Percentile Rank

I Am Bread is ranked in the 13th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 37 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

57

Top Critic Average

19%

Critics Recommend

Based on 37 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

TheXboxHub
Feb 16, 2017

I Am Bread is a brilliantly funny, unique game which will make you laugh out loud.

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Sirus Gaming
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2016

I Am Bread is a fun and truly challenging game if you don't mind the amount of frustration it brings. Simple yet it can definitely give out hours of gameplay, depending on how much it would take before you reach your ragequit threshold. I Am Bread is highly recommended for anyone to give it a try, especially those gaming masochists who are into these kinds of will-crumblingly hard games.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2015

I Am Bread arrives after a slew of physics-based "comedy" titles, but is nonetheless a winner thanks to compelling play and a shockingly-decent story.

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GameSpew
8 / 10
GameSpew

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 17, 2015

I Am Bread includes clever touches of story and world-building that add an intriguing context to keep things fresh

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Bit Cultures
77%
77%
Sep 25, 2015

Playing I am Bread can be both sweet and sourdough, but you definitely will feel the game was made waffle love. There is a lot of attention to detail pancaked into each level. Although the game may leave you in a pretzel during some stages as you get stuck between a crumpet and hard place, there is always a different mode to panini the game in to bruschetta your skills.

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Checkpoint
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2015

This is hardly a game i can recommend to anyone. But it is definitely one of the most fun, crazy, silly games i've ever played. If you enjoy games like Katamari Damacy, Surgeon Simulator, Octodad, this is a game you might enjoy.

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IGN
7.2 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7.2 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2015

Turning the simple act of making toast into a Herculean task, I Am Bread is as vexing as it is irresistible.

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SelectButton
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 6, 2015

With everything being said I am Bread is still an entertaining romp. Although I've had to restart levels a couple of times, I enjoyed taking a slice of bread on a journey of fulfilling its life goal of being toast (and destroying the man's house in the process).

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KnowTechie
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2015

That's the thing with I am Bread. It's a game for video game masochists. It's fun in small 15 minute spurts, which it can mostly be played in, but really feels to captivate for any sort of time after that. Fortunately, that brief amount of time can be spent playing with the baguette and smashing your problems away.

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NZGamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2015

Admittedly I am Bread is limited by its own choice of object. A slice of bread isn't exactly the prime candidate for platforming - it comes with certain mechanical consequences. As such the game can sometimes feel like a victim of its own creativity, but I am thankful it tried anyway.

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MonsterVine
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Apr 23, 2015

I Am Bread is a goofy, buggy, physics adventure that shows the determination of a piece of bread to become toast. With multiple ways to play and solve the games many puzzles, I Am Bread can easily entertain for hours. Unfortunately, clunky controls, difficulty spikes and unintentional bugs can make the experience unbearable at times.

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PCWorld
May 10, 2015

I am Bread is clever but ultimately shallow, relying on its gimmick more than anything else. But it's a pretty hilarious gimmick.

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Game Rant
Apr 15, 2015

'I Am Bread' packs a surprising amount of entertainment, and those who find themselves curious about the game won't be disappointed with its value if they take the plunge.

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Geeks Under Grace
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2015

I am Bread is an odd indie game that will have you manipulating your environment to light your world on fire. Well designed levels and a subtle but entertaining story round out a worthwhile physics game.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2015

I am Bread is initially a very frustrating game to play, but it makes up for it by being full of charm and character. While the controls may never become second nature, there is a lot of fun to be had in Bossa Studios' second PS4 game. While it's still a patch or two away from being an easy recommendation (fix that camera!), I am Bread is still worth a purchase if you are looking for a fun title in the vein of Surgeon Simulator.

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Gaming Nexus
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 20, 2015

Gamers shouldn't be fooled by the lighthearted premise of I am Bread as both difficult controls and gameplay mechanics result in continual frustration. I am Bread would have been better off as a funny, short gimmick and not a complete game focused around the premise of being a bread slice.

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TechRaptor
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 11, 2015

The game's system is simply un-fun, its controls are unfair, and it's premise, though novel, un-engaging.

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COGconnected
65 / 100
65 / 100
Sep 11, 2015

I Am Bread is for a very special kind of gamer. It's for a patient soul, someone who appreciates the absurd, and someone who wants a break from the norm. I appreciate I Am Bread for what it is and the hilarity that comes along with physics based games. But it's a take it or leaven it deal in this case. Either you'll love I Am Bread for its quirky charm, or you'll hate it for it's challenging and thin gameplay.

