Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Switch

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Switch
Genre: ActionRPGJRPGOpen WorldSingle PlayerExclusive
Developer: Monolith Soft, Inc.
Content Rating: Teen


As the giant beasts march toward death, the last hope is a scavenger named Rex—and Pyra, a living weapon known as a Blade. Can you find the fabled paradise she calls home? Command a group of Blades and lead them to countless strategic victories before the world ends.
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Gaming Bolt


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a game that holds nothing back in everything it does. Its world is vast and beautiful, its story complex and layered, its combat intricate and addictive. It is a game that is wildly ambitious in more ways than one, and it is never afraid to work toward those lofty ambitious. Even though 2017 has been saturated by countless unforgettable milestone release, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 still manages to stand out as one of the best games of the year.

Shubhankar Parijat Dec 06, 2017

Game Revolution


I thought that Christmas came early this year for the Switch with the release of Super Mario Odyssey, but I was wrong. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an outstanding title to finish out the Switch's first year on the market, and it's a must-have title if you're a fan of RPGs and own the system.

Jason Faulkner Nov 30, 2017



It will be a tough pill to swallow for people who aren't accustomed to the typical cliches found in many Japanese RPGs, and its often clumsy nature keeps it from being the next groundbreaking Switch game, but Xenoblade 2 is worth pursuing if you've got enough patience to let it blossom.

Peter Brown Nov 30, 2017

Pure Nintendo


Despite all of its flaws, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is still a very enjoyable experience. The battle system is as fun as ever, and you will still get that satisfaction from mastering the system and taking down a tough foe. The team at Monolith Soft also stay in top form when it comes to integrating gameplay and world-building. That’s what makes it a shame that XC2’s world and characters are not as robust as in previous titles.

Matt Paxton Feb 12, 2018

Easy Allies

Ben Moore Dec 03, 2017

Dual Shockers


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is one of those RPGs that I didn’t want to end. Luckily, there is enough post-game content to satisfy players looking to sink hundreds of hours into more adventures with Rex and the party.

Azario Lopez Nov 30, 2017

Hardcore Gamer


Despite so many missteps, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 remains an enticing experience. It’s on the same level as the Tales of and Atelier series, and actually reminiscent of Dark Cloud in spots. Even with a phenomenal world, though, the story feels boilerplate and can be downright frustrating at times, having nonsensical, poorly-established events.

Adam Beck Dec 11, 2017



It’s been an extremely long time since I’ve played an RPG that’s scratched an adventure itch in a classic sense. Even the other two Chronicles games didn’t capture me the same way this one does. It could be the setup, the character, the world, or some odd combination of a world in the clouds, but regardless it works for me. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 feels like a classic RPG from days past, when the original PlayStation seemed to spew one out every other week, and that’s a good thing.

Justin Celani Dec 21, 2017

Game Informer


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a sprawling RPG with numerous interconnected pieces, so no part of the experience is isolated. It takes about 100 hours to finish, and not all of that time feels well spent, with bloated quests and repetitive combat.

Joe Juba Nov 30, 2017

Game Zone


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 doesn’t captivate like its predecessor namely due to a messy learning curve and a story that doesn’t quite draw you in as well. But from a JRPG standpoint, it’s still a win for series fans and Nintendo Switch owners.

Daniel R. Miller Jan 15, 2018

Attack of the Fanboy


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a delightful and fantastic JRPG experience. A long story full of adventure, character, charm, and whimsy will keep you playing for dozens of hours without breaking a sweat. The combat, like the story, takes a while to get going, but once it does its depth shines through, even if it can be a bit overly complex at times. Despite these small nitpicks, this is yet another amazing game for Nintendo Switch, cementing it as a true contender for best console on the market this year.

Kyle Hanson Nov 30, 2017



Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the Switch won't disappoint series fans, especially those that love the Wii original (or even experienced it on New 3DS). It's a new cast and world, with some fresh mechanics and ideas, but much is still familiar. The story has high points, the world and its varied Titan lands is intriguing, and it draws you in for many dozens of hours.

Thomas Whitehead Nov 30, 2017

Game Rant


As a standalone title in the Xenoblade series, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 gets a very high recommendation from us to both fans of the series and newbies alike—it’s the perfect game to sink way too much time into during the breaks of the holiday season.

Cody Gravelle Dec 08, 2017

Nintendo World Report


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is one of the finest JRPGs of the generation and perhaps of all time. The two or three complaints I have are nitpicks, the most significant of which likely won’t occur for players taking their time and enjoying the incredible world that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 creates.

