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Little Orpheus

The Chinese Room, Secret Mode
Dec 31, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Destructoid
7 / 10
Everyeye.it
7.8 / 10
TechRaptor
5 / 10
GameSpew
6 / 10
Bazimag
8 / 10
Thumb Culture
4 / 5
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Forbes
Unscored
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Little Orpheus Trailers

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Little Orpheus Accolades Trailer

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Little Orpheus - Launch Trailer | Apple Arcade


Little Orpheus Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Little Orpheus

Solid and definitely have an audience. There could be some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.

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Those looking for some kind of challenge will not find satisfaction in Little Orpheus, which, however, as at the time of its debut, remains an indie gem to which at least the admirers of narrative platform games, and of "sci-fantasy" stories in particular, should not turn their backs at all.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Little Orpheus' Cold War-era narrative captures the fun of vintage adventure serials, but its gameplay is as rewarding as a Soviet breadline.

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I can’t quite recommend Little Orpheus, and not just because of its unfortunate choice of narrative given the current climate. Its story is at least told in an interesting way, and it presents you a colourful, well-realised fantasy world to explore. But its platforming is dull and uninspired; you’ve seen it all before in other games. Though being inside a whale is cool, I guess.

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Although Little Orpheus's platforming gets a bit repetitive, The Chinese Room Studio plays to its strength with a knack for interesting storytelling, and here we are presented with a funny and engaging story that features brilliant voice acting and a world with eye-cathing visuals and an excellent orchestral score.

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Thumb Culture

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Thumb Culture

Little Orpheus delivers on The Chinese Rooms’ goal of crafting the types of games that we love and are familiar with but delivering them with their own brand of twist. An epic tale filled with humour, gorgeously designed worlds and truly stellar score and voice acting.

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Little Orpheus is an adventure that dazzles the eyes and diverts the ears but fails to impress the thumbs.

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Forbes

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Unscored
Forbes

Sure, right now might not be the best time to root for an eccentric Russian with a loose grip on reality, but that’s the least of its issues. In its quest to make a casual and fun encounter, Little Orpheus over-relies its strongest assets–great voice acting, an intriguing script, beautiful art, and engaging gameplay–and doesn’t hit these highs with its core gameplay.

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