Percentile Rank

Luigi's Mansion is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 43 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 43 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Polygon
Unscored
Polygon

Top Critic

Unscored
Oct 12, 2018

In the end, the port is the Luigi of Nintendo projects: a fun, weird game that doesn't quite get the love and attention it deserves.

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GameXplain
Liked-a-lot
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked-a-lot
Oct 11, 2018
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GameCloud
Yes
Yes
Oct 30, 2018

The re-release of Luigi’s Mansion provides the perfect platform for fans who’re looking to re-engage with the series before the tentatively titled “Luigi’s Mansion 3” releases on the Nintendo Switch next year. It was also a fantastic throwback to the early 2000s for a 30-year-old kid who made the error of straying from the path of N, and I relished every second playing this GameCube classic and will continue to cherish the series as a Luigi diehard. All I can say is put your money where your mouth is, and back the guy in green!

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Nintendojo
B+
B+
Oct 31, 2018

Don't sleep on this one, as it's a perfect way of introducing fans to the series and refreshing longtime ones as they await Luigi's Mansion 3 on Switch!

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Scored Reviews

Expansive
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2018

For the most part, Luigi’s Mansion is a great and welcome port on 3DS with many neat new features and additions to enhance and add longevity to the overall game.

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 18, 2018
Cerealkillerz
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2018

Returning to the haunted estate after seventeen years should feel outdated, but Luigi´s Mansion deserves its rightful remake on the Nintendo 3DS. Not one ounce of charme has been lost in the faithful handheld port as Luigi screams and tumbles through his spooky adventure. With some minor control issues aside, the gameplay is still as it was back in the day.

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Video Chums
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2018

Luigi's Mansion is one of Nintendo's most unique games.

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Atomix
81 / 100
81 / 100
Oct 16, 2018

A great new version for one of the most beloved classic Gamecube Games.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Oct 24, 2018

Luigi's Mansion was great when it first arrived, and this remake is even more polished and complete than the first. There are a lot of problems with the controls in the game, but the creative and diverse gameplay combined with a beautiful bevy of graphics make the experience worth the frustration.

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Geeks Under Grace
8 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Andrew Feister
8 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2018

Luigi's Mansion is one for the fans. If you enjoyed the original seventeen years ago, you have plenty reason to revisit the mansion. Even if you did not play it back then, you should check it out now.

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pressakey.com
Oct 30, 2018

Luigi's first appearance as a ghost hunter hasn't lost any of his charm and is still a great pleasure in 2018 - but he's clearly the loser compared to his successor on the same console.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 19, 2018

Although its release on 3DS doesn't provide much new content, Luigi's Mansion is clearly a classic. Its clever level design and fun characters certainly hold up after 17 years, even if the graphics may not. This release seems best suited for those new to the game, but it can be enjoyed by all Luigi fans.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 17, 2018

For someone who hasn't played Luigi's Mansion before, this 3DS port is a good way to have an opportunity to dive in.

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Rely On Horror
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2018

Luigi's Mansion lives again on 3DS!

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 27, 2018

If you've never adventured with Mario's lankier brother throughout his haunted mansion exploits, Luigi's Mansion 3DS is absolutely worth the price of admission. In fact, even if you tore through it when it first made its debut, it's fun to recruit a friend to go through it with you again – perhaps one of you can pretend the other is Mario in spirit, looking for himself? In any case, with Luigi's Mansion 3 on the horizon, it's good to be able to play the entirety of the two-game series so far on one system, and if you need a lighthearted romp for Halloween, this will certainly do the trick...or treat.

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Rice Digital
Oct 19, 2018

Luigi's Mansion is out now for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Do you think you will pick this title up? Did you love the original game as much as we did? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter, and check back for more Nintendo coverage as well as articles on other Japanese games.

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PowerUp!
8 / 10.0
PowerUp!
Jackson Wall
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2018

It's still a great game and definitely worth playing especially now that it's portable, but it's a shame it was released for 3DS and not Switch.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 11, 2018

Luigi's Mansion proves that there's still life in the 3DS, even as the Switch seems positioned to become its replacement.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 23, 2018

Freeing Luigi's Mansion from the GameCube's back catalogue, Grezzo's remake of the game for 3DS is fantastic, going far beyond a simple port. That said, the 3DS isn't always the best home for the ghostbusting action and the controls feel a bit too slow and awkward when it counts.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2018

Luigi's Mansion 3DS is a faithful and impressive remake of the GameCube classic, just don't expect much more than that.

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IGN Italy
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2018

After all these years, Luigi's Mansion it would be an even more enjoyable game, if it wasn't for a problematic controller scheme. But still, it's an unforgettable adventure in a funny little world.

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Hobby Consolas
78 / 100
78 / 100
Oct 17, 2018

Once again, Grezzo shows that making remakes is his thing. It may not have been as successful as in other cases, but the adaptation of the GameCube classic to 3DS is quite remarkable. Despite the failures of the control system, it's still just as fun and entertaining, even a little more than the original thanks to the additions.

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Daily Nintendo
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2018

Luigi's Mansion has been succesfully transfered to the 3DS. This old GameCube title has a great gameplay feeling, graphically however it is a bit dated and stiff.

