Percentile Rank

A Boy and His Blob is ranked in the 24th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

20%

Critics Recommend

Based on 5 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

Video Chums
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2016

Although I have nothing but fond memories of A Boy and His Blob, replaying it made me remember how maddening it is.

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TrustedReviews
Jan 21, 2016

This particular remaster doesn't quite do enough to boost the graphics, but the game underneath has lost nothing of its charm or heart. The simple controls and gentle difficulty curve make it very welcoming, but there's enough complexity and optional challenge to keep you interested long-term. This is a thoroughly rewarding remake – and one that leaves us hoping for a brand new game.

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Pure Xbox
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 27, 2016

Puzzle platformers are a dime a dozen in the modern era of gaming, but there's nothing that feels quite like A Boy and His Blob. Taking advantage of blob's shape-shifting abilities to solve environmental puzzles, while seeking hidden treasures that unlock challenge stages, is mentally stimulating and very rewarding. Even though a handful of issues do frequently nag at you throughout the course of the adventure, they don't weigh the game down enough to keep it from a recommendation.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 27, 2016

This punch-pulling retro update is charming and beautiful but doesn't quite have the mind to match.

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Destructoid
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2016

Those are the qualities that make the game more tolerable than it would otherwise be. Without much option of anything besides leaning on the NES version's method of using Blob (a non-playable character) as the means of gameplay execution, WayForward's take on A Boy and His Blob is frustratingly imprecise and inaccurate. But, by deviating a bit and adding the jellybean wheel, it killed any momentum and turned the game into a slog. That is truly the worst of both worlds.

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