- Dec 20, 2019
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Game InformationGame Title: Tales of Arise
- PlayStation 5 (Sep 10, 2021)
- PC (Sep 10, 2021)
- Xbox Series X/S (Sep 10, 2021)
- Xbox One (Sep 10, 2021)
- PlayStation 4 (Sep 10, 2021)
- TALES OF ARISE - Free Demo Trailer
- TALES OF ARISE – Lifestyle Feature
- TALES OF ARISE – Official Opening Animation
- TALES OF ARISE – Summer Game Fest Trailer
- TALES OF ARISE – Release Date Trailer
- Tales of Arise - A Fateful Encounter | PS4, XB1, PC
- Tales of Arise - Announcement Trailer, Tales of Festival Edit
- Tales of Arise - E3 Announcement Trailer | PS4, X1, PC
OpenCritic - 88 average - 100% recommended - 38 reviews
Critic Reviews3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 9 / 10
A new page in the history of Tales. A huge jump in quality compared to a previous game, but still as engaging as ever.
ACG - Jeremy Penter -
"So far one of the best Tales games I have played with engaging combat, a diverse story that stretches across some unique territory, and a beautiful world."
Attack of the Fanboy - Adam Braunstein - 4.5 / 5 stars
For those who thirst for the epic JRPGS of old, Tales of Arise manages to live up to lofty expectations and then some.
Cultured Vultures - Ryan Stevens - 7.5 / 10
Dedicated fans of the genre will find exactly what they were looking for here. While its pacing doesn't treat players' time as well it could, Tales of Arise is an enjoyable, memorable action RPG.
Destructoid - Eric Van Allen - 8.5 / 10
Whether this is the big Tales breakthrough or not is a matter that history will decide. This is a Tales game that hits the right spots for me, puts a lot of love into its cast and its action, and somehow manages to strike a balance between the old and the new.
Digital Trends - De'Angelo Epps - 5 / 5 stars
Tales of Arise a great step toward the JRPG's evolution and a must-play for fans of the genre.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 5 / 5 stars
Tales of Arise is magnificent. The writing is rich and evocative, and the developers took on a major creative challenge with the themes that they decided to tackle… and did a superb job.
Easy Allies - Michael Damiani - 8.5 / 10
Tales of Arise brings much needed changes for Bandai Namco's long-running RPG series with stunning new visuals, a refined combat system, and a somber narrative.
Eurogamer - Hirun Cryer - Recommended
There are missteps and a few bumps along the way, but this soft reboot of a long-running series emerges a triumph.
Fextralife - Yuria - 8.6 / 10
Tales of Arise combines a stunning world told with a mix of anime, cutscenes and comic strip styled conversations. The combat is fun, flashy with customisable skills in hack 'n' slash style. While the combat can feel a little unnatural with the auto-targeting and airborne moves, once you get used to it, there are some fun fights ahead. If you don't like having to choose between ranged, casting, melee in games, you won't have to worry as Tales of Arise let's you swap in different characters as you wish, keeping combat fresh. With over 40 hours of main story, side quests and exploring , this Tales entry has plenty in terms of content.
Game Rant - Joshua Duckworth - 5 / 5 stars
Tales of Arise takes the franchise to new heights with an emotional story, unique characters, fun combat, and more defining features.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 9 / 10
With Tales of Arise, I think the Tales series is finally ready to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the heavy hitters of the JRPG genre – Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. This is a masterfully crafted adventure, and the best JRPG I’ve played in a very long time. Combining stunning visuals with a gripping story and the most exciting combat system found in a JRPG yet, this is a must-have for fans of the genre. Its standalone story makes this a great entry point for those looking to get into the Tales series, too. Put simply, Tales of Arise is outstanding.
GameSpot - Heidi Kemps - 7 / 10
Tales of Arise is a lengthy, beautiful RPG adventure, but has messy combat and uneven pacing on occasion.
GamingTrend - David Flynn - 95 / 100
Tales of Arise is a huge leap forward for the series. Combat is incredibly fun and fluid, the story is fantastic despite a lackluster finale, and the characters are as charming as ever. It's not only one of the best Tales games, but one of the best the PS5 has to offer.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.3 / 10
A high point for the series, Tales of Arise arrive after a long break and stakes its claim as one of the best JRPGs in recent years.
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 4 / 5
Tales of Arise is the best Tales game in over a decade.
IGN Spain - David Oña - Spanish - 8 / 10
Tales of Arise comes to prove that the series still has a lot to say. At a time when fans of the genre are in for a treat, Bandai Namco has decided to join the party and offer us one of the best instalments of the franchise. A perfect entry into the franchise, with an interesting story, charismatic characters, beautiful artwork and a combat system that's as accessible as it is deep. It takes a while to get going, but when it does, it's hard to put the controller down before starting the next dungeon.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 8 / 10
A successful attempt to modernise and broaden the appeal of the Tales series without completely abandoning its JRPG roots.
MondoXbox - Andrea Giuliani - Italian - 8.5 / 10
Tales of Arise succeeds in giving the series new lustre with a mature, interesting story full of twists, a technical aspect that is suited to the current generation and a dynamic, fast and spectacular combat system. There is still room for improvement, but if you are a fan of action-RPG it is a game not to be missed.
Noisy Pixel - Orpheus Joshua - 9 / 10
Tales of Arise is the grand adventure we’ve been waiting for, and more, for veteran players and new fans alike. Its addictive and satisfying combat design, breathtaking narrative, gorgeous presentation, and engaging cast make it the quintessential JRPG to play. The characters met in this entry add to the growing cast of memorable personalities this series has given us, solidifying it as a true Tales title.
