The World Ends With You: Final Remix

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The World Ends With You: Final Remix is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 57 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 57 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameCloud
Yes
Yes
Oct 31, 2018

The World Ends With You is a brilliant action RPG that is worth your time if you own a Switch. Despite the inherant flaws that come with its control scheme, it tells a compelling story with complex and well-developed characters that keep you engaged for hours on end. It’s a unique experience that deserves the praise it receives from so many, and it’s made even better through the capabilities of the Switch. If you’re a fan of the genre and can look past its minor shortcomings, I can’t recommend this title enough.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Oct 9, 2018

The Nintendo DS masterpiece is squeezed onto a single screen, with the improvements just about outweighing the compromises.

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GameXplain
Liked-a-lot
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked-a-lot
Oct 10, 2018
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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 9, 2018

Through those Joy-Con controls, the Switch version also offers a surprisingly refreshing and altogether more interesting mode of playing through the game: co-op. Instead of your partner being relegated to pin duty, a second player with a second Joy-Con can command them, using a small assortment of base pins to do different moves. This way of playing is not only intuitive and easy to pick up, but it adds a new layer to the game. Now, you have to coordinate your pin assaults with your roommate, significant other, or random stranger on the plane sitting next to you. Instead of splitting your brain in twain, you're now coordinating with someone else, only getting a good cross combo if you can figure out how to make your pin attacks work in unison. It's a fun way to replay The World Ends With You, and even feels a bit more thematic to the game's message.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 12, 2018

There's plenty of you with 3DSes collecting dust somewhere in a drawer, like mine is. If that's you, go figure out where to grab a copy of the DS version of this game. It really is worth it, and if you're at the same place where I was when I first played this game, it might just change your life.

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Scored Reviews

Daily Nintendo
9.4 / 10.0
9.4 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2018

Final Remix is a fun game which has great depth in the fights and primarily how you fight in different areas. The option for the use of the touch-screen or a single Joy-Con. Add amazing audio-visual elements and the Final Remix is the perfect Final edition of the game.

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GBAtemp
9.3 / 10.0
Daisy May

Top Critic

9.3 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2018

The World Ends With You is my favourite game of all time. The story is engaging and heartwarming, the characters are diverse and well-designed, and the gameplay is remarkably unique. Overall, TWEWY is a niche title that I think most fans of games like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts will enjoy.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2018

The World Ends With You: Final Remix isn't just a long title. It is one of the best DS games reborn on a modern console. The music, the visuals, and the gameplay are all incredible, and having this cult classic come back to life is a blessing. This is an incredibly stylish RPG that demands your attention.

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Digitally Downloaded
Oct 10, 2018

There's reason for existing fans to play the game again, because it has an all-new chapter to work through, and there's certainly a reason for people who haven't previously played it to give it a go, because to this day, nothing else has quite managed to offer what The World Ends With You offers.

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Rice Digital
Oct 16, 2018

The World Ends With You -Final Remix- is out now on Nintendo Switch. Do you think you'll pick this title up, or is it just a little too noisy for your tastes? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter, and check back for more coverage of games like this and other Japanese titles.

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Saudi Gamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 27, 2018

Control issues aside, this is still an amazing and creative game in its presentation, world and story, and with the epilogue and enhanced graphics and music it is recommended even for those who played the original release.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 9, 2018

The World Ends With You Final Remix is fantastic. A unique ARPG packed with a brilliant story, fun gameplay, and a fascinating premise, everything about it screams instant classic. Don't sit out on this one, especially if you can get around the initially jarring control options.

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IGN Italy
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2018

The World Ends with You -Final Remix- is a game full of charm and attention to detail. In the face of a combat system never 100% accurate remains a solid and exciting experience. Definitely recommended for those who have never had the opportunity to try the original, the title has something to say even to those who want to dive back into the world of Neku.

