Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

69%

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Based on 13 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2021

It's not for everyone, but by goodness it is great that things like Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective are being made.

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75 / 100
Jul 13, 2021

Labyrinth City: Pierre, the Maze Detective, is an enjoyable experience that combines intelligent-level design and a charming art style. The lovely setting, packed with detail, is a joy to explore even though it lacks any real challenge. With several collectibles in each level, there is some replayability. However, I would be surprised if many revisit the game after completing it. That being said, each moment of the roughly 3-hour story was an absolute joy. Although a little repetitive, I loved perusing the world, inspecting the oddities, and marveling at the landscape. Fans of the franchise will be enamored with this interpretation of the books, and newcomers will fall in love with the world. Due to this, I would recommend getting lost in Labyrinth City.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2021

It's hard to find much fault with this ambitious, albeit niche, game beyond the fact that you'll wish there were more of it. Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective dazzles with so much creativity, you'll never think of mazes the same way again. It's a bit cheaper than one of the books and much livelier, thanks to the brilliant audio/visual touches. Replay perks also broaden the audience who might not gravitate towards the books. If it looks interesting to you, don't let plot concerns or repetitiveness scare you off. I'm confident you won't be disappointed with your purchase. I hope to see another entry soon!

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8 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2021

Labyrinth City is a great children's video game, with enough to do to appeal to adults looking to relax, though a few off-color characters are off-putting.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2021

Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is the first game based on the hit series of children's books. So how well does the book translate to the interactive world? It's childlike at its core, but has plenty of charm for all ages.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

It’s only a simple game, but it’s hard to sit down with Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective and not be taken in by its charm. Its labyrinths never frustrate, instead opting to entertain players with unadulterated humour as they make their way through them. And when coupled with both a quirky soundtrack and sumptuous 2D visuals that are a treat for the eyes, you have an easy-going puzzle adventure that’s suitable for all ages and skill levels. A feel-good gem, that’s what Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is.

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7.1 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2021

For a laidback casual gaming experience, few games offer as much delightful sights and silly shenanigans as Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective so if you want a simple game to chill with after a long day, I recommend giving it a go.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is the game that captures the best of the original book series of ‘Pierre the Maze Detective’. It breathed life into the paperback maze craze of the original. The overall gameplay time is relatively short but you will get the best animated and memorable experience and interactions that aren’t like any other puzzle solving, maze revolving games out there.

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Jul 15, 2021

Labyrinth City is fun, puzzley at points and packed full of chuckle moments as you dissect the lovely world around you. But the game is a bit of a one-trick pony and it won’t be too long before you tire and move on to another Switch game.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2021

Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is a unique and charming experience that’ll appeal to both younger and older gamers. I had a whole lot of fun exploring its selection of beautiful environments, whilst the sheer level of interactivity each one offered ensured there was plenty for players to discover. The only real problem came with how easy the game could be, though it’s hard to hold that against Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective too much – especially since the gameplay itself is meant to be simple and appeal to all ages. With the gorgeous visuals, abundance of collectibles, and charming world, there’s plenty to love about this whimsical adventure. Whether you’re looking for a fun little game to play with your kids or just fancy exploring some mazes yourself, Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is definitely worth adding to your Nintendo Switch library.

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