Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

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Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

72%

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Based on 32 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

ZTGD
9 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth continues the proud tradition of the franchise with its stellar character customization and level designs as it poses a daunting challenge, well worth conquering- one tile at a time.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

Whether it's your first foray into Yggdrasil or your fifth, playing Etrian Odyssey V is a true pleasure. Its addictive central gameplay loop combines engaging exploration, strategic combat and DIY cartography, all wrapped up in a charming presentation and a lush, organic aesthetic. It's gorgeous to look at it, beautifully balanced, and polished to a sheen, but perhaps best of all Etrian Odyssey V feels like the culmination of a concept that's uniquely tied to the 3DS. With its touchscreen mapping and masterful use of stereoscopic 3D, it feels utterly at home here, and while the little handheld may have plenty of life in it yet, we still can't imagine a more fitting swan song for this extraordinary era of dual-screened RPG wonder. A must for any aspiring adventurer.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 16, 2017

Light on story, heavy on gameplay, and more than enough content to wade through, this is one of the finest RPGs available on the 3DS.

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Digitally Downloaded
Nov 9, 2017

I'm sad for the end of the end of the franchise, but at least in Etrian Odyssey V it went out on a real high note.

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Hey Poor Player
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Oct 16, 2017

Featuring new mechanics, polished gameplay, and the same kind of dungeon-crawling experience that you’ve come to know and love, Etrian Odyssey V takes the Etrian Odyssey series to wonderful new heights.

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 17, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is a solid entry in the series and one you have to play on Nintendo 3DS. Its gameplay remains as fun as ever, and this fifth entry in the franchise is one of the best games on Nintendo's portable. If you're still on the fence then you should definitely check out the free demo for the game since it allows you to get started with access to all characters and classes, and if you decide to buy the game then your progress will transfer – you'll get to play up to the 3rd floor with a level cap of 10 for your adventurers.

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RPG Fan
88%
RPG Fan

Top Critic

88%
Oct 16, 2017

A challenging yet accessible dungeon crawler that rewards thoughtful party construction and thorough exploration.

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The Games Machine
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is an excellent addition to the dungeon crawler RPG series from Atlus: players will find a lot of exploration, a huge variety of classes and races, and an intriguing - yet quite challenging - gameplay.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V is a true successor to the original two Nintendo DS Etrian Odyssey games but one that has modern improvements to gameplay and a best in class customization system.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V is a digital adventure that leans analogue, with pen-and-paper sensibilities that delight far more than they frustrate.

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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V is a fun and interesting game for anyone who likes a bit of challenge and isn’t put off by having to create your own maps. There’s a good balance between explaining enough to get the player started in figuring things out and leaving a lot to be discovered. The combat system is also deep and allows for a lot of customization and strategic choices.

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Respawning
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth wants to kick your arse. It wants to beat you down. It wants to be ruthless. However that feeling when you finally nail that strategy; when you overcome a floor that was kicking you down for weeks; when you beat that FOE or that boss that stopped you dead in your tracks… …Well, there’s no better feeling, really.

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Polygon
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

While Etrian Odyssey 5 may not be well-suited for genre novices or people who shy away from the combat side of RPGs, you'd be hard-pressed to find a stronger example of this particular slice of the genre. It offers enormous customization; fresh challenges both inside and out of combat; a setting rich with things to do besides simply fight; and best of all, that addictive mapping feature. Here's a game destined to appeal to the lizard brain of Type-A personalities, to people who love to line up details and see everything slowly take shape. With each line you draw on the in-game map, you bring a tiny bit more order to chaos and transform the unknown into the familiar. Etrian Odyssey 5 isn't simply the best game in its own franchise, it's easily the richest and most satisfying dungeon crawler to appear in the past decade.