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Hobby Consolas
87 / 100
87 / 100
Oct 9, 2018

One of the most unique and refreshing JRPG of all time. The controls are far from perfect (in both modes), but this is the best chance to experience this fantastic story... Or rediscover it once again.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 27, 2018

The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a great port, so long as you keep it in handheld mode. Combining RPG storytelling with frantic cell phone game tapping, this funky, high-fashion game is still a surprisingly unique experience, but the Joy-con controls are simply not up to par. With a killer sound track, a surprisingly complex plot, and a whole lot to do after the credits roll, this DS title has more than stood the test of time.

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Pure Nintendo
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2018

The World Ends With You: Final Remix might be different from the DS version of the game, but it's still a great package. It's got a unique, customizable combat system, a modern story filled with intrigue and heart, as well as a fantastic soundtrack

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The Games Machine
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2018

A hurricane of style, good ideas and convincing narration clashes with a difficulty so low that sometimes is irritating: beyond an all-but-old problem of about a decade, The World Ends with You remains an incredibly fresh and original game that deserves to be played by both veterans and those who missed it on the DS in 2007. There is no better opportunity to brush up on the adventure of Neku, just hold on to the touch screen and leave the Joy-Con in a corner. The party, this time, is the exclusive prerogative of the handheld mode.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2018

The World Ends with You -Final Mix- is a great surprise for the lovers of the RPG genre that own a Nintendo Switch. For all of those that may want to discover this Nintendo DS classic or simply play again, the will find a complete game that, nevertheless, faces important issues regarding the movement of the characters

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 22, 2018

Despite these issues, however, this was some of the most fun I've had with my Switch thus far, and it's an integral part of any Switch owner's library – control problems aside. You're invited to play the Reaper's Game, and you'll enjoy (most) every minute of it.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

So The World Ends With You Final Remix is a port with problems, that much is certain, but I can't help but feel it's still a game well worth playing. I genuinely expected to be disappointed with how the game plays, and while there are some frustrations present that you shouldn't have to deal with, it's still such an enjoyable venture that I have to recommend it to JRPG fans. Oh, and the music is amazing.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2018

The World Ends with You is a little less fresh and exciting than it was a decade ago. But, despite a few shortcomings and the loss of dual-screen play, it's still an incredible game and worthwhile for those who've yet to play it. There's not quite enough that's new here for returning fans though.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 12, 2018

Over ten years later, TWEWY has lost none of the fun or style that made the original such a cult classic. Although the controls leave something to be desired, the chaotic battle system, catchy soundtrack, and engaging storyline all combine to make this an unforgettable RPG that hits all the right points. We'd give this one a high recommendation to anyone that hasn't yet experienced this gem in some form; there's plenty here to make this a game that's worth your time. If you've experienced the game before, however, we'd advise that you think hard about how badly you want it for your Switch. If this is the last we see of this property, then The World Ends With You: Final Remix feels like a fitting sendoff, even if it isn't perfect.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 23, 2018

Sure, an enhanced version of a mobile port is bound to disappoint some, but The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a more accessible version of the original that's still an extremely memorable and one-of-a-kind experience.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 26, 2018

The Nintendo Switch has the privilege of having the first home console version of The World Ends With You, bringing its already known level of quality, art style, soundtrack and fluid gameplay to a more contemporary audience. Despite its upgrade, the game still plays better on handheld mode, as issues with the control make it less fluid and less practical on a television screen. Nevertheless, this new version has enough elements to stand on its own and both fans of the original game and newcomers are strongly advised to dedicate some time to this marvel of a game.

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RPG Site
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 13, 2018

The Switch port of the DS RPG holds up well, even a decade after the original release.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Nov 5, 2018

While not perfect, The World Ends With You Final Remix is still a testament to how great an RPG can be with simple graphics, intense combat, great story and characters, and so much more. The new content brings a lot to the game, including a big tease for what may come next! So don't miss out, get this title now!

