• Publisher:
  • Release Date:
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 208 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Freedom Wars is an action-packed RPG, launching exclusively on the PlayStation Vita.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Nov 24, 2014
    98
    Freedom Wars may be another hunting game on the Vita, but it's by far one of the best. It screams AAA production with standout graphics, solid audio, unique gameplay mechanics and a fresh story line - bringing them to you in a one of a kind package that only Japan could come up with, but with an execution typical of the Western big shots.
  2. Oct 31, 2014
    82
    Freedom Wars has its shortcomings, but I would still consider it one of the top Vita games available.
  3. Nov 20, 2014
    80
    Once you get the hang of the complex controls and slight camera issues, you're in for a breathless, exhilarating time staring down giant robots, outmaneuvering your rivals, and rescuing your betters.
  4. Nov 10, 2014
    79
    We sure don't have the new Monster Hunter, but Freedom Wars is a good game to keep an eye on. If the premises and the narrative structure of the game had to be maintained at early hours levels, we'd be talking about a true masterpiece. Good game, anyway.
  5. Oct 29, 2014
    75
    Freedom Wars delivers an action RPG in an accessible, pickup-and-play, portable package.
  6. 70
    The game comes so very close to being an amazing experience but the gameplay doesn't quite match with its excellent concept.
  7. Nov 5, 2014
    50
    Combat is the brightest highlight, though it's still dulled by clumsy controls. Beyond that, the environments are so monotonous as to kill any passion for the thing.

See all 39 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 45
  2. Negative: 6 out of 45
  1. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    I love the combat system! It's kind of like a mixture of Monster Hunter (Close Quarters) and Lost Planet (With the grappling hook + gunplay).I love the combat system! It's kind of like a mixture of Monster Hunter (Close Quarters) and Lost Planet (With the grappling hook + gunplay). It runs pretty swell as well. The futuristic setting of...102,014...is intriguing with the religious overtone of the governments/City States, known as Panopticons, do to the lack of resources for each Panopticon maintains and would lead to a overpopulation problem; In which case leads to the reason why you're fighting giant robots and monsters, because the government forced you too! Customization for characters has a good variety of outfits and body like choices for you too make.

    Though there's some issues every once in a while (drop in frame rate, etc.), overall i'm a happy camper to know that i have a reason why i bought a vita in first place after this.
    Expand
  2. Dec 25, 2014
    10
    You Need This Game In Your Life. Incredible graphics and top gameplay, lots of customisation and gear to obtain. You will easily get weeks ofYou Need This Game In Your Life. Incredible graphics and top gameplay, lots of customisation and gear to obtain. You will easily get weeks of gameplay out of this one and that's before you jump into multiplayer. Freedom Wars, Gods Eater Burst and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite are the 3 top games you need on your Vita. ENJOY. :) Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2014
    10
    have put probably 20 hours into the game by now and i'm really enjoying it. big fan of boss hunting genre type games and this didn't fail tohave put probably 20 hours into the game by now and i'm really enjoying it. big fan of boss hunting genre type games and this didn't fail to please me. my only complaint is that it starts off a bit slow. if you like story, then maybe that won't bug you but i just wanted to get in and smashy smashy.

    the co op works great, and it's really awesome being able to play this on the pstv. full screen with a controller and LAN connection is the way to go.

    for a release price of $30 its hard to go wrong here.
    Expand
  4. Feb 10, 2015
    8
    So far im about 5 hourss in and the game is pretty good so far. nicest graphics ive seen on the vita. crisp HD anime style graphics. TheSo far im about 5 hourss in and the game is pretty good so far. nicest graphics ive seen on the vita. crisp HD anime style graphics. The combat is what makes the game good. Ive heard alot of talk about the default controls being awkward, and tbh i havent found a problem with them yet. Im enjoying the customization with my character and Accessory, weapons are cool and the thorn reminds me of the Grapple gear on Attack on titan. Swinging around a large abductor on a thorn and slashing it to ribbons is the greatest feeling ive had on the vita so far! (apart from the Persona 4 experience ofcourse! ;) )
    The only thing that drops it from a 10 to an 8 is the story. its well written but sometimes a bore when you need to progress in story to unlock more missions and items. This takes it away for me and makes it feel limited. more online play would be good too. matchmaking for some elimination missions against harder targets would be cool.
    Overall great game, with good grpahics, ok story, lots of customisation on weapons and characters. AND AWESOME COMBAT!!!! must buy for 99% of VITA owners, the other 1% are the noobs that only play fifa or black ops 2....
    Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2014
    8
    This game is has really good gameplay but, lacks story. I really love how rewarding it feel when you cut an abductors arm of or free aThis game is has really good gameplay but, lacks story. I really love how rewarding it feel when you cut an abductors arm of or free a citizen. The story is not interesting. I find myself constantly skipping the dialog and just go into combat. Bottom line, the game lacks a good story but, make up for it with it's awesome addictive gameplay. It's a must have for all vita owners Expand
  6. Jan 21, 2015
    7
    I'm really glad that i bought a copy and played it because it made me laugh, it pissed me off, it depressed me, and it made me put down myI'm really glad that i bought a copy and played it because it made me laugh, it pissed me off, it depressed me, and it made me put down my Vita and think deeply about society and its future and all within the first 30 minutes of the game.
    But then I just really didn't enjoy it, I can't say exactly why but i just wasn't having fun. the combat well, it just doesn't feel impactfull. I get bored and then I get killed a lot and i don't really care to try harder or get better at it.
    Still, I want to see more from this IP in the future, It had some really interesting concepts that were very creative and were implemented directly into the gameplay rather than just attached to it.
    Expand
  7. Dec 6, 2014
    0
    we need a real rpg not this piece of junk i know why this flopped because it is terrible all you do is kill the same monsters and get pointswe need a real rpg not this piece of junk i know why this flopped because it is terrible all you do is kill the same monsters and get points but this game is still better than earthbound Expand

See all 45 User Reviews

Trailers