Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 93 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 93 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Expansive
Yes
Yes
Jan 9, 2019

A lot has happened in ten years. A decade is a long time, but in the case of Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition, it’s fair to say that it’s all been worth the wait.

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GameCloud
Yes
Yes
Jan 23, 2019

Tales of Vesperia is an unusual beast: beloved by fans for its unique cast and mature story, but whose combat system is only distinct from other games in the series by its slower speed. While I didn’t enjoy the bulk of the combat sections, especially when working through a long dungeon or wide field, the story of Yuri and his companions has built itself a place in my memory and is an adventure I will recommend to others for a while to come. You’ll need to love the battle system the series is known for or have a lot of patience to do it, but Tales of Vesperia is worth experiencing, and the Definitive Edition is absolutely the most sensible way to do it.

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VG247
Unscored
VG247

Top Critic

Unscored
Jan 9, 2019

Tales of Vesperia is a classic JRPG that goes back to the roots of what made the series shine. Despite its flaws when it comes to its setting and style, earnest storytelling, a fantastic combat system, and memorable cast of characters make the game worth that ten year wait.

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neXGam
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 1, 2019

Tales of Vespera: Definitive Edition is a successful rejuvenation of the classic. The adaptation has become very good overall, even if the gameplay itself has some weaknesses. Still, this is one of the best J-RPGs of the year.

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GameByte
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 1, 2019

Tales of Vesperia is a game beautiful both in its story and execution. A must play for JRPG fans.

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Scored Reviews

Rice Digital
Jan 10, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is out this Friday January 11th for Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Will you be picking this title up? Did you play the original? Who is your favourite member of the main cast? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter and Facebook, and check back for more coverage of JRPGs and other Japanese titles.

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Fandom
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Jan 9, 2019

Thanks to these improvements — alongside the entirely different flavour this JRPG offers compared to the other fare available at the moment — this is a game that, by all accounts is still worthy of your attention.

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SwitchRPG
Jan 22, 2019

Tales of Vesperia is an epic adventure that only marks the beginning for the series on Switch.

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GBAtemp
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

This is one of the most engrossing games I've ever played in an already well-loved franchise, and I can't recommend it enough to just about anybody out there. While there were some minor adjustments to systems in future Tales titles to make for a smoother experience (not having to forge an item to be able to swap characters mid-battle, for instance), not one has approached this level of depth or this high a skill ceiling. Without hesitation, I can say that the benefits in Vesperia outweigh the downsides by a landslide. This game deserves all your money and then some, regardless the platform on which you decide to purchase it. "All my heart baby, all my love~ Arrivederci! ;D"

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PlayStation Galaxy
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2019

Overall, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a great game to play and even the original was great in its time. It has great gameplay, beautiful visuals, small upgrades for resolution and frame-rates, a dark story, awesome English dubs, and the perfect replay value. Hands down to this beautiful JRPG, and thank you Bandai Namco Entertainment for finally bringing this version to western shores.

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Geek Culture
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a remaster worthy of gracing your storage space and one that publishers should look to emulate, with an entire game plus previously-inaccessible content now made available for all to enjoy.

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GameSkinny
Jan 28, 2019

Tales of Vesperia was one of the best JRPGs last gen, and Definitive Edition is easily one of the best JRPGs this gen.

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Gadgets 360
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 9, 2019

All in all, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a fantastic role-playing game with a varied cast, great story, and enjoyable combat. If you're a veteran of the original release or a newcomer, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is an adventure worth checking out.

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GearNuke
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2019

Tales of Vesperia is often hailed as one of the best entries in the series, and rightfully so. The new content of definitive edition gives it a fresh coat of paint, which is already a great action JRPG. What is slightly disappointing is the lack of proper visual upgrade, but the improved resolution and frame rate does make a big difference.

