New Pokémon Snap

New Pokémon Snap Reviews Summary

Summary: While not every gameplay system thrives, Pokemon Snap is more than a nostalgia safari with its beautiful environments, cute interactions, and solid photography gameplay.

Nostalgic Fun

A great callback and expansion to the original N64 game.

Sense of Discovery

Seeing Pokemon in the wild and discovering new interactions is charming and, occasionally, thrilling.

Repetitive Progression

Many critics felt the game became a little grindy.

Rating Summary

Based on 98 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 98 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
May 18, 2021
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May 17, 2021

New Pokémon Snap is a delight, and a big part of that comes from how the Pokémon are brought to life, from the animations to their behaviours and the way they inhabit the world. Each unique creature is afforded their moment to shine, contributing towards making the Lental region a vivid and fulfilling place to explore.

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8 / 10.0
May 17, 2021

Photograph Pok'mon Pok'mon in their native environments, do not expect much more.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2021

New Pokémon Snap is a photography game with occasionally clunky progression, but which is eager to show off its delightful subjects and let them surprise you.

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Recommended
Apr 28, 2021

New Pok'mon Snap captures the strange joy of the original game without being derivative.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 28, 2021

It's been a long time coming but the magic of Pokémon Snap has been effectively recreated in a game that's more challenging and engrossing than its peaceable premise suggests.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2021

The thrill of nabbing the perfect shot never dulls, but the repetition of traveling through the same environments sometimes grows weary

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Unscored
Apr 28, 2021

New Pokémon Snap is the portable safari we’ve been waiting for

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8 / 10
Apr 28, 2021

New Pokemon Snap pays homage to the Nintendo 64 classic while venturing off in bold new directions.

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Kotaku

Top Critic

Unscored
Apr 28, 2021

New Pokémon Snap is pretty magical as well. It takes the unique formula of the 1999 original and expands on it just enough to feel like a completely new adventure, without diluting the simple joy of riding and snapping photos of impossible creatures.

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