• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2004
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 71
  2. Negative: 5 out of 71
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  1. alcaponeDonking
    Dec 18, 2004
    2
    This is is soo rubbish maaaaannn. the graphics are great but apart from dat the gameplay and story is SHHHHHH$%^*T. The voice over will anyoo the hell out of yah.

Awards & Rankings

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#11 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
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#16 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. Weekly Famitsu
    78
    8 / 8 / 8 / 7 - 31 silver [Vol 782]
  2. 80
    An enchanting tapestry of stylistic design, a deep and unconventional battle system, and fifty hours-plus of rewarding game play.
  3. While the story and characters are unfortunately very weak, Baten Kaitos is easy to recommend to anyone looking for an RPG that focuses strongly on gameplay rather than storytelling.