• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2006
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  • Summary: In Okami, the legendary monster Orochi has come back to life and turned the world into a veritable wasteland. Players must assume the role of a wolf, an embodiment of the sun god Amaterasu, which is capable of wielding unimaginable power. The state of the world lies in gamer's hands as theyIn Okami, the legendary monster Orochi has come back to life and turned the world into a veritable wasteland. Players must assume the role of a wolf, an embodiment of the sun god Amaterasu, which is capable of wielding unimaginable power. The state of the world lies in gamer's hands as they must fight ominous beings and reclaim the earth from a curse that plagues it. It is crucial to help Amaterasu make the world a place where all living creatures can dwell once again. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. 100
    Okami shames them simply by being the genuine article: A stunningly gorgeous and unique masterpiece that effortlessly blends art and storytelling with puzzles and amusement. Miss this landmark effort at your peril. [Oct. 2006, p.78]
  2. Okami’s single player campaign is one of the most ambitious we’ve ever seen, and with its score of collectible items, trees to save and animals to feed as well as characters you like and a story you’ll want to revisit, this is a game you could easily wind up playing twice or thrice.
  3. The replay value for this game is immense as the storyline, sidequesting, and searches for those really rare items just never gets old.
  4. Simply one of the best games to come out.
  5. What Okami ultimately offers is a satisfying adventure with memorable characters, intuitive play mechanics, and an astonishing visual presentation. Simply, it’s a ton of fun to play.
  6. Okami's stunning good looks give it the appearance of a cross between a cartoon and a traditional Japanese ink-and-watercolor painting, and perhaps best of all, the game keeps going and going for much longer than most other games like it.
  7. netjak
    67
    I have to say, in terms of presentation, Okami by far is the bet game I’ve ever seen...However, games are meant to be played. And honestly, between the humor that falls flat at times, the worst plot twist I’ve seen in a game since college, and the sheer lack of challenge in the game, Okami falls well short of greatness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 96
  2. Negative: 4 out of 96
  1. Goldenwolf
    Sep 24, 2006
    10
    I really love the graphics for this game and it's main character is the best!
  2. Apr 27, 2011
    10
    10/10 = Masterpiece = Every second of your life that you pour into this stunning masterpiece of a video game is not one second of it wasted.
  3. Barry
    Feb 26, 2007
    10
    The best game on ps2 this year after FFXII. Most original game ever to exist on this console at least. Innovative, fluid and amazing to look at.
  4. JohannY.
    Oct 7, 2006
    10
    Never did I think that a game of such aesthetic splendor could still bring life out of the gasping PS2 now that next-gen consoles are trying Never did I think that a game of such aesthetic splendor could still bring life out of the gasping PS2 now that next-gen consoles are trying to grab every gamer's attention. A single screenshot was worth a thousand words, but the actual experience of the game is priceless.. The visuals were stunningly gorgeous and artistic, the concept of the story was utter genius, and the gameplay couldn't be more inventive. It just goes to show that a game doesn't always have to be edgy to be wanted. Expand
  5. Jan 28, 2013
    10
    ONE OF THE BEST GAME i EVER PLAYED! THIS IS WHY i STILL FEEL ps2 IS THE BEST CONSOLE EVER!!!!!!!!!! From graphics to amazing world , story ..ONE OF THE BEST GAME i EVER PLAYED! THIS IS WHY i STILL FEEL ps2 IS THE BEST CONSOLE EVER!!!!!!!!!! From graphics to amazing world , story .. every aspects of this game is just fantastic!!! Expand
  6. BryanS.
    Oct 5, 2006
    9
    This game is definitely a marvel, but by no stretch of the imagination is it perfect. The "humor" in the game is always crude, which I found This game is definitely a marvel, but by no stretch of the imagination is it perfect. The "humor" in the game is always crude, which I found to be repugnant. The garbled voices often pushed me to the brink of insanity. And the vast majority of the game is mind-numbingly easy. However, despite its shortcomings, the game is an absolute joy to play. The breath-taking graphics, beautiful soundtrack, and polished gameplay are alone enough to merit a purchase. One of the games biggest strengths is, in my opinion, it's magical undertones. It all seems so merrily surreal that I just couldn't leave the television harboring ill sentiments. All in all, a truly wonderful game. Expand
  7. Jul 21, 2018
    0
    This is exactly my type of game, cool animation, something new with the brush control and a nice adventure run around. I haven't played thisThis is exactly my type of game, cool animation, something new with the brush control and a nice adventure run around. I haven't played this in years and never will again but couldn't believe the reviews. I was really excited to play it, I played it for about 5 hours the first night and woke up the next day and put it on eBay. It is by far one of the worst games I have ever played. So boring, I like boring adventure games but this was a joke. Annoying character with you the whole time. By annoying I mean unbearable, wanted to rip it from the screen and smash it in. Then the brush that doesn't work very well at all I can't understand the high scores. I gave it a 1 for looking nice but there was nothing else to like for me to rate it higher. Sitting through 5 hours of Hatsune Miku, mixed up with a bit of Hello Kitty and a bit of Hannah Montana thrown in for good measure would have been 5 hours better spent than this. Possibly my least favourite game ever made. Expand

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