TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT header image
Want
Played
Favorite

TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT

Sega, Game Freak
Jul 21, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
Polygon
8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10
GameTrailers
8 / 10
Spread the word:

GamesPlanet
Fanatical
Voidu


TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT Media

TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT - Announcement Trailer thumbnail

TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT - Announcement Trailer

TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT Screenshot 1


Critic Reviews for TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Not being able to live up to such lofty rivals is no great shame, of course. Tembo is simply a very pretty, and pretty good, game, albeit one that never quite lives up to its early promise. That alone makes it the best platformer that Sega has released in years, and for that Game Freak deserves our thanks.

Read full review

Tembo stumbles at times, but its overall charm, and moments of rhythmic zen keep it fun throughout.

Read full review

A few flaws short of a modern platforming classic, but although Tembo isn't perfect he is exactly as badass as promised.

Read full review

Though there are a couple of interesting gameplay twists, Tembo the Badass Elephant is largely a no-frills nod to old-school platformers – for better or worse

Read full review

Tembo the Badass Elephant is a surprising new direction for Game Freak that pays off

Read full review

Tembo's big action setpieces prove the old adage that great things come in small packages.

Read full review

Tembo the Badass Elephant is a really enjoyable game at its core, but it can get tiring to replay the same stage five times over just to grind out a few kills to see the next set of levels. It's an odd design choice for sure, but most of you will probably enjoy dashing through unsuspecting Phantom Soldiers and butt stomping them into oblivion regardless.

Read full review

Tembo: The Badass Elephant may be a bit short and straightforward, but the gameplay is solid and the destruction is satisfying. Game Freak has played to their strengths and designed a character that feels immediately iconic. We hope to see more from Tembo in the future as this powerful pachyderm is popping with potential.

Read full review