Percentile Rank

Wattam is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Based on 36 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Dec 16, 2019

Wattam would be a simple little delight, if it weren't for its technical issues.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 17, 2019

I kept hoping for something to anchor the whole experience to some kind of message or resonant detail that would bring the rest of my pain into focus. But after finishing the game and writing this review, I’m still waiting.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 16, 2020

There is indeed plenty of Takahashi weirdness to be found in Wattam, but it’s of limited value without the magic, the soul, or just the basic ingenuity required to connect the dots and make it all sing.

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Scored Reviews

PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2019

Refreshingly light-hearted, brief, and full of good vibes, Wattam is the kind of game that everyone can easily settle down with.

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GameSkinny
Dec 17, 2019

Wattam is a rare wonder of a game, full of hope, charm, and poop. But it's also one of the kindest games to come out all year.

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Destructoid
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2019

I'm not sure if Takahashi will ever be able to top Katamari Damacy – for my money, it's one of the greatest video games ever made – but Wattam captures that sense of whimsy and magic in its own way. The care-free music and gosh-darn-huggable character designs make this a must-play for fans.

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Luis Alamilla
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2019
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Video Chums
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2019

If you have even a sliver of child-like wonder left in your heart then playing Wattam is a must.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
Tom Marks

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2019

Wattam is a weird and wild fever dream of a game, but it's the most enjoyable fever dream I've ever had.

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USgamer
Dec 16, 2019

Some significant technical issues manage to do little to hold back the charm and wit of Wattam. It's a game that's great fun for both kids and adults, with slapstick humor and a sweet message of understanding people, despite your differences, at its center. It's made with today's toxic climate in mind, boiling the world's issues into something that doesn't feel cloying, but instead feels positive and welcoming. That, to me, is an achievement.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2019

Completely mental, colourful, funny and an entertaining multiplayer experience, Wattam constantly surprised me with its surreal characters and insane gameplay. It will not be everyone's cup of tea but I think a lot of people will appreciate it for what it is. A bright, cheery experience that will leave you confused, baffled but smiling and laughing at the same time.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jan 12, 2020

Wattam is a fun and exciting game that you can and should play with your children. An unusual experiment, where the silly and almost always funny scenes hide a deep meaning about the unification of the world, universal friendship and the search for compromises between so different inhabitants, where joy and fun can connect the planet after a global catastrophe. And the best and so clear to all ages and religions of the game manifesto about peace and love is now difficult to find.

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Slant Magazine
Dec 16, 2019

Wattam communicates a poignant, refreshing, and all-too-necessary joy in the face of adversity.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2019

As a game, Wattam is a scatterbrained assembly of goofball logic and cumbersome mechanics. As an experience, it's an earnest expression of love, affinity, and forgiveness shared by all of its moving pieces. The product is a game that elicits joy without the videogame-y demand for precooked gratification.  Wattam feels like a birthday party where all of your friends actually show up.

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Jump Dash Roll
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 20, 2019

A game of animated objects interacting with each other in a colourful, sandbox world with few clear goals, Wattam is absurd and refreshing fun--despite a few distracting bugs and frequent fart noises.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Dec 21, 2019

Wattam is a unique and delightful experience that suffers from a few technical issues.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Dec 20, 2019

While Wattam can be a little awkward, thanks to replacing its camera stick with the simple rotation controls on the shoulder buttons, and easily beaten in three hours, it's a game that makes a strong statement that sticks in the mind.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2019

Wattam isn’t without its flaws; in particular, the more characters you gather, the harder it is to quickly switch between them. But even when your journey’s done, there’s more than enough here to draw you back in, whether you’re tackling the game in co-op mode, hunting for those few elusive characters you’ve missed or just diving into this daft and wonderfully charming world.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
GameGrin

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Dec 31, 2019

Spend a few hours winding down with its carefree sandbox or just listen to the ever catchy folksy music, and it's just the antidote you need after a bad day, a bad year, or hell, a bad decade.

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Fanbyte
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2019

At times it feels like playing around with a chemistry set. Except it can only produce fun and harmless explosions.

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PC Gamer
76 / 100
76 / 100
Dec 16, 2019

Wattam is a fun colourful playground for players to goof around in, even though it's controls have a few screws loose.

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Jack of All Controllers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2019

Wattam is a delight to play. From the cute aesthetic, to the amazing soundtrack, there is much to enjoy here.

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GameCrate
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2019

Wattam is the Katamari successor you may not have known you needed. Keita Takahashi and the folks at Funomena have created a new kind of alternative game experience. If you long for the days when you used to collect toy figures and play sets, Wattam is a wonder to behold. It's joy, colorful and fun, in your hands and right in front of your face.

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Game Informer
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2019

Keita Takahashi delivers another singular title that's as much an interactive art piece as it is a game

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 8, 2020

Wattam is a bizarre playground full of wonder, discovery, and cheerful friends that come together to tell a sweet story about rising up and bonding after conflict.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 20, 2019

In an industry still obsessed with lifelike visuals, gratuitous violence, and tear-jerking stories, Wattam is a welcome remedy. Though short-lived and bizarre is its design, it has a joyous cleansing effect that will have you grinning ear to ear.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 24, 2019

Wattam takes the concepts of action and puzzling, and makes them its own.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 20, 2019

Wattam is a pure, adorable joy. Keita Takahashi's signature idiosyncrasies shine through in this playful game about friendship and finding pleasure in the simple things. Interacting with the wacky cast of characters is great fun, and there's almost no pressure to march on with the story if you'd rather do your own thing. It's a shame the technical side of things lets the experience down somewhat, but when the game is at its ludicrous best, you probably won't care.

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PC Invasion
7 / 10
PC Invasion

Top Critic

7 / 10
Dec 22, 2019

Wattam features the best visuals, score, and cast to ever grace a Keita Takahashi game, but its gameplay proves to be a touch too shallow to preserve that childlike wonder beyond its four-hour story.

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DualShockers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2019

Designer Keita Takahashi is back at it again with the incredibly odd, yet charming, Wattam, a game about friendship, explosions, and lots of poop.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 20, 2019

A joy to play through and through and the perfect antidote to today's climate.

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COGconnected
65 / 100
65 / 100
Dec 27, 2019

Choose the world of Wattam at your most studious discretion, my friends.

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Game Revolution
Dec 16, 2019

Witnessing its wholesome, nearly childlike view of the world through a bunch of nonsequiteurs is pleasant even if playing through them isn’t always quite as enjoyable. And while Wattam seems to want to avoid descriptors and can get away with it at times, that playability is important for a video game.

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Guardian
Jan 17, 2020

The creator of Katamari Damacy, Keita Takahashi, unleashes a beguiling new game where strange creatures must cooperate to solve puzzles – though life in utopia proves repetitive

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Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
5 / 10
Dec 17, 2019

As charmingly idiosyncratic as you'd expect from the creator of Katamari Damacy, but although the harmonious message is clear the game itself is a frustrating chore.

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VideoGamer
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jan 3, 2020

Wattam should be played, if for no other reason than to see a designer expressing ambivalence about his own ideas.

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