Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 8 out of 8
  1. Nov 15, 2020
    48
    XIII Remake could've been a nice way to relive a classic FPS tale, but it's filled with too many bugs, glitches and technical issues. Maybe with future patches it can overcome its problems but right now you're just better off playing the original instead: it's cheap and it's still the best way to experience XIII.
  2. Nov 19, 2020
    39
    One tiny step forward and three huge leaps backwards. Some minor modern improvements fail to mask the failures of this remake. If you want the best experience, the 2003 original is the definitive edition.
  3. Nov 13, 2020
    35
    This remake is more or less a disaster. Behind the crisp comic visuals mechanically almost nothing is left of what made this game a diamond in the rough back in the days.
  4. Nov 30, 2020
    30
    With the brilliant heights that remakes of Resident Evil 2, for example, achieved last year, it felt inevitable that a remake like XIII would stand as the exact opposite result in that regard. Whether or not you’re the type to maybe excuse some of the failings as unanswerable solutions to an aged approach to game design, it doesn’t take away from just how little care and effort PlayMagic have placed in the other departments. Enemy intelligence that’s practically non-existent, an overuse on what seems like a meager, hurriedly-compiled assembly of audio and visual assets. On top of a gunplay premise that looks, sounds and feels objectively worse than that of the 2003 Gamecube original. 2020’s XIII is a broken, buggy and boring rendition of a game long-time fans deserve a better interpretation of.
  5. Nov 18, 2020
    30
    XIII makes a return as a remake of the 2003 original. It's a game that should have stayed in the past where it belonged. The bottom line is that this remake isn’t a very good experience.
  6. Nov 14, 2020
    30
    Difficult to recommend.
  7. Nov 12, 2020
    30
    As it feels older than the original, except for its visuals, and is full of bugs and glitches, this new version of XIII will not be fondly remembered.
  8. Mar 1, 2021
    13
    It takes a special talent to create a remake which is much worse than a game released 17 years ago.
User Score
2.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 20 out of 25
  1. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    This is how you remake a game, not this bs remake that they did with demon souls.
  2. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    Amazing remake of true classic. Art style, music, voice acting, everything is just great.
  3. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    Just came here to say, here's my positive review for this amazing game.........