McPixel 3 Reviews
McPixel 3's fast-paced retro-inspired adventure fails to capture the charm of the games it parodies.
McPixel 3 is frantic fun. The mixture of minigame madness and point-and-click puzzles deliver ridiculous outcomes which continue to amuse throughout its relatively short run time. Frustration can build, especially with its often bizarre solutions, however, the humor quickly overrides this. Even though some jokes don’t land, it’s sure to make you laugh, particularly if you enjoy silly and slapstick comedy.
It's a one-of-a-kind experience, and an easy recommendation for anyone open to some cheap laughs in a world where the points don’t matter.
McPixel 3 is a gag-heavy mashup of microgames and '90s adventure puzzles. It works when relying on speed and insanity, but its repetition and heavy reliance on trial-and-error solutions and gross-out humor will turn all but a few players away before completion.
McPixel 3 delivers a unique brand of humor that you can't find anywhere else, but it's sometimes a struggle to work past its aging mechanical structure.
I cannot stress enough how happy I am that Devolver decided to breathe some life into this (potential?) franchise. McPixel 3 is the perfect follow-up to a largely underappreciated game from the mid 2000s. Yes, it has some shortcomings, but it’s still an unexpectedly fun game, especially when you consider that it was made by only one person. Sos Sosowksi, I applaud your efforts and am eagerly awaiting the next McPixel game.
Embrace the madness, and join McPixel through loads of silly puzzles, peeing on things, and violence
McPixel 3 is a game that seems to give voice and presence to its creator's insanity. Because it is very focused on an overly snarky type of humor, it is not a type of game that is easily recommended for all players, but those who like humorous point-and-clicks will probably enjoy it a lot.
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For what it is, it is a fun game, especially for people with a sillier style of humor. It’s not a game I could play constantly but could jump on every now and then. Some frustrating solutions are included for the sake of comedy, which did not outweigh the answer to the puzzle.
McPixel 3 is a great choice for those looking for something more casual and light for their gaming moments. With a predominant and often exaggerated humor, this indie title has a unique and unpretentious vibe that yields good laughs and a little work for those who want to complete it. You can play while eating popcorn, but be careful not to get butter on your controller.
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McPixel 3 is an intensely fast and fun time. It’s that point and click adventure game that us 80s/90s kids would have talked about on the playground alongside Mortal Kombat, swapping stories about potential fatalities and gags to discover and giggling at the crude humor. I’m struggling to think of who this game wouldn’t appeal to — a labor of love that just about anyone will find interesting (or at least funny). If you’re ready to save the day — or die, die again trying — the titular hero in McPixel 3 could certainly use the help (before he explodes… again).
Overall, McPixel 3 is something nice for an in-between period. It’s short and not too complicated, but plenty enjoyable with some weird hijinks. The scenarios you encounter are all pretty unique, and the gags you can find will probably give you a few laughs per round, at least. If you’re looking for a shorter but weirder adventure that would feel right at home with its own laugh track, check out McPixel 3.
I’m curious to see what more there is to McPixel 3. There’s a lot of it I’ve still got to try out and witness the chaotic results of. The slice that I saw so far has been positively silly, borderline crazy… pretty much what Devolver’s so great at fishing up.
Potty humor and explosions are the name of the game in this series of random point-and-click sequences. Trial and error trumps logic, and pee conquers all.
Summarizing McPixel 3 in this piece of text is not easy. Super-crazy adventure, mega-crazy, and worthy of that real image hero that is Johnny Sins. Like him, McPixel will live all kinds of adventures and situations that he will face in more ways, although he will solve others like him. But most importantly, giving a fun game, which is enjoyed advancing and progressing, unlocking levels, getting secrets and curiosities. I firmly believe that we are facing one of the adventures of 2022, for one reason or another.
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Ten years is far too long to go without a new McPixel game, but it has been so worth the wait to get something so unabashedly silly. It’s a joyous adventure from start to finish, retaining all of its charm along the way. McPixel’s greatest skill is that of self-preservation, and uncovering all the ways is endlessly amusing. McPixel 3 has a true sense of progression from its open-world to the scenarios, it feels more like a proper game this time around. McPixel 3 combines the ineptitude of MacGruber with the last-minute saves of MacGuyver in totality, and does so with great unpredictability.