Super Mario Odyssey Image
Metascore
97

Universal acclaim - based on 113 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6330 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: New Evolution of Mario Sandbox-Style Gameplay. Mario embarks on a new journey through unknown worlds, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship, andNew Evolution of Mario Sandbox-Style Gameplay. Mario embarks on a new journey through unknown worlds, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship, and perform all-new actions, such as throwing Mario's cap. Expand
Buy Now
Buy on

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Super Mario Odyssey - Overview Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 113
  2. Negative: 0 out of 113
  1. Oct 26, 2017
    100
    Each kingdom is absolutely packed with charm, clever objectives, gorgeous visuals, a stellar soundtrack, and a huge variety of ways to have fun. One moon would have me leaping across tiny platforms with pinpoint precision, and the next would have me cheering up a businessman by dressing like a clown. At no point did I feel like I was checking boxes just to up my completion percentage. Even now that I've collected every moon and purple coin in the game, I still want to play more of it. It’s one of the most joyous and entertaining gaming experiences I’ve had in a long time, and it stands tall among the all-time great Mario games.
  2. Nov 1, 2017
    100
    Super Mario Odyssey’s unabashed sense of whimsy and charm is all too welcome in today’s modern video game climate. Whereas other titles feel the need to overbear you with endless things to do, people to kill and towers to climb, Mario’s latest globe-trotting adventure is all too happy to keep things simple — and in the most imaginative way possible. Super Mario Odyssey is the type of game that I’d probably have taken for granted as a kid, but as an adult, I’ll cherish it for decades.
  3. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2018
    100
    The best entry to the best platforming series is so ridiculously huge it’s like a theme park made of theme parks. It’s a wonderful tribute to Super Mario 64, but it’s not a lazy homage. Super Mario Odyssey draws inspiration from the superb classic to top it and everything that came after it. [13/2017, p.38]
  4. Oct 26, 2017
    99
    Super Mario Odyssey is a jewel that shines with perfect controls, fresh possibilities and gameplay variety. An experience filled with surprises and challenges to explore everywhere. All kinds of players will remember Oddyssey as one of the best entries in the series for generations to come.
  5. Nov 2, 2017
    95
    It's a world that feels huge at first, then small as you get to know it, and then huge again as you realize how fantastically dense it is with secrets and challenges. It gives you a simple set of tools and then asks you to do something different with them every ten minutes. Super Mario Odyssey is a fun game, an unoriginal observation that feels nonetheless vital in the modern gaming landscape. It is a game that tasks you with finding joy, and then lets you point yourself in the right direction. It is a game you should play.
  6. Oct 26, 2017
    95
    There are so many new elements in Super Mario Odyssey, but in the end what actually strikes us is its ability to be fun in the usual elegant, essential and inevitable Mario way. If you want to run, jump, discover, fly… and keep on doing these (and more) things for hours and hours, Super Mario Odyssey is the game for you.
  7. Oct 26, 2017
    75
    Though a really neat game, Super Mario Odyssey is an utterly underwhelming adventure for every long-term Super Mario fan in existence. Unless Cappy brainwashed you. In that case, you are a satisfied zombie customer now. No, seriously, only a zombie would find a healthy challenge in this pleasant but disappointingly easy Super Mario Walk-in-the-park. Sorry - Odyssey.

