Klaus Reviews

Klaus is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Jan 20, 2016

KLAUS is an impressive puzzle platformer that constantly defies the player's expectations. Building up mechanics only to break them, La Cosa Entertainment has crafted one of the most interesting platformers in quite some time.

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4.5 / 5.0
Feb 6, 2016

Klaus is, in a word, brilliant. While it may not exactly win the hearts of those who don't like the 2D platformer style, it's an expertly-designed addition to the genre that creates a challenging experience without ever seeming insurmountable.

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8.8 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2016

Klaus is the best 2D platformer that I've played in a long time.

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85 / 100
Jan 30, 2016

Klaus is a thought-provoking platformer that usurps expectations and will stick with you long after you've finished playing.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2016

Klaus is a subversive, ingenious little puzzle platformer that shouldn't be missed by anyone who claims to be a fan of video games. The nods to common tropes in the medium serve as both a bit of cerebral humor and as the basis for some truly inspired bits of level design, and the presentation blends excellent sprite work with flashy film-inspired animation. Minor annoyances, like the touchpad feeling a bit cumbersome and some irritating audio design, shouldn't keep players away from this masterful little piece of gaming love.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2016

Klaus is a delightful platformer stuffed with thought-provoking dialogue and ingenious level design. Its difficulty curve and control options could have used some adjustment, but this is an overall remarkable title with plenty to offer to those looking for a fresh take on the genre

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2020

Klaus is an impeccable experience from top to bottom. Platforming is engaging and tight, the puzzles will keep you on your toes, and the story offers up something that matches mind-blowing tales such as Limbo or Inside. The struggle with managing all the moving parts and some unfortunate flashing lights aren't enough to bring this one down too far on the list of stellar platforming experiences on the Nintendo Switch.

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8.3 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2016

With enjoyable puzzles and an enthralling narrative, playing Klaus is a delight from start to finish

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8.3 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2016

Klaus is yet another example of the great 2D platformers to emerge from the indie scene of the last 10 years. Its interesting story adorned with well-crafted visuals and fun and varied gameplay is the perfect match for the genre. Despite some problems with its pace, it is highly recommended if some of your favorite games of recent years include Braid, Limbo, Super Meat Boy and Thomas Was Alone.

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80 / 100
Jan 27, 2016

The style of this game is what drew me in at the start. Flashy animations with a unique design that reminds me a bit of a cartoon film noir.

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8 / 10
Mar 3, 2016

Conventionally speaking, Klaus is a game like many others. It has some action, and a plot, and a few boss fights. But the way that it presents its story, and the way that the story is able to form a reflection of itself in the mind of the player, is unlike most games I've experienced. One might even call it bizarre. In the span of six to eight hours, Klaus goes from being a platformer, another title in one of the most universal gaming genres imaginable, to an experience well outside the realm of expectation. Players who want a simple platforming game will find a few twists on the old formulas, but those who are open to discovering a deeper meaning within games, specifically those who often associate themselves with a game's protagonist, will find much and more to enjoy with Klaus.

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8 / 10
Feb 5, 2016

It's hard to not love Klaus. It's one of those games that sneaks up on you from out of nowhere and puts a big smile on your face because of how surprisingly good it is

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4 / 5
Feb 9, 2016

KLAUS is ultimately intriguing enough to hold your attention, whether it be played through once, multiple times, or even as a speed run.

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75%
Feb 25, 2016

KLAUS is a successful debut of a small studio with a big heart. The game won't let you go until you reach the end credits. Giving Klaus a chance is worth it because good platformers are rarer and rarer.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2016

Klaus combines various elements of different genres and combines them in stellar fashion in a fresh and unique twist.

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7.4 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2016

Overall Klaus is a solid linear, story-based platformer. Hardcore players of platformers looking for a challenge should look elsewhere. From a mysterious story to solid yet fun gameplay, Klaus is a game that should be enjoyable for anyone.

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GameSpot
Top Critic
7 / 10
Feb 29, 2016

Klaus is an unusual, post-modern platformer that reflects on what it means to be alive.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2016

Klaus is a really fascinating game, full of nice little touches, but with flawed controls and some frustrating moments.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2016

One of the most inventive puzzle platformers in years thanks to the way it constantly defies expectations, but the story is nowhere near as interesting as the game design, and it goes on for far too long.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2016

A solid debut title for La Cosa Entertainment, KLAUS looks good and tells its story very well. A bit too easy for seasoned players, which feels unrewarding, but still plenty to like about this quirky platformer.

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