Percentile Rank

Super Mario Odyssey is ranked in the 100th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 145 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

97

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 145 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameXplain
Mind-blown
GameXplain

Top Critic

Mind-blown
Oct 26, 2017
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The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 28, 2017
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Eurogamer
Essential
Essential
Oct 26, 2017

One of the most daring and influential game designs of all time makes a long overdue comeback in Mario's most madcap adventure yet.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 26, 2017

Every element gelled so well that I was simply enraptured by the beauty of the whole experience.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 26, 2017

If you have a Switch, get this game. If you don't have a Switch, get one, then get this game.

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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 26, 2017

Odyssey is the best Mario game in many, many years – and while it returns to the N64-style formula, its triumphs are firmly its own.

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Washington Post
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 30, 2017

This is one of the closest things to the fountain of youth that I expect to come across.

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Checkpoint Gaming
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 1, 2017

Taking something so familiar and comforting and enhancing it in such a creative and fun way makes this not only the best Mario game I’ve ever experienced, but one of the best games I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing, period.

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VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 15, 2017

Odyssey is one of Nintendo's most inventive, joyful, and audacious adventures, and one of the marquee games of 2017.

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Scored Reviews

OnlySP
Nov 5, 2017

Regardless of a few minor errors, Odyssey is an absolute joy to play through. Bowser's latest attempt at kidnapping Peach is an interesting one, but the adventure does not stop after the credits roll. In fact, the game's offerings seemingly have no end, and sets a new bar for Mario's 3D ventures: one that stands much higher than anyone could have expected. Creativity and pure joy shine in Odyssey, and they do so in a way that will be looked to by developers, artists, and gamers for a long time to come.

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The Game is a Lie
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is not just the pinnacle of the Super Mario franchise, but the pinnacle of 3D platformers in general. Great in its gameplay, design, and soundtrack, it's essential to any player.

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Fintendo
Nov 7, 2017

"Hat trick."

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Switching Worlds
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a culmination of all things Super Mario. It takes the best from its 3D predecessors and combines them in a grand experience that is perfectly paced. The combination of granular platforming mixed in sandbox environments is designed in such a way that gameplay never feels bogged down and provides moment-to-moment fun. While a main hub world is missing, and many fans may miss that, the worlds feel dense enough that there's enough mystery and secrets within them. I'm glad Super Mario Odyssey reinvents the series then even if elements should feel familiar, it creates its own identity. Super Mario Odyssey is a 30+ year celebration of Mario that pays tribute to the series itself and all eras of gamers in general. Odyssey delivers and I can't wait to see where we'll make our next stop.

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GameSpot
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a massive and magnificent celebration of Nintendo's most iconic hero.

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games(TM)
10 / 10
games(TM)
games™ Team

Top Critic

10 / 10
Jun 1, 2018

Another Mario marvel

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PCMag
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey isn't just the best Nintendo Switch game yet, it's the best Mario game since Super Mario Galaxy.

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Game Revolution
Oct 26, 2017

Nintendo has delivered everything I could want in a Mario game, before adding things that I didn't even know I wanted. The end result of their efforts is a true modern masterpiece.

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Press Start
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

I don't know how Nintendo continues to do it, but they've managed to reinvent another classic franchise and push it further than imaginable. Super Mario Odyssey is the game that we've been waiting to play for more than 20 years. It feels like it borrows key elements from almost every Mario game that has come before it to create what is possibly not only the greatest Mario game, but one of the best 3D platformers of all time.

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Optional Extra
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017
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Tech Advisor
Oct 27, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is easily one of the best Mario games in a decade and Nintendo has crafted a game full of fun and surprises. It's a beautiful balancing act of the classic gameplay with new features so Odyssey feels familiar yet fresh. Cappy could be a gimmick addition but is actually a stroke of genius. Super Mario Odyssey is a must for Switch owners, young and old, and will no doubt go down as a classic.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is the best game available on Nintendo Switch, and just might be my favorite game of the year. It isn't just a masterclass of level and sound design, it's a celebration of the Super Mario franchise, and one of helluva celebration to take part in.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

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.