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Niche Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is the best version of an already fantastic RPG. The game’s visuals hold up very well and have been remastered perfectly without any real flaws. This is an excellent port, and is absolutely worth checking out for newcomers and longtime fans alike.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jan 13, 2019

This is easily one of the biggest Tales experiences to date, and pretty much everything about Tales of Vesperia still holds up by today's standards. Whether you're experiencing the game new, or replaying it for the umpteenth time, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a JRPG worth adding to your collection.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jan 11, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition shows its age in some areas, but with its enjoyable characters, interesting story, beautiful aesthetic and fun combat, this is one game from 2008 that definitely still holds up in 2019.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 9, 2019

Boasting the best script, best overworld, and best pacing the series has ever seen, Tales of Vesperia stands out as the single strongest entry in the franchise. Though later entries do feature stronger casts and gameplay mechanics, this is not lacking in either department. The members of Brave Vesperia all share an excellent amount of chemistry with one another, and the combat, while comparatively simple, actually thrives in how easy to pick up but difficult to master it can be. While not every addition exclusive to the Definitive Edition exactly benefits the narrative - a shame considering how thematically cohesive and airtight the overall story is - each gameplay addition is ultimately for the better, from the two new party members all the way to the new dungeons. Tales of Vesperia is a high point not only for its franchise, but for its genre.

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PSX Brasil
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jan 18, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition brings back the fun and immersion that you've seen before in 2008. With a lot of extra content, the title is a must-have in the collection of any fan.

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Digitally Downloaded
Jan 10, 2019

For a ten year old game, nothing about Tales of Vesperia feels like it doesn't belong today. The Tales series might be one of the most traditional JRPG properties out there, but when the core is this good, innovation isn't needed.

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We Got This Covered
Jan 24, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition continues to be a wonderful entry in the long-standing Tales series and fits perfectly on modern consoles.

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

” I had several of the PS3 entries, including the remake of Symphonia, but they all ran together, so I tended to float away from them after 5-7 hours. Tales of Vesperia is the first Tales game that I've put significant time into since the original PlayStation, and frankly the Switch has made it so I can't finish super-long RPGs without some sort of portability. If you're looking for a jumping-in point for the series, Vesperia is the way to go.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2019

Tales of Vesperia stands as one of the best entries in the long-running franchise. Any issues I may have are minor compared to everything this game gets right. The Definitive Edition will be a treat for both returning players and newcomers alike.

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viewport
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 30, 2019

Not without its minor faults, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition brings the enhanced version that fans in the west have been asking for nearly a decade. Despite the age, the graphical improvements and still solid gameplay mechanics keep it from feeling antiquated compared to the newer entries in the series. The definitive edition of the game is sure to delight fans who had played the original or those getting to experience it for the first time.

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 22, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is one of the best RPGs to grace the Nintendo Switch. It’s a lengthy adventure that will keep players absorbed from start to finish. With new content and new characters, those looking to double-dip will more than get their money’s worth.

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VGN
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is the latest form of a great pillar of RPG, once again able to enchant us thanks to the compelling story of Yuri and Estellise in a world even richer in details, colors and emotions than ever before. There really are no excuses not to embark on this unforgettable adventure once again.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

Ultimately, the question for many will be if Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is worth picking up even if players have experienced it before. The answer, at least in my eyes, is a resounding yes. The addition of characters and story content makes it a fresh experience for western fans, and it is a game that still manages to capture the imagination even now. Audio issues aside, this is the best version of Tales of Vesperia we've ever gotten—and, to be frank, that we will ever get—and newcomers and veterans alike owe it to themselves to experience the Definitive Edition of one of the best Tales of games ever created.

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CFG Games
4.4 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
Jan 29, 2019

Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition delivers a - finally complete! - version of a tale told 10 years ago. Crystallized in the moment, its exactly as it was when it released with new content and a fresh gloss of polish.

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Heavy
8.8 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

8.8 / 10.0
Jan 19, 2019

The lack of quality of life improvements hamper the experience a bit for current-gen gamers, but Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition still maintains the lofty praise the original version garnered in years past.

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Bazimag
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is definitely worth trying for once and it's that good for you to want to finish the game with the same ambition that got you started; but be aware not to be deceived by its action combat because Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is not a western ARPG game that only relies on your ability to click on enemies and it's full of JRPG elements. So if you don't have a problem with spending long hours in menus to plan your strategies and modify your characters and also looking for a great story with Japanese theme, this game would be your best pick.

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Hobby Consolas
87 / 100
87 / 100
Jan 9, 2019

Vesperia is one of the best games in the 'Tales of' series (maybe even THE best) and justice has been made after 10 long years: being able to enjoy Yuri's story, in the most complete versionof the game and (finally!) translated to spanish, it's the best gift to begin yhe year.

