Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Apr 9, 2015
    40
    Its heart is in the right place, but we can't forgive the dull, repetitive combat. [April 2015, p.70]
  2. Mar 22, 2015
    60
    Zany humour finds wonder and wackiness in the mundane, while the recruitment system lets you build a versatile army that changes the way you explore and battle in a JRPG.
  3. Feb 10, 2015
    65
    Citizens of Earth is a comical RPG that retro lovers will simply adore because of its settings and adorable characters, but ends up being simple and repetitive.
  4. Feb 7, 2015
    70
    Citizens of Earth tries really hard to remind us of the RPGs we played a long time ago, and he succeeds a bit too much through dumb progression, tons of battles and quite some grinding. At the same time it's a colorful and smart adventure with irresistible characters to recruit.
  5. 75
    The idea of Citizens of Earth is wonderful. The game is hilarious, huge, and chalk-full of personality. It is quite the shame that there are a few design and technical issues that limit the title from realizing its true greatness.
  6. Feb 3, 2015
    58
    Although it suffers from the dated standards of structure and action—acting more as an imitation of what we might remember of the SNES-era than a succession—Citizens of Earth flourishes when it embraces its own silliness.
  7. Feb 3, 2015
    80
    Citizens of Earth runs for about 15 hours if you tackle a decent amount of side-quests and level up your team, which is pretty short by RPG standards.
  8. Feb 2, 2015
    80
    Citizens of Earth has a lot of great ideas that work well, such as its recruitable characters, turn-based combat system and sense of humour.
  9. Feb 2, 2015
    60
    It provides some welcome sense of humour, its cartoonish graphical style is very adequate and the voice work is fantastic. Nevertheless, it is far from being a groundbreaking game due to some issues with the way the plot progresses, as well as technical stability problems and very long loading times.
  10. Jan 26, 2015
    70
    In summation, Citizens of Earth is a pretty enjoyable game, but it’s far too short for me to be able to call it a classic.
  11. Jan 20, 2015
    80
    Citizens of Earth may not have had the nuanced artistry that Earthbound had, but, in spite of its limitations, it owns what it has available and runs with it.
  12. Jan 20, 2015
    90
    If you’re looking for a title with both style and substance and a hint of nostalgia, Citizens of Earth is your next RPG purchase.
  13. Jan 20, 2015
    75
    A salute to Atlus for bringing something unique and fun to the market so early in this new year; here’s hoping Eden Industries gets a shot to expand on the foundation it laid here with a future sequel.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Feb 16, 2015
    8
    I'd give it a 10 if it weren't for all the crashes and almost unbearable load times. Other than that it's a really slick looking and humorousI'd give it a 10 if it weren't for all the crashes and almost unbearable load times. Other than that it's a really slick looking and humorous take on a old school turn based RPGs. The blatant Earthbound references I found to be a delight. Great game, overall. Full Review »
  2. Feb 14, 2015
    6
    Mira que lo compré con ganas y alegría, pero los combates me han matado, demasiados y muuuuy fáciles, a pesar de ponerlo en el modo másMira que lo compré con ganas y alegría, pero los combates me han matado, demasiados y muuuuy fáciles, a pesar de ponerlo en el modo más difícil.

    Lo mejor:

    - La estética, es de un gran buen gusto y variada.
    - El humor.
    - Los minijuegos para reclutar a los distintos ciudadanos.

    Si hubieran mejorado el tema de los combates, estaríamos hablando de un juego de 7-8, de 8-9 si la BSO estuviera a gran nivel, de 10 si no existieran bugs, existiera versión física y con un bonito manual de instrucciones. ;)
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  3. Feb 12, 2015
    7
    The game itself is really wonderful. It's humor is very similar to Toe Jam & Earl and it's a classic RPG similar to Earthbound.

    However,
    The game itself is really wonderful. It's humor is very similar to Toe Jam & Earl and it's a classic RPG similar to Earthbound.

    However, this game freezes up the whole console about every hour and a half. There is an autosave feature, but I've had it go as long as 3 hours without autosaving. Save often.

    Oldskool RPG fans will love this if they can get past the freeze ups. Every citizen has an out of combat "talent" ranging from shops and transportation to game customizations. The mascot citizen allows you to adjust the difficulty with experience multipliers or penalties that are great for casual gamers and grinding.
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