Review

Review: Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the series’ best game in years

Game Freak has finally delivered the open-world adventure that so many fans have been asking for

Key Credits
Tsunekazu Ishihara (Executive producer), Suguru Nakatsui (World concept and design lead)
5 / 5
Review: Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the series’ best game in years

Pokémon Legends is the breath of fresh air the series has needed for so long. It may not have been apparent from the trailers, but this is one of the most entertaining, engaging and engrossing games in the entire history of the Pokémon series, and is highly recommended to both long-time fans and complete newcomers.

  • The new catching mechanics are brilliantly satisfying
  • Entirely designed with fast, streamlined gameplay in mind
  • The 'research' angle makes catching a more involved process
  • Pokémon have never had this much character before
  • While the frame rate is steady, scenery detail suffers as a result
5 / 5