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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

Square Enix
Jul 2, 2019 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

IGN
9.5 / 10
PC Gamer
94 / 100
Easy Allies
9 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
USgamer
4.5 / 5
Game Revolution
4 / 5
Destructoid
9.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

Shadowbringers has only further solidified XIV's status as one of the greatest Final Fantasy games ever made.

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Coupled with a striking new world to explore, Shadowbringers' poignant and character-driven story is one of the best in the entire series.

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Stale mechanics and features can't bring down an epic experience featuring cool characters, incredible bosses, and a spectacular soundtrack

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Even though some ambitious additions need a little refinement, Shadowbringers' fearless execution pays off in spades.

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Final Fantasy 14 set a high bar with its previous expansions, but Shadowbringers stands above the rest. Expected additions come in the form of new regions and the new jobs, Dancer and Gunbreaker. Both bring their own flavor to the game, though the Dancer is the standout. More importantly, Shadowbringers tells a tale that not only contains some meaningful real-world connections, but also provides an experience that's firmly Final Fantasy-esque. Great writing, solid voice acting, and an excellent soundtrack wrap Shadowbringers up in a package that should satisfy Final Fantasy 14 fans and neophytes alike.

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An abridged telling of the story up to Shadowbringers when you use a Tales of Adventure would go a long way towards smoothing the process. As of right now, I can’t recommend Shadowbringers as a direct starting point for Final Fantasy 14. Instead, play through the base content a bit and get a feel for it. You’ll thank yourself later.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is more XIV, and right now that's something I'm still happy with. The story delivers with its effortless whimsy and urgency, the battles are filled with spectacle, and the core fundamentals have only gotten better over time.

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OpenCritic Coverage

A Final Fantasy XIV-themed Stratocaster is on the Way

A Final Fantasy XIV-themed Stratocaster is on the Way

Fender and Final Fantasy XIV are partnering up to release a special edition guitar

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Final Fantasy XIV's First 5.5 Patch Launches Later This Month

Final Fantasy XIV's First 5.5 Patch Launches Later This Month

The first 5.5 patch for Final Fantasy XIV releases later this month

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Final Fantasy XIV's PlayStation 5 Beta Begins Later This Month

Final Fantasy XIV's PlayStation 5 Beta Begins Later This Month

It has been announced that a Beta for the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy XIV will be held later this month

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Final Fantasy XIV's North American Fan Festival Has Been Cancelled

Final Fantasy XIV's North American Fan Festival Has Been Cancelled

It has been announced that the Final Fantasy XIV North American Fan Festival has been cancelled due to health concerns

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