Percentile Rank

Patapon Remastered is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

32%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Aug 10, 2017

Patapon is simple, elegant, and utterly delightful.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 7, 2017

As special as it was ten years ago, Patapon Remastered is a glorious example of when art, music and gameplay coalesce into something far more intoxicating than its sum parts would have you expect.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2017

Ten years after it debuted on a handheld a fifth the size of a PS4, Patapon remains an utterly unique experience. For the life of me I couldn't tell you what lessons it could hold for future games, but I'm glad it's in a position for more folks to enjoy all over again.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2017

Patapon's primal rhythmic challenges and its keen real-time strategy blend together to create an unusual yet still unique game that's as charming as ever. It does however, feel better suited to being played on a handheld than on the big screen.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2017

Patapon Remastered is a worthy remastering of a classic game that deserves to be checked out. If you can't take an intense difficulty curve, however, you may find yourself frustrated at a lack of progress early in on the campaign. Sticking with it, and getting used to Patapon's many mechanics being used, however, will likely result in a slow but steady mastering of all your drums. A lack of modern features, such as even simple leaderboards for each level, feels like a missed opportunity, but most fans of the series will be happy just to see a return of the beloved Patapon, and at a reasonable price of $14.99 ($11.99 for PS+ members) to boot.

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Saudi Gamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 2, 2017

An enhanced version of a great and unique game that is one of the PSP's best. If you haven't tried it before do not miss it this time.

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Sirus Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2017

Overall, Patapon is a game that deserves its second chance and HD treatment. It’s a game with a unique concept, while managing to pull it off. It’s both a great RPG and rhythm game. While this entry shows it’s initial design flaws, especially with teaching its mechanics, it’s still a game worth playing. It doesn’t hurt too that those little patapon creatures are so cute with their dancing and musical chants.

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bemanistyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Patapon Remastered is a great and addicting gameplay experience. The rewarding boss fights make up for some of the weaker levels and the sound and visuals fully cement Patapon as a great remaster. However, the bad first impression, occasional difficulty spike and lack of instructions hold it back from being outstanding.

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Atomix
72 / 100
72 / 100
Aug 3, 2017

Patapon Remastered is a decent new version of a great PSP game.

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Impulsegamer
3.6 / 5.0
3.6 / 5.0
Aug 10, 2017

Unlike some who may be considering picking this up, I was a fan of the original release of Patapon and, as such, found that despite my initial misgivings playing Patapon on the PS4 is generally just as fun as it was in portable format.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Aug 3, 2017

The mix of rhythm action and strategy gameplay is still as inspired as ever, with visuals that polish up impressively well on the PlayStation 4.

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IGN Spain
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2017

Like the original, Patapon Remastered proves that rhythm games can hide many other genres inside to have a fun as well as complex game.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2017

Patapon Remastered is let down by an input lag issue and some low resolution assets ruining an otherwise fantastic game.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 6, 2017

Patapon Remastered is a decent port of the madcap PSP title. It's a unique, challenging game with real personality that fans of rhythm and/or strategy will have fun with over its ten hour campaign. Difficulty spikes and some well hidden key items can put a dampener on things, while the audio mix isn't quite up to scratch. Fortunately, the fun, simplistic gameplay is compelling enough that you won't be too worried about its flaws. Fans will love the trip down memory lane, but we also hope newcomers will drum up the enthusiasm to give this a go.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2017

Even though we didn't experience any input lag during our playtime with Patapon Remastered, we're not fully satisfied with this remaster, which adds nothing in term of new content and doesn't alleviate the little problems the original had. Still, Patapon is fun as it was ten years ago.

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LevelUp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2017

Patapon aged very well and it's nice to play it now on the PS4. This remastered version is just a decent way to enjoy the rhythm and strategy of the PSP classic with polished graphics.

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WellPlayed
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2017

Sony brings a cult classic to a wider audience but does so with little fanfare or consideration

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SA Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2017

If you’re a fan of rhythm games, you should definitely check it out just for its novelty. Even with the game’s flaws, there is still a classic rhythm experience with a bunch of eyeball creatures waiting to be experienced.

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PlayStation Universe
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2017

Patapon Remastered most certainly looks and plays the part, shining beautifully on the PS4 with zero hiccups in gameplay during my experience. Due to the repetitive grindy nature, however, it is best left bookending longer play sessions of other games, and is ill-suited to a home console, unless you could take it on the go as well, as with the Switch.

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VGN
6.5 / 10.0
Tommaso Stio

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2017

Patapon is back with its original personality thanks to a new remastered edition ready to entertain the PS4 fan base, even if this porting lacks of the same compelling experience found in the PSP version.

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SomHráč.sk
60%
60%
Aug 31, 2017

Patapon Remastered offers relatively clever gameplay, but sometimes it's a really frustrating experience. And you definitely won't appreciate very poorly made cutscenes and many crashes. It's not a bad game, but the remaster is average.

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NEOsite
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2017

Magical game with nice remastered graphics. Unfortunately there is no sense in playing since there is too big input lag.

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IGN Italy
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2017

Patapon Remastered is a broken game and a frustrating experience. What a pity!

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Press Start
4 / 10
4 / 10
Aug 7, 2017

I don't know if my expectations were too high, but due to a unforgettable soundtrack, lacklustre strategy mechanics and largely boring gameplay, Patapon is an interesting concept, which couldn't decide whether to focus on the music or strategy elements and ended up in an awkward and messy middle ground.

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Everyeye.it
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2017

Patapon Remastered is actually the furthest thing from the well-deserved celebration of a glorious little cult: due to an insane amount of input lag, the game in its current state is simply not only an unplayable broken mess, but also a true offense to the immediate and unique gameplay that made the original so incredibile.

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