El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

46%

Critics Recommend

Based on 28 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Apr 20, 2021

It may look deceptively cute, but El Hijo hides a level of stealth cunning to rival its peers in the genre. Not so much difficult-to-master as tempering your own patience, the reward for persevering is ultimately worth sticking it out.

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63 / 100
Dec 14, 2020

It's hard to play El Hijo without wishing for a little more flair in its stealth system.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2021

A charming, gentle take on the Wild West and stealth genres aimed at all ages, but with occasional spikes in difficulty which may trouble younger players. The art design and narrative are both captivating, so providing you have the patience for stealth and puzzles, it's highly recommended.

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7.3 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2021

An experience with a great message and a simple but funny story.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2021

With its unique visuals, clever environmental puzzles, and non-violent gameplay, El Hijo is a welcome entry in the somewhat overlooked stealth/puzzle genre. If you don't buy into the gameplay before the repetition sets in, however, it can become an adventure that's easily abandoned.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2020

El Hijo is a joy to play. Despite the occasional wobble, it's a rewarding and remarkably serene stealth tale with plenty of heart.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2020

El Hijo - A Wild West Tale is the perfect stealth game for those who are looking for an experience that is not too complex but still able to whet the intelligence, thanks to a mix of excellent level design, well-calibrated puzzle sections and many solutions offered in sandbox environments, all immersed in a spaghetti western atmosphere.

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7 / 10
Apr 11, 2021

A suitable title for the Nintendo switch, El Hijo introduces a lighter touch to the more familiar stealth genre. With its endearing art style and storytelling, it is plainly set for a younger audience. Although more seasoned players may find it lacklustre or too laid back for their taste, some will still find enjoyment through the challenges set by taking the mixture of diverse paths.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2021

El Hijo – A Wild West Tale is a charming little spaghetti western stealth game that gamers of all ages can enjoy. It might not be hard enough for more seasoned gamers but the level design and puzzles do get more challenging as you make your way through. I also just really like the theme of a young boy trying to find his mom and being able to help other children along the way. If you’re looking for a new stealth game to spend a few hours with that asks you to use things other than violence to sneak around then El Hijo is worth checking out.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2021

El Hijo: A Wild West Tale is a simple stealth and puzzle game focusing on the puzzle aspect. It has a straightforward story and features simplistic game mechanics that make it a more suitable game for gamers without prior experience in the genre. There are some problems in the rationale of some gameplay elements like shadows, but it is straightforward yet enjoyable.

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