The beautiful action adventure game Okami has always been known to be one of the games that can truly be called a masterpiece, and now a second Okami world record from the Guinness Book of World Records has proven it, as was announced at this year’s New York Comic Con.
Okami, already the holder of one world record in the form of the record for the “least commercially successful winner of a Game of the Year award” back in 2010, won the “Most critically acclaimed video game starring an animal character” world record. It’s an overly narrow superlative perhaps, but Okami deserves it.
Okami has been re-released multiple times and several months ago got a remastering and re-release on the Playstation 4, after originally coming out for the Playstation 2. Each time it has won critical acclaim, and this newest remaster is no exception. The praise it’s gotten for its unique gameplay, art style, and story have made it one of the best-reviewed games of all time, and more than made up for its original world record of it not being commercially successful (a common problem with many critically acclaimed games).
The game even got a sequel in 2010 and 2011 in the form of Okamiden on the Nintendo DS, which starred Amaterasu’s young son Chibiterasu. However, despite being based on such a popular property, Okamiden did not achieve the same level of classic success as Okami did, despite getting positive critical reviews and being a moderate commercial success.
Okami has also recently made the jump to non-Sony consoles for the first time in nearly a decade, being released onto the Nintendo Switch back in August, which has likely only increased the number of awards that it got and likely contributed to the second Okami world record that was given to the game at Comic Con.
You can play Okami and contribute to the second Okami world record on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.