Final Fantasy XV Image
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 109 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4661 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: FINAL FANTASY XV is a fantasy based on reality. Escaping the flames of war, Noctis, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lucis, embarks on an epic journey with his best friends through a world of larger-than-life beasts, amazing wonders to behold, and dungeons filled with danger in hopes ofFINAL FANTASY XV is a fantasy based on reality. Escaping the flames of war, Noctis, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lucis, embarks on an epic journey with his best friends through a world of larger-than-life beasts, amazing wonders to behold, and dungeons filled with danger in hopes of finding the strength to take back his homeland and end the battle. [Square-Enix] Expand
Buy Now
Buy on

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 15 Meets Tekken 7 With Noctis DLC - Official Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 109
  2. Negative: 0 out of 109
  1. 100
    This is one of my favourite games of the year and it's one I'd encourage any previous Final Fantasy fan to consider. Besides the brilliant nods to the series past — adorable retro touches like pixel art character menus and classic game soundtracks you can buy in servos and listen to in the Regalia — this is a game that's doing something new and great with what's come before. It's the fondest I've felt about the series since VIII.
  2. Nov 28, 2016
    90
    Final Fantasy XV hides a convoluted, 10 year-long development behind every corner and desperately struggles with its own identity. Fans of the franchise might find the new open world structure a bit disappointing especially because it hurts a narrative that finds some coherence in the second half of the game and goes straight to an emotional and very divisive ending.
  3. Dec 9, 2016
    90
    While it occasionally buckles under its own ambition and the game falters somewhat as the plot ramps up, overall Final Fantasy XV is a beautiful, exciting game that I dearly loved. It may not be the best game I've played this year, but it is almost certainly my favorite, and Square Enix has built an incredible, extremely unique open-world.
  4. Nov 28, 2016
    82
    There is so much good here, so much heart - especially in the relationships between Noctis and his sworn brothers. It just comes with some changes and compromises that were, at times, difficult for this long-time Final Fantasy fan to come to grips with.
  5. Dec 6, 2016
    80
    Final Fantasy XV is a unique offering, both for the franchise and RPGs in general. Placing the onus on the relationships of your party, rather than the narrative, has meant that this is a game that strikes not just an emotional chord, but a personal one. While Final Fantasy stalwarts will likely balk at the action-heavy combat, the spirit of the franchise remains, and is better served here than it has been in many years.
  6. Nov 30, 2016
    79
    This isn't probably the Final Fantasy you were expecting, nevertheless it's one worth your time. it is far from being a perfect game, mainly because of a terrible second half, but it succeeds where other Final Fantasy have failed: bringing the saga into the modern era.
  7. Jan 17, 2017
    59
    Final Fantasy XV is definitely a memorable tale told with impressive production values. However, it's plagued by gameplay that basically plays itself, insufferable wait times, and a story that fails to establish itself before thrusting you into its world.

See all 113 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Feb 22, 2021
    10
    As a fan of final fantasy, until today only FFVII AND FFXV have had my rating of 10. FFXV is one of the best games of the ps4 generation, theAs a fan of final fantasy, until today only FFVII AND FFXV have had my rating of 10. FFXV is one of the best games of the ps4 generation, the gameplay, graphics, music are great, what more can I say .. .. you have to play it.

