- Genre: Exploration, Platform.
- Nintendo Switch
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land – Announcement Trailer
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land - Overview Trailer + Demo
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Price: $59.99 USD / £49.99 GBP / 59,99€ EUR / $79.99 CAD
- Release Date: March 25,, 2022
- More Info: | Official Site
Review Aggregator (Opencritic): 84/100 - 93% Recommended
Review Aggregator (Metacritic): 87/100
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 6.5 / 10
It’s too easy. And it’s not like dialling up the AI or bolstering their numbers would help, it’s just been designed as an ultra-accessible game. And that’s fine. But for mine it’s detrimental to some of the clever ideas that do rear their head throughout, though these are more often flash-in-the-pan in terms of cadence and delivery
CGMagazine - Jordan Biordi - 7.5 / 10
While a mostly fun experience, Kirby and the Forgotten Land definitely forgets a lot of the things that make the pink puffball’s games so unique.
Cerealkillerz - Manuel Barthes - German - 8.6 / 10
With Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Nintendo is giving one of its most iconic heroes finally a 3D adventure. This convinces visually and playfully along the entire length and knows how to motivate with numerous secrets. It doesn't quite measure up to the likes of Super Mario and Link, but Kirby definitely doesn't have to hide from them anymore. In summary, a successful comeback that knows how to entertain young and old alike.
Checkpoint Gaming - Charlie Kelly - 8.5 / 10
Enter Kirby and the Forgotten Lands with reasonable expectations and you’ll soon see one of the best refinements of a long-standing Nintendo formula yet. Cooperative play may waver in quality but does not diminish the wondrous experience ahead of you. On offer is plenty of platforming fun to sink your teeth into. Exploration, combat and the completionist itch that comes with a Kirby title are all present and strong here, and it also serves to be one of the longer adventures yet, with more to do than ever before. If you’re looking for the bright and joyous game to cosy up with on the couch this year, Kirby and the Forgotten Lands is without a doubt the one. Just maybe keep a suspicious eye on that beast pack.
Console Creatures - Bobby Pashalidis - Recommended
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the perfect bookend an abnormally busy release calendar. Packed with tons of hidden secrets, exciting Copy abilities, and well-thought-out platforming, the Nintendo magic is on full display.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 9.5 / 10
I came in expecting a very serviceable Kirby adventure and got a lot more, but with those same straightforward and effortless virtues that past games have commanded.
Digital Trends - Giovanni Colantonio - 4 / 5
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a charming platformer filled with intuitive puzzles, a genuinely intriguing world, and hysterical transformations that always made me smile.
Enternity.gr - Hektor Apostolopoulos - Greek - 9 / 10
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is one of the surprises of the year and it's a must have game for all Nintendo Switch owners!
Eurogamer - Martin Robinson - Recommended
Kirby's long anticipated move to 3D platforming sees the series step up to a new level of invention and wonder.
Game Informer - John Carson - 9 / 10
Kirby thankfully remains as charming as ever and this new adventure can effortlessly provide hours of glee.
GameSpot - Steven Petite - 9 / 10
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the biggest and most inventive entry in the long-running franchise.
GamesRadar+ - Heather Wald - 4.5 / 5
Kirby's latest adventure is an absolute treat and one you won't want to miss. With more open platforming in an eye-grabbing 3D world, a generous helping of fantastic features in Waddle Dee Town, and the introduction of Mouthful Mode, Kirby and the Forgotten Land offers up a memorable experience that will undoubtedly make you smile.
God is a Geek - Adam Cook - 9 / 10
Kirby and the Forgotten Land adds challenge and adventure in a way that the series has never seen before. An essential purchase and a lovely surprise.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 80 / 100
Kirby and the Forgotten Land may not be the revolution some were expecting, but it is still a great platform game. We love the new transformations, setting, and lots of extras and minigames.
IGN - Tom Marks - 8 / 10
Kirby and the Forgotten Land successfully warps the series' classic mix of ability-based combat, platforming, and secret hunting into the third dimension.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 7 / 10
One of the best Kirby games ever made and while the formula hasn't changed as much as it first seems it's also one of the most enjoyable co-op titles of recent years.
