Kirby and the Forgotten Land Reviews

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is ranked in the 93rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby's long anticipated move to 3D platforming sees the series step up to a new level of invention and wonder.

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Tom Marks
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land successfully warps the series' classic mix of ability-based combat, platforming, and secret hunting into the third dimension.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Mar 23, 2022

One of the best Kirby games ever made and while the formula hasn't changed as much as it first seems it's also one of the most enjoyable co-op titles of recent years.

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Mar 23, 2022

Kirby's latest adventure is an absolute treat and one you won't want to miss. With more open platforming in an eye-grabbing 3D world, a generous helping of fantastic features in Waddle Dee Town, and the introduction of Mouthful Mode, Kirby and the Forgotten Land offers up a memorable experience that will undoubtedly make you smile.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2022
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9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby thankfully remains as charming as ever and this new adventure can effortlessly provide hours of glee.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land burns too brightly, too soon, and that initial joy was hard to recall by the time the credits rolled.

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9 / 10
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the biggest and most inventive entry in the long-running franchise.

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Unscored
Apr 21, 2022

From its rapture beginnings to its M. Night Shyamalan-like twist ending, Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a shining example that Kirby warrants his lion’s share of open-world treatment alongside other Nintendo properties like Legend of Zelda and Mario.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2022

I came in expecting a very serviceable Kirby adventure and got a lot more, but with those same straightforward and effortless virtues that past games have commanded.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2022

Truth be told, Kirby has lacked an essential game throughout his entire history, despite being one of the most recognizable video game mascots around. While Kirby and the Forgotten Lands may not quite be up there with the greats of the genre, it’s an incredibly pleasant experience with a great degree of thoughtfulness put into it, from the charming touches littered throughout its overgrown and unkempt world, through to its unabashed emphasis on fun as best evidenced in its hub world. This is a great Switch exclusive for players of all skill levels.

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80 / 100
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land may not be the revolution some were expecting, but it is still a great platform game. We love the new transformations, setting, and lots of extras and minigames.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2022

‎Kirby and The Forgotten Land more than meets my expectations by offering innovation and fun throughout the adventure. Its environment open to exploration together with its mini-games, puzzles and cooperative mode, extend the experience in a satisfactory way. This ambitious installment from Nintendo and HAL Laboratory will please both diehard fans of the saga, as well as new to it.‎

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9 / 10
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land makes Kirby's jump to 3D feel effortless, but it's much more than that, with the vibrantly styled decaying world to explore and the Mouthful Modes that will have you laughing with each new one that's discovered.

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Ollie Barder
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2022

Overall, Kirby and the Forgotten Land is an amazing and involved modern platformer, with a surprising amount of content. While Super Mario 3D World gets a lot of attention on the Switch, Kirby and the Forgotten Land is actually the better game and pushes the platforming genre forward in a surprisingly involved way.

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9 / 10
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is one of, if not the best, Kirby games ever made.

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VG247
Top Critic
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a little safe at points to make it a proper all-timer, but I’m not sure that was ever the intention. It’s a game that is easy to like, can be played by everyone, and sits nicely alongside other Switch exclusives from Nintendo. If Kirby becoming a car is everything you want in life, good for you and welcome to your new favorite game of all time. For me, Kirby remains just below A-tier, which is still a great place to be. It’s often where some of the tastiest snacks are.

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IGN Spain
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a very successful translation of the spirit of the series to three-dimensional environments. A relaxed experience that shifts away from tension to focus on rhythm, and that climbs nicely to reach the epic level to which we are accustomed in the franchise's titles. Beautiful worlds, a soundtrack that makes it almost impossible to stand still, and many ideas to make surprise a constant. A remarkable videogame that will undoubtedly serve as a basis for the future of the franchise.

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Unscored
Mar 23, 2022

Try it if you're looking for a break from the punishing difficulty you might be finding in other games these days.

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8.2 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is one of the best games in Kirby's history. The renewal is limited, but everything works well and there is a desire to feel important and to live a "real" adventure that they have rarely found in the story of the pink hero.

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