How Good Is It? Bayonetta 3

The third time's the charm for this Umbra Witch. Let's have some fun!

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.

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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.

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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.

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Standout Bayonetta 3 Reviews

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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.

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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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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