Percentile Rank

Rabi-Ribi is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Dragnix
Essential
Essential
Jan 30, 2016
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GameSoulz
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 28, 2017

Rabi-Ribi is definetely not a bad Metroidvania, it´s actually a pretty damn fine one. Featuring silly ideas mixed with silly, adorable art, classic gameplay, spiced up by great unique features and a giant explorable world full of secrets. Because of these great things, it´s easy to forget about the below average story, weak characters, strange upgrade pacing and minimal technical issues. During my 15 hours long playhtrough, I absolutely loved Rabi-Ribi for its bunny girls (who doesn´t love chibis?) and great gameplay and it´s a great fit for the Vita.

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Scored Reviews

Rice Digital
Rice Digital
Kitsumeda

Top Critic

Sep 27, 2017

Almost every aspect of Rabi-Ribi is unbelievably polished. The developers are still working hard adding new content with updates even a year after its original release. While it is a shame that both the PS4 and Vita versions are little more than ports, the games are priced at an affordable £24.99 and £15.99 respectively. Rabi-Ribi is a refreshing gem in today's market and is a must buy for all owners of these systems.

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GamePitt
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2020

Rabi-Ribi may suffer from a convoluted storyline, but this can be overlooked due to its lively energy and exciting gameplay. I’m a strong believer in the whole ‘bang for your buck’ mentality, Rabi-Ribi is $29.99 and easily comes packed with more content than some AAA titles costing twice as much. It simply has tons of content, lots of replay value, and it’s super addictive – even at full price, it’s a steal. I can’t recommend this title enough, and with the amount of content and gameplay, it’s a must for not only Metroidvania addicts but anyone who owns a Switch, PS4, PS Vita or PC. This certainly is a ‘must-try and buy’ Switch title.

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10 / 10
Feb 19, 2016

Rabi-Ribi is a fantastic love letter to Touhoumania fans, but at its core, it's an exceptional platformer that's so well designed it'd make Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya blush. Rabi-Ribi manages to blend multiple concepts together and distil them into something entirely unique, which is a rare sight these days. The difficulty is firm but fair, and the optional help solidifies that. Its Touhou-inspired cast may be too much for some players, but if you can stomach through its aesthetic, you'll experience one of the best indie titles of 2016, bar none. You'd be doing yourself a massive disservice by not giving Rabi-Ribi a shot.

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GameSpew
90%
90%
Aug 29, 2017

Rabi-Ribi's magic really lies in being relevant right now, as an innovative, deep and well-crafted 2D platformer complete with cutesy retro/Anime artstyle. It's incredibly good fun to play, engaging and witty, easy to pick up and almost impossible to put down.

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Gamer Escape
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 7, 2016

Look past the overly-saccharine exterior, and you have an excellent game that marks a strong start for indie releases in 2016.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

Rabi-Ribi is a brilliant blend of metroidvania and bullet hell with nice visuals and a catchy story and a great difficulty curve.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

Although the bullet hell action can be too intense at times, those that persevere and see Erina's adventure to the end will be rewarded with one of the best titles in the genre.

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

Although Rabi-Ribi presents itself as a light-hearted adventure about chibi animals, it's actually a frantic, bullet-hell RPG under the hood. It might be the best modern Metroidvania title we've seen in years.

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Video Chums
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

Don't let its strange premise fool you; if you're a fan of Metroidvania games then Rabi-Ribi is a must-play game.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

I was happy to find that Rabi-Ribi was, on the whole, a totally unexpected and delightful discovery for me on PS4. While I wasn't enthused by what I initially saw in trailers and such, I found myself happily proven wrong by the actual content.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 17, 2019

Rabi-Ribi is a fantastic Metroidvania that injects a whole heap of originality into a genre that's arguably a bit overdone at this point. The bullet-hell boss battles are thrilling, the soundtrack is absolutely superb, and the RPG mechanics are really useful without being overwhelming. On the negative side, the storyline fails to excite, and we would have liked a bit more variety with the character design, but overall this is a great, 'feel good' game that deserves to be played if you're after a different flavour of Metroidvania.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jan 29, 2016

If the story is nonsensical, the fighting and platforming are great fun.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

There are cute bunnies and lovely fairies, but Rabi-Ribi remains a serious metroidvania, hard to master and challenging to complete.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 29, 2017

Rabi-Ribi is a pretty epic Metroidvania... Much more expansive and challenging than its cutesy veneer would lead itself on to be. Some people may get put off by some of the insane action that comes with the many boss fights, but those who persevere will find this to be a profoundly rewarding experience. Even if the story is overly longwinded, the action holds the fun up on its own. This is an action game that comes highly recommended and proves that a game can't always be judged by its cover.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Sep 1, 2017

Rabi Ribi has so much more going on under its hood than mere screenshots can contain.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5
4 / 5
Jan 29, 2016

Rabi-Ribi is a thoroughly enjoyable take on the "MetroidVania" and "bullet-hell" genres.

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Hey Poor Player
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 4, 2017

However large a developer’s budget might be, there’s just no substitute for inspired design, which Rabi-Ribi has in spades.

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PSX Brasil
75 / 100
75 / 100
Jan 23, 2018

With a generic premise and presentation, but inspired gameplay and exploration, Rabi-Ribi marks an interesting addition to the metroidvania genre on PlayStation consoles.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 27, 2017

Rabi-Ribi is a fun game and I had a great time exploring the levels, collecting abilities, and developing my character. I had an even greater time putting my thumbs to the test with the addictive and unforgiving boss battles. Unfortunately, for a game to be truly great, the full package needs to shine, and that is not the case with Rabi-Ribi. While gameplay and is engaging and well-designed, the visuals, story, and audio are all lacking, and no amount of bullets can ever make me turn my head to those flaws.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 29, 2017

If you like the idea of battling a host of girls wearing bunny or cat ears with a variety of magical attacks and a huge hammer, then Rabi-Ribi is for you. This platforming and bullet hell fusion is worth a look – just make sure you close the curtains before booting it up on your new 50-inch 4K screen.

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

Rabi-Ribi is fun in a lot of ways, it just focuses on being too "cute" and it disconnects the player from any actual storyline. Unless you're a fan of anime and bunny rabbits I'd probably wait for this one to go on sale.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 13, 2016

The good? A big world to explore, a vast arsenal of skills, perfect controls, and numerous, adrenalin-pumping bullet hell-esque boss fights. The bad? First, compared to its rivals, the platforming "puzzles" are pretty simplistic, instead of thought-provoking, and, second, the otherwise fantastic boss encounters feel very similar challenge-wise, instead of each one twisting the knife deeper and deeper. Flaws aside, Rabi-Ribi is a cute time sink that will surely please Metroidvania fans - as long as they can stomach the big pile of rabbit manure that this has for a plot.

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