Nintendo Life - PJ O'Reilly - 9 / 10
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a great big colourful joyride of an adventure for our little pink pal. This first fully three dimensional mainline entry in the franchise is bursting at the seams with fun and inventiveness, managing to transpose everything we know and love about past Kirby games to this all-new arena whilst adding plenty of delightful new aspects as it goes. Mouthful Mode is just as daftly entertaining as it looked in the trailers, each and every level is packed full of secrets and dripping in wonderful detail, and there are enough side activities, collectibles and co-op fun here to keep you entertained and coming back for more for a good long while. What a grand way to celebrate 30 years of Planet Popstar's finest.
PCMag - Will Greenwald - 4 / 5
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the series' first real step into 3D action, and the game deftly makes the transition with its many challenges and secrets. However, there's less ambition on display than you might expect.
Polygon - Ryan Gilliam - Unscored
Kirby and the Forgotten Land burns too brightly, too soon, and that initial joy was hard to recall by the time the credits rolled.
Press Start - Shannon Grixti - 8.5 / 10
Kirby and the Forgotten Land takes the Kirby franchise to new heights in new and interesting ways. Whilst it's not the full step forward that I was hoping for, it's still super enjoyable and excites me for what could be next in the Kirby series.
SECTOR.sk - Matúš Štrba - Slovak - 8.5 / 10
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a very important game in these dark times. It can take you on a magical journey to a faraway land filled with fun and dangers. There are few minor hiccups, but the game is still really good.
Screen Rant - Cody Gravelle - 4.5 / 5
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is an excellent marriage between gameplay innovation and accessibility.
Shacknews - Morgan Shaver - 9 / 10
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is one of, if not the best, Kirby games ever made.
Spaziogames - Valentino Cinefra - Italian - 8.2 / 10
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the fresh, new start the franchise deserved.
Stevivor - Ben Salter - 8 / 10
While it’s on the shorter side, the collection of well-designed stages are perfect for pick-up-and-play short burst gaming, and that’s exactly what I need right now.
TrustedReviews - Ryan Jones - 4 / 5
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is an absolute joy to play.
VG247 - Tom Orry - 4 / 5
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a little safe at points to make it a proper all-timer, but I’m not sure that was ever the intention. It’s a game that is easy to like, can be played by everyone, and sits nicely alongside other Switch exclusives from Nintendo. If Kirby becoming a car is everything you want in life, good for you and welcome to your new favorite game of all time. For me, Kirby remains just below A-tier, which is still a great place to be. It’s often where some of the tastiest snacks are.
VGC - Matthew Castle - 4 / 5
The platforming won’t give Mario any restless nights, but the exuberant creativity around it makes for a bold, buoyant adventure.
Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 9 / 10
Playing Kirby and the Forgotten Land made me realise that I've never seen any series transition smoother to 3D gameplay. Even with its new dimension, it's undeniably Kirby through-and-through and also one of the best games in the franchise.
Washington Post - Alyse Stanley - Unscored
“Kirby and the Forgotten Land” throws in some new elements to keep things fresh, and it executes them well for the most part. But it still feels like coming back to a familiar place and feeling like you never left, which is exactly what I, like many others, find endearing about the series.
Wccftech - Nathan Birch - 9.5 / 10
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is one of the absolute best first-party titles the Nintendo Switch has to offer. The game feels great to play, looks wonderful, and introduces a vibrant and surprising world packed with new mechanics, challenges, and content. Kirby fans have been waiting a long time for his first 3D game and Forgotten Land truly is the pink one's Super Mario 64 or Zelda: Ocarina of Time, so puff out a sigh of relief and eat hearty.
XGN.nl - Theo Weber - Dutch - 8.5 / 10
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a great adventure that's great to play. The colorful design brings this 3D Kirby adventure to life, while additions like the mouthful powers add are a fun new twist to the gameplay. It's a shame the co-op is a bit poor due to player 2 not getting the full range of powers. Nonetheless, this is a Kirby game that is worth your time!