Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is ranked in the 94th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 118 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 118 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Press Start
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 28, 2017

Ubisoft have crafted something extremely special in Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, and it's absolutely worth the time, effort, and patience to see it all the way through to the end. The references, the tone, and the way it all works with the Switch's portable nature makes it one of the platform's best by a good mile.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 28, 2017

Mario himself might not have been my favorite part of the game, but the reverence with which the game's creators hold Mario and friends was evident in every inch of this adventure. And it helped make the game come together so well.

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ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Aug 28, 2017
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GameXplain
Liked-a-lot
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked-a-lot
Aug 28, 2017
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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Aug 28, 2017

This wonky crossover is the unlikely source of a superbly designed tactical combat challenge as well as a charmingly silly adventure.

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Nintendojo
A-
A-
Aug 28, 2017

Considering how disparate all the elements found in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle appear on the surface, everything comes together astonishingly well when experienced as a whole. Ubisoft clearly wanted to do something unexpected with the crossover while not creating something too far out and unapproachable for longtime Mario and Rabbids fans.

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Player.One
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 29, 2017

Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a unique game that takes strengths from both properties and refines them into a kid-friendly tactics adventure game that keeps going long after the final boss fight, with plenty of things to collect, secrets to find, challenges to beat and even a Season Pass promising a bevy of future content.

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Washington Post
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 30, 2017

"Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" has lots of charmingly frivolous things to think about and it's easy to collapse into its world of tactical antics because its gameplay is so absorbing. In the most complimentary sense, it feels like something Nintendo might have done if its humor was a bit more rough.

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VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 30, 2017

If you had told me last year that one of my favourite games of 2017 would involve Rabbids I would've called you crazy. How wrong I was - it turns out having a franchise as solid and polished as Mario does wonders to ground the humour of the childish Rabbids, and ensures this is one of the most downright enjoyable strategy games I've played in quite some time.

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Hau5test
Yes
Yes
Sep 2, 2017
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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 12, 2017

Mario & Rabbids is far more than ‘my first strategy game’. It manages to make Rabbids likeable and even at times quite funny. The mashing with the Mario-verse means that everything feels vibrant and Nintendo-esque.

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Tech Advisor
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 19, 2017

Mario + Rabbids KIngdom isn't going to be a game that appeals to everyone with the slow pace and limited gameplay. It would need to be full multiplayer rather than optional co-op with a range of modes for that. However, it does have fun and casual nature and an easy going game for younger players to pick up.

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Scored Reviews

NEOsite
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2018

Ubisoft made a Mario game of the Nintendo's first party quality. It's a surprising gem which takes everything what's great in turn-based tactics.

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Victory Point
Sep 6, 2017

Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle is that it's a fantastic entry into the Mario franchise and offers a new way of playing a Mario based game with its unique perspective on the strategic gameplay and charming world that has great music.

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AusGamers
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

If The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wasn't enough to push your switch to Nintendo Switch, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle definitely should force your wallet. Gaming like this is as rare as hens Rabbid teeth.

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Continue-Magazin
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2017

This game is a blast for every fan of tactics games who wants to enjoy uncomplicated and short challenges. It's perfect for everyone and everywhere. Small complaints can't beat the overall impression of this unusual crossover.

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ZTGD
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

All of the nods to the Mario universe, how many staples of said universe feature in how the gameplay works with this unique title and the attention to every little detail makes this not only a fresh take on a classic character, but possibly my favorite Mario game ever.

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IGN Middle East
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a fun and challenging strategy game with battles that require you to be adaptable and keep switching between your team members and your arsenal of weapons. It is also a rewarding game to explore and provides easy but fun puzzles at the same time and gives you a welcome break from the mind-boggling battles. The chaotic world of Rabbids and the Kingdom of Mushroom Kingdom have been beautifully combined, highlighting the best aspects of both worlds. With its beautifully designed optics, charming (and crazy) characters, and creative problem solving, I can say that this game is easily one of my favorite games for 2017.

