After Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon failed to live up to fans expectation developers Intelligent Systems return to the drawing board in hopes of creating not just the best handheld Fire Emblem of all time but the best Fire Emblem full stop. Did they succeed? Our review round has the answer.
IGN “Fire Emblem Awakening is the most fluid and stunning strategy RPG experience available on a portable…”9.6/10.
ZTGameDomain “Fire Emblem: Awakening is one of those games to which I couldn’t help but become addicted…”9.2/10.
EGM “Fire Emblem Awakening stands near the pinnacle of the series…”9/10.
Game Informer “Watching your customized characters grow is one of the high points of the game…”9/10.
Nintendo Life “The sheer amount of quality content and replay value make this one icon sure to spend a long time on your 3DS menu…”9/10.
Gamer Limit “Whether you’re a series newcomer or an old Fire Emblem veteran, Fire Emblem: Awakening has something for you…”9/10.
Destructoid “While Fire Emblem Awakening may not turn the notch up to 11, it’s everything that’s right about strategy RPGs…”9/10.
Polygon “Fire Emblem: Awakening respects its past while building toward its future…”8.5/10.
GameSpot “It’s difficult to find any glaring flaws in Fire Emblem Awakening…”8.5/10.
GameTrailers “Nintendo and Intelligent Systems have finally managed to lower the barrier of entry without sacrificing the core experience…”8.5/10.