Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 12, 2012
    80
    Be sure to check out Inazuma Eleven and hope that it sells well enough to get the superior sequel also localised.
  2. Aug 25, 2011
    70
    The story, for all its daftness, is a charming one that pulls you in, and this being Level-5 the characters are superbly drawn and animated.
  3. Sep 25, 2011
    80
    Even if football doesn't appeal, there's still a solid RPG experience to be had. [Nov 2011, p.95]
  4. Sep 2, 2011
    60
    Inazuma Eleven is a charming RPG with a lot going on, but it doesn't offer a great game of football.
  5. Aug 25, 2011
    75
    A lively, imaginative and fun RPG, with a football element charmingly blended in. And while some may wince at the unbearably chipper voice acting, there is considerable depth and human drama hidden behind its boyish enthusiasm.
  6. Aug 28, 2011
    70
    A football sim and role-playing game may be one of the oddest genre mix-ups ever attempted but this shoots and scores with surprising accuracy.
  7. Aug 25, 2011
    80
    A great football game, a great RPG and a wonderful mix. If you like football or RPGs its for you. If you like both, and maybe even anime, then it is a must buy.
  8. Aug 25, 2011
    71
    The game's a solid and fun addition to the DS's heaving RPG roster, although it never quite sparks into life like you hope it will and feels a bit young at times.
  9. Aug 26, 2011
    80
    It may not have the size or depth that other more comprehensive RPGs possess (including Level 5's very own Dragon Quest IX) but Inazuma Eleven is a refreshing take on the genre that proves compelling despite its little foibles.
  10. It's nothing short of an ingenious set-up and, while there's the odd glitch, in general matches are fast-paced and exciting.
  11. Sep 7, 2011
    70
    Inazuma Eleven is an intriguing blend of RPG and soccer that works on so many levels, though the occasional scripted match leaves us crying in the stands.

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