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Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. May 14, 2020
    77
    For a game that's almost 20 years old, Munch's Oddysee on the Switch holds up incredibly well. It's a fun and creative platformer in an odd world that is still super fun to play and figure out from start to finish. Don't expect any technical leaps forward or special additions to this Switch version. If you already own Munch's Oddysee on another platform, there is not much reason to buy the Switch port, unless you must have a portable version of it at all times.
  2. May 14, 2020
    75
    As previous iterations, Munch's Oddysee lacks the charm from the original 2D games. When it jumped to the 3D real, new doors were open, as new problems, focused in the camera and controls, that are present here. It's a more typical platformer, with easier puzzles. But it still is an endearing game that fans of the series will enjoy.
  3. May 14, 2020
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. May 14, 2020
    71
    As an easy-to-pickup game, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee is an enjoyable choice for those who aren’t looking for too much of a challenge but would like to utilize their brain and platforming skills for something fun and simple. With an interesting plot and two funky protagonists, Munch’s Oddysee provides a smartly made game with forgiving deaths and options, giving players the freedom to explore with minimal consequences. Although the puzzles could be spiced up a little, the overall customizable experience and well-made gameplay are something to be celebrated.
  5. May 16, 2020
    70
    Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD encapsulates a time in gaming when 3D puzzle platformers were still in their infancy yet its campaign is undeniably fun and full of variety. However, many facets of its adventure simply don't hold up well with today's standards in mind.
  6. May 15, 2020
    70
    The game runs fantastically on the Switch with full 60fps animation and surprisingly decent looking textures for a game that was released in 2001 (and subsequently touched-up and rereleased for almost every platform under the sun since then). Sure the platforming feels a little sluggish and the level design is very by-the-numbers, but the unique gameplay and silly humour have really stood the test of time, and I genuinely enjoyed going back and revisiting this classic gem from my childhood.
  7. May 15, 2020
    70
    Overall, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee is a classic game that might be stuck in 2001 visually, but still is fun to play thanks to the story and characters.
  8. May 14, 2020
    70
    Although with some facilities, the level of challenge offered by Oddworld: Munch's Oddysse remains satisfactory, capable of creating some headaches for users particularly prone to collecting.
  9. May 15, 2020
    68
    This is a good port of the original game, but the game itself hasn’t aged very well. It has some good ideas, but we find Much’s Odyssey to be the least interesting entry in the series.
  10. May 18, 2020
    65
    Oddworld: Munch's Odyssey is almost as good as when it first came out, but the visuals are quite dated, and it's a pity that no localization whatsoever is available, so go away if you don't speak English.
  11. May 27, 2020
    60
    Munch’s Oddysee is worth experiencing if you missed it the first time around, it's a unique puzzle exploration title that revolves around a passive-aggressive play style.
  12. 60
    When Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee released on the original Xbox, it came with high praise and was one of my personal favorite titles from that system. The game was mind-blowing at launch, but almost two decades later, a lot of it is rough around the edges. The cutscenes, world-building, and storytelling hold up to this day, but almost all of the gameplay elements are out of place compared to modern games, with the wonky, tough-to-handle controls taking the cake.
  13. May 22, 2020
    60
    There is not much to write about Munch's Oddysee that hasn't been written. A classic title for the Xbox and a great game in general. The only flaw in this poor Switch edition, is that it provides nothing more than the absolute basics.
  14. May 15, 2020
    60
    Munch’s Oddysee was a not very well made 3D platformer twenty years ago. Playing it today adds nothing to the memory of a historical saga that has much more to offer with the first unforgettable episodes in 2D.
  15. May 14, 2020
    60
    While it does exhibit a lot of absurd charm, this HD remaster of Munch’s Oddysee simultaneously holds up both with its unique characters and world while also showing its age in varying degrees in its gameplay.
  16. May 14, 2020
    60
    Although it was good in 2001, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee is let down on Nintendo Switch by awkward camera angles, frustrating controls, and bland environments.
  17. May 14, 2020
    55
    Munch's Oddysee is the second chapter of the Oddworld saga on Nintendo Switch. However, it cannot offer an experience absent of disappointment and imperfections.
  18. May 18, 2020
    50
    Munch's Oddysee is the worst work of the Oddworld franchise and comes to Nintendo Switch with a remastering with hardly any changes beyond the technical section to result in a very mediocre title.
  19. May 14, 2020
    50
    This third installment of the series, Munch's Oddysee is a flawed yet enjoyable game for its first entry in 3D. However, this port of the 2011's remaster still has some issues, such as remaining bugs and inadequate button assignments.
  20. May 14, 2020
    40
    Nintendo Switch is probably the best platform for gorgeous 3D platform games. Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee won't be one of them.
  21. May 16, 2020
    30
    It really sucks having to rate Munch's Oddysee so low – this version has obviously been made with care, but as the old saying goes you just can't polish a... well... you know. There are a handful of moments where things come together to a limited extent and the Oddworld magic show signs of life, but it's always been the ugly stepchild of the series and the already-on-Switch follow-up was a brilliant return to form – we hope that the existence of Munch's Oddysee on this format is a matter of simply getting it out of the way before a re-release of the much n better Oddworld: New n' Tasty and the upcoming Oddworld: Soulstorm.

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