.hack//G.U. Last Recode

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

47%

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5.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

.hack//G.U. Last Recode's intended audience is almost certainly established fans. It's a solid remaster that looks great and runs smoothly. But it's still a dated JRPG that dominates dozens of hours with sub-par combat and repetitive beats. If you have never experienced The World, it's unlikely that Last Recode will pull you in. For those that never wanted to log out, it's a decent way to reconnect.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2017

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is the rediscover of great games based on a popular anime that feature an epic store. These remastered games include a new chapter that is amazing for those who love the JRPG genre. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-ldb4'); });

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

.hack//G.U. Last Recode givers you a good bang for your bucks, with an original chapter as a bonus. The game has aged a little, technically and gameplay-wise, but the vision of CyberConnect 2 is still fascinating after all these years.

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7 / 10
Nov 8, 2017

Featuring improved graphics and more polished gameplay, .hack//G.U. Last Recode offers a fascinating look back at a classic JRPG series. While repetition can sometimes bog things down, the story and characters will keep you coming back to The World, determined to see Haseo's journey through to the end.

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ZTGD

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

The release of .hack//G.U. Last Recode is a celebration of what I consider to be CyberConnect2's greatest achievement in gaming thus far. It's an excellent way for newcomers to experience one of the most underrated JRPGs in the lengthy and excellent catalogue of PS2 games.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

The .hack//G.U. Last Recode remaster is a more than worthy way to experience the original PlayStation 2 releases, offering several enhancements which improve the experience considerably and a real closure with the new Reconnection volume. The enhancements, however, do little to improve the stiffness of the experience, the repetitive dungeon design, and the slow story pace, making .hack//G.U. Last Recode a must buy only for fans of the series. Newcomers, however, may still find something to like in the games, as the story, albeit slowly paced, is quite interesting, and the world well fleshed out.

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75 / 100
Nov 6, 2017

Last Recode turned out to be something that I looked forward to playing at the end of the day.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is a great attempt to modernize an older franchise. All the improvements made by CyberConnect 2 were not only needed but welcomed. Sure it still suffers from designs of its time but that shouldn't deter you from a good overall experience.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Feb 6, 2018

.hack // G.U. Last Recode is a good opportunity to try the popular PS2 series in a more pleasant wrapper and with the correct game changes that make your life in a virtual world more dynamic, but at the same time retain the charm of the original. If you like jRPGs with an interesting storyline, simple and understandable action-mechanics and a powerful soundtrack, then this compilation is sure to please you.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

Truthfully, .hack//G.U. Last Recode isn't an example of the best kind of remaster, as it hasn't completely addressed the issues that plagued its original versions in the first place. Somehow, though, those negatives seem lesser this time around, as .hack//G.U. Last Recode manages to assemble a series of games all in one place that, in retrospect, seem to have had a profound impact on pop culture—or, at least, were the prototypes for those that would. .Hack//G.U. Last Recode supplements this with some meaningful and enjoyable additional content and upgrades, and as an art piece—the kind of game that needs to be experienced for something outside of its technical prowess—it just works. .Hack//G.U. Last Recode is a JRPG history exhibit, and it's well worth the price of admission.

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