One More Game - Ricki Buzon - Buy
After a drought of 5 years, Tales is Arise makes a stunning return and thoroughly sticks the landing. This latest entry in the series is a solid outing that we can't recommend enough and should prove to be a must-play for longtime fans and even newcomers to the series.
PCGamesN - Jason Coles - 9 / 10
Bandai Namco combines excellent writing, stunning anime visuals, and a deep, rewarding combat system to make one of the best JRPGs of the year.
PlayStation Universe - Timothy Nunes - 8.5 / 10
Bandai Namco created something special here. Fast-paced, accessible combat meets a well-constructed narrative told with beautiful visuals, wonderful voice work, and an impeccable soundtrack. Even with its odd issue here and there, nothing stands in the way of Tales of Arise succeeding on all levels.
Press Start - Steven Impson - 8 / 10
I came away from Tales of Arise with a new appreciation for the Tales series. I loved my time with the endearing cast of characters and the exciting, fast-paced story alongside the energetic and action-packed battles. Tales of Arise is an excellent action RPG, and a fantastic entry point into the series.
Prima Games - Lucas White - 8.5 / 10
Tales of Arise is full of heart and energy, and isn’t afraid to stumble along with its characters as it explores complicated subjects. It’s messy in a way that feels realistic, despite all the monsters, magic powers and ridiculous outfits.
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 9 / 10
Tales of Arise went above and beyond our expectations.
RPG Fan - Izzy Parsons - 93 / 100
Tales of Arise is a tremendous step forward for a storied JRPG series and should be experienced by all fans of the genre.
RPG Site - Scott White - 9 / 10
After nearly half a decade, Tales of Arise was worth the wait as a shining new example of what the series future may hold.
Saudi Gamer - مشعل الصعب - Arabic - 8 / 10
Remarkable visual aesthetics and entertaining fighting system but slow in presenting the story, especially at the beginning of the game.
Screen Rant - Cody Gravelle - 4.5 / 5 stars
Tales of Arise accomplishes the rare feat of catering to its many fans while simultaneously making a compelling case for newcomers to give it a try, and it's a JRPG must-play that was more than worth the wait.
Shacknews - Donovan Erskine - 9 / 10
Tales of Arise is an excellent JRPG that delivers just about everything you want from the genre: a rich story, intriguing characters, satisfying combat, and an endless amount of lore.
Siliconera - Jenni Lada - 9 / 10
In short, Tales of Arise feels satisfying. It’s gorgeous to look at and the battles fun to experience. Especially since you sometimes do get that “Ah ha!” moment when the right sort of Boost Attack or Strike comes up.
Sirus Gaming - Conrad Huang - 9.5 / 10
Tales of Arise is truly a masterpiece and is worthy of a game that celebrates 25 years of Tales games and that means a lot to many JRPG fans worldwide.
Spaziogames - Italian - 8.3 / 10
Tales of Arise is the best game in the series, with a brilliant combat system and a story with a lot of important themes tied to the atrocious consequences of post-colonialism.
Stevivor - Matt Gosper - 9 / 10
This title makes it clear that the folks at Bandai Namco have it in them to move with the times, without losing the essence of what a Tales game is.
TechRaptor - Robert Scarpinito - 9 / 10
Tales of Arise combines a wonderful combat loop with engaging party members to create an epic yet personal story.
The Games Machine - Gabriele Barducci - Italian - 8.6 / 10
Tales of Arise is a great game and a significant step forward from its predecessor, a wonderful mix of bright narrative and excellent gameplay.
Video Chums - Mary Billington - 9.2 / 10
Tales of Arise is a masterpiece with a deep story and endearing cast that will keep you hooked as you fight for freedom from tyrants. It's the best Tales yet!
Wccftech - Francesco De Meo - 9 / 10
With its engaging story, dark atmosphere, charming characters, and excellent combat, Tales of Arise provides an experience that feels both new and familiar at the same time, making for a game that both long-time fans and newcomers will enjoy.
WellPlayed - 9 / 10
Combining the best ideas of the past three generations of 3D action JRPGs, stripped of excess and micromanagement, Tales of Arise is one of the most tactile and frenetic action-narrative experiences to come out of Japan in recent memory.
Windows Central - Miles Dompier - Unscored
Tales of Arise sets a new gold standard for traditional action JRPGs. This stylized adventure's presentation and lavish production is a treat for anime fans and RPG enthusiasts, and it brings new life to the long-running Tales series.
Worth Playing - Chris "Atom" DeAngelus - 8 / 10
Tales of Arise is a Tales game through and through. It's polished and consistently enjoyable, and it features an excellent combat system. The story and characters are not particularly ambitious or distinct, but they give you a fun world to explore for the 40+ hour runtime. In an era where "safe" JRPGs are uncommon, it's nice to have one that does exactly what it promises. It's not the best or worst of the series, but it is a darn fun Tales title that lives up to the franchise's name.
XGN.nl - Chris Boers - Dutch - 8.5 / 10
Tales of Arise delivers a fresh start with new heroes and a world that feels all too familiar. The story of an oppressed people living in a land divided into five parts, that need to be liberated isn't quite original, but Arise does offer a streamlined experience that can be highly tailored. Those that want to, can delve into the lore, while others can happily skip that entirely. The same applies to combat, which can be tailored to the player's desire, from (semi)automatic to manual and challenging.