Bayonetta returns in her third console outing on the Nintendo Switch. Fans have waited years for Bayonetta 3 but is the Umbra Witch at her best in this outing, or does the Platinum Games epic finally fall from grace?
Bayonetta 3 is a resounding success among critics, with high scores across the board. The Top Critic Average for Bayonetta 3 on OpenCritic rests at a Top Critic Average of 88, with 94% of critics recommending it to others. User scores on Metacritic are also solid, resting at a 7.9/10, even if they aren’t as impressive as the critical consensus.
The last entry in the series, and the first under Nintendo, Bayonetta 2, was well received. Bayonetta 2 earned a Top Critic Average of 91, with 95% of critics recommending the title for purchase.
Bayonetta scored an 85 on OpenCritic, with 92% of critics recommending the original game. Though the title was niche despite these reviews, it saw enough praise for Nintendo to take an interest years later.
Standout Bayonetta 3 Reviews
This time, reviews skew high, with praise for the game’s tight combat mechanics, great action sequences, and unforgettable style resulting in the high scores. Some critics pan this beat-em-up narrative despite the gameplay feeling fun and fresh. For those interested in a rewarding story for Bayonetta, this may not be the sequel you were waiting for.
- Destructoid: 10/10
- Guardian: 5/5
- IGN: 9/10
- GameSpot: 9/10
- PCMag: 4.5/5
- Game Informer: 8.25/10
- TheSixthAxis: 8/10
- TheGamer: 4/5
- GamesRadar+: 3.5/5
- Gfinity: 7/10
If you’re looking for an addictive, witty, and well-made beat-em-up, Bayonetta 3 is an excellent purchase for the Nintendo Switch and continues the hot streak this Umbra Witch has as a Nintendo-exclusive character. Press SPACE to Jump’s Sam Greszes loved his time with this flawed but fun title, giving it a 9/10. You can see his Bayonetta 3 review here.
Bayonetta 3 is available for $59.99 on Nintendo Switch, both digitally and physically.
To see Bayonetta 3 in action, check out the First Look at Bayonetta 3 Gameplay trailer below:
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