Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
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  1. 100
    The remastered version of this delightful and heartwarming JRPG packs a colorful and heartfelt punch, one that's sure to charm even the most jaded of JRPG fans.
  2. Oct 7, 2019
    95
    The cost of admission is about four times what you might pay for a copy on the PS3, but obviously your mileage may vary. For those that missed NNK the first time around or maybe sold their copy with their PS3 over the years, the remaster makes a strong case for itself simply because the game is still great and time has not tained the experience.
  3. Sep 23, 2019
    94
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered proves that the time doesn’t affect to a quality title. Dynamic turn-based combats, strong plot, great anime design and exceptional BSO give form to one of the greatest JRPG ever. A must have game for every anime and/or RPG fan.
  4. Sep 16, 2019
    94
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will always be one of the best JRPGs ever. It perfectly combines a heartfelt story of a young lad on a mission with supremely enjoyable gameplay all set in a breathtaking world.
  5. Sep 20, 2019
    92
    The Remaster version and the port ran very solid while playing, which is why I recommend anyone who does not know Ni no Kuni, to watch the whole thing. You will not regret it.
  6. Oct 8, 2019
    90
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a prime example of “Old but Gold”! If you are a fan of JRPGs, you’ll spend hours enjoying it. Period.
  7. Sep 23, 2019
    90
    Gorgeous visuals, charming characters, and engaging story abound in this remaster. While changes are purely graphical in nature, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch certainly deserves a play for newcomers and veterans alike.
  8. Sep 17, 2019
    90
    6 years after its original release, Ni No Kuni Remastered is still a beautiful J-RPG with great music and a moving story, that looks incredible in 4K resolution.
  9. Sep 16, 2019
    90
    This remastered version preserves all the magic of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and delivers it to all PC and PS4 owners. A highly recommended experience.
  10. Sep 16, 2019
    90
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is a technically well made conversion, with which the original game returns to shine.
  11. Sep 16, 2019
    90
    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered makes sufficient improvements to the visuals, bringing the same incredible JRPG to PC and PS4 without leaving any detail behind.
  12. 90
    One of the most gorgeous and timeless JRPGs of the last decade has now been resurrected on PS4, and if you missed it the first time around you really have no excuse now. This is how you pay tribute to a classic.
  13. Sep 25, 2019
    89
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is not only one of the most beautiful JRPGs from this decade, but it's a one of a time experience. With this Remastered version, LEVEL 5 confirms the game as a unique experience for gamers, despite featuring only a few presentation improvements.
  14. Sep 24, 2019
    88
    Studio Ghibli and Level- 5 join forces again to deliver a remaster of a game that detaches magic and charisma at its artistic level and amply meets the requirements of the classic JRPG genre, giving rise an experience that, despite some small imperfections that prevent it from standing as a perfect videogame, it becomes a journey hard to forget.
  15. Oct 15, 2019
    85
    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a modern classic in all the right ways. A great story, beautiful music, great combat and wonderful characters make this a RPG everyone needs to play.
  16. Sep 23, 2019
    85
    I have a difficult time not recommending Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered as a whole.
  17. Sep 23, 2019
    85
    If you never got the chance to play this game in its initial release this is the best way to experience it. With improved frame rate and visuals, this wonderful fairy tale by Studio Ghibli and Level-5 is one of the most beautiful JRPG experiences you'll find in the modern era of gaming.
  18. Sep 18, 2019
    85
    Ni no Kuni hasn’t aged a bit. While PC and PS4 versions make the most of it visually, the Switch version looks fantastic. No matter what version you go for, Ni no Kuni is great.
  19. Sep 17, 2019
    85
    We would have liked more new content and a more affordable price tag, but this Remastered version of Ni No Kuni makes a timeless classic available in 4K and for a new generation of gamers.
  20. Sep 16, 2019
    85
    A solid, enthralling and artistically superb JRPG, as well as a clear example of how much the Japanese role-playing game still has much to say.
  21. Sep 20, 2019
    80
    One of the best Japanese role-players of the generation and a gloriously beautiful game by any standard, both visually and emotionally.
  22. Sep 19, 2019
    80
    While Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch remains intact, and thus only gains mobility on Nintendo Switch, the PS4 and PC versions reveal subtle visual details from this truly magical piece of art. A great, classic JRPG, in every sense of the words, hereby presented through its ultimate rendition.
  23. 80
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered doesn't reinvent the original, but that wasn't really needed anyway. What you get here is a visually enhanced port of what was already an amazing JRPG full of charm, wit, and character.
  24. Sep 16, 2019
    80
    Just as fantastic as it was upon its initial release. From its Ghibli-illustrated cutscenes, to its brilliant world and characters you can’t help but fall in love with, it remains one of the finest JRPGs of recent years.
  25. Sep 16, 2019
    80
    It’s fair to say that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch didn’t really need a remaster at all, but we won’t look a gift horse in the mouth, and choice is a good thing. It’s undoubtedly nice to have this standout last-generation title running so smoothly on PS4, and it’s just so tidy. After all, it’s also fair to say that this was and is a truly special game. Far more narratively focused than its sequel, this is a tentpole title for lovers of traditional Japanese role-playing games.
  26. 75
    I had fun with Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered, but I found myself knocking it down to easy so I could just hit things without thinking too hard, and going through the more compelling sights and sounds without having to dive into a bunch of clumsy systems I didn’t enjoy engaging with.
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  1. Sep 16, 2019
    Half a decade later, Ni no Kuni is still a must-play adventure for fans of JRPGs and Studio Ghibli films. That we get to play it once more without having to plug the PlayStation 3 in again is a treat in its own right, but seeing it remastered in 4K is simply magical.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 51
  2. Negative: 8 out of 51
  1. Sep 26, 2019
    7
    The game is a 10/10. The remaster is a 7/10. The improvements simply are not enough to warrant a re-purchase if you already own and haveThe game is a 10/10. The remaster is a 7/10. The improvements simply are not enough to warrant a re-purchase if you already own and have played the PS3 version. All you are getting is an improved resolution and 60 fps...both of which are nice but unneeded improvements for this type of game. (The PS3 version has a softer glow which many may actually find more aesthetically pleasing than the sharper PS4 version). What you are NOT getting is improved geometry (i.e. round things like mushrooms are still "hexagons"), additional familiars, improved controls, or additional modes. It is the exact same game as the PS3 version. I would only recommend this to people who do not have a PS3...otherwise just pick up a brand new PS3 copy for $16 on amazon. The PS4 version is currently $50...with minimal improvements. As a fan of the game I was disappointed with this remaster. Full Review »
  2. Sep 20, 2019
    10
    The best JRPG from the PS3 era is now available for the current generation, beautiful remastered and finally in 60 FPS (on PC and PS4) . IfThe best JRPG from the PS3 era is now available for the current generation, beautiful remastered and finally in 60 FPS (on PC and PS4) . If you have any love for JRPGs or Studio Ghibli Movies you should buy this Game Full Review »
  3. Oct 13, 2019
    9
    This is a lovely RPG with an enchanting world, likeable characters and beautiful design. The story is engaging all the way through, the combatThis is a lovely RPG with an enchanting world, likeable characters and beautiful design. The story is engaging all the way through, the combat feels quite unique and levelling up always feels satisfying. My only gripe is the excessive amount of grinding that needs to be done in order to complete the game in its entirety. Full Review »