Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
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  1. Sep 29, 2019
    70
    Old school to a fault, but fans of the series – and anyone else that appreciates its honest charms – will find much to love in this simplistic but heart-warming role-player.
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  1. Sep 26, 2019
    A suite of enhancements help bring the virtues of this staunchly traditional RPG into focus. [Eurogamer Recommended]
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 261 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 261
  1. Sep 27, 2019
    2
    The port suffers from an evident technical downgrade, longer loading times and especially on big screen the resolution looks milky. SomeThe port suffers from an evident technical downgrade, longer loading times and especially on big screen the resolution looks milky. Some performance dips , but rare
    The added quests are quite short and the 2D mode is just a gimmick.

    Barebone combat system which is inferior the other recent jrpg counterparts and uneven difficulty. Most time way too easy.
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  2. Sep 27, 2019
    10
    This game is at the peak of what a turn-based RPG can offer. Its story is expansive and engaging, the characters are vibrant, the OrchestralThis game is at the peak of what a turn-based RPG can offer. Its story is expansive and engaging, the characters are vibrant, the Orchestral soundtrack is outstanding and nothing feels unpolished in the definitive edtion. This truly is a masterpiece. The Dragon Quest games have been flying the flag for the genre for decades and I really hope the effort that has been put into this game translates to sales. Full Review »
  3. Sep 28, 2019
    7
    Pretty disappointed. Game isn't bad by any means, but overall it just feels 10 years older than it looks. Moving around and jumping feel superPretty disappointed. Game isn't bad by any means, but overall it just feels 10 years older than it looks. Moving around and jumping feel super awkward. And outside of the minimap, the game does a poor job clarifying which terrain is traversable. This gives that feeling old games had where invisible walls are around you all the time. They also tried to modernize the turn based battle system, but frankly the poor integration of movement just made it weird.

    Dragon Quest XI S has potential but they clearly should have spent more time polishing both the games and their ideas.
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