Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth

Back to Summary

Percentile Rank

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

44%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

cublikefoot
Yes
Yes
Jan 22, 2020
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception + Mask of Truth (Quick Review) video thumbnail
Games Xtreme
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 9, 2017

A divisive game by its very nature, Utawarerumomo: Mask of Truth nonetheless sits as the capstone to a storied and well-loved story. The only true question is if you feel the visual novel format is for you.

Read full review

Scored Reviews

RPG Site
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 13, 2017

One of the best-told stories in years provides a very satisfying conclusion to the Utawarerumono series.

Read full review

PSX Brasil
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 30, 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth brings closure to a story fifteen years in the making, delivering one of the best japanese trilogies of the last few years.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

RPGamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Sep 25, 2017

Mask of Truth takes what Mask of Deception‘s second half had finally started to do and gives the characters and story the telling they deserve.

Read full review

Gaming Gamma
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

When you hear a one-off story getting a sequel over 10 years after release, it almost feels worrying as to what they may bring to the table especially because the original was so beloved. For this series to come back with a sequel that's just as good as the original is absolutely fantastic. As far as trilogies go, this might have become one of my favorites. Ever.

Read full review

Respawning
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2017

This has been a very enjoyable game to play and strongly recommend a play. Even if you’ve never played a JRPG before like me.

Read full review

Rice Digital
Oct 27, 2017

A rich, thrilling adventure with memorable characters and a complex, mesmerising narrative.

Read full review

Level Down Games
87 / 100
87 / 100
Sep 7, 2017

All and all this is a great continuation of a great series. Even though the game is long you will not feel like your time is wasted. Not many visual novels can match up to the Utawarerumono series and after playing the games we can definitely understand why.

Read full review

RPG Fan
87%
87%
Oct 3, 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth is a beautiful conclusion to a 14-year long narrative. While it still has its flaws, it is a journey worth seeing through to the end.

Read full review

God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2017

A worthy conclusion and a fantastic follow up to Mask of Deception that is a must play for visual novel fans on Vita.

Read full review

DualShockers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

The game's lengthy scenes and repeated statements can feel more like padding on the game's runtime which makes Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth feel redundant at times, but the conclusion of the story will not disappoint the ones who have stuck with it this far. If you are a fan of visual novels that have elements of the SRPG genre, then very few games do it better than the Utawarerumono series, you won't be disappointing.

Read full review

COGconnected
82 / 100
82 / 100
Sep 4, 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth is a great game for those who have played Mask of Deception, however, isn't entirely suited for new players.

Read full review

Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 4, 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth continues the trend of the first game and improves upon its combat.

Read full review

Player.One
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

Mask of Truth ramps up the stakes and excitement of combat and delivera loads of meaty plot twists and character development.

Read full review

The Game Fanatics
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2017

While it's appeal is decidedly niche, the game excels as something much more than a visual novel. Add in the slightly easy, but satisfying, turn-based battles and it's a game that speaks directly to me and gets a high recommendation.

Read full review

Gamer Escape
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 20, 2017

So I say with no reservations—and the aforementioned caveats—that for better or worse Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth is unabashedly the game it wants to be, and the game its fans will enjoy.

Read full review

VideoTime
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2018

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, is the third game in the series of visual novels that begin with a Japanese eroge called Utawarerumono, developed by a company called Leaf in 2002 for Windows.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth's strengths aren't entirely justified by the sheer amount of time it would take to experience them in full, but anyone that's already willing to give it that time - or those who come in with properly calibrated expectations - will find an entertaining saga that's worth seeing through.

Read full review

Reno Gazette-Journal
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2017

The tale of the unlikely hero Haku comes to its much-awaited conclusion for series fans in Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth. A story-based game at its roots, it’s best to think of Mask of Truth as a visual novel that happens to have combat to get the most out of it. As such, it’s not really for folks who want a traditional RPG gaming experience that involves heavy adventuring. But if you’re a visual novel fan who likes some battling added to your narrative experience, this is one game that will scratch your narrative itch with its tale of intrigue, friendship and love.

