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  • Summary: You can meet and recruit Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place…and uncover your true purpose along the way.

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    You can meet and recruit Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place…and uncover your true purpose along the way.

    As you recruit Pokémon, these trusty teammates will need somewhere to stay, so build camps to house, manage, and strengthen your Pokémon friends. Think hard about who is right for the job and how to approach each mysterious dungeon as you prepare a rescue team. You’ll move a single square at a time or use Auto mode to speed up movement until you engage other Pokémon in turn-based battles—but don’t forget about Pokémon strengths and weaknesses! This version adds gorgeous watercolor-inspired graphics, and more! Get comfortable in being a Pokémon, there’s a lot of work to do.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 74
  2. Negative: 5 out of 74
  1. Mar 19, 2020
    90
    In truth, it's a game that feels endless despite its relatively short core content.
  2. Mar 4, 2020
    80
    Pokémon Mistery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX brings back the dungeon-crawler, roguelike type of gameplay of this series, with a new and charming presentation and lost of improvements, although some of the biggest problems of the original game remains. If you've didn't play the original, this a great chance to do it.
  3. Mar 15, 2020
    80
    Is it still repetitive and dated in some ways? Yes. Is it still charming, addictive, and fun? Heck yes. And with the new art style and improved soundtrack, this game, while not the best Pokemon game out there, still shines.
  4. 70
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX is an entertaining and quirky adventure that serves well to fill a gap between the next major title release – with revamped and vibrant visuals that accompany a different take on a Pokemon game. With accessibility for both newcomers and experienced players alike, the game keeps it simple but plays well, although the gameplay may leave you wanting more or have you preferring to play in shorter sessions.
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Apr 8, 2020
    66
    Introduction of autoexplore mode shows that even developers realize there's something fundamentally wrong with the formula, but instead of making real improvements, they just duct tape it and call it a day. [Issue#244, p.62]
  6. Apr 4, 2020
    60
    If you've burned out on Pokemon Sword and Shield and are looking for a not-too-challenging experience to help get through self-isolation and social distancing, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team GX might be the sort of game you need.
  7. 40
    A thoroughly uninteresting roguelike that undermines the most compelling elements of both the genre and the Pokémon universe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 103
  2. Negative: 6 out of 103
  1. SSZ
    Mar 6, 2020
    10
    This game is fantastic, the story is great, the music is incredible and I loved the gameplay.
  2. Mar 17, 2020
    10
    Playing the Original was such a fun game and getting back into the series was something that makes me really excited! The Story is still asPlaying the Original was such a fun game and getting back into the series was something that makes me really excited! The Story is still as great as ever, the gameplay still has that fun hardworking run of traveling through dungeons to complete missions or reach the end, collect items & level up or to find Pokemon to befriend and join your team. Although the addition of a auto mode i thought wasn’t needed since it made traveling through dungeons to get items and stairs too easy. However the best thing i enjoyed about this remake was the style of the game’s graphic! The Canvas Paint style of the world and the Pokémon are just beautiful, while i do love the original style of the animated sprite style in a pixelated world, this definitely has made the game really much more great to just watch and play! Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2020
    10
    Faithful remake of a brilliant game. Love the new art style, though I do miss the old friend areas.
  4. Aug 21, 2020
    9
    very good and fun i think it’s a bit overpriced so i’m knocking it down a number but other then that it’s a very fun game that I wouldvery good and fun i think it’s a bit overpriced so i’m knocking it down a number but other then that it’s a very fun game that I would definitely recommend Expand
  5. Mar 6, 2020
    9
    Pros
    -Good Nostalgia trip, just as fun as the old game
    -Great art work and graphic -All the hand holding options that people are
    Pros
    -Good Nostalgia trip, just as fun as the old game
    -Great art work and graphic
    -All the hand holding options that people are complaining about aren't forced down your throat like other Pokemon games, they are optional.

    Cons
    -60 dollar game, its worth it, but that's still a steep price for some.
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  6. Apr 8, 2020
    9
    A really good remake of a really good game. Perfect for playing during your mandated zoom meetings if that;s what you're looking for as theA really good remake of a really good game. Perfect for playing during your mandated zoom meetings if that;s what you're looking for as the auto mode means most of the time u can just spam A and get away with playing. Otherwise it's still a great game for casual play. New features improve on the past game and I highly recommend it for something to just do in the background. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2021
    0
    Very sad, not playable without friends (as a casual gamer it’s sometimes hard to win a dungeon)
    Always the same gameplay, nearly no variation.

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