Lil Gator Game Reviews

Lil Gator Game is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2023

Lil Gator Game is as short as it is sweet, with the main story lasting just under five hours, but that's all it needs to be. I loved exploring each nook and cranny of the world during that time for new friends, loot, and memories. By the time the story wrapped up, the game had delivered a poignant and touching message about balancing the important parts of our lives. Lil Gator Game isn't the best Zelda-like I've played, but it's probably the one that will stick with me for the longest.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 3, 2023

A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2022

Lil Gator Game is a charming exploration focused 3d platformer, but is held back by Switch performance.

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Unscored
Dec 15, 2022

Lil Gator Game is a short but sweet adventure set on a cosy island, with a loveable bunch of characters that had me laughing throughout.

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Unscored
Dec 15, 2022
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75 / 100
Dec 18, 2022

Lil Gator Game suffers from some minor frame rate drops and the music was a bit out of place. But, the overall package was pretty good. I’d recommend Lil Gator Game to young gamers – assuming they have willing parents who can help them read the objectives. I’d also recommend this to gamers looking for a chill, relaxing Legend of Zelda style game to tide them over until Tears of the Kingdom launches next year.

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Loved
Dec 14, 2022
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8 / 10
Dec 14, 2022

There are few games out there that successfully capture childlike wonder and imagination better than Lil Gator Game. Despite some minor issues with the writing and how directionless the adventure can feel at times, it's easy to forgive small frustrations when a game is as wonderfully charming from start to finish as this. Lil Gator is up there with the best indie games released this year and comes with a recommendation for anyone remotely interested in feeling like a kid again.

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10 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2022

Probably one of the cutest, most creative platformer titles I've had the pleasure of playing. There's no reason not to pick this game up!

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Recommended
Dec 19, 2022

Lil Gator Game tells an adorable story about childhood adventures, but also about growing up and friendship, even though it's far from being a video game for every player.

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Unscored
Jan 27, 2023

Lil Gator Game is just fantastic. A game about growing up with a cutesy coat of paint, show us how our priorities change when we grow up and with a innocent look remind us that sometimes... we just need to relax a little bit.

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Jan 24, 2023

Lil Gator Game will take about five hours to finish 100%, which I did without thinking thanks to some perfectly-timed, clever late-game item additions. Overall, Lil Gator Game is a memorable experience from start to finish and I’m still carrying a little bit of its charm around with me as I go about my days.

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4.5 / 5.0
Jan 19, 2023

Lil Gator Game is simple but entertaining, and will suck you in for hours of delightful, heart-warming, adventuring fun. Even if it’s missing a convenient feature or two, when all is said and done, you’ll wish you could play at the playground even longer. Hail, the lil gatoring hero!

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Dec 14, 2022

Still, if my only real complaint is that I wanted more, that shows just how much I enjoyed Lil Gator Game. Its unique approach to platforming and exploration, combined with its gorgeous visuals, heartfelt story, and charming characters make it one of my favourite gaming experiences of 2022.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2022

A story about growing up without losing the child in us, wrapped in a beautiful world full of fun and original characters that will make us smile more than once.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 5, 2023

Lil Gator Game is a cute, fun experience, good for a relaxing night after work. It reminds you to let go of the stresses of adulthood and to reconnect with your inner child, and the relaxing gameplay is complimented well by the charming writing. If you can get past the price point and the short length, Lil Gator Game is a fantastic little indie title that you’re sure to enjoy.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2022

MegaWobble's clearly inspired by A Short Hike and The Legend of Zelda for the charming Lil Gator Game, which usually works out well.

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90 / 100
Dec 14, 2022

Lil Gator Game isn’t a very long game, and will take 3-4 hours for standard completion, but those few hours are a good time that should make you smile. The game perfectly captures the way kids play and how quickly they’ll become your friends, such as by humoring a child who claims they’re invisible or helping someone get their mom off their phone so they can have the tea party they planned. It’s cute, it’s wholesome, and it’s highly recommendable.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2022

Lil Gator Game is a serene, no-compromise adventure that turns youthful playtime into a great journey. It's engaging to explore an island full of activities: climbing, swimming, gliding and other actions allow us to go almost anywhere. Other than that, it's hard not to be captivated by the concept of playing a pretend game filled with amusing dialogue. In the end, Lil Gator Game is a great pastime, you just have to be willing to let your inner child take over.

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Loved
Dec 14, 2022

Lil Gator Game, along with the host of other cozy indie games I’ve played and loved, are unique and special experiences that I’m glad I got to have. It’s so wonderful that finally gamers who don’t like a lot of the elements of AAA games can have a little piece of relaxing wonderful like Lil Gator Game and similar. I am so happy that indie games are much more able to reach audiences because my inner child was absolutely enthralled. While it’s a shame something so wonderful as this couldn’t have existed 20 years ago, indie developers are certainly making up for it now by releasing amazing, beautiful, wholesome, adorable, and nearly perfect games like this as passion projects. There is a lot of love in Lil Gator Game, and I can’t wait to see what this dev has in store for us next.

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