Percentile Rank

Rain on Your Parade is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

LadiesGamers.com
Loved
Loved
Apr 12, 2021

Rain on your Parade is a feel-good game that will hopefully make you smile as much as it did for us. While light on a challenge, if you’re having one of those rainy days yourself, this game might just be the ticket to bring a little sunshine to your day. Rain on your Parade is funny, charming and overall brilliant, one of my favourite gaming experiences this year so far.

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Scored Reviews

Windows Central
Windows Central
Sara Gitkos

Top Critic

Apr 21, 2021

Rain on Your Parade is a charmingly delightful blend of puzzle-solving and ridiculous antics wrapped in a unique setting. You'll be the hero, the villain, and mischievous nuisance in this self-aware title, literally bringing the thunder to this cardboard cut-out world.

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GameGrin
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
May 5, 2021

Rain On Your Parade is a super cute and fun game full of great references and amazingly cute characters. Who doesn't want to see a cute vengeful cloud with a frog on his head?

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Use a Potion
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2021

Rain on your Parade is an absolute delight, with its simple yet creative rain-pouring antics and brilliant level design making for a memorable (and undoubtedly unique) experience. I loved completing all of its levels and its many absurd objectives, whilst the little things such as customising Cloudy’s appearance just added to the fun. It’d be easy to dismiss Rain on your Parade as another gimmick-fuelled game, but it’s so much more than that; it’s a whimsical and wonderful romp that’ll delight both youngsters and adults alike.

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Killa Penguin
Apr 16, 2021

The obvious comparison here genre-wise would be Untitled Goose Game, but whereas that game’s value was primarily derived from its meme potential and novelty, Rain on Your Parade also brings to the table a constant barrage of creativity and interesting new gameplay twists that make 99% of other games look lazy by way of comparison. This is the type of game that makes me wish that I did awards or something because it really is head and shoulders above the competition. Be sure not to sleep on this one—Rain on Your Parade is a special game.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
May 18, 2021

In terms of presentation, the graphics are charming and have a Saturday morning cartoon feel to it. Cloudy and some NPCSs are rendered in cardboard while other objects are in a minimalist 3D style. It’s a nice contrast that pops with the colorful graphics. There are a few hiccups here and there when playing in handheld mode, but it’s alright when docked. The music is a bit of a weak point, with some stock tracks being used to grating effect. It’s not a dealbreaker, but I would have appreciated more original tunes than what was offered here.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2021

Rain on Your Parade is an excellent little game and is well worth anyone's time. It's cute, it's funny, and I've not played anything quite like it before. For me as a speedrunner, I'm always looking for new games to throw in my arsenal, so it says a lot to me about the quality of a game when I find one I seriously want to dedicate countless hours to. But I've certainly found such a game here. I believe just about everyone would be able to get some enjoyment out of Rain on Your Parade, and I might even go so far as to say it's my favorite indie I've played thus far this year.

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WayTooManyGames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2021

More than just a funny game, Rain on Your Parade is a fun game. Its absolutely idiotic premise works, not only because of how cathartic it is, but also because the developers took their time to cram it with as many settings, objectives, and destructible objects you can imagine. It offers a staggering amount of bang for your buck and will give you a big dumb smile from beginning to end.

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The Game Crater
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2021

If you ever wanted to recreate the hit TV show, The Office, playing as a cloud and filling up coffee, then you have come to the right place.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 12, 2021

Rain on Your Parade is a casual puzzler that's a whole lot of fun. The simplicity of the gameplay allows for experimentation throughout with unique levels every step of the way. The game has charm (despite Cloudy being a bit murderous at times), and the minor issues are easily overlooked due to the fun nature of Rain on Your Parade.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2021

I enjoyed Rain on Your Parade, largely due to its consistent creativity and invention. This is a profoundly silly game that operates in that often untouched comedic space in video games. Sure, not every joke lands, and sometimes the goals are underexplained, but that also just sounds like how I could describe every comedy I've ever experienced. I welcome more video game comedies like Rain on Your Parade.

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FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 12, 2021

Almost everything about Rain On Your Parade is geared towards giving the player a good time. A mischief simulator packed with wise cracks and pop culture references, it’s a lot of fun to play. Not all of the humour lands but enough of it does to make this an easy recommendation to anyone who liked Untitled Goose Game.

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GameBlast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2021

Rain on Your Parade is an extremely fun and playful cloud simulator, excellent to be played with children. It will cause laughter in all types of players, be it casual with little contact with the gamer universe, or that hardcore player who will understand all subtle (and less so) references to the gaming industry itself. After all, who doesn't like to cause a good deal of confusion? Or raining coffee?

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AnaitGames
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 28, 2021

Funny and sweet, this game offers an enjoyable playground for chaos.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2021

Rain on Your Parade more or less delivers on what it promises. It's a clever and charming game that's bound to put a big, dumb smile on your face each time you ruin some unsuspecting person's day.

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Generación Xbox
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2021

Rain on Your Parade is an adventure game that puts you in control of an adorable little cloud with which you can deal out good and evil depending on your mood.

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TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2021

Rain On Your Parade is a clever little puzzle game that references and spoofs dozens of popular video games.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2021

Rain on Your Parade is a simple, funny little game. Its levels aren’t challenging, but many of them are clever and humorous. It’s especially worth picking up if you have kids that just like to wreak havoc in virtual worlds. But regardless of your age, there’s plenty of joy to be had in hitting people with thunder and turning them into big snowballs. What’s not to like about that?

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Luis Alamilla
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2021
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XboxEra
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2021

Rain on Your Parade is a wonderful little puzzle game with a lot of heart, imagination and some occasionally laugh out loud moments. While it won’t last forever, there’s more than enough here to enjoy on a rainy day and would certainly bring its own kind of sunshine.

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Rapid Reviews UK
May 6, 2021

Rain on Your Parade is the weather-based equivalent of Untitled Goose Game. You play as a mischievous cloud – aptly named “Cloudy” – whose goal is to annoy anyone and everyone who happens to be standing under them. If you think raining on people is a little dull, when you add in thunder, snow, and copious amounts of acid, petrol, fire, and even a little “Tactical Espionage Action” then Rain on Your Parade brings a whole new meaning to “cloud-based gaming”.

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Nintendo Life
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 27, 2021

There's something just a tiny bit cynical about the "please like me!!" cutesiness of Rain On Your Parade, but despite our best efforts we ended up doing so. Just. It coasts on "what will they do next?" novelty rather than any kind of meaty, significant gameplay, but sometimes that's okay. It's something new, which is appealing, and the toybox feel of the proceedings lends itself to a broad appeal – we can see young kids and people who vibe with its twee presentation getting a kick out of it. If you've had your fill of 'cutesy', though, you might find yourself hoping for a break in the clouds.

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Video Chums
Apr 16, 2021

As far as silly games where you mess with people go, Rain on Your Parade is a solid indie that's sure to make you smile.

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Checkpoint Gaming
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 12, 2021

Rain on Your Parade does what it sets out to do. It’s chaotic, ridiculous and allows you to ruin the day. The lack of cohesion between target market and style does make this slightly confusing to recommend. However, players of all ages will enjoy the simplistic but enjoyable gameplay. It’s a cute indie game with a great visual style but in many ways it also misses the mark just slightly. It lacks immersion with the jarring and seemingly pointless cutscenes and the jumping in and out of load screens. With a few design changes, Rain on Your Parade has the potential to gain better continuity and appeal to a wider audience. There’s something special and engaging here, but in its current state, it leaves me a little frustrated, confused and expecting more.

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