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Digital Chumps
6.2 / 10.0
6.2 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2015

The joy of I Am Bread is the frustration that you have to go through to get to its goals . The wacky control scheme and the uncooperativeness of it all is a planned design, as well as the driving point for the game. Much like Bossa Studios' Surgeon Simulator, which is more about the complication of trying to perform surgery with individually assigned buttons for fingers, I Am Bread is lighter version of that same concept where it's not quite as frustrating, but still nonetheless a chore to play through.

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Kinglink Reviews
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Jun 15, 2018

The newest game from the team that brought you Surgeon Simulator. It’s a game about mastering the controls. However, It doesn’t have a silliness that it implies, though it has a good challenge.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
6 / 10
Aug 25, 2015

The best bread simulator ever made, and despite the rampant silliness there's some inspired gameplay mechanics and level design baked in.

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DualShockers
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2015

I am Bread is a hilariously absurd game that offers great fun in short bursts, although the title does suffer by never being more than a gimmick game as it lacks overall longevity.

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Kill Screen
60 / 100
60 / 100
Apr 29, 2015

We live in an age of endless possibilities, especially when it comes to possibilities that don't better civilization in any mountable way or save the planet from its inevitable ghoul-faced doom. You can be a cat or a duck or a goat or a rock in a videogame! You can be all kinds of things! You can be bread. I can be bread. I can be destructive. I am destructive. I am bread.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 23, 2015

Amidst the recent spate of so-called simulators, I Am Bread manages to stand out as one of the more ludicrous creations. The controls are relatively easy to grasp and once you're done with the main missions, the extra modes put a different twist on proceedings, but as always with these games, it's really at its best when you can share the nonsense with others.

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PlayStation Universe
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2015

I Am Bread is a sandwich short of a picnic, but it's the quirkiness that makes it fun. An awkward control scheme, repetition and frame-rate issues suck some of that fun away, but if you're up for a few laughs then you could do a lot worse than going on a quest to become toast.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Apr 28, 2015

Sure Bread has a personality. I am Bread proves that perfectly.

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TrustedReviews
Apr 23, 2015

So the appeal of I Am Bread is down to how much of a desire you have to laugh at your own efforts – especially since the game grades your progress through every level (and it's tough to grade higher than a 'D'). If that's your speed, you'll have a ball. If you feel like the game is laughing at you, you'll probably become incredibly frustrated in a matter of minutes. Go make some toast. Depending on how you responded to the above paragraphs you'll know how that sentiment is meant.

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PC Gamer
58 / 100
58 / 100
Apr 20, 2015

More game than you might expect, but still best played for an audience.

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GameSpot
5 / 10
5 / 10
Apr 22, 2015

In I Am Bread, both the joke and the game carry on far too long.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Aug 31, 2015

I Am Bread is a quirky title that can be a lot of bun at times, and it will certainly fill a hole before a much more substantial meal comes along. However, the title's control, camera, and performance issues do put a dampener on things, so unless you absolutely love silly experiences of this ilk, we'd recommend keeping your dough in your wallet and putting it towards something a little less stale.

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GamesRadar+
Aug 25, 2015

I Am Bread's amusing premise quickly shows signs of mold. Early giggles hide a frustrating game with control issues, wonky physics, and a lack of meaningful content. It's simply not fun to play.

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Cubed3
4 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

4 / 10
Sep 16, 2015

Whilst the originality of the game and its design can be seen, along with some humorous points to it, this alone doesn't warrant the need or want to download it - certainly not at the price tag it comes with. As a free download, it might (at a push) be worth the punt for a quick laugh between groups of friends, but that's where its potential starts and ends. Sadly, after little consideration, I am Bread lands butter side down.

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games(TM)
4 / 10
4 / 10
Jun 3, 2015

This bug-filled bread leaves a bad taste in our mouth

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Hardcore Gamer
2 / 5.0
2 / 5.0
Apr 14, 2015

I wanted to like I Am Bread. Heck, I thought early builds were surprisingly solid, but this full release didn't just avoid fixing many of the issues, but actually made them worse.

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ZTGD
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2015

I Am Bread seems to have been developed for crazy people, or for those that hate themselves. Sure, there is a challenge to be found here, but the rewards don't justify the means. It simply doesn't compare to its peers. It has none of Octodad's humour and none of Surgeon Simulator's irony. It's just a joke that seems to have gone stale.

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TrueAchievements
Jan 27, 2017

While the novelty is good for a few laughs, once that wears off, I Am Bread is a loaf of sourdough that's nine parts frustrating and one part fun.

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Destructoid
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2015

Still, when I think about I am Bread as a whole, I'm reluctant to say it's good. It's a silly idea and it seems like developer Bossa Studios had a lot of fun building all of the different modes, but I wish I were having that much fun playing it.

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