Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 45 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
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  1. Feb 19, 2018
    70
    Dragon Quest Builders is a charming game that is great on the go and provides a satisfying loop but is burdened by absolutely terrible combat mechanics.
  2. Feb 7, 2018
    70
    Beyond the obvious Minecraft inspiration, Dragon Quest Builders is based on a solid, subtly ironic narrative which creates not only reason for these building tasks, but also life into this 3D rendition of Alefgard. And it gets sharper on Nintendo Switch with the Great Sabrecub that literally cuts through the potentially more pixel arted Terra Incognita mode, even if such retro nostalgic additions can't counterbalance the limited sharing options and the lack of multi player, thus consolidating this fundamentally solitary experience as a whole.
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  1. Feb 9, 2018
    Dragon Quest Builders is less about creativity and more about strategy. It’s a hand-crafted, charming video game that starts off slowly but never stops feeling delightful.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 102 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 102
  2. Negative: 7 out of 102
  1. Feb 16, 2018
    10
    A very good game to play! The game offers a variety of different options to build. The graphic is cute and the NPC's are unique in its ownA very good game to play! The game offers a variety of different options to build. The graphic is cute and the NPC's are unique in its own way. With the new version on the switch, We are now able to play on the go and this game is pretty relaxing to play on public transport and such as it is very casual and easy.

    It allows you to do a lot of things and the features for building is just great. I would highly recommend this game to others.
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  2. Feb 13, 2018
    10
    I love this game so much. The building is fun and it has that Dragon Quest charm. The story and characters are interesting. The music isI love this game so much. The building is fun and it has that Dragon Quest charm. The story and characters are interesting. The music is fantastic, too. I'm addicted to it. I can't stop playing.

    Don't worry if you've never played a Dragon Quest game before. There are a few references to older games but the game's story stands on its own. You don't have to play any other game to be able to understand it.
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  3. Feb 9, 2018
    8
    great game for minecraft and dragon warrior fans.

    The only thing that really "hurts" the game overall is it's distinct lack of a
    great game for minecraft and dragon warrior fans.

    The only thing that really "hurts" the game overall is it's distinct lack of a multiplayer experience. However, for what it offers, its a great game to spend some time with, at home or on the go!
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