Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Reviews Summary

Summary: 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.

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 101 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 101 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

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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Recommended
May 27, 2020

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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9 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2020
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9 / 10
May 27, 2020

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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9 / 10
May 27, 2020

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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May 27, 2020

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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9.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

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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9 / 10
May 27, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is a generous and inspiring remaster, finally bringing the game's visuals in line with its outstanding narrative. It truly feels like this is now the game Monolith Soft always intended it to be, cementing its position as one of the greatest RPGs of all time.

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9 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

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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92 / 100
May 27, 2020

As the name says, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is the best way to play and enjoy this terrific JRPG. But beyond all the welcome changes and QOL improvements, it's impressive how a lot of the original elements (like the story or the combat) are as enjoyable in 2020 as they were in 2011. Monolith Soft truly saw the future.

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