Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
Buy On
  1. 70
    It does manage to be a solid RPG, but to get there, you have to grind through some monotonous stuff that really detracts from the game.
  2. This is a saga that has clearly been tugged and squeezed, compromised and spoiled by many, many cooks.
  3. The bridge between familiarity and innovation is thin and slippery, and Xenosaga Episode III sits precariously in the middle, demanding a fee.
  4. Ambition may have outstripped ability, but there's no doubt that fans of the series will find much to love about this entry, flawed as any of the rest of them. That's the best we could have hoped for.
  5. 60
    Besides the fine graphics and well-balanced combat, Episode III does a lot of little things right, details in the interface like pop-up balloons for conversations (to make chatting in towns easier) and a thoroughly hyperlinked shop menu for quick and simple equipment updates.
  6. Easily the best title in the series and it’s most likely the result of having to cram content in to the final episode.

Awards & Rankings

#31 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#81 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. JackieS.
    Oct 4, 2006
    10
    Love at first sight. This game is great and the story line is awsome! The characters new looks are great and the battle system was perfect. Love at first sight. This game is great and the story line is awsome! The characters new looks are great and the battle system was perfect. Best game ever! Full Review »
  2. May 28, 2015
    10
    This and Xenogears have the most deep and intricate plot lines I have every experienced in a video game, and I have played pretty much everyThis and Xenogears have the most deep and intricate plot lines I have every experienced in a video game, and I have played pretty much every game that is known for having a good story. Couldn't recommend more. Excellent end to the series Full Review »
  3. Mar 22, 2015
    10
    This is right under Xenosaga 1 as the second best in the series, the improved battle style was a very fun part of the game and it drasticallyThis is right under Xenosaga 1 as the second best in the series, the improved battle style was a very fun part of the game and it drastically improved upon the battle style of Xenosaga 2. Full Review »