• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2012
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 44
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 44
  3. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Oct 31, 2012
    90
    The definitive version of one of the most beautiful video games ever created, not to mention the best Zelda game that never was.
  2. Oct 31, 2012
    90
    It's a classic game and an essential part of any collection, especially in this flawless, gorgeous reissue.
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    90
    An unforgettable, beautiful experience.
  4. Oct 30, 2012
    90
    Okami HD is pure art, and now it's even better with the new, splendid HD graphic.
  5. Oct 30, 2012
    89
    Okami is beautiful to witness and plays like a true classic.
  6. Oct 31, 2012
    88
    Okami HD is the same magnificent action-adventure game that many gamers enjoyed back in the PS2 days, with minor updates such PS Move compatibility, Trophies and HD graphics.
  7. Dec 23, 2012
    87
    Unique and even more compelling with Move, this is a joyous excuse to lose yourself in a true PlayStation classic. [Jan 2013, p.104]
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 279 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 42
  2. Negative: 4 out of 42
  1. Nov 1, 2012
    10
    There is a reason those 2 neg reviews have not said anything. They can't possibly tarnish this game without the world knowing they areThere is a reason those 2 neg reviews have not said anything. They can't possibly tarnish this game without the world knowing they are trolling.
    Gameplay: 10 - The pacing is amazing, the combat is different then any other game and works beautifully, you gain rewards often and none of them are too powerful or underwhelming. Combat flows well, puzzles are rewarding.
    Graphics: Beautiful, different, a treat for the eyes.
    Sound: Sound effects are great and music is insanely well matched to the game.
    Entertainment levels: At maximum! The game is very fun with a lot of side quests to keep the player busy and entertained.
    Worth the money and so much more.
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  2. Nov 5, 2012
    10
    Many re-released games do not stand up to their own legacy, fans loving them with the clouded eyes of nostalgia. Okami is not one of thoseMany re-released games do not stand up to their own legacy, fans loving them with the clouded eyes of nostalgia. Okami is not one of those games. Not only is it still one of the most beautiful, complex, and well designed action-adventure games of the last generation, the re-release is probably the best of this generation as well. When it came out seven years ago, many (myself included) dismissed it as a Zelda clone and left it at that. The truth is, the Zelda franchise has been slowly trying to capture the magic of "Ocarina of Time" without ever quite succeeding, tacking on more and more unnecessary gimmicks to hide its reliance on decades old franchise tropes. This does not mean Zelda is not still fun, but it certainly hasn't broke any new ground since 1996. "Okami" does not have this bogged down attachment to old tropes like a musical instrument, previous boss battles, set number of dungeons, creakily familiar plotlines. Every system is fresh from the ground up, from combat to level layout to world design. It is also surprisingly large for an action-adventure game, clocking in (for me, a side quest aficionado) at around 60 hours. Yet the game is so tightly woven -- nothing, absolutely nothing is worthless busywork (coming out of AC3, this feels pretty great). Every little collectible quest will actually give players tangible rewards, not just a worthless trophy. And it's easy to say a game is pretty to look at, but it's another to say the game's artistic direction actually matches the tone of the story and enhances it. Everything in this package belongs there, works together, and most importantly, feels fun. This is the first "10" I've given any game on this site, and for me it means I can't think of anything to improve. This is masterful work, and with the HD rerelease there is just no reason to miss this king of its genre. Full Review »
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    10
    This game is a condensed tome of all famous tales and legends from Japan, the art is awesome, the music is very traditional and well pacedThis game is a condensed tome of all famous tales and legends from Japan, the art is awesome, the music is very traditional and well paced within the game content, gameplay is simple and clean, you will definitely enjoy the game with the move controller but the dual shock is OK. ::::::::::::::::::::::::: This time, the game includes a platinum trophy and it last about 30 hours, 40 hours for completionists and explorers, it has several locations and environments keeping your travels fresh, the combat system and enemies are a bit repetitive, there are three kinds of weapons, beans (whip), shields and swords, but they do not lower the level of fun this game has.:::::::::::::::::::: If you want to play the main tales of japan in an extensive RPG format, with beautiful graphics and traditional music, this game is for you. Full Review »