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Luigi's Mansion 2 (2013), or Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon in the US, is an adventure game about investigating five haunted houses in a community overrun by ghosts. As Luigi, you use your flashlight and ghost trap in the mansions, capturing ghosts and collecting fragments of the Dark Moon. It has the same attention to detail and intricate puzzles of first game but adds a new flashlight mode that uncovers secrets and environments with new ways to interact and progress.

You play Luigi after the events of the first game, King Boo escapes his painting and shatters the moon, sending five fragments into five mansions in Evershade Valley, causing ghosts to appear and wreak havoc. E. Gadd, the scientist from the first game, recruits you to recover the moon shards and save the valley by venturing into each mansion and defeating all the ghosts inside.

Play remains similar; you explore the detailed diorama-style environments using your torch to stun ghosts and then vacuum them up. Each of the mansions is full of secrets, trapdoors and hidden rooms. New to this game is the addition of a second mode on your flashlight which can be used to reveal more secrets and treasures. Also new is the way you use the vacuum to move and manipulate objects around you to solve puzzles and unlock the way forward.

The result is a sequel that builds upon what made the original great with new mechanics and systems, while still retaining its quirky humour and spookiness without being too scary for younger children to enjoy.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Luigi's Mansion 2 7 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 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 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. While the main story is a singleplayer experience, there's a separate multiplier mode called Thrill Tower (ScareScraper in the US) where you work with three other players as you move through randomly generated floors of a huge haunted tower to compete an objective before time runs out.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 18 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.
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 Crude Humor and Mild Cartoon Violence. Players can fire seeds at plant creatures, set off "cartoony" explosions, and shoot spiked balls at enemies; characters whoop or squeal in a whimsical manner when they take damage. One sequence depicts a large monster that emits flatulent sounds and balls of slime at Luigi.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children need to learn to be methodical in their exploration. Persevering when stuck is also important.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


You can only play this on older systems (Nintendo 2DS|3DS) but can usually find it second hand on eBay.

Luigi's Mansion 2

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/03/2013

Out Now: 3DS and 2DS and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

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

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Nintendo America (@NintendoAmerica)

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