Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 61 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 61 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Nintendojo
A or higher
A or higher
Sep 19, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a game good for dozens of hours of gameplay, and while it’s not an original property for Switch, it is a really glorious addition to the system’s library. Players who enjoy JRPGs with lots of style and even more heart will find this to be well worth the purchase. Highly recommended.

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pressakey.com
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Dec 3, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a masterpiece JRPG-genre. I used to look a bit envious at Playstation 3 owners because of this title, and I'm glad I finally caught up with the game in 4K. Disappointing, however, is the lack of new additions to the remaster. New content, extras or gameplay improvements, such as more monsters or a New Game+ mode, could have convinced owners of the original to buy the remastered Version. The new version is a recommendation for all latecomers and seemingly the version to choose if you are new to the saga. Personally, I had about 60 great hours with this really beautiful game, and I am motivated to start all over, to let the unique atmosphere of the game affect me again. If you are interested in the anime of Studio Ghibli or Japanese role-playing games, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an absolute must buy.

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Oct 7, 2019

If for any reason you missed the original 2013 release, this is your chance to experience Oliver's story.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 17, 2019

If you’re at all intrigued by Ni No Kuni, I’d strongly advise you to just go and play Revenant Kingdom instead. It’s a far more enjoyable JRPG than Wrath of the White Witch, and it won’t make you feel like snapping your keyboard in two out of a white-hot fury of your own

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Impulsegamer
Unscored
Impulsegamer
ShelbiLynn

Top Critic

Unscored
Dec 17, 2019

This is one game that I genuinely enjoyed playing through and I think the satisfaction the story brought is absolutely worth that price tag.

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Chicas Gamers
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 25, 2019

We are dealing with a decaffeinated edition that does not bring anything new to the original PlayStation 3 game, but for those who haven't played it yet, it undoubtedly gives you an opportunity to do it in an indisputable quality that will sometimes make you think that you are watching classical animation instead of a game.

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Scored Reviews

We Got This Covered
Sep 24, 2019

The remastered version of this delightful and heartwarming JRPG packs a colorful and heartfelt punch, one that's sure to charm even the most jaded of JRPG fans.

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DASHGAMER.com
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2019

It’s lush environments, along with it’s impactful offsets that will make your jaw hit the floor. It’s story that will absolutely tug at your heart strings, not going to lie… cried a little playing this again. It’s inspiring, it’s daring, it’s courageous, and completely captivating. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is one of the best JPRG’s ever.

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Digital Chumps
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2018

For those that missed NNK the first time around or maybe sold their copy with their PS3 over the years, the remaster makes a strong case for itself simply because the game is still great and time has not tained the experience.

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COGconnected
95 / 100
95 / 100
Sep 18, 2019

Ni No Kuni is a timeless masterpiece of a JRPG. The only reason to not own it is if the JRPG genre is just not your cup of tea. But if it is, you’ve got up to 100 hours of engaging game ahead of you, and those hours will not be forgotten.

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Video Chums
9.4 / 10.0
9.4 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will always be one of the best JRPGs ever.

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PSX Brasil
94 / 100
94 / 100
Sep 26, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is an spectacular experience. With a thrilling narrative, solid gameplay, uniquely sensitive artistic composition and sweeping symbolic depth, it is one of the most important titles in video games history, though it may not necessarily please all types of players. However, the remastered version might not be enough for players who already know it to re-invest in the title

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Switching Worlds
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch hits all the high notes. It's a great JRPG, but it also transports you into an interactive Studio Ghibli world. The art and sound is directly that of Studio Ghibli. Careful production and planning went into this and it shows. It's easily one of the best out there. The Nintendo Switch is quickly becoming the one-stop RPG machine and this is one of the top recommendations. Many games in the genre can keep your attention, but seldom do you get one to entertain you like this one. It has that magic. Studio Ghibli: The RPG, developed by veteran Level-5.

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GamePro
92 / 100
92 / 100
Sep 20, 2019

This remaster has lost none of its original charm. Another exceptional JRPG

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Electric Bento
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is the same beautiful game you remember from 2013, but with a fresh coat of paint and on a couple new platforms.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered makes sufficient improvements to the visuals, bringing the same incredible JRPG to PC and PS4 without leaving any detail behind.

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Game Rant
Sep 21, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch gets a port for the Switch and a Remaster for PC and PS4 and now is the perfect time to revisit the classic.

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The Games Machine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

This remastered version preserves all the magic of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and delivers it to all PC and PS4 owners. A highly recommended experience.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

One of the most gorgeous and timeless JRPGs of the last decade has now been resurrected on PS4, and if you missed it the first time around you really have no excuse now. This is how you pay tribute to a classic.

