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Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

Nintendo, Monolith Soft
May 29, 2020 - Nintendo Switch
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OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
8 / 10
Easy Allies
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
USgamer
4 / 5
Destructoid
9.5 / 10
Areajugones
9 / 10

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Review Summary

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Welcome Tweaks

A number of tweaks to visuals and gameplay make the Definitive Edition the best way to play Xenoblade Chronicles

A Stellar Experience

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition remains one of the best RPGs available and this remaster proves that.

Additional Content

An additional new epilogue chapter sweetens the deal in what is already a fantastic game.

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition improves what is an already exceptional game with updated visuals, gameplay tweaks and new content, it is a must-buy for Switch RPG fans.


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Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Trailers

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition - Nintendo Direct Mini 3.26.20 - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition - Nintendo Direct Mini 3.26.20 - Nintendo Switch

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch


Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

More an expanded re-release than a remaster, the quality of the original Xenoblade Chronicles shines out in this generous package.

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The new Future Connected story chapter isn’t particularly inspired, but the impressive graphical overhaul and welcome (if small) quality-of-life improvements make this the best version of Xenoblade Chronicles we’ve ever had.

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Metro GameCentral

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9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the best Japanese role-players of last generation is still one of the best on current formats, with an excellent remaster that includes a generous amount of new content.

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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition makes smart updates to the original game while adding a fantastic new epilogue that makes the journey well worth taking a decade later.

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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is the best sort of remaster: its improvements may seem minimal, but it overhauls most of the tedium that once plagued the Wii RPG classic. While some things it can't fix with polish—the too-big environments, the boring side quests, its messy battle system—for fans or curious new players, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is easily the best Xenoblade Chronicles out there, even with its annoyances.

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Even if it didn't have an extra chapter to conquer, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition deserves a third release. The Switch version has united this modern classic with the TV mode of the Wii original and the fully portable nature of the New 3DS edition. It's truly definitive.

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The same work of art of yesteryear, but with an adaptation that sins of being in no man's land: it is more than a remastering, but not enough to be a remake.

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