Percentile Rank

Disgaea 5 Complete is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 46 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 46 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
May 31, 2017

Disgaea 5 is an enormously ambitious game in terms of content, systems, and battle mechanics. With a lengthy campaign, scores of side quests, lots of customization options, and tons of optional content, it's a title that will keep strategy RPG fans coming back for more.

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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
May 17, 2017

This is one of the best tactics JRPGs you can play. It'll last you a long time, become more rewarding the more time that you put into it, and runs just perfectly on the Switch's hardware. You could not ask for a better portable game than this.

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Rice Digital
Rice Digital
Kitsumeda

Top Critic

May 21, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete offers the best of both worlds. The convenience of playing it both at the comfort of a large HDTV and bringing it on the go mean that this is one adventure you won't ever have to put down. If you already played the hell out of Disgaea 5 on the PlayStation 4 and bought the accompanying DLC missions, there isn't much new here to keep you entertained, but if you want to dip your feet for the first time in this rich and crazy series, Disgaea 5 Complete will keep you glued to the screen for a very long time.

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Areajugones
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

One of the best tactical RPG games comes to Nintendo Switch with more content, polished gameplay mechanics and amaizing graphics. Perfect for both experts and newcomers of this genre.

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PS3Blog.net
95%
95%
Jun 15, 2017

If you are looking for a massive SRPG for the Nintendo Switch, then you have to pick up Disgaea 5 Complete. NIS America is definitely going all in with Nintendo's latest console, and they have more games for it in 2017 and beyond, and I very much look forward to playing them.

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Goomba Stomp
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2017

If you're a hardcore Strategy-RPG fan and have a Switch, Disgaea 5 Complete is a godsend. The amount of content here is incredible and frankly a bit intimidating. The depth series veterans cut their teeth on is fully intact, and the game works perfectly as a portable experience. This is immediately one of the strongest titles for the Switch and sets the standard for what third party support for the system should look like going forward.

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Gaming Gamma
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

At the end of the day, despite being the definition of insanity, Disgaea is an absolute blast to play. Story and characters aside, the game itself is just fun. One of the best parts about Disgaea 5 is that you can ignore 90% of what the game allows you to mess with, but it’s still a fully featured SRPG at it’s core. Everything else is the icing on the cake with nothing that spoils it, but only adds on to it if you choose to go deep into it.

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USgamer
May 16, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete is everything that Disgaea 5 was, including all the downloadable content, on a system that you can take with you whenever you go. It's the same game, but the Disgaea series has always been a more enjoyable experience in its portable iterations and that's no different here. If you own it on PS4, it's still worth a re-purchase here. If you don't, welcome to the world of Disgaea.

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RPG Site
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 16, 2017

It's the definitive version of one of the best Disgaea games that can now be played on the fly. A win-win Switchuation.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Jun 10, 2017

While I have some minor gripes with the voice acting and graphics, Disgaea 5 Complete is an excellent turn based strategy RPG filled with humour and unique mechanics.

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 2, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete keeps all the fun and charm of the series while making it somewhat easier for newcomers to jump in, which is never a bad thing to do. Just try and take the time to learn the fundamentals. If you already have the game and all of the DLC for PS4 then I would question whether you should jump in again purely for the convenience of portability, but that is a question you have to ask yourself. I genuinely hope that NIS bring more Disgaea games over as I feel the series can find a new home on the Nintendo Switch, it is absolutely perfect for this system.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete is the best version of Disgaea 5 and a great strategy RPG that is well worth your time.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 19, 2017

When Nintendo announced the Switch, Disgaea was the last thing that I ever would have figured would be coming its way. They, being Nintendo, are surprising a few of us however with some of the - and hang with me here - mature content. Disgaea can often be seen as immature to some, but that is selling the brilliant dark humor that lies beneath short. Murder, death and subjugation at the hands of the one known as Void Dark is back and it runs just as brilliantly on Nintendo's new platform as it did on Sony's current one.