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Wccftech
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

Despite its age and a sequel, Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered holds itself high above the competition thanks to an amazing mix of design, music and story.

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Hobby Consolas
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 17, 2019

6 years after its original release, Ni No Kuni Remastered is still a beautiful J-RPG with great music and a moving story, that looks incredible in 4K resolution.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2019

Gorgeous visuals, charming characters, and engaging story abound in this remaster. While changes are purely graphical in nature, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch certainly deserves a play for newcomers and veterans alike.

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GBAtemp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2019

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was a breath of fresh air in 2013, breathing new life into the dying JRPG genre. This breath still resonates with audiences today and the game holds up in every way. With such a beautiful world, score, characters, and plot, it's hard to find much to hate. Level 5 and Studio Ghibli really knocked it out of the park with this entry.

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GearNuke
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2019

It is not every day that we see a JRPG like Ni No Kuni Remastered. It is crafted to perfection from the talented Studio Ghibli and molded into a video game by Level 5. The story, art style, and character development are the highlight of the game while combat being the only weak link.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

The game looks better than ever but plays the same, so newcomers to the series should not skip one of the best JRPGs of all time, I would be "brokenhearted." On a serious note, Ni no Kuni remains the same charming game that I've played several years ago and I'm glad that Bandai Namco has decided to bring it to a larger audience.

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BaziCenter
9 / 10
BaziCenter
Makan Alikhani

Top Critic

9 / 10
Oct 5, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a prime example of “Old but Gold”! If you are a fan of JRPGs, you’ll spend hours enjoying it. Period.

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Noisy Pixel
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

If I had to describe Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered in one word, it would be "magical". The game truly takes the player to a new world of exploration and discovery as you experience it through the eyes of a boy determined to fight for the ones he loves.

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Screen Rant
Sep 16, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch arrives on Switch, bringing its magical, colorful adventure to life on the console.

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Oct 15, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a traditional JRPG that's enjoyable for the newcomers of the genre and veteran players both. The fairytale atmosphere, helped by artists of Studio Ghibli, is simply magical and the remastered version didn't spoil any of that.

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Luis Alamilla
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2019
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Pixel Arts
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is literally a magical game. This game can easily soothe your soul and tell you a sweet and dreamy story in this crowded, conflicted world easier than you might think. That being said, it may be a little difficult to come to terms with the gameplay after experiencing the second version of Ni Nu Kuni, especially the first version of the combat system, but sooner than you think you will cope with all of this and understand the essence of the game. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered game experience is a must for all Japanese role-playing lovers, even if you've experienced the original version in years.

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Just Push Start
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Sep 16, 2019

Despite its age, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch remains a charming adventure. Since it's a straight port, there is nothing for returning fans besides the ability to play on the go. Even if you opt for the PS4 version, the only difference is performance and visual fidelity. Of course, newcomers should not sleep on this title and see why so many people enjoyed the original.

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Atomix
89 / 100
89 / 100
Sep 25, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is not only one of the most beautiful JRPGs from this decade, but it's a one of a time experience. With this Remastered version, LEVEL 5 confirms the game as a unique experience for gamers, despite featuring only a few presentation improvements.

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GamePitt
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2019

Some games don’t really age too well, even after a touch up from the developers; Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered isn’t one of these – it’s a timeless classic which has only got even more beautiful and enchanting with age. Don’t let this brilliant remaster go into your backlog.

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Worth Playing
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2019

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered on the Switch is a great port of a very good JRPG. Its stellar presentation and unique mix of known JRPG systems make it an engrossing experience that every fan of the genre should experience at least once. It isn't perfect, with some frustrations around its combat system and AI, but that doesn't detract from everything else it does as well or better than many other JRPGs in recent memory. If you have a Switch and are intrigued by Ni No Kuni, you cannot go wrong with this game.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Sep 16, 2019

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a solid, no-frills, no-additions port of the original PS3 game of the same title. The first video game by Studio Ghibli has not only aged very well, but it also runs smoothly and quickly on the Switch, making it an ideal way to experience the whimsy, charm, and wonder of this fantastical world with Oliver, his friends, and his fearsome foes.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

Playing Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch handheld was still inherently delightful, getting to enjoy its world, characters, and presentation again. I was likewise swept away by the gorgeous orchestral score, and I would relive the emotional tenacity of the game’s messages on childlike empathy.

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DualShockers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered brings a classic to the current-gen. But how does this enhanced version stack up?

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Gameplanet
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is just as charming and endearing now as it was when it first came out almost a decade ago. While it does look and play better on PC it would have been nice to see more improvements and a few quality of life additions to bring the game up to modern standards.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

We would have liked more new content and a more affordable price tag, but this Remastered version of Ni No Kuni makes a timeless classic available in 4K and for a new generation of gamers.

