Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 43 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
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  1. Nov 26, 2018
    70
    Short but sweet perfectly sums up Luigi's haunted quest. Very little has changed in the transition from GameCube to 3DS, except for slightly inferior visuals and way worse controls...unless using the Circle Pad Pro. With the added benefit of the attachment, Luigi's Mansion plays exceptionally well, and is an enjoyable, if easy, romp through the spooky mansion that really kicked off Luigi's gaming career.
  2. Nov 9, 2018
    70
    While the game is still rather short and linear, its experience is fun and enjoyable, especially as Luigi gives it a whole flair of his own personality in a much welcome addition to the Nintendo heritage. Its motion controls need some improvement but this is a welcome return of one of the few games starring Nintendo's green-capped hero.
  3. Nov 1, 2018
    70
    While some parts of Luigi’s Mansion may be beginning to show their wear, by and large the game is still just as much of a quirky, experimental romp as it was 17 years ago.
  4. Nov 1, 2018
    70
    Luigi’s Mansion on 3DS is strictly a remake for people who either no longer have a copy of Luigi’s Mansion or have never played it before. To anyone who still has their original Gamecube copy, just play that; the additions are not worth $40. It’s still a great game by all accounts because the design of the game is fun and it is completely playable, but the controls in this version are just awful and with Dark Moon on the same console there’s absolutely no excuse for that.
  5. Oct 26, 2018
    70
    Luigi’s Mansion has received a decent port to the Nintendo 3DS. Nothing more, nothing less. It isn’t the Nintendo Switch port that I’m sure most of us would have preferred, but that does not deter from the fact that this is still a very good game. It’s just a very good game with the same problems as the original, mainly being the length of the main story. If you missed it back when it was first released and enjoyed the sequel, then I urge you to try this. If you already took a trip to Luigi’s Mansion on the GameCube, then I don’t see any need to revisit it on the 3DS, as you could argue that the original remains the better version.
  6. Oct 22, 2018
    70
    Luigi’s Mansion remains the classic it always was, but it’s little more than 3DS life-support.
  7. Oct 19, 2018
    70
    Luigi's Mansion is a truly wonderful game, but the 3DS was the wrong place to port it.
  8. 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.
  9. Oct 12, 2018
    70
    Fifteen years after its initial release on GameCube, Luigi's Mansion comes to the 3DS with a few new features, but those can't make up for the fact that the game is too short, and offers no interest for players who have already played it. On the other hand, if you haven't played it yet, this is the version to go for.
  10. 70
    Really, it is the same GameCube game with a sprinkling of flourishes here and there for the 3DS.
  11. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    Luigi's Mansion is a fun exploratory adventure game that remains pretty enjoyable despite some annoying control issues and design anachronisms. A full remake that embraced a more modern and polished battle system along with better puzzle design would have made it even better.
  12. 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.
  13. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    This is Luigi’s Mansion, 16 years later. Nintendo adds some nice 3D effects thanks to 3DS properties, but that’s all: same game, same qualities.
  14. Oct 19, 2018
    65
    Luigi’s Mansion is a great place to visit, but while its presence is welcome in 2018 it really could have done with some modernisation.
  15. Oct 17, 2018
    60
    Luigi’s Mansion 2 was always a much better game and while there’s some novelty (and possibly nostalgia) value to playing the original it doesn’t warrant a new full price release.
  16. Oct 11, 2018
    60
    Once again, Grezzo delivers a strong port for the 3DS, even though players of the original game should not expect so many new features. With only a small co-op mode and some items from Luigi's Mansion 2, the game really aims for those who might have missed it back in 2002.
  17. 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.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 92
  2. Negative: 9 out of 92
  1. 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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  2. 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... Full Review »
  3. goj
    Nov 28, 2018
    10
    Loved this so much I picked up Dark Moon afterwards for a playthrough! I loved the GameCube version and this is an excellent remake. Now SuperLoved this so much I picked up Dark Moon afterwards for a playthrough! I loved the GameCube version and this is an excellent remake. Now Super Mario Sunshine on Switch please ;) Full Review »