Read full review

GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 8, 2017

The sequel offers twice the content of its predecessor but still suffers from the same flaws. The combat is pretty straightforward but the highlight of the game is easily its visual novel segments that lets you experience the story in great detail.

Read full review

PowerUp!
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2017

If you’re a fan of anime then Mask of Truth may very well be exactly what you need after a long day at work. Just be prepared for a lot of reading and a lot of fan service.

Read full review

Invision Community
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 5, 2017

If you aren’t a fan of visual novels or RPG’s then half of this game will be tolerance waiting for fun, which is how no good game should be. This game isn’t for me, but fans of the previous iterations or fans of both genres will find enjoyment on this game.

Read full review

Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Sep 5, 2017

If you found yourself anxiously tapping your foot through Mask of Deception and continuing on only because you already invested far too much time into it to back out now, I encourage you to give Mask of Truth a try. While the story may take a bit of time to really get going, once it gets there it will grab a hold of your attention and refuse to let go.

Read full review

GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2018

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth will test your patience at times, but it serves as a good conclusion to Mask of Deception's story.

Read full review

Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 20, 2017

It is difficult to pull off, but Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth has managed to both make a solid SRPG and visual novel in the same game. The world is interesting, and the characters are enjoyable to play as and to see the world with, even though sometimes it is too reliant on common tropes. The combat system also has depth to it with a lot of systems in place to reward those who think several turns in advance. The problem is that both aspects of the game are somewhat bloated. For fans of both genres this will not be obvious or even an issue at all, but for those who only likes the former or the latter, this might quickly make either feel like it's overstaying its welcome, in a good 80+ hours long game.

Read full review

Checkpoint
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2017

Mask of Truth is a direct sequel from Mask of Deception. It has many upgrade in combat, apart from that is more of the same from the first game. If you are playing this is only because you liked the first one. A nice game that takes its time and it's rewarding.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Readers Gambit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2017

Ultimately, readers that have experienced the original will be able to determine whether this title is worth their time. The story does certainly head in an interesting direction, but players will need a tolerance for the anime fanservice present. It's a niche title, but one that the intended audience will likely be able to appreciate. There's a surprising amount of sincerity to be found here.

Read full review

Atomix
70 / 100
70 / 100
Oct 3, 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth is a great way to end one incredible and complex story like this one; it's guaranteed that fans will enjoy it the most. Being said that, the game doesn't offer anything different from what we hav saw in the past entries and still fails in many of the mistakes present on them. Also, this is an aggresive game with newcomers.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Video Chums
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2017

Although Mask of Truth is certainly a better game than Mask of Deception, it unfortunately retains many of its flaws.

Read full review

Spaziogames
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 4, 2018

If you're a fan of visual novels and enjoy reading a story you can safely get Mask of Truth; the gamers who are actually looking for a challenge and don't care for the plot should probably look somewhere else instead.

Review in Italian | Read full review

IGN Spain
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Turth is, once again, a mediocre visual novel riddled with sexual (and barely related) content that makes almost imposible to feel confortable playing. Once again the combat system is forgotten by dozens of hours of dialogue making Mask of the Truth only accesible for true lovers of the franchise.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

PlayStation Universe
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth offers further content in the franchise. While the narrative base has an intrigue all its own, the vehicle by which it's received has flaws that can't be ignored. It's a visual novel with limited combat and some peculiar choices that somehow finds its way to a stellar conclusion.

Read full review

PlayStation LifeStyle
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

If you do like the narrative or can see fit to skip it, I think you'll have a much better time than I did.

Read full review

GameSpew
60%
60%
Sep 13, 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth is an unfortunately lengthy adventure with some fantastic characters, an intriguing narrative, and a simple but enjoyable strategic battle system.

Read full review