Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. An epic adventure is hiding in here somewhere, but AI3 doesn't bother getting around to it till it's done boring you. [June 2007, p.91]
  2. Atelier Iris 3's gameplay systems will tickle RPGers' OCD mental G-spot for a bit, but not often or long enough to put up with the game's lack of any other redeeming values.
  3. 40
    No matter how much you improve your weapons with alchemy, you probably won't have to do much other than buy the next best sword, then hack-n-slash your way to victory.
  4. 40
    We really wanted to like Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm, but the series is stagnating in gameplay that was obtusely old-fashioned ten years ago. It's unfortunate, but the magic is long-gone.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 3, 2013
    10
    awesome game. great characters, great story, great battle system and the alchemy system is amazing. fan of the atelier series or not, i canawesome game. great characters, great story, great battle system and the alchemy system is amazing. fan of the atelier series or not, i can guarantee you will love this game. Full Review »
  2. Nov 15, 2014
    10
    Amazing game, with even better story than the other 2 previous games, and, even better than the ps3 ones.

    Back when this game was
    Amazing game, with even better story than the other 2 previous games, and, even better than the ps3 ones.

    Back when this game was announced, I decided to pre-order it. And I was not disappointed. A very good addition to any RPG fan out there.

    Has a very good story, characters, battle system, synthesis mechanics, everything that the current ps3 games lack.
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  3. JohnS.
    Oct 7, 2007
    9
    This game is highly underrated. While it won't be winning any awards for originality, its fun gameplay and great sense of humour warrant This game is highly underrated. While it won't be winning any awards for originality, its fun gameplay and great sense of humour warrant a purchase. I didn't mind the repetitiveness, as there was always something to do, whether it be questing, training or hunting down ingredients for alchemy (the alchemy system is great, by the way.) I'm not too familiar with the first two games in the series, so I can't give any judgement as to whether it lives up to them, but as a standalone game it works perfectly. Full Review »