Xenoblade Chronicles 2

50 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Azario LopezNov 30, 2017
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.
James GalizioJan 18, 2018
Xenoblade 2 frustrates me because it is a great game that should have been an amazing one. I have some hope that as time goes on the developers will make changes that improve it for the better, but until then it’s only an RPG that I can recommend to those that are willing to give it the time and pace that it demands. It’s a disappointing follow-up to one of the best JRPGs of all time, but taken as its own beast Xenoblade 2 is a tale worth experiencing.
Shubhankar ParijatDec 06, 2017
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.
Adam BeckDec 11, 2017
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.
Cody GravelleDec 08, 2017
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.
Jenni LadaDec 05, 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.
Josh TorresNov 30, 2017
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an extraordinary game that stays true to the ideal, classic RPG experience. Monolith Soft has meticulously crafted a typical boy-meets-girl and save-the-world story into an endearing tale that feels fresh. The amount of thought and work put into the world of Alrest is jaw-dropping. It’s masterfully put together with incredible cutscenes, a charming cast, a thrilling battle system, and an exceptional soundtrack.
Nadia OxfordNov 30, 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.
Ben MooreDec 03, 2017
Thomas WhiteheadNov 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.
Peter BrownNov 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.
Emma SchaeferNov 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.
John RairdinNov 30, 2017
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.
Dave AubreyNov 30, 2017
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an essential JRPG for fans of the genre. If you own a Switch and have enjoyed JRPGs in the past, then you should get it, absolutely. In a year which had games like Tales of Berseria and Persona 5, it just might be the best JRPG of 2017, and that’s saying something.
Daniel R. MillerJan 15, 2018
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.
Alex SeedhouseNov 30, 2017
It’s clear that there has been no compromise in what Monolith Soft had envisioned for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and, given that we have had to wait for some time each generation, to have the chance to explore such a remarkable world so soon after the Nintendo Switch arrived is an opportunity not to be missed, and a cataclysmic close to the portable home console’s first calendar year. Sweepingly epic in every way imaginable, this grandiose adventure is quite simply an unforgettable experience. And, with that, the fate of Alrest is now in your hands.
Autumn FishDec 07, 2017
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.
James PaleyNov 30, 2017
I admit there was some dread. But the total package delivers such a compelling experience that those awful menus dwindle somewhat, dulled by the radiance that is the rest of the game. If you’re searching for the next big JRPG in your life, you can’t pass this one up. You may gnash your teeth and hang your head but Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will earn your love all the same.
Justin CelaniDec 21, 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.
Jason FaulknerNov 30, 2017
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.
Matt PaxtonFeb 12, 2018
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.
Joe JubaNov 30, 2017
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.
Kyle HansonNov 30, 2017
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.
Alex Luck-PowerNov 30, 2017
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the true successor to the original. Monolith has once again demonstrated how refining and innovating RPG elements in a world crafted with quality can continue to push the genre. Like previous entries, a potentially steep learning curve may put off some onlookers, but even the tutorials are welcoming and improved. Not to mention it has one of the greatest soundtracks out there. I would highly recommend this game to anyone regardless of whether they own a Switch or not.
Ray WillmottDec 01, 2017
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.
Juan A. FonsecaNov 30, 2017
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.
GameCentralNov 30, 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.
Mikhail MadnaniNov 30, 2017
It has been amazing seeing a new Xenoblade game return to a story focus after X. I’m more than up for alternate games like this. This could become like Forza where you have Motorsport and Horizon alternating with some fans playing either type while others enjoy both. The world here can get magical in a lot of places and any fan of JRPGs needs to buy this. While many people bought a Switch for Mario or Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is Monolith Soft’s magnum opus on the Switch. They proved us all wrong by releasing this in 2017.
Oscar TKDec 31, 2017
JRPGs are massive time sinks, with this one easily taking 80+ hours, but demanding many more to see all the wonders it has in store. As the first Switch exclusive JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2 sets a tremendously high bar for the genre, and shows just how great the console can be for the genre.
Dominic LeightonNov 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.
EvilTw1nJan 16, 2018
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.
Derek HeemsbergenDec 27, 2017
Xenoblade Chronicles 2's sluggish combat and adherence to low-brow, leery anime writing detracts from the joy to be found in exploring its magnificent world.
chiconuclearNov 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.
Jesús BellaNov 30, 2017
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 es una bestia como videojuego, con entornos épicos, una historia emotiva, personajes carismáticos, belleza audiovisual y una tremenda complejidad J-RPG.
Mike ReyesDec 05, 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).
Carlos LeivaNov 30, 2017
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.
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.
Juan Emilio ReyesDec 08, 2017
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.
Jens BischoffDec 08, 2017
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!
Yann BernardNov 30, 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.
AnagundNov 30, 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.
boulapoireDec 02, 2017
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.
Damien GreffetDec 05, 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.
Pedro FerreiraJan 19, 2018
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.
Manuel MoraisDec 16, 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.
Gianluca ArenaNov 30, 2017
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.
Biagio EtnaNov 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.
Сергей ЦилюрикDec 31, 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.
Sander NoordijkNov 30, 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.
Theo WeberNov 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.