Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Scores 88 On Metacritic

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Scores 88 On Metacritic

Ahead of the game’s launch tomorrow, review aggregator Metacritic has published the Metascore for the Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door  Switch remake.

With 68 critic reviews at the time of this writing, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door has been given a Metascore of 88. Metacritic classifies this score as “Generally Favorable”. This rating surpasses that of Super Mario RPG, which received an 83.

Check out what some of the reviews had to say below:

Siliconera ~  100

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is both the best Paper Mario entry and a Switch game everyone should own and play.

VGC ~ 100

20 years after its original release, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remains a treasure. With a refreshingly un-Mario-like script, a memorable and lovable cast, engaging turn-based gameplay, and more variety than your average Taylor Swift concert, the GameCube title is regarded by many as a classic entry in the plumber’s RPG lineage.

My Nintendo News ~ 90

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for Nintendo Switch improves upon the GameCube classic in almost every way; not just with its impressive graphical overhaul, but with plenty of quality-of-life changes and additional content too.

NintendoLife ~ 90

For 20 years, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door has been held as the best Mario RPG of all time, and the Switch remake proves it has earned that title. This is a fantastic RPG adventure, whether you’re a Mario fan or not, with some best-in-class combat, brilliant writing, and a few little creases ironed out to make this the definitive way to play Thousand-Year Door. We wish there was a little more to do post-credits, but there’s no doubt about it, this is a beautiful-looking Switch remake and a must-play RPG.
IGN ~ 90
Paper Mario has finally returned to its RPG roots with an amazingly loyal and visually dazzling remake of The Thousand-Year Door. Everything fans have been begging Nintendo to bring back is here, including a delightfully varied turn-based battle system with satisfying real-time elements and unique, lovable party members who are essential to both the story and gameplay.
For all the annoyances of repeating areas and slow (but engaging) combat, Thousand-Year Door is now a series highlight. It marks the first instance of where I didn’t want a Mario RPG to go (I generally prefer the Mario & Luigi direction), but the constant fourth-wall breaking, myriad colorful and unique characters, and its willingness to just be weird all lead to a joyful journey. I am grateful that this shined-up version of the GameCube classic I missed is finally available on a contemporary platform.
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