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Pikmin 3 Deluxe

55 critics
8.48
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Jeff CorkOct 29, 2020
Pikmin 3 was one of my favorite Wii U games, which isn’t meant to be faint praise it sounds like. Thanks to Pikmin 3 Deluxe, players who didn’t get around to checking it out in its original form have a chance to do so on the Switch. And better yet, they’re getting a version that lives up to its potential as a game to bring people together – even if it’s just to move tangerines and grapes around.
Robert N. AdamsNov 04, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe does what Starcraft 64 could not: make a real-time strategy game work well on console. It does have its aggravating flaws and quirks, but these are balanced out in part by robust quality-of-life features and sensible design.
9.00
Tom MarksOct 28, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe makes an already excellent game even better and transplants it onto a console where far more people have a chance to see how good it really is. Its Side Stories and difficulty modes aren’t massive additions, but they gave me more of the already clever and fast-paced fun that made me fall in love with the original game seven years ago.
Ozzie MejiaNov 03, 2020
Pikmin 3 feels like the strategy game for people who aren't really into strategy games, sort of like how Hades is the roguelike for people who don't dig roguelikes. After a while, you forget that you're playing a strategy game and you become enraptured by the beautiful environments, the adorable Pikmin creatures, and the chaos that gradually descends on you as the day goes on.
Rachel WeberOct 28, 2020
Not that you need one, the game is still a classic and its Honey I Shrunk The Kids miniature world and gameplay translates perfectly to Switch. It's been seven years since Pikmin 3 arrived on the Wii U, and with its tweaks and extra goodies it absolutely deserves another chance in the sun.
Kirstin SwalleyNov 05, 2020
Of the many titles from Wii U that still need and deserve to be ported to Switch, Pikmin 3 Deluxe was a great choice to bring over. Pikmin has always been niche as far as Nintendo titles go, but it adds enough change to not only make it worth picking up again, but excellent for people to dive into for the first time.
Chris CarterOct 28, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is another re-release that isn't going to blow some people away, but provides another means with which to play a potentially forgotten Wii U classic. For me, it still holds up, and then some.
Kyle HansonNov 02, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is another successful upgrade of an already enjoyable Wii U release. The full co-op support is likely to be the biggest and best addition for most players, and if you can take advantage of it the game is a much easier buy. However, this isn’t the best the series has ever been and those issues still remain on Switch.
Bella BlondeauNov 26, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a better version of one of the best games ever made - one of Nintendo's crowning achievements, even. Whether you've played it before, or are lucky enough to experience it for the first time, you owe it to yourself to play this irrevocable environmentalist masterpiece.
Edmond AggabaoNov 16, 2020
I’m really enjoying the experience so far. The graphics are beautiful, the gameplay is absolutely addicting, and it’s just a super fun game overall. I can’t believe it took me almost twenty years to discover it. There are so many ways to work on strategy, timing, and the incredibly satisfying puzzle-solving, and to top it all off are these cute little Pikmin creatures.  I’m really looking forward to playing the other installments in the franchise.
Eric HallNov 10, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is another excellent entry in Nintendo's charming and under-appreciated franchise. The main campaign is enjoyable enough on its own, but the numerous additions and improvements are just icing on the cake.
Chris "Atom" DeAngelusNov 20, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a solid Switch port of a cult Wii U favorite. While the core game hasn't changed much, the UI interface updates do a lot to make it more enjoyable to play. The addition of two-player co-op is a game-changer if you have a gamer in your social bubble, and the feature elevates Pikmin 3 Deluxe over the original.
Alex EverattNov 08, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe offers the most complete version of Pikmin 3 that fans could hope for. If you’ve previously enjoyed Pikmin 3 on the Wii U, there isn’t a ton of reasons to come back, except for a handful of new bonus missions, added difficulty options, achievements, and the ability to play the entire game via local co-op.
Kirk HinerNov 04, 2020
Talk of double-dipping aside, Pikmin 3: Deluxe is one of the best games available for the Nintendo Switch. Local co-op play in story mode, however, is the only addition that helps it stand out from the original Wii U version. If you’re not playing with a partner, view this only as an expensive stopgap as we await the ever-elusive Pikmin 4.
