The Gunk header image
Want
Played
Favorite

The Gunk

Image & Form, Thunderful Publishing
Dec 16, 2021 - PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
Easy Allies
6.5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
GamesRadar+
3 / 5
Game Informer
7 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
Destructoid
6 / 10
Spread the word:


The Gunk Trailers

The Gunk - Launch Trailer thumbnail

The Gunk - Launch Trailer

The Gunk: Official Gameplay Trailer | Xbox GamesCom 2021 Event thumbnail

The Gunk: Official Gameplay Trailer | Xbox GamesCom 2021 Event


The Gunk Screenshots



Critic Reviews for The Gunk

IGN

7 / 10.0
Tom Marks

The Gunk is a simple little platforming adventure full of malicious messes that are plenty fun to clean up.

Read full review

Rewild an alien world in this elegant and thoughtful game.

Read full review

Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Too familiar, too easy, and too short but if you're looking for an undemanding time waster on Game Pass you can certainly do worse than The Gunk.

Read full review

Rani and Becks are an appealing duo to share adventures with, but they deserve something more exciting than The Gunk has to offer.

Read full review

Nothing here will surprise seasoned gamers but The Gunk has enough diverting action and puzzle-solving in its brief runtime to keep players' attention

Read full review

Cleaning up the titular Gunk is satisfying, but the rest of the game surrounding it is routine and overly familiar.

Read full review

There is nothing fundamentally wrong with The Gunk. It works from a technical standpoint and it isn’t the worst way you can spend about five hours of your time. But I just can’t muster up any sort of authentic excitement about it. If it were funnier or cleverer or more challenging, I could maybe start to see it as a title I could recommend. But as it is, the best I can do is pay it that slightly backhanded compliment of saying it’s perfect for Game Pass.

Read full review