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From Capcom's Clover studios, the team behind Viewtiful Joe 2, comes a 3-D cell-shaded action game in the world of feudal Japan. Ōkami tells the tale of a wolf-goddess named Amaterasu who must prevent an evil being known as Orochi from taking over the beautiful world of feudal Japan. Ōkami takes the already well-established cell shading technique and turns it into a traditional Hokusai-style Japanese woodblock print visual.

To give the player a sense of being in a painting, Amaterasu is given a paintbrush which the player can cut enemies down with, create bridges or wind, and restore the forest to its natural beauty. With each defeated enemy, color returns, and the natural life force slowly regenerates. While playing, players call up a canvas where they can draw with the celestial brush. New abilities and techniques are acquired as you progress.

Ōkami is filled with large worlds and dungeons to explore on your quest to restore the lush trees and wildlife to their former glory. Many monsters and large epic boss battles come between Amaterasu and her goal. To fulfill her objective there will be many people along the way that will help her if she helps them.


Ōkami PlayStation 2 Through the power of Rejuvenation, the River of the Heavens has been completed.
Ōkami PlayStation 2 Use the Power Slash to break through this wooden gate.
Ōkami PlayStation 2 A demon zone has sprung up, trapping you and forcing you to fight.
Ōkami PlayStation 2 Susano is a lazy coward who hides in his basement.

Promo Images

Ōkami Screenshot
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Ōkami Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "大神 絶景版" -- Steam product page Japanese spelling
  • "大神 絕景版" -- Traditional Chinese spelling (PS3 / PS4 / XB1 / WIN / Switch title)
  • "大神" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ōkami HD" -- PS3 / PS4 / XB1 / WIN / Switch title
  • "Okami" -- Common Roman alphabet spelling
  • "오카미" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Oh Amaterasu, origin of all that is good and mother to all PS2 games PlayStation 2 Solid Flamingo (1503)
A Strikingly Beautiful Adventure PlayStation 2 Ben K (23888)

Critic Reviews PlayStation 3 Nov 07, 2012 1 out of 7 100
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 Sep 25, 2006 4.8 out of 5 96
DarkZero PlayStation 2 Feb 04, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
NGamer Wii Jun 13, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
Video Games Daily PlayStation 2 Feb 19, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Feb 07, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Nintendojo Wii 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Console Monster Wii Jun 19, 2008 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer Windows Mar 03, 2022 82 out of 100 82
Gamer Limit Wii Jul 27, 2009 8 out of 10 80


Topic # Posts Last Post
Cat statues 1 Donatello (463)
Jul 28, 2007


1001 Video Games

Ōkami appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


The front keep case cover of the US Wii release contains a watermark of games website IGN. It is faintly visible to the right of Amaterasu's mouth. Apparently the designer used concept art from the IGN website to compose the background picture, rather than the original image. At the end of April 2008, Capcom offered a solution. Players with the faulty cover could visit Capcom's Art Redemption website to apply for a replacement cover (US and Canada only). Multiple options were offered, the original cover or two new pieces of artwork. The new covers eventually shipped near the end of August.


To the dismay of Ōkami's director Hideki Kamiya, in the Wii version the entire PS2 Clover Studio Co., Ltd. staff end credits have been cut from the game. The official explanation comes from Seth Killian, Capcom's Community Senior Manager:
The credits were removed because they were a pre-rendered movie that contained the Clover logo. We have no legal right to use the Clover logo in a game they were not involved with directly. We also didn't have the source to the credit movie itself, so we couldn't just use it and remove the Clover logo.


The developers wanted to make Ōkami a photo-realistic game but due to PS2 hardware limitations they decided to make it a cel-shaded one.


The game's title, Ōkami is spelled in Japanese as 大神, meaning "great god" (or goddess). However, the Japanese word for "wolf" (狼) is also pronounced exactly the same way. Quite fitting, considering the heroine of the game is a goddess and a wolf at the same time!


  • 4Players
    • 2007 – Best PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – Best Action-Adventure of the Year
    • 2007 – #2 Biggest Surprise of the Year
    • 2007 – #3 Best Graphics of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #5 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #4 Console Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #2 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PS2 Adventure Game of the Year
Information also contributed by Kaminari, YID YANG and Sciere

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