Percentile Rank

GRANDIA HD Collection is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

Video Chums
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

For the awesome games alone, Grandia HD Collection is worth checking out for any RPG fan.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2019

Grandia HD Collection features the definitive versions of an already spectacular game and its slightly less amazing sequek

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Having never played a Grandia game, I came in not knowing much about the series and what makes it great. Walking away, I'm left in awe of not only the battle system, but also how you power up your party. The port is a bit rough when it comes to slow down, particularly in battles, but it's worth dealing with the inconvenience to experience this classic.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2019

Grandia soars thanks to its charm and battle system, but this port does it no favors otherwise.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2019

Ultimately, Grandia HD Collection is two games that play very similarly but with opposite tones. Grandia is for bright-eyed young kids, and Grandia II is for their cynical older siblings. Yet they both have excellent dialogue, open dungeon design, and battle systems that invite customization.

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Niche Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2019

If you never played the original Grandia games, this is the best way to play them – even with a less-than-stellar graphical upgrade. It does bring you back to those long nights spent as a little kid. If you played them before, this is a great way to go on your adventure again.

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GameSpace
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

Overall, the Grandia HD Collection contains an awesome soundtrack, fair visuals, and fairly decent story. Both games combat is very fluid and has that something that newer games are missing with their combat system I think. Whether you played this game in your younger days, or this is the first time touching it, you will find the games very easy to get into, and the fact that you can carry it around with you on the Switch makes it that much easier to play. For the price of $39.99 USD, you too can own a fairly good and simple RPG series. For two games that is only 19.99 per game and very reasonable.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Aug 29, 2019

As a Grandia fan, it’s been an absolute joy replaying these classic games on Switch.

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Nintendo Times
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

GOOD - I would have preferred Grandia and Grandia II to be released separately, since the first one in this collection is so much better than the second one. Updated visuals really enhance the original game and it’s still so much fun to play today. The sequel didn’t receive the same amount of attention and as a result keeps this collection grounded instead of allowing it to soar high like it should have.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Both Grandia games deserved a much better treatment than the one GungHo gave them, and we really hope the publisher will support the game in the coming weeks, but the sheer value of the titles inside this package is enough to recommend a buy nonetheless for any Switch owner.

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RPG Site
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 20, 2019

I hope GungHo supports the collection after launch with patches to polish things up, but even in its current state, I find this to be a solid Remaster.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 30, 2019

Grandia HD Collection has a few issues but in spite of these is a still a worthwhile addition to any JRPG fan's collection.

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Gameblog
5 / 10
5 / 10
Aug 27, 2019

With Grandia HD Collection, GungHo had everything to succeed. And if both adventures still offers a strong experience, the game is filled with way too much bugs in every aspect to deliver a sastisfying experience. Filled with errors, the new French translation rubs shoulders with crashes and audio inconsistencies. Too bad, because the gameplay mecanics are still interesting, decades later.

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Nintendo Life
5 / 10
5 / 10
Aug 25, 2019

The Grandia games deserve a much better remastering treatment than they’ve been given here, but Grandia HD Collection is nonetheless a respectable release.

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