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Video Chums
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

When it comes to rewarding dungeon exploration, you can't do much better than Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 11, 2017

Etrian Odyssey 5 further refines a winning dungeon-crawling formula while sticking closely to its roots.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is another great game in the Etrian Odyssey series, and is one of the few games that needs to be played on a Nintendo 3DS.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 2, 2017

Beyond an assumed classicism, Etrian Odyssey V refocuses on the Yggdrasil labyrinth, adding space and depth to exploration. Hence this episode gives more relevance to each decision, each combat, which boldly asserts its mythical role playing heritage through such refined formula.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, returns with the series’ minimalist take on dungeon crawling, which cuts the fat to focus on battling and exploring. The barebones approach won’t be for everybody, especially those who want their JRPGs to come with a chunky story. For fans who love to draw their own maps and pull off creative and crazy party combinations against tough bosses, however, Etrian Odyssey’s single-minded obsession to its classic formula is just what the witch doctor ordered.

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RPG Site
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 16, 2017

The latest Etrian Odyssey is another solid entry in the dungeon crawling series.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 16, 2017

The Etrian Odyssey series has the first-person dungeon crawler genre down to a simple art.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V is almost identical to its predecessors, it's completely lacking of a narrative and it's not that pretty to look at. Still, what we have here is a rock solid RPG akin to the ones back in the Dungeons&Dragons days, that will keep you busy for at least fifty to sixty hours.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

However if you, like me, only have experience with the Untold story mode, maybe consider buying and trying Etrian Odyssey IV when it's next on sale to see if the challenge is right for you. This new game also has a demo, and the save data transfers over to the full game. Etrian Odyssey V was a rude awakening for me, but I'm glad I powered through.

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Seafoam Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

While it does lack the engaging stories found within the Untold series, I was still surprised that I enjoyed the game just as much as I did with Untold, despite the lack of a developing plot. The little additions, from the improved character customizations, the in-dungeon sidequests and Union Skills also help to fit within the series, and I hope all of those features return for future installments.

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IGN Italy
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V is a remarkable return to the origins of the saga: a complete, finished, and extremely long-lasting game. Developers have blunted many of the gameplay elements, setting aside each side activity and minimizing narration. The reversal of the medal of this operation is in the mighty sense of having already seen it assaulting old-time fans.

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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Nov 4, 2017

Beyond the Myth is a game with the potential for obsessive investment.

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VGProfessional
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is a typical continuation of the series, focusing on what it does best, from dungeons to exploration and of course the combat. The very rich mapping system and the secrets that fill the dungeons make the whole thing quite addictive, urging you to explore and find every nook and cranny. With its very complete class system, the game offers a wide panel in terms of customization and evolution, and will appeal to turn-based RPGs fans. However, I'm rather shocked that a clear storyline isn't present and that the execution of the game is just too simplistic with no drastic changes since the previous opus, but this doesn't prevent Etrian Odyssey V from being a solid adventure and great Dungeon-Crawler.

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Game Informer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

While the best moments come when your hand-crafted party combines to defeat a powerful foe, the patience and repetition required becomes frustrating

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

I'm torn on Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth. I sincerely believe it could be the best entry in the series, that it has refined the formula to near perfection. But in perfecting what is already there, it makes no strides to further advance the series.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

Etrian Odyssey is a fun & very technical role-dungeon-crawler game in which we will need dozens of hours of intense dedication in order to train all our characters and to get to the top of the Yggdrasil.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 2, 2017

One of the oddest sequels of all time, which removes one of the series' most interesting features and adds almost nothing in return.

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JVL
14 / 20
JVL
Julius007

Top Critic

14 / 20
Nov 5, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V': Beyond the Myth clearly is for those who know the series well. However, they may be still confused, due to a very high difficulty along the game, even more than in the previous episodes. But the interest is still there, with new classes, and some welcome new features in game. Plus, the game will reward with its richness the most relentless players, but it may also leave the beginners behind.

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Rice Digital
Nov 20, 2017

Won't entice those who've already dismissed the series.

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