Generally favorable reviews - based on 65 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. Sep 13, 2011
    There's some serious challenge to the game if you take the time to find it, and that holds true with the 3DS version as well. Also, the game is well suited to portable play, as each mission only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
  2. Sep 9, 2011
    The game's been completely rebuilt from the ground up, yet stays ineffably faithful to the original.
  3. Sep 9, 2011
    Star Fox 64 was a phenomenal game and it's even better the second time around. This is the definitive version of one of the most important games of a generation. You absolutely need this game if you have a 3DS, and if you don't have one, this game is genuinely good enough to justify looking into rectifying that. Get it. Immediately.
  4. One of the best action games ever is now even better. Absolutely essential. [Sept 2011, p.83]
  5. Oct 25, 2011
    The game shines again, as did 14 years ago, combining the nostalgia with modernity.
  6. Sep 30, 2011
    A brilliant remake, Star Fox 64 3D sports all the fun and fast-paced action of the original with an excellent visual redesign and only a few minor drawbacks.
  7. Sep 30, 2011
    Star Fox 64 3D is the best version of the title we've seen on Nintendo 64. Its fast paced action and a perfectly balanced rhythm provide an experience which today is as good as it was years ago, not having suffered at all from the action of time. Extraordinary in its gameplay, the title still remains a masterpiece.
  8. Sep 18, 2011
    It's a short game, but it's built to be played many times and still be hugely enjoyable every single playthough.
  9. Sep 12, 2011
    A nice remake, similar to what was done with Ocarina of Time 3D, to fulfill the desires of players who never had a chance to experience the original on the N64. If the challenges may appear short at first, with the multiple branching in the "Adventure mode" and other new and different modes of play, most notably the scoring one, there is plenty to be done. Despite some shortcomings, it's a nicely polished title.
  10. Sep 8, 2011
    An all-time classic that's been ported to 3DS with love and grace. [Oct 2011, p.81]
  11. Sep 7, 2011
    StarFox 64 3D reminds us why we've been begging Nintendo for a proper sequel for nearly 15 years.
  12. 90
    It's a splendid update of an already great game.
  13. Sep 4, 2011
    This impressive remake of Star Fox 64 manages to improve upon the original without compromising the magic that made it so memorable to begin with. It's too bad the multiplayer doesn't support online, because otherwise it's the perfect remake of this classic title.
  14. 88
    Lots of unlocks for extra features, and some of the best level design ever seen makes this game infinitely replayable. A perfect score is tarnished here by a lackluster multiplayer option.
  15. Sep 26, 2011
    For fans of the original and newcomers alike, Star Fox 64 3D is a great addition to your 3DS library.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 164 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    This game is criminally short. What you actually play is so fun and wonderful and at times fairly challenging. It's just a con putting this game out though at a full £40 initial price because there is nowhere near enough content despite being utterly brilliant all the way through. And I'm sorry but online 16 player dogfights woould hae been immense!!!! Full Review »
  2. Sep 11, 2011
    I never had the luxury of playing the original Starfox 64 way back when, so playing Starfox 64 3d was a whole new experience. I must say, It is a superb game. The graphics are totally new and look sharp and provide some good looking effects. The analog controls are smooth and the gyro is fun (albeit not something I use often). And, most importantly, it is just plain enjoyable. It provides a good, solid challenge and huge amounts of replay value, and although it unfortunately lacks online play, the local play is fair fun if you have some friends with a 3ds (not to mention it's download play!). I highly recommend this game to any 3ds owner. Full Review »
  3. Sep 9, 2011
    This was one of nintendo 64 best game and now its on the 3DS. One of the year best 3ds games. SO far this is the best 3d effect game. If you have a 3ds this is the game to get. There is no doubt , get it. It is worth the money.It has a lot of level and very fun to play. If you loved the 64 version then you will love this version even better. Full Review »