DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 67 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

99%

Critics Recommend

Based on 67 critic reviews
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Recommended
Sep 26, 2019

A suite of enhancements help bring the virtues of this staunchly traditional RPG into focus.

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7 / 10
Sep 26, 2019

Old school to a fault, but fans of the series – and anyone else that appreciates its honest charms – will find much to love in this simplistic but heart-warming role-player.

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Sep 26, 2019

Expands and improves upon an excellent foundation in meaningful ways, with minimal compromise on the Switch's mobile hardware.

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9 / 10
Sep 27, 2019

Steeped in tradition and not afraid to show it, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age reflects the best qualities of the series' past.

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94 / 100
Dec 1, 2020

The huge amount of features makes this game one of the most content-packed, varied, enjoyable RPGs ever... Although some technical issues are not as polished as we'd have desired.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2019

Square Enix has decide to make the definitive version of an immediate classic out of something that, at the beginning, may have looked like a simple adapted portable option: in this case we will find tenths of hours of gameplay, a magnificent turn based battle system and a whole new way to play the game in the West: the 2D mode, which will make nostalgics fall in love once more.

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95 / 100
Sep 26, 2019

Even if it is mostly the same game we had on the PS4 and PC, it still shines and the abundant new content mantains it fresh. And even if its visuals do not reach what we saw on the other versions (which is logical), it gets close and it is an adaptation with great merit for the Switch.

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8 / 10
Sep 26, 2019

Dragon Quest XI is already an incredible JRPG, but this massively updated Switch release makes it almost mandatory. With new outfits, new quests, an entirely new 2D mode and a huge range of quality of life improvements, it's easy to consider this the best version of the game to play. The only thing holding it back from earning that title are some unfortunate visual and performance issues. A handy patch can fix the latter, but really the only reason not to prefer this version is if pristine graphics are your highest priority.

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10 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

There are already plenty of solid roleplaying games on the Switch, but you absolutely need to add Dragon Quest XI S to your collection if you haven’t already done so. Put simply, it is still a thoroughly incredible game and almost peerless within the genre.

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9.3 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2020

An already essential JRPG has been enriched in this latest version with a large number of unpublished content. Unmissable.

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