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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.3
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 2.9
Overall User Score (15 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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GameGrin (Jul 20, 2016)
Overall we found it an excellent idea and what better way to get you exercising more than to walk around to find Pokémon - you've all heard the saying “Gotta catch them all”. It can also be very addictive as you really feel the need to catch them all and we enjoyed it so much we are scoring it.
90 (Jul 13, 2016)
Pokémon GO est absolument incontournable ! L'effervescence autour d'un jeu peut parfois mener à la déception mais ce n'est absolument pas le cas cette fois. Avec une carte illimitée, un contenu imposant et un concept détonnant, Niantic Labs réalise un quasi sans fautes ! Maintenant, le jeu vidéo s'exporte comme jamais en extérieur et ce nouveau Pokémon devrait rapidement faire des émules chez la concurrence. Il n'y a rien de plus à ajouter si ce n'est qu'il ne reste plus qu'à tous les attraper !
Polygon (Jul 14, 2016)
Is it good? That's a complicated question that's going to change depending on how much you value a game's mechanical depth versus the unique social experience it provides. But in a week of playing it, we've been all smiles while doing so. For now, that's enough. When the servers are up, anyway.
TechRaptor (Jul 11, 2016)
Pokémon Go is fantastic at getting people out of the house, and it's great for meeting people who play it. However, it lacks in its gameplay, and it's hard not to see those faults.
GameZebo (Jul 11, 2016)
Once you get a handle on what you’re out to do (and assuming your device stays within GPS contact with the servers, something definitely not guaranteed at the moment), the hunt for Pokemon in the real world is undeniably charming. Niantic’s AR expertise shines through in the way it turns real world locations into in-game points of interest, and you don’t even need to be near a major metropolitan area for that to be the case. Certainly, churches have rarely seen a profile boost like this one in recent years.
IGN (Jul 12, 2016)
Right now, Pokemon Go is an incredible, can’t-miss social experience — like Pokemon is actually real and everyone is on board — but its RPG mechanics and combat don’t have nearly enough depth to support itself in the long term. If people start to lose interest due to its lack of depth once the novelty of seeing Pokemon pop up around their everyday lives expires, the community will fall apart and the spell will be broken. What Pokemon Go needs is more features to support that real-world interaction. Things like Pokemon trading and leaderboards, which developer Niantic says are incoming, could keep that momentum up. Even if it will be short-lived, though, there’s no doubt it’s exciting to be a part of while it lasts.
Link Cable Gaming (Jul 20, 2016)
Pokémon Go offers an experience that is both unique and rewarding. The addictive gameplay in trying to catch em’ all and connecting to other people in the process brings out the best features of Pokémon Go. However, the recurring bugs and issues have paralyzed the full potential of what the game has to offer. Pokémon Go has the promise to become something even greater than its poor launch and when fully optimized, it will offer a more fruitful experience.
USgamer (Jul 15, 2016)
I doubt that it will last much beyond the fall as the novelty fades, kids go back to school, and its lack of depth is laid bare. But in the here and now, Pokémon Go is a real delight. I can't recommend it enough.
IBTimes UK (Jul 14, 2016)
It's not perfect, but it is special. Pokémon Go uses a set of simple but functional mechanics to encourage social play and actual exercise, but is let down by regular but manageable crashes. You won't love it purely for the game (if battling with friends is introduced that may well change) but what the game inspires is absolutely part of its success. I've gone on walks with friends purely to catch Pokémon in the real world. My eight-year-old self would have exploded if you told him that would one day be a reality.
50 (Jul 21, 2016)
So sehr mir der Wust an technischen Fehlern und die chronisch überlasteten Server auch auf die Nerven gingen: Irgendwie hat Pokémon GO es immer wieder geschafft, meinen Sammeltrieb zu wecken und mich doch wieder zum Weiterspielen zu motivieren. Die Minispiele beim Fangen und in den Kämpfen sind im Vergleich zu klassischen Pokémon-Titeln oder Spectrobes leider reichlich simpel gestrickt. Außerdem baut das Spiel insgesamt zu sehr auf langwierige Fleißarbeit. Und doch ist es eine faszinierende Art, seine Umgebung und andere Mitspieler kennenzulernen. Danach nimmt man mit vereinten Kräften ein paar Arenen ein oder diskutiert über die neuesten Funde, Kniffe beim Leveln und lustige Momente unterwegs. Vermutlich liegt es am Reiz des Neuen – weil noch kein anderes Spiel ein Erlebnis in dieser Form bieten konnte.