Generally favorable reviews - based on 67 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 67
  2. Negative: 2 out of 67
  1. 40
    The dialogue frequently doesn’t make sense, then, and the plot often makes even less.
  2. If the words "the death of Aeris" don't bring a tear to your eye, then dropping $40 on Crisis Core certainly will.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 345 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 113
  2. Negative: 8 out of 113
  1. Sonnorcteer
    Mar 7, 2009
    This is the most awesome handheld game i have ever played ever, probs even with Patapon. This game is incredibly addictive and everything about it is awesome. can't see what people don't like about the story. the battle system is great and the end emotional. Amazing, beats Gods of War easily in my opinion, no conest. Full Review »
  2. DP.
    May 19, 2008
    The graphics are gorgeous. The gameplay - not so much. From annoying controls, a camera that gets stuck on walls, to literally random advancement via a game mechanism that steals control during combat, the gameplay just isn't up to par. It could have been so much better. Full Review »
  3. AbelM.
    Aug 7, 2008
    Yes the graphics are the best and I like the storyline but the thing that disappointed me was the combat. I easily won many fights by pressing one button, and the DMW is an uncontrollable source of attacks and power ups. Which makes winning sometimes by luck. And when was the last time someone said, "Wow! Look at those graphics, I'm having so much fun!" Unless you're a FF fan then don't buy this. Full Review »