Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Oct 19, 2018
    85
    Luigi’s Mansion is a must play if you’ve never enjoyed it before. If you still own the GameCube version, there really isn’t enough here to warrant a new purchase unless you need the slightly updated visuals and ability to take it on the road. I personally believe this game, like it’s 2013 sequel, Dark Moon, is better suited for a home console experience – and fortunately, we’ll all be enjoying Luigi’s Mansion 3 on the Nintendo Switch when it launches in 2019.
  2. Oct 16, 2018
    81
    A great new version of one of the most beloved classic Gamecube Games.
  3. Oct 12, 2018
    81
    Luigi's Mansion is one of Nintendo's most unique games and now that gamers who never played it before have the opportunity to enjoy it on-the-go and with so many cool new features, it's hard not to full-heartedly recommend this now-portable classic.
  4. Oct 22, 2018
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Oct 22, 2018
    80
    Luigi's Mansion returns 17 years later as fun as ever, but with some new features that will delight both the players who enjoyed it in the past and the new players who did not have the opportunity to do so. And now in portable mode.
  6. Oct 21, 2018
    80
    Though it isn’t the Switch remake many had hoped for, Grezzo delivers a solid and well-polished 3DS port. While it would have been great to see the Hidden Mansion alter its content with new areas unlocked, Luigi’s Mansion remains best as a spooky near-episodic adventure, packed full of fun, with moments of humour, mischief and magic. If you enjoyed the original, there’s no way you’d miss this.
  7. 80
    Although its release on 3DS doesn't provide much new content, Luigi's Mansion is clearly a classic. Its clever level design and fun characters certainly hold up after 17 years, even if the graphics may not. This release seems best suited for those new to the game, but it can be enjoyed by all Luigi fans.
  8. Oct 17, 2018
    80
    Some gameplay elements are outdated, and controls in Nintendo 3DS could be better, but it is still a classic, and you should try it.
  9. Oct 17, 2018
    80
    Those who still fancy the original GameCube version might not be interested if they can still readily play it, but the addition of the challenging new hidden mansion, ability to challenge bosses and local multiplayer can make it well worthwhile for those wanting to try something new. Luigi’s Mansion is still a great classic and fits in fairly well with all the other wonderful ports on 3DS.
  10. Oct 11, 2018
    80
    Luigi’s Mansion proves that there’s still life in the 3DS, even as the Switch seems positioned to become its replacement. This version is so much more than a look at a title from that past. We’re getting to play a lost piece of Nintendo’s history; a game that was originally designed for 3D, but was never fully realised due to the limitations of the technology at the time. After nearly two decades, we're playing Luigi's Mansion as it was originally intended, and it is as fun now as it was when the GameCube launched.
  11. Oct 17, 2018
    78
    Once again, Grezzo shows that making remakes is his thing. It may not have been as successful as in other cases, but the adaptation of the GameCube classic to 3DS is quite remarkable. Despite the failures of the control system, it's still just as fun and entertaining, even a little more than the original thanks to the additions.
  12. Oct 20, 2018
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  13. Oct 17, 2018
    75
    Luigi's Mansion is a charming and scary experience that appeared originally on Nintendo Gamecube and now arrives on Nintendo 3DS with some interesting added content. Luigi and his ghosts to take away.
  14. Oct 22, 2018
    70
    Luigi’s Mansion remains the classic it always was, but it’s little more than 3DS life-support.
  15. Oct 19, 2018
    70
    Luigi's Mansion is a truly wonderful game, but the 3DS was the wrong place to port it.
  16. Oct 17, 2018
    70
    Luigi’s Mansion is a game that didn’t necessarily need a remake, but I’m glad this exists. The writing and mechanics hold up and it’s still mostly a joy to play. I only wish the controls would have been refined a bit more to catch up with modern standards.
  17. Oct 12, 2018
    70
    Fifteen years after its initial release on GameCube, Luigi's Mansion comes to the 3DS with a few new features, but those can't make up for the fact that the game is too short, and offers no interest for players who have already played it. On the other hand, if you haven't played it yet, this is the version to go for.
  18. 70
    Really, it is the same GameCube game with a sprinkling of flourishes here and there for the 3DS.
  19. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    Luigi's Mansion is a fun exploratory adventure game that remains pretty enjoyable despite some annoying control issues and design anachronisms. A full remake that embraced a more modern and polished battle system along with better puzzle design would have made it even better.
  20. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    Seventeen years after its first release, with one sequel out and another on its way, there's still nothing quite like Luigi's Mansion. Nintendo's strange foray into the paranormal has aged well--I was surprised at how much of it had stuck in my memory, and how good it felt being back in its haunted halls. It's a basic port with a few issues, but Luigi's Mansion still remains a charming and enjoyable game.
  21. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  22. Oct 19, 2018
    65
    Luigi’s Mansion is a great place to visit, but while its presence is welcome in 2018 it really could have done with some modernisation.
  23. Oct 17, 2018
    60
    Luigi’s Mansion 2 was always a much better game and while there’s some novelty (and possibly nostalgia) value to playing the original it doesn’t warrant a new full price release.
  24. Oct 11, 2018
    60
    Once again, Grezzo delivers a strong port for the 3DS, even though players of the original game should not expect so many new features. With only a small co-op mode and some items from Luigi's Mansion 2, the game really aims for those who might have missed it back in 2002.
  25. Oct 11, 2018
    60
    If you really really loved the original, or feel you missed out on a bit of history not playing it at the time, then this game will have something for you. Ultimately this version of Luigi’s Mansion would be better off being left in the time capsule it was pulled out of.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    Luigi's Mansion

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    the review needs to be 75 characters or more so...
  2. Oct 13, 2018
    10
    This game, i´ts a "port or remake" of a old game from 17 years ago, it´s pretty good because you can now play it in a large travel, someThis game, i´ts a "port or remake" of a old game from 17 years ago, it´s pretty good because you can now play it in a large travel, some better graphics, and the controls, are not the best, but you can play it easy, ok the problem with the critics is... It´s looks like the Critic Pages see a remake like a new game, saying this is the same blah blah blah... This is a remake no a new game, obviously it added some new features, but only because its the same, don´t means it needs a lower score. I recommend only see user-based experience when is a remake, because the critic page will give it a different rating just because is the same. This is my opinion... Full Review »
  3. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    A superb port/remake of the original gamecube game, I´m not sure what critics are complaining about, the game has some new and pretty coolA superb port/remake of the original gamecube game, I´m not sure what critics are complaining about, the game has some new and pretty cool features, like co-op which I personally really enjoyed and the hability to use the flashlight like in Luigi´s Mansion Dark Moon... i don´t know really what else to say... go play this game NOW

    Oh, and the gallery is a lot better now
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