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Niche Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

Ni No Kuni is crafted with such care and detail that it feels as though I was playing through a Studio Ghibli movie that lasted me 30+ hours. In my mind, it is one of the most charming JRPG’s I have ever experienced.

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Gamefa
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch has returned and it is definitely a good news for the fans. The game is solid as always and there's been noticable graphical improvement, the story is touching and the gameplay stays exciting. Although There's no new content. If you never played this JRPG masterpiece, you may want to try it now. after all It is one of the best games ever created in this genre

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2019

Whilst Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a port and not a remaster, it still looks amazing on Switch, and if you've got the time, it's a fantastic RPG well worth your time.

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Marooners' Rock
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Ni No Kuni is the same game on the Switch as it was on PS3, with the added benefit of portability and an overall more stable experience.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 20, 2019

One of the best Japanese role-players of the generation and a gloriously beautiful game by any standard, both visually and emotionally.

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Game Revolution
Sep 16, 2019

Thanks to one of Bandai Namco’s best localization efforts and the fantastic work of both Level-5 and Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is still a joy to experience almost a decade after it was originally released.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Sep 16, 2019

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered doesn't reinvent the original, but that wasn't really needed anyway. What you get here is a visually enhanced port of what was already an amazing JRPG full of charm, wit, and character.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 16, 2019

It's fair to say that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch didn't really need a remaster at all, but we won't look a gift horse in the mouth, and choice is a good thing. It's undoubtedly nice to have this standout last-generation title running so smoothly on PS4, and it's just so tidy. After all, it's also fair to say that this was and is a truly special game. Far more narratively focused than its sequel, this is a tentpole title for lovers of traditional Japanese role-playing games.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 16, 2019

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an experience unlike any other on the Switch, expertly blending standard RPG tropes with a heartwarming story, innovative art style, and an immersive soundtrack composed by some of the best in the business.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 19, 2019

While Ni no Kuni : Wrath of the White Witch remains intact, and thus only gains mobility on Nintendo Switch, the PS4 and PC versions reveal subtle visual details from this truly magical piece of art. A great, classic JRPG, in every sense of the words, hereby presented through its ultimate rendition.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

In the end, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is just as fantastic as it was upon its initial release. From its Ghibli-illustrated cutscenes, to its brilliant world and characters you can’t help but fall in love with, it remains one of the finest JRPGs of recent years.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2019

With a pretty high encounter rate, this caused more than a few issues. That's not to say Ni no Kuni isn't entertaining; it just feels a bit imperfect. Regardless, exploring the different sights within the stunning world and interacting with its fascinating characters helped to overcome the shortcomings.

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Digitally Downloaded
Oct 3, 2019

Despite Ni no Kuni not being enhanced on the Nintendo Switch; it is still a stunning game with a great soundtrack and enjoyable gameplay, and it holds up as well in the present day as it did originally in 2013. The story is emotionally touching and is a must-play for JRPG fans who own a Nintendo Switch.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2019

While I don’t believe it truly lived up to all the hype it’s received, by no means does that make it sub-par. If you’re a fan of traditional JRPGs and Studio Ghibli, you’ll be all over this title if you aren’t already. And even if you did play it on PS3 before, portability on the Switch is always nice to have.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Oct 5, 2019

In closing, I thought this nifty port was a tidy addition to the Ni No Kuni family, and I’m delighted I played it.

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PC Gamer
78 / 100
78 / 100
Sep 23, 2019

An exceptionally pretty if otherwise conventional JRPG with diverting combat. Not an all-timer, but worth a (re)visit.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

I had fun with Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered, but I found myself knocking it down to easy so I could just hit things without thinking too hard, and going through the more compelling sights and sounds without having to dive into a bunch of clumsy systems I didn’t enjoy engaging with.

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TheReviewGeek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2019

Blending the best elements of Final Fantasy, anime and Pokemon, Ni No Kuni’s arrival on the PlayStation 3 was met with critical acclaim when it dropped back in 2011. The game was certainly not without its issues though but this 50+ hour adventure was well written, well paced and incredibly fun to play. Returning to the current generation of consoles, Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch adds updated graphics and a smoother frame-rate but gameplay-wise remains the exact same game that launched all those years ago.

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ZTGD
7 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

I can only recommend this to people who have never played it or the hardest of hardcore Ni No Kuni fans because otherwise just wait for a sale to play this one again.

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RPGamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Nov 18, 2019

With a solid story and an amazing, beautiful world to explore, the White Witch on Switch is a port that many JRPG fans will enjoy, especially those like me who are getting to play this for the first time.

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Fintendo
Nov 29, 2019

"Little witch takes tiny steps."

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