Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 100
    Polarising as it might be, it's something everyone should try, because it's also the perfect example of how games can be used to a genuinely artistic outcome.
  2. Dec 17, 2018
    100
    The bright and fuzzy charm that captivated people fourteen years ago still feels fresh and original. The game may not have much replayability after it ends, apart from replaying levels to make bigger stars maris, but it’s worth keeping around whenever there’s need for a moment of two of calm and mindless fun.
  3. Jan 28, 2019
    90
    Katamari Damacy Reroll is as simple, silly, and superbly entertaining as it was more than a decade ago. The main experience stays intact, but the remaster does enough to make anyone interested in this game smile. Here’s hoping that Bandai Namco takes this reimagining and invests in the original sequel next.
  4. Dec 20, 2018
    90
    Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newbie that’s looking to try something a little different, rest assured that Katamari Damacy Reroll is the best way to get acquainted with this bizarre, yet endearing franchise. Here’s to hoping this isn’t our last visit from The Prince and King of All Cosmos.
  5. Dec 19, 2018
    90
    Katamari Damacy Reroll succeeds in replicating the magic of the original title, with only minimal improvement needed to make it appealing to modern audiences. The core concept remains unique among the greater swath of games, and the simple act of using everyday objects to create a whimsical ball of destruction never gets old. The goofiness remains, as does the wonder of seeing what kinds of random things you'll pick up. Katamari Damacy Reroll is a classic and a must-have for just about every Switch owner.
  6. Dec 17, 2018
    90
    It’s bright, weird, silly and cute, and is a must play for anyone, anywhere.
  7. Dec 12, 2018
    90
    A clean and easy HD version that doesn't mess with the perfect formula of the original. Katamari is as amazing today as it was 14 years ago.
  8. Dec 12, 2018
    90
    In a cynical era where nostalgia is pumped for all its worth with endless soulless remasters, Katamari Damacy Reroll serves up an engaging and rewarding game that hasn’t let any of its original charm or personality be lost in the transition from one platform to another. With support for gyro controls and multiplayer – not to mention a degree of performance that sees it run smoothly in both handheld and docked mode – this Switch edition is easily the best way to play it outside of blowing the dust off your old PS2.
  9. Dec 11, 2018
    90
    Not only Katamari Damacy Reroll is a welcome remastered of the quirky Namco masterpiece, it's also the best portable entry in the series thanks to the Nintendo Switch handheld mode.
  10. Dec 10, 2018
    90
    All in all, it is so good to have a Katamari game on Nintendo Switch. Katamari Damacy Reroll is a brilliant game and is one for anyone who wants something truly unique, the weird gameplay and wonderful sense of humour combine to make a game that will have you quizzically smiling throughout, then promptly jumping back in to see if you can beat your last scores. You’ll have a hard time stopping once you start rolling.
  11. 90
    Still one of the most original and entertaining video games there’s ever been, with a surreal sense of humour that permeates every corner of the gameplay and presentation.
  12. Dec 17, 2018
    88
    Crazy, alienating, funny: a title that every gamer should try at least once.
  13. Dec 11, 2018
    88
    Reroll gives a whole new generation the chance to experience this wonderful Japanese fever dream.
  14. Dec 28, 2018
    85
    From its quirkiness in its aesthetic to its unique level design and progression, Reroll kept me entertained from start to finish while holding a polish that you should expect from a remaster.
  15. Dec 14, 2018
    84
    A classic from the not so recent past, now remastered for the newest generations of gamers.
  16. Dec 20, 2018
    83
    REROLL doesn’t deviate too much from the original that came out almost 15 years ago and frankly that’s a great thing. It’s a short experience, but it’s replay value is pretty high. Completing the collection, finding all the presents, unlocking all the cousins for multiplayer, getting comets for beating each stage’s par time, and building the biggest katamari possible on each stage should keep players occupied for a while.
  17. Jan 10, 2019
    80
    The game was funnier — and harder — than I expected. Its sunny nihilism brightened my winter nights.
  18. Dec 17, 2018
    80
    Few titles seem to capture the timelessness that Katamari Damacy Reroll does, with bright visuals and a silly play style that are just as fun and unique now as they were years ago.
  19. Dec 17, 2018
    80
    Katamari Damacy was a unique and bizarre game that offered simple fun in lieu of a complex and twisting narrative. This title may be short and repetitive, but it’s extremely difficult to play this and not have a good time. Whether a newcomer or a fan of the PlayStation 2 version, the odd gem of a game should be included in every Switch owner’s library.
  20. Dec 23, 2018
    79
    Katamari Damacy Reroll is basically the same game that came out in 2004 but it looks a lot better and can be played portably. So, if you've never played it before and you want to experience something truly off-the-wall then it's a must-buy game.
  21. Dec 13, 2018
    77
    Katamari is back with another great adventure. It doesn’t have many new relevant features or content, but it still is a joy to play.
  22. 75
    If you’ve never played Katamari before, there’s no reason not to pick this up over the original release on the PS2. The game is still a delight, and while it may make you dizzy, picking up objects and watching your katamari grow with all sorts of random objects will always be a delight. If you’ve played this before, though, there’s really nothing new here that’s worth trying out.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    It's bright. It's happy. It's fun. It's Katamari. This is an all time favorite, and the port onto the Switch is in HD and has never lookedIt's bright. It's happy. It's fun. It's Katamari. This is an all time favorite, and the port onto the Switch is in HD and has never looked better. The colors are bright; rolling is as smooth as ever, and the quirkiness of the game will have you rolling your worries away far into the night. Very few games are a must have, but this one ranks above just about all of them. It's perfect for kids and adults alike. Nothing beats the King of All Cosmos waking up the day after a huge bender making his son fix yesterday's machinations to one of the best soundtracks in gaming history. Na... na na na na na na na na na na na na na... Enjoy. Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    Excellent game. I played all of the previous in the franchise including the terrible PSP version. This is perfect for the Switch. The artisticExcellent game. I played all of the previous in the franchise including the terrible PSP version. This is perfect for the Switch. The artistic graphic style holds up really well in HD. Got while at the Gamestop Smash launch. I think I was the only dude in line picking this up too lol. Im not going to reduce my score because the asymmetrical analog sticks take a little away vs a Dualshock. This is a must have game for anyone on the switch if you like quirky Japanese games and want something different. Have not tried to 2 player mode yet, really looking forward to it. Full Review »
  3. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    Guess the game that got me to stop playing Super Smash Bros for Switch? You guessed it! I'm addicted to this highly original game, that hasGuess the game that got me to stop playing Super Smash Bros for Switch? You guessed it! I'm addicted to this highly original game, that has one of the greatest soundtracks ever! Use the regular controls NOT the simple controls. The controls for this game do have a learning curve though once you get how it works, you truly do feel like you are controlling this giant ball! Full Review »