Accel World VS Sword Art Online

Back to Summary

Percentile Rank

Accel World VS Sword Art Online is ranked in the 31st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

17%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameSoulz
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 10, 2017

Without the SAO and Accel World skins I wouldn´t see a reason to buy it, too generic, too flawed, too bland are the mechanics presented too us. Truly a game, only buyable by true fans of the series who want to play as their heroes but nothing more, nothing less, than a generic, exchangeable experience.

Read full review

Scored Reviews

Rice Digital
Jul 18, 2017

An enjoyable, engrossing adventure in two of my favourite worlds.

Read full review

RPG Site
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 20, 2017

This action RPG may not seem up everyone's alley with it being a crossover of two anime series, but it's a good time even without knowledge of these franchises.

Read full review

GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 14, 2017

An intriguing story premise and refreshing fast paced combat keeps Accel World vs. Sword Art Online from becoming another dull action RPG.

Read full review

Invision Community
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 3, 2017

Overall, this action RPG is just up my street. Everything I want from an anime based series, familiar and charming characters, new roster of characters to engage with, old but new lands to explore and a solid combat system that is pretty simple to grasp.

Read full review

GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jul 25, 2017

Accel World vs. Sword Art Online is a fairly magnificent little JRPG that surprised me with its depth of characters and customizable options within, and a world where I can fly, explore, and battle dozens of monsters along the way. I'm reminded so much of the golden PlayStation 2 era of JRPG gaming, with all the good and some of the bad that comes with that distinction. Overall, Accel World vs. Sword Art Online is a very solid JRPG title and one that any fan of the genre will enjoy.

Read full review

RPG Fan
79%
79%
Jul 30, 2017

The video game equivalent of a summer popcorn movie.

Read full review

IGN Spain
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 12, 2017

Fun and direct, Accel World vs. Sword Art Online is an interesting crossover that offers douzens of hours of intense gameplay, flying skills and an intense story with hours of static dialogues on screen.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

GameGrin
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2017

The story is fun and is one any veteran or newbie of this series will enjoy. The multiplayer adds lots of fun to the title and adds so much more time to the game if you enjoy it. The environments are bland and boring but overall this game is worth picking up just for the story alone.

Read full review

TeamNerd
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2017

In short we can say that the last effort of Bandai's home is a title that has interesting features on the one hand, but on the other it does not convince us 100%. Do you want for too much woody movements, whether for neglected graphic care, or for too much repetition of secondary games, we can not say that the title is a masterpiece. Despite this there are several aspects that we appreciated, the mix of two universes is well-managed, the character jokes are well-studied and even the story is definitely not that bad. Let's say that surely it is a title that should be played for such lovers but that, according to our advice, would be worth half price!

Review in Italian | Read full review

Cerealkillerz
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2017

Accel World vs. Sword Art Online ist ein spaßiges Action RPG mit einer fesselnden Story und vielen spielbaren Charakteren. Die Charaktere aus beiden Serien spielen sich unterschiedlich und auch das Kämpfen an sich ist wirklich unterhaltsam. Zudem gibt es neben der Hauptstory auch viele kleine Nebenquests zu erledigen, Items zu sammeln und Charaktere zu leveln. Und zuallerletzt gibt es dann auch noch einen interessanten Multiplayer Modus. Dennoch gibt es einige Punkte, die den Spaß etwas dämpfen: So wirkt die Grafik leider sehr veraltet und auch das Quest- und Mutliplayer-System sowie die Steuerung könnte etwas benutzerfreundlicher sein. Leider gibt es bei Accel World vs. Sword Art Online also einiges an verschenktem Potenzial, jedem Fan von Sword Art Online und besonders auch von Accel World (oder beidem) kann ich das Spiel aber auf jeden Fall empfehlen. Alle anderen, die gerne Action RPGs oder Animes mögen, sollten aber auch einen Blick darauf werfen.

Review in German | Read full review

PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2017

Any fans of Reki Kawahara's work should definitely check out Accel World VS Sword Art Online. Not only is it the best playing Sword Art Online to date, it also has a great story that links the two world directly together. It all culminates in a fantastic twist ending that managed to finally get me invested in the world of SAO, which is something the previous games failed to do. It's also helped tremendously by the addition of Accel World characters, as they immediately caught my attention.

Read full review

Wccftech
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2017

Accel World vs. Sword Art Online is a competent action role-playing game offering a simple yet solid combat system, good story and characters and plenty of content. Due to the very bland exploration and a couple of other issues, namely technical and controls issues on PlayStation Vita, the game can only be recommended to fans of both franchises.

Read full review

Sirus Gaming
7.3 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
Jett Vincent sia
7.3 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2017

This game was fun and for anyone who is a fan of both series then I do recommend to atleast take a look at this game. I have always wanted an Accel World RPG game and this made me want one even more, but hopefully without Sword Art Online in the future.

Read full review

Atomix
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jul 30, 2017

Accel World vs. Sword Art Online is not a bad game at all; actually I enjoyed it more than some of the previous games based on the series like Lost Song or Hollow Fragment. That being said, it doesn't stand as a memorable game by any means, but just as an entertaining action title. Nothing more nor less. Recomended for diehard fans of the series.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Sep 29, 2017

This is definitely one that fans will love, but if your enthusiasm for Kawahara's work is lukewarm at best, then you may well want to look elsewhere.

