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Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

Square Enix
Jun 23, 2015 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
87 / 100
IGN
8.6 / 10
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
GameSpot
9 / 10
USgamer
4.5 / 5
Destructoid
9 / 10
Game Revolution
4 / 5
GameTrailers
9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

A hugely enjoyable addition to the world of Eorzea with plenty of room to spread your wings and explore.

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IGN

8.6 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

FFXIV: Heavensward is light on new features, but its story and wealth of content make it an expansion to remember.

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GamesRadar+

Daniella Lucas
GamesRadar+

A huge expanse of wilderness added to an already excellent MMO, Heavensward opens up the world of Eorzea to even greater possibilities.

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Square Enix's MMO has gone from turmoil to triumph, but can the latest expansion take it even further?

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Final Fantasy XIV evolves with Heavensward, an expansion that takes A Realm Reborn upwards on the wings of a Chocobo. In addition to flying, players get an all-new storyline, new Primals, a brand-new raid dungeon, and three new jobs to level up. FFXIV still retains a few annoying issues here and there, but Heavensward is one of the best MMO expansions I've played.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is more A Realm Reborn, which is a fine thing to strive for in my book. Whether you're the type of player who enjoys crafting, endgame content, or role-playing, there's so much to do here for people of all skill levels it's insane. While I fizzled out a bit after completing the main story in 2.5, Heavensward has rekindled my flame.

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Leveling suffers from repetitive quest design and its zones are troublesome to traverse until you can fly, but these issues are soon left in history as you plunge into Heavensward's magnificent story conclusion, and engage in its wonderfully composed group content.

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Even so, the vast majority of Heavensward is outstanding and it's easy enough to endure the occasional slow patch. A Realm Reborn was an impressive revival when it launched in 2013, and Heavensward elevates the game to an even higher level. Rarely do expansions feel so fully formed. A Realm Reborn is no longer a grand apology, but instead a fantastic Final Fantasy game in its own right.

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