Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Reviews Summary

Massive Scale
Fantastic RPG Structure
Overly Complex Battle System

Summary: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has all the complexities you'd come to expect from a massive JRPG. Some may be turned off by that, but fans of the genre won't be disappointed.

Rating Summary

Based on 105 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

80%

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Based on 105 critic reviews
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5 / 5.0
Nov 30, 2017

Another title filled to the brim with content, spectacular designs, and a fascinating story, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is almost impossible to put down and a perfect showcase for Nintendo’s latest hardware.

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9.8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2017

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the best JRPG in years. The strategy combat has improved compared with previous instalments, it features a deep story and a huge world full of content. This is one of the best games that 2017 has offered.

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4.8 / 5.0
Dec 5, 2017

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a game that takes time to grow. People who are patient and invest in the characters, their growth, and the world will be rewarded with a story that eventually goes to some interesting places, people who will be ready to handle any challenge, and a place with lots of areas to uncover. It can take some time to adjust to the speed of the battle system, but even its pace offers opportunities to develop tactics that take advantage of multiple Blades and various character builds. It is a good starting place for the Switch's RPG library, one which will please existing Xenoblade Chronicles fans and give those new to the series a substantial game to enjoy.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2017

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is one of those RPGs that I didn't want to end. Luckily, there is enough post-game content to satisfy players looking to sink 100's of hours into more adventures with Rex and the party. However, I can't seem to shake the feeling that I was left with as the end credits rolled. I feel like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 showed me what it's like to go on a real adventure and it happens to be one that I don't think I will ever forget.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2017

It sets a precedent for JRPGs on the Switch that I doubt will be topped, unless of course Monolith Soft somehow manages to pump out a Xenoblade Chronicles X 2 before the end of the generation.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2018

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the full package. It has a compelling story, fun combat, likable characters, amazing music, nice visuals, and rewards exploration. One could easily spend over 100 hours in the world of Alrest, and we wouldn’t blame you if you never wanted to leave. An excellent choice for your Switch!

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9.3 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2017

I can’t praise Xenoblade Chronicles 2 enough. I loved every moment of the game and even after finishing it there are still so many secrets to unlock. It’s very rare that I can play a game for 16 hours straight and still want to go back for more the next day.

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9.2 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2017

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is one of the best JRPG that we've seen in a while due to its superb art design, its OST and a great story. A must have.

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9.2 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2017

XC2 puts forward a strong message of what the Switch is capable of. Providing a full JRPG experience, in tandem with lush visual and audio design both on the go and at home, it sets the bar for future games to grace the system; and it sets it high.

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9.2 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2017

If I were to rank the Xenoblade games then I would say Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a step below the original yet a more rewarding experience than Xenoblade Chronicles X.

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