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Dragon Quest Builders

Square Enix
Oct 11, 2016 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
8.9 / 10
Easy Allies
4 / 5
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
Polygon
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Dragon Quest Builders

Offering freedom within structure, Dragon Quest Builders manages to formalise a riveting story within Minecraft's expansive template.

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IGN

8.9 / 10.0
IGN

Dragon Quest Builders is totally, thoroughly engaging. Its gameplay is accessible to kids while its dialogue offers enough sly references to keep Dad or Mom amused. Collecting, crafting, and building all sounds familiar, but this package encapsulates so much of the best parts of this creative process and wraps it in light roleplaying progression and storytelling. It doesn’t matter that there isn’t a multiplayer component, because it wouldn’t have contributed to the world. So that means this is a gold-standard RPG for the non-connected gamer to flex all their cerebral muscles wherever they want it to go.

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Combat could be better, but Dragon Quest Builders combines RPG structure and freeform creativity to great effect. It's Minecraft for people who hate Minecraft.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A surprisingly successful mash-up between two completely different franchises, whose quiet charms offer a welcome alternative to incessant action and overbearing storytelling.

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Dragon Quest Builders is a great alternative for people who want more structure from a Minecraft-style experience – and plenty of structures to build

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This Dragon Quest experiment gives players a great reason to build

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Whether you want to focus on completing assignments or build with no specific purpose, the game is feature-rich enough to suck up untold hours, even if this happens to be your first Dragon Quest experience.

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