Best Super Mario Odyssey Kingdoms

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The Top Ten
1 Metro Kingdom

The Metro Kingdom is awesome. It feels so much like a maze busting with secrets and it also has lots of nostalgia references. The only bad thing about this kingdom is the dumb jump rope challenge.

Gotta be my favorite kingdom! I can go on skyscrapers, visit Pauline, and the Pualine concert is huge nostalgia to the first Donkey Kong game! This Kingdom is the best!

This is pretty much the best kingdom in my opinion as well because it was featured in many cutscenes.

It is this and the mushroom kingdom that make this game good

2 Sand Kingdom

The Sand Kingdom is so awesome. It is the biggest kingdom in the game and the only open-world one. It has so many places, like the Inverted Pyramid, Tostarena, the underground ice caverns, the big ruins, and other awesome places like the Moe-eye habitat and the Jaxi ruins.

Easily my favorite Kingdom in the entire game! I normally prefer snow levels over desert ones in Mario games, but this one was different. It's got a beautifully colored town, an inverted pyramid, some awesome ruins, some underground ice caves, and much more! It is also home to my new 2nd favorite Mario character, those Tostarenan skeletons! My personal favorites after this one are: #2 Bowser's Kingdom (I especially love the Mechabrood boss battle), #3 Ruined Kingdom, #4 Cap Kingdom, and #5 Mushroom Kingdom! I still love the Mushroom Kingdom best in the world of Mario in general, but in this game, not so much.

This one is by far the best! It is just HUGE! By far the biggest kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey. This is the only true open world kingdom.

This is defintly my second favourite! It's so good it's actually interesting!

3 Luncheon Kingdom

This kingdom is great. I like how it took on a different take for a fire world, the Stupendous Stew looks really good, and the forks are nice and are fun to flick with.

It looks delicious! I actually want to taste the Stupendous Stew.

I wonder how the stupendous stew tastes.

I actually like the theme of this kingdom, and the people are forks! 😃

4 Wooded Kingdom

This kingdom is beautiful, has the best captures, has the best music, is really cool-looking, has incredible concepts like Deep Woods, has decent boss fights, so many secrets, and is just the best. A hidden gem that is outshined by the Sand and Metro Kingdom. The Sand Kingdom is too open, the Metro Kingdom is too packed, but the Wooded Kingdom feels like a good mix of both.

The Wooded Kingdom is the best. It is the kingdom that feels most like platforming, I love the style and architecture, the music is the best, it has so many secrets and hidden places, the Uproot and Tank captures are awesome, it has pretty good boss battles, and it has some amazing concepts that other kingdoms don't have like Deep Woods. Easily the best kingdom.

My favorite out of the ones I've been in so far beside I'm still in that kingdom my favorite part is killing the piranha pants and turning into that grass guy

This was such a neat idea for a kingdom. The mixture of the nature and mechanical parts of the kingdom were amazing. Most of the moons were fun to get, and it was pretty fun to just run around in. But the music, OH MY GOSH the music. This was by far my favorite in the game and one of my favorite Super Mario tunes of all time! The watering cans were so analytical that they were actually pretty funny. I will always remember this kingdom! Thanks Nintendo.

5 Seaside Kingdom

The Seaside Kingdom is incredible. It is beautiful to start with, it looks so cool underwater, and it has a lot of moons. There is a ton to do there and it is awesome. The only bad thing about this kingdom is the dumb volleyball challenge.

Better than Lake Kingdom in my opinion.

The best of the water levels!

6 Mushroom Kingdom

The Mushroom Kingdom is a great one. I love the locations like the pond, the castle, and Goomba Woods. I also love the Yoshi Capture. But the thing I might love the most is how you can replay all the fun bosses, especially the Lord of Lightning. It also has lots of fun 2-d nostalgia room and even a room based off of the 3-d Super Mario 64.

It's the best bonus world

I couldn’t help but tear up even though I never played Mario 64.

Mushroom kingdom is loaded with fun challenges like the secret 2d treasure and boss rematches. it also is nostalgia packed fun. mushroom kingdom rules.

7 Cascade Kingdom

I think Cascade is a great kingdom. It is visually amazing and has the best theme in my opinion. It is a bit small, but is still pleasing in other ways. The are more than enough moons that would take someone a while to get, and the Madame Broodal boss battle was good. Overall, a great kingdom, but there are better.

