Final Fantasy 16 Review Roundup

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Final Fantasy 16 Review Roundup

Final Fantasy 16 reviews have been put online, revealing how the game managed to convince critics who decided to award Square Enix's latest work with very high marks. This is certainly not a novelty, as already from the trailers published by the same software house over time and then with the release of the demo, many had already gone too far saying that the game would be a “masterpiece”. As of this writing, the score on Metacritic is 88 based on 63 overall reviews. The game will officially release tomorrow and will be available exclusively on PlayStation 5 for $69.99. If you are interested in buying the game but you are still hesitant, in this Final Fantasy 16 review roundup article, we have decided to include reviews from some of the major specialized publications in the sector.

Dexerto – 5/5

“With a cast of characters that are easy to invest in, a story that pays off the promise of its impossible scale, and one of the best action combat systems ever committed to disk, Final Fantasy XVI is a game that you owe it to yourself to indulge in.” – Patrick Dane [Read full review]

Screen Rant – 5/5

“With an incredible score, an enthralling story, and an eccentric and electric gameplay approach, Final Fantasy 16 is, quite simply, a modern masterpiece.” – Cody Gravelle [Read full review]

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GGRecon – 4.5/5

“Despite the weight of expectations from a series full of gaming hallmarks, Final Fantasy 16 stands tall as an outstanding experience that you won't want to miss out on.” – Harry Boulton [Read full review]

PlayStation Universe – 9.5/10

“Very little gets in the way of the success that Final Fantasy XVI creates. The strength of combat on top of a compelling, deep narrative steal the show. Despite little need for world exploration and the occasional lower resolution texture, Final Fantasy XVI stats true to the namesake while forging its own path forward.” – Timothy Nuses [Read full review]

IGN – 9/10

“Featuring fast, reflex driven, action heavy combat, Final Fantasy 16 is certainly a departure from what fans may expect out of a Final Fantasy game, but its excellent story, characters, and world building are right up there with the best the series has to offer, and the innovative Active Time Lore feature should set a new standard for how lengthy, story-heavy games keep players invested in its world.” – Mitchell Saltzman [Read full review]

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GameSpot – 9/10

“FFXVI is a bold shift in both gameplay and narrative, yet captures the Final Fantasy magic in stunning fashion, earning a place within the pantheon of incredible entries in the beloved franchise.” – Michael Higham [Read full review]

GamesRadar+ – 4.5/10

“It's the kind of gamble that Final Fantasy has happily made in the past so that the series may reinvent itself to execute the type of story its creatives want to tell. Time will tell if Final Fantasy 16 pays off, but history certainly supports it.” – Iain Harris [Read full review]

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Push Square – 9/10

“At its best, Final Fantasy 16 is a jaw-dropping epic of rarely seen proportions. It's pretty much the pinnacle of cinematic spectacle in modern games, and its often gripping, emotional story is only matched by its fantastic combat system. While its overall quality does dip outside of the main plot, this is still a must-play action RPG, and the best single-player Final Fantasy in over a decade.” – Robert Ramsey [Read full review]

Game Informer – 8.5/10

“When I look back at my time with Clive, his friends, his enemies, and Valisthea, it’s those highs that I vividly remember. FFXVI is very different from its predecessors, but in many ways, very familiar; And it’s still a Final Fantasy, through and through, reminding me why I love this series so much.” – Wesley LeBlanc [Read full review]

VG247 – 4/5

“But it’s not that simple. It never is. In FF16, Clive, Cid, and the others ultimately derive their power from the same mysterious origins as the crystals themselves. To complete their objective, they need the very thing they seek to destroy. And so too does FF16 need that history, those traditions, leveraging some even as it drives a dagger through others. That is the duality of the game. A dichotomy at the heart of its structure, its triumphs, and its failures alike. It’s a fascinating piece of work, a wholly imperfect but nevertheless enthralling experience.” – Alex Donaldson [Read full review]

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Final Fantasy 16 Review Roundup
Diana D'Estefano
Diana has been a huge fan of video games since she was a child. She started her "career" with Nintendo and then moved on to other platforms as well. Although she is a big fan of horror games, she plays almost all genres fearlessly. She writes news, reviews, guides, and features about both AAA and indie games.