Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Reviews Summary

Colorful Crossover
Surprisingly Deep Gameplay
Genuine Humor

Summary: Despite it overstaying its welcome, just about everyone agrees that Kingdom Battle is a joyous merger of Mario and Rabbids. The tactical gameplay is simple enough for kids but has the complexities you'd expect from the genre.

Rating Summary

Based on 121 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

Based on 121 critic reviews
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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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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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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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Aug 28, 2017
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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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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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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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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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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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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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