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Marooners' Rock
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

I can only hope this relationship with Nintendo and Ubisoft continues, because aside from Breath of the Wild, Mario + Rabbids is the best game on the Switch.

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Cheat Code Central
4.6 / 5.0
4.6 / 5.0
Aug 29, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a game that will surprise people. The level of quality and depth here is absolutely extraordinary. There are some very well thought out levels that involve doing more than just fighting one or two foes. The character movesets mean you'll have favorites you rely on often and others you find yourself needing for specialized situations. The campaign and hub are structured in a way that encourages you to return to retry levels or access new areas with recently acquired Beep-0 skills. It is one of the most charming and detailed games I have played in 2017 and I suspect it will go on to become one of the Switch's most memorable titles.

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VGProfessional
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the kind of exclusive the Nintendo Switch deserves. Gorgeous, simple to learn, yet difficult to master, this collaboration between Ubisoft and Nintendo is a work of art that nobody should miss on the Nintendo's latest console.

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Cerealkillerz
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is definitely offers the best from both worlds with a touch of XCOM. Tactical veterans will miss some challenge in most of the game but besides that the game is probably the best entry into the world of tactical RPGs. Also Super Mario and Ubisoft Fans will enjoy the amount of easter eggs and secrets hidden in the game.

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GameHaunt
Sep 19, 2017

You don’t need to be an adult or a very well experienced RPG player to play this game.

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Geeks Under Grace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was the the biggest surprise from Nintendo at E3 2017. Seemingly coming out nowhere and combining elements of gameplay that Nintendo hasn't really utilized before Ubisoft Milan and Nintendo came together to create one of Nintendo Switch's best games to date.

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NZGamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

The most Nintendo, non-Nintendo game ever made.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

It shouldn't work, but Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle coalesces into something that shows a reverence to Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom, but isn't afraid to challenge its ideas. It's a wonderful game in its own right, and a bit of magic for Nintendo's Switch that's far better than it has any right to be.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

Like a food pairing that shouldn't work but does, Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle overcame our scepticism and rewarded us with a supremely competent turn-based strategy game.

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Spaziogames
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

A crazy and extremely fun mash-up, embellished by an excellent combat system and a compelling soundtrack by the eternal Grant Kirkhope.

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Slant Magazine
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of the most creative turn-based tactical games in years.

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ThisGenGaming
9 / 10.0
ThisGenGaming
ThisGenGaming Reviews

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is another hit for the Nintendo Switch, and is a must buy for many different fans. Fans of Mario, fans of Rabbids, fans of turn based shooters should all have their eyes on this wacky but brilliant collaboration.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 28, 2017

The unlikely collision of Mario and Rabbid franchises is delightfully charming, and features a deeply satisfying turn-based tactics system underneath its colorful skin.

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GearNuke
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 28, 2017

Despite being one of the most crazy collaboration so far from Nintendo, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle ends up being a highly competent strategy RPG with an addictive combat and progression system.

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USgamer
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a game that sounds like it shouldn't be any good. On the contrary, Ubisoft has crafted a charming adventure for Mario and its Rabbids. The game streamlines the strategy combat experience while still offering surprising depth. Its world is absolutely beautiful, full of color, life, and hints of Mario's long history. Mario + Rabbids has no right being this good. It's not perfect, but it stands as one of the better gaming surprises of 2017.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a gorgeous adventure and an engrossing tactical romp, offering a solid challenge and some unique combat quirks that will please tactical fans.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2017

All in all, though, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is yet another fantastic game you should have in your library if you own a Nintendo Switch. It's clear that Ubisoft respects the sanctity of these iconic Nintendo characters, and the game certainly does them justice. Kingdom Battle might not be the most challenging tactical RPG around, but it does offer a satisfying combat flow, and provides ample opportunities for players to come up with interesting strategies and team compositions to complete a map with.

