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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Critics Consensus (Skip It)

Scarlet and Violet are good Pokémon games plagued by persistent technical problems and underwhelming visuals.

Game Info

The Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, the newest chapters in the Pokémon series, are coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. With these new titles, the Pokémon series takes a new evolutionary step, allowing you to explore freely in a richly expressed open world. Various towns blend seamlessly into the wilderness with no borders. You’ll be able to see the Pokémon of this region in the skies, in the seas, in the forests, on the streets—all over! You’ll be able to experience the true joy of the Pokémon series—battling against wild Pokémon in order to catch them—now in an open-world game that players of any age can enjoy.​

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Total Reviews: 33

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RATING & REVIEWS

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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

High Score

90%

Median Score

75%

Low Score

60%
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Brian Shea (Game Informer)
November 21, 2022
8.3/10

Despite technical shortcomings and some filler content, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are chock-full of meaningful additions to one of gaming’s most popular franchises. At worst, these games are steps towards the Pokémon games for which players have clamored, but more often, they serve as effective thesis statements for where the series goes from here. Either way, I can’t wait to see where Game Freak evolves the experience from this point.

Lottie Lynn (Eurogamer)
November 17, 2022
Not Recommended

An interesting reworking of the traditional Pokémon gameplay for an open-world setting brought low by its lifeless environments and graphics.

Joel Franey (GamesRadar+)
November 17, 2022
3/5 stars

The open world inherently changes so much for the series that it needed a total ground-up rethink of the mechanics.

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Shigeru Ohmori

PRODUCER(S):

Akira Kinashi, Toyokazu Nonaka, Takanori Sowa, Kenji Endo

DESIGNER(S):

Hiroyuki Tani

PROGRAMMER(S):

n/a

ARTIST(S):

Mana Ibe, Mari Shimazaki, James Turner

WRITER(S):

Ryota Muranaka

COMPOSER(S):

Minako Adachi, Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose, Hiromitsu Maeba, Teruo Taniguchi, Hitomi Sato, Toby Fox

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