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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.8
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
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Overall User Score (19 votes) 4.1

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Digitally Downloaded (Oct 26, 2017)
I’d usually count myself a completionist who’s only goal is to earn every single achievement possible, but Super Mario Odyssey showed me that there’s so much more to it than collecting things. Maybe I’ll revisit the wonder of the Cascade Kingdom and ride a tyrannosaurus rex. I could even play fetch with a shiba inu amongst the sand dunes, or bust out Mario’s infamous swimsuit and test my skills against an ornery octopus thirsty for revenge. The best part of getting to the game’s ending is the fact that it’s a journey of your own creation, and if you reflect on the game as a whole, it’s really a linear quest that somehow feels more freeing than the largest open-world game.
Easy Allies (Nov 02, 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey embraces its heritage at every turn, and the payoff isn’t merely a warm feeling of nostalgia at the fan service, but a reworking of the old with the new to produce something completely unique. Previous games have brief moments of wonder and charm, but they do not come close to the emotional gratification of Odyssey. Near-flawless controls, amazing worlds, a phenomenal new special ability, and a sense of freedom that’s not been seen in any previous game all add up to something special. This is another Mario game that will be remembered for ages to come.
Starburst Magazine (Oct 11, 2017)
All in all, Super Mario Odyssey is every bit as good as you might have heard. Nintendo have clearly put their heart and soul into making this game, and their passion for the series is abundantly evident. The superbly orchestrated original soundtrack is filled with nods to previous Mario titles, and each kingdom is thoroughly memorable thanks to the game's huge amount of ideas and impressive overall design. Special mention must go to the mid-game Metro Kingdom, where Mario mixes with humans for the first time in New Donk City. The festival that takes place at the end of this stage is one of the most joyful things we've ever come across in a videogame, and deserves to be experienced by as many people as possible!
USgamer (Oct 26, 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey honors much of what makes other 3D Mario games great, plus it adds plenty of its own flavor to the Mario stew thanks to its capture mechanic. Mario Odyssey can keep you busy for hours and hours if you want it to, and you probably will. Outside of a few instances where the camera took on a mind of its own, I can't think of a moment when I wasn't enjoying myself while journeying with Mario and Cappy.
Games TM (Nov 02, 2017)
We don't give out tens lightly, but we have to ask, what more could we have wanted from this game? What could it have offered that would have made it better? The answer is not much. Playing Super Mario Odyssey is to experience pure joy. We couldn't wish for anything more than that from this series or from Nintendo.
Retro Gamer (Nov 02, 2017)
After reinventing the open world adventure with Breath Of The Wild, Nintendo has no transformed the platformer for a new generation of gamers. The best 3D Mario game we've ever played.
I would have liked to have more freedom to roam the environments and push past boundaries like I did in Nintendo's own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. As impressive as it often is, Super Mario Odyssey feels like a template Nintendo might use to produce more enjoyable follow-ups somewhere down the road, rather than the realization of that potential. And yet, it all did come together well enough that even voicing that concern makes me feel a bit ungrateful. I'm happy with Super Mario Odyssey, despite my various complaints. It's a delightful adventure of the sort Nintendo does best, and I often found myself being sucked into absorbing locations I wished I could visit for real. If you've been waiting for the next great Mario adventure, this is definitely it. I just can't help but believe Nintendo is capable of even better. I hope a sequel comes along sooner rather than later and proves me right.
Giant Bomb (Oct 26, 2017)
The soul of Super Mario 64 is alive and well in the plumber's surreal and stunning new adventure.
Game Rant (Oct 26, 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey is a venture that would make even Homer envious, locking itself in as a must-have for Nintendo Switch owners and a great reason to invest in the console for those that have yet to.