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Digiato
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 5, 2017

Unlike some of the most recent Ubisoft games and just like Rayman, Mario + Rabbids have been made with some kind of passion that we rarely see among third party developers. when Ubisoft makes a game with passion and craze, the output is almost certainly a masterpiece.

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WellPlayed
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2017

A trip to the Mushroom Kingdom by way of Ubisoft and the Rabbids, this risky move pays off with an addictive and challenging turn-based strategy RPG full of great fan service and more than a few laughs

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

The developers at Ubisoft Milan and Paris took their time to figure what works about strategy games and elevated it to a form that can be enjoyed by many. Add to that the pure cleverness of the adventure, and what results in an absolute must play for Nintendo Switch owners. This is the best game the Rabbids have starred in and they only needed Mario to achieve it.

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We Got This Covered
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is an absorbing and addictive experience that combines unpredictable, tactically deep, turn-based strategy gameplay and dexterously imbues it with the humor and heart of a traditional Mario adventure.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2017

While not a traditional Mario or Rabbids game, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle contains enough elements from both franchises to appeal to fans of either series.

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Stevivor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

It uses humour that kids will appreciate, but parents and adult gamers will get more from. Best yet, it doesn't hold your hand, demanding a carefully-planned strategy to accomplish your goals.

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 27, 2017

Whether you still struggle to comprehend the unexpected collision that the irreverent Rabbids have had with the Mushroom Kingdom or not, in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft Milan readily proves at every turn that even the wackiest ideas can result in a sensational experience. With infectious humour, it will soon win you over to prove itself absolutely unmissable.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a must have for Switch-owning fans of turn-based tactical games. More importantly, such is the style and depth on offer that it's also ideal for those that haven't played much of the genre, for whom 'X-COM' sounds like a silly acronym from a war movie. It introduces the concept in the best possible way, and then utilises its own ideas for what becomes a smart and - at times - deliciously challenging experience.It's perfectly acceptable to be surprised by Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, as many have been since its E3 reveal. The end result delivers on all of the potential that we could suddenly see back in June; even if you don't actually like the Rabbids, this game - and its familiar Mario cast and setting - is so good that Ubisoft's mascots are likeable. Well, almost.

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Easy Allies
Aug 28, 2017
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Atomix
90 / 100
90 / 100
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the game that every third-party should aspire to create for the Nintendo Switch: its fun, inspiring, and just seems to push the hardware to its limits. Ubisoft did a great job capturing Mario's world and gives us a very entertaining experience.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a wonderfully pleasant surprise that masterfully accomplishes almost everything that it tries to do.

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Digitally Downloaded
Aug 30, 2017

Mario + Rabbids could have been so much worse than this, but somehow Ubisoft's really done something special with it. And, as one of the rare cases where Nintendo has loaned its most precious property out to a third party, Ubisoft has done something that, I hope, Nintendo itself will be proud of.

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Gadgets 360
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 7, 2017

All in all, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a fantastic addition to the Switch line-up, and it's also a great strategy game that brings fresh ideas to the genre.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Aug 29, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle features excellent turn-based strategy gameplay and buttery smooth combat and animations. A fluid and fun must-have for Switch owners and strategy fans alike.

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Use a Potion
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2017

Who would have thought that a crossover of Mario and the Rabbids would be so damn fun to play? I thoroughly enjoyed my time venturing across the Mushroom Kingdom and taking part in tactical battles, with the accessible nature of combat proving to be entertaining even for newbies to the strategy genre. Add to the that the stunning visuals, the constant introduction of new mechanics, and the challenging yet fair difficulty curve and it’s hard not find yourself totally absorbed in Ubisoft’s bizarrely brilliant concoction. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle offers a fresh and unique experience that stands out as one of the Nintendo Switch’s best titles.

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Invision Community
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 6, 2017

The love and attention to detail from the developers, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Paris and Ubisoft Milan have made me smile, giggle, laugh, and enjoy my time in a world that they have created. I am not a huge fan of turn-based games, but what Ubisoft has done here with Nintendo IP's and their brand of anarchy the Rabbids, mold really well and I want more, a lot more.

