Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

94%

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83%
May 22, 2018

A Final Fantasy for fans and first-timers.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2018

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition brings the renowned installment to the PC in stunning detail. The all-inclusive offering is easily the definitive version of the title, stepping above the console counterparts with its platform-specific enhancements. The game has evolved not only the series, but also itself since release thanks to added content and cutscenes that help the narrative feel more cohesive. Because of this more realized form, there has never been a better time to experience Final Fantasy XV.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2018

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition is one of the best ports of a videogame to date. If you have yet to experience this landmark title then do so now.

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Yes
Apr 2, 2018

Much as Final Fantasy XV’s opening line suggests, this is a game for fans and first-timers alike. If you’ve not played FFXV before and want to give it a try, this is (probably) the best way to experience it so far. For those who’ve already played the game before, there’s so much to come back for after a year in post-development. Even if you’ve never played a Final Fantasy game before, this is such a departure from the series’ usual style that I implore you to give it a try. Many of the major “improvements” promised by the development team have already been implemented, and there is a heap of extra content in the included DLC. As it stands, the only major issue with this otherwise solid port are the technical issues being faced by a minority group of players, and I suspect this won’t be the case for very long. If the quality of the future content holds up, I’ll likely be coming back for a third playthrough in another year’s time.

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5 / 5.0
Mar 27, 2018

An honest, captivating ride-along with four best friends who just so happen to save the world through the power of friendship.

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8 / 10
Mar 27, 2018

A lot of work has been put into Final Fantasy XV's 2018 revision, and it's the best version of the game...so far.

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8 / 10
Mar 26, 2018

Regardless of just how many improvements and additions Final Fantasy XV will undergo in the next year or so, the game is far from perfect and hardly the entry that unifies the fanbase, be they long devoted fans or burnt out from the past entries. What the game is, however, is a flawed but still fun masterpiece that looks and plays like no other Action/RPG hybrid out there and is still worth a cursory glance, if not a full commitment.

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8 / 10
Mar 22, 2018

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition is firstly and primarily a fantastic addition to the Final Fantasy catalogue. It addresses the critical faults of its predecessor and sets the franchise back up on the path to greatness. Memorable characters, exciting combat, and a risk taken with the change to the open world, show Square Enix as developers who have proven their credentials for delivering top-class RPG experiences. It just slightly feels that it was behind the curve here, which may be as a result of the long development time. There is the overriding feeling that the open world lags behind some of the competitors in the field alongside a story that has a number of issues that detract from it. With that said, the PC release has redressed many of the technical issues with that world and has given it a whole new lease of life that brings out the immense beauty of the world.

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85%
Mar 21, 2018

Final Fantasy XV could have failed for a myriad of reasons, but the negative predictions fortunately didn't come true. In addition, the Windows / Royal Edition brings an even more polished experience and although it's not a perfect game, it can keep you entertained for long and long hours .

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8.4 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2018

Even with its faults, from the weird two-halves of the story to the often poorly designed and uninteresting side-quests, Final Fantasy XV feels like a triumph. Characters, heartbreak, and joy over any one mechanic or impressive set piece.

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