Read full review

Everyeye.it
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2017

Accel World Vs Sword Art Online is an interesting crossover between two of the most popular light novels in Japan, but only true fans of the series would be able to really appreciate it.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Chalgyr's Game Room
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2017

Accel World vs Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight is the latest in the SAO series’ original entries. Merging both SAO and Accel World, it is up to both sets of characters to save Kirito and Asuna’s beloved Yui and both groups’ respective Online Worlds.

Read full review

CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2017

There will be a lot of people who will consider Accel World vs. Sword Art Online to be a good game, and as one of them, I am the most surprised by that.

Read full review

Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Aug 3, 2017

Accel World vs. Sword Art Online offers more of the same to those who already sunk a decent amount of time into Sword Art Online: Lost Song, but the world is thoroughly rejuvenated by Accel World's fresh blood. By providing a serviceable story as a driving force and then honing in on meaningful character interactions, Millennium Twilight becomes essential for Reki Kawahara fans.

Read full review

DualShockers
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2017

Accel World VS Sword Art Online had the potential to bring these two words together in a unique way, but that ended up stopping at the story. The similarities between this game and Sword Art Online: Lost Song are just too much to overlook. If you enjoyed the past Sword Art Online games then this is for you, but if you know nothing about either of these worlds and are just looking for a fun action RPG, I'd look elsewhere.

Read full review

Spaziogames
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2017

While the improvements since Lost Song are noticeable and there's a huge roster of playable characters, because of its downsides it's a product for only the the hardcore fans of the saga (or sagas, in this case), just like its predecessors.

Review in Italian | Read full review

NEOsite
6.5 / 10.0
NEOsite
aysnel

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2017

Action jRPG mixing two different worlds – futuristic Accel World and fantasy-based Alfheim Online (from SAO universe). It's kind of crazy combination, but fans – and only them – should like it.

Review in Polish | Read full review

Gaming Nexus
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

With tight controls and an enjoyable way to get around large areas, Accel World vs. Sword Art Online features memorable aerial combat. However, story progression can drag to a halt at times. Though perfect for fans of either series, this may not be the action RPG that anyone else asked for.

Read full review

Worth Playing
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

All in all, Accel World vs. Sword Art Online is a decent game comprised of both good and bad elements. The combat is fun and engaging when the camera doesn't battle you, but some enemies don't seem to have any fighting spirit. On the other hand, boss battles feel epic and test your preparation and patience, and multiplayer is a nice addition that offers a chance to battle friends or strangers. Players who can get past the empty-feeling world and underachieving story will find enjoyment in this title.

Read full review

The Outerhaven Productions
Jul 15, 2017

Accel World vs Sword Art Online is a hack and slash RPG with a lot of customization, but the game is hurt by its generic good vs evil story and complicated aerial combat systems.

Read full review

COGconnected
60 / 100
60 / 100
Jul 21, 2017

Chaining together Switch attacks and six or seven special moves to obliterate a boss in seconds makes you feel like a God, and that's worth the price of admission as far as I'm concerned.

Read full review

Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Jul 14, 2017

While what should be the biggest draw — the crossover and the story — falls flat on its face, Accel World vs Sword Art Online isn't a complete loss.

Read full review

Chalgyr's Game Room
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2017

Two anime/manga/light novel franchises come together in Accel World vs Sword Art Online in the form of an action RPG that has an interesting premise and gameplay, but is severely lackluster as a port. While AWvSAO may have a solid basis in gameplay and environment, at least on the PC it's bogged down by a lot of lag and the often-times infuriatingly stupid enemy AI.

Read full review

GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Aug 18, 2017

Accel World Online: Millennium Twilight is designed exclusively for the fans of the original worlds, who are ready to have fun with their favorite characters and endure a poorly written script and exceptionally monotonous fights. Just do not say later that we did not warn you.

Review in Russian | Read full review

PlayStation Universe
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2017

With finicky controls and oversized maps, it's hard to recommend this game to anyone other than those who love the franchise and the two series themselves.

Read full review

Destructoid
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2017

Ultimately, while Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight means well to try and merge what's cool about both Sword Art Online and Accel World, its high points are too few and far between to consider it a success.

Read full review

MonsterVine
2 / 5.0
2 / 5.0
Jul 25, 2017

Reused gameplay, ridiculous audio and visual oversights, and a story that’s more bland than saltines make this one title that even fans of the anime will get little from.

Read full review

Attack of the Fanboy
Jul 15, 2017

What was once a mediocre game series has been made even worse. Technical issues and gameplay blunders are somehow shadowed by a bulky, contrived plot that believes in quantity over quality.

Read full review

Cubed3
4 / 10
4 / 10
Aug 5, 2017

Those who have played through each iteration of Sword Art Online titles will enjoy this, although it does little new in the gameplay section, and just feels more of the same, just with a new story for Kirito and his team, along with the introduction of what is actually a fun franchise, with the inclusion of Accel World. The problem is that the core mechanics are horribly flawed, and the gameplay quickly becomes dull and repetitive. One for the hardcore fans only this time.

Read full review