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FNintendo
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

Nintendo has done it again. If previous Super Mario games were not short of accolades themselves, Super Mario Odyssey not only incarnates their magic but also stands tall next to the giants of gaming with its new, unique and simply unforgettable experience that takes Mario into a whole new dimension of gameplay. Every single element of Super Mario Odyssey exudes all the dedication and craftsmanship that went into its production and which make this masterpiece one of the greatest games of all time.

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Guardian
Oct 26, 2017

New sidekick Cappy could have been just another annoying sidekick, but its inclusion only adds to the playfulness of Nintendo Switch's first Mario adventure

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Too Much Gaming
10 / 10
10 / 10
Nov 7, 2017

If there was ever any doubt that Super Mario Odyssey would be anything less than the gold star of Nintendo’s recent gaming Renaissance, then let me lay those fears to rest, because I consider this to be one of the most joyous, polished, and inventive games in the entire Super Mario series. Even with literally hundreds of Moons, Super Mario Odyssey is so full of unique ideas and challenges, it rarely repeats itself. I found myself addicted to the sense of anticipation and excitement I’d feel every time I entered a warp pipe or hat-door.

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Daily Mirror
Oct 26, 2017

Simply put, it's one of the most varied, enjoyable, memorable video games available on the market, and takes Super Mario Galaxy head-on as the best 3D platformer ever released. If you don't yet own a Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey is your excuse to buy one. It is absolute perfection, with virtually no flaws worth pointing out. I'll say it again, because you should be told both at the start and end of this review: Super Mario Odyssey is one of the greatest video games ever made.

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Pass the Controller
10 / 10
10 / 10
Nov 1, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is everything you could want from a Mario title, and will no doubt go down in history as one of the best in a superlative series.

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Critical Hit
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

It’s impossible to pinpoint a fault in Super Mario Odyssey, which both elegantly and eloquently surprises and calls back to its storied history. It’s a game full of surprises; one that plays with your expectations and supersedes them in almost every way. If you have a Switch (or are yet to get one), it’s simply essential.

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COGconnected
100 / 100
100 / 100
Oct 26, 2017

_______________________ “It's breathtaking, it's whimsical, it's monumental.

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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.

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Gamefa
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Nintendo has done it again. Another masterpiece by Nintendo. Super Mario Odyssey can keep you entertained without having to spill a tank of blood or crushing the bones of a creature. It’s fun and it’s simple with a great gameplay and awesome level designs. This is one of those games that everyone can have some fun playing it. In Super Mario Odyssey your age and skills don’t matter. You can always have fun when you play with Mario. They have once again proved that they know the secret Krabby Patty formula for making gorgeous games. The switch is going through a different path right now and we hope it doesn’t end up where Wii U did.

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Cubed3
10 / 10
Adam Riley

Top Critic

10 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

The wait is over; the pinnacle of 3D adventures has arrived in the form of Super Mario Odyssey. It beggars belief just how much Nintendo has packed into this latest outing, without compromising the core Mario goodness of the past. 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.

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Bazimag
10 / 10
10 / 10
Dec 31, 2017

Since Super Mario Galaxy 2 release, there has been no game like Mario Odyssey which is full of innovations and enjoyable missions. Once again, Nintendo’s producers have proved that they are familiar with the spirit of video games. They still believe that they can keep video game industry moving in the right direction by novelty and innovation; not by repeating clichés which have already been put to the test! Super Mario Odyssey is a combination of exceptional platforming challenges suitable for all gamers; either gamers who are not into difficult games or those who are looking for something more difficult than Super Meat Boy and Dark Souls.

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TrueGaming
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey offers a fun gaming experience to the extreme with a unique technical showcase of the Nintendo Switch and a huge content, one of the best experiences this year by far.

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Expansive
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 25, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a practically perfect game that will be used to educate developers of the future in years to come. Unquestionably, it's the greatest 3D Mario Nintendo have ever made.

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Switch Player
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
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.

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TheSixthAxis
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is bursting at the seams with creativity, as Nintendo play with new ideas while also paying homage to their long history. Cappy's abilities are a perfect compliment to Mario's own, and there's a wonderful silliness and humour to their adventure as they visit a string of contrasting kingdoms that just beg you to find the secrets hidden around every corner. Simply put, Super Mario Odyssey is a masterpiece.

