Which Pokémon RPG is the best? All parts ranked by Metacritic score

Oh dear, Pokemon Crimson and Crimson doesn't do well on Metacritic.

Oh dear, Pokemon Crimson and Crimson doesn’t do well on Metacritic.

With Crimson and Crimson, Game Freak delivered a solid Pokémon RPG, but couldn’t really capture any cheering voices. The first series excursion into a real open world has to struggle in particular with technical problems and repetitive story missions, which is why Pokémon Generation 9 ultimately cannot build on old series successes.

The ranking below shows us exactly how the latest offshoot of the series compares to previous Pokémon games. Here you will find all the main parts sorted by their score Metacritic.

  • Pokemon Y – Meta Score: 88
  • Pokemon X – 87
  • Pokemon Heart Gold – 87
  • Pokemon Soul Silver – 87
  • Pokemon Black – 87
  • Pokemon White – 87
  • Pokemon Sun – 87
  • Pokemon Moon – 87
  • Pokemon Diamond – 85
  • Pokemon Pearl – 85
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun – 84
  • Pokemon Ultra Moon – 84
  • Pokemon Platinum – 83
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby – 83
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus – 83
  • Pokemon Ruby – 83
  • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire – 82
  • Pokemon FireRed – 81
  • Pokemon Leaf Green – 81
  • Pokemon White 2 – 80
  • Pokemon Black 2 – 80
  • Pokemon Shield – 80
  • Pokemon Sword – 80
  • Pokémon Let’s Go: Eevee – 80
  • Pokemon Let’s Go: Pikachu – 79
  • Pokemon Emerald – 76
  • Pokemon Radiant Diamond – 73
  • Pokemon Shining Pearl – 73
  • Pokemon Crimson – 73
  • Pokemon Crimson – 72

The big winner of the Metacritic ranking is Pokémon Y, which heralded the sixth generation on the Nintendo 3DS in 2013 together with its edition counterpart Pokémon X. At that time, X and X were the first editions to introduce the possibility of individualizing one’s character with different items of clothing. Also new were Mega Evolutions and Mass Encounters. Two features, then, that added a little more depth to the traditional battle-gathering formula.

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On the other hand, the latest series offshoots Karmesin and Purpur land in the last places, which not only disappoint in terms of optics and technology, but also leave a lot of playful potential by the wayside. While collecting Pokémon is just as fun as ever, the bottom line is that the main story missions play out too uniformly.

What’s going well and what’s going bad in Pokémon Crimson and Crimsonwe explain that to you in the accompanying GamePro test video:

Pokémon Crimson + Crimson - Test video for the first open world Pokémon

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Pokémon Crimson & Crimson – Test video for the first open world Pokémon

However, you can read our written test for Pokémon Crimson and Crimson here.

Pokémon Crimson and Crimson will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022. A new update for the Nintendo Switch adventure has now been released that is supposed to fix some bugs.

What is your personal Pokemon ranking?