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Unicorn Overlord

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Unicorn Overlord is a resounding success in the tactical RPG genre. Its gorgeous visuals, addictive and deep gameplay loop, and innovative spin on classic mechanics make it a must-play for strategy game fans. While there are occasional critiques of a weaker story or repetitive elements, the vast majority of reviews glow with enthusiasm, suggesting Unicorn Overlord is a modern classic in the making and one of Vanillaware’s best titles.

Game Info

From the masterminds that brought 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and Odin Sphere, ATLUS x Vanillaware presents the rebirth of tactical fantasy RPG. Fight against fate and embark on a royal adventure to regain your reign alongside trustworthy allies. Unicorn Overlord combines the timeless tactical RPG genre with overworld exploration and innovative battle system for a unique epic fantasy experience in the iconic Vanillaware style. Traverse a vibrant world, assemble units and direct them into exquisitely animated battles. Perform heroic deeds and grow renown throughout the five nations. Cultivate a grand army with over 60 unique characters, from humans and elves to massive beasts and heavenly angels.

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63% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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Eric Zalewski (IGN)
Mar 7, 2024
9/10

Unicorn Overlord is a visual delight that’s brimming with creativity, and an absolute must-play for any fan of strategy RPGs.

Willa Rowe (Kotaku)
March 7, 2024
Recommended

This is not a game that is trying to be a narrative masterpiece; it is trying to be a mechanical marvel, and it accomplishes the latter in spades. The endlessly inventive and incredibly well-designed tactical systems at play in Unicorn Overlord make it a thrilling challenge to tackle. It isn’t just a game that longtime fans of Vanillaware should pay attention to, it’s for anybody wanting to play the next great tactics RPG. Unicorn Overlord is the game you’ve been waiting for.

Ollie Barder (Forbes)
March 8, 2024
9/10

Overall, Unicorn Overlord is one of the best tactical role-playing games I’ve played in a good while. The tactical complexity is also carefully introduced in a fairly gentle and intuitive way. With its wonderful visuals cementing this as a definitive game in the genre and one everyone should check out.

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Unicorn Overlord Credits

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DIRECTOR(S):

Takafumi Noma

PRODUCER(S):

Akiyasu Yamamoto

DESIGNER(S):

Wataru Nakanishi

PROGRAMMER(S):

Takafumi Noma

ARTIST(S):

Takafumi Noma, Masami Yanagi

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n/a

COMPOSER(S):

Mitsuhiro Kaneda

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