Astro's Playroom

Rating Summary

Based on 75 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 75 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2021

Astro’s Playroom is a lovely game, with great level design and a simple and surprisingly pleasurable gameplay, which can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages and skill levels. It completely fulfills the proposal to demonstrate the potential of the new console, while paying a beautiful tribute to the entire trajectory of Sony consoles. It could bring a little more features, but it's still a memorable title and will always be a reference when it comes to demoing PS5 features.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2021

Not only is Astro's Playroom a great way to experience PlayStation 5's Dualsense to its fullest, it's a treat to every lifelong PlayStation fan and a very good platformer.

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5 / 5.0
Jan 18, 2021

With all-around fantastic gameplay, graphics, design, and just overall fun, I’d argue that under different circumstances, this could have even been considered a game of the year contender. I never realized just how much the Sony PlayStation had influenced my life until I played this game.

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90 / 100
Dec 16, 2020

Perhaps the only real issue I have is the overall length of the game, which can be excused since it’s, well, free. The game lasts under about two hours on a casual playthrough, though there’s tons to explore (with a platinum trophy requiring a little more thought when replaying levels for collectibles), as well as special online time trials you can participate in for the best time. Do I want more of Astro’s Playroom? Definitely, and if we could get a full-fledged sequel that could utilize the DualSense controller like this one, it would be a masterpiece.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2020

Astro’s Playroom successfully showcases the capabilities of the PlayStation 5, giving us the true next-gen experience we’ve been waiting for since the PlayStation 3. It’s not about having the “powerful” hardware that can run games at native 8K, but it’s the number of games that can give us meaningful, interesting worlds and gameplay. The PlayStation 5 has that and with Astro’s Playroom, you already have an idea what Sony has to offer in the next couple of years.

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4.75 / 5.0
Dec 10, 2020

Astro’s Playroom is well worth your time as one of your first games on your shiny, new PlayStation 5. Considering that it takes full advantage of the DualSense’s features, has fun platform levels and a catchy soundtrack, and it’s FREE, it’s hard to not like Astro’s Playroom. It’s just unfortunate that it’s so short. Astro and his friends deserve a full-length platformer! Until then, I’ll be hanging out with my bot buddies.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2020

All in all, this game is perfect for what it sets out to do – make it clear the power the PS5 has while also making the game fun and enjoyable. It falls short, though, with the difficulty spiking only at the very end, and none of the four-section paths providing much challenge. It is a must-play if you want to experience all the PS5 has to offer next-gen players though.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2020

The big takeaway is that Astro Bot is a series that Sony needs to continue; it really has the power to be, and basically already is, the mascot that Sony could continue to grow around.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2020

Despite clinging to some underwhelming gimmicks, Astro’s Playroom is a cute-n-capable platformer and a respectable assemblage of PlayStation antiquity included in every PS5.

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10 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2020

Astro’s Playroom is the perfect game to play first to kick off the PlayStation 5 generation. It’s a fluid and fun 3D platformer sure, but it being built around showing off what the DualSense controller can add to gaming Is what really starts to make it special. Add in all of the PlayStation love letters scattered about inside these worlds and you have another magical, must-play experience from Team Asobi. I wish Astro’s latest adventure lasted longer but I have no doubt that we’ll be seeing more of the new PlayStation mascot in the future.

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