Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Reviews

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Alex Donaldson
Top Critic
May 27, 2020

It’s true that some of the original game design frustrations remain untouched and performance is solid but sadly not perfect. These things barely matter, though; Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is easily a must-own for any RPG fan with a Switch.

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100 / 100
Jun 7, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is the best version of Monolithsoft's masterpiece. Its additions serve to streamline the experience and make an already great game that much better. Its expansion Future Connected gives some much needed closure on one of the story's best and most complex characters while spicing up the exploration and combat in a fun, new way. If you're not already a fan, this version might just hook you like it has so many others.

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5 / 5.0
Jun 12, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii was already a masterpiece of the time.

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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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5 / 5.0
May 27, 2020

The Definitive Edition of Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the best games ever made. The story, characters, gameplay, visuals, and music are all top-notch, and there’s a nearly endless amount of content in addition to the story.

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10 / 10.0
May 29, 2020

From its engaging story, its mystical cast of fascinating characters, its charming appeal, and world of wonders, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition proves itself once again, to be the greatest JRPG story ever told, period.

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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 15, 2020

"Back to greatness."

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Noisy Pixel
Madison Berge
10 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition offers the best way to experience this timeless RPG for again or for the first time. The improvements to the game’s graphics, UI, and battle system make many complaints about the Wii release a thing of the past. Furthermore, the added Future Connected story content bridges the gap of loose story arcs and paves the way for the future of the series.

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10 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is one of the best RPGs currently available on the console. The technical aspect of the graphics in the portable mode is the only negative element I can think of, and it is far from being a problem that actively disrupts the game. I confess that I had a lot more fun than I expected exploring the gigantic world that it has to offer and I believe that any RPG fan who has not yet played it should take the opportunity to dive into this classic.

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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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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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VGC
Top Critic
May 27, 2020

Still the best of Monolith Soft’s three Xenoblade games, tweaked and polished to perfection.

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9.6 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the greatest video games ever created and this Definitive Edition manages to make it even better. Plus, the lovely bonus chapter acts as a delightful cherry on top.

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9.6 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is a presentation of how a remastering should be done. A grateful graphic and aesthetic change, enriched with playable additions and enhancements that make the experience the best it can be.

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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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9.5 / 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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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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9.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition proves that it is still one of the best examples this genre has to offer. A new coat of paint and smart gameplay changes brings this classic up to date for a new generation of gamers.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is definitely one of the most solid and convincing RPG experiences of the entire Nintendo Switch line-up, as well as a must-have for lovers of the genre.

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