See all 123 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Oct 29, 2017
    10
    I am just lost for words. The spirit of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine lives on in this game. It was as if I stepped into a portal toI am just lost for words. The spirit of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine lives on in this game. It was as if I stepped into a portal to my childhood. I highly recommend the "single joy-con in each hand" motion control scheme. The motions controls feel so intuitive and really enhance the gameplay. Cappy serves as a great sidekick, with his boomerang and capture abilities providing a refreshing take on the classic 3D Mario Mechanics. Visually, it is a gorgeous game. It maintains 60 fps consistently in both mobile and docked. There seems to be a variety of different environments in this game, unlike Super Mario Galaxy and Sunshine. While those games followed a common theme, Odyssey takes influence from Super Mario 64 and Super Mario World in that there is a (Spoilers) desert world, ghost world. tropical world, metro world, etc. The music is phenomenal. I recommend that everyone use a headset to truly appreciate it. I had chills running down my spine once I heard the theme from the Switch Presentation Trailer for Odyssey. No other franchise has made as big of an impact on the gaming industry as Mario. He is the Micky Mouse of gaming. This game can be enjoyed by anyone. Enthusiast gamers. Father/Mother playing with his or her kids. Teenagers. Anyone. I had lost faith in Nintendo during the Wii U generation. They have absolutely blown me away with putting out masterpieces such as Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. These 2 games make the Switchh worth it. I must also add that this year has been incredible for gaming. Besides Mario and Zelda, we had Persona 5, Cuphead, Horizon Zero Dawn, Nier, Nioh, Divinity. Instead of debating Game of the Years. We should declare 2017 as the Year of the Games. I hope everyone enjoys these games as much as I have. Expand
  2. Nov 29, 2017
    10
    For those who want a clear explanation on this game on whether you should buy it, or if it lives up to the hype, let me tell you. This game isFor those who want a clear explanation on this game on whether you should buy it, or if it lives up to the hype, let me tell you. This game is brimming with innovation and creativity, and every moment you can tell how much effort is put into this game. It has a great mechanic of "capturing" enemies that you encounter, along with a variety of worlds to explore. They also made sure that each level doesn't overstay it's welcome for people who want to complete the game, and if you are a completion type you can come back to those worlds and explore them to the fullest. The fact that you can play this on the go is wonderful, and all of the ways to play along with the movement set is impeccable. The controls are good, the music is good... It is all so wonderful. One thing I have to say is that this game could be so much MORE. If there was a sequel that was almost identical with different worlds and quirks and little secrets, I would dive in without any regrets. This package full of content and potential shouldn't be thrown away so soon! If there was more things to do other than unlock more obvious moons and complete a true final level (pretty cool) after you complete the main story I would LOVE to do it! After I completed everything that you could do, the only thing left was to do it all over again... I want more!!! Sometimes i just imagine new worlds or maybe an expansion to each world, like if some of them were expanded into different areas... Oh my. Nonetheless, I recommend this game to anybody out there. Full of surprises. Expand
  3. Mar 8, 2019
    10
    The game is amazing, I'm not the biggest Mario fan but this game made me fall in love. The environments, the character design and theThe game is amazing, I'm not the biggest Mario fan but this game made me fall in love. The environments, the character design and the diferences between abilities are all super charming!
    Even if most of the moons are really easy to get, to do it 100% is a fun challenge.
    Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2017
    10
    El último juego sandbox de Mario fue Sunshine y fue un gran juego del 2002, pero Odyssey llevó todo lo que conocemos de Mario al siguienteEl último juego sandbox de Mario fue Sunshine y fue un gran juego del 2002, pero Odyssey llevó todo lo que conocemos de Mario al siguiente nivel con una increíble cantidad de cosas nuevas (y viejas para los fans de hueso colorado de Mario): Diseño y tamaño de niveles increíble, un soundtrack mucho mejor trabajado y variado, un set de movimientos de Mario más extendido que nunca, un apartado gráfico y artístico nunca antes visto en un juego de Mario, excelentes animaciones y una gran cantidad de lunas y cosas por hacer que sin duda te darán horas y horas y horas de diversión. El mejor juego de plataformas de la historia. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2018
    9
    Este debería haber sido el juego del año de no ser por la maravilla que ha supuesto la nueva entrega de Zelda.
    Entretenido juego para todos
    Este debería haber sido el juego del año de no ser por la maravilla que ha supuesto la nueva entrega de Zelda.
    Entretenido juego para todos los públicos, desde gente queriendo echar solo un rato hasta aquellos que buscan desafíos.
    Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2018
    9
    Very CAP-tivating! Brilliant game overall, I love the art style, most kingdoms, challenges, oh and also that leader-board, it has almostVery CAP-tivating! Brilliant game overall, I love the art style, most kingdoms, challenges, oh and also that leader-board, it has almost costed me several friendships.

    As I've stated before, I love most of the kingdoms like the Metro Kingdom and the Snow Kingdom was a very pleasant and better than expected kingdom too. I also like the art style, being the typical Mario art style (so not ultra realistic 4k), it doesn't necessarily feel 'kiddy' like Mario is stereotyped to be, I've never really believed Mario is a childish game, however, others do... especially those ignorant cool kids all over the place. Anyway, I got a off track, as I was saying I like the unique little challenges given to us, they're fun and simple. The boss battle for the majority of the game are a little on the easy side, however, gives Cappy a lot of use. I'll also like to mention the new companionship between Mario and Cappy being absolutely great and giving us more creative and fun puzzles and ways to play.

    The reason why I didn't give it a 10/10 is because I believe it's a bit short and a few kingdoms I was slightly disappointed with, especially the Cascade Kingdom. Reasons being I expected it to be a large challenging kingdom nearer to the end. However, I was left disappointed to see Nintendo didn't do more with it when they could've done countless things to make it better.

    Overall, a great game, worth the money I spent, fun and creative. GG Nintendo, you've defeated me and my money again. Definitely a competitor for Game of the Year 2017 behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. A breath of fresh air from Nintendo, they have to win GOTY.
    Expand
  7. Dec 27, 2020
    0
    This game is very good, but the thing which takes all of the enjoyment out of it are the controls. Mario's control physics are fine, don'tThis game is very good, but the thing which takes all of the enjoyment out of it are the controls. Mario's control physics are fine, don't take me wrong, but due to my drifting joycons (all of them are drifting) I can't even walk in a straight line, and playing with pro controller I am losing tons of additional movement options. This rating is just a warning to Nintendo to start actually caring about the joy con issue. Expand

See all 1711 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. The 40 Best Console-Exclusive Games of This Generation (PS4, Xbox One, and Switch)

    The 40 Best Console-Exclusive Games of This Generation (PS4, Xbox One, and Switch) Image
    Published: June 15, 2020
    We rank the 40 best console-exclusive games available on current generation hardware (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch).
  2. Metacritic Users Pick the Best of 2017

    Metacritic Users Pick the Best of 2017 Image
    Published: January 5, 2018
    See which albums, games, movies, and TV shows ranked among our users' favorites in 2017.
  3. The Best Videogames of 2017

    The Best Videogames of 2017 Image
    Published: January 2, 2018
    We reveal the best games for each platform in 2017 and see how releases for each console compared last year.
  4. Every Super Mario Bros. Game, Ranked

    Every Super Mario Bros. Game, Ranked Image
    Published: October 10, 2017
    We rank every Super Mario game by score from worst to best.
  5. Fall Games Preview: 20 Most-Anticipated Videogames

    Fall Games Preview: 20 Most-Anticipated Videogames Image
    Published: September 11, 2017
    We pick out the most noteworthy videogame releases arriving between now and the end of the year.
  6. Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017: Sequels, Remakes and Adaptations

    Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017: Sequels, Remakes and Adaptations Image
    Published: January 18, 2017
    In part 1 of our 2017 preview, we look at the 20 most-anticipated videogame sequels and remakes of the year ahead.