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Splatoon 3

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Splatoon 3 improves upon nearly every element of the franchise and exudes polish, despite doing almost nothing approaching a new idea.

Game Info

Enter the Splatlands, a sun-scorched desert inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings. Splatsville, the city of chaos, is the adrenaline-fueled heart of this dusty wasteland. Even in this desolate environment, Turf War reigns supreme and battles rage in new stages located in the surrounding wilds. Dynamic new moves help these fighters dodge attacks and cover more ground, along with a new bow-shaped weapon to sling ink.

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Total Reviews: 30

Nom: Best Shooter (2022)

Silver TIER

52% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

30

Critic Reviews

83

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

High Score

91%

Median Score

85%

Low Score

70%
What did you think of Splatoon 3?
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Brendan Graeber (IGN)
September 7, 2022
8/10

Splatoon 3’s campaign features a fresh take on an open hub world design, mixing in short but satisfying missions to let you experiment with different weapons and abilities.

Brian Shea (Game Informer)
September 7, 2022
8.5/10

Splatoon 3 doesn’t reinvent the wheel, nor does it need to. Instead, it improves nearly every franchise element in sometimes small but meaningful ways. With an already-robust set of content available at launch and at least two years of free and premium content on the horizon, Splatoon 3 is simultaneously the series’ best entry to date and its most promising.

Steve Watts (GameSpot)
September 7, 2022
7/10

Splatoon 3 isn’t quite as novel the third time around, but a great campaign and tons of multiplayer options make it the most robust Splatoon yet.

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Awards & Recognition

RECOGNITION
Best Shooter

Splatoon 3 Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Seita Inoue, Shintaro Sato

PRODUCER(S):

Hisashi Nogami

DESIGNER(S):

Yoshiteru Fukuda, Kenji Matsumoto, Yoshihiko Ito

PROGRAMMER(S):

Soichi Nakajima, Seiichi Yamaguchi, Toshikazu Kiuchi

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COMPOSER(S):

Toshiyuki Sudo, Shu Tamura, Toru Minegishi

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