Grandia HD Collection Reviews

Grandia HD Collection is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
62 / 100
Apr 20, 2024

Several years after its arrival on PC and Nintendo Switch, the Grandia HD Collection finally lands on the Xbox Grandia, a collection that includes the remastered versions of the first two titles of one of the most beloved JRPG franchises by the community, but while we'd like to say that the wait has been worth it, this time it's not the case.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2024

The GRANDIA HD Collection is the only way to experience these two great titles on modern platforms. Both Grandia and Grandia 2 stand the test of time with great writing and characters and a unique combat and skill upgrade system. It's just a shame that not enough was done to provide quality-of-life upgrades. The only real updates these games have received are game visuals and widescreen support.

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6 / 10
Mar 27, 2024

Grandia HD Collection makes two classic, influential RPGs more readily available to a modern audience. But with little in the way of extras and quite a steep asking price, it is unlikely to appeal to anyone other than the most hardcore genre enthusiasts.

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85 / 100
Mar 26, 2024

All of my complaints about the Grandia HD Collection are nitpicks. These are two great, classic JRPGs, with a lighthearted tone, and unique combat system that makes them stand out amongst their contemporaries. They’re both long JRPGs, and almost cost half the price of a new release. The Grandia HD Collection is an excellent value for anyone who’s a fan of the genre. And it’s a great entry point for anyone curious about retro JRPGs.

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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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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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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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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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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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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2024

The Grandia HD Collection is a solid, albeit, late entry to the PS4 and Xbox One’s library.

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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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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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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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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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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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70 / 100
Mar 26, 2024

Grandia HD Collection needs to be seen from two angles. As a game, it brings two excellent and charismatic adventures with one of the best turn-based combat systems in JRPGs, highly recommended for those who enjoy the style. As a collection to re-release old games, however, only the bare minimum has been made, with no extras or quality-of-life improvements. Even with the important step of bringing the games to more current platforms, these versions have technical flaws and are far from definitive.

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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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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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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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Recommended
Mar 26, 2024

The Grandia HD Collection is an acceptable way to play two solid RPGs from a different era.

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