Pokken Tournament DX Reviews

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8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

Pokkén Tournament DX serves as a definitive edition of Nintendo's fighting game, and it fits well on the Switch aside from choppy split-screen multiplayer. Five new characters and a new three-on-three mode are noteworthy additions, though the new challenge mode doesn't live up to its name.

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GameCentral
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8 / 10
Sep 19, 2017

A Pokémon fighting game may not seem like the most obvious spin-off idea, but the end result is a surprisingly fun and inventive multiplayer game.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

Pokkén Tournament DX won't exactly draw in those who aren't interested in fighting games or who've already played the version released on the Wii U, but it does offer a fun system to fool around with to those waiting for a train or sitting on a toilet or something.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2017

This fighting game is perfect for those that have not tried the original Wii U verison. It is still one of the best options of the genre for those who own the Nintendo console.

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9 / 10
Sep 18, 2017

With an expanded roster that only improves on an already great lineup, fantastic gameplay, and an increased range of challenges and modes, Pokkén Tournament DX is true fighting game gold.

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86 / 100
Sep 18, 2017

It may not be as deep and complex as some traditional fighting games. But the gameplay is solid and fun, and fans will love the Pokémon setting (the creatures and its attacks never looked so good). It has additional characters compared to Wii U game.

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7 / 10
Sep 25, 2017

Fans of the original game will love everything Pokken Tournament DX has to offer.

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8.3 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

A funny and approachable fighting game that uses perfectly Nintendo Switch portability. Perfect for local or online multiplayer matches, it features great technical improvements over its Wii U version, but lacks of interesting content when it comes to single player modes. The Deluxe version can be considered the definitive edition of Pokkén Tournament.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

Pokkén Tournament DX is definitely the ultimate edition, but that does not mean that we don't see its lack of contents and does not justify a new purchase for those users of the game on Wii U.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

Pokken is a fighting game that while decent could do with understanding that complexity doesn't necessarily equal depth.

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Sep 18, 2017

Pokken Tournament DX is the definitive release of Bandai Namco's Pokemon fighter. With more characters, modes, and other features, it enhances and improves on the original in a few key areas. However, it's not a complete overhaul at all, so those who never enjoyed the fighting mechanics will still want to stay away. If you're looking for a solid fighting game on Nintendo Switch though, you can't go wrong here.

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90 / 100
Sep 18, 2017

Pokken Tournament Deluxe is a knockout fighting game that's perfect for the Switch. With new characters, revamped game modes, and the ability to take the game anywhere, this is one Pokémon game you should fight for this fall.

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Unscored
Sep 18, 2017

The first-ever Pokemon fighting game hits the Nintendo Switch following its initial debut on Wii U, expanding upon the experience and delivering a rather worthwhile fight title.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2017

Pokken Tournament is a game that deserved a second chance. A Pokémon fighting game is still one of the best concepts out there. I wish it was more fleshed out, and perhaps a sequel will do just that, but DX marks yet another solid first-party title to add to the Switch's already stellar year one of games.

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70 / 100
Sep 25, 2017

The story is a bit dull, featuring a "mysterious Pokemon" that really isn't that mysterious, even to casual fans like myself

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GameMAG
Gauwoof
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 19, 2017

Pokken Tournament DX definitely deserves attention. Strange choice of available pokemons, lack of clarity of the picture in TV-mode and forgettable music, of course, disappointed, but deep gameplay mechanics along with a beautiful special attacks can quite quickly grab you and make you return to the game again and again.

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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

Pokkén Tournament DX is a bit odd, because although I can't help but sing its praises, not much here is new, and I don't actually know who was asking for a resurgence. Still though, the Pokémon fighter is loads of fun and still looks like a great spectacle in motion - the supers just look fantastic. But if you're looking to play this by yourself, you're likely to be very disappointed.

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81 / 100
Sep 18, 2017

The Deluxe version of Pokémon Tekken convinces with new Pokémon and multiplayer modes, the Solo mode however is still missing variety.

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84 / 100
Oct 5, 2017

Pokkén Tournament DX is the definitive edition of one of the best fighting games in Nintendo consoles. This port takes advantage of Nintendo Switch's hardware which lets us play on the go and share the experience with anyone. A must have if you didn't own the Wii U version.

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Emma Schaefer
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2017

Pokkén Tournament DX may only provide a few benefits for returning fans, but the improved local multiplayer and expanded roster may be enough to draw back the old crowd. Overly simple AI and easy Challenges make the game's single-player mode a breeze, but new players may find that simply playing with their favorite Pokémon is enough to enjoy the fight.

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