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92

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Dec 18, 2020
    100
    This is the best RPG I've played this year, bar none, and as such I recommend it to anyone and everyone. The story sucks you in, the game looks beautiful and sounds amazing, and with hours and hours of content to go at, there isn't a mark against it. It’s a rare thing, but this is as close to a perfect game as you’re going to get.
  2. Dec 16, 2020
    100
    If you’ve managed to miss out on Dragon Quest XI so far, then this is surely the version of the game you should get. It’s a great RPG, packs a lot of content in to keep you busy throughout the holiday season, and the nifty 2D mode makes for a fun nostalgia trip to boot.
  3. Dec 9, 2020
    100
    Dragon Quest XI Definitive Edition makes one of the most joyous and downright wonderful gaming experiences of all time even better. It's a game unashamed to be a video game, and it's one that embraces its roots in a charming, beautiful way. It's unashamedly jolly and light, but most importantly, it's comforting.
  4. Dec 1, 2020
    95
    At least as regards the playful and narrative component, the re-edition for PC and home console of Dragon Quest XI S is confirmed as a product of impeccable quality. Being a port of the Switch version, the graphic compromises have remained almost unchanged, but this time the title compensates for its artistic shortcomings with a doubled frame rate, almost zero loading times and a resolution finally in 4k, which consequently guarantee very high performance level.
  5. Dec 1, 2020
    94
    Dragon Quest XI is the debut of the saga on Xbox, and does so in the best possible way. One of the best JRPGs of the last years arrives to Microsoft consoles with a Definitive Edition that suffers from some graphic problems but is still essential.
  6. Dec 1, 2020
    94
    The huge amount of features makes this game one of the most content-packed, varied, enjoyable RPGs ever... Although some technical issues are not as polished as we'd have desired.
  7. Jan 4, 2021
    93
    Regardless if you’re new to the series or a longtime fan, Dragon Quest XI is the perfect game to experience what Dragon Quest is all about. Not only is Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition one of the best JRPG’s you’ll find on Xbox, but it’s actually in my top 5 of all time. Easy enough for new fans to get into but enough optional challenge for those that crave it, this Definitive Edition really does live up to its name and is the version I wish I originally played two years ago.
  8. Dec 1, 2020
    93
    Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of a Lost Era is a real celebration of the Japanese role-playing game, an icon that brings together all those elements that can elevate it to the average quality, consecrating it as one of the best JRPGs ever, along with very few other exponents of the genre. Square-Enix perfects one of his most representative works, putting together an immense JRPG, rich of contents and with many, small filings that improve infinitely the fruition. Last but not least, compared to the eleventh standard episode, this special version also finds a shining technical aspect, thanks to a graphics rich of elements, with an exquisite design and a granitic frame-rate. An essential classic that has made and will make school.
  9. Dec 1, 2020
    90
    Thanks to modern hardware and quality of life improvements, this is one of the best Dragon Quest games to date that newcomers and veterans alike will enjoy immensely.
  10. Dec 1, 2020
    90
    This is the definitive Dragon Quest XI experience, and even people who played the original version of the game should check it out, as the new content and QoL improvements make the experience feel fresh again. Dragon Quest XI S is an updated version of one of the finest games of the previous generation.
  11. Dec 1, 2020
    90
    Dragon Quest XI S - Definitive Edition is a porting from Switch that trades a slight visual downgrade for a rich amount of added content.
  12. Dec 1, 2020
    90
    Dragon Quest XI Definitive Edition is still one of the best JRPG despite some minor issues due to the Switch porting on PS4 and Xbox.
  13. Dec 1, 2020
    90
    One of the best RPGs of the decade arrives on new platforms with the definitive edition. It keeps some of the technical sacrifices of the Switch version, but they can’t take away the greatness of this adventure.
  14. Dec 2, 2020
    85
    A brilliant JRPG, with a striking visual style, lots of extras and a compelling plot, even if it feels a bit too easy. Dragon Quest has finally arrived on Xbox, and it's definitely a worthwhile experience.
  15. Dec 4, 2020
    80
    True to its origins, Dragon Quest XI S is a success. We find the themes that are dear to Yuji Hori as well as the artistic direction that makes the charm of the series. Unassailable in its content, this ultimate edition does not revolutionize the formula but relies on solid mechanics. Purposely old-school but unmistakably fresh, this episode will convince fans of the genre and all those who like to revel in touching stories. However, it is totally incomprehensible that this version does not take advantage of the graphics of the original version.
  16. Dec 1, 2020
    80
    A great JRPG you should play if you would like to live a great and classic adventure. Unfortunately, this edition is a graphic port from Nintendo Switch, so it doesn't shine like the original release.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 141 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 141
  1. Feb 16, 2021
    9
    Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes Of An Elusive Age - Definitive Edition includes the critically acclaimed DRAGON QUEST XI, plus additional scenarios,Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes Of An Elusive Age - Definitive Edition includes the critically acclaimed DRAGON QUEST XI, plus additional scenarios, orchestral soundtrack, 2D mode and more! Whether you are a longtime fan or a new adventurer, this is the ultimate DQXI experience for sure. Something this arrangement has consistently had is its appeal to the players and fans of the franchise. Each character feels unique and memorable regardless of whether you remember their name, you will remember the character themselves as an independent and memorable persona. Pondering through your old neighborhood of Cobblestone, it fits the classic example of an traditional RPG. You aren’t anyone important by nature, and live in the classic quiet town, that until that harmony is disturbed by some incredible foe ready to destroy the universe appears, etc, etc, etc. While this beginning never surprises anyone it always has worked well for some of the best RPGs ever made. Winged serpent Quest XI has you play the part of an anonymous saint who is the overcomer of a malevolent assault on the realm of Dundrasil. You are only an infant right now – discovered coasting sluggishly down the waterway by a caring elderly person named Chalky. After a genuinely wonderful early life, you find – through a hazardous transitioning occasion, that you are the luminary. This is a title conceded to those picked by Yggdrasil, the world tree. Dragon Quest XI dominates when it comes to battling the evil doers, investigating prisons, and discovering all the spoils and treasure that awaits. It's a visual bouquet populated by a cast of bright beasts more engaging than its main characters of the story. Lopsided story beats and some disgusting pieces once in a while sluggish Dragon Quest down, however heavenly mechanics stay the center, making Echoes of an Elusive Age a top-level JRPG for the advanced age. If you are a fan there’s obviously no reason to doubt the greatness that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes Of An Elusive Age - Definitive Edition holds. If you haven’t yet enjoyed the series or maybe you did many years ago, this is the most definite time to re-visit or try the series for the 1st time. Newcomers will be pleased you don’t need to be a master of the lore to enjoy what’s awaiting. So what are you waiting for? But this masterpiece now on the Xbox games digital store now or pick up the hard copy ASAP at your local retail store. Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2020
    10
    Ein Traum von ein jrpg Charaktere sind liebevoll gestaltet worden und die witzigen Gegner auf der Landkarte.
  3. Dec 13, 2020
    10
    There probably isnt a single JRPG I cherish more than this game. It's absolute prefection for new and old fans of Dragon Quest. I can'tThere probably isnt a single JRPG I cherish more than this game. It's absolute prefection for new and old fans of Dragon Quest. I can't reccomend it enough. Full Review »