Percentile Rank

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Scored Reviews

Daily Nintendo
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is by far the best game in the series. This is mostly thanks to the enhancements the developer made to mechanics and animations.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Dec 5, 2018

With Yo-Kai Watch 4 in development for Nintendo Switch, the series is now bidding farewell to the platform it first called home. Thankfully, it's doing so with the best version the franchise has offered yet in Yo-Kai Watch 3, throwing in every extra monster and mode into the one portable package. With a more nuanced battle system, larger sandboxes to explore, even more Yo-Kai to battle and add to your Medallium, this two-and-a-half-year-old game is a fresh as the day it first launched in Japan, and has given western 3DS owners one of console's best RPGs in the twilight of its years.

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Hobby Consolas
87 / 100
Hobby Consolas
Redacción Hobby Consolas

Top Critic

87 / 100
Dec 21, 2018

Surprising reinvention of the Yo-Kai Watch franchise, with a game full of content and lots of changes, all for the good. Fans and newcomers alike will surely enjoy Yo-Kai Watch 3.

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

Wider and incredibly fun while also adding more strategy, Yo-Kai Watch 3 is the best entry in the series.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

Mind you, this is nothing you can't overcome with the right state of mind. The hours really fly by, and even after completion, I couldn't stop playing pieces where possible. For newcomers and veterans alike, this third installment has a little something for everyone.

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Cerealkillerz
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is a very well made RPG and Adventure mixture, that scores with funny characters, lots of content and a good polished Gameplay, but has his little fights with the combat system, which is kind of hectic and sometimes a bit confusing. Fans of the Genre or Pokèmon-lovers indefinetly should give this game a try and take it with them at their next shopping run.

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Destructoid
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2019

I've rated all three main Yo-Kai Watch games the same because they're all on the level. All three (released in the west so far) are somewhat held back by a simplistic combat system but boast an infinite amount of charm. There are very few games that can make me smile the entire way through and that counts for a lot.

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Spaziogames
8.1 / 10.0
Spaziogames
DottorKillex

Top Critic

8.1 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2018

A good game design and lots of contents bring to us the best Yo-kai Watch game so far, even if there some things still to update.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 5, 2018

The pursuit of Nathan's adventures in the USA could have been a simple pretext to explore this new world haunted by undiscovered Yo-kai, through a humorous, if not satiric tone about cultural specificities. But Level-5 generously went further by improving the tactical side of the combat system, more dynamic as a whole, while expanding the activities considerably, and above all, by telling a parallel story from an investigative point of view, so these two destinies make an even more moving fable once united. Beyond its usual youthful collection spirit, Yo-kai Watch 3 thus encourages to widen contacts and befriend other people, an astoundingly vivacious, yet admirable humanistic mission for a series inspired by traditional japanese ghosts.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 12, 2019

For all of its problems in the first few hours, Yo-Kai Watch 3 turns itself around wonderfully for an experience most any player can enjoy. Its a great entry for fans new and old, and an indicator of the greater heights the series is headed toward.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2019

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is the best iteration of a series that's admittedly starting to show its age on the 3DS. It also serves as a swan song for the franchise on Nintendo's dual-screen workhorse as it moves to the Switch. While it has its issues, the game remains a hoot with tons of content for fans of the series. And if you're a newcomer, this definitive game of the series ain't really a bad place to start. It's spooky fun for all ages.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 24, 2019

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is a fantastic last hurrah for the series on the 3DS platform, which is also an ideal jumping in point for new players. Although it's very much in the vein of a Pokémon-styled adventure, it's a franchise with its own interesting quirks. The battling system, which has been much improved here, offers something different, with its fast-paced special-attack mini-games and new Tactics Medal Board. On top of this, the universe of Yo-Kai Watch is very imaginative and vibrant in its own way. The concept of these creatures, influenced and based on Yōkai, is very interesting and with 600 Yo-kai in this version, that sense of discovery is palpable and ever-present. Although on a mechanical level, Yo-kai Watch 3 isn't as polished as a Pokémon title, it makes up for this in droves with its flexibility, not to mention its sense of charm and adventure. Great fun.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2019

The latest game in the series takes a detour to New Mexico and riffs on American culture throughout.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
Everyeye.it
Gabriele Laurino

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch 3 remains a convincing expression of a hybrid between JRPG, strategic and adventure: a childish vision, frizzed and colored by a rather obscure aspect of Japanese folklore, reinvented with the visionary inspiration of the artists of Level-5.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG
Zellel

Top Critic

8 / 10
Dec 26, 2018

In Yo-kai Watch 3 features everything fans loved about previous games in the series, as well as updated battle system and a lot of content.

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Areajugones
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is the continuation of a series that basically remains the same, but with some new features that make it a bit more interesting than its predecessors.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 28, 2019

Yo-Kai Watch 3 brings the trilogy to a conclusion and it really left the best for last, as this is easily the best game so far under the Yo-Kai Watch name. Even if its plot is not consistent when it comes to quality, Yo-Kai Watch 3 features plenty of high-level technical execution, new content and locations and gives the player an additional motivation to explore, which only creates more anticipation for what the series will bring in the future.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 15, 2019

Justin Clark played Yo-kai Watch for 40 hours. A copy of the game was provided by the publisher.

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