Round Up: Reviews are in for Splatoon 3

Round Up: Reviews are in for Splatoon 3

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We’re back with another roundup, and this week’s focus is on Nintendo’s next first-party release, Splatoon 3.

Before we dive into it, we first want to take a moment to mention our own review here on Nintendo Life. We said it was “excellent” – giving the game 9 out of 10 stars and acknowledging it as the “series pinnacle”:

Alright, with that out of the way, here’s what various other outlets think:

The My Nintendo News team also gave the third game a solid 9 out of 10, noting how “believable” it is, even if it doesn’t do much to differentiate itself from its predecessors:

“At its core, Splatoon 3 takes the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ mantra to the best of its abilities, delivering an unforgettable experience that guarantees hundreds of hours of fresh, splatastic fun for all ages. .”

Nintendo Insider also gave it a 9 out of 10, indicating how the series is as fresh now as it was on the Wii U:

“There’s still no other game that delivers such a refreshing multiplayer experience that Splatoon effortlessly achieves. It feels just as fresh now as it did for the first time on Wii U, and, even While more of the same isn’t necessarily bad when the series’ forever shines, new weapons, new stages, and Boss Salmonid can only refresh and reinvigorate the game’s multiplayer modes. However, what’s here has been tinkered and honed to perfection. a renewed sense of purpose to want to prove they’re the freshest squid around, but it will be the content roadmap that will inevitably determine whether Splatsville is worth sticking around for.”

Nintendo’s Australian website was even more impressed, awarding a perfect 5/5:

“Splatoon 3, while more of an evolution than a revolution, is the best the series has ever been. Between an utterly fantastic story mode, great weapon additions and tweaks Built on the tried and trusted formula you know and love, Splatoon 3 is everything you hope it would be and more. Some would say it’s “just more Splatoon”, and it’s true, but that’s a long way off to be a bad thing on a show that has been, and continues to be, so consistently strong.”

Game Informer was a little less impressed with the third game but still full of praise – admitting it was the “best entry” and “the most promising” with a score of 8.5 out of 10:

“Splatoon 3 doesn’t reinvent the wheel, and doesn’t need to. Instead, it improves almost every element of the franchise in sometimes small but significant ways. With an already robust set of content available at launch and at With two years of free and premium content on the horizon, Splatoon 3 is both the best entry in the series to date and the most promising.”

Digital Trends gave it 4 out of 5 stars and liked that it was a complete “out of the gate” experience:

Splaton 3 is a game easy to take for granted. It’ll be tempting to think of it as another fun multiplayer game in a crowded sea – and one that’s $60 more than some perfectly playable alternatives. But what the Switch exclusive does here should be the norm, not the exception. It’s a fully formed and carefully constructed game, rather than a good proof of concept that will live and die by the developer’s ability to keep up. He doesn’t build his world after the fact through additional videos on YouTube and he doesn’t need to reference other beloved media to manufacture entertainment. Everything you need to enjoy the experience is there from day one, not hidden away in a development roadmap.”

And finally, our friends at VGC gave the game 3 out of 5 stars. Here’s what they had to say:

“While it’s odd to see Nintendo deliver such a sure sequel, there’s no denying the continued appeal of Splatoon’s Spotted Skirmishes. Seasoned insiders can dive right in; casual dabblers might find it a bit bare.”

Splatoon 3 releases September 9. You can find out where to buy the game and amiibo in our pre-order guide:

Will you be adding Splatoon 3 to your Switch collection? What do you think of the reviews so far? Leave a comment below.

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