Carto

Sunhead Games, Humble Games, X.D. Network Inc. (China)

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
77
Top Critic Average
78%
Critics Recommend
Based on 24 critic reviews
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Carto

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCOct 27, 2020
PlayStation 4Oct 27, 2020
Xbox OneOct 27, 2020
Nintendo SwitchOct 27, 2020
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Sunhead Games

Publishers: Humble Games, X.D. Network Inc. (China)

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

Carto is a charming adventure game wrapped around a unique, world-altering puzzle mechanic. Use this power to explore mysterious lands, help a quirky cast of characters, and guide Carto on her journey back to her family. Separated from her Granny during a storm, young Carto must use her innate cartography powers to map and manipulate the world around her on her quest to be reunited. As she discovers new “pieces” of the game map, players can rearrange them to shape the levels themselves - unlocking new paths, puzzles, and story moments. Carto will traverse strange new lands, learn their cultures, and enlist the help of new friends along the way in this hand-crafted adventure. Features Employ a unique puzzle and exploration mechanic: rearrange pieces of your map, and watch the world change around you! Chill out and explore peaceful-yet-mysterious lands across a 5-7 hour story Meet a colorful cast of characters and learn about their unique cultures Bask in lush, hand-drawn visuals across a variety of biomes Experience a beautiful soundtrack with over 40 original tracks to accompany you on your adventure

Carto Critic Reviews

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Carto's heartwarming story is backed by its inventive (and challenging) take on puzzles and exploration

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Carto is a unique experience that perhaps doesn't make the most of its central puzzling mechanic. The puzzle-solving itself is fun, but the story ends up quite forgettable. If you're after a short experience to keep you busy for an afternoon, then Carto is for you - just don't expect to be blown away.

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A real strength of Carto is its cast of NPCs, written with real warmth and charm. The world they inhabit is also surprisingly well fleshed out, even though you can breeze through it in six or seven hours. This is a puzzle game, but it also tells a sweet, worthwhile tale about tradition and companionship. Combined with lovely visuals and chilled out music, this is a refreshing, relaxing game that's worth marking on your map.

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Carto is a brilliantly simple puzzle game about literally moving the world to help those in need, all the while making a few friends as you try to make it back home.

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