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Cerealkillerz
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Jan 8, 2019

Ten years have passed since Tales of Vesperia appeared on the European market. With the definitive edition of the fan favorite, Bandai Namco manages once again to deliver a thrilling JRPG that can easily compete with current genre representatives. Loving characters, a gripping storyline, and lots of extra content make Tales of Vesperia a timeless RPG hit.

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Easy Allies
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 19, 2019
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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition has everything an RPG fan could want: engaging combat, fun tactics, and a stellar narrative. What puts Vesperia above the rest of the franchise, however, is how accessible it is to everyone. It has clear signs of age, but within Vesperia beats the heart of a classic that everyone should experience.

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Just Push Start
4.25 / 5.0
4.25 / 5.0
Jan 11, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition retains the charm of the original, despite being 10-years-old.

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DualShockers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 11, 2019

Fans who have been clamoring for a port of Tales of Vesperia can be put at ease as Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is one of the series' best.

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RPG Fan
85%
85%
Jan 15, 2019

Minor blemishes aside, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition lives up to its namesake and is still among the best Tales of games ever.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

Tales of Vesperia continues to hold its spot as one of the best entries in the franchise, and was definitely an epic tale worth retelling for a new generation.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a solid remaster of one of the best classic JRPGs released during the previous console generation. With a colorful cast of well-developed characters, an incredibly fun battle system, and engaging gameplay mechanics, the game still manages to hold its own ten years since release, even with minimal tweaking. The huge amount of new content is also meaningful to the experience, making the Definitive Edition truly the definitive way to experience the game,

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jan 16, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a must-have for fans of the original release due to its new characters and is a great entry point for anyone new to the Tales series as well.

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DigitalCentralMedia
85%
85%
Jan 10, 2019

Tales of Vesperia has aged like fine wine. It's an excellent JRPG with a fantastic cast of characters, and a must buy for fans of the genre.

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WellPlayed
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2019

One of the best entries in the Tales series finally gets the complete release that it deserves on modern platforms

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SA Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2019

Tales of Vesperia rightfully holds its reputation as one of the most surprising JRPG experiences out there. With a wonderful cast of colourfully fleshed out characters, this adventure is one that you won't soon forget and will be happy that you embarked on it. The start is still slow and the decision to use a new voice actor in new scenes is pretty jarring, but once you get over that and allow the game to spread its wings, you're off to paradise.

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GotGame
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2019

It’s an easy game to pick up, and even friends can join in the adventure as well. If you haven’t played a Tales game before, this is a really good jumping in point.

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Nintendo Wire
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 11, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition stands as a fitting celebration of this ten year-old gem of a game, bringing a fan favorite back with more content than ever. Thanks to the game’s stellar cast of playable characters and addicting, thoroughly enjoyable battle system, it stands as not just a fantastic example of its series, but of its genre.

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GamePro
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jan 9, 2019

Classic JRPG with well-proven concepts that tells its story with heart and shines in the Definitive Edition with new content

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Areajugones
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Without doubt a highly recommended title that, despite its small flaws, offers a playable experience that can reach the height of great exponents of the past generation.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2019

We can play in Spain with the subtitles in our language and for the first time we can do it on the platform of our choice. An essential title for lovers of JRPGs that did not play at the time, and the best possible version for those who did.

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Spaziogames
8.3 / 10.0
Spaziogames
DottorKillex

Top Critic

8.3 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Quotation Forthcoming

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Gamefa
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition brought one of the 2 best Tales games on new platforms and it is one of the best and most polished remasters that we have seen in this generation, with its nice story, beautiful art style and entertaining gameplay. Either you play the main game or not, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, is a very good choice for you to experience, specially with lots of new contents that didn't exist in the main game and surprise you in a good way.

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GameSpace
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2019

Tales of Vesperia may very well be the best JRPG on the Nintendo Switch, even if it's over a decade old. I'd love to see more games get the port treatment to the Switch, but even more than that I'm hoping that the series leads decide to bring the next game to the Nintendo console at launch. Recommended for any fans of the series or the JRPG genre.