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Sirus Gaming
8.9 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
Roxanne Co
8.9 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2017

More fun than anyone ever expected, and then some. One of the few Switch titles worth owning – a weird one, to be sure. If you haven’t bought a Switch yet, this game and Breath of the Wild will be worth it.

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Impulsegamer
4.4 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
Sep 8, 2017

A strategy based game that's challenging and well-designed enough, it might just have you shrieking "BWAAAAH!"

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Hobby Consolas
88 / 100
88 / 100
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a unique adventure, it's the clash of two worlds that seemingly have nothing in common, but work really great together. The use of Ubisoft's Snowdrop Engine really fits a colorful adventure that looks great on the screen, and that is capable of getting a laugh out of you when you least expect it

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COGconnected
88 / 100
88 / 100
Aug 28, 2017

With every successive stage the potential dangers grow, and new ones are always being added to the pile.

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Red Value Gaming
87 / 100
87 / 100
Sep 16, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of the easiest strategy games to get into. It teaches the mechanics to the players well and encourages them to experiment with them. If you are interested in tactical games, you should definitely try it out. Especially, as the game is void of any major flaws. The whacky humour further adds to the charm of the game.

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Everyeye.it
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

A quirky crossover that seamlessly blends two universes apparently far away, a compelling strategic game that despite its simplicity has a lot of depth to it (and one that could be a perfect introduction to the genre) and above all a production that truly captures that special, peculiar Nintendo feel: well played Crying Ubisoft Man, well played.

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GBAtemp
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2017

M+R Kingdom Battle is truly a gem in the crown lineup of Nintendo Switch games. It has proven its worth tenfold, and is in the rare position of having me excited for what lies ahead for it in the form of its season pass.

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IGN Spain
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Sometimes crossovers surprise us by bringing together in the same title two apparently disconnected licenses like these. In addition, the game allows us to see an unprecedented genre in the adventures of the italian plumber as is the turn-based strategy, and the result could not be better for this debut.

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GamePro
86 / 100
86 / 100
Aug 29, 2017

Excellent Mario-Rabbids-Crossover with beautiful worlds, deep character system and strategic battles. A must-have for the Switch.

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IGN Italy
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Simply put: one of the best games available today on Nintendo Switch.

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LevelUp
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

Underneath the odd blend of Mario with the Rabbids lies a very good SRPG. Its combat mechanics are frantic, fun and complex enough to make the whole campaign a joy to play. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a nice surprise, there is no doubt about it.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2017

Mario + Rabbids delivers a fun and refreshing take on the Mario experience that only scratches the surface of this new tactical shooter's potential. Difficulty can vary wildly and the inability to save mid-battle might frustrate some folks while also making the game a bit tough for a younger audience. Its combination of humor and solid tactical gameplay, however, makes the game exactly the kind of title that Nintendo needs from third-party developers to build up its new system's library.

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GRYOnline.pl
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

The best part of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is its gameplay design. Exploring various worlds is pleasant and thanks to smart location of gold coins you can't get lost. The combat is simple but there are new mechanisms and character introduced every now and then so it doesn't become boring. My encounter with Mario and the Rabbids lasted for more than a dozen of hours and it was really fun.

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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

If you own a Nintendo Switch, you want this game, period. I didn’t know I wanted this mashup, but now that we have it, I can’t wait for the DLC, and I definitely want sequels.

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EGM
8.5 / 10.0
Ray Carsillo

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle may not be the deepest tactical RPG, but it delivers a solid all-around experience that takes advantage of the strengths of both Mario and the Rabbids—making for one of the most surprisingly enjoyable game experiences you're likely to have this year.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

While Kingdom Battle's puzzles won't win any awards, the robust selection of challenging tactical battles entertains from beginning to end

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Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle manages to not only combine two very different franchises in what most thought to be an impossible manner; it also offers an accessible yet demanding and deep experience where no matter how difficult things may get, it remains an absolute joy to play.

