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Score Breakdown Based on 1388 ratings
  1. 10 (581)
  2. 9 (582)
  3. 8 (155)
  4. 7 (31)
  5. 6 (11)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (3)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (17)

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  • User Rating 9

    It sold 3.5 million copies in a week for a reason.

    Rated on August 17, 2009 by powner22

    Just a quick review. Despite being fairly new to the series myself, I could not wait for this game to come out. The screenshots looked like too much fun, like some kind of upgraded Final Fantasy Crys...

    7 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    The latest DQ game has a few new tricks but for the most part retains its unique style and fun game play.

    Rated on September 02, 2012 by digitaltiger

    Pros: • Characters are customizable. • NPC's are fun and interesting. • Combat is turn based and straight forward. • No more random encounters, monsters are viewable on the world screen. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Dragon Quest IX possibly one of the best RPG DS games out there!

    Rated on September 09, 2012 by XxDQJoshxX

    I've only had this game for 4 months now and I still can't stop playing it as it has all of the best features you could ever want in a game classes,difficult and my favourite GRINDING! This game ca...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    My first impressions after beating DQ9. A game that will make you fall in love with a series.

    Rated on December 09, 2012 by LOSTLEAD8R

    DQIX has both the honor of being my first Dragon Quest game and one that I got an amazing deal on, I only paid 5 dollars for it new, it was the best day ever. Aside from that, I have always been inter...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Dragon Quest 9 is a excellent rpg for any type of gamer. If your willing to put in the time you'll be greatly rewarded.

    Rated on January 15, 2013 by Spironcheese

    I have had the luck of getting this game for free and playing it has been one of the best gaming experiences in my life. First of all the story. To prevent spoilers I will just say that the story ha...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Single play works very well in its own right, but the multiplay and Pass-By guest system really tops it up.

    Rated on January 26, 2010 by BryanBHU

    I was afraid at first that the DS graphics would damn down this series. Now, 100+ hours on, I've forgotten about the fact that it's on DS. Albeit some early reviews commenting that this game lacks ...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Dragon Quest IX is a game that should keep players interested from start to finish.

    Rated on August 07, 2013 by D-MonDRV

    The Dragon Quest series has been a raging hit on the Japanese shores for quite sometime. The series is considered to be the format that most stereotypical RPG's, Final Fantasy included, have been fol...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Once you go in, your not going back out.

    Rated on July 10, 2010 by xxlastlegendxx

    Pros: - A nice storyline to keep you going - Plenty of Clothes and Weapons to wear and to create - Fantastic Battle system - (Making your own team and customizing them the way you want) - Plent...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Dragon Quest IX stands as a strong testament to the gaming capabilities of the DS.

    Rated on July 12, 2010 by Solemn_Snow

    Okay, I'll admit it. When I first heard that the FULL-ON SEQUEL for the PS2's Dragon Quest VIII was coming to the DS, I thought, "Exactly how much are they gonna have to dumb this game down?" Needless...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    With it's immersing gameplay, Dragon Quest IX is worth your time and money.

    Rated on July 12, 2010 by easterbonnie

    Once you start playing, there's no turning back. I started playing Dragon Quest IX because I knew it was an excellent game and I was right! From quick navigation to long, in-depth battles, Dragon ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.