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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: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. One of the most entertaining games I’ve played in a long time.
  2. 90
    It's not quite the flagship title you might expect for a Nintendo launch, but Luigi's Mansion is still a must-have.
  3. The graphics are top-notch, the sound is catchy and simply lovable, the controls are delightful and the gameplay is original and just so much fun. But the whole thing is dragged down by the frighteningly short game time.
  4. When you’re talking about a Miyamoto launch title, "pretty good" just won’t cut it.
  5. Fun. In fact, it's five or six of the best hours you can spend on any system this year. Unfortunately, that's all that it is.
  6. GMR Magazine
    70
    Like getting socks for Christmas, it's good and comfortable, but not what we wanted. [Feb 2003, p.96]
  7. Cheat Code Central
    60
    If you are a Mario fan, you'll probably walk out of the store with this one anyway, just don't expect the second coming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 70
  2. Negative: 4 out of 70
  1. Jun 1, 2011
    10
    This is one of the greatest games on the Gamecube, the three reviews that say it is absolute **** are really just absolute **** This game hasThis is one of the greatest games on the Gamecube, the three reviews that say it is absolute **** are really just absolute **** This game has one of the best environments and has wonderful graphics (for the time it was made). Every room is filled with detail and there's plenty of secrets and enemies to keep you entertained. All of the bosses and even the regular ghosts have so much character and attitude, and every boss has something unique about him and is exactly the type of person you'd expect to be living in a mansion like this (even if they're not technically living!). There are so many secrets and optional 'quests' to keep you looking all the time. The only cons for this game is that it is actually quite short, and it isn't 100% re-playable (although I have come back to it many times) also it is rather easy. Another con that I can think of is that it's 10 years old, and still no sequel! Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2017
    10
    I absolutely love the concept of this game. this isn't a traditional Mario game, and that's what makes it special. I loved exploring theI absolutely love the concept of this game. this isn't a traditional Mario game, and that's what makes it special. I loved exploring the creepy mansion and catching all the different types of ghosts was extremely fun. This game is definitely in my top 3 Gamecube games. Expand
  3. Mar 25, 2013
    10
    This game is a true classic. I have beat this game at least 7 times and it just seems to never get old. Even with today's consoles this gamesThis game is a true classic. I have beat this game at least 7 times and it just seems to never get old. Even with today's consoles this games graphics still look great. The whole concept is just incredible. I highly recommend this game. Expand
  4. PaulW
    Nov 16, 2008
    9
    Luigi's Mansion remained one of the best demonstrations of the Cube's fire, lighting and water effects- in fact only the Resident Luigi's Mansion remained one of the best demonstrations of the Cube's fire, lighting and water effects- in fact only the Resident Evil remake rivalled it in that respect. It's essentially Luigi being a 'Ghostbuster' in an old Resident Evil-type mansion, all in a cartoon style. The animations are charming, the game has lots of atmosphere, it achieves what it clearly sets out to do and, in that respect, it's superior to Super Mario Sunshine and The Wind Waker to me. It also seems to have been more successful than Rare's similar in some respects 'Grabbed by the ghoulies', which is also a charming looking game. Expand
  5. Jun 25, 2018
    8
    This game is made for kids who likes a good scare. I remember being terrified playing this. It was my first horror game I played. TheThis game is made for kids who likes a good scare. I remember being terrified playing this. It was my first horror game I played. The atmosphere, the haunting music, and the mansion itself it creepy as the game moves on. In a way, this is Luigi as a ghostbuster and it's fun to play. It has a decent gameplay though and a bit playable but to me it will always be in my heart. Expand
  6. Nov 5, 2013
    8
    Very underrated. It's not long or difficult, but it's very entertaining and charming with deceptive replay value. In attempting to create whatVery underrated. It's not long or difficult, but it's very entertaining and charming with deceptive replay value. In attempting to create what amounts to little more than a graphical showcase as a launch title for Gamecube, Nintendo inadvertently made a quirky little title that deserves a place in any Gamecube library and that is one of my fondest adolescent Gamecube memories. Expand
  7. LuigiJ.
    Jun 2, 2002
    0
    I really don't see what's so cool about some guy in green tights with a vacuum strapped to his back.

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#2 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2001
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#2 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2001