User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 55
  2. Negative: 4 out of 55

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  1. Nov 24, 2011
    9
    Endless Ocean proves that a game doesn't need blistering action, rapid music, and endless objectives to be fun. This is the perfect embodiment of the gaming principle that relaxation gaming can be fun. You literally cannot fail in Endless Ocean; if you don't achieve an objective -- and they're all optional -- you can try again as many times as you like. Ignore objectives altogether and just enjoy swimming and the beautiful scenery. There is so much to be gained by just enjoying the world and taking a relaxing swim. On an HDTV, it looks even better. If you're looking something to get your pulse pounding, forget this one; its job is exactly the opposite. You can swim during the day or at night, in a wide variety of locations, with a large selection of options. Cool, calm, beautiful, and, amazingly, educational. That's right, parents: your kids can actually learn a fair amount about ocean ecology and biology from this title. Make it a family event. But, better yet, put the kids to bed, shut off the lights, and go for a swim. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2012
    9
    It suffers from the lack of a story, but this was an incredible idea for a game. I especially love how you can import your own music to listen to while playing.
  3. May 19, 2012
    10
    A wonderful game. The exploration just kept me going to different areas, marveling at the graphic quality of all the sea creatures. Just incredible, and a wonderful game for relaxation.
  4. PeterC.
    Feb 10, 2008
    0
    First game I've given a 10. Succeeds spectacularly at everything it sets out to do. Looks wonderful. Has a great atmosphere. Can't recommend it enough. Simple, easy but has a lot of depth. First game I've really thought was great for gamers and non-gamers alike. I'm getting a bit sick of minigame packages so this is just wonderful. Looks beautiful, plays great, lots to look at and do, constant surprises and discoveries to be made, played for a good 8 hours now, and enjoyed every moment. From the small amount of the map I've discovered, it looks like there'll be plenty more to go! Collapse
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. It comes across as more of a toy then a real game, and with a budget price of $29.99 it is well worth the purchase for anyone seeking a way to wind down that won’t numb the brain.
  2. Despite the uncomfortable number of missed opportunities and graphics that fall short of current-generation standards, tooling around underwater and leisurely unfolding the central events in Endless Ocean remained unexpectedly delightful and engaging until the end—and even a few hours after.
  3. Okay, so it doesn't win the award for most action-packed adventure on Wii, but it is a beautiful, innovative and very different kettle of fish. A breathtaking experience. [Christmas 2007, p.46]