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IBTimes UK
Oct 26, 2017

Nintendo proves once again why it is the very best at what it does, with the Super Mario game players have waited 15 years for. Rooted in an wonderfully absurd design idea, Odyssey is a glorious and jubilant adventure for all that, like its plump hero, revels in the freedom to explore, experiment and play.

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PS4Blog.net
10 / 10
10 / 10
Dec 26, 2017

I could keep talking about how awesome Super Mario Odyssey is, but I don't want to spoil your experience with the game. Rest assured that it's Game of the Year for a reason, and a must have release for all Nintendo Switch owners out there.

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Gameblog
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

By jumping aboard the Odyssey, Mario takes us on a trip where await nothing but discoveries and wonders all along. By gathering elements from every game of the franchise, Nintendo expand the classic gameplay with Cappy's possession. Diverse, intelligent, colorful and incredibly long and surprising, the free exploration will satisfy both curious and hardcore gamers. Super Mario Odyssey sanctifies a 30-year-old series that still amazes us episode after episode.

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SA Gamer
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 25, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey winks at you for every Moon you discover. Its sheer brilliance in design and platforming perfection sets it leagues above the competition. If you own a Nintendo Switch you need this game.

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Areajugones
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is without a doubt one of the best games of recent years and probably of the franchise. Great gameplay mechanics, an outstanding number of worlds and amazing graphics are the ingredients of this masterpiece.

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Nintendo Life
10 / 10
10 / 10
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.

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Giant Bomb
Oct 26, 2017

The soul of Super Mario 64 is alive and well in the plumber's surreal and stunning new adventure.

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GameGrin
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a phenomenal return for Nintendo's mustachioed mascot, and (whisper it) the worthy successor to Super Mario 64 that fans have been longing for.

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GamesBeat
100 / 100
100 / 100
Oct 26, 2017

This is another Mario all-time classic that we'll be remembering and celebrating for decades to come.

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GamesRadar+
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey successfully brings the series up to date and opens it up to a new audience, while still retaining every ounce of its nostalgia and retro charm.

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Metro GameCentral
10 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

10 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

A joyful celebration – and evolution – of the Super Mario series, that encapsulates all the fun and creativity of video gaming at its very best.

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NintendoWorldReport
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is my favorite game on Switch by a long shot.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Nov 8, 2017

Odyssey feels fresh and its smart level design, beautiful graphics, eclectic level design and wonderful soundtrack left me craving more and feeling more excited than ever about the future of Nintendo.

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Handsome Phantom
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

A miracle in three dimensions.

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IGN
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Mario's games have been around for almost as long as game consoles have been a thing, but thankfully, he's always evolving. We rarely get the same Mario twice. Super Mario Odyssey delivers on that ongoing promise of originality and innovation: It distills the venerable series' joyful, irreverent world and characters and best-in-class platforming action, and introduces a steady stream of new and unexpected mechanics. It's all spun together into a generational masterpiece.

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Gadgets 360
10 / 10
10 / 10
Nov 14, 2017

It's not often that we come across a game that is so friendly to new players and experienced ones alike.

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Game Rant
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a spectacular return to form that'll delight casual players and platforming fans, delivering one of the biggest and best games ever from Nintendo.

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Invision Community
10 / 10
10 / 10
Nov 10, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a return to form for Mario you didn’t even know he needed. It’s bursting with new ideas, and old ones, too – there’s some really genuinely heartfelt fan-service in the postgame that shows Nintendo appreciates their Mario fans a whole lot (that I shan’t spoil).

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God is a Geek
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Full of happiness, an antidote we all desperately need, flawlessly designed, addictive, and just incredible. This is platforming perfection.

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SmashPad
Nov 10, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey does things that no other game before or after it could or ever would do, and that’s one of many reasons why it’s a must-have for anybody with a liking for video games.

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The Digital Fix
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Updated for a new generation, yet full of old school charm and nostalgia for long time Mario fans. Super Mario Odyssey is simply one of the most joyous games of all time.

