Square Enix Final Fantasy XV

Last updated date: June 26, 2019

DWYM Score
8.1

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Final Fantasy XV placed 7th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.1
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
1,799 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
There are some well-designed dungeons and missions in here too, even if some leave you wondering why Noctis doesn’t make more use of his Warp abilities to sneak past guards or get through chainlink fences and over walls. The set-piece fights and boss battles are often surprisingly strong, the monster hunts can be tense and exciting and only the bizarre, poorly-handed stealth and driving sections let the side down, though these are, at least, thankfully brief. And though the structure grows more linear as the game goes on, there’s a corresponding ramp-up with intensity, and you’ll still find moments of downtime where you’re free to explore.
- Trusted Reviews
January 24, 2018 | Full review
This game has impressive open-world that's equally beautiful and haunting.
- GameSpot
November 28, 2016 | Full review
Speaking of mass devastation, it wouldn’t be a Final Fantasy without Summon spells, and Final Fantasy XV’s are positively spectacular-looking.
- IGN
November 28, 2016 | Full review
What experts didn't like
No save points in some dungeons and not the most comprehensible or well-told story.
- Trusted Reviews
January 24, 2018 | Full review
Astrals are needlessly difficult to summon
- GameSpot
November 28, 2016 | Full review
It just comes with some changes and compromises that were, at times, difficult for this long-time Final Fantasy fan to come to grips with.
- IGN
November 28, 2016 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

"Get ready to be at the centre of the ultimate fantasy adventure. Enter the world of FINAL FANTASY XV, and experience epic action-packed battles along your journey of discovery. You are Noctis, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lucis, and your quest is to reclaim your homeland from the clutches of the imperial army. Joined by your closest friends, you will take the wheel and experience a voyage like no other, travelling through the breath-taking world of Eos encountering larger-than-life beasts and unforgiving enemies. You will learn to master the skills of weaponry and magic, channelling the power of your ancestors allowing you to effortlessly warp through the air in thrilling combat. Fresh faces and long-time fans, fulfil your destiny and experience a brand new kind of fantasy. Pre-order the Day One Edition to receive the exclusive FINAL FANTASY series weapon - the Masamune!"

Overall Product Rankings

1. Nintendo The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Sony God of War 4
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 11
3. XBOX ONE Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 9
4. PS4 Shadow of the Colossus
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 11
5. PS4 Tomb Raider
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
6. PS4 A Plague Tale: Innocence
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 11
7. Square Enix Final Fantasy XV
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 4
8. XBOX 360 Minecraft: Story Mode
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 6
9. PS4 Adam’s Venture Origin’s
Overall Score: 6.3
Expert Reviews: 9

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