Percentile Rank

Ys SEVEN is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

AboveUp
Yes
Yes
Nov 7, 2018
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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Sep 5, 2017

Ys Seven was already a solid experience and the upgrades that it has received for the PC make it even better. Like the Ark of Napishtim, bringing Seven over was a great idea as it continues Adol's adventure for all those that never did either move to a console market or have the chance to pick it up back in the day.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Aug 29, 2017

Ys Seven is a straightforward adventuring JRPG that plays quickly, keeps things simple, and moves along with daring speed. The battles are fluid and emphasize the group dynamics of the entire party of characters. This upscaled release is a beautiful game that leaves something to be desired resolution wise, and has a flawed beginning that can frustrate many, but overall this game is another example of Ys' long held excellence.

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RPG Fan
85%
85%
Aug 29, 2017

Ys SEVEN has never felt more at home than it does on PC.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2017

Depending on how you tackle the journey, it can take around 20 to 37 hours to save Altago from danger. Of course, this time range takes the side missions and optional bosses into account. Because of HYDE, Inc.'s involvement with the PC port, this makes Ys Seven's new release the best version of the game. In other words, XSEED has found themselves a great ally.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

Back for another installment in the Ys series, we now get Ys Seven for the PC. Join Adol and Dogi once again as they venture into dark dungeons, battle fearsome foes, and lose a statue (maybe) while you roam some old ruins. While the PC version has a few setbacks, Ys Seven is still a vibrant world full of monsters, exciting characters and colorful landscape.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2017

Ys SEVEN remains a hard-rockin', wall-crushin' paragon of the action RPG genre.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 29, 2017

Ys Seven might look like an old game trying to appear new under some fresh coats of polish, but putting that aside, it's just as fun now as it was seven years ago.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 29, 2017

I honestly feel like an idiot for taking this long to play an Ys game, because so much of it appeals to me directly. The minor combat encounters are engaging but brisk, while the boss battles are urgent, hellishly difficult, and very memorable. Best of all, with such a short runtime for a JRPG, I was done with the game quickly, but never felt rushed or unsatisfied. Ys Seven is like a crackhead on a dirt-bike. It's fast, and loud, and something you'll probably never forget.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

Ys Seven is the first entry in the long-running series to feature a variety of features and mechanics that have become a staple of the series, such as a bigger focus on the story and the party mechanic. While the renewed focus on story slows down the pace a bit, especially with its slow first few hours, the game's fast-paced combat system, engaging dungeon exploration, and fun boss battles make Ys Seven one of the best action role-playing games released in years. With some technical enhancements and a 60 FPS frame rate, the PC version is the definitive edition of Falcom's excellent RPG.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Aug 30, 2017

This mix of euphoria and exhaustion is what boss battles should feel like.

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GameSpew
80%
80%
Aug 29, 2017

Ys Seven may be quite old and rather basic, but it's still an action-RPG that's worthy of your time. If you're after a light-hearted romp full of action that proves that solid gameplay is more important than snazzy visuals and complex mechanics, you won't be disappointed.

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Hey Poor Player
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 30, 2017

Ys Seven is an incredibly fun game with plenty of old-school RPG action and, despite its simplicity, an immense amount of challenge.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2017

Ys Seven holds up in the conversion from PSP to PC, and stands out as the new best way to play an already great game.

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ZTGD
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2017

In the end, Ys Seven is an ok game. It does get monotonous as far as the combat goes, but the story and level progressions are decently paced.

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Gamer Escape
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 2, 2017

If you’ve not played this game before, it proves to be an enjoyable action RPG, even if you’ve not played the earlier games in the series. For those who have played the PSP version, however, this new edition adds nothing new of note and can probably be passed over.

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We Got This Covered
Aug 30, 2017

Ys SEVEN's simplicity in its story and gameplay helps to make it fun and addictive.

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RPG Site
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 29, 2017

Ys Seven is not a bad game but it misses the highs of what makes the Ys series great.

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GBAtemp
6 / 10.0
GBAtemp

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

Overall, the YS Seven PC port is an ok one. If you've never played a YS game in your life or if you've simply never owned a PSP, this port may be the thing for you. But if you've already been through YS Seven before, there's not much content here that warrants an additional purchase.

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