Planet of Lana Reviews

Planet of Lana is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 5.0
Jun 5, 2023

I really enjoyed the narrative and gameplay behind The Planet of Lana with Wishfully successfully drawing me into this wondrous yet dangerous alien world with its characters and story. As a result, you immediately relate to the young protagonist and equally heroic alien catlike creature who works in union with you to achieve your goals. Sure, there are some elements of frustration to be found along the way, particularly when you mistime a puzzle, become electrocuted by one of the invaders or fall to your death but thankfully respawn points are well placed and the only person to blame for these mistakes is you. So if you love thinking platformers with an equally beautiful story, then look no further because The Planet of Lana not only delivers but leaves you craving for more.

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9.6 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is a moving and intense videogame, capable of telling a story through images and delicates situations. Strengthened by a fluid and well-amalgamated gameplay, it offers always different and well-balanced puzzles. Must have absolutely.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2023

Planet of Lana is a game I had no idea what to expect from it. Just when I thought it would be a simple side-scroller, it subverted my expectations and turned into a highly engaging puzzler with emotional story moments. The sheer scale of the game and what it achieves is nothing short of incredible. Despite never knowing much of Lana, Elo, or Mui. The journey was one that I could never have expected and is an easy recommendation.

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4.6 / 5.0
May 25, 2023

Planet of Lana is short and sweet and never overstays its welcome. There was an onion or two cut in front of me by the time the credits rolled around. It is a remarkable debut effort from Wishfully Studios that is sure to delight with its gorgeous visuals, grand story, and brain-busting puzzles.

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May 22, 2023

"There's an undercurrent of mystery to the planet that I find myself wanting to bring to the surface"

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9 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is a wonderful puzzler with visuals that will leave you in awe, along with a stunning soundtrack and plenty of challenges.

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4.5 / 5.0
May 29, 2023

Studio Ghibli fans can also relish in the artwork and storyline of Planet of Lana, given that Wishfully co-founder took inspiration from the critically-acclaimed Spirited Away, amongst other films. At its core, it truly does feel like you are in a fascinating movie, only this time, you are the main character.

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9 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is an incredible journey. It's a down-to-earth traipse through a unique but endearing off-world setting, with tight pacing and excellent presentation underscoring a tale of camaraderie and familial devotion. Whether it's the incredible visuals or the stellar gameplay, it's worth your time.

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9 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

If you're looking for an unusual platform game, you've come to the right place. Planet of Lana is a successful harmony of unique gameplay, emotions, graphics and melody. The only shame is that it is so short.

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9 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is a pleasant surprise. It tells a compelling story with some unexpected twists, and it does so without the need to utter a word in a language we understand. The puzzles aren't obtuse enough to be frustrating, while the platforming never feels imprecise. To top it off, the presentation both looks and sounds amazing. Unless you dislike the entire genre, Planet of Lana is easily a contender for any "best of" lists this year.

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Gamefa
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2023

Planet of Lana is one of the best platformer / puzzle games in recent years. If you're looking for a delightful platformer experience filled with amazing moments, give it a try.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2023

The game is great and every aspect of the game is positive. It's not perfect though, having slight issues with the gameplay and story pacing. The good and fun things overwhelm the tiny amount of negative things making this game definitely worth buying.

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XboxEra
Harm0nica
9 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet Of Lana is a truly cinematic puzzle adventure as advertised. The package as a whole is delivered perfectly and leaves you wanting more upon completion. With out-of-this-world visuals, music, sound and puzzle variety this really is an ‘Off-Earth Odyssey’ that you cannot afford to miss. Developers Wishfully just delivered an indie masterpiece.

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90 / 100
May 22, 2023

Planet Of Lana is one of the best indie titles so far in 2023. It's epic, cinematic, responsive and can be completed in less than five hours, though this can be a con as well.

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9 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is one of the most charming, wonderful and endearing games that you’re going to play this year. It’s a game that most certainly is on your to-do list for 2023 and better still, it’s on Xbox Game Pass. So, go and pick it up already.

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9 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is an exciting adventure with well built puzzles, breathtaking set pieces, a stunning art style, and a score that underlines it all perfectly.

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9 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is a side-scrolling adventure of rare beauty, superbly blending simple but never predictable gameplay with highly inspired design and a soundtrack of the highest quality. A title that every video game lover should play.

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9 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is simply mesmerising, with the stunning world and engrossing puzzling ensuring it truly shines as a puzzle-platforming spectacle. Sure, it might not be the most original experience when it comes to the gameplay and it’s rarely challenging, but the variety and creativity it showcases ensures it still feels captivating to play – just don’t expect to see too many ideas that you wouldn’t have seen before. It didn’t stop Planet of Lana from being a wonderful experience though, and it’ll always stands out to me as one of the most beautiful games that I’ve ever played.

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8.9 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2024
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88 / 100
Jun 3, 2023

Planet of Lana today is a title that you have to play in this 2023, short, it may be, but an experience that will amaze you from beginning to end and leave you with a smile. In addition, it is part of Xbox Game Pass. Do not miss the opportunity.

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