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Nintendo Insider
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 25, 2017

But, there is no other series that can capture pure joy so readily, and, coupled with the fact that Nintendo has regained their confidence with Nintendo Switch, sees Super Mario Odyssey never hit a bum note. Packed with energy, charm, and every trick in the book thrown in, choosing to hop aboard the Odyssey will undoubtedly result in you having the chance to experience one of the Mario’s greatest adventures. It’s a perfect reminder of the gaming magic that Nintendo is revered for, and something that they have miraculously been able to bottle twice within a single year.

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VideoGamer
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

It's extraordinary, really, that after all this time a new Mario game can feel as fresh as any that preceded it. Cappy is a revelation, exploring Kingdoms is bliss, and Super Mario Odyssey is a masterpiece.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 9, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a pure expression of joy and fun that never ceases to amaze or delight.

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Pardis Game
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a festival of all the best stuff put together. All the parts fit in so perfectly that the final picture becomes one of the most epic and memorable adventures of Mario. No game is without its fault but Odyssey is many steps ahead of any game out there that any negativity is covered by its sheer excellence. Alongside Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey is probably the only game worth spending 300 Dollars on So if you're ready to pay up, Don't even doubt buying one of the greatest games of all time.

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EGM
10 / 10.0
Emma Schaefer

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

A mix of the nostalgic, the fantastical, and the wonderfully bizarre, Mario's latest adventure provides more than a dozen tantalizing playgrounds to explore. With hundreds of collectibles, Kingdoms full of delightful details, and secrets waiting around every corner, Super Mario Odyssey is bound to keep players exploring long after the credits roll.

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Atomix
100 / 100
100 / 100
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is the culmination of years of experience from Nitendo's developers. It seems like everything great from past game has found its place in this adventure. All the exploration and its marvels are backs combined with great platforming and surprises. Also, Super Mario Odyssey is of the games that really pushes the Switch's capabilities... and you can play on the go and get some Power Moons anywhere, anytime.

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TrustedReviews
Oct 26, 2017

It carried ginormous expectations, but somehow Nintendo has managed to leapfrog over the bar by a huge distance. Offering the most satisfying gameplay experience of any Mario game to date, Super Mario Odyssey is near-perfect.

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Saudi Gamer
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Oct 26, 2017

Tthis is a beautiful and varied game with great gameplay and a good challenges, but the good surprise is the freedom of exploration.

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Gameplanet
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is an innovative masterpiece that takes an already creative series to the next level, demonstrating that there is no limit to the adventures that can be had in games or the ways they can be played.

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Zoomg
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey offers an amazing experience from beginning to the end. this game proves that Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto still have great ideas for Super Mario and Odyssey is a game that everybody must play it.

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Geek Culture Podcast
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Mario is as synonymous with Nintendo as the company is to gaming and Super Mario Odyssey is the best adventure yet for the red and blue suited plumber. Exploring the masterfully designed kingdoms is a pure joy and how can you go wrong with possessing a giant T-Rex? Super Mario Odyssey is yet another system seller for the Nintendo Switch already and is honestly one of the greatest and most joyful games I have ever played in my life.

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GamingTrend
100 / 100
100 / 100
Nov 6, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a treat that needs to be experienced by everyone who has a Switch. The attention to detail mixed with a host of expansive content and enjoyable gameplay will have you coming back for more.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

"Mario Odyssey" is the perfect blend of wonder, creativity and nostalgia. This is the truest evolution of video games' most iconic character. When the world seem bleak, "Mario Odyssey" is a wonderful, whimsical counterbalance that's custom made for escapism. The video game world doesn't just need more Mario. The world needs more Mario.

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Hardcore Gamer
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Oct 29, 2017

Mario has over thirty years of history behind him and yet Odyssey manages to mix those feelings of old titles with new ideas for a fresh take on a genre everyone is familiar with.

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GamingBolt
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a culmination of thirty years of Mario, and a celebration of video games.

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Continue-Magazin
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 28, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey combines the spirits of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine and adds new and fresh ideas to it. It not only is a perfect game but also the best Super Mario game you'll ever play!

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Easy Allies
Nov 1, 2017
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Pause Resume
5 / 5
5 / 5
Oct 30, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a love letter to Mario’s past and offers a reward for exploration at every turn. It might be a long time until something this good comes around again.

