Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. Feb 7, 2019
    90
    Tales of Vesperia stands as one of the best entries in the long-running franchise. Any issues I may have are minor compared to everything this game gets right. The Definitive Edition will be a treat for both returning players and newcomers alike.
  2. 90
    Ultimately, the question for many will be if Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is worth picking up even if players have experienced it before. The answer, at least in my eyes, is a resounding yes.
  3. 90
    Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition shows its age in some areas, but with its enjoyable characters, interesting story, beautiful aesthetic and fun combat, this is one game from 2008 that definitely still holds up in 2019.
  4. Jan 11, 2019
    90
    The best option to revisit -or experience for the first time- an excellent JRPG that today -and in this enhanced version with all the extra content that was never released in the West- feels as fresh as it did when it was originally released.
  5. 90
    For a ten year old game, nothing about Tales of Vesperia feels like it doesn't belong today. The Tales series might be one of the most traditional JRPG properties out there, but when the core is this good, innovation isn't needed.
  6. Jan 9, 2019
    90
    Boasting the best script, best overworld, and best pacing the series has ever seen, Tales of Vesperia stands out as the single strongest entry in the franchise. Though later entries do feature stronger casts and gameplay mechanics, this is not lacking in either department. The members of Brave Vesperia all share an excellent amount of chemistry with one another, and the combat, while comparatively simple, actually thrives in how easy to pick up but difficult to master it can be.
  7. Jan 25, 2019
    87
    As brilliant as ever. A great anime RPG that age extremely well, while being enhanced with more facets.
  8. Jan 21, 2019
    85
    Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition lives up to its namesake, delivering new content previously exclusive to Japan and updated visuals that enhance an already gorgeous aesthetic. The fantastic cast of characters, breathtaking world, and amazing combat elevate Vesperia to the highest point of the Tales series. This is the perfect opportunity for veterans to rediscover their love of this great RPG, as well as the best way for newcomers to experience an incredible game that still holds its own.
  9. Jan 9, 2019
    85
    Tales of Vesperia grabbed me.
  10. Jan 9, 2019
    85
    Shades and polygonal models will also feel the weight of the years, but the anime-style graphic compartment and the presence of the original dubbing make it a must for any JRPG admirer.
  11. Jan 9, 2019
    85
    Tales of Vesperia is now 10 years old and clearly outdated in some aspects but the stellar cast, simple combat mechanics and charming cel shading eventually win you over.
  12. 85
    Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition has everything an RPG fan could want: engaging combat, fun tactics, and a stellar narrative. What puts Vesperia above the rest of the franchise, however, is how accessible it is to everyone. It has clear signs of age, but within Vesperia beats the heart of a classic that everyone should experience.
  13. Jan 9, 2019
    84
    Tales of Vesperia returns to show why it was one of the best RPGs of the past generation. We will enjoy an excellent story, with great characters, in what will be a very entertaining trip.
  14. 81
    Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a polished version of an already great JRPG, and it also includes a bunch new contents that will please both the fans and those who approach this game for the first time.
  15. Mar 17, 2019
    80
    Despite a ton of cliches, the story, the characters and the world of Tales of Vesperia have stood the test of time. The narrative is single, but well-structured and at times riveting, which means a lot in a JRPG.
  16. Feb 13, 2019
    80
    For all the missed opportunities, Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition perfectly catches the spirit of the series. Its biggest achievement is that it puts a great cast of characters front and center without compromising the JRPG-centric narrative style. Although it does little to refine the Tales formula, Vesperia is clearly a must-play for any JRPG fan, if not for the rather uninspired and predictable story, but for the characterization, great voice acting and more often than not hilarious conversations.
  17. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 12, 2019
    80
    Short on innovation but engaging and full of character, Tales Of Vesperia is one of the best tales games and sits well in the collection of any JRPG fan. [Issue#159, p.96]
  18. Jan 30, 2019
    80
    Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition excels in the places that matter most to Tales game, and in doing so earns the timeless adulation lavished on it by its fans. I can't tell you if it's the best Tales game, but it's everything a Tales game needs to be, in order to be considered great.
