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Generally favorable reviews- based on 235 Ratings

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  • Summary: What happens when friends, family, and celebrities become Mii™ characters and live together on an island? Tomodachi Life happens! Start by creating Mii characters and customizing everything about them. Have fun recreating your best friend, your favorite actor, mom and dad,What happens when friends, family, and celebrities become Mii™ characters and live together on an island? Tomodachi Life happens! Start by creating Mii characters and customizing everything about them. Have fun recreating your best friend, your favorite actor, mom and dad, co-workers...whoever! Then watch as they rap, rock, eat donuts, fall in love, break up, go shopping, play games, and live their crazy Mii lives. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. 90
    Endlessly charming and unusually engaging, Tomodachi Life is a fantastic diversion.
  2. Jun 20, 2014
    83
    This is the sort of game that open-minded players will love if they give it a chance.
  3. Jun 7, 2014
    80
    Tomodachi Life is more toy than game, but it’s an intriguing, colorful, and consistently surprising one.
  4. Jun 6, 2014
    70
    Tomodachi Life is a trip into a world where your Miis live out a never-ending series of bizarre and amusing adventures. While I’m glad that Nintendo of America decided to take a chance in bringing it our way, those adventures are unfortunately tainted somewhat due to a few gameplay decisions that really should be rectified in a future sequel.
  5. Jun 6, 2014
    70
    Tomodachi Life is not really a life simulator. If you were expecting a sort of Animal Crossing with Miis, you are going for a huge disappointment. As it is, Tomodachi Life is a fun game to play for a few minutes once in a while: it gets pointless and repetitive fast, but it's always fun to see Miis interact and do weird things.
  6. Jun 27, 2014
    65
    It could've been perfect as a 3DS integrated experience, but, as a standalone game, it lacks the depth of other simulations.
  7. Jun 5, 2014
    50
    The abundance of surreal moments make for game that's fun to tell others about, but dull to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 96
  2. Negative: 7 out of 96
  1. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    Tomodachi Life is a fun game. Overall, I enjoy the feel of it. Its happy, silly and fun! 10/10. Also, don't mind the social justice warriors.Tomodachi Life is a fun game. Overall, I enjoy the feel of it. Its happy, silly and fun! 10/10. Also, don't mind the social justice warriors. They tried too hard to hurt the game. Expand
  2. Oct 23, 2015
    10
    I was excited about the game before its release, and a year after the release I was still excited about it. I finally bought it, and I was notI was excited about the game before its release, and a year after the release I was still excited about it. I finally bought it, and I was not disappointed. The trailer and the gameplay that others put online seemed promising and not overhyped. After three days of playing the game to see for myself if it was really what I hoped it would be, I was not disappointed! I was hooked. This game was very addicting. It's interactive, refreshing, stimulating, and I feel attached to characters that I've put in this game. It's adorable. If you're into the Sims and you're observant and love to interact, this is your kind of game! :) Expand
  3. Aug 12, 2018
    9
    I couldn't put it down after I started playing! The characters start to feel important to you and as you unlock new things the game startsI couldn't put it down after I started playing! The characters start to feel important to you and as you unlock new things the game starts expanding with all sorts of things you can do with your Miis. However the only thing hurting my score is how they sleep, not giving me enough time to interact with them. Overall, this gets a 9.9 out of 10. Expand
  4. Jul 16, 2017
    8
    This game reminds me so much of a Tamagotchi. It's an app that you check on throughout the day, and the more miis you add the more you get outThis game reminds me so much of a Tamagotchi. It's an app that you check on throughout the day, and the more miis you add the more you get out of it. It's why I bought it digitally rather than physically, and I still haven't regretted that purchase. Expand
  5. May 3, 2015
    7
    You will have a blast the first week or so that you play this. Once you spend enough time on it and earn all of the buildings, it can startYou will have a blast the first week or so that you play this. Once you spend enough time on it and earn all of the buildings, it can start to feel boring. Even though there are tons of things to do, each thing doesn't hold its own to complete an experience. That may just be me though. That being said, it's really cool to go to all of the shops and see the clothes/food of the day and buy stuff for your people. I would give it an 8 because I think this game may just not be for me, but it is my review so I'm giving it a 7. Expand
  6. Nov 29, 2014
    7
    Tomodachi Life is an engaging game that enables endless creativity. You can create anybody you like, and simply sit back and let the dramaTomodachi Life is an engaging game that enables endless creativity. You can create anybody you like, and simply sit back and let the drama unfold! I enjoyed playing this game, and I intend on playing it for a whole lot longer. Expand
  7. Oct 19, 2016
    0
    Grandparents can **** with their grandchildren.
    In fact you can do all kinds of incest. At the end everyone ends up ****ing each other and
    Grandparents can **** with their grandchildren.
    In fact you can do all kinds of incest. At the end everyone ends up ****ing each other and created a strange community.
    Who has programmed this have a serious problem. They could have done better and more beautiful.
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