Beautiful Katamari

  • Instantly compelling gameplay
  • Music and King both still nuts
  • Online versus competitions
  • Almost no evolution
  • Co-op mode still not right
  • 360 controller can be tricky

Why? Because there's still only one series like this and it's wonderful. If you miss a certain racing game, you can turn the key on the one right behind it; if you miss a certain first-person shooter, there will be three more within a month. But if you miss Beautiful Katamari... you're just missing out.

More Info

Release date: Oct 16 2007 - Xbox 360 (US)
Available Platforms: Wii, PS3, Xbox 360
Genre: Family
Developed by: Namco, Namco Bandai
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Mild Fantasy Violence
Eric Bratcher

I was the founding Executive Editor/Editor in Chief here at GR, charged with making sure we published great stories every day without burning down the building or getting sued. Which isn't nearly as easy as you might imagine. I don't work for GR any longer, but I still come here - why wouldn't I? It's awesome. I'm a fairly average person who has nursed an above average love of video games since I first played Pong just over 30 years ago. I entered the games journalism world as a freelancer and have since been on staff at the magazines Next Generation and PSM before coming over to GamesRadar. Outside of gaming, I also love music (especially classic metal and hard rock), my lovely wife, my pet pig Bacon, Japanese monster movies, and my dented, now dearly departed '89 Ranger pickup truck. I pray sincerely. I cheer for the Bears, Bulls, and White Sox. And behind Tyler Nagata, I am probably the GR staffer least likely to get arrested... again.

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  • sly123321 - October 13, 2009 10:16 p.m.

    you know i downloaded the demo for this game on my 360 for my sister.. but i started playing it.. is is really fun.. lol that king is crazy..
  • m_gamer234 - March 30, 2009 1:31 a.m.

    i loved this game