Sort by: Page 1 of 2
7 / 10
Feb 18, 2019

Compile Heart set out to prove they could do something different by making Death end re;Quest, and they absolutely succeeded. Unfortunately, the interesting ideas at the heart of the game are undone by the groan-inducing and lengthy dialogue that often tries too hard to be taken seriously. Edgy writing aside, Death end re;Quest has marvellous gameplay that kept me glued to my controller. It's a strong package for JRPG fans, but you might end up wanting to use that skip button during cutscenes.

Read full review

Feb 11, 2019

With it's disquieting atmosphere and horror-fueled setting, Death end re;Quest is one of Compile Heart's most intriguing titles to date. However, much like other entries under the Galapagos RPG brand, it occasionally feels like the core gameplay plays second fiddle to everything else.

Read full review

7 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2019

Death end re;Quest is far from perfect, with pacing and creative choices dragging things down. However, a simplistic, yet appealing combat and well-delivered character-based narrative make this a journey RPG fans can sink their teeth into. It may not be for everyone, but it has merit.

Read full review

7 / 10
Apr 4, 2019

Death end Re;Quest is good mix beetween an original J-RPG and a visual novel, with two different heroes.

Review in French | Read full review

7 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2019

Death end re;Quest proves it can tell an engaging and darker story in an RPG/visual novel, even though it doesn't do too much to make it stand out above the rest

Read full review

8.5 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2019

Death end re:Quest is not for everyone. Many people will be made uncomfortable by its moe aesthetic. However, if you have similar experience with games such as Danganronpa, Doki Doki Literature Club, or anime such as Magical Girl Site, Made in Abyss, or No Game No Life, then you will not only be able to tolerate Death end re;Quests aesthetic, you might even enjoy it, and that leaves you free to experience the incredibly ambitious and innovative game underneath.

Read full review

7.5 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2019

The visual novel side of the game is definitely the strongest part, and it’s a shame that the RPG sections aren’t quite as engrossing.

Read full review

Feb 5, 2019

Death end re;Quest doesn't always hit the nail on the head, but when it does, it's bang on.

Read full review

80%
Mar 5, 2019

Death end re;Quest's haunting atmosphere pairs up well with the dread-inducing story, making for a worthy experience.

Read full review

7 / 10
Feb 8, 2019

As far as new IP’s go, Idea Factory has provided a solid entry and deserve credit for trying something drastically different from their previous works.

Read full review

2 / 5.0
Feb 5, 2019

Death end re;Quest tries to be more than the sum of its parts, yet fails to achieve it. The story could've been interesting with less mystery or at least thrilling if it had a large enough budget to give some of the dead ends/deaths animations/scenes. Sure, several people probably don't want to see a cut girl sliced in half or killed a number of ways but anything is better than just explaining how they die a multitude of times. Combine this with an extremely linear world and relatively bland combat and you have something that just doesn't stand out in any way.

Read full review

Spaziogames
DottorKillex

Top Critic

7.6 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2019

Death End re;Quest is Idea Factory's and Compile Heart's best work to date, with believable characters, a fresh combat system and an interesting twist con virtual reality-themed topics.

Review in Italian | Read full review

7 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2019

Death's End re;Quest has an interesting story to tell, but sometimes struggles with the ways it tries to tell it.

Read full review

3.5 / 5.0
Feb 19, 2019

Death End re;Quest combines a well-constructed JRPG with a visual novel that results in an experience of varying quality.

Read full review

Fextralife
PrimeraEspada91

Top Critic

9 / 10
Feb 6, 2019

A game for anime JRPG lovers, Death End Re;Quest delivers a good story with plenty of choice and exploration, with a beautiful design backdrop. Providing a good rpg system with plenty of replayability and multiple endings, the game is good value for fans of the genre.

Read full review

5 / 10
Apr 2, 2019

Those looking for a quality RPG are not going to be satisfied, as Death end re;Quest is something that is more geared towards visual novel enthusiasts that happens to effectively masquerade as an RPG from time to time.

Read full review

9 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2019

Compile Heart has produced something that's more than a boob-based JRPG, with a very compelling story and a lot of interesting ideas.

Read full review

5 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2019

For most of us though, the frustrating world traversal, disappointing combat flourishes and all-too-generic gameplay will make it hard to find a reason to stick with Death end; re Quest.

Read full review

45 / 100
Mar 6, 2019

Death end re;Quest is yet another example of interesting concepts poorly executed. The game shows its true potential during certain moments, however, those are the exception, rather than the rule.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

8 / 10
Feb 23, 2019

Death End re;Quest struggles to do anything to entice players from outside the JRPG space, but for fans of the genre, there's plenty on offer here. The story is compelling, the characters are diverse, the combat is fantastic, and it is one of the freshest JRPGs I've played in years.

Read full review

Page 1 of 2