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SA Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2017

To Davide Soliani and Ubisoft, I offer my apologies. This is one hell of a game and I can’t wait to squeeze every treasure and perfect rating out of the game. I honestly hope that this introduces the wonderful world of turn-based tactics to more people.

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Expansive
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

Ubisoft has achieved the impossible, they’ve not only given Mario his own XCOM game, they’ve created a third-party franchise that should remain a Nintendo staple in years to come.

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GamesBeat
85 / 100
85 / 100
Aug 28, 2017

The Switch has had a great debut year, and Mario + Rabbids is another, if unexpected, excellent addition to its software library.

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Zoomg
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle proves that the combination of an eastern idea with the western one, can lead to a great result. this game has problems like the lack of online multiplayer or low variety in playable characters. but on the other hand Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom has a great campaign which can keep you entertained for a long time and make you forget the lack of online multiplayer. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom is a great game that every Nintendo switch owner will enjoy playing it.

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is another excellent addition to the Nintendo Switch's bustling first-year library of enjoyable titles. It does a great job of being accessible enough to lure strategy newcomers while also providing a good amount of challenge to vets. It comes with plenty of content to keep players going in solo and multiplayer modes, and every battle is entertaining. With a presentation that matches some of the better Super Mario titles out there, Mario + Rabbids is a perfect fit for your library.

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Pardis Game
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2017

In the end, we can say that Mario+Rabbids has become one of the best adventure games of the year by utilizaing interesting and innovative ideas which are presented in the form of a strategic gameplay, an exemplary game in terms of variety with a proper approach for the design that will bring you memorable moments. The only negative factor and disappointment of the game is the lack of an online part which prevents us from enjoying the game with others, whilst the game itself demands.

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The Jimquisition
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2017

Overall, I must say, I was really impressed by my time with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. It's a polished X-Com style game that removes some of the obtuse layers to ensure the early gameplay curve is accessible, uses humor very well, and kept me coming back for more.

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PowerUp!
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is an idea that has paid off big time. It’s a game that a lesser company would have avoided, but both Nintendo and Ubisoft have taken a risk and I’m frankly glad they did.

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RPG Fan
84%
84%
Sep 17, 2017

Mario + Rabbids defies the stigma the Rabbids bring to the table and delivers a solid tactics-based game.

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Gaming Masters
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

Mario + Rabbids is Easy to learn, challenging to play through and a brain melter when trying to finish the hardest challenges of the game, along with fantastic gameplay with lots of variety in characters, weapons and abilities invite to try and try again even after multiple failed attempts. However, the story is a bit flat and short

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GameCrate
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is an unexpected delight. Fans of tactical strategy games should absolutely pick this one up as soon as possible and enjoy dozens of hours of intense battles and detailed progression.

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Hey Poor Player
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 5, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a bright, beautiful, and truly wacky experience that proves what can be done when another studio works on a Nintendo license.

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Screen Rant
Sep 10, 2017

Nintendo and Ubisoft's partnership to develop Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for the Switch was a brilliant idea and we want more!

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3DNews
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

Doesn't matter if you're a fan of a tactic games or a newcomer to the genre, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will please you with colorful looks, great maps design and addictive gameplay. And this adorable rabbids will definitely steal your heart.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Aug 31, 2017

Despite owing so much to XCOM, this is a fantastically imaginative and enjoyable strategy game that's as accessible as the genre has ever been on consoles.

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VideoGamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 30, 2017

While Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle may have been the crossover that no one wanted, it's materialised as a really good one with some interesting systems, despite its smattering of shortcomings. It shouldn't work, but it does.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 30, 2017

If a tactical turn-based RPG based on a crossover between the Mario universe and the Raving Rabbids seemed extremely unlikely, then Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle makes it all very real and with gusto. Thanks to its fun and deep combat system, a variety of abilities and characters to choose from and overall magnetic appeal, this game is set to gain a place in the heart of fans and newcomers to the genre alike.

