Tales Of Arise reviews – our roundup of scores for Bandai’s new JRPG

Get the complete picture on Tales of Arise's reviews, including our roundup of scores for the game.

Two of Tales of Arise's protagonists can be seen in the key art.

Tales of Arise releases this week on both next-gen and last-gen consoles and critics have been working their way through the sprawling JRPG. Developed by Bandai Namco, Tales of Arise is the latest in the beloved franchise and a revitalisation of sorts for the series, bringing it into the modern era.

Taking place in the medieval world of Dahna and the advanced world of Rena, a war is brewing between the two divided nations with the technological superiority of Rena causing them to hold power over Dahna. As a group of young protagonists, Alphen, a Dahnan native, and Shionne, a Renan native, end up travelling together, bridging the gap between the two groups.

Our sister site PCGamesN gave the game a 9 out of 10, calling it “one of the best JRPGs of the year.” PlayStation website PushSquare similarly loved the game, giving it a 9/10 in their review. Gamespot however, is a little less hot on it highlighting that combat can feel a tad overwhelming at times.

You can see some of the Tales of Arise reviews from a selection of critics below:

Tales of Arise is now available to pre-order on Xbox and PlayStation ahead of its launch on September 10, 2021. The game is currently sat at an 89 on Metacritic and an 88 on Open Critic.