Game Title: Xenoblade Chronicles 3
- Nintendo Switch (July 29, 2022)
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - Announcement Trailer
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - Release Date Revealed
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - Overview Trailer
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - Direct Teaser Trailer
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct - Nintendo Switch
OpenCritic - 87% - 100% Recommended
Metacritic - 89/100
VGC - 5/5
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 continues Switch's incredible JRPG run with sweetness, sincerity and style.
Cerealkillerz - Nick Erlenhof - German - 9.1 / 10
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is imposing, takes itself seriously and is simply fun. The story stands on its own and is therefore also very suitable for newcomers. The characters grow on you and are surprisingly realistic. There are tons of activities and completionists will again have over 100 hours to look forward to. Everyone else will enjoy what might be the best role-playing game for the Switch this year.
ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer - 4 / 5
While I've joked while playing that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was a great series of cutscenes with some fighting in between, the game gets away with its glut of cutaways because the story is quite good. Sure, people can see some of the twists coming from a mile away, but the core mystery is so intriguing and weird that you really want to keep playing to figure out just what the heck is going on.
Console Creatures - Recommended
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 delivers one of the best games the series has ever offered to players and thrusts you into a volatile world paired filled with excellent writing and characters.
Dexerto - Lloyd Coombes - 8.5 / 10
Small foibles aside, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 might just be the Switch's prettiest and grandest game of 2022. With a deep combat system and surprisingly effective story, along with quality of life improvements over the prior game, it's a true spectacle whether you're playing in handheld mode or docked. It really is a must-buy for JRPG fans.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 4.5 / 5
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Enternity.gr - Pavlos Papapavlou - Greek - 7.5 / 10
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is easily one of the best JRPGs of 2022, even though it comes with some serious issues, which the hardware may be to blame for.
Eurogamer - Martin Robinson - Essential
Monolith Soft closes out its loosely connected trilogy of epic RPGs with its most adaptable, malleable and high-spirited adventure yet.
GameSpot - Jacob Dekker - 8 / 10
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is another heartfelt adventure paired with some of the best combat in the series.
IGN - Travis Northup - 8 / 10
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 can take some meandering detours across its massive 150-hour campaign, but great characters and addictive tactical combat make it all well worth the time.
Metro GameCentral - Michael Beckwith - 9 / 10
Another major success for Monolith Soft; Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a contender for the Nintendo Switch's best role-playing game and one of its most impressive technical achievements.
NintendoWorldReport - John Rairdin - 9 / 10
Regardless of how you came to Xenoblade, either through one of many incarnations of the original, or through its sequel, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 strives to satiate all audiences and it is largely successful in this endeavor while also presenting something entirely new. This is not just Xenoblade meets Xenoblade 2. In many ways it is greater than the sum of its parts and those parts already added up to quite a bit.
PCMag - Will Greenwald - 3.5 / 5
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a massive JRPG with a unique story and deep combat that's tempered by all-too-familiar gameplay mechanics.
RPG Site - Josh Torres, Adam Vitale - 10 / 10
Between an exceptionally well-written cast, a deeply satisfying combat system, and an amazing adventure that remarkably earns its very long run time, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a JRPG masterpiece.
Stevivor - Matt Gosper - 8 / 10
My time with Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was overwhelmingly positive. I've clocked a hundred hours at this stage, with the main story completed and PLENTY of side content still to go. If you want a big, meaty RPG to dedicate plenty of time, this game's the one. But remember, soldiers only have ten years on the battlefield – and you might need that whole decade to see everything Aionios has to offer.
The Independent - Jasper Pickering - 9 / 10
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the strongest entry into the series yet, while simultaneously managing to bridge the themes and mechanics of the first two games in a meaningful way. Even after the credits roll close to the 60-hour mark, each of the character's personal journeys are fulfilling and memorable, while contending with heavier subject matter than the series has been known for.
TrustedReviews - Ryan Jones - 4 / 5
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a great action RPG with an outstanding story. The characters are likeable with engaging arcs, while the cut scenes offer jaw-dropping spectacle.
Twinfinite - Omar Banat - 4.5 / 5
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Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 9.1 / 10
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 continues the series' grand-scale story-telling in a masterful way. With its endearing cast of characters, awe-inspiring sense of exploration, and a soundtrack that will blow you away, this is yet another top-notch offering from Monolith Soft.