Octopath Traveler 2 Metacritic Score Revealed - Prima Games

Octopath Traveler 2 Metacritic Score Revealed

What scores did critics and fans give Octopath Traveler II?

by Grant Testa

Octopath Traveler II has finally arrived on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Square Enix and Acquire’s highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s Octopath Traveler (as well as the 2020 mobile prequel Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent) officially launched on February 24, 2023. In the day following its release, the latest entry in the Octopath Traveler series has also received a Metacritic Score from both critics and users. Let us take a look at Octopath Traveler II’s Metascores and see how the game compares to previous entries in the series, as well as where the JRPG rates in the current generation of gaming.

Octopath Traveler II Metacritic Score Revealed

As of this writing, Octopath Traveler II has received Metascores on its Nintendo Switch and PS5 platforms. For its Nintendo Switch version, the sequel JRPG earned an 84 Metacritic score, while on PS5, the game netted an 86. Octopath Traveler II does not currently have a PC or PS4 Metascore. Although Square Enix and Acquire’s newest game does not rate in Metacritic’s all-time top 100 Nintendo Switch titles (it currently holds the 173rd position to be exact), on PS5, the game is ranked 30th in the console’s history, making it one of the most acclaimed JRPGs available on the platform. For early user scores, Octopath Traveler II received a 9.0 from its buyers on Nintendo Switch, which was the only platform that received an audience score as of this writing.

Octopath Traveler vs. Octopath Traveler II

It appears that Octopath Traveler II has surpassed the first entry in the series in terms of critical reception, as the first Octopath Traveler game garnered an 83 Metascore on Nintendo Switch and an 80 on PC. To this day, the game’s Xbox One version remains without a Metacritic rating and the 2018 title was not released on PlayStation consoles.

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Prima Games Octopath Traveler II Review

While Metacritic is a respected institution in the videogame industry through their meta-analyses of game reviews, the most important barometer for determining any game’s objective critic score is a Prima Games review. In the case of Octopath Traveler II, Prima Games received an opportunity to play and review the JRPG prior to launch. For those interested in the Prima Games’ review of Octopath Traveler II from our talented writer Daphne Fama, follow the related link below.

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For more news, reviews, guides, and features on Octopath Traveler II and the videogame industry in general, Prima Games is your go-to source.

Grant Testa

Grant Testa is a former Heisman trophy nominated wide receiver and Wimbledon semifinalist turned videogame journalist. Some of the awards and honors he has received include the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and People’s Sexiest Man Alive. When he’s not writing for Prima Games, you can find Grant at his other job, guarding a fork in the road with his identical twin brother who only tells the truth.