Pokemon Snap

Nintendo 64
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  1. It's not for everyone, but for the patient type (or a raving Pokémon freak) this game could be a refreshing change of pace, and give you a few solid hours of fun.
  2. Allowing the gamer to actually wander around Pokemon Island on their own would have added a much-needed layer of depth and exploration. It's also safe to say that the appeal of this game is very limited to Pokemon fans.
  3. Pokémon Snap is a poor effort on Nintendo’s part. It is completely obvious that the game was rushed in order to cash in on the Pokémon frenzy. They could have spent six more months creating some new areas and adding all the available Pokémon into it and then it would have been a much better overall game.

Awards & Rankings

11
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#4 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1999
7
#7 Most Shared N64 Game of 1999
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 130 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 130
  2. Negative: 7 out of 130
  1. DomS.
    Aug 7, 2003
    10
    As addictive as crack. Although, I don't know what crack is like...Don't judge me!
  2. Jul 28, 2016
    8
    The game is great but the gameplay is very repetitive and the story is bland. Pokemon Snap is a very great game but still very flawed butThe game is great but the gameplay is very repetitive and the story is bland. Pokemon Snap is a very great game but still very flawed but still play it it is very fun. Full Review »
  3. May 18, 2011
    7
    The simplicity of Pokemon Snap is elevated by its excellent presentation and charm. Pros: Lots of Pokemon to "snap"; surprisingly addictive;The simplicity of Pokemon Snap is elevated by its excellent presentation and charm. Pros: Lots of Pokemon to "snap"; surprisingly addictive; the additional feature that let you print snapshots from the game was ingenious. Cons: Too short -- more Pokemon, rewards, and unlockable content would've been nice; no multiplayer mode; lacks a lot of depth and replay value. Full Review »