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DualShockers
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is by no means a perfect game — or even the best 3D Super Mario platformer — and thankfully the game doesn't need to be. More importantly, Super Mario Odyssey is a bold re-introduction to 3D Mario and one that is flat-out mandatory in 2017. The game is not the challenging, rigorous exercise found in the series' past so much as a deep dive into abject fun originality. Placing creativity and wonder above all else, Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's equivalent of a Pixar movie: magical, creative, and captivating, no matter what age you are.

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Fandom
5 / 5.0
Fandom

Top Critic

5 / 5.0
Oct 26, 2017

If you’re tired of empty-feeling open worlds and soulless grinds, do yourself a favor and pick up one of the most inventive and enjoyable video games in recent memory.

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GameMAG
10 / 10
GameMAG
KOZIK

Top Critic

10 / 10
Nov 2, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is simply amazing. It should be included in game design guide books as an illustrative example of how diverse and rich the games can be, while still being understandable and convenient.

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Player.One
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

The Nintendo Switch title has slick controls, amazing visuals and a charm (there's that word again) that I haven't come across before. The story is simple but supplemented with a large cast of new characters and worlds that expand the Mario Universe in a way that, hopefully, Nintendo can expand on for years to come. It's accessible for younger players and challenging enough for veterans.

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GameSpace
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

Simply put, Super Mario Odyssey is the best game of 2017, and one of the greatest games of all time. Nintendo is on a roll. Long live the King.

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WellPlayed
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Mario is back in his first full 3D adventure in fifteen years, and Super Mario Odyssey is unequivocal proof that the (former) plumber still has more than a few tricks under his hat

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DarkZero
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 31, 2017

After Super Mario Galaxy, you had to wonder what Nintendo could do to match such a title, but by avoiding trying to replicate those two Wii games, Nintendo went back to what was unfinished with Super Mario Sunshine and used that as a base to build upon more ideas and mechanics.

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Digital Chumps
10 / 10.0
Digital Chumps

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is essential gaming. It's a sanguine throwback, a jewel of gaming fundamentals distilled to its core, constructed with the building materials of fun and surprise. Predictability and reason have no place on this journey—but the kid in all of us will surely take the helm, a smile on his face.

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GameSpew
100%
100%
Nov 1, 2017

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

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GameSkinny
Oct 31, 2017

It's been a long time since we've seen a good AAA 3D platformer hit the market, and Super Mario Odyssey blew us all out of the water with leaps and bounds of innovation.

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Niche Gamer
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2017

Nintendo has yet another winner in Super Mario Odyssey, a game that every Nintendo Switch owner should purchase and enjoy.

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TechRaptor
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey will easily rank as one of the best Mario games ever made. It's pure fun, plain and simple.

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Twinfinite
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Nov 1, 2017

Trying to top some of the legendary 3D Mario games of years ago is a nearly impossible task. I wouldn't go as far as to say this is the grandest and best Mario adventure to date.

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The Loot Gaming
9.9 / 10.0
9.9 / 10.0
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.

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DigitalCentralMedia
99%
99%
Nov 1, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a masterpiece made for everyone. The best Nintendo Switch game at the moment.

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Digiato
99 / 100
99 / 100
Nov 1, 2017

Simplification of gameplay and redoubled focus on adventuring are elements that could be found annoying by some people, but also what makes Mario Odyssey different than its predecessors. Super Mario Odyssey is a festival of color and cheerfulness and easily, one of the best platforming games of all time.

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LevelUp
9.9 / 10.0
9.9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a jewell 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.

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AusGamers
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

It rewards players in ways that we rarely get to see, and even when it's over it begins anew and invites you to keep exploring, keep discovering, and keep reaching for the moon.

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Hobby Consolas
98 / 100
98 / 100
Oct 26, 2017

A true masterpiece, that brings perfect balance in difficulty, learning and exploration. Super Mario Odyssey pays homage to the whole saga, and the fun is neverending thanks to the beautiful crafting of levels, full of secrets and challenges.

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Game Informer
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

With hundreds of moons to collect and a dizzying number of secrets to unearth, Super Mario Odyssey is a monster of a game that rarely dips in the fun department

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Paste Magazine
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

The key to games is what they do in response to our actions. We put ourselves into these things through button presses and the decisions that we make, and how we feel about them is dictated by what we receive in return. Ideally, that receipt will be something we can classify as fun, no matter how vague that term is. Like so many Nintendo games, fun is definitely the primary product of Super Mario Odyssey, and the sole reason it exists. Cool: The Mario game is good.

