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Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Critics Consensus (Play It)

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.

Game Info

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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Total Reviews: 90

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38% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

90

Critic Reviews

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Average Critic Score

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

High Score

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Median Score

85%

Low Score

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What did you think of Pokémon Legends: Arceus?
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GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
January 26, 2022
8/10

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+)
January 26, 2022
4.5/5 stars

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)
January 26, 2022
8.8/10

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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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Kazumasa Iwao

PRODUCER(S):

Shigeru Ohmori, Akira Kinashi, Toyokazu Nonaka, Takanori Sowa, Kenji Endo

DESIGNER(S):

n/a

PROGRAMMER(S):

Kazuki Saita

ARTIST(S):

Suguru Nakatsui

WRITER(S):

Toshinobu Matsumiya

COMPOSER(S):

Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Hiromitsu Maeba

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