John Rairdin Nov 30, 2017



Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a game that takes time to grow. People who are patient and invest in the characters, their growth, and the world will be rewarded with a story that eventually goes to some interesting places, people who will be ready to handle any challenge, and a place with lots of areas to uncover.

Jenni Lada Dec 05, 2017

Game Skinny


If you're an RPG enthusiast, an anime connoisseur, or a fan of the series, and you own a Nintendo Switch, you need this game in your library. There's a ton of value to be found here, both in the number of hours you'll get out of this title and in the deep RPG mechanics buried within. You won't regret picking up this gem of a game.

Autumn Fish Dec 07, 2017



Xenoblade Chronicles 2 applies an energetic signature and wax seal to a wonderful year for the Nintendo Switch, and for JRPGs in general. Between the amount of time it takes to get used to the game and getting through everything it has to offer, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a worthy investment for series fans and newcomers.

Nadia Oxford Nov 30, 2017



A wide-sweeping game with an ambitious story, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 offers up an intriguing world to explore. Unfortunately, confusing map markers and a padded-out combat system make actually exploring more of a chore than is necessary.

Emma Schaefer Nov 30, 2017



Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a phenomenal RPG. It’s a truly incredible piece of work that builds and expands on the series’ staples, while turning into a unique and heartfelt adventure all of its own.

Dominic Leighton Nov 30, 2017

Pocket Gamer


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a rough diamond that is both demanding and delightful, but one that raises the bar for portable RPGs higher than ever before.

Ray Willmott Dec 01, 2017



A huge game world, filled with secrets. Deep combat systems and customisation gives plenty for role-players to get their teeth into. Some great creature designs. The storytelling and dialogue is weak, and full of anime cliché. Hands-off combat often lacks impact, especially in minor fights. Overly complex interface and unhelpful tutorials.

GameCentral Nov 30, 2017

Game Reactor


With all this, you might think that navigating the world has evolved with this entry, but the truth is that XC2 is less ambitious in terms of scale than XCX was. Its world, split into titans, leaves behind the fully connected world of its predecessor, and even though it allows you to move freely throughout the titans, it doesn't feel as cohesive as Mira did before.

Juan A. Fonseca Nov 30, 2017

Nintendo Enthusiast


I didn’t always love these types of games. It took me five years for the first game to click with me. Now? I can tell that there is a certain magic here, the type that only comes from videogames. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is flawed, as tragically as the heroes and villains it portrays. But I’ve grown to love them, nonetheless. Maybe you will, too.

EvilTw1n Jan 16, 2018



No vamos a andarnos con rodeos: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 es un auténtico juegazo. Si te gustan los JRPG, se trata de una compra prácticamente imprescindible: una historia con ritmo y que engancha, un sistema de combate profundo y adictivo, un mundo bello y enorme por explorar, contenidos para dedicarle decenas de horas y un apartado audiovisual de primer nivel son sus principales virtudes, convirtiendo a lo nuevo de Monolith Soft, sin duda, en uno de los mejores exponentes que ha dado el género en años y en el broche de oro perfecto para cerrar este genial 2017.

Carlos Leiva Nov 30, 2017



Obviamente el juego no está exento de fallas pero la gran y amplia mayoría de ellas (sobre todo las gráficas) derivan de las propias limitantes técnicas de la consola que, de por sí, demuestra su enorme potencial con un juego tan grande como lo es éste.Asimismo y lo que lo detiene de ser perfecto es su propia naturaleza; por más que me haya fascinado, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 es un JRPG complejo, profundo y para nada amigable con los primerizos (o hasta los más experimentados).

Mike Reyes Dec 05, 2017

3D Juegos


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 es una bestia como videojuego, con entornos épicos, una historia emotiva, personajes carismáticos, belleza audiovisual y una tremenda complejidad J-RPG.

Jesús Bella Nov 30, 2017



Tan anticuado y rígido como es en muchos momentos, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 también consigue ofrecer algunas sensaciones formidables y muy contemporáneas, partiendo de lo clásico para buscarle nuevas posibilidades.

chiconuclear Nov 30, 2017

Level Up


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 es, definitivamente, el mejor juego para cerrar uno de los años más memorables de los videojuegos contemporáneos y otra razón para comprar un Switch... si no lo has hecho.

Juan Emilio Reyes Dec 08, 2017



En contrapartida, estamos ante un juego que tiene contenido para aburrir y centenares de horas de diversión por delante. Una banda sonora de una calidad incontestable remata un excelente trabajo. Si, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 es uno de los grandes del año y un imprescindible de Nintendo Switch.