Becca S.Nov 03, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a wonderful adventure, and even if you’ve fond memories of the game on Wii U, the new content makes it well worth returning to. While some issues that have shown up in previous titles are still present here, there’s nothing that ruins the fun of commanding your little army of Pikmin.
Shubhankar ParijatNov 04, 2020
Naturally then, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, which is the best way to play this game, is unmissable for series fans, and an excellent opportunity to jump back in for those who’ve already dabbled with Pikmin in the past. I do wish that the game had more visual and performance enhancements to speak of, but Pikmin 3 Deluxe still excels in the one area that counts most- the fun factor.
Grant HuffNov 11, 2020
I couldn’t recommend this game enough for those who have never played a Pikmin game. The third entry just has a certain flow to it that is unmatched from its predecessors and also contains some of the best boss battles in the series. While it might be hard to justify the price of the port, there is no question that Pikmin 3 Deluxe is the best way to experience the third entry into the series.
Josh BroadwellNov 06, 2020
Pikmin is one of Nintendo's most inventive franchises, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe is the best of the bunch. There might not be a whole lot of extra added to the Switch version, but what's there make this one of the most enjoyable experiences on the system.
Ryan JanesOct 28, 2020
Pikmin 3 unsurprisingly is still fantastic and Pikmin 3 Deluxe is arguably the best version of the game out there. While some of the new content can feel uninspired and motion controls a tad clunky, that doesn’t hurt what is otherwise an outstanding real-time strategy game and a great second chance for players to experience the best Pikmin game to date.
Eric HallidayOct 31, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch takes an already great game and sweetens it with updated visuals, improved controls and impressive (though uncharacteristically difficult) side missions to create a title that would make most Switch game collections incomplete without.
Daniel NewNov 05, 2020
Pikmin 3 is undimmed age and given a new lease of life on Nintendo Switch. A host of changes across content, controls, and modes make this deluxe edition the definitive one.
9.00
Drew LeachmanNov 18, 2020
Fans of the series should really pick this one up, and from the stories I heard from players of the previous games, it sounds like this is one of the best ones for newcomers. I would have to agree. I had no idea how to play this game, but I was in, and addicted to the timer within an hour of booting it up for the first time. This is one Switch game I think anyone should add to their library.
Dave AubreyOct 28, 2020
This is probably the best Pikmin game, and this is undoubtedly the best version of it. It's a bit of a shame that this isn't full-HD like many Wii U ports have been, but the quality of Pikmin 3 Deluxe is unmistakable. An excellent action-strategy adventure that'll tempt you into 100% completion, and probably leave you in tears when you see your Pikmin eaten at the end of a complicated day.
Neal RonaghanOct 28, 2020
That all being said, it’s very easy to recommend Pikmin 3 Deluxe, especially if you have never played the game before. I wish the new playable content was more substantial or there was online play, but the additions are still an overall positive.
Chris ScullionOct 28, 2020
Visually, Pikmin 3 Deluxe doesn't push the boat out much further than the original Wii U version did. Where its changes lie are in its revamped control system and the addition of a new Side Stories mode. Neither are necessarily transformative enough to warrant double dipping if you're perfectly happy with your Wii U copy, but if you're one of the vast majority who don't have a Wii U copy, this Switch update is unquestionably the best way to play it.
Andrew ThorntonNov 16, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is the best version of the best game in this series. I missed my map at times, but the new additions more than makeup for having to pull it up when needed. If you’ve already played the original version though, there probably isn’t enough here to justify purchasing the game again unless you really love playing co-op. For any gamer who missed it the first time though, Pikmin 3 Deluxe is one of the best games released in 2020.
Kieran HarrisOct 28, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe helps to build on the strength of an already excellent release by adding heaps more great content to extend its mileage. Co-op within its campaign feels like a natural fit, the DLC is some good mindless fun, and I had a great time playing through the Olimar's Assignment side story.