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Wccftech
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is the best 3D Mario game. It just is. Level design, the way Mario moves and jumps, collectibles, it's all just… Practically perfect. This is the Mario game I've been wanting for so long, and I already know I'm going straight for 100% completion.

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Nerd Much?
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2017

Whether it is or it isn’t GOTY, it’s undeniably a charming platformer that ultimately deletes all of the frustrations we’ve had with Nintendo over the past couple of years, and is one of the best games of 2017.

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IGN Spain
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

One of those games that you have to play without doubt. Fun, deep, full of secrets and beautiful. Nintendo has made it again, and now we all love Mario in every possible form.

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The Games Machine
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a true expression of joy: a vibrant explosion of colours, surprises, wonderful design and excellent gameplay. It's a perfect match between the past and the future: it makes you feel immediately at home, yet at the same time it's a constant offering of something new and exciting. If you were looking for an excuse to buy a Nintendo Switch, well, look no further.

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Cheat Code Central
4.8 / 5.0
4.8 / 5.0
Oct 31, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey feels like a new glove that fits like an old glove, the new high point of a decades-long evolutionary process that is so smooth, so finely-tuned, that playing it nearly feels like an extension of yourself. It creeps up on you, the scale and design of it all, in a way that often doesn't dawn on you just how purely grand it is until you stop playing and reflect on your experience. In a year full to bursting of huge, great games, Super Mario Odyssey stands out by acknowledging what's cool and works about games today. It trims all the fat and doubles-down on not a gameplay loop, but a gameplay flow that feels effortless the whole way through. Even when you lose, when a challenging bit sends you sailing into the Nintendo-y abyss, you just keep going. Super Mario Odyssey is here to remind us how uniquely compelling jumping and flipping around a colorful video game space is and lets us indulge as long as we can stand it.

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VGN
9.6 / 10.0
9.6 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

Take the freedom of exploring every corner as you did in Mario 64 and Sunshine, add the skill and precision required by Super Mario Galaxy and the variety of 3D World, and you'll get the huge Super Mario Odyssey, the celebration of the videogame itself, not just of the firm's mascotte.

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PC Aficionado
9.6 / 10.0
9.6 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey has certainly got PC Aficionado’s venture in Switch reviews off to a good start. This is easily one of my all time favorite games, and I will be surprised if Odyssey is not voted as 2017s Game of the Year. Either way there are going to be one set of angry fans, with Mario and Zelda both vouching for most people’s votes. I’m not going to say Super Mario Odyssey is a perfect 10/10, but it comes damn near close, and it is a must buy for any Switch owners. In fact, this is a console seller it self. If you were on the fence about buying a Switch before, Odyssey should push you well and truly over to the store.

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Red Value Gaming
95 / 100
95 / 100
Oct 25, 2017

Overall, Super Mario Odyssey is a fantastic game that is really hard to put down. What makes the game so engaging is the well-executed gameplay that also has an absolutely insane amount of variety.

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Respawning
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Not only do I recommend Odyssey as a game, but I strongly advise anyone craving those Sunshine adventures from the GameCube pick this up immediately. With games like Breath of the Wild, Stardew Valley and Mario Kart also out on the Switch there’s a lot of good reasons to pick up this still relatively new console. If you already own a Switch and you’re not sure about this game then I implore you give it a go. There’s something for everyone weather you’ve never played a Mario game before or you’re a master N64 speed runner. However if you have ever played a Mario game then you will appreciate this present that Nintendo has spent painful hours crafting for your enjoyment

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Destructoid
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Has there ever been a bad 3D Mario game? Many would reserve that honor for Super Mario Sunshine (my least favorite), but it's a far cry from a failure. No, before shipping any iteration of its flagship franchise, Nintendo ensures that a proper level of care goes into its plumber, and that streak of quality still remains unbroken with Super Mario Odyssey.

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NZGamer
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Pure delight, from start to finish.

