Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey Reviews Summary

Innovative Mechanics
Smart Retro Nods
Perfect Platforming

Summary: Mario Odyssey succeeds in living up to the influential legacy of Super Mario 64. A standout platforming experience full of brilliant ideas and imaginative worlds.

Rating Summary

Based on 145 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

97

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 145 critic reviews
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10 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Mario's games have been around for almost as long as game consoles have been a thing, but thankfully, he's always evolving. We rarely get the same Mario twice. Super Mario Odyssey delivers on that ongoing promise of originality and innovation: It distills the venerable series' joyful, irreverent world and characters and best-in-class platforming action, and introduces a steady stream of new and unexpected mechanics. It's all spun together into a generational masterpiece.

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Essential
Oct 26, 2017

One of the most daring and influential game designs of all time makes a long overdue comeback in Mario's most madcap adventure yet.

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Nov 1, 2017
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Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey successfully brings the series up to date and opens it up to a new audience, while still retaining every ounce of its nostalgia and retro charm.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

10 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

A joyful celebration – and evolution – of the Super Mario series, that encapsulates all the fun and creativity of video gaming at its very best.

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9.8 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

With hundreds of moons to collect and a dizzying number of secrets to unearth, Super Mario Odyssey is a monster of a game that rarely dips in the fun department

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

For a character nearing 40 years old, it's amazing that Mario has remained not only a beloved character but one whose games are generally expected to be great. From that perspective, it's no surprise that Super Mario Odyssey is, yes, a great game. But more than that, it's a fantastic, even fundamental addition to Mario's legacy. From a plumber to a doctor to a tennis star to, uh, a Goomba, Mario has endured. No, this will not be the last Mario game, but it is almost certain to be lauded as one of his best.

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10 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a massive and magnificent celebration of Nintendo's most iconic hero.

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Oct 26, 2017

The soul of Super Mario 64 is alive and well in the plumber's surreal and stunning new adventure.

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Unscored
Oct 26, 2017

Every element gelled so well that I was simply enraptured by the beauty of the whole experience.

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