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2018

TWEWY -Final Remix- does a stellar job with updating the DS originals visual and aural design. Some control issues and changes to combat mechanics to fit the Nintendo Switch are unfortunate but the story and game systems are still excellent and will still have you eagerly trying to survive the Reaper's Game.

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GearNuke
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2018

The World Ends With You still holds up well today despite releasing years ago. Some of its appeal is lost in the transition to a different platform, but the story and combat system is still enjoyable. The soundtrack with the choice of a remixed option gives the fans an opportunity to experience it all over again. New types of gameplay options including co-op support and an original story scenario only adds further appeal to this otherwise fantastic action RPG.

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CultureJam
80%
CultureJam
Matt Slater
80%
Nov 4, 2018

The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a fun, challenging play that will pull you into its story, and either delight or frustrate you with its battle system.

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pressakey.com
Nov 1, 2018

Pulsating beats, cool sayings, fashion as armor and the Joy-Con as pointer: The World Ends With You works very well on the Nintendo Switch despite the lack of precision in battle and will continue to impress in 2018 with its gripping story and incomparable style - whether you experience the adventure in TV or handheld mode.

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Geeks Under Grace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2019

Even though poor motion controls hurt its rating, The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a fun and worthwhile piece of art.

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RPGamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 10, 2018

Though it still suffers from some familiar issues, The World Ends with You remains an easy recommendation for new and returning players alike with its excellent character development and very appealing sense of style.

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Video Chums
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2018

The World Ends with You certainly stands out from its RPG peers by offering a unique art style and a battle system that makes great use of the Switch's control methods.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Oct 16, 2018

I had a lot of fun with The World Ends With You: Final Remix. After my motion-based rage died down, I learned to really love this port. It's a great game to pick up and play whenever you find the time.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

Ultimately, The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a so-so port of an excellent jRPG. If you've never played it before, there's still a great time to be had. However, if you have the choice, grab the original.

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Nintendo Wire
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2018

The World Ends With You: Final Remix makes for one of the most unique Switch experiences by its very nature. Best played in handheld with touch inputs, it shows the versatility of the system and brings back a fan favorite franchise with a fresh layer of HD paint.

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Game Informer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

The World Ends With You is still an engrossing and unique game, but this port does more to make it worse than better

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Impulsegamer
3.7 / 5.0
3.7 / 5.0
Oct 16, 2018

The World Ends with You: Final Remix on the Nintendo Switch is an interesting game and although I had fun playing it, the title did feel a little dated when compared to other titles on this console. Personally, I would have fine-tuned the combat a little better on the Nintendo Switch and I know that the developers were being innovative but the touch screen and the Joy-Con felt a little limited into what you can and can't achieve. Nonetheless, The World Ends with You: Final Remix is an interesting yet enjoyable JRPG experience on this console, although a little lacking.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 15, 2018

Still a courageously original action role-player that breaks almost every rule in the role-playing book. Although what it really needs is a sequel, not another remaster.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 11, 2018

Despite the subtitle Final Remix, it's hard to call this version of the game definitive.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2018

The World Ends With You -Final Remix-, while still great for newcomers, should have been the definitive version of the Nintendo DS classic but it ends up being just an improved version of the mobile game with far too little new content.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Dec 18, 2018

For fans of the original masterpiece game, The World Ends With You: Final Remix is almost useless. Controls got worse, and some features were cut. As for the rest, it's a game with an interesting plot, cool characters, amazing soundtrack and and beautiful visual style. Try to play it on Nintendo DS or 3DS if you can.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Oct 9, 2018

The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a solid port overall. Still, unless you're an absolute diehard fan of the game who has to see the new story content, I have a hard time recommending this to anyone who's already played it on the DS. And for newcomers, if you can push past the awful touch controls, The World Ends With You provides a gripping tale that will consume you from start to finish.

