Pokemon Omega Ruby for Nintendo 3DS
3DS

Pokemon Omega Ruby

Nov 21, 2014
8.93
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About this game

Developer: Game Freak
Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

In your adventure, you will meet Legendary Pokémon and battle against evil organizations intent on their own aims! Take a journey through the Hoenn region, where two large organizations with opposing aims are locked in struggle: Team Magma and Team Aqua. Team Magma wishes to expand the landmass in the Hoenn region, while Team Aqua seeks to raise the oceans. Their contrary purposes lead them to clash bitterly. In Pokémon Omega Ruby, Team Magma will seize more power to achieve its goals. Team Aqua plays the more prominent role in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. In both versions, you will find yourself drawn into the conflict.

Gamer Reviews

40246 Reviews
9.60
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Apr 14, 2021
WARNING
This review contains spoilers.

This game was one of the best games of the 3D Pokemon era. Although its the one I grew up with and first played, so I may be a bit biased...😅

Pros:

  • It had good graphics (for the time and console)
  • It really improved on Pokemon X and Y's system and feels like a successor to it.
  • It popularized the Mega Evolution mechanic
  • It had the same amazing story from the original Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, but with modern tweaks and improvements too.
  • It also incorporated parts of Pokemon Emerald's story too with an incredible post-game.
  • The amount of Pokemon to catch after the climax of the game is absurd! Especially the legendaries and mythicals.
  • Great variety of traversal options in-game.
  • Superb re-playability features (Battle Resort, Eon Flute, DexNav)

Cons:

  • The game can pressure the player to grind a lot of the times.
  • Some fan-favourite features from the original were not in the game (Battle Frontier).
  • The difficulty of the game, while not as easy as Pokemon X and Y, is still a bit too unchallenging for veterans.

However, this game was one of the many favourite games of 2000s & 2010s kids and still holds a place in their hearts. It is an absolute necessity for Poke-fans to own.

Apr 20, 2021

Honestly not only is the story great, the Pokémon's great, and even the megas are great, just the sheer uprising in the community was insane. Now I dont know if it was better than Pokemon X and Y, but Ik this was insane. Also getting shiny Pokémon's was so easy lmaooo...

Oct 13, 2020
always had love for pokemon i havent beat this one just yet but i should soon!
Nif

Nif

Sep 15, 2021
9.80
robiu013

robiu013

Jun 5, 2021
8.00
Xeno_Byleth

Xeno_Byleth

Apr 27, 2021
8.50
arturo lopez

arturo lopez

Mar 18, 2021
8.70
Andy

Andy

Mar 6, 2021
8.00

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

43 Reviews
8.26
Daniel BischoffNov 26, 2014
In all honesty, I would not buy either of these new Pokémon games given the fact that I’ve yet to finish the previous entries, but it’s impossible not to recommend them for kids or adults looking to push games for their children.
Bret PhippsNov 18, 2014
For the Murtaugh-esque Pokémon fans, the question of whether or not Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire are worth picking up boils down to when you last played Pokémon, and how enthusiastic you remain for the series. If you have a hankering for catching ‘em all, then you only have to answer the same question you did in 1996: red or blue?
Alex OlneyNov 18, 2014
Overall, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire seem very similar to Pokémon X & Y, as you might expect, but the story and the environments you encounter feel – despite the fact that they are remakes – very fresh and unique. They’re not an extensive upgrade from their other 3DS counterparts, but any Poké-fan who’s played one of the series remakes in the past knows that expecting an enormous upgrade is a fool’s errand.

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