Splatoon for Nintendo Wii U
Wii U

Splatoon

May 29, 2015
8.88
playscore
Good
12th of 515

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About this game

Developer: Nintendo EPD
Content Rating: Everyone10+

Summary

Splatter enemies and claim your turf as the ink-spewing, squid-like characters called Inklings in Nintendo's new third-person action shooter game for the Wii U console. Challenge your friends in chaotic four-on-four matches, in which the goal is to get your ink on as many places as possible and claim your turf, all while strategically submerging yourself in your team's colors and blasting your enemies.

Critic Reviews

51 Reviews
8.02
Alex NavarroJun 01, 2015
It's been a minute since a game in this genre felt so vibrantly and positively energetic. That positivity permeates every piece of Splatoon, from its brightly colored, cartoonishly animated visuals, to even its hub world.... Splatoon is simultaneously proof that Nintendo can still deliver tremendously entertaining experiences outside of its usual wheelhouse, and an example of how even the most leaden genres can be twisted to new and delightfully creative ends.
Mollie L PattersonMay 27, 2015
It’s frustrating to have to say that Splatoon will be better in a few months or to once again put up with Nintendo’s lack of understanding about robust online options. ...And yet, given the Wii U’s lack of fresh, constant releases, I don’t know that you should wait to pick this one up. Splatoon is one of the most unique, satisfying, and enjoyable games I’ve played lately—either on or off Nintendo’s current console—and having a good-but-incomplete game now is sometimes better than having a great game later.
Ryan BatesMay 27, 2015
Overall, Splatoon isn't a perfect game, but it's fun. Really, really fun. It's the start of a promising IP for Nintendo, and it's something unique for Wii U as an action-packed shooter that's also still capable of retaining its family-friendly image. It's the '90s paintball craze meets Call of Duty and it's totally da bomb and funky fresh.

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