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Phantasy Star Online 2

SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
Apr 14, 2020 - Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10
Attack of the Fanboy
3.5 / 5
PC Invasion
6 / 10
MMORPG.com
8.4 / 10
GamingBolt
7 / 10
But Why Tho?
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Phantasy Star Online 2

Phantasy Star Online 2 is a great combat system wrapped up in a bloated and sometimes confusing MMO-lite package that uses its charming anime flair to stand out from the competition.

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Phantasy Star Online 2 is a difficult game to assess and a hard sell for a lot of people. It can get repetitive and the anime aesthetics aren't for everyone. But like many expansive online projects, the opportunity is there to really get sucked into a new and exciting world. Plus, it's on a console, making it more accessible; true to the original spirit of PSO.

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If you live for long-term loot grinds, visceral combat, and everything anime then Phantasy Star Online 2 will amuse you with hundreds of hours of entertainment.

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PC Invasion

Unknown Author
6 / 10
PC Invasion

Extremely dated and worsened by a clunky interface and missing content, Phantasy Star Online 2 probably won't have much to offer to modern players who aren't already invested in its world.

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The problem is, Phantasy Star Online 2 still feels like a game nearing a decade old mark. Like man MMOs of our current generation, however fun they continue to be, and however nostalgic PSO players may feel when playing, it still has a quality of being a little dated. Still, there is plenty of fight left in PSO2, and if you haven’t played it, or any version of Phantasy Star Online before, then it’s going to be new to you. Phantasy Star Online 2 is a fantastic game with a lot to offer. With a generous Free 2 Play payment model, PSO2 is certainly one of the best options out there for gamers looking to try something different, without overspending.

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For players who can soldier through its clunky and confusing opening hours, Phantasy Star Online 2 eventually opens up into a vast, charming, and rewarding experience.

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Overall, I can’t praise this game enough, to be honest. Anytime someone asks me what I’m currently playing, this is the first game that comes out of my mouth. My favorite part about saying that is that I can tell people all about this game, and possibly persuade them to check it out too. I feel once Phantasy Star Online 2 expands to other consoles like it’s Japanese brethren, and possibly even pops up on Steam, this game will take off and be around for years to come.

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