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Game Rant
Aug 28, 2017

This zany crossover from Nintendo and Ubisoft goes beyond initial expectations, setting up one of the more accessible and enjoyable turn-based strategy games in recent memory.

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TechnoBuffalo
Jan 27, 2018

Ubisoft nailed its first outing with Mario, hitting all the beats with its humor, story, music, and graphics. To say that it does Super Mario justice would undersell what the publisher accomplished. This is a Mario game through and through, and fans will love it.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Sep 9, 2017

An unlikely mash-up, Mario+Rabbids is a very unique game.  The turn-based strategy elements aren't going to be for everyone, but for Mario fans this alternative look into the Mushroom Kingdom isn't worth passing up.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Sep 10, 2017

With tight and brilliant gameplay, fun scenes featuring both Mario and Rabbids characters, a very detailed world, and challenges that'll keep you coming back, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch.

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Words About Games
8 / 10
Gamers Heroes
8 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

8 / 10
Aug 29, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a good first step towards what will hopefully become a series for Ubisoft and Nintendo. Fans of Mario games, strategy RPGs, or even Switch games in general should grab this without hesitation.

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M3
8 / 10
M3

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 1, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a strange mix-up, with surprisingly deep mechanics and addictive gameplay. Almost like a Nintendo version of the Xcom-series.

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GamesRadar+
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids gives you the action and strategy of XCOM in a way that does justice both to Mario and to the Rabbid's kooky style. Ubi's big E3 surprise is an unmissable Switch game.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 28, 2017

Having the Mario and Rabbids universes meet in a Tactical RPG could seem like a risky bet. But it works. Mario + Raving Rabbids Kingdom Battle is both a convincing crossover and a convincing Tactical RPG that fits perfectly on the Switch. And the local coop mode is just the icing on the cake.

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Arcade Sushi
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of the best mash-up games in Ubisoft and Nintendo's partnership, and is a surprisingly strong strategy game to boot.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 28, 2017

As strange as Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle sounds on paper, there are some really good ideas in the mix. Having XCOM's battle gameplay presented in a more light lighthearted fashion and greatly enhancing character movement are both excellent touches. It's not perfect, but there's a lot to like from this unlikely combination.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 4, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a hilarious, fun, and attractive looking title, despite some technical flaws here and there that are quickly overlooked due to all of its intrinsic qualities. If anything, this is perhaps the one Rabbid game that will truly push the critters into the realm of mainstream on a worldwide level, more so than they have ever been so far, simply because they are such a perfect fit with Mario in that universe, in a way that nobody would have ever expected. It's challenging, for sure, so fans of Mario who are wary of strategy games beware. If even ever so slightly interested in strategy, though, and willing to sit through it all, persevering as much as it takes to see it through to the end is a complete blast. Well worth checking out.

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IBTimes UK
Sep 2, 2017

Nothing about Mario Rabbids should work. It's enough of a shock that Ubisoft Milan managed to bring together these two worlds so well, then it successfully makes its cast the stars of a genre none of them has ever been near. Robust in how it plays and confident in its presentation, Kingdom Battle is exactly the kind of bold and fun exclusive Switch needed in its first year.

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Polygon
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids manages to walk a narrow road, offering up a legitimately challenging squad tactics experience without alienating the family friendly Mario audience. While it doesn't quite have the full layer of spit and polish of an in-house title, Ubisoft comes damn close to capturing that Nintendo magic.

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pressakey.com
Sep 20, 2017

Hats and Mario caps off to Ubisoft: Kingdom Battle is the best Mario world so far that's not made by Nintendo and the rare kind of game where the sidekicks, the Rabbids, outshine the famous cover stars. It might be lacking in variety over time and it would have been nice to kick the plumber out of the squad for a change, but these minor flaws can't ruin the fun of an otherwise surprisingly great tactical strategy adventure.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 25, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: The Battle of the Kingdom is one of the most unexpected and beautiful games of the year, which carries with it a deep tactical gameplay with the integration of role-playing and adventure elements. If you own a Nintendo Switch, you should buy this game.