    Story: 9
    Gameplay: 10
    Music: 10
    Visuals: 10

    Personal score: 10 A MASTER PIECE !!
    Expand
  2. Dec 5, 2016
    10
    For **** sake the negative reviewers just suck, this game is awesome, true it´s not perfect but has done a great advance in manyFor **** sake the negative reviewers just suck, this game is awesome, true it´s not perfect but has done a great advance in many characterisitcs since the aberration from XIII, the atmosphere its quite awesome, the characters are well developed making you feel that they really share goals, have a true partnership and care for one another (even though I would have like some more like in previous games) perhaps the combat may not be for everybody since its somewhat different than those die hard FF fans are acostumed to even though I´ve also played almost every FF game and quite enjoyed this combat system. For the game in general its true there are some gliches and bugs and perhaps there are some strange effects in animations (sometimes their hair seem quite shiny for example) but if you are going to make a big deal for these least reasons in specifict then you should have **** up many other games that have gliches that broked them or at the least made them annoying as **** (I was stuck in skyrim for hours since the ****ing dragons were spinning in a single point or never appeared). My last opinion would be that even though it has made many characteristics that were supposed to attract more new players to the franchise from occident iot still has a lot of appearance thata makes it look quite a lot like a japanese game even though a goal of this game was to attract non japanese players. To finish this if you read some negative reviews that peaople doesnt know anything between a 0 and a 10 since even though it may have many points that they didnt like and should be respected their opinions for that, it´s not a reaosn to **** down the score of game that bad since almost every single reviewer is their first and only one making me think they are just giving this game a bad reputation which hasnt been worth it yet even less since the upgrade of the animations, music, enviroment and chracter design since you could say its more realistic, heck even the clothes were purely desgined for the game since a fashion company was the one in charge of that aspect. Expand
  3. Nov 29, 2016
    10
    FINAL FANTASY XV is a game that has everything to make you happy. It has a open world, but also, has many linear moments due to story, and theFINAL FANTASY XV is a game that has everything to make you happy. It has a open world, but also, has many linear moments due to story, and the story is VERY good at all. Escaping the flames of war, Noctis epic journey with his best friends is very real and deep. The battle system is so good and the game has the best dungeons in all FF series. I loved Princess Luna, she is so cute and strong. Expand
  4. Mar 20, 2017
    8
    Final Fantasy XV is a weird title for me. It does SO many things wrong : Horrible UI, button mapping ( x is used to both take action and jump,Final Fantasy XV is a weird title for me. It does SO many things wrong : Horrible UI, button mapping ( x is used to both take action and jump, seriously??), mundane side quests and a story that you could see had so much depth and potential from previous trailers, but the developers did an incredibly poor job portraying it. And yet, it has some endearing qualities to it that made it one of my favorite games of last year. There is a certain charm around the characters and the world, the beautiful art direction and the music that still made go back. Final Fantasy XV is the best flawed game I have played in quite some time. Expand
  5. VTL
    Nov 17, 2019
    7
    Juego entretenido, pero corto para tratarse de un FF... en 40 horas lo tienes acabado y el 100% creo que en 60 tambíen... La historia muyJuego entretenido, pero corto para tratarse de un FF... en 40 horas lo tienes acabado y el 100% creo que en 60 tambíen... La historia muy plana... enemigos bastante flojos... el mundo plano y sin mucha cosa... los buenos tiempos de FF no acaban de volber Expand
  6. Apr 2, 2017
    5
    The first half of the game seemed very promising, but after finishing the game, i realized the early content was totally meaningless. Most ofThe first half of the game seemed very promising, but after finishing the game, i realized the early content was totally meaningless. Most of the people you help don't appear in the later chapters. So it has no impact on the story at all. Most of the quests consisted of fetching vegetables for people anyway. For all I know they were being auto-generated.

    The back half of the game was an unfinished mess that felt like a chore to get through. I could excuse some sloppy level design or short levels but the writing started falling apart too. Important story arcs were being resolved with a bit of dialog at the end of a fight. In one scene, an important antagonist switches to your side and then gets killed for it; all off-camera. You end up finding his body later on with a stack of correspondence explaining what happened. That is not how you tell a story,

    I feel like going open world was a mistake. They could have gone with a few detailed zones and focused on the story more. Making this a trans-media production was also a bad choice. To get the full story, you needed to watch a separate movie, a series of animated shorts and play another game. The full FFXV made almost no effort to fill in those blanks. People buy these games for the story and character development.
    Expand
  7. Sep 21, 2020
    0
    This is just the worst game I've ever played in my life. I love all previous final fantasies and I generally dig all kinds of RPGs and IThis is just the worst game I've ever played in my life. I love all previous final fantasies and I generally dig all kinds of RPGs and I really put an effort of about 20 hours before deciding life is too short to play such utter trash, bad characters, pathetic empty side quests, awful battle system, terrible progression, the worst backstory I could have possibly imagined.

    And what on earth are those loading times, holy moly, I'm shocked that some just go through with this, it's just unacceptable.
    Expand

See all 1177 User Reviews

Trailers

Related Articles

  1. Fall Games Preview: 20 Most-Anticipated Videogames

    Fall Games Preview: 20 Most-Anticipated Videogames Image
    Published: September 12, 2016
    We profile the most noteworthy videogames scheduled for release between now and the end of the year.
  2. Most Anticipated Video Games of 2016, Part 1: Sequels, Remakes and Adaptations

    Most Anticipated Video Games of 2016, Part 1: Sequels, Remakes and Adaptations Image
    Published: January 19, 2016
    Preview 25 notable videogame franchises returning with new titles in 2016, including Uncharted, Mass Effect, Dark Souls, Legend of Zelda, and more.
  3. Data Tracker: How Does "Final Fantasy XIII" Compare?

    Data Tracker: How Does
    Published: March 9, 2010
    The newest installment in the 23-year-old Final Fantasy franchise arrives in stores this week. How does it compare to past titles in the series?