Die Inszenierung ist mit ihrem kindlichen Charme natürlich mehr Ni No Kuni als Shin Megami, aber die gemächlich beginnende und dann immer stärker Fahrt aufnehmende Story fesselt einen bis zum Ende an den Bildschirm, während die Aufgaben gut verzahnt, die Kämpfe herrlich dynamisch, die Hege und Pflege der Charaktere enorm motivierend und der Soundtrack einfach grandios sind. Chapeau!

Jens Bischoff Dec 08, 2017



Xenoblade Chronicles 2 est un jeu qui va diviser. S’il possède certaines qualités dignes d’un chef-d’oeuvre du genre, ses défauts posent de vrais problèmes qui ne peuvent pas être ignorés.

Anagund Nov 30, 2017

Game Kult


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 n'est pas un mauvais jeu, il se joue simplement assez mal de vous et s'applique à vous faire perdre un temps précieux.

boulapoire Dec 02, 2017



Xenoblade Chronicles 2 rehausse la saga dans tous les domaines, à commencer par la mise en scène, quitte à forcer le trait jusqu'à la caricature afin de mieux masquer la gravité du propos sous-jacent. Idem pour le monde a priori moins étalé qui se déploie majestueusement sur le plan vertical, son architecture densifiée rendant l'exploration encore plus exaltante, à grand renfort d'envolées symphoniques.

Yann Bernard Nov 30, 2017



Une bonne nouvelle compte tenu que l'aventure prend environ 80 heures pour être bouclée, voire plus si vous souhaitez terminer chaque quête annexe et explorer les moindres recoins de chaque Titan d'Alrest. De plus, des DLC étant prévus, le jeu ne devrait pas prendre la poussière avant un bon moment.

Damien Greffet Dec 05, 2017



Com uma incrível banda sonora e um mundo enorme e variado, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 é um JRPG de grande qualidade e que vai agradar aos fãs do género. Tendo isto em conta, o início lento e combates demorados, juntamente com a má interface e explicações tornam difícil de o recomendar a qualquer outro público e de o considerar um jogo de excelência, ficando a esperança que seja trabalhado no futuro através de atualizações.

Manuel Morais Dec 16, 2017



A saga Xenoblade tornou-se num caso sério, se é que ainda restassem dúvidas. Trata-se de um JRPG de excelência, uma jornada épica e emotiva que agarra os jogadores aos Joy-Con da Nintendo Switch. Com conteúdo para centenas de horas de diversão, um sistema de combate sublime, uma estética deslumbrante e uma banda sonora emotiva, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 chega no primeiro ano de Switch, mas veio para ficar.

Pedro Ferreira Jan 19, 2018

Spazio Games


Giochi come Xenoblade Chronicles 2 non ne fanno più, ahinoi, e per questo l'incredibile viaggio di Rex e Pyra alla ricerca di Elysium va assaporato fino in fondo, senza fretta, immergendosi completamente nelle lande di Alrest e nelle incredibili atmosfere di gioco.

Gianluca Arena Nov 30, 2017



Xenoblade Chronicles 2 non delude le aspettative: dotato di una longevità mastodontica, caratterizzato da un mondo vivo e affascinante e condotto sulle ali di una narrazione dai toni favolistici eppure esaltanti, l'ultimo nato in casa Monolith Soft è un JRPG imperdibile.

Biagio Etna Nov 30, 2017



Xenoblade Chronicles 2 — игра не плохая сама по себе, но это колоссальный шаг назад от JRPG, которая была практически идеальной. Это огромное разочарование. Рекомендовать XC2 я могу лишь в двух случаях: если вы уже прошли XC1 и XCX, и вам очень хочется добавки, или если у вас есть Switch и сильное желание поиграть в огромных размеров JRPG.

Сергей Цилюрик Dec 31, 2017



Xenoblade Chronicles 2 vult op uitstekende wijze een categorie die we nog te weinig op de Switch hebben. De JRPG kent een fantastisch, uitgebreid combat-systeem en een grote, belonende wereld om te verkennen. Het verhaal is sterk, al duurt het even voor het op gang is, maar wordt vooral gedragen door de geweldige personages en uitstekende voice actors. Op een wat rommelig navigatiesysteem en aantal eigenaardige bazen na is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 een geweldige JRPG en één die je een lange tijd aan Nintendo’s hybride console gekluisterd houdt.

Sander Noordijk Nov 30, 2017



Dit weegt absoluut niet op tegen de vele uren soepele gameplay die de game je biedt in de meest diverse omgevingen. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is als een regenboog in de wolken; de game is geweldig, maar de Switch houdt je soms wat tegen.

Theo Weber Nov 30, 2017