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Respawning
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2017

There's some really fun gameplay, with great bosses. However the open world feels empty and I wish there was lots more content for returning players after a first time completion.

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TrueGaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

This game, all in all, deserves to be played even if you are not much of a Strategy games fan because Ubisoft had elegantly produced a "Nintendo" title which perhaps may surpass even Nintendo themselves if they had released a Mario game in the strategy genre.

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TrustedReviews
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is yet another great Nintendo Switch exclusive, and one of the most original Mario titles we've seen in a long time. It may not do much outside of the core combat, but even that is enough to keep you entertained for its duration.

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 27, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle smoothly merged two completely different worlds into a quirky, comical story with addictive gameplay. At the same time it managed to mold its own identity on a system that needs this kind of game.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario and Rabidds come together in a videogame with high doses of humor, entertainment and style. Ubisfot and Nintendo join forces to create a great exclusive for Nintendo Switch.

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PCMag
Oct 3, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle combines one of the most beloved names in video games with a horde of manic, cartoon rabbits for a surprisingly satisfying turn-based strategy experience.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has a special charm to it, which is something I didn't expect to say when first hearing about the project. While the allure of these two franchises coming together may be the draw for many, the surprising depth to its combat and the replayability that it offers are the real highlights. The fact that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle turned out as well as it did makes me hope to see Nintendo work with other developers again in the future to utilize their beloved characters in new, unique ways just like this.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Easily the best game the Rabbids have ever been in and quite possibly Mario's best non-Nintendo spin-off.

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PowerPyx
7.8 / 10.0
PowerPyx
PowerPyx
7.8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids is a nice mix of puzzles and turn-based tactical fights for younger audiences. It’s off to a slow start and gets better over time, containing a fair amount of content, collectibles and bonus challenges. It may not have the most elaborate combat system of all time but definitely brings unique ideas and concepts to the table.

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Wccftech
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle looks, plays and sounds better than you would've ever expected from such a confusing crossover - an interesting take on the X-COM formula that can start to feel tedious, but starts amazingly and will keep many players stuck into the turn-based strategy shooter.

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IGN
7.7 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

7.7 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Based on its colorful world, beautiful animation, and source material you might expect Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle to be “My first turn-based tactics game.” But you're in for a surprise: even for XCOM vets some of its battles are challenging puzzles. Some of its tougher levels do devolve into a trial-and-error slog, but a good mix of enemies, objectives, and character abilities keep things interesting.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle's guts are impressive, but its main event feels like a [good] expansion for a fleshed-out strategy RPG that has more to offer than a great combat system. By the time it opens up halfway in and you really start to delve into the skill tree, it begs to be played. But until then both exploration and some battles feel like going through the motions in a "kinda sorta" tutorial way.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gets more right than wrong in creating a casual and fun tactics experience, but tedious puzzle sections and a shotgun approach to Mario references holds it back from greatness.

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New Game Network
71 / 100
71 / 100
Aug 28, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is very charming and the whole aesthetic is a labor of love. However, pesky gameplay shortcomings and a nasty difficulty spike halfway through hamper this Nintendo love-letter.

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SmashPad
Sep 12, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a joy to play and is one of the most charming releases of the year.

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Gameplanet
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2017

That a crossover as bonkers as "Mario plus Rabbids by way of XCOM" even exists is to be celebrated, and fortunately it's an absorbing title that's only slightly diminished by some simplistic cover mechanics.

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Giant Bomb
Nov 13, 2017

This rollercoaster ride of a turn-based strategy game starts out almost impossibly strong, but by the end I mostly wished it'd been over three hours earlier.

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