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Stevivor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2017

With Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo proves the 3D sandbox platformer is not only alive and well, but that it can continue to be evolved and surprise us, consume us and astonish us in clever and elegant ways.

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Cerealkillerz
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is not only a return to the glorius days of the N64 era but more like a big leap forward from there. A modern masterpiece but manages to get the mix betwen tradition and new ideas just right with a lovely game design.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

I mean, it's a Mario game - right? Nintendo was not going to screw this up, even if some of their entries have been better received than others, the pudgy ex-plumber has been treated with Nintendo with a great deal of care over the years and the whimsical adventures he has gone on resonate with gamers far more often than not. Even with these ridiculous expectations in mind, it is safe to say that Super Mario Odyssey is quite the accomplishment, putting a fantastic exclamation point on what has been a really strong 2017 for both Nintendo and the Switch.

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Polygon
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

For a character nearing 40 years old, it's amazing that Mario has remained not only a beloved character but one whose games are generally expected to be great. From that perspective, it's no surprise that Super Mario Odyssey is, yes, a great game. But more than that, it's a fantastic, even fundamental addition to Mario's legacy. From a plumber to a doctor to a tennis star to, uh, a Goomba, Mario has endured. No, this will not be the last Mario game, but it is almost certain to be lauded as one of his best.

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ThisGenGaming
9.5 / 10.0
ThisGenGaming
ThisGenGaming Reviews

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

2017's Game Of The Year just got a new contender, Super Mario Odyssey IS exactly what I wanted and then some. The hype usually can not keep up with a video game but Super Mario Odyssey not only keeps up with the hype, it has passed it, and has gone way beyond my expectations. Sure there's some minor issues that I had with the game, but it never once made the game any worse for me. I couldn't put down Super Mario Odyssey and I'm kind of sad that I have to write this review right now because I want to get back to the world of Super Mario Odyssey that much! Look out other GOTY contenders, it looks like Mario has just entered the game.

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GamePro
95 / 100
95 / 100
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a masterful jump & run full of surprises, charm and ideas and a compulsory purchase for every switch owner.

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Nexus
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

With crisp and colourful visuals, a soundtrack that mixes traditional and modern music scores and out of this world boss battles, Super Mario Odyssey is a milestone in both the highly acclaimed Mario franchise and gaming history in general.

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GRYOnline.pl
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

Nintendo has once again redefined the platformer genre. Well known solutions have been perfected and the entire game is well designed and has a soul. Super Mario Odyssey is a game aware of its heritage and at the same time it proves that a good idea never gets old. A true masterpiece!

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IGN Italy
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

There are so many new things in Super Mario Odyssey, but in the end what actually strikes is its ability to be fun with 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.

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Forbes
9.5 / 10.0
Forbes

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

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.

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Hau5test
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2017
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Spaziogames
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a hymn to the video game

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CGMagazine
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

How Nintendo somehow keeps their lil' platforming plumbing mascot relevant and exciting decades later is a mystery, but there's no denying the company has delivered another Mario masterpiece for The Switch.

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Sick Critic
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2017

An incredibly fun new adventure with wonderful environments, fun challenges, and plenty to collect. Super Mario Odyssey is an absolute system seller that should be in any Switch owner's library.

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PowerUp!
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a once-in-a-generation game and every self-respecting gamer should sit back and enjoy it. Nintendo has outdone itself yet again and we're the lucky ones who get to reap the benefits.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

Mario is back with a bigger sandbox and a new mechanic for bringing familiar foes to the mustachioed side. The addition of open world-style elements adds freshness to the classic formula while charming touches make Super Mario Odyssey ooze with fun. You do get a bit more dead space and traditional controls feel gimped compared to the extra options you have from separated Joycons. If you love Mario and platformers in general, however, it would practically be criminal to not have this game in your library.

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Geeks Under Grace
9.5 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Andrew Feistner
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2017

Even if the motion controls are annoying and the bosses and story are uninspired, the gameplay and environments make you forget any complaints you would have. You will have a great time exploring the Mushroom Kingdom like you did in previous Mario titles.

