Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is the remaster that this respected JRPG deserves, even when it feels like it doesn’t go far enough in places. Eight years later, some of its customization systems and an overly grindy structure certainly haven’t aged well, but it’s story and combat are just as great as ever. The new Future Connected story chapter isn’t particularly inspired, but the impressive graphical overhaul and welcome (if small) quality-of-life improvements make this the best version of Xenoblade Chronicles we’ve ever had. GameSpot – 9 / 10
Although not every aspect of Xenoblade Chronicles has aged as well as others, Definitive Edition proves that Xenoblade Chronicles is still a fantastic JRPG with an immense amount of strategic depth that’s still impressive in 2020. Its bevy of improvements and additions, as well as its fantastic epilogue, make this an adventure worth embarking on a decade later. Destructoid – 9.5 / 10
A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won’t cause massive damage. USgamer – 4 / 5
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition sands off its rougher edges for a more streamlined experience for the JRPG classic. Gamereactor – 9 / 10
Despite the disappointment that the expansion served up at the end, we think that Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is one of the top exclusives to land on Nintendo’s hybrid console, and it has gracefully withstood the test of time. Not only that, it stands tall alongside the best of the genre, proving that few can match its grandiose sense of style – even after ten years. For fans of Japanese games, enthusiasts who enjoy a good story, devotees to its beautiful and artistic setting, and generally anyone who values originality from their interactive entertainment, this is a must-play role-playing game. GameXplain – “Loved”
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition looks much better than the original game, but that’s not what makes it the “definitive edition.” It’s a combination of the graphical upgrade and countless little quality-of-life improvements that breath new life into this modern classic.