Nivelul2 (May 30, 2018)
Nintendo chiar știe să își pună în valoare personajele și seriile din care fac parte, iar Odissey este o adevărată delectare pentru oricine a jucat un alt joc din seria Super Mario. Iar jocul în sine primește în continuare actualizări menite să extindă obiectivele și provocările – cel mai recent, un mini-joc de ascundere de baloane pe hărțile uriașe ale jocului și de găsire a celor ascunse de alții a fost introdus. Oricât de stupid ar părea, este o modaliate de a juca online și de a prelungi durata de viață a investiției în moduri care nu diferă prea mult de sistemul de pachete ascunse din seria GTA. Posesorii de Nintendo Switch au parte de o aventură vastă și memorabilă, plină de obiective și activități chiar și după finalizarea poveștii principale. Și pentru eforturile depuse, compania japoneză merită doar cuvinte de laudă.
The Game Hoard (Nov 06, 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey is an amazing package of pure video game fun. Its got wonderfully crafted worlds to explore packed with small challenges and obstacles to overcome, and it never dips into anything overly frustrating and certainly never anything cynical. Super Mario Odyssey is all about joy, and it absolutely oozes that in a well-crafted unforgettable experience that was hard to pull myself away from. Even in previously explored levels, it’s a joy to go back to them as they are populated by new things to do that make the Kingdoms fresh all over again. Sure, playing through the main story is pretty easy, but it’s the extras all around it that make Super Mario Odyssey such a lovely excursion into a world only video games could offer.
Switch Player (Nov 10, 2017)
Not since Super Mario 64 has a Mario adventure had me this captivated, immersed or impressed. Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's finest Super Mario title yet, and easily the most impressive Nintendo Switch title available. With so much to see and do - long after you've dispatched Bowser - you'll be returning to the Odyssey for a long time. Essential for all Switch owners and worth buying a Switch for. It's that good.
Nintendo-Online.de (Oct 26, 2017)
„Super Mario Odyssey“ ist nicht nur eines der besten „Mario“-Spiele, sondern eines der besten Spiele aller Zeiten. Die Reise von Mario und Cappy ist derart detailverliebt und bietet so viele Innovationen, dass man bis zum Ende kaum von der Konsole loskommt. Der neue Spielablauf funktioniert fantastisch und zeigt, dass der schnauzbärtige Held auch nach etlich vielen Jahren noch neue Wege beschreiten kann. Dass man nun auch noch weitere Kreaturen aus der kunterbunten “Mario”-Welt steuern darf, lässt das Abenteuer auf eine komplett neue Ebene steigen. „Super Mario Odyssey“ ist ein Pflichtspiel, um den Videospiel-Liebhaber nicht herumkommen.
Nintendo Life (Oct 26, 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey represents a shift in direction for Mario. For about a decade we had exceptional but tightly structured 3D series entries, but this new arrival’s building blocks go back to Super Mario 64. It’s a very modern take on ‘sandbox Mario’, however - Cappy and his abilities are key additions that freshen up the formula, and we have a sizeable and diverse set of lands to explore.

Odyssey will, inevitably, now enter the discussions about the ‘best’ Mario games. In the second half and post-credits - in particular - it takes on a life of its own, showcasing incredible design and development flair. It’s also a wonderful showcase for the Switch, and could introduce a whole new audience to the wonders of Mario in three dimensions. For the veterans among us, meanwhile, it’s yet another special release to remind us of why Mario is still gaming’s number one.
411mania.com (Nov 02, 2017)
A near faultless game, Super Mario Odyssey is great fun and totally accessible for all ages and ability of gamer. A vibrant, exciting world to explore with a gimmick that breathes new life into a franchise that everyone will have experienced mean Nintendo have truly hit it out of the park for the first truly accessible must-have title on the Switch.
