Tunic Reviews

Tunic is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
VG247
Top Critic
Mar 16, 2022

It’s the perfect palate cleanser, taking anywhere between six and 20 hours, and absolutely essential if you’ve got a fondness for adventure games with a potion in their pocket, a cape around their neck, and a twinkle in their eye.

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GamingTrend
David Flynn
Top Critic
100 / 100
Mar 16, 2022

Tunic sits among the pinnacle of indie titles and is just as fun as it is cute and colorful. There are an astounding amount of secrets to discover in the game and, once you've found everything, you can easily play it again and again to do things in a different order using your knowledge. It's a delightful experience that I just can't get enough of.

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Mar 16, 2022

A stunningly beautiful homage to the golden age of 16-bit gaming, featuring razor sharp mechanics, excellent world design, challenging combat, clever puzzles, and an incredible score. Dripping with charm, confidence, and polished to a mirror sheen, Tunic is an adventure that is not to be missed.

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9.8 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2022

In gaming, it's often touted at specific genres, such as the <i>Metroidvanias</i> or <i>Roguelikes</i> of the space; pixel-powered knockoffs or homages to our favourites of yesteryear dotting the proverbial Indie landscape, servicing a wistful bit of throwback while also cashing in on its powerful pull.

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9.8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

Tunic brilliantly captures the feeling of that special childhood title that made you fall in love with video games.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2022

Shouldice and crew looked back to the past and pulled from the present to craft an endlessly engaging puzzle-box that's chock full of secrets, many of which I still haven't found. I can already hear the siren call of discovery pulling me back, and it sounds a lot like ambient techno. Are you curious enough to heed it?

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

Tunic’s cutesy aesthetic and tips of the hat to other games serve almost as a jumping-off point, a familiar-feeling touchstone to draw players in. Beyond that, the experience is entirely its own, with satisfying and challenging combat, secrets that gradually unfurl, and a quiet and contemplative story with its own twists and revelations.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

Tunic may have been a long time coming, but the wait was absolutely worth it. This little indie game has so much heart, and challenged me in more ways than I was expecting. The complete mystery of the world and how it lets the player discover things naturally without the hand-holding nature of most games is a breathe of fresh air. Its difficulty and lack of pushing the player through may turn some off, but trust me when I say that accomplishing the puzzles in this game are rewarding. For me, Tunic is an absolute must-have.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

TUNIC is perhaps the most fun I’ve had with a game in a long time. The depth within the puzzle design and the overall world has kept my brain whirring away whenever I’m not playing. The collaborative effort of working out the more difficult puzzles has been a highlight I’ll probably not experience again for a long time. This is matched wonderfully by the solid gameplay. While I can’t easily wipe my memory and start the game fresh, what a joy that would be, I can take comfort in the knowledge that TUNIC definitely holds more secrets than I’ve discovered during my time with it and that only makes me want to explore it more!

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2022

A unique game that communicates directly with our childhood through its superficial adventures and its darkest secrets. It has enough potential to please every indie lover and it exudes personality on all sides.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2022

Tunic is so magnificent in every way, from gameplay to visuals, that you can't do anything other than envy the its developer. This is without a doubt one of the year's absolute must plays.

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9.5 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2022

Un juego que toma cosas de aquí y de allá pero las hace suyas y construye cosas nuevas sobre éstas.

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93 / 100
Mar 25, 2022

Thanks to a fantastic world, and a series of magnificent puzzles, Tunic is positioned as one of the best independent games of 2022.

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9.2 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2022

Tunic is a beautiful game. Its gorgeous visuals, moving soundtrack, and charming environments lure you into a world of mystery and wonder. Exploring each environment is an absolute delight and the challenges that await you are ready to be overcome and defeated.

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Ryan McCaffrey
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2022

Tunic is an unapologetically challenging action-adventure game that is charming, multi-layered, and immensely rewarding to solve.

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9 / 10
Mar 16, 2022

Tunic harkens back to the 16-bit era with a challenging adventure full of discovery and wonder.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

It speaks the language of games gone by while injecting both modernity and its own personal twist.

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90 / 100
Mar 16, 2022

The best "Zelda" that isn't coming from Nintendo, an unique adventure both in visuals and presentation that puts on the table smart and intelligent ideas. A game that any adventure fan looking for a new challenge should play on Xbox or PC. As simple as that, go and play it. You won't be disappointed.

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TheSixthAxis
Steve C
Top Critic
9 / 10
Mar 24, 2022

Tunic had a lot to live up to after years of built up expectation, and it doesn't just meet them, it shatters them and stands out as one of the most joyous gaming experiences I've had in years. It takes a little while to feel at home in Tunic's gorgeously rendered world, but once it clicks and the secrets of the masterfully constructed in-game manual start to reveal themselves, the resulting game is up there with the likes of Zelda in terms of exploration and discoveries.

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9 / 10
Mar 16, 2022

Developer Finji has put together something special with this game, a game that lures players in with its adorable mascot character and delivers a deceptively difficult adventure.

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