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  • Summary: Luigi steps out from the shadow of his brother Mario and into the gloomy shadows of a very haunted house in this, his first-ever starring role. Armed with a flashlight and a customized vacuum cleaner, Luigi must rid the mansion of Boos and ghouls--and find his missing brother to boot. AsLuigi steps out from the shadow of his brother Mario and into the gloomy shadows of a very haunted house in this, his first-ever starring role. Armed with a flashlight and a customized vacuum cleaner, Luigi must rid the mansion of Boos and ghouls--and find his missing brother to boot. As Luigi, you'll search for the keys that open the many locked doors; vacuum coins, cash, and gold bars; and explore vases, bookcases, and drawers. From the brick-walled basement to the gloomy grounds, Luigi's Mansion is packed with chills, thrills, and creepy surprises. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 19, 2018
    85
    Luigi’s Mansion is a must play if you’ve never enjoyed it before. If you still own the GameCube version, there really isn’t enough here to warrant a new purchase unless you need the slightly updated visuals and ability to take it on the road. I personally believe this game, like it’s 2013 sequel, Dark Moon, is better suited for a home console experience – and fortunately, we’ll all be enjoying Luigi’s Mansion 3 on the Nintendo Switch when it launches in 2019.
  2. Oct 12, 2018
    81
    Luigi's Mansion is one of Nintendo's most unique games and now that gamers who never played it before have the opportunity to enjoy it on-the-go and with so many cool new features, it's hard not to full-heartedly recommend this now-portable classic.
  3. Oct 17, 2018
    80
    Those who still fancy the original GameCube version might not be interested if they can still readily play it, but the addition of the challenging new hidden mansion, ability to challenge bosses and local multiplayer can make it well worthwhile for those wanting to try something new. Luigi’s Mansion is still a great classic and fits in fairly well with all the other wonderful ports on 3DS.
  4. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    Seventeen years after its first release, with one sequel out and another on its way, there's still nothing quite like Luigi's Mansion. Nintendo's strange foray into the paranormal has aged well--I was surprised at how much of it had stuck in my memory, and how good it felt being back in its haunted halls. It's a basic port with a few issues, but Luigi's Mansion still remains a charming and enjoyable game.
  5. Oct 17, 2018
    70
    Luigi’s Mansion is a game that didn’t necessarily need a remake, but I’m glad this exists. The writing and mechanics hold up and it’s still mostly a joy to play. I only wish the controls would have been refined a bit more to catch up with modern standards.
  6. 70
    Really, it is the same GameCube game with a sprinkling of flourishes here and there for the 3DS.
  7. Oct 11, 2018
    60
    If you really really loved the original, or feel you missed out on a bit of history not playing it at the time, then this game will have something for you. Ultimately this version of Luigi’s Mansion would be better off being left in the time capsule it was pulled out of.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    Luigi's Mansion

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  2. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    A superb port/remake of the original gamecube game, I´m not sure what critics are complaining about, the game has some new and pretty coolA superb port/remake of the original gamecube game, I´m not sure what critics are complaining about, the game has some new and pretty cool features, like co-op which I personally really enjoyed and the hability to use the flashlight like in Luigi´s Mansion Dark Moon... i don´t know really what else to say... go play this game NOW

    Oh, and the gallery is a lot better now
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  3. Oct 19, 2018
    10
    Thank you Nintendo... OLD BUT GOLD. I don´t know why the complying, the game its awesome and this remake I love it. yes the graphics are notThank you Nintendo... OLD BUT GOLD. I don´t know why the complying, the game its awesome and this remake I love it. yes the graphics are not the best but 3DS is a portable console so its nice. what else do you want to add to this masterpiece ? leave it intact, this game its too much better than DARK MOON , I dont want generic ghosts and missions. This is the REAL LUIGI´S MANSION. 4 hours are perfect, still fresh just like when i was a kid. THIS IS A REMAKE NOT LUIGI´S MANSION 2.5 thats why we have the Third one coming to switch.. Get this classic in your 3DS you will play it more then dark moon, trust me. Expand
  4. Oct 13, 2018
    10
    This game, i´ts a "port or remake" of a old game from 17 years ago, it´s pretty good because you can now play it in a large travel, someThis game, i´ts a "port or remake" of a old game from 17 years ago, it´s pretty good because you can now play it in a large travel, some better graphics, and the controls, are not the best, but you can play it easy, ok the problem with the critics is... It´s looks like the Critic Pages see a remake like a new game, saying this is the same blah blah blah... This is a remake no a new game, obviously it added some new features, but only because its the same, don´t means it needs a lower score. I recommend only see user-based experience when is a remake, because the critic page will give it a different rating just because is the same. This is my opinion... Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2018
    8
    A great remake. Very nice visuals, tight controls, and cool story. If you haven't played the original, and own a 3DS, then I reccommend youA great remake. Very nice visuals, tight controls, and cool story. If you haven't played the original, and own a 3DS, then I reccommend you get this game. Expand
  6. Oct 12, 2018
    7
    The same game you already know but on 3ds. If you really really loved the original, or feel you missed out on a bit of history not playing itThe same game you already know but on 3ds. If you really really loved the original, or feel you missed out on a bit of history not playing it at the time, then this game will have something for you. It's a basic port with a few issues, but Luigi's Mansion still remains a charming and enjoyable game. Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2018
    6
    This Luigi's Mansion game is exactly like the one you just (or should have) played 17 years ago. Whereas the Luigi's Mansion game on theThis Luigi's Mansion game is exactly like the one you just (or should have) played 17 years ago. Whereas the Luigi's Mansion game on the GameCube manages to become a very great game to collect in your average GameCube collection, this Luigi's Mansion game has missed opportunities to add more features to distinguish it from being another generic port with nothing new added and give it more replay value. In short terms, there's hardly anything new added to the game to make it more than just Luigi's Mansion on the 3DS. Expand