Skies of Arcadia Dreamcast

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2000
Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Games Radar
    100
    Awe-inspiring to behold, deep, absorbing and epic to the nines, Overworks' sky-faring RPG sets a standard that will most others will never attain. You have been told.
  2. Gaming Age
    100
    Though its cartoony visual style may be a turn-off to some, Skies of Arcadia is one of the most beautiful and overall well-constructed RPGs in recent memory.
  3. GamerWeb Sega
    100
    One of those rare games that not only sucks you in, but pins you down and gives you noogies as time passes unmercifully.
  4. DC Swirl
    100
    Much as "Final Fantasy 7" was the catalyst that launched the PS into the RPG world, Skies of Arcadia does the same for the Dreamcast and is truly a must have RPG for ANY RPG fan regardless of their system of choice.
  5. Daily Radar
    100
    The characters and the storyline are so superbly written, illustrated and realized that it'll be impossible for any RPG fan to not find something to like in Skies of Arcadia.
  6. Hot Games
    100
    It may not have the emotional impact of some of Square's RPG's, but it does have likeable characters, a huge amount of gameplay, an epic quest, and beautifully rendered environments and effects.
  7. Game Fan
    99
    By far my favorite RPG of all time thanks to its great story, looks, and battle system. The game has absorbed my days and nights with swashbuckling adventures -- and that's all you can really ask for in the end, isn't it?
  8. Gaming Maxx
    97
    This game is true original that blends its own style with classic RPG elements to perfection.
  9. Antagonist
    97
    An insanely deep and complex storyline, a clever and unique combat and magic system, tons of additional gameplay modes, fantastic graphics, and appealing characters.
  10. Da Gameboyz
    95
    There really is no substitute for a great story that Skies of Arcadia delivers, big time. Oversoft has blended this with great graphics giving DC owners exactly what they have been craving.
  11. Sega X
    93
    Every ounce of this game exudes tremendous production value, and could easily be Sega's finest RPG in years.
  12. GameSpot
    92
    Although a notch or two away from being a true masterpiece, Skies of Arcadia is one of the best Dreamcast RPGs to date.
  13. IGN
    92
    I am very happy; Skies of Arcadia is not just one of the most beautiful Dreamcast games to play, but one of the most addicting RPG I've played in years.
  14. Game Revolution
    91
    The most enjoyable aspect of Skies of Arcadia is the way the game flows.... In Skies, the story, as well as the ability to freely explore the map, move the game along at a brisk pace.
  15. GamePro
    90
    Nothing but a journey full of wild discoveries, intense battles, and fun gameplay. To date, this is the best Dreamcast RPG that no one should miss.
  16. Dreamcast HQ
    90
    An incredible game.
  17. Planet Dreamcast
    90
    The most enjoyable RPG experience I've had in years.
  18. CNET Gamecenter
    90
    The game takes an excellent story, interesting world, and engaging gameplay and wraps it all in some of the best graphics seen on the system to date.
  19. Core Magazine
    83
    Great scripting, captivating characters, a good battle system, and two long GD-ROMs worth of game give you the bang for the buck.
  20. Spank!
    80
    Graphically the game is excellent, with crisp, clean characters and some very detailed textures.
  21. Happy Puppy
    80
    This game is excellent, although its predictable and simple story combined with average character designs and dialogue prevent if from becoming an instant classic.

Awards & Rankings

#1 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
#1 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 43
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 43
  3. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Feb 8, 2014
    10
    One of the most innovative, unique and engaging RPGs I have ever played. I had hoOne of the most innovative, unique and engaging RPGs I haveOne of the most innovative, unique and engaging RPGs I have ever played. I had hoOne of the most innovative, unique and engaging RPGs I have ever played. This game is so different to other RPGs that it deserves more attention; clearly plenty of work was put into this game, from the music, to the settings and story. Full Review »
  2. Aug 30, 2016
    10
    An absolute masterpiece. This game does everything right. The story, world, character development, dungeons, music, ship battles in the sky,An absolute masterpiece. This game does everything right. The story, world, character development, dungeons, music, ship battles in the sky, and discoveries. This game has it all and does it right. It pulls you in and doesn't let go. I still own a Dreamcast simply so I can play through this amazing game every once in a while. After 15 years from its release it still holds up as one of the greatest games I have ever played. Long live the Blue Rogues! Full Review »
  3. Aug 3, 2016
    10
    This game is so memorable and fun. Also, the fighting mechanics or rpg mechanics work are great and one of the best on the dreamcast. GladThis game is so memorable and fun. Also, the fighting mechanics or rpg mechanics work are great and one of the best on the dreamcast. Glad this got a great sequel. Full Review »