Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings DS

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
Buy On
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    72
    It's not perfect--the difficulty spikes randomly throughout and spamming units produces easy victories--but it's a step up from "Heroes of Mana". [Holiday 2007, p.87]
  2. 70
    Revenant Wings remains a fun, simple, moderately challenging RTS for the DS. It doesn’t add anything vital to the original game’s storyline, nor is it of the same caliber of storytelling, though for how lighthearted it may feel, its simplicity will welcome newcomers to RTS games with open arms.
  3. I generally like games to focus as much on story as they do on the fighting, but the fact that this is so mission-heavy is one of the things that distinguishes it from its predecessor.
  4. 65
    Perfect for the easy goers and newcomers of the genre, serious strategy role-playing game fans should look elsewhere for Square Enix flavoured depth and challenge.
  5. 60
    When a game is supposed to be strategic, I expect strategy... and when it fails in that regard, I personally cannot believe it's a great game. That's not to say FFXII: RW is bad or that it isn't competently designed, it's just that it could have been much more and it's sort of infuriating to know it isn't.
  6. Edge Magazine
    60
    The solid presentation and well-adjusted linear flow of the game make it simple, if mindless, fun. [Jan 2008, p.85]
  7. games(TM)
    60
    The game is still fun to play, and never becomes frustrating or dislikeable, but it never quite achieves the potential it so obviously holds. [Apr 2008, p.118]

Awards & Rankings

11
37
#37 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
6
#6 Most Shared DS Game of 2007
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. MicahD.
    Aug 13, 2008
    10
    The best RPG there is. Awesome. Graphics were great and it was the perfect length. The best DS game out there.
  2. SifteAF
    Dec 12, 2007
    10
    This game is absolutely the best RPG this year even after the november release. its got amazing story great action. just wish the graphics This game is absolutely the best RPG this year even after the november release. its got amazing story great action. just wish the graphics were slightly better when zoomed, but in overall, its one of the bests. Full Review »
  3. Oct 19, 2016
    10
    Very possibly my favorite ds game of all time (i played it like 3 times) its kind of like age of empires just on a smaller scale. I absolutelyVery possibly my favorite ds game of all time (i played it like 3 times) its kind of like age of empires just on a smaller scale. I absolutely loved it. Full Review »