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Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness review

Pikachu bounds back onto home consoles in fine form

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Great soundtrack

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    Emotional attachments you can develop

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    You can save anywhere


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    Missing features from previous versions

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    Scooter isn't controllable

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    Not having camera control is inhibiting

More info

GenreRole Playing
DescriptionBy keeping things relatively simple, Nintendo has ensured that XD is a fun and progressive RPG without any of the hindrances that dog lesser games.
Franchise namePokemon
UK franchise namePokemon
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)