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Average Player Score Based on 56 ratings
6.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 56 ratings
  1. 10 (5)
  2. 9 (6)
  3. 8 (16)
  4. 7 (8)
  5. 6 (5)
  6. 5 (1)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (6)

What Gamespot Users have to say about Pokemon Sword / Shield

  • Rating:8

    A wonderful new world of pokemon to explore

    Pokémon Sword and Shield had big expectations for being the first generation of Pokémon to come to a console (technically). Tons of new features made this stand out as an epic Pokémon game especiall... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A tired franchise with a fresh coat of pain

    I just want to start with a simple fact, I'm not the biggest Pokemon fan. I grew up with Pokemon in the late 90's-early 2000s and stopped caring around Gen 3 when I was about 12-13 years old. I followed Pokemon afterwar... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    Passable but Gamefreak should be ashamed

    A company / franchise that is worth more than almost any other franchise and this is the garbage they feed us? Don't get me wrong, the game is passable and functional but the graphics are subpar, the animations are subpa... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Game is too easy. Defeats the purpse of special items.

    Pros:The weather changes in the game is a pretty cool feature.I believe there is like 400 pokemon in this game.Gameplay is pretty good. There is much to do throughout the game.The bike definitely helped along with the fl... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Too easy. Too basic. Too shallow.

    The Good - music is good. Gym battle remix sounds cool.- some good quality of life changes, like being able to access the PC box from anywhere.- the new wild encounter system is better because it makes the Pokemon feel m... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    A Top 3 Pokémon Game

    My thoughts and feelings on the internet community are very mixed. Because sometimes I do truly believe that review bombs are a great way to invoke change, they help large corporations fundamentally realize that there ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    One of the Weakest titles in the Franchise

    Firstly I want to start with explaining everything I liked about this game. I love the new Pokemon. Some of there designs are really unique and creative and I love using them. Clearly some designs are better than others ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    Gamefreak Lied

    Graphics are abysmal for what the Switch is capable of, the animations and models are ripped straight out of the 3DS games and with 400+ old favorites cut, this is the worst main release game to date. The new content is... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    Pokemon Sword

    I didn't like the new features like the pokemon become a big , the graphics so bad , alot of pokemon are removed, removed mega evo, the soundtracks is not perfect like before and also the standard pokemon not like before... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful