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  • Summary: (Also known as "Luigi's Mansion 2" in the UK/EU) Luigi is back on a mission to remove a bunch of stubborn ghosts from some spooky mansions. Armed with his trusty Poltergust ghost-sucking vacuum cleaner, Mario's brother takes center stage to capture these pesky phantoms.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 74
  2. Negative: 0 out of 74
  1. Apr 1, 2013
    100
    While the system has been blessed with multiple must-have Mario adventures, it's a delight to say there's now an essential one from his often overlooked sibling too.
  2. Mar 24, 2013
    92
    Luigi's Mansion 2 is a fantastic adventure full of charm and personality, with gorgeous graphics and more than enjoyable mechanics. A control scheme that screams for the second analog stick and a somewhat disappointing last mission are the only minor drawbacks of a more-than-recommended purchase.
  3. Mar 21, 2013
    90
    It's a fantastic little platformer that looks great, plays well, doesn't talk down to you and utilizes the strengths of the system to their full effect. This is a game that really "gets" the essence of the 3DS, and understands that a good 3DS game means so much more than just using the 3D effect.
  4. Mar 30, 2013
    90
    With Luigi's Mansion 2 Nintendo adds a brilliant game to the 3DS. Luigi got through the first part with the vacuum cleaner well and delivered a good second part.
  5. Mar 25, 2013
    85
    The mission system may be something some players will dislike, compared to the freedom of the original. However, it has many hours of gameplay to offer, and the new multiplayer mode is a great addition that will make us forget about that.
  6. Hyper Magazine
    Apr 9, 2013
    80
    A charming, entertaining romp with bucket-loads of character. Luigi's back in action! [May 2013, p.79]
  7. Mar 21, 2013
    65
    A mostly pleasant game marred by the possibility of moments so frustrating, they threaten to overshadow the entire experience. These missteps are all the more disappointing because the better elements of the game are so charming. You may still want to take up the PolterGust 5000 and explore these haunted houses, but be warned: the things lurking in these dark places aren't likely to scare you, but they may well have you seeing red.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 134
  1. Mar 24, 2013
    10
    Picked this up with my kid's this morning. They made me get up early and take them to BestBuy as soon as it opened.

    They've been glued to
    Picked this up with my kid's this morning. They made me get up early and take them to BestBuy as soon as it opened.

    They've been glued to our 3DS's ever since. They're just trying the multiplayer right now and are having a blast.
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  2. Apr 7, 2014
    10
    Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon for Nintendo 3DS is one of most fav games ever
    i enjoyed playing story mode, although for this Review i wanted
    Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon for Nintendo 3DS is one of most fav games ever
    i enjoyed playing story mode, although for this Review i wanted talked about Multplayer
    the Multplayer was very well fun catching ghost and leveling up your poturgust 3000(i think)
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  3. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    De nueva cuenta Nintendo están una lección de cómo los videojuegos deben de ser. De nuevo enfrentamos a una obra subestimada, Una obra conDe nueva cuenta Nintendo están una lección de cómo los videojuegos deben de ser. De nuevo enfrentamos a una obra subestimada, Una obra con poco presupuesto pocas luces pero con una gran genialidad en el apartado de videojuegos. Definitivamente recomiendo la compra y vivir la experiencia De jugar este Videojuego Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2013
    9
    I'm on the first mansion and loving it. My son is on mansion #3 and thinks the game is great. Only negative is that there is no quick saveI'm on the first mansion and loving it. My son is on mansion #3 and thinks the game is great. Only negative is that there is no quick save feature. The golden dog bones really come in handy if you do get killed. Graphics, gameplay, controls, and music are great. Excellent game for those looking to play for 30-45 minutes and then take a break. Expand
  5. Jun 30, 2017
    9
    This game is probably the best Mario-themed game released since 2010's Super Mario Galaxy 2 (after which the franchise started its decline).This game is probably the best Mario-themed game released since 2010's Super Mario Galaxy 2 (after which the franchise started its decline). In this game you control the younger and overshadowed brother of Mario, Luigi, through several haunted mansions in order to restore the Dark Moon and return peace to Evershade Valley. This game has very interesting mansion designs, and you will always find new hidden collectibles (gold, gems, boos) in every single mission. This game also has a decent sense of humor (but not to the levels of Kid Icarus), decent graphics for a 3DS game, very precise controls, good multiplayer and some surprise scaring moments. But it also has a very low difficulty most of the time, the music is very forgettable, getting gold becomes pointless once you get all the upgrades, when you die you restart the missions (which are very long), the story is weak and the Polterpup missions are a pain. But Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon's flaws are not enough to keep me from giving it a 9/10, since it's a very enjoyable experience. Expand
  6. vgm
    Nov 24, 2016
    8
    One of the best games for the 3DS, with a really nice gameplay and graphics. I found very original the way you use the vacuum cleaner (akaOne of the best games for the 3DS, with a really nice gameplay and graphics. I found very original the way you use the vacuum cleaner (aka Poltergust 5000) for everything from catching ghosts to solve puzzles by moving steering wheels and propellers, inflate balloons.. etc. I have spent around 10 hours to complete the main missions but the game is replayable for some more hours in order to catch all the hidden Boo's and unlock extra missions. The online mode is funny but a bit repetitive after playing it for a few times. Expand
  7. Dec 30, 2018
    0
    toad gets stuck on ice level. actually toad in general is just buggy as hell.

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