Jon MundyOct 27, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is another comprehensive re-release with a welcome multiplayer component, but it’s a shame Nintendo didn’t polish it to the fine sheen that it deserves.
Jim HargreavesOct 28, 2020
Nintendo continues to revive what some might call their lost generation of games. Pikmin 3 Deluxe is yet another Wii U transplant though one that slots seamlessly into Switch’s first party line-up. Although unwieldy and slow to start, Nintendo’s charming inventiveness has produced an intriguing, if not excellent, entry in the strategy genre.
GameCentralOct 28, 2020
Nintendo’s plans for the series beyond this remain vague – they’ve hinted at a Pikmin 4 but never formally announced it – but Pikmin 3 Deluxe is clear proof that the concept still works and has plenty of room to grow from here.
9.00
Drew HurleyOct 28, 2020
There's nothing quite like Pikmin, as it perfectly captures the same magic as Miyamoto's other masterpieces. While the Wii U itself was a sales disappointment, it hosted some absolutely wonderful titles that deserved a better home and it has been great to see them finally receive that with Nintendo's initiative to bring them to Switch.
Paul MurphyOct 28, 2020
Beautiful, challenging, and engaging, Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a fantastic strategic experience, accessible to players of all skill levels. It’s the best version of the best Pikmin title.
Chris Hyde Oct 28, 2020
It doesn’t matter if you’re a speedrunner or a casual player. What matters is you enjoy yourself and Pikmin 3 Deluxe knows that. It has difficulty settings, and bags of content allowing you to tailor your experience and enjoy spending time in it’s lovely, charming, beautiful world. Pikmin 3 Deluxe has something for everyone, and that something is a whopping great smile.
Andrew RockettNov 07, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a reminder that this game (and trilogy) succeeds at just about everything it tries. If you have not played Pikmin 3, you really, really should, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe is the perfect opportunity.
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 29, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe may not be a huge step up from its previous incarnation but it's such a wonderful adventure that it's a must-have for anyone who missed out on the Wii U version. If only Switch had a GamePad peripheral...
Ben SalterOct 29, 2020
Pikmin 3 is still a delight all these years later. Its well crafted levels and strategic exploration still hold up, and are improved by the addition of a full two-player co-op mode that fits perfectly — as long as you have an able accomplice. While the gameplay remains strong, and is improved in this Deluxe repackaging, Pikmin 3 is visually a dated game, and it’s a shame Nintendo refuses to remaster last-gen games, whilst still charging full price.
Shannon GrixtiOct 28, 2020
When it comes to Wii U ports that have made their way over to the Nintendo Switch, Pikmin 3 has probably received the most love, care and new content of any of them. The game is much more accessible than it was before, making it perfect for newcomers to the series with enough new content to give fans of the series a reason to come back.
Dylan CovingtonNov 08, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is the best thing to come out of the Wii U remasters Nintendo loves to do. This game feels like it was meant to be played on the go, but also looks phenomenal on the big screen. Pikmin 3 Deluxe cut off the dead weight of the Wii U GamePad and added the new content to create a tremendous experience. This game was always meant to be played on the Switch. With this (and my pipe dream of a ZombiU remaster), we can lay the Wii U to rest.
David CruzOct 28, 2020
No dudéis en comprar Pikmin 3: Deluxe hayáis o no jugado al título original: estáis ante una buena oportunidad de descubrir a una de las grandes joyas olvidadas de Wii U, y con su mejor versión.
8.50
Carlos LeivaOct 28, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe es, con diferencia, la mejor y más completa versión de esta fantástica aventura. Una digna conversión de un título divertidísimo y con un diseño exquisito que ahora nos llega con algunas novedades que no solo añaden más horas de juego, sino que también mejoran su base jugable, lo hacen más accesible y nos dan más opciones a la hora de disfrutar de su propuesta.
Francisco J. BrenllaOct 28, 2020
A pesar de los años transcurridos desde su estreno, no hay otro juego que ofrezca lo mismo, así que es una recomendación fácil por partida doble. Sin embargo, aunque por lo general el estudio ha hecho los deberes, a nivel técnico se ha quedado algo atrás y el contenido inédito ofrece poco realmente nuevo. Más idóneo para novatos que para veteranos, aunque todos pueden sacar algo de provecho.
