Splatoon for Nintendo Wii U
Wii U

Splatoon

May 29, 2015
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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

48 Reviews
8.03
Royce DeanMay 27, 2015
Each match feels like a fresh new experience, and it’s all done with a sort of “makes too much sense” grace that I’m legitimately surprised we haven’t seen done before. And now, in today’s age of downloadable content, I’m sure we’ll be seeing some additions that address my concerns about the title. Splatoon is a game that isn’t afraid to get messy, and in this case, messy is absolutely a good thing.
Jonathan BoldingMay 27, 2015
The game's single player is surprisingly in-depth for a title that has been marketed as a multiplayer game, combining elements of platforming and shooting in a style of game that reminds me of Ratchet & Clank or Jak & Daxter. ...Ultimately, however, multiplayer is the main event - even if singleplayer is nice - and if nobody in the house is going to try much multiplayer you might want to rent or skip the game. ...It shouldn't be as good as it is... but who am I to deny something this inkredible?
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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