Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Rating Summary

Based on 83 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

82%

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IGN

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8 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2021

Adol Christin shows us a good time as he grapples, glides, and wall-runs while mowing down innumerable monsters in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox-all while wearing some damn fine threads.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2021
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Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Feb 16, 2021

Another fun, fast-paced action role-player from the makers of Trails Of Cold Steel but it's not quite the revelation its predecessor was, despite superior storytelling.

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7.9 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2021

‎With Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, Falcom has re-created a really fun JRPG. In this installment of the saga, many novelties are added to make the playable experience even better than the previous one, and despite being weighed down by its graphics, this aspect does not become a barrier that prevents us from enjoying everything that the game has to offer.‎

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8 / 10
Feb 17, 2021

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is the most ambitious Ys game to date, delivering a larger focus on narrative and a much more involved and organic world to explore. The game stumbles under its ambitions a bit, with a slow opening chapter and a consistently struggling framerate. Despite those issues, though, this is easily one of the best entries in the long-running franchise, and while veteran fans will get a lot out of the callbacks sprinkled throughout the game, newcomers are still in for one of the best action RPGs of the year.

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72 / 100
Feb 8, 2021

Ys IX is a classic action RPG, with great exploration mechanics, an accesible combat system and a beautiful soundtrack. We love the story and new characters, but Nihon Falcom game also shows outdated graphics and some repetitive missions.

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7.9 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2021

While not innovating or distorting the original formula, Ys IX Monstrum Nox still proves to be an eventful and extremely rewarding action-JRPG.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2021

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is a great RPG with fast paced combat and plenty to do in its dense world.

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Daily Mirror
Eugene Sowah

Top Critic

Jul 15, 2021

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is an addictive action RPG the fans of the series will relish. It doesn't quite hit the highs of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, but the slight change in approach is fully welcome and I'm looking forward to where Adol's adventure takes him next. The Nintendo Switch version is filled with performance issues that really hinder the experience, however, the game is incredibly fun and fans of the genre should still pick this up.

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7.2 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2021

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is a successful and must-have Japanese RPG for Adol fans, but it's not the decisive step forward that a legendary series like Ys deserves. The Switch version is plagued by too many technical uncertainties.

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