NintendoWorldReport (Oct 26, 2017)
As someone who enjoys level-based Super Mario games more, I have to say that Odyssey blew me away. With the next Power Moon constantly within reach, the push forward is constant. Using Mario's expanded moveset, unique challenges are abound while trying to collect your next Power Moon. Even the lack of traditional power-ups doesn’t hurt the experience at all, as the team of Mario and Cappy offers all sorts of wonderful new abilities. The journey of this odyssey took me to all sorts of amazing worlds that I already find myself missing. Now that I've seen every bit of it, I look back on my adventure with a great smile. It is an incredible experience that I felt extremely compelled to complete, simply because I didn't want it all to end. Only the best games pull that feeling out of me, and this one did just that. Super Mario Odyssey is my favorite game on Switch by a long shot.
Cubed3 (Oct 26, 2017)
Just as with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Mario series has now reached a special new level of greatness that will be hard to surpass in the future. The Nintendo Switch is fast becoming the hottest platform, crammed full of sublime quality gaming experiences like this fantastic new escapade.
IGN (Oct 26, 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey is a brilliant adventure and love letter to the series that made Nintendo a household name.
Pocket Gamer UK (Oct 26, 2017)
Wild, Weird, and packed full of imagination, Super Mario Odyssey is the first platform exclusive that every Switch owner needs to own.
The Guardian (Oct 26, 2017)
Although it’s still just as fun to run around as Mario, especially as he leans his body to the side and sticks out his arms like an uninhibited infant, Cappy is a welcome new companion; he gives you so much more to play with.
The Loot Gaming (Oct 31, 2017)
Mario Odyssey, in it’s most simple description, is a triumph. How Nintendo manages to take a tried and successful formula, mould it into something fresh without breaking it is an outstanding achievement. However, Odyssey is much more than that. When Mario 64 launched in 1996 the world gasped; how did Nintendo manage to craft such an amazing experience? Well, now 21 one years later they seem to have done it once again. From the precision crafted gameplay mechanics to the beautifully created 3D worlds, Odyssey excels on all levels. It also offers incredible value for money with the sheer amount of content on offer. In a landscape where traditional single player games are becoming more scarce, Mario leads a shining example of what can be achieved.
Games.ch (Oct 26, 2017)
The hype is real! Nintendo hätte mit “Super Mario Odyssey” ganz einfach ein weiteres, sehr gutes “Mario”-Abenteuer nach bewährtem Rezept abliefern können. Stattdessen hat man es gewagt, die Idee mit dem capern konsequent umzusetzen, und dabei auch absolut verrückte Ideen ins Spiel zu packen. Bei all der Abwechslung ist man fast froh, in den Levels ab und an auf etwas Vertrautes aus vorherigen Gebieten zu stossen. Dazu gehören neben dem erwähnten Hutladen auch mysteriöse Metall-Würfel, oder Vogelscheuchen, bei denen ihr euch jeweils auf eine Geschicklichkeitsprüfung ohne Kopfbedeckung gefasst machen könnt. Zerbrecht euch über die Metall-Würfel übrigens nicht unnötig den Kopf. Sie haben ihren Zweck, doch diesem werdet ihr erst deutlich später auf die Spur kommen und Nintendo dann für einen weiteren Geniestreich danken. Auch an spektakulären Boss-Battles mangelt es dem Spiel nicht, obwohl ihr vielen der Bösewichte mehrmals gegenübersteht.
Computer Bild Spiele (Oct 27, 2017)
Der berühmteste Klempner der Welt ist zurück – und wie! Mit „Super Mario Odyssey“ zeigt Nintendo, dass es eben nicht nur auf Bombast-Grafik und hollywoodreife Zwischensequenzen ankommt. Der unvergleichliche Charme, die Liebe für die kleinsten Details und eine Fülle an verrückten Ideen machen „Odyssey“ zu einem Meisterwerk – und einen Pflichtkauf für Switch-Besitzer!
Link Cable Gaming (Nov 08, 2017)
Its hard to argue with the stellar year the Nintendo Switch is having. Every month it seems like not only is there more to play but the quality of each game increases over the last. Well that trend might just have peaked as Super Mario Odyssey in nearly a perfect game. Everything within it is carefully crafted with the love and attention that gamers have come to equate to some of Nintendo’s best works and its both hard to imagine and exciting to wonder where Mario will take us next.
