Final Fantasy XIII reviews go live, get rounded-up

Friday, 5th March 2010 18:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen


After the intitial batch of European reviews this morning, the US are starting to go live with their scores.

Get the second wave after the break.

GamesRadar gave the game a ten yesterday, but that was canceled out by Edge’s five this morning.

Full list is below:

If you have any links to add, please add them below.

The game is currently being advertised in the UK, showing only the game for 360 only.

Final Fantasy XIII releases on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Tuesday.



  1. get2sammyb


    PushSquare: [3/4]

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Better than I expected from RPGSite.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SunKing

    Eurogamer has given it an 8/10.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy:


    #4 5 years ago
  5. DJ Deathstar

    Ign UK 8.3

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Reaper


    #6 5 years ago
  7. DJ Deathstar

    xbox360achievements 82%

    #7 5 years ago
  8. SunKing

    Oof, the 360 version really got a beating from Digital Foundry. The PS3 is undoubtedly the better looking version, for those still wondering.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. clopezi


    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    Anyone wondering why there ain’t no US reviews, they’re going live in respective timezones, depending on the site is based.

    So don’t expect 1UP’s or GT’s review until 8am GMT.

    As for IGN US, don’t go looking for theirs. They’re not even doing theirs until Monday.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DJ Deathstar

    Assuming Ign are waiting till Monday so they can think of more reasons to give it a stupidly high score?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    Nope. They’re blaming the APOCALYPS3.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    Hmm… I was expecting a flood, not a trickle.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen

    Right, I’m off to bed.

    When the East Coast goes live with their reviews, I’ll bump this up to the top when me and Pat come on in the morning and add in the second wave for East and West Coast US reviews.

    That said, if there’s any more reviews out there, comment them please. I’ll add them in the morning. :D

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Michael O’Connor

    “Better than I expected from RPGSite.”

    We try to stick to a more average centric scoring system and not rate too much over the top. I’m actually surprised it didn’t score *higher* myself.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    They don’t have the 360 version up for review yet due to SEnix apparently never sent them the 360 version in time for it to be published on the last issue.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    1. Playstation 3: Final Fantasy XIII (2010) 85
    Square Enix

    2. Xbox 360: Final Fantasy XIII (2010) 87
    Square Enix

    On Metacritic… riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight! Especially when Playstation 3 version is much better. MS money on the train. Playing dirty.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Damn, there goes my sweepstake money. Good job there wasn’t any actual cash involved. :-D

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Blerk

    5/10 from Edge! :-D

    #19 5 years ago
  20. JonFE

    Ouch! That must have butt-hurt!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. The Hindle

    Its Edge the same people who give Heavy Rain a 7. They have as much credabilty as Gamesradar.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. mington

    :P 5/10 screams not worth playing, right? thats crazy, i’ll have to give it a read

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Blerk

    Edge would say that 5/10 screams ‘average’ rather than ‘rubbish’. That won’t stop the internet melting down, though.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. mington

    the reviewer loves the combat and the world

    dislikes the cliched characters

    and hates the 25 hour long tutorial

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Filofax

    I would rather ask an assistant in WHSmith to recommend me a game, than take any notice of a review by Edge.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. DaMan

    Hindle, you are very wrong. unlike other sites, that give the game a 8 if it’s mediocre, they have a proper score system – 5 is average, 7 is good, 9 is excellent.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Michael O’Connor

    “Its Edge the same people who give Heavy Rain a 7. They have as much credabilty as Gamesradar.”

    Yes, because a professional industry magazine with professional writers and professional standards is the same as a website whose idea of a high quality article is “The Ten Best Breasts in Gaming”.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    You’ve actually just managed to improve my opinion of Gamesradar. Before you said that I was under the impression that they’d done nothing of worth. :D

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Blerk

    Were the ten best breasts individual ones or pairs? Are we talking about ten ladies or just five? This is important.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    You raise a good point. Some breasts are better than others.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. dirigiblebill

    Boobies: saving the world from predictable review debates since 1845.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Ahh boobies.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Monk

    NowGamer Xbox360 Version

    NowGamer PS3 Version

    #33 5 years ago
  34. SplatteredHouse

    American reviews are beginning to appear:

    Gamespot – 8.5;thumb;1

    1up – A-

    Game Informer: – 9.25 (PS3. Review code for 360 not made available by publisher)

    #34 5 years ago
  35. hitnrun

    And I thought, when the rumors were spreading of a 20 hour tutorial, people were embellishing the length for effect. It turns out they might have been rounding down.

