Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Reviews

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2022

Considered by many a masterpiece, the original Xenoblade Chronicles is not without flaws. Thankfully, the Definitive Edition addresses many of the issues. The story remains just as amazing, and with all the improvements of this release it elevates the game to new heights.

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Sep 30, 2020

Remastering a game from a beloved franchise can always be a dangerous game, especially one that’s held in such high regard as Xenoblade Chronicles. There are three groups that will be picking up this game and it’s important they’re all treated with the respect they deserve. Firstly you have the dedicated and hardcore fans that will want to have everything as it was, with minimal changes as to not risk damaging the memories of a game they hold dear. Then you’ll have the players who are familiar with the series but may have missed this entry; essentially they’re going back in time to try out a game whilst comparing it to the newer entries in the series.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2020

As a definitive remastering of the 2010 original, this makes an already amazing game even better. None of the changes we see are massively drastic but all-in-all they all complement each other to make this the best way to play Xenoblade Chronicles.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2020

This new version is the best thing that has ever happened to the original Xenoblade Chronicles.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the best RPGs out there, and the remake means people can enjoy the game on a console that finally does it justice.

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Jul 30, 2020

Despite pulling my hair out on a certain boss towards the end of the game, this game is brilliant.

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Jul 28, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles is one of my favorite games of all time and Nintendo has made it even better with the release of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. The game looks amazing, the soundtrack is one of the best you will find, and the story is top tier. There really is no other franchise out there like this one, and that’s what makes it so special. While others may copy aspects of it, none can put together the whole package like Xenoblade does. At the $59.99 price tag, if you own a Switch, you should snag up a copy today. This is one journey that should not be missed by anyone!

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Geeks Under Grace
Derek Thompson
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the greatest JRPGs ever made, and that remains true 10 years later.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2020

The fact that Xenoblade Chronicles’s Mechanics aged this well after 10 years, shows why a lot of people call it a Classic in the industry. The Remaster has many great improvements in a lot of places but falls short in the visual aspect. Its Extra Content is quite enchanting and in the end, it makes Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition truly the most complete and Definitive version of this game

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is the perfect way to play one of the best RPGs. Even though it came out in 2011 for the Nintendo Wii, its age doesn’t really show. Now, with enhanced visuals and a new story chapter, this definitive edition is an attempt at perfectness on the lovely Nintendo Switch, and it mostly succeeds.

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10 / 10
Jun 30, 2020

Despite not being a new JRPG, this is still a worthy game to experience that easily ranks among one of the best games released this year.

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GameCrate
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition brings one of the best Nintendo RPGs to the Switch in grand fashion. The updates are great, and everything that made the original release an outstanding game is still present here.

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Jun 29, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is absolutely the definitive way to experience this masterpiece. The new improvements are absolutely welcomed, and add much needed ease of access to the game. The remastered soundtrack is an absolute joy to listen to, and although Future Connected didn't quite live up to the hype, is still an enjoyable side story.

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9 / 10
Jun 26, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition remains a great recommendation for newcomers. Players who have already had the experience a long time ago will find a great opportunity to dive once more into one of the most unforgettable JRPG-worlds that shaped the genre far beyond the Nintendo Platform.

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The Digital Fix
Posted by Yannis Vatis
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2020

An excellent port of an already beloved title. A must buy for fans of the genre.

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Drew Leachman
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles is a fantastic game. It has some feelings of Final Fantasy XII, but at the same time, feels unlike any other game. The combat is complex and challenging, exploration is both fun and rewarding, and the story and world is something to be seen. Fans of the original game can still have a blast here and people who never tried it before on Wii or 3DS should most certainly pick this one up. This is one of those RPG that will be on top 10 lists for years.

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JVL
Julius007
Top Critic
18 / 20
Jun 23, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition remains the great RPG that it was 10 years ago. Equipped with an excellent combat system and a real identity it will entertain those who have never played the original game as well as those who have already fat it.

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10 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles is a game that draws you into its expansive universe and never lets go.

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Jun 22, 2020

The most impressive thing about the game is still the strength and specificity of its vision.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition may not be a “new” game, but it’s definitely the best way to experience this story. Remaster or not, the quality-of-life changes and new epilogue make it a much more enjoyable time. While the game may take a few visual hits in portable mode, it’s still playable and helps to grind out that extra experience. With an incredible world to explore and several great characters, there’s no better time to jump into Xenoblade Chronicles.

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