Way Too Many Games (Oct 29, 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey is great. It’s fantastic. A near perfect work of art. It’s one of the most entertaining games I’ve played in years, and possibly the best platformer I’ve ever played. I truly feel bad for any other game coming out in the next week or two, as I simply can’t stop playing this beauty. It is a fantastic statement to how great of a game developer Nintendo is, even if it can be very annoying in other departments. It’s proof colorful platformers are far from being a dead genre. It is also proof that, 36 years later, Mario is still alive and kicking, truly the king of video gaming. This game is mandatory for everyone. If you have a Switch, stop reading this and go buy it. If you don’t have a Switch, this game is the reason for you to get one. Let’s all Do The Odyssey together, folks!
Super Mario Odyssey ist ein meisterhaftes Jump&Run voller Überraschungen, Witz und Ideen und ein Pflichtkauf für jeden Switch-Besitzer.
IGN Greece (Nov 11, 2017)
H έλευση του Super Mario Odyssey δίνει ένα ακόμη λόγο στους κατόχους της κονσόλας για να πετάξουν την σκούφια τους, αλλά και έναν ακόμη λόγο απόκτησής της σε όσους σκέφτονται να την αγοράσουν τους προσεχείς μήνες. Πρόκειται για έναν υπέροχο οπτικά τίτλο, με εθιστικό gameplay που αποτίει φόρο τιμής στο αγαπημένο Super Mario 64, χωρίς να διστάζει να κάνει μερικά βήματα παραπάνω προς τη σωστή κατεύθυνση. Δεν έχουμε λοιπόν παρά να δώσουμε τα εύσημα στη Nintendo και να υποκλιθούμε μπροστά στο μεγαλείο της νέας δημιουργίας της.
Jeuxvideo.com (Oct 26, 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey est le parfait condensé du savoir-faire de Nintendo. Il offre un gameplay agile, utilisé dans des situations d’une incroyable variété. Les transformations sont nombreuses et mises en pratique dans des phases qui nous rappellent qu'un level design de classe, ça fait tout. Sorte de boîte à bonbon qui ne finit jamais, Odyssey est blindé de petites surprises disséminées dans des niveaux ouverts, laissant le joueur libre de goûter chaque saveur. Sans aucun doute, il s’agit d’un des meilleurs épisodes de la série, un jeu pour lequel il serait tout à fait justifié d’acheter une Switch, et un achat obligatoire pour ceux qui l’ont déjà. Un chef-d’oeuvre d’ingéniosité, tout simplement !
MAN!AC (Oct 26, 2017)
Ein Feuerwerk der guten Laune: ebenso kurzweiliges wie abwechslungsreiches 3D-Jump’n’Run mit enorm viel Inhalt und zig witzigen Verwandlungen.
Riot Pixels (Nov 09, 2017)
Можно сетовать на то, что значимость королевств в Super Mario Odyssey разная (одни основательно проработаны, другие компактные, если не сказать куцые), а любители «хардкора» найдут применение навыкам только после финала истории. Я скорее склоняюсь к мнению, высказанному известным журналистом Брайаном Кресенте: не следует боготворить Super Mario Odyssey, она лишь закрепляет достижения Super Mario 64 и Super Mario Sunshine с поправкой на наши дни. Отнюдь не сенсация и не радикальная переделка старой доброй серии – и в то же время забористый «платформер». Сколько ни играй – тяжело нащупать аргументы, чтобы выключить.
Video Chums (Oct 29, 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey is an incredible adventure that every Mario fan and Switch owner needs to experience. Although it's not quite perfect, what's here is undeniably the next must-have Nintendo masterpiece.
Gamer.no (Oct 31, 2017)
Mario har lagt ut på nok et fortreffelig spilleventyr.