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Spaziogames
7.6 / 10.0
Spaziogames
DottorKillex

Top Critic

7.6 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2018

It wasn't simple to bring a gamecube title to a portable console, and at the end of its life, but Luigi's Mansion on 3DS has something to tell on this generation of console. Some problems of the original game remain in the porting process, especially backtracking and clunky controls, but they don't ruin the experience with the game.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2018

Some technical and control issues aside, I still think the 3DS version of Luigi's Mansion is a solid option for newcomers or for people looking to revisit this GameCube classic. Catching various ghosts and completing Professor E. Gadd's gallery is a perfect time burner on the go and Grezzo have done a solid job bringing Luigi's Mansion to the 3DS. I just don't know if I'd prioritize playing the 3DS version over the GameCube version in the future.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2018

Luigi's Mansion for the 3DS isn't a perfect game, but it provides plenty of fun for a decent price. The main issues with the game boils down to the controls and how it impacts the rest of the experience, but at least it looks good and has plenty of bonus content with the port.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2018

Luigi's Mansion is a charming and scary experience that appeared originally in Nintendo Gamecube and now arrives to Nintendo 3DS with some interesting added content. Luigi and his ghosts to take away.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Oct 17, 2018

Luigi's Mansion is a game that didn't necessarily need a remake, but I'm glad this exists. The writing and mechanics hold up and it's still mostly a joy to play. I only wish the controls would have been refined a bit more to catch up with modern standards.

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WellPlayed
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2018

Luigi’s Mansion 3DS brings the Gamecube classic to the handheld platform, packing in the memorable ghostbusting adventure of the original, alongside some new features

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ZTGD
7 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2018

Luigi's Mansion on 3DS is strictly a remake for people who either no longer have a copy of Luigi's Mansion or have never played it before. To anyone who still has their original Gamecube copy, just play that; the additions are not worth $40. It's still a great game by all accounts because the design of the game is fun and it is completely playable, but the controls in this version are just awful and with Dark Moon on the same console there's absolutely no excuse for that.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2018

Luigi's Mansion 3DS brings the Gamecube original to Nintendo's portable system with some nice enhancements such as improved visuals and a second screen. Admittedly, it could have benefited from even more improvements as certain aspects feel a bit dated. The controls can be an issue at times as well. That being said, it still retains a lot of that Nintendo charm, making it worth a first look for players who missed the original or Luigi's Mansion lovers who want to play it on the go.

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CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2018

Luigi's Mansion remains the classic it always was, but it's little more than 3DS life-support.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 11, 2018

The GameCube classic comes to the 3DS with minimal changes, and it's held up pretty well.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 9, 2018

Those who are familiar with it have the chance to enjoy this rather short and linear adventure once again, even if its motion controls feel like they could use some improvement. Thanks to Luigi's very own personality and character and to how accessible the overall experience is, players new and seasoned can (re)live this contemporary Nintendo classic, now on a handheld double screen format.

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Nintendo Insider
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 25, 2018

Luigi’s Mansion has received a decent port to the Nintendo 3DS. Nothing more, nothing less. It isn’t the Nintendo Switch port that I’m sure most of us would have preferred, but that does not deter from the fact that this is still a very good game.

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2018

With so many unique ideas, it's amazing how much Nintendo got right with this imaginative new franchise when it debuted back in 2001. While the controls aren't the best on the 3DS (a proper second analog stick would do quite nicely), the game still holds plenty of charm.

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DualShockers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2018

While some parts of Luigi's Mansion may be beginning to show their wear, by and large the game is still just as much of a quirky, experimental romp as it was 17 years ago and a completely fun experience for players new and old to enjoy. Releasing just in time for Halloween, Luigi's Mansion captures the essence of the season in a delightfully creepy way that will make it enjoyable for younger players, while also giving older players a chance at rediscovering the GameCube cult classic. With Luigi's Mansion 3 on the way for Nintendo Switch next year, 3DS owners now have the ability to play the series' first two titles in one place, and even though it has a few blemishes, Luigi's Mansion is still worth a return trip…just don't mind some of the residents while you visit.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Az Elias

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 26, 2018

Short but sweet perfectly sums up Luigi's haunted quest. Very little has changed in the transition from GameCube to 3DS, except for slightly inferior visuals and way worse controls...unless using the Circle Pad Pro. With the added benefit of the attachment, Luigi's Mansion plays exceptionally well, and is an enjoyable, if easy, romp through the spooky mansion that really kicked off Luigi's gaming career.

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NintendoWorldReport
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2018

Really, it is the same GameCube game with a sprinkling of flourishes here and there for the 3DS.

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God is a Geek
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2018

Luigi's Mansion is a great place to visit, but while its presence is welcome in 2018 it really could have done with some modernisation.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
Oct 18, 2018

Luigi's Mansion 2 was always a much better game and while there's some novelty (and possibly nostalgia) value to playing the original it doesn't warrant a new full price release.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 11, 2018

Once again, Grezzo delivers a strong port for the 3DS, even though players of the original game should not expect so many new features. With only a small co-op mode and some items from Luigi's Mansion 2, the game really aims those who might have miss it back in 2002.

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