Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Image
Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 1618 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Endwalker is the fourth expansion pack for FINAL FANTASY XIV Online. Experience the climax of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story, and encounter an even greater calamity than ever before as you travel to the far reaches of Hydaelyn and even to the moon.

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Final Fantasy XIV - PS5 Update Performance And Loading Screen Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jan 14, 2022
    100
    Endwalker is not the end, but it is very definitely an end. In the game, it is the end of the tale of Hydaelyn and Zodiark, the Ascians, and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn who rose to challenge them. In our universe, it is the end of the second era of Final Fantasy XIV, a midnight that transitions into a bright and new day for the players and developers, in which anything could happen. But for now, the clock is still striking twelve, and I’m absolutely thrilled to see what will happen at 12:01.
  2. Dec 22, 2021
    100
    Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker caps off a lengthy story arc in the best way possible. The main quest has tons of unexpected twists and turns with satisfying payoff for fans both new and old. Sage and Reaper are a ton of fun to play and the new dungeons and trials will put your skills to the test. If you’re not already playing, you should be.
  3. Feb 9, 2022
    95
    FFXIV is currently the best MMORPG available. The main reason is because it’s RPG first, MMO second. The story isn’t just an afterthought, but an integral part of the experience, and everything else revolves around the tale of the Warrior of Light. It’s logical, well-planned, and presented with great, voiced (or not) cut-scenes.
  4. Dec 15, 2021
    90
    An expansion that's better than it has any right to be, Endwalker succeeds at wrapping up a decade-long story arc providing a satisfying send-off for players.
  5. Jan 19, 2022
    90
    Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is a fantastic expansion that pays homage to the series' legacy and is a beautiful send-off to a ten-year-long story arc. The plot me had engaged throughout its entirety, the characters are memorable, and the new dungeons and Trials are satisfying to conquer. While some Job changes could be improved with future patches, many of them are welcome additions to the game.
  6. Dec 21, 2021
    90
    Final Fantasy XIV's Endwalker expansion brings its longest story arc to a satisfying close and cements its place as one of the best Final Fantasy stories ever told.
  7. Dec 21, 2021
    80
    For all that Endwalker suffers from pacing issues and the sheer amount of plot lines it lobs at us, an earnestness carries the entire story. Endwalker is jubilant in its sincerity, and tender in the way it treats life and death, mankinds' inevitable failing and flaws. It doesn't shy away from grand proclamations that would come across as cheesy if it was any other game, with any other cast of characters. But because it's FFXIV and because the Scions are people who accompanied us through Ala Mhigo's revolution, averting the apocalypse on the First, and much more, Endwalker's loud and bold demands for hope, light, and love fall more on the endearing side rather than hamfisted sentimentality. Endwalker is a fitting, emotional conclusion to a years-long journey for us adventurers, and I can't wait to see what's next.

See all 30 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 539
  1. Dec 12, 2021
    10
    10/10 I'm 35 and have been playing FF for 20+ years. This is one of the best FF stories I've played. Bravo SE, Bravo.
  2. Dec 11, 2021
    10
    What a wonderful way to end the tale of Hydaelyn and Zodiark.
    The music is another masterpiece.
  3. Dec 8, 2021
    10
    The best expansion in a mmo with shadowbringers, I can not lower points for people who can not login is something that is solved with theThe best expansion in a mmo with shadowbringers, I can not lower points for people who can not login is something that is solved with the passing of days Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2022
    10
    While having some minor pacing stumbles, this game is a storytelling masterpiece—an unbelievably heartfelt conclusion to an epic journey. MadeWhile having some minor pacing stumbles, this game is a storytelling masterpiece—an unbelievably heartfelt conclusion to an epic journey. Made me feel in ways no other game has while bringing a fresh enough take on gameplay in an aging genre and some best in class boss fight experiences. Expand
  5. Dec 11, 2021
    10
    The one and only flaw I can give this expansion is that in order to fully enjoy it, you have to devout yourself to all the previous content toThe one and only flaw I can give this expansion is that in order to fully enjoy it, you have to devout yourself to all the previous content to grasp the story. Which while mostly great and some of the best story content I've seen in a game, can seem daunting to new people. This is the reward though, FFXIV: Endwalker is the greatest payoff for players who love their game. I would call it very fan servicey, but in a good way, because it has been earned and built upon the years of previous content. The music is S class work, the story twists and leads you on, the devs made smart use of in game functions and mechanics to be used as very well done story telling and immersion moments. While we only have access to a couple of "endgame" fights at the moment, they are pretty fun and unique, and there isn't much reason to doubt the raid tiers and other extreme encounters will falter thanks to the dev team's constant expanding of ideas on their encounter front. Class design is also very well done and realized. While a couple of classes seem a little left behind as is the usual with these types of games and MMOs, everyone is still viable, and some very needed reworks were handed out to the classes that really needed them for Summoner and Monk. If you like XIV already, then you will most likely love this expansion and don't need a review to tell you otherwise, but if you're an outsider looking in, there is a free trial and we would love to have you, and if you put in the time, you won't be disappointed. Expand
  6. Dec 9, 2021
    10
    In my opinion this expansion surpassed Shadowbringers. Best expansion so far.
    Story, music, duties, maps. Everything is just so good.
    Best
    In my opinion this expansion surpassed Shadowbringers. Best expansion so far.
    Story, music, duties, maps. Everything is just so good.
    Best Final Fantasy game ever.
    Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2022
    0
    Extremely bad launch with a rabid fanbase that will swallow anything
    Netcode is subpar by 2010 standards, let alone 2022, lack of
    Extremely bad launch with a rabid fanbase that will swallow anything
    Netcode is subpar by 2010 standards, let alone 2022, lack of antialiasing and just in general the jankiness of this game is abhorrent
    Expand

See all 539 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. The Best PC Games of 2021

    The Best PC Games of 2021 Image
    Published: January 3, 2022
    These are the highest-scoring computer games released in 2021, ranked by Metascore.