Sheepo

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

80%

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2021

Sheepo shows a ton of potential and executes rather well. The two brothers who worked on this game should be proud of what they created. While the map and controls need a little more streamlining, Sheepo offers up a cool, passive option to the Metroidvania formula.

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9 / 10
Aug 26, 2020

Sheepo has a charming aesthetic, tight gameplay, and an excellently balanced level of difficulty. It's short but the length feels just right all the same.

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Pure Nintendo
D. Crowley

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8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2021

While Sheepo has some flaws, the solid platforming coupled with shape-shifting mechanics more than make this worthy of your time. Definitely worth checking out.

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80 / 100
Oct 24, 2021

Sheepo not only meets the minimum requirements expected for a metroidvania, but it is also creative in terms of plot, gameplay solutions and aesthetic elaboration. The level design lacks some pacing tricks and the controls require fine tuning, but none of that detracts from the fact that this is a charming, balanced and a very fun game.

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Cubed3

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7 / 10
Oct 21, 2021

Sheepo never gets boring throughout its three-hour run time. It was correctly paced and had some delightful moments, both in narrative and tone as well as platforming puzzles. While it does try to change some things up from its competitors, nothing it does is better than other games in the genre. This isn't bad though and fans of 'Metroidvanias' are in for an enjoyable time as it manages to scratch the itch for a 2D open-world platformer, even if it's only for a couple of hours.

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GameSpew
Becca S.

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2020

Sheepo is a charming game, although its lack of variety in environments means it might outstay its welcome as the end draws near. Its gameplay is enjoyable and easy to pick up, however, and the fact there’s no combat makes this a great starting point for anyone new to the Medtroidvania genre. If you’re looking for a quirky adventure, Sheepo is worth picking up, but just don’t expect too much substance.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 1, 2021

Sheepo does almost everything right, and only frustrated me because it was over so soon. But if you enjoy Metroidvanias and want to try something delightfully different, you really need to check this one out.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021

As a whole, Sheepo is quite short and simple, but very sweet. This game is a lot of fun, and if you’re after achievements, going for the “no death” speed runs can be challenging, but very welcome, given how enjoyable this game’s overall loop is. While it might not be the most traditional metroidvania game, it’s one that’s absolutely worth taking a look at if you’re looking for something you can knock out in one session.

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XboxEra
T0kenaussie
8 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2021

This game is great for families to complete with their children and experience together, anyone who enjoys a quirky story with an interesting gameplay hook or fans of the Metroidvania genre.

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4.25 / 5.0
Oct 19, 2021

Overall, Sheepo is an enjoyable, under-the-radar addition to the Metroidvania genre. While some puzzle aspects and bosses can become predictable, the game is well executed in design and is quite a quirky adventure from top to bottom. So take an adventurous leap alongside Sheepo!

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