Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 58 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 58
  2. Negative: 4 out of 58
  1. Jan 21, 2011
    42
    This is a game that tells a story that's meaningful only to people who have played all of the games beforehand, but does so with repetitive, sometimes frustrating gameplay.
  2. Feb 22, 2011
    40
    This is nothing more than a cheap collection of translated cell phone games from Japan (hence the nam re:coded). Feels cheap, is cheap. Don't even bother with this mess.
  3. Jan 25, 2011
    40
    Think about all the mistakes and bad decisions made by Square-Enix in the last years and you'll get a good idea of what to expect from this game.
  4. Jan 13, 2011
    30
    Whether you're a fan or not this is easily the weakest of the series, with an unwanted revisit of overfamilar locations and gameplay faults.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Jan 14, 2011
    7
    The story does need some work, and it is by far the weakest in the entire series. Not to mention that the game is terribly short and it has aThe story does need some work, and it is by far the weakest in the entire series. Not to mention that the game is terribly short and it has a tendency of dragging on. But good graphics especially for the DS, fun gameplay, and a good amount of replay value despite the convoluted story makes up for it. Full Review »
  2. Feb 14, 2013
    6
    This has to be the KH title I enjoyed the least. The gameplay is good (even if backdoors sometimes frustrate me and are a little repetitive),This has to be the KH title I enjoyed the least. The gameplay is good (even if backdoors sometimes frustrate me and are a little repetitive), it's the story I didn't like much. Seems to me it was just an excuse to visit for the bazillionth time the worlds from KH1. I like avatars though, and some things of the gameplay that are innovative, such as 2D battles or the different endings in castle oblivion. Full Review »
  3. sLm
    Oct 19, 2012
    3
    Worst of the series, no doubt.