Classic! I will never forget the moment I stepped out of the Odyssey and out to the Cascade Kingdom for the first time!

I will never forget the moment I stepped off the Oddysey and into the Cascade Kingdom

The music is great

8 Snow Kingdom

The Snow Kingdom was one of the funnest kingdoms for me. I enjoyed finding the hidden well in the blizzard, I enjoyed activating the four barriers in each of the rooms, but most of all I enjoyed the races. The Snow Kingdom is a highly underrated kingdom.

Snow Kingdom is usually overlooked, but if you look into it properly it's actually a really good kingdom.
Here is a list of pros about snow kingdom:
- The area is large and there is lots to explore
- The aesthetic of Shiveria is really nice
- Each tunnel (where you collect the moons to open the barriers) is an inventive and interesting mini-level
- Outside Shiveria you can swim but without getting stuck in different areas (cough cough lake kingdom)
- The racing mini-game is really fun and you can even continue to play it postgame
- There may not be many captures, but the ones there are, are interesting and fun e.g. ty-foos and you can even play as the residents of the kingdom which is something you can't do in other kingdoms
- And finally the residents of Shiveria (shiverians) are EXTREMELY ADORABLE! These sweet chubby seal-penguin things are just amazing (you can even play as one).
- One more thing, I find that the shiverians mourning the loss of cake ...more

This is the best kingdom by far! I absolutely LOVE the Shiverians and the race is really fun. I think it could be bigger but what’s there is great. I really enjoyed hunting for the power moons too. This should be higher on the list

So sad, the smash ball doesn't work. I held down b for my smash move to be activated, but that button doesn't work! 111! So angry!

9 Lake Kingdom

The Lake Kingdom was awesome for me. I enjoyed the huge underwater area, which made it feel like an open-world underwater area, the moons are fun to get, it has good challenges, and is a great kingdom overall.

The most enchanting kingdom in the game. It really makes me want to go swimming.

Seaside is a bit better though

10 Cap Kingdom

Awesome music and atmosphere.

Great tutorial kingdom

The Contenders
11 Lost Kingdom

This location is so underrated! I'd go as far as saying it's the absolute best one in the entire game, seeing as how exotic and unique it is! The music is nostalgia overload!

The Lost Kingdom is a great one. It might feel small at parts, but I love the jungle theme, the Glydon and Wiggler captures, the poison waters, and the return of Klepto (Super Mario 64).

Seriously? Number 11? Give me a break. How could this be worse than the cap kingdom? This has by far the best puzzles out of all the kingdoms. The cap kingdom doesn't have anything that the other kingdoms don't have. All it is is just a tutorial kingdom. The lost kingdom is amazing. Everything about it is perfect, from the music to the atmosphere. Also it's not way too long or big like the Sand Kingdom, because let's be real, the Sand Kingdom sucks.

This kingdom is definitely the most fun, the only problem is how short it is. Most kingdoms offer much more play time, but this kingdom is definitely the most fun to play.

12 Bowser's Kingdom

How is this amazing kingdom not higher? It is packed with moons, is different from all of the boring lava-themed levels, has awesome architecture, feels like a huge castle, has an awesome atmosphere with the colors in the sky, has the best boss battle in the game with Robo-Brood and is just awesome and has the best music in the game. And for once, it has poison instead of the lava. Did I mention it has one of the best and most fun captures in the game with Pokio. A severely underrated kingdom.

Bowser's Kingdom, where do I start. First off, I love the theme of it which is like a Japanese theme. Secondly, it has poison instead of lava. (Finally something new.) Third, it has awesome music. And finally, it just is bursting with secrets. I love how you can go to every roof and find hidden places. Oh, and did I mention it has the best boss fight with Robo-Brood and the best capture with Pokio.

Love the creativity in this one

I like the Japanese theme

13 Moon Kingdom
14 Darker Side

You get to show all of your skills! Could it get any better?

Great final level

15 Ruined Kingdom
16 Dark Side

Eh its ok but its really just empty rooms with bosses

17 Cloud Kingdom

Not a popular option, but this is the best. It’s so beautiful, and you get to fight Bowser! Also has the best 8-Bit section in the game.

Decent overall