• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2004
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
Buy On
  1. The visuals are dated but everything else about Katamari Damacy is too wonderfully weird in its simplicity for anyone to explain.

Awards & Rankings

16
15
#15 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
61
#61 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 96 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 96
  2. Negative: 6 out of 96
  1. Aug 23, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This game appeals to a person on such a basal level that the game can be both challenging and accessible at the same time. The graphics are basic, seemingly from a generation BACK, but it quickly becomes obvious why when in later levels, you start at a size of 4cm and grow large enough to pull up crustal plates!

    Not since 'Jumping Flash' have I played something so bizarre and so incredible.

    ...and the music. My god.

    Stellar, absolutely stellar. Highest Possible Recommendation.
    Full Review »
  2. Jul 15, 2017
    10
    Best game I have ever played, I would say. It's simple, new (or it was new when I got it 13 years ago!) and cute. If you don't understand thisBest game I have ever played, I would say. It's simple, new (or it was new when I got it 13 years ago!) and cute. If you don't understand this game, hey, I don't blame you. But definitely worth checking out anyway. Full Review »
  3. Apr 16, 2017
    10
    One of the happiest, simplest gaming experiences I've ever come across. Roll a ball until it's big enough to suck up buildings. Watch peopleOne of the happiest, simplest gaming experiences I've ever come across. Roll a ball until it's big enough to suck up buildings. Watch people panic and scream while catchy, happy-go-lucky music gets stuck in your head. If you're open to unconventional experiences in gaming, this is absolutely worth your time. Full Review »