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The Games Machine
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a polished version of an already great JRPG, and it also includes a bunch new contents that will please both the fans and those who approach this game for the first time.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG
OkaRin

Top Critic

8 / 10
Feb 15, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is the ultimate version of an iconic jRPG with colorful characters, interesting storyline, strong combat system and a huge number of side quests. One of the best in the series. Give it a try!

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Cultured Vultures
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Though not the perfect JRPG experience, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition still manages to stand shoulder to shoulder with modern offerings. A worthy purchase for new fans and veterans alike.

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RPG Site
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 9, 2019

Vesperia's enhanced release is finally available worldwide, but several small frustrations old and new keep it from being truly great.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

A great game that it's still valid and fun, despite being excesively linear and cliche-yd for the modern times.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 9, 2019

While Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition doesn't make an major changes to the original game that launched over a decade ago, it does combine practically every piece of exclusive content into one wholesome package. With the benefit of some improved visuals in both cutscenes and gameplay, it's very difficult to recommend this JRPG classic on any other system than Nintendo Switch thanks to how well it performs in both docked and handheld modes. If you've ever slept on this classic, there's never been a better way to rectify that error.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 9, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition brings one of, if not the best Tales game to PS4, and that alone will no doubt be enough to persuade fans of the series. But really, ten years after its original release, Vesperia deserves more credit than that. It's a borderline classic Japanese RPG, and one that still holds up in 2019 thanks to a great cast of characters and some finely poised action.

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TrueAchievements
Jan 9, 2019

Tales of Vesperia is a title fans will be happy to revisit.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 8, 2019

While Bandai Namco has not released a real 8th generation title in the Tales series yet, the new ported version of Tales of Vesperia feels like a solid JRPG that can easily be compared with current 8th generation titles. If you are a fan of JRPGs and for some reason had no chance to grab it back in 2008, now is the time for you to experience one of the best entries in the Tales series and one of the best JRPGs ever.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 10, 2019

Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition is a good reedition, with a small amount of bonus content. In 2019, the game is still pretty enjoyable.

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Atomix
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jan 15, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition its a great opportunity to play and enjoy, one more time (o even for the firts time), one of the mos beloved JRPG games in history. Albeit its not perfect and many of its flaws have gotten more obvious with the pass of the years, its a huge game with the enough charm and content to maintain any gamer busy and enjoying for a long time.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jan 11, 2019

I'm of two minds with Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition. On one hand, this is the most complete version of easily the best Tales game in the last ten years.

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Gamers Heroes
8 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

Any JRPG fan who missed Tales of Vesperia the first time around shouldn't hesitate to check out this definitive edition of the title. Despite its age, the game still holds up in 2019.

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Gamer Escape
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 20, 2019

The new additions here, especially the integration of a brand new character, definitely make this Definitive Edition worth playing for those who have already played the original. For newcomers, this release is the perfect opportunity to jump into what many (including myself) consider one of the best games in the series.

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3DNews
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2019

A great JRPG which doesn't feel old most of the time, and is still very hard to break away from.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 16, 2019

Tales of Vesperia; Definitive Edition is a charming game with a great cast, a fun, deep combat system, and a ton of heart and easily the best iteration of a beloved classic.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 16, 2019

A nice reharsal of the best "Tales of" chapter. Very nice if it the first time you play it, superfluous if you already played the original version.

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Video Chums
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2019

Playing Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition will bring back memories of simpler JRPGs that offered fun characters, engaging stories, and colourful worlds.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

Nevertheless, though, Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition excels in the places that matter most to Tales game, and in doing so earns the timeless adulation lavished on it by its fans. I can't tell you if it's the best Tales game, but it's everything a Tales game needs to be, in order to be considered great.

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Flickering Myth
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Despite its limitations and drawbacks, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition remains one of the best stories in the genre and comes highly recommended if you’ve never experienced it before.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 4, 2019

Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition continues the winning streak of ports for the Nintendo Switch.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 9, 2019

It's a huge relief to find that Tales of Vesperia hasn't just aged well, but continues to prove itself to be amongst the best games in the Tales series. The enhancements made to the Definitive Edition tidy up and expand on an already enjoyable game, bringing the characters to life more effectively than ever before and making it more than capable of enthralling both returning players and newcomers alike.

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Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2019

Newcomers will be treated to one of the best Tales games in the long-running series, while Vesperia Veterans will finally be able to enjoy a spruced up version of Tales of Vesperia on modern consoles.

