
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2016

World of Warcraft: Legion is a major expansion to Blizzard Entertainment's acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2016

Legion strikes a very good balance between nurturing feelings of the past, while also slaying old beasts and leaving the old world behind. It’s the biggest shake up since Cataclysm, and boy was it needed. This is everything that fans should want, granting a whole lot more stuff for them to see, do, and tinker with, while new players can launch a fresh character in at the top level and find themselves equal to all those around them.

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98 / 100
Sep 20, 2016

Legion is the best work ever done on WoW, and I say that as someone who remembers the original development process from alpha to the launch of the original “vanilla” box. I’m not known for giving high review scores. Legion earns one.

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Unscored
Sep 9, 2016

At least at the start of the expansion, this is a new high point for World of Warcraft. Proof that Blizzard still has plenty of juice to squeeze out of it. Proof that even when the Legion is relegated to farm status, there’ll be many more adventures to have, and that they’ll be worth the wait. And proof again that while Blizzard can’t hope to please everyone, it’s not going to stop trying its best.

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85 / 100
Oct 6, 2016

Bringing a whole lot of lore and content to a well-established favorite, Legion injects some new life and new fun into the World of Warcraft universe. A huge addition of content and a new take on advancement promises to give current players a lot of bang for their buck, while the included level-boost lets new players catch up with their friends quickly.

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Sep 28, 2016

World of Warcraft: Legion adds ten levels, a new zone, and a new hero class to the twelve year old MMO and manages to deliver some of the best content that the game has ever offered.

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8.6 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2016

Legion is what every World of Warcraft player have been waiting for a long, long time. The new Demon Hunter is a well-received addition, the gameplay is still the same as twelve years ago but at the same time is different, and better than ever. With its epic scope, this is probably the best expansion ever released for WoW.

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85 / 100
Sep 9, 2016

I won’t deny that some of the quests still whittled me down with the tedious ‘run here, collect ten X, and run back’, but those are few and far between…

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