Kirby and the Forgotten Land Reviews

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

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is another great platforming epic from Nintendo that will constantly challenge the player. There’s a good balance between combat and platforming that keeps the game fresh and compelling throughout. There are tons of secrets and replay value that will keep players coming back for a long time.

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Mar 29, 2022

I’m not the world’s biggest fan of platformers, but I can’t help but delight at what Kirby and the Forgotten Land offers. It’s bright, wholesome, charming, funny and memorable. It’s also a near-flawless example of Nintendo at its very best.

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Apr 8, 2022

I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t adore our pink, lovable and friend-shaped Nintendo mascot, Kirby. If they don’t, maybe they aren’t to be trusted… Anyway, yes, Kirby is back with the first 3D action-platformer in the series, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, on the Nintendo Switch! The title was first announced in September 2021 in a Nintendo Direct; I was instantly enamoured with the abandoned city overtaken by nature vibes, which I’ve expressed my love for in my Cloud Gardens preview and review.

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9.6 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is easily the best game the franchise has seen. It's an absolute delight from start to finish, filled with imaginative platforming and clever puzzles. With Forgotten Land, Nintendo has finally delivered the definitive Kirby experience.

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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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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is one of the absolute best first-party titles the Nintendo Switch has to offer. The game feels great to play, looks wonderful, and introduces a vibrant and surprising world packed with new mechanics, challenges, and content. Kirby fans have been waiting a long time for his first 3D game and Forgotten Land truly is the pink one's Super Mario 64 or Zelda: Ocarina of Time, so puff out a sigh of relief and eat hearty.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land isn’t just a mere leap into the third dimension, but more of a behemoth pole vault. It packs a massive punch for 3D-platformer fans, and has the same level of excellence, polish, and charm as a mainline Mario title. Though I can’t give the game a perfect score due to its relatively short length and minor graphical glitches, the next generation of the Kirby series is finally here, and it’s painstakingly phenomenal. I couldn’t be more excited for what the bright-looking future holds from the creative geniuses over at Hal Laboratory.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land knows how to make the most of the strengths of the pink puffball franchise to deliver a game that is undeniably one of its greatest peaks. Although the transition to a fully three-dimensional world took many years, Kirby's new game manages to stay true to what has always been the essence of the series: fun accessible to all and a beautiful challenge for those who want to delve deeper into the exploration of their world.

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9.5 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2022

Kirby is back in an epic adventure, making Kirby and the Forgotten Land the most fully realized entry into a series already known for quality and charm.

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91 / 100
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a dream to all Kirby fans. Easily, the best game of the series and a perfect way to celebrate the 30th anniversary. Going for a full 3D game, was the right choice.

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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
Mar 23, 2022

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

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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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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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9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land adds challenge and adventure in a way that the series has never seen before. An essential purchase and a lovely surprise.

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Mar 27, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is fun, relaxing, and challenging all at once. Kirby's first major leap into 3D is an incredible success, with new mechanics and altered gameplay providing a familiar-yet-unique experience for any fan of the series. Forgotten Land provides incredible foundations for the future of 3D Kirby games, and one can only hope that HAL will continue to build upon them.

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90 / 100
Apr 2, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is an excellent first foray into 3D for the pink puffball. There's so much to see and do on this adorable adventure it's hard to focus on just one thing for long, and it'll keep fans new and old entertained for some time.

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