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  • Summary: Pikmin 3 is a reimagined, mass-action strategy title from the critically acclaimed Pikmin series. Players take control of 3 explorers and an array of cute Pikmin in a struggle for survival. By exploiting the unique abilities of these little Pikmin creatures, players solve puzzles, battlePikmin 3 is a reimagined, mass-action strategy title from the critically acclaimed Pikmin series. Players take control of 3 explorers and an array of cute Pikmin in a struggle for survival. By exploiting the unique abilities of these little Pikmin creatures, players solve puzzles, battle dangerous predators and forage for food needed to save the explorers' home planet. Expand
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  1. Positive: 77 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
  1. Aug 26, 2013
    100
    Pikmin 3 might not be the game that gets people rushing to buy a Wii U, but it certainly should be.
  2. Jul 31, 2013
    90
    The ending may not be the best thing ever, but it can't tarnish the incredible enjoyment you'll get out of Pikmin 3. This is probably the best game yet on Wii U.
  3. Jul 22, 2013
    90
    Pikmin 3 is a great refinement of the original formula and is still a joy to play. But after nine years we expected some more content, and the final stage is really disappointing.
  4. Aug 23, 2013
    90
    Pikmin 3 is the game that should have launched the Wii U. Its combination of calming atmosphere and strategic gameplay create a unique and mesmerising experience while it lasts. While it may be over too soon for some players it still remains by far the best first party game currently available for Nintendo’s latest system.
  5. Aug 6, 2013
    85
    Pikmin 3 is a fantastic game that oozes with charm. The levels are short enough that they scream “just one more day”. It also helps that game play is so tight, and the design feels so good. While it may not be my most anticipated franchise from the Nintendo stables, I cannot help but fall in love with the quirky Koppites and their quest for food. Pikmin 3 is one of the best reasons to own a Wii U so far.
  6. Sep 16, 2013
    80
    Pikmin 3 is a cute game with plenty of soul. It takes the concept from the two previous games one step further with the way it combines tactics with roleplaying. In terms of graphics this is probably the most beautiful game the world has ever seen on a Nintendo console.
  7. Aug 6, 2013
    60
    The new flying pikmin are a nifty twist for how they break the level design.

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  1. Negative: 2 out of 166
  1. Aug 4, 2013
    10
    Really good game. It is certainly the best game on the wii u since its release. This game should also increase the popularity of the wii uReally good game. It is certainly the best game on the wii u since its release. This game should also increase the popularity of the wii u among consumers. Expand
  2. Aug 21, 2018
    10
    A truly wonderful experience. While the Wii U isn't exactly the most popular console, Pikmin 3 is an amazing game to play. This game exceedsA truly wonderful experience. While the Wii U isn't exactly the most popular console, Pikmin 3 is an amazing game to play. This game exceeds the expectations of a good Nintendo game; the visuals are extraordinary! As a person who has completed the game and no longer plays it, if you haven't tried out the game yet, my suggestion is, go try it for yourselves. You will be playing for hours. Hours of fun! Expand
  3. Aug 21, 2013
    10
    this is what the wii-u was made for. you need to play it if you want to get back into those smooth graphics, how the water, air and naturalthis is what the wii-u was made for. you need to play it if you want to get back into those smooth graphics, how the water, air and natural surroundings make you feel like you're floating on clouds or cotton candy or something. i love how nintendo developers are actually artistic rather than realistic baroque squares. anyway play the damn game. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2017
    10
    Nothing more than a masterpiece, while i do admit I prefer the originals, this game is still a 10/10, my favorite IP ever! Only hope, WEEDNothing more than a masterpiece, while i do admit I prefer the originals, this game is still a 10/10, my favorite IP ever! Only hope, WEED PIKMIN, nevermind. Expand
  5. LHy
    Sep 29, 2013
    9
    I love the aspects of the game, but in my opinion, it's just too easy for me, I always seem to have an abundance of fruit, even after LouieI love the aspects of the game, but in my opinion, it's just too easy for me, I always seem to have an abundance of fruit, even after Louie steals it, other than that, loving the game and loving the franchise. Can't wait until Pikmin 4. Expand
  6. Jan 26, 2015
    9
    Best Pikmin game to date! I have played all three since the first came out, and this really ironed out any issues with the previousBest Pikmin game to date! I have played all three since the first came out, and this really ironed out any issues with the previous installments. The Wii U gamepad is utilized well and makes it even easier to manage your Pikmin army. I can't recommend this game enough!

    My ONLY cons:
    -No online multiplayer
    -Story mode too short (but highly re-playable)
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  7. Jan 3, 2019
    0
    I f*cking hate olimar in super smash bros ultimate, i hope he gets cancer and dies

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