Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. Jan 28, 2019
    70
    Yo-Kai Watch 3 is easily the best game in the Level-5 trilogy and one which makes it worthy to hold on to the Nintendo 3DS. While the game's main plot is hardly its most interesting asset, its top-notch technical execution, the amount of new content and the urge to explore its new locations all contribute to make this the finest game of the trilogy and open the curiosity for what the series still has to bring.
  2. Dec 18, 2018
    70
    Yokai Watch 3 is a role-playing game developed for the Nintendo 3DS by Level-5, which is the sequel to Yo-kai Watch 2 and Yo-kai Watch Blasters. The game introduces a new battle system called the Tactics Medal Board. There are over 600 kinds of Yo-kai you can make friends with and use in battle.
  3. Dec 10, 2018
    65
    This third entry has more than 600 Yo-Kai and many things to do, but suffers due to passive fights. Because of that the game is very easy which makes it fun to play for the story. It's a shame the minigames take you out of the fun story though.
  4. Feb 15, 2019
    60
    There's not much to Yo-kai Watch 3, but there’s still a lot of charm to be found. The towns of Springdale and BBQ are both bright, pleasant places to be; the people in it are even more so. Visiting the world of Yo-kai Watch for the third time is a fun time, even though you’ll end up staying a lot longer than perhaps necessary.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 8 out of 27
  1. Mar 2, 2019
    9
    Even though it may start slow, Yo-kai Watch 3 is one of the best games in the 3DS's library. The new tactics board system for battles makesEven though it may start slow, Yo-kai Watch 3 is one of the best games in the 3DS's library. The new tactics board system for battles makes them even more engaging and intense then before, allowing the player to position their Yo-kai for both offensive and defensive purposes. The game never seems to end, even after completing the main story the post game offers so much content, whether it's side quests or trying to befriend all of the game's 600+ Yo-kai, it makes the experience even more enjoyable. Overall Yo-kai Watch 3 is ones of the best monster collecting RPG's out there, and is definitely worth a buy for any RPG fan or anyone looking for a new 3DS game to play. Full Review »
  2. Feb 14, 2019
    10
    I have not beat the game yet but, YKW2 I put around 400 hours in so I know these games pretty well. Yo-Kai Watch games are some of the mostI have not beat the game yet but, YKW2 I put around 400 hours in so I know these games pretty well. Yo-Kai Watch games are some of the most underrated games on any platform. People think its just a pokemon clone. In my opinion this game is 10x better than Pokemon. My thing is online battling. So the possibilities to make a tier zero team takes a lot of planning and grinding. I got up to rank online of Professor in YKW2. I guess people are just turned off by the mechanics. Give it a try and the story, even as an adult is very cleverly written and funny. My son and I are playing this game together. I don't know if I can "catch them all" as there are 600+ which is insane. The new crank-a-kai mechanic is kinda annoying. I put a star coin in and got a b rank out :(. This game is for kids but fair warning to parents buying it for younger kids. This game is really complex involving QR codes and other quirks to unlock parts of the game or catch yokai. kids age 7 may be able to beat the game but 70 percent of the game/yokai will be left unless you help them. And online battles when you face someone like me I will wipe your team without getting hit. I feel bad when I know I just beat some prob under age 10 kid. Anyways thats why my handle is GETGUD lol. Pick this game up, the best series on the 3DS bar none! And have fun with the most insane random number generator based game ever made! Get Gud! Full Review »
  3. Mar 13, 2019
    9
    Clearly this is best game in the Yokai Watch series. There's tons more to do, a much longer and more involved story, more places to exploreClearly this is best game in the Yokai Watch series. There's tons more to do, a much longer and more involved story, more places to explore than ever before, it's really amazing how much they managed to pack into a 3DS cartridge. There are hundreds of hours of content in the game, and it's actually somewhat challenging at times, which is nice. The newly added combat system, along with all the other options is staggering but in the best way possible and it's easy to adjust to the changes if you played previous games. Most of the new Yo-kai are also really well designed and named. It's just a fun game on a system that appears to be on it's last legs, but is going out with a bang. Yokai Watch 3 is a must by even if you haven't played the previous games, simply because all of it's content will engross you to play it. Full Review »