4Players.de (Oct 26, 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey ist ein unheimlich kreativer Hüpfausflug rund um den Globus, der die Neugier und die Lust am Entdecken mit geschickt versteckten Geheimnissen belohnt, statt das Sammeln zur lästigen Arbeit verkommen zu lassen. Mal poltert man als schnauzbärtiger T-Rex durch massive Kettenhunde und poröse Felsen. Anderswo schleudert man als Hammerbruder (oder Pfannenbruder?) mit Pfannen um sich, düst als Hochdruck-Tintenfisch durch die Luft oder wird sogar zum personifizierten Pfosten. Hier wird das Herumspinnen mit den mannigfaltigen Möglichkeiten zur Hauptsache: Kreativität gewinnt! Man fühlt sich wie in einem gigantischen Themenpark, während die ständigen Ortswechsel mit ihren krassen Design-Unterschieden Urlaubsstimmung aufkommen lassen. Und weil Marios Reise so charmant, albern und flüssig inszeniert ist, verzeihe ich dem Spiel auch kleine Schwächen wie einige kahle Hintergründe oder den etwas zu niedrigen Schwierigkeitsgrad im Story-Modus.
Gamers.at (Nov 06, 2017)
Es steht außer Frage, dass unser aller italienischer Lieblings-Tausendsassa mit Super Mario Odyssey, trotz der etwas gewöhnungsbedürftigen Bewegungs-Steuerung mit den Joy-Cons und der oft etwas sehr unvorteilhaft positionierten Kamera, ein gelungenes Debüt auf Nintendo Switch hingelegt hat. Unterm Strich ist Super Mario Odyssey ein toller, abwechslungsreicher 3D-Plattformer und sowieso ein sowieso Pflicht für alle Nintendo Switch Besitzer, Mario-Fans und Liebhaber kreativer Jump’n’Run Spiele
Videogameszone (Oct 26, 2017)
Überladener, aber nichtsdestoweniger sehr gelungener Hüpfspaß und ein toller Switch-Einstand für das pummelige Nintendo-Maskottchen.
Gamekult (Oct 26, 2017)
D'une générosité folle et d'une souplesse à l'avenant, Super Mario Odyssey rappelle que l'ouverture et l'exploration siéent le mieux aux Mario 3D depuis que Nintendo en a posé les bases. Alors peut-être qu'il n'a pas l'envergure d'un Mario 64 ou la démesure des Mario Galaxy quand on les replace dans les contextes de leur sortie, surtout dans un jeu où le challenge repose davantage sur la quantité d'éléments à glaner que sur des phases vraiment exigeantes, qui demanderaient au joueur de faire preuve à la fois d'imagination et de dextérité. Mais Mario Odyssey n'en demeure pas moins un jeu de plates-formes extraordinaire, qui réserve de jolis morceaux de bravoure et la dose de découverte en prime, avec la patte habituelle, l'humour et le degré de finition qu'on est en droit d'attendre de Nintendo. Ou comme on dit dans le jargon : un indispensable pour tous les possesseurs de Switch.
Random Access (May 04, 2018)
The game is a masterpiece, of course it is. Nintendo knocks it out of the park, as always. But I'd barely call this innovative... Nintendo wouldn't dare innovate after the Wii U flopped. This is playing it safe, tickling those nostalgia receptors with a Mario World feather. "Remember when our games looked great and were actually immersive?" Granted, there are moments in Super Mario Odyssey where I felt like I really was exploring... until I noticed I was pretty much still going in a straight line. That's when it hit me like a Banzai Bill: No branching paths. Just obstacle courses. No lesson was learned.
Gameluster (Nov 14, 2017)
Odyssey is a crowning achievement that will stand out in the hearts of gamers for years to come, and I envy the children who will grow up with Odyssey as one of their cornerstone gaming experiences. Nothing is more magical than Mario, and Odyssey is jam-packed with the wonder that drew many of us into this hobby in the first place.

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