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  • Summary: Play as an Octoling for the very first time in this large-scale downloadable content for the Splatoon 2 game. This full-on single-player adventure spans 80 missions starring Agent 8, a new character who awakens without her memories on a dark subway platform. Navigate this mysteriousPlay as an Octoling for the very first time in this large-scale downloadable content for the Splatoon 2 game. This full-on single-player adventure spans 80 missions starring Agent 8, a new character who awakens without her memories on a dark subway platform. Navigate this mysterious underground test facility in a desperate battle to reach the surface of Inkopolis. Escape from these twisted depths, and you'll finally be able to join multiplayer matches as an Octoling. You may think you know everything about the world of Splatoon, but these waters run deep, and so does the lore. Purchase this content today for immediate access to special octo-themed in-game gear. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jul 1, 2018
    95
    It’s been difficult to find anything negative in this downloadable content that Nintendo has created. With a perfect technical performance, and a musical quality at the level of the best Nintendo games, the Inkling world grows and becomes more mature and interesting than it already was.
  2. Jun 26, 2018
    90
    This may be an expansion for a game that is essentially a multiplayer experience, but the solo campaign is the real attraction in Octo Expansion. If you couldn’t get into the multiplayer, give this a try.
  3. 88
    Octo is an excellent expansion, even better than the original game campaign if you are looking for a really stiff challenge.
  4. Jun 20, 2018
    80
    Overall, Octo Expansion is an absolute steal. At $20, you’re getting a very creative and engaging campaign that expands the world of Splatoon 2 with diverse gameplay, although a small portion of these levels feels like monotonous filler. Luckily, the ability to skip them mitigates this issue, but does little to assuage the fact that the majority of the bosses are rehashes.
  5. Jul 10, 2018
    80
    While the fact that it's a modular design could be equated with laziness for some, Nintendo deserves credit for producing something robust and unforgiving that will test even the most dedicated of fans.
  6. Jul 3, 2018
    80
    The Octo Expansion is a substantial DLC focused on single player campaign with great level design. Although the Autopass button is bad for players keeping passion to challenge, the DLC still successfully keeps Splatoon 2 fresh.
  7. Jun 14, 2018
    70
    It's still a good time to play Splatoon, especially if you're up for a solo intermission and keep your expectations in check.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. Jun 14, 2018
    10
    Absolutely ink-redible DLC! An amazing attribute to Splatoon 2! Much better than the games actual story, with fun and enticing gameplay, anAbsolutely ink-redible DLC! An amazing attribute to Splatoon 2! Much better than the games actual story, with fun and enticing gameplay, an interesting story, and difficult levels. Worth every penny! Expand
  2. Jul 14, 2018
    10
    Octo expansion is amazing fun it's a great experience, Much better than the games actual story
  3. Jun 18, 2018
    10
    Octo expansion is amazing fun. Every level has been amazing fun with them all being unique and extremely fun. This also goes deep into theOcto expansion is amazing fun. Every level has been amazing fun with them all being unique and extremely fun. This also goes deep into the lore of splatoon. With 80 levels, a wide rang of replay value and every level feeling unique it is worth your money. Expand
  4. Jul 18, 2018
    9
    Всё хорошо, только со сложностью очень уж переборщили.
  5. Dec 2, 2018
    9
    WOW! This was easily the greatest DLC expansion I have played. It adds so much new content to the game, it provides an actual challenge, andWOW! This was easily the greatest DLC expansion I have played. It adds so much new content to the game, it provides an actual challenge, and Octolings become playable! This campaign was a blast to play through. The biggest complaint I have is that the difficulty balance of some challenges can be a little one way or another sometimes. Some stations are very easy, but some are hair-tearing. However, the game even gives you the options to both raise or lower the challenge of the stations, or skip a station altogether. Overall, this was one of the best DLCs that is definitely worth your money. Expand
  6. Jun 18, 2018
    7
    I'm happy for more Splatoon single player content. However, having now finished all 80 metro levels and the end game bit, I find that thisI'm happy for more Splatoon single player content. However, having now finished all 80 metro levels and the end game bit, I find that this expansion is very hit-or-miss. There are many levels which are very good but there are just as many which are mediocre or poorly designed. Likewise, many of these levels really highlight the game's shortcomings when it comes to core game mechanics like hit detection. The number of times I was hit by projectiles which went past me, or the number of times items like inkfurlers failed to activate on hit, was nothing short of frustrating. The end stage sequence is truly fantastic and reminiscent of old school Mega Man Dr. Wily castle stages.

    I'm unsure why people are complaining about the difficulty as I found most levels to be not that much more difficult than the base single player campaign. Since its doesn't deviate (much) from the game's core mechanics, most longtime Splatoon fans will blow through this content quickly with the only real challenge being the aforementioned bugs or poorly constructed levels. Unfortunately, its replay value is almost non-existent once you've completed all 80 levels.
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  7. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    Can we have some kind of warning on difficult content please?
    This looks like all ages could enjoy it. Not so!
    It’s “fun”... or
    Can we have some kind of warning on difficult content please?
    This looks like all ages could enjoy it. Not so!
    It’s “fun”... or “enfuriatingly challenging and often unreasonably random”
    I will try as much as I can mange. I did fork out £18 for it after all.
    They worked hard on it, but it’s terribly elite and inaccessible to many... I can’t see youngsters enjoying this after a short while. Way too frustrating.
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