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TrustedReviews
Oct 11, 2018

The World Ends With You Remix is always surprising, always challenging and always willing to ask the player to think outside of JRPG conventions they might have grown accustomed to. Granted, the art direction, once considered groundbreaking in 2007, now feels cliched, but the human voice added to the writing pushed aside any doubts I had about getting stuck in.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2018

The World Ends With You is the kind of unique, quirky game that I enjoy and it surprisingly holds up well a little over a decade after its original release. While I liked its touchy-feely, nontraditional take on the action RPG genre, however, its finicky controls — particularly during docked mode — take away some of the fun. If you’re looking for a an action RPG that’s different from the norm, however, this one’s worth taking a swipe at.

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DualShockers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2018

I had the feeling while playing through The World Ends With You: Final Remix that with some more time, Square Enix might have made a combat system that utilized those darn buttons that the Switch has while still fitting everything on a single screen, which is wider and clearer than the DS button screen. Final Remix eventually became a physically exhausting chore to play—just try to find a comfortable position for long, extended sessions. The graphics and sound made the hassle all worth it, but by not taking full advantage of the Switch, the beauty of Final Remix runs the risk of only being viewed through YouTube walkthroughs.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2018

The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a solid port of a classic, but it's far from the definitive edition we were promised.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Nov 5, 2018

The infectious variety in its visuals and aesthetic no doubt prevails once more with the Switch rendition of this beloved cult classic.

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Fandom
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Oct 10, 2018

Simple updates – like the ability to use Joy-Con controls in handheld mode, or more new additions besides re-skinned areas – could have easily made this the definitive version of the game. But as it stands, Final Remix feels like a bit of a missed opportunity.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 10, 2018

A mediocre remaster of a great game, it is critically important to recognise that Final Remix is in no way whatsoever the definitive release of The World Ends with You. Presentation wise, the Switch remaster both looks and sounds great, improving upon the original mobile remaster wherever it can, but the gameplay is severely neutered when compared to the original Nintendo DS release. Combat will never be as smooth with the Joy-Con setup as it is with touch controls, and the modifications made to the partner system in order to make gameplay work on one single screen remove a great deal of the original battle system's charm. Final Remix is a good game as it is still, at its core, The World Ends with You, but it is a deeply flawed, deeply disappointing reimagining of the DS classic.

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GameSkinny
Nov 6, 2018

The DS cult classic makes it's way to the Switch, though your millage will vary, depending on how you play it

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2018

My opinion of The World Ends With You: Final Remix is one of indifference. All the consideration that went into making the original a compound piece of craftsmanship, inseparable from the device on which you played it, is absent.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 15, 2018

Now on Nintendo Switch, The Worlds Ends with You Final Remix is still a good and enjoyable game, but the port is lazy. Everything comes from Solo Remix, a mobile version from 2014, and the added gameplay system, with one Joy-Con that is used as a wiimote is not as efficient as it should be.

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Niche Gamer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 28, 2018

The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a decent enough ARPG and is probably a genre that the Switch really needs more of, but the fantastic soundtrack alone isn’t enough to warrant the new release price tag the game currently carries.

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NintendoWorldReport
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2018

On paper, The World Ends With You would have been perfect for a Switch adaptation, and it still could be. There hasn't been any indication of post-launch updates to fix the controls, but in a less cynical view we can be glad they're not selling Another 7 Days as a separate expansion. But Final Remix is something rare: the Switch port of a classic game that would have been better served happening on 3DS if they wanted to replicate the original experience.

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3DNews
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2018

Well done, Square Enix, another lazy mobile port to the big platform. But this isn't the main problem – Switch version also suffers from dumb and unresponsive motion and touchscreen control schemes. They blatantly ruin all the fun this game can provide. The worst version of TWEWY to date.

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But Why Tho?
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2019

The World Ends With You: Final Remix offers some fun story beats, unique gameplay mechanics, and a brilliant aesthetic that never quite live up to their potential.

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