9.00
Sebastian QuirozOct 28, 2020
Pikmin 3 es un juego fenomenal de principio a fin, y Pikmin 3 Deluxe mejora la experiencia a tan grado que no hay mejor forma de disfrutar de este título en pleno 2020 que en un Nintendo Switch en compañía de un amigo, con su sana distancia, o en tu cama con el modo portátil.
Jörg LuiblOct 28, 2020
Zwar plätschert die Story etwas lange nur vor sich hin, aber jetzt könnt ihr die Kampagne mit einigen Zusätzen auch komplett kooperativ erleben. Das ist also sehr gute Unterhaltung für Taktiker! Trotzdem wünsche ich mir jetzt endlich die Bestätigung, dass Pikmin 4 nächstes Jahr erscheint.
Ayden_Oct 28, 2020
Il a beau avoir quelques années, Pikmin 3 reste un jeu attachant. N’ayant pas connu un grand succès sur Wii U, le titre de Nintendo profitera comme il se doit de ce revival sur Switch et devrait s’offrir une seconde jeunesse. Même si cette réédition ne propose rien de renversant, elle a le mérite d’améliorer des points sensibles de l’original tout en proposant ses extensions.
Fabien PellegriniOct 31, 2020
Enfin, cette version Deluxe abandonne forcément l'affichage décentralisé de la map et des menus, qui étaient autrefois déportés sur le Gamepass de la Wii U. Et tout fonctionne très bien sans cet accessoire ! Terminons par une petite déception : l'absence d'un mode coop en ligne, qui aurait pu compléter à merveille le cool local.
Thomas PillonOct 28, 2020
Entre l'arrivée de deux nouveaux modes de difficulté qui offrent une expérience plus intéressante, une coopération locale en écran splitté, une maniabilité légèrement repensée et surtout le chapitre bonus mettant en scène le célèbre Olimar, les gages s'avèrent suffisamment nombreux pour que même les explorateurs présents en 2013 puissent avoir envie d'y retourner.
Marco MotturaOct 28, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe è la riedizione definitiva di un gioiello che nel 2013 era arrivato al momento sbagliato, sulla console sbagliata. Un prodigioso miscuglio fra strategia in tempo reale e azione, condito dall'amore e dalla classe innata che è propria dei campionissimi Nintendo: un preziosa delizia che in sette anni non è invecchiata di nemmeno un giorno. Il segreto sta nella sua eccentrica originalità, nel suo essere unico e inimitabile, da sempre e per sempre.
Daniele CucchiarelliOct 28, 2020
Con una base di partenza come il gioco originale era difficile trovarsi di fronte ad un titolo non degno di nota. Pikmin 3 Deluxe rinnova e raffina le meccaniche del titolo uscito a suo tempo su Wii U e consegna alla nuova generazione Nintendo un action esplorativo ricco di spunti strategici, perfetto per i neofiti del genere ma anche per i giocatori più navigati. Lasciarselo scappare anche stavolta sarebbe un peccato mortale!
Gianluca ArenaOct 28, 2020
Le aggiunte di questa versione, dal nuovo livello di difficoltà ai controlli semplificati, dalle modalità cooperative in locale ai capitoli dedicati a Louie ed al Capitano Olimar, non fanno altro che rafforzare il concetto: questa è la versione migliore di uno dei titoli più stralunati, divertenti e originali della (sottovalutatissima) ludoteca Wii U. Vi abbiamo convinto?
Samet Basri TaşlıNov 16, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe, gerçek zamanlı strateji oyunlarına getirdiği farklı yaklaşım ile, türü seven oyuncuların denemesini tavsiye edeceğim bir oyun. Önceki oyunları oynamadan giriş yapabileceğiniz Pikmin 3 Deluxe, size yepyeni bir tecrübe sunuyor. Daha önce Wii U sahibi olup orijinal Pikmin 3 oyununu oynamış olsanız bile oyunu iki kişi oynama fırsatı.