Saiyuki: Journey West PlayStation

  • Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2001
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
Buy On
  1. A fine squad-level strategy RPG and one of the last excuses you'll have to spend 30 or 40 hours with your PSone.
  2. It could have been vastly improved with a bit more graphical polish, and the addition of more exploration and side-quests to break up the monotony of its near-constant combat.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    80
    The translation is extremely well done; a thoughtful and compassionate retelling of a fascinating legend. Excellent stuff. [Sept 2001, p.148]
  4. The graphic details of the game are extremely well done, considering the dated system.
  5. A competent title with enough depth, playability, challenge, and originality to hold the interest of the discerning strategy fan.
  6. Not as deep, heavy or pretty as the competition, but strangely appealing once the journey starts rolling.
  7. 84
    It's great to see a game this well-made come almost completely out of nowhere.

Awards & Rankings

#32 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 28, 2013
    6
    This is a solid game worth playing if you are an RPG fan. It's not as good as Final Fantasy Tactics, but it's a nice reimagining of a classicThis is a solid game worth playing if you are an RPG fan. It's not as good as Final Fantasy Tactics, but it's a nice reimagining of a classic Chinese folk tale that should keep any fans of FFTactics satisfied. It's colorful, quirky, and has a decent story/characters. Full Review »
  2. JaredG.
    Oct 22, 2005
    9
    I simply love this game!!