Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
Buy On
  1. Mar 5, 2012
    33
    In the end this is not much more than a demoversion with a hefty pricetag, a slap in the face of the devoted fan.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 15, 2017
    8
    I LOVE Katamari Damacy, it was the only PlayStation 2 game I played besides Tomb Raider. I got this because it was a $5 download and I figuredI LOVE Katamari Damacy, it was the only PlayStation 2 game I played besides Tomb Raider. I got this because it was a $5 download and I figured hey, a remake of Katamari Damacy but portable? Take my money! Sadly, though, this game isn't as great as it could be.

    I will always laugh at The King Of All Cosmos' one-sided dialogue with The Prince, and his appearance in this game is...frightening, but in a good way. The reason this game frustrates me so much, though, is how hard it is! I've been playing Katamari Damacy forever but it's not enough - even with the "Classic Controls" setting! That's the only thing that really bothers me.

    I don't mind that it is very similar to Katamari Damacy, I was mostly drawn the the portable element. However, I suddenly get frustrated when I never really got frustrated with the original.

    The King Of All Cosmos still has me laughing out loud, though, so despite the difficulty, I won't be putting this game down any time soon - that is, until I get access to my PlayStation 2 again.
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  2. Nov 7, 2015
    9
    It's light on content but it's pretty enjoyable. The controls are at their best for the series, and the new backpad touch thing that lets youIt's light on content but it's pretty enjoyable. The controls are at their best for the series, and the new backpad touch thing that lets you change the shape of the Katamari is amazing. Get it on the cheap and play it when you watch TV or something. Not much more to say about Katamari. Full Review »
  3. Oct 3, 2012
    7
    Being a Katamari fan, this was a no-brainer purchase for me. However, after the the initial story playthrough (which was fast), I don't haveBeing a Katamari fan, this was a no-brainer purchase for me. However, after the the initial story playthrough (which was fast), I don't have much reason to go back to it. Definitely could have been done better, but I'm not sorry that I bought it. Full Review »