Splatoon for Nintendo Wii U
Wii U


May 29, 2015

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About this game

Developer: Nintendo EPD
Content Rating: Everyone10+


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
Neal RonaghanMay 31, 2015
Overall, Splatoon makes for an amazing online game, likely the most engaging online experience Nintendo has ever made. The multiplayer, regardless of its lack of voice chat or randomized parties, is sublime, successfully making a shooter that is easy to hop into but tough to master. The single-player might be short and linear, but it’s a wonderful change of pace from the frenzy of online play.
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.
Peter BrownJun 02, 2015
Online matches are the core of the game, so it may seem weird that it's so easy to overlook things like missing voice chat, but I would be a fool to let missing features get in the way of the readily available joy I feel from simply swimming and shooting. ...Splatoon is the antithesis to the modern shooter, but it primarily deserves recognition for what it is, not what it isn't. It's a wonderful game with charm and inventive ideas that work and pave the way for new experiences in an otherwise stale category of games.

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