Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review Score Round-Up

By Sam Quirke,
Fallen Order

Today is the day that we can all start hunting down those Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order achievements, but how is the game faring in the press? Taking on a Star Wars game is a big responsibility, especially for a studio like Respawn under the yoke of EA, who in turn have had mixed success with the brand in the past.

Luckily as the reviews start to trickle in, it seems that Respawn have mostly pulled it off, delivering a solid experience for fans. More than one review has referenced 2018 PlayStation exclusive God of War as a touch point for comparisons. Interestingly, the critical community seems to be completely split on whether the game is bold or predictable.

You can check out the latest reviews below as they come in.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Reviews Round-Up

Current Metacritic Score: 84 from 29 critics
Current Metacritic User Score: 7.8 from 91 ratings
Current OpenCritic Score: 86 from 34 critics – 91% of reviewers recommend
Current TrueAchievements Community Score: 4.9 from 5 votes

IGN – 90: "A strong cast sells a dark story while keeping things fun and loyal to Star Wars lore, and fast, challenging combat mixes with energetic platforming, decent puzzles, and diverse locations to explore for an all-around amazing game." Full review

Guardian – 4/5: "Lightsaber combat is heavily influenced by the 2018 hit God of War, which broke new ground for making each axe fight feel weighty and dangerous, and Dark Souls, where every enemy is defeated in a different way." Full review

Gamespot – 8: "By increasing difficulty, ratcheting back Force powers, and developing compelling characters, Jedi: Fallen Order delivers a worthy expansion to the Star Wars galaxy." Full review

GamesRadar – 4/5: "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is at its best when it's a cross between fighting and being on a Star Wars safari, as you explore dense planets that are teeming with hidden areas, lore, and other secrets for you to unearth." Full review

USGamer – 3.5/5: "... it comes so darn close to being truly amazing that it's actually a little heartbreaking. In all the places that 2018's God of War managed to stick the landing, Jedi: Fallen Order winds up stumbling just enough to be distracting." Full review

TheSixthAxis – 8: "The real selling point is Fallen Order’s planetary exploration. Each world you visit is its own cleverly crafted russian doll with layers being peeled away as you unlock new traversal techniques and Jedi abilities – it’s no surprise that Metroidvania comparisons have been bandied about." Full review

GameInformer – 8.75: "The inspirations taken from Dark Souls, Uncharted, and Metroid Prime unite to create something unique that just happens to work incredibly well for this beloved license." Full review

Eurogamer – No score: "When I reached the end of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, I didn't feel like I'd had a rewarding experience. I was relieved it was over. With some side-meandering, it took around 30 hours, and I didn't enjoy a lot of them." Full review

Polygon – No score: "Jedi: Fallen Order is enjoyable, with caveats about its performance and some aspects of its design attached, but it goes places I didn’t expect, and it gets there by a route I would never have considered. That’s a bold choice for a game this inherently commercial." Full review

The Verge – No score: "For the most part, Fallen Order fuses these ideas culled from other games into a well-made whole. I wouldn’t call any aspect of the game amazing in its own right, but each element is good enough, and more importantly it all fits together in a way that’s both cohesive and makes sense for a Star Wars game." Full review

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is out today. You can pick up the standard and deluxe editions directly from the Microsoft Store, and you can also pick up an Xbox One X bundle with the Deluxe edition included. Check out your local prices below, or choose "Set Price Alert" to get a message when the game's store price falls into a range you're comfortable paying.

STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order™
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order™

A galaxy-spanning adventure awaits in STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order, a 3rd person action-adventure title from Respawn Entertainment. An abandoned Padawan must complete his training, develop new powerful Force abilities, and master the art of the lightsaber - all while staying one step ahead of the Empire.

STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order™ Deluxe Edition
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order™ Deluxe Edition

Get the story behind the game with the STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition, including: • Cosmetic skin for BD-1 • Cosmetic skin for the Stinger Mantis • Digital Art Book • “Director’s Cut” behind-the-scenes videos, featuring over 90 minutes of footage from the making of the game Pre-order to receive all of the pre-order bonus content.

Xbox One S Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™ Bundle (1TB) – Xbox One
Xbox One S Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™ Bundle (1TB) – Xbox One

Own the Xbox One S Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™ Bundle and step into the role of a Jedi Padawan who narrowly escaped the purge of Order 66.

Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.