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GearNuke
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 22, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete is a great port that not only bundles all the DLC in one package, it also manages to utilize the potential of the Nintendo Switch hardware to improve the experience from the original release of the game.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete is an awesome addition to the Nintendo Switch line-up of games. Taking this time-intensive tactical RPG on the go with me was an enjoyably experience; I am not always at home and willing to spend 80 hours on my couch playing a game. The game's premise feels like a soap opera at times, but it adds to the enjoyment when acted out by these silly characters. My only word of advice is to bring your Switch charger with you, because you're going to need it.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
May 16, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete comes with a lighthearted story, enjoyable characters, all the DLC and gameplay full of different strategies for every player to try.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
chester0334

Top Critic

Dec 31, 2017

Overall, Disgaea 5 provides many hours of entertainment and a great on-the-go experience. If you like JRPG's and want a game that will last a while, I would recommend Disgaea 5. The great gameplay, plot, and character development will bring you great enjoyment for a long time.

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MonsterVine
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jun 6, 2017

Full of charming characters, ridiculous humor, and exceptional gameplay that could last you an eternity, Disgaea 5 is not one to be missed.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 17, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete is a natural fit for the Switch, as the features that make it more accessible than older titles in the series are highlighted through the portability of the platform. While already an excellent SRPG in its own right, the DLC added into the core game both provides a definitive experience for series veterans, while also offering several slight handicaps to newer players. Disgaea 5 Complete's strategic depth and genre-savvy charms feel perfect at home or on the go, making it an excellent addition to any growing Switch library.

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IGN Italy
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
May 22, 2017

In Disgaea 5 Complete you'll have a mountain of things to do. It has deep gameplay mechanics but it could be better balanced

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Impulsegamer
4.4 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
May 28, 2017

Disgaea 5 is an enjoyable game on the Nintendo Switch and is great value for money as you could literally be playing this game after the 100 hour mark and more. There's a ton of side quests and lots of customisation options to help with your characters in order for them become the masters on the battlefield. The combat system works well and more importantly, the control system is almost flawless on the Nintendo Switch.

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GBAtemp
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2017

It's not a vastly different game but I certainly didn't expect it to be, nor did I want it to be. Disgaea 5: Complete is the pick up and go kind of experience I live for in strategy gaming and I couldnt be happier to have it on Switch now.

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Level Down Games
87 / 100
87 / 100
May 23, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete marks the return of the series to Nintendo consoles, and it feels like it never left. If Sony doesn't produce handhelds going forward, it's nice to know that the franchise will always have a home on future Nintendo systems. With all of the DLC included for free and the complete package that was offered on the PS4, if you have yet to experience this game, now is the perfect time to jump in!

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Reno Gazette-Journal
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete returns with devilish hijinks and the deepest tactical system in the series to date while throwing in all the DLC extras for free from the original PS4 version. The game can feel overwhelming for newcomers and requires some serious grinding to fully enjoy everything it has to offer. Tactical RPG lovers, however, will love its depth while the ability to play on the TV or on the go makes it arguably the best version of Disgaea 5 out there.

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Gamefa
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2019

Disgaea 5 is one of the best Tactical RPGs which has been ever made. This game, like its predecessors, offers a very good story with humorous elements. It also has a very deep combat mechanics and Item upgrade system which makes it a very good choice in this genre. However, like previous installments in the franchise, it is still a very complex game that may frighten newcomers. If you’re a fan of the series, then this is a must-buy, but even if you’re not familiar with the series, Disgaea 5 Complete is the best option to start playing this great franchise.

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Geek Culture Podcast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 26, 2017

The Disgaea series may seem a little daunting at first glance to dive into, but the fact that it is a standalone story makes it well worth trying out. The game was already great on PS4, but being able to take the game on the go makes it even better. If tactical RPGs are a favorite of yours, Disgaea 5 Complete is a must pick up for any Nintendo Switch owner.

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COGconnected
82 / 100
82 / 100
Jun 2, 2017

If this is your entry point, you've picked a good one.

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Switch Player
4.1 / 5.0
4.1 / 5.0
Jun 25, 2017

Disgaea 5: Complete was like finding a hidden gem for me personally and even if you’re not normally a fan of tactical RPG’s, I highly recommend that you give it a try. Beautifully simple yet complex over time, Complete is a game worth owning.

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GameSpace
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

There are only a few RPGs on the Switch so far, but Disgaea 5 is nothing short of one of the best. If you’re at all a fan of JRPGs or tactics games, this is a must buy. Even if you had it on the PS4, its inclusion on the Switch and portable greatness make it one of the system’s must owns early in its life.

