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 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  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 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. Apr 16, 2012
    4
    Hate all that computer's stuff in the game, I really hate it, and the virus-clearing stages are SO ANNOYING, much more than those of Assassins Creed Revelations... Also, this is the 3rd game repeating the same worlds over and over again. I'm tired of playing at Traverse Town!!!... To finish, why the hell do they keep making KH games for shi tty systems? Just release them multi-platform, or only for PS2/PS3, but don't waste the storyline on this cra ppy consoles. Full Review »
  3. Jan 31, 2011
    10
    This game is amazing! There is a whole new story and everything else is the same. but since it is only for the Nintendo d.s there are some things that had to be changed for the gaming system. otherwise the whole new story, battles are tougher and the heartless and character's stayed the same. also the story does not need work. Full Review »