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Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019) is an adventure game where you explore the intricate rooms of a haunted hotel to find and capture ghosts. As in the first two games, you move through the rooms, finding secrets and treasures, and vacuuming up ghosts. It has the same attention to detail and rich diorama-style space to investigate but adds more complex puzzles and a new character, Gooigi, who can move through pipes and grates to reach inaccessible areas.

You play Luigi, who goes on a relaxing holiday with Mario, Peach and the crew. All seems fine until you check in and go to your separate rooms, but suddenly the hotel transforms into a house of horrors, with your friends nowhere to be seen. Along with E. Gadd from the first two games and his bizarre inventions, you must overcome your fear, cover the mystery of the hotel, and save your friends.

Play remains similar - You use your flashlight to stun ghosts, then suck them up with your vacuum. You also use the blacklight mode on your torch to reveal hidden doorways and secrets. While the puzzles blocking your way start off simple, such as finding a key and then using it on the right door, as you move through the increasingly over-the-top floors, the puzzles get progressively more challenging and inventive, requiring you to experiment and search every area for clues.

A major new feature in this game is the presence of Gooigi who, after a brief appearance in the 3DS release of the first game, becomes integral to progression. You, or a second player, can take control of him and use him to move through grates and twisting pipes to reach hidden areas and unlock the way forward.

The result is a game that's spooky yet never too scary, leaning more heavily than ever into the comedy and absurdity of the premise. Combined with the expanded mechanics and puzzles, as well as the richly detailed environments present, it makes for a compelling addition to the franchise.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Luigi's Mansion 3 5 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure, Collecting and Puzzle game with Action, Stealth and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game. You can play the main story with another player playing as Gooigi, solving the puzzles that you'd normally use Gooigi to complete in single-player and helping defeat ghosts in other areas.

Additionally, you can play with up to eight other people on one console, using local wireless, or online in dedicated game modes. You can also buy even more game modes to play in multiplayer.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 16 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear and Violence. This game has received a PEGI 7 because it features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context, violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures and pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. This game contains cartoony violence between the player and fantasy characters. The violence itself and reactions to it are unrealistic and can be compared to slapstick movies. The game takes place in a building haunted by ghosts and other evil creatures. Some of these ghosts/creatures look menacing and potentially scary for younger children.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Comic Mischief and Mild Cartoon Violence. Ghosts struggle when captured, and Luigi can whack them back and forth against the ground. Boss battles depict brief explosions and electrocution effects. During the course of the game, a ghost can be seen sitting on a toilet seat; a storyboard drawing depicts a dog urinating on a plant.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Younger children need to learn to be methodical in their exploration. Persevering when stuck is also important.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.

CostsCosts

Luigi's Mansion 3 usually costs £49.99.
 

Luigi's Mansion 3

Switch Store Switch £49.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You can buy extra content called the Multiplayer Pack which includes additional cosmetic items as well as extra game modes and stages for multiplayer play. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/10/2019

Out Now: Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-8 (8 online)

Genres: Adventure, Collecting, Puzzle (Action, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 22 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Nintendo America (@NintendoAmerica)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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