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Softpedia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Although it does little to refine the Tales formula, Vesperia is clearly a must-play for any JRPG fan, if not for the rather uninspired and predictable story, but for the characterization, great voice acting and more often than not hilarious conversations.

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Glitched Africa
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

This still stands as the best "Tales Of" game ever made.

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Geek Culture Podcast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2019

Even though it doesn’t bring anything incredibly new to the table, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is without a doubt the best way to experience this RPG classic that is still well worth playing today.

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Gamerheadquarters
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is the refined return of a classic JRPG experience.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2019

All in all, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a solid remaster of a fun and enjoyable JRPG. It has its flaws and foibles, including a relative weak final story arc and a somewhat inconsistent battle system, but it's one of the most popular Tales titles for a reason. It's plenty of fun to play, and fans of JRPGs will easily overlook the flaws for what is a genuinely enjoyable romp through an old game style.

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AnaitGames
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

In video games, twenty years are an eternity an even ten years ago sounds remote. One of the best things that can be said about Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, more than years old now, is that it’s surprisingly in good shape even now.

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Too Much Gaming
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 15, 2019

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the series, recall enjoying the original game, or are just in the mood for a good, solid JRPG, I highly recommend Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition. I know it scratched my JRPG itch.

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Switch Player
Apr 16, 2019

Tales of Vesperia still holds up as a game that is absolutely charming and enjoyable to play, with a multi-faceted cast of characters and a story of intrigue. It’s a JRPG that deserves your attention, even despite its tangible flaws.

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SomHráč.sk
80%
80%
Feb 11, 2019

No, this isn't another Final Fantasy nor a new episode of Kingdom Hearts. Although we are not talking about some masterpiece, Tales of Vesperia is still a great japanese RPG, which gets more enjoyable the more you play. At the very end, you'll feel a great feeling that you've just experienced an unique adventure.

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RPGamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 5, 2019

The cast is colorful and fun, battles are fun, and the story will keep players engaged as long as they don’t mind the occasional back-tracking.

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IGN Middle East
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Tales of Vesperia offers an exciting journey and a great gameplay for anyone who mastered it, but suffers from the poor quality of some of the elements that are not suitable for RPG games at the moment.

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
GamingTrend
David Lee

Top Critic

75 / 100
May 13, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is truly a love letter from Namco Tales Studios to fans of the franchise. While the main story is a touch trite and the combat a little dull, it's worth it to accompany this cast of interesting and nuanced characters on their journey to save the day.

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Marooners' Rock
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Tales of Vesperia still holds up pretty well even in 2019, despite having some annoyances that we’ve now become accustomed to not having to deal with. The fixed camera when in certain areas can make finding semi-hidden items a chore or damn near impossible depending on where it’s at. We’re too used to a freely rotating camera and it feels very dated not having that as an option.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

This is indeed the Definitive Edition of Tales of Vesperia, just don’t expect it to blow your socks off like it once did, that’s all.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

Fitting for a game called ‘Tales' Vesperia spins a good yarn, but ultimately the game is showing its age.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jan 10, 2019

Formulaic but not always predictable, this remains the best of the Tales series and one of the definitive Japanese role-players of the 2000s.

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Nintendo Times
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

GOOD - Tales of Vesperia is a good JRPG that will appeal very much to fans of the genre. It has a captivating story, great voice acting, and a very cute and colorful cast. A lackluster overworld and awkward combat system keeps it from being a truly great title.

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

Fans of the series will (and should) relish the chance to finally play this entry in the series, and there's enough Tales goodness here to make it worth the wait. The story is involving, the acting is top-notch, and the remastered graphics are colorful and (mostly) crisp. However, these may not be at a level that will win over anyone who's never played a Tales game before. And to those who moved to the Switch from the PS3/4 and have recently enjoyed Tales of Xillia, Zestiria or Berseria, the overall presentation and combat system will feel like a regression. As long as you're okay with that, you'll enjoy this Tale.

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Digital Chumps
6.8 / 10.0
Digital Chumps
Edison Dupree

Top Critic

6.8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2018

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is an ok game. The fun characters and story are engaging but the game does feel old. For fans of the original version, this game will be great for you. For new players, this game will test your patience.

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