The Last Case of Benedict Fox Reviews

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IGN
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
May 3, 2023

The Last Case of Benedict Fox is a disappointingly uneven Metroidvania that’s just as likely to engage as it is to enrage.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
54 / 100
May 2, 2023

Intriguing puzzles aside, this metroidvania is plagued with systems that seem designed to frustrate.

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May 4, 2023

The Last Case of Benedict Fox could be a great game, but it's let down by its own confused execution.

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6 / 10
May 11, 2023

The Last Case of Benedict Fox's incredible lore and art direction are regularly hampered by mediocre combat and platforming mechanics.

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6.7 / 10.0
May 10, 2023

The Last Case of Benedict Fox is undermined by some rather significant flaws in platforming and combat, but the atmosphere is remarkable and the mix of exploration and puzzles makes it an atypical (even if flawed) metroidvania.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2024

The Last Case of Benedict Fox on PS5 is a huge improvement on last year's release, with fluid and responsive combat being its best feature.

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7 / 10.0
May 3, 2023

The Last Case of Benedict Fox has some smart puzzles and a great art style, but it's let down by repetitive combat and unresponsive traversal.

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85 / 100
May 19, 2023

The premise is exciting! You're Benedict Fox, and demonic friend, taking on a case about a murder, a secret society, and more. This game is not for the faint of heart when it comes to puzzles and problem solving. You can get frustrated easily if you don't breathe, but it's a challenging kind of frustration and fun. If you love puzzle games and platformers, this will be a must play. And if you love lore, it has that in droves. While it has moments of feeling directionless, don't worry. Just walk around and you're bound to find something you haven't seen before.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2024

With great art direction and fun, though infuriating, puzzles. The Last Case Of Benedict Fox is a fun Metroidvania with great brain teasers and entertaining combat. It just takes a while to experience the best parts of the game. Exploration is fun but suffers in places like the combat and puzzles. But it doesn't keep the game from being fun all the same.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
6 / 10
May 14, 2023

We got an adventure with some interesting episodes, bad combat mechanics and annoying monsters that are superfluous for immersion in the narrative. Puzzles and atmosphere can grab your attention, but for this you have to be a big fan of the mystical things.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2023

The Last Case of Benedict Fox is a videogame with an interesting and well-presented storyline. Net of some critical issues in the combat system and an uncertainty in the progression, what is offered is still good.

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74 / 100
May 9, 2023

The Last Case of Benedict Fox marries beautiful art and some excellent puzzles to a confounding narrative and sometimes frustrating mechanics. Had it been a pure adventure puzzle game it might have fared better. The game’s platforming and combat are unrefined elements in an otherwise intriguing conception.

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73 / 100
May 9, 2023

The Last Case of Benedict Fox brings Lovecraft's universe to our consoles. Get ready to live a dark and mysterious adventure while reliving the memories of some murdered people.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 1, 2023

Ultimately, our encounter with The Last Case of Benedict Fox gave us mixed feelings. On the one hand we find an interesting plot, embellished with some tasty twist and framed by an extremely fascinating setting.

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May 3, 2023

The Last Case of Benedict Fox was clearly crafted with love as it nails what it is to be a fantastic Metroidvania, wrapping it up in a Lovecraftian murder mystery. Every part of this game feeds wonderfully into the others, creating a great experience that is only really let down by some mechanical inconsistencies.

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6.3 / 10.0
May 5, 2023

Story premise and good puzzles aside, The Last Case of Benedict Fox is a wasted opportunity. With stiff controls, inaccurate hitboxes, slow inputs and many gameplay hiccups, it's a game that should have stayed in development longer.

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3.8 / 5.0
May 4, 2023

The Last Case of Benedict Fox will be a good experience for Lovecraft and detective fans, if they aren't too picky with their games.

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8 / 10.0
May 3, 2023

There's something wildly thoughtful and provocative about The Last Case of Benedict Fox. You'll find it within this wondrous 2.5D Metroidvania platformer's beautiful world that is oozing life despite death being front and center. It only wavers in its messy combat experiences with the shadow forces of limbo. Despite this particular fault, there's still plenty to love.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2023

As an AA title, The Last Case of Benedict Fox offers a lot of value, and its inclusion in Microsoft Game Pass makes it available to a wider range of audience. It may not revolutionize the Metroidvania genre, but creates a lot of potential for future games to take advantage of.

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5 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2023

Visually stunning Metroidvania that manages to be as entertaining as itisfrustrating. And while it was entertaining for the most part, it itultimately failed to deliver a satisfying conclusion.

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