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Impulsegamer
4.7 / 5.0
4.7 / 5.0
Oct 30, 2017

Welcome home Mario! It's been awhile since a Mario game captured my heart and I think that Super Mario Odyssey is that game. Sure, there are elements of repetition but the gaming mechanics and controls are a thorough treat and if you're looking for a reason to purchase a Nintendo Switch, besides such as Zelda, this could really be the time to make the… uhh… SWITCH!

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Video Chums
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is an incredible adventure that every Mario fan and Switch owner needs to experience.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

It looks, sounds, and plays like a sunny Sunday morning spent in front a TV with a Nintendo controller in your hand when you were a kid

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The Outerhaven Productions
Nov 2, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey had a lot of potential, and it lived up to it in just about every way imaginable. Go get this game, it's one of the best ones out there.

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Gamers Heroes
9 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

9 / 10
Nov 1, 2017

If you're a Switch owner, you probably already have Super Mario Odyssey. If you do not, and you even remotely enjoy platformers or Mario, I don't know what you are waiting for – pick up this game.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Switch owners need this game, players without a Switch need to go buy one to play it. Nintendo knocks another one out of the park, and this may very well be their best year of games since the Super Nintendo.

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The Game Fanatics
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

It's what gaming, in its purest form, is capable of being: fun.

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New Game Network
90 / 100
90 / 100
Nov 4, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey may not reinvent the Mario formula, but it is a supremely satisfying adventure with a plethora of content and a penchant for the zany. This is a must own for Switch owners and fans of platforming.

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GameCrate
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey does not disappoint. It's a worthy successor in Mario's 3D gaming line and a must buy title for the Switch.

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Goomba Stomp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is brilliantly bodacious, ingeniously incredible, and wonderfully wild from beginning to end.

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Slant Magazine
Nov 2, 2017

More so than any pop game this year, Super Mario Odyssey sees virtual space as a land of elating possibilities.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 6, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is an incredible game for any fan of the platforming genre.

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Nerdburglars
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2018

There is very little to complain about when it comes to this game. The visuals are perfect, the gameplay and controls are solid and the level design is diverse and enjoyable. I wish the game had of tried to take a page out of Zeldas book and shook things up a bit more, but overall it was still a highly enjoyable game that I would recommend to any Switch owner.

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3DNews
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is another gem in the Switch library. Varied, funny, cute and unbelievably addictive. This game could be an ideal platformer, but uninspiring boss battles and heavy emphasis on collecting items after the main story prevent SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY from the perfect score.

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Daily Dot
Oct 26, 2017

Odyssey is best experienced with its secrets preserved, and the less you know about going in, the better. Even if you think you know what to expect in this globe-trotting journey, you're going to find plenty you didn't expect, and something new to love.

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Worth Playing
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2017

I love Super Mario Odyssey, but it isn't flawless. The kingdoms are mostly open and varied, and they encourage fun exploration. However, the main story and beginning of the game are a bit of a letdown. The postgame is where experienced players will find the most enjoyment. This is not the best Mario title, but it pushes Mario in a new and refreshing direction, and it may even develop into a Switch evergreen. There are plenty of things that I'd like to see rectified in the inevitable sequel.

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GBAtemp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Hitting many highs, and a few lows along the way, Super Mario Odyssey is one of those titles that will definitely get attention, both from those looking to buy a Switch, and those that currently own one. If you're a Mario fan, you're probably already sold on the idea, but even for those who are looking something that offers that "Nintendo experience" you can get nowhere else, this is surely a game you'll want to pick up.

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M3
8 / 10
M3

Top Critic

8 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is easily the most colorful game this year, and oozes with both fun and excellent game design. The collection of power moons has its dull moments, and after a while the game starts to feel a bit repetitive.

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FourFaceButtons
77 / 100
77 / 100
Nov 4, 2017
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CDavis_Games
Jan 29, 2018

Odyssey is certainly not a bad game. While much of the content is boring, Mario controls wonderfully which lets you create your own fun. The 2D sections are entertaining distractions and the nostalgia-bait in Metro Kingdom even made me smile and that hasn’t happened since 2011. However, following a dog around and ground-pounding on the dirt he digs up isn’t what I want from a 3D platformer or a Mario game. Odyssey is there for you whenever you need a moon-generating playground to mess about in. You can pick it up and play it whenever you like. Go ahead, give it a quick go. You’ll get a moon.

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