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The Outerhaven Productions
May 16, 2017

Your Trusty and Old Faithful Disgaea

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Game Revolution
May 23, 2017

With that established, there's little doubt Complete is the definitive version of the game, with all of its DLC scenarios on Switch included and worth exploring. Handheld mode is what really seals the deal, in effect “improving” the game's visual presentation and exposing Disgaea 5, of all things, as far more pickup-and-play-friendly than anybody probably ever expected.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 19, 2017

There's not enough new content to recommend a second buy for the ones that have already played it on PS4, but Disgaea 5 Complete remains the best option, right now, for all the Switch owners who love their strategy games.

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Hey Poor Player
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 16, 2017

If you do decide to pick up Disgaea 5 Complete, be prepared to sink a major amount of time into it, as it takes dozens of hours to even scratch this densely-packed SRPG’s surface.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 11, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete certainly appeals more to people who have never played the game over the fans that jumped into it first on PS4. What is great is that nothing is sacrificed on it's move to Nintendo's new hybrid system, so those fans who like the idea of playing the game again with a portable aspect will be happy with the transition.

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RPG Fan
80%
80%
May 24, 2017

The ultimate version of Disgaea 5 goes deeper than ever into strategic minutiae, standing out as a fantastic value in spite of its cringe-worthy humor.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 25, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete is a tough game to judge. On the positive side it offers an extraordinary volume of content, its own quirky approach to storytelling and a complex set of systems that complement each other well. Unlike some other major strategy RPG IPs, however, it struggles to present its complexity in a cohesive way, with a user interface that groans under the weight of its goals. Fans of the game and series likely adore this hardcore approach, but some more familiar with strategy games that are more focused and precise in their execution may find it hard to fall in love with all of those layers of detail. There are so many terrific parts to the game, but they get somewhat jumbled together.For Disgaea fans this game is worth a purchase, especially as it includes all DLC from the original and plays beautifully on the go. For strategy RPG fans we still give it a hearty recommendation, but with the proviso that it's more demanding and tougher to master than many of its genre contemporaries. If you're up for the challenge and time investment, and can tolerate its zany characters and settings, then it's well worth adding to your Nintendo Switch collection.

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TrustedReviews
May 19, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete is a great role-playing game for the Nintendo Switch. JRPG fans have hundreds of potential hours of content to dig into here, all of which is brilliantly presented with imaginative, zany characters that seldom disappoint. And you can make your very own curry, who wouldn't love that?

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete is the first full edition of these games on a Nintendo platform. With its fun gameplay and goofy storylines, I sometimes played the game for six hours straight. The various systems offer depth as well as accessibility for anyone who dares to touch it.

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Gaming Tree House
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete is the first Disgaea game on a Nintendo console in years, and what a joy it is to play on the Switch.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2017

Plenty of competition for the strategy RPG dollar is out there – Disgaea 5 Complete hits Switch days after a new Fire Emblem on 3DS, after all - but Disgaea 5 is one of a kind on the Switch right now. It's worth picking up if you have any interest in playing on the big screen. Just don't download Nisa.

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Geeks Under Grace
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2017

The Disgaea franchise is beloved for many reasons; the characters, humor, and unique mechanics make Disgaea 5 unlike any SPRG I have played. On the plus side, you can take it on the go Dood!

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cublikefoot
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2018
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Kinglink Reviews
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Dec 6, 2018

This is the most recent and largest Disgaea game released. This game takes SRPG to its limit and produces an amazing experience. There is a ton of content and players can easily hit one hundred hours played.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
May 17, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete is a fantastic strategy RPG with plenty of deep systems to learn and an engrossing cast of characters that help drive the fairly simple narrative along. Its combat is by far its strongest element, and thankfully it's also the part of the game that receives the most attention.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 24, 2017

The least funny Disgaea, but arguably the best in terms of the actual gameplay – and it's a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 30, 2017

Despite its handy portable device, Disgaea 5 Complete reminds us how the series will not evolve through time. If you ever want to farm some endless levlling through what seems to be a pile of clich's of japanese animation, this might do the trick.

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