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Pokémon Legends: Arceus

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Total Reviews: 90
VSG Recommendation: Play It
Critics Consensus: Don’t discount Arceus because of how it looks, this is the shakeup the Pokémon franchise needed. One of the best Pokémon games in years.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
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Critic Reviews: 90
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 90

Don't discount Arceus because of how it looks, this is the shakeup the Pokémon franchise needed. One of the best Pokémon games in years.

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Critic Reviews for Pokémon Legends: Arceus

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High Score - 100/100
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Average Score - 93/100
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Low Score - 50/100
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38% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

8/10
GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

There’s still a lot of room for improvement but this is easily the best Pokémon game for several years and a positive new direction that the mainline games would be wise to follow.

January 26, 2022 |

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a refreshing take on the Pokemon formula, stripping back the game to focus on the titular creatures with such great success. It’s just let down by the graphics.

January 26, 2022 |
4.5/5 stars
Sam Loveridge (GamesRadar+)
8.8/10
Brian Shea (Game Informer)

Pokémon Legends: Arceus charts an exciting new direction for the series, while still maintaining many of the core tenants that made Game Freak’s franchise so beloved in the first place.

January 26, 2022 |

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

8/10 - (Read Review)

There’s still a lot of room for improvement but this is easily the best Pokémon game for several years and a positive new direction that the mainline games would be wise to follow.

Sam Loveridge (GamesRadar+)

4.5/5 stars - (Read Review)

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a refreshing take on the Pokemon formula, stripping back the game to focus on the titular creatures with such great success. It’s just let down by the graphics.

Brian Shea (Game Informer)

8.8/10 - (Read Review)

Pokémon Legends: Arceus charts an exciting new direction for the series, while still maintaining many of the core tenants that made Game Freak’s franchise so beloved in the first place.

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The Pokémon Legends: Arceus game honors past Pokémon games’ core gameplay while infusing new action and RPG elements. You’ll need to catch, survey, and research wild Pokémon in a long-gone era of the Sinnoh region to create and complete the region’s first Pokédex.

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