"Much like the Pokémon themselves, Pokémon Conquest is a strange beast. After more than a decade of spin-offs in nearly every other genre, the world-conquering franchise has at last spread to the strategy genre, the more complicated brother of the RPG. Since Pokémon was born as an RPG, the genre fits it quite well, but things get complicated by crossing over Pokémon with a complex series largely forgotten by the English-speaking world. Though the Feudal Japan aesthetic enhances the already addictive turn-based battles, it sporadically overcomplicates a rewarding-but-dense game.", writes GamesRadar.