    @Erthazus: That’s probably due to the official or dedicated Xbox publications not scoring the PS3 version at all.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. The Hindle

    Pfft Edge give Killzone 2 a 7 saying its generic yet give Halo ODST a 9 which was a £40 expansion pack. They opinions contradict all the time. The ten best breasts in gaming was a class article ill let you know :)

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Johnny Cullen


    Is there any I’ve missed?

    #37 5 years ago
  38. SplatteredHouse

    The Hindle: EDGE employ writers and other staff (probably change with some regularity, and have-per platform specialists as well, I believe), and ‘the bar’, and tastes alter with time, too. Considering some research in to the circumstance of each review, and its writer might alter your perspective.

    I imagine that “ensuring every current review aligns in noticeable aspects with each before it” is fairly low priority on a to-do list prior to submitting copy to the editor before deadline.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. NiceFellow

    @38 – actually if you take professional criticism seriously that should be fairly high on the list. If it’s low, your editorial standards aren’t good enough.

    The EDGE review is funny though in a way, no doubt the focus of many a heated forum.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. DaMan

    I don’t remember a single review of ODST that was lower than 8 (out of the major sites).

    #40 5 years ago
  41. nfg90

    Oyun Yamaları

    #41 5 years ago
  42. zoopdeloop

    I personaly don’t take account Edge’s reviews and especially when it comes to the FF franchise.They gave X a 6 which i pretty much enjoyed and for me it was like an 8.5-9

    #42 5 years ago
  43. MushroomStamp

    @36 well they were spot on with KZ2. I like their reviews because they seem to yank the “fanboyism” out of their reviews which I appreciate.

    I agree with most of their reviews.. including Heavy Rain being a 7.. cuz after I finished it.. that’s all i felt it was worth.

    Fanboyism sucks

    #43 5 years ago
  44. justiceblob

    I think they just give purposefully low scores for attention TBH. Sometimes, I get the impression of a 8/9 from a review, which then ends up with a 6.

    Edge are just stuck up imo

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Slyjss

    Eurogamer Spain: 9/10

    #45 5 years ago
  46. itsucks

    When fan…people moan about reviews without talking about them, just the score, then i go at lenghts and say probably they are the most acurate and you are the fanboys piece of shit moaning, get a life.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Phoenixblight

    Can you at least type coherently? BDH makes more sense than you do.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Johnny Cullen

    Added a whole bunch of links, including the GT review.

    I’d stay clear from that if I was you, though. Some of their reviews from other games have had pretty big spoilers in them recently.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Phoenixblight


    Aerith Dies!!

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Michael O’Connor

    “Aerith Dies!!”

    Hey, that’s my line. =(

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Monk

    just in case, everybody know that [ Gamespot, IGN ] in Bayoentta thing was Review PS3 and Xbox 360 version Separately because of
    the technical issues.

    now there`s HUGE difference between the two version in FFXII, and a lot of website admit that, So the question is, why the didn`t review Each version Separately ?

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Monk

    and that Goes to 1up as well, as they prove it by them self in
    this article !

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Ghost_Six

    Playstation Official Magazine UK 9 / 10
    NZGamer 9.2 / 10 (

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Ghost_Six

    GameSpy: 4,5/5

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Michael O’Connor

    “now there`s HUGE difference between the two version in FFXII, and a lot of website admit that, So the question is, why the didn`t review Each version Separately ?”

    Because, unlike Bayonetta, the differences between the two versions are not game-breaking in the slightest.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. zoopdeloop

    “Because, unlike Bayonetta, the differences between the two versions are not game-breaking in the slightest.”

    they’re not game breaking,but half of the game is CG and real time cutscenes and one version has by far much better quality in those even if you own a SD TV or HD…the other doesn’t look so good and sound a little bit “hollow” at these parts
    After all that’s what FF’s always been…presentation and story

    #56 5 years ago
  57. YoungZer0

    Weird the review of TeamXbox seems to be offline.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Monk

    @56 +1

    I get my copy Yesterday, Gameplay is Fucking amazing !!
    really I very happy how the Gameplay be, in first hour
    it easy because you only use attack, but when the Commando
    option came, it`s really Fun !

    square did a really good job in this one !

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Phoenixblight

    I can’t wait. Amazon already processed my order so they will be shipping it first thing tomorrow so I can play it Tuesday. I already told the wife that not even god himself can tear me away from the tv once I get it.

    #59 5 years ago
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