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Dragon Quest Builders

Rating Summary

Based on 114 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

91%

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Based on 114 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 11, 2016

Publisher: Square Enix

Genre: Creation

Generations ago, the realm of Alefgard was plunged into darkness by the terrible and treacherous Dragonlord, ruler of all monsters. Mankind was robbed of the power to build and forced to wander the ruins of their former home, scrounging and scavenging in the dust to survive. Now it’s up to you, a Legendary Builder chosen by the Goddess herself, to return the power of creation to the people and rebuild Alefgard. Only when the wonder of imagination has been returned will mankind be able to overthrow the evil Dragonlord once and for all!

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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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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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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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Recent News

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A New Dragon Quest Builders 2 Update Has Added An Epilogue, A Third Save Slot, And Much More

A New Dragon Quest Builders 2 Update Has Added An Epilogue, A Third Save Slot, And Much More

Here are all the details of Dragon Quest Builders 2's huge free update, which you'll want to check out even if you've finished the game.

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Gets An Epilogue In A New Update

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Gets An Epilogue In A New Update

The game has also shipped over a million copies worldwide.

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 update will include an epilogue and more hairstyles

Dragon Quest Builders 2 update will include an epilogue and more hairstyles

More hairstyle options, other than the usual spikes and pigtails, are coming

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