  19. Jan 21, 2019
    80
    Any JRPG fan who missed Tales of Vesperia the first time around shouldn’t hesitate to check out this definitive edition of the title. Despite its age, the game still holds up in 2019.
  20. Jan 17, 2019
    80
    Another great chapter of one of the most classic JRPGs franchises out there. Superb battle system and character recreation.
  21. Jan 10, 2019
    80
    While Namco Bandai has not released a real 8th generation title in the Tales series yet, the new ported version of Tales of Vesperia feels like a solid JRPG that can easily be compared with current 8th generation titles. If you are a fan of JRPGs and for some reason had no chance to grab it back in 2008, now is the time for you to experience one of the best entries in the Tales series and one of the best JRPGs ever.
  22. Jan 10, 2019
    80
    Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition is a good re-edition, with a small amount of bonus content. In 2019, the game is still pretty enjoyable.
  23. Jan 9, 2019
    80
    Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition brings one of, if not the best Tales game to PS4, and that alone will no doubt be enough to persuade fans of the series. But really, ten years after its original release, Vesperia deserves more credit than that. It's a borderline classic Japanese RPG, and one that still holds up in 2019 thanks to a great cast of characters and some finely poised action.
  24. Jan 9, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  25. Jan 25, 2019
    75
    Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition is a pleasure comeback of one of the most beloved Tales Of-games ever made.
  26. Jan 18, 2019
    70
    Graphically this remaster definitely holds up to contemporary games and the option to choose between English or Japanese language is very welcome. The story is good and you’ll be entertained for days but be aware that the controls are pretty sluggish which will cause some frustration.
  27. Jan 10, 2019
    70
    Formulaic but not always predictable, this remains the best of the Tales series and one of the definitive Japanese role-players of the 2000s.
  28. Jan 9, 2019
    70
    Fitting for a game called ‘Tales’ Vesperia spins a good yarn, but ultimately the game is showing its age.
  29. Jan 9, 2019
    70
    Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is the remastered version in high resolution for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC of the original game, released 10 years ago. It adds two new playable characters and unpublished costumes in the West. It offers excellent cel shading graphics, anime-like cutscene sequences and a very dynamic real-time combat system.
  30. Jan 31, 2019
    68
    Overall, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is an ok game. The fun characters and story are engaging but the game does feel old. For fans of the original version, this game will be great for you. For new players, this game will test your patience.
  31. Mar 11, 2019
    60
    Tales of Vesperia is a clear example of Japanese RPGs from days gone by. Its traditional approach will please only the most conservative fans of the genre. Other players should look elsewhere - there is more than enough modern competition.
  32. Feb 5, 2019
    60
    Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition will definitely appeal to fans of the genre.
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  1. Jan 11, 2019
    The gameplay and story holds up quite well even 10 years later, and the new content makes the experience refreshing even for the most hardcore fan. This is an important port, for the RPG community, for the Tales series, and for video games in general.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 71
  2. Negative: 10 out of 71
  1. Jan 16, 2019
    10
    В свое время брал ради нее 360. Сейчас прошел на современных консолях. Одна из лучших частей серии. Фанам JRPG обязательно!!!В свое время брал ради нее 360. Сейчас прошел на современных консолях. Одна из лучших частей серии. Фанам JRPG обязательно!!!
  2. Mar 8, 2019
    6
    Un jeu qui ne semble faire aucun faux pas mais qui manque terriblement de personnalité et d'originalité. Après une poignée d'heures, il estUn jeu qui ne semble faire aucun faux pas mais qui manque terriblement de personnalité et d'originalité. Après une poignée d'heures, il est vraiment difficile de continuer et relancer le jeu devient un véritable challenge.
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