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  • Summary: Inazuma Eleven is a sports game for the Nintendo DS that combines football, RPG elements, strategy and plenty of action!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It's nothing short of an ingenious set-up and, while there's the odd glitch, in general matches are fast-paced and exciting.
  2. Games Master UK
    Sep 25, 2011
    80
    Even if football doesn't appeal, there's still a solid RPG experience to be had. [Nov 2011, p.95]
  3. Aug 12, 2012
    80
    Be sure to check out Inazuma Eleven and hope that it sells well enough to get the superior sequel also localised.
  4. Aug 25, 2011
    75
    A lively, imaginative and fun RPG, with a football element charmingly blended in. And while some may wince at the unbearably chipper voice acting, there is considerable depth and human drama hidden behind its boyish enthusiasm.
  5. Aug 25, 2011
    71
    The game's a solid and fun addition to the DS's heaving RPG roster, although it never quite sparks into life like you hope it will and feels a bit young at times.
  6. Sep 7, 2011
    70
    Inazuma Eleven is an intriguing blend of RPG and soccer that works on so many levels, though the occasional scripted match leaves us crying in the stands.
  7. Sep 2, 2011
    60
    Inazuma Eleven is a charming RPG with a lot going on, but it doesn't offer a great game of football.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 2, 2017
    9
    il primo capitolo di una saga formidabile.
    ha dato spunto ad un cartone animato di pregevolissima fattura innovando in maniera formidabile i
    il primo capitolo di una saga formidabile.
    ha dato spunto ad un cartone animato di pregevolissima fattura innovando in maniera formidabile i cartoni calcistici.
    Gioco quasi rivoluzionario su ds, con alcune pecche poi migliorate su inazuma eleven 2 voto 94/100.
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  2. Apr 25, 2018
    8
    A terrific blend of football, drama, RPG and magic. The matches are fast paced and watching players special moves is always a joy to watch.A terrific blend of football, drama, RPG and magic. The matches are fast paced and watching players special moves is always a joy to watch. Recruiting better players and sorting out your team to strengthen your play makes the game very interesting and the animated sequences are top notch. A great game from beginning to end, you owe it to yourself as an RPG fan to play the whole series. Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2019
    8
    Si no fuera por ser demasiado fácil de superar o por tener un final que ya hacía presagiar el principio de una saga larga, este primer InazumaSi no fuera por ser demasiado fácil de superar o por tener un final que ya hacía presagiar el principio de una saga larga, este primer Inazuma Eleven merecería una nota de sobresaliente.

    Lo mejor es la cantidad de opciones que tenemos para pasarnos la aventura. Dentro de nuestro equipo del Instituto Raimon podremos fichar nuevos jugadores aparte de los protagonistas principales, cambiar la alineación, mejorar las características de la plantilla, equiparles objetos, etc.

    Con su manual a todo color gordote y unas sensaciones de juego muy agradables, es una gran incorporación a la colección.
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  4. May 20, 2017
    8
    Un gran juego de fútbol con elementos de RPG. Me encanta es impresionante y muy adictivo. Es un gran digno juego de la serie animada. Le pongoUn gran juego de fútbol con elementos de RPG. Me encanta es impresionante y muy adictivo. Es un gran digno juego de la serie animada. Le pongo un 84/100 Expand
  5. Mar 5, 2020
    4
    It should be noted that, YES, the game is actually fun to play. The story is more approachable than typical weeaboo nonsense.
    BUT. I suggest,
    It should be noted that, YES, the game is actually fun to play. The story is more approachable than typical weeaboo nonsense.
    BUT. I suggest, that as a STERN warning.. if you find the control setup lacklustre and the first training match or two difficult, then you will NOT complete this game NOR enjoy it.

    The game is such that the first matches, and often ANY match is challenging to the point of making the rest of the game horrible.

    ITs a shame, too. Because none of it ADDS UP! Are you good at FIFA? Excellent.
    Are you good at JRPGs? Excellent.
    Do you think it'd make a cool crossover idea? IT DOES!
    ... but then you play the game, and it becomes very clear that standard tactics dont work. You will end up spamming the special moves. And that just isnt fun at all. Especially when you reach matches where its so incredibly unfair that no matter how many specials you spam, you still lost.

    The game is cheap. A waste of money. BUT. They get some of the sequels right!
    Either cheat past those matches to enjoy the story or move elsewhere. You'll thank me.
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#17 Most Discussed DS Game of 2011
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#17 Most Shared DS Game of 2011