Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

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Percentile Rank

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 6, 2015

Buy, buy, buy. A must-have video game.

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Scored Reviews

Daily Star
Sep 2, 2019

If you have PlayStation VR, Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes should be on your wishlist. It's the kind of game that's perfect for a night in with friends and offers incredible replayability thanks to it's randomly created explosives.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2018

The game is not only fun and fulfilling, but I genuinely think it improved communication between my partner and me.

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2018

But maybe most of your multiplayer experiences are online, well you can just as easily play via your favorite chat app. Since all the communication is verbal, and the manual can be downloaded from any device for free, anyone with earshot can be a bomb expert while anyone with a copy of the game on their Switch can be a bomb defuser. The number of good pure party games on the Switch is short, so it's great to have another title that encourages participation and results in chaotic race-against-the-clock fun.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2018

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a perfect party game, provided your party likes a bit of stress every now and then. The puzzles are deviously fun, and the many permutations for each bomb mean that it'll take quite some time before repetition sets in.

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 25, 2016

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a great way to showcase your PS VR to family and friends. Everyone in the room can play, even if they don’t usually play video games! There currently aren’t many local multiplayer games available for PS VR. Luckily, this is one of them, and it’s wonderful!

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ThisGenGaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2016

If you have friends or family to play this with it is a must buy for the PlayStation VR.

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FingerGuns
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 19, 2018

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a genius game to port to the Switch. It’s so absurdly entertaining, so enthralling and addictive that it’s knocked out Mario Kart 8 as our go to multiplayer game for the time being. Its unique aspects ensure that it’s an essential title to add to your Switch line-up, and is yet another port that’s found a brand new home. I now prefer playing it this way to VR, which is something I never thought I’d say as I ranked it as one of the best PSVR experiences a couple years ago.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2016

If you are tired of always playing Cards Against Humanity, Monopoly, and that Gargoyles board game on Laserdisc, then Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes will certainly give you the fix you're looking for, pending you have friends ready to be committed to the task at hand. If not, Gargoyles is always a good choice. Trust me.

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Digital Chumps
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2016

It's a blast.

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2018

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is the most unique co-op game I've ever played, but it's also a brilliant idea that is well executed, and it suits the Nintendo Switch particularly well.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2016

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a very smart use of a new technology; it was executed very well, it’s simple to play, and it is fun for everyone. There is a nice progression of difficulty with more complex modules appearing with more frequency over time, and then again with the introduction of needy modules (they can’t be finished or solved, but require constant attention throughout your allotted time). For a game that is to be played with family and friends who might not be gamers, the controls are simple and the VR is comfortable and does not cause dizziness or nausea (you just sit in a chair). I was excited for this game when it was announced, and it delivers the fun that I expected. You, too, can have fun with bombs in your own living room! Go ahead, invite the neighbors!

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Everyeye.it
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2015

Keep talking and nobody explodes is one of the funniest titles of recent times, and anyone looking for a great co-op experience should purchase a copy. The understanding, complicity and ingenuity that this game is able to bring out from the players are something unique for our medium, which breaks through the barrier of the monitor and extends to a multiplicity of experts, all united to save the unfortunate artificer.

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Nindie Spotlight
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2018

If you’re looking to have something unique to play at a party, especially if you have some friends or family that are know-it-alls, this could get to be interesting. As a separate thought it would actually make an excellent game to play in workplaces if you’re looking to engage in some team building through communication as well. It’s extremely niche in nature and essentially locked in stone in terms of what it does, but it can still be thrilling and fun to enjoy with others.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
May 29, 2019

The solutions are randomised each time, so you can’t just learn what to do by rote and the manual is often purposefully obscure to make sure nobody’s job is too easy. It’s a shame the manual readers don’t get to see what’s going on, but that’s not because of the Quest’s lack of connection to the TV as there was never the option in the PlayStation VR version either. That oddity aside this is as social as VR gaming gets at the moment, especially as you can easily pass the headset around so everyone gets a go.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 18, 2016

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes utilises the PlayStation VR headset superbly to create an excellently immersive, couch co-op experience, with tight controls that make it easily accessible for new players. The gameplay is enjoyable, and there is plenty on offer in terms of replayability to keep you coming back for more.

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SelectButton
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 27, 2016

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is an enjoyable local multiplayer experience, and one I plan to return to during gatherings. The enjoyment comes from the frantic communication or lack of communication between The Experts and the person trying to defuse the bomb. Regardless of who we had disarming the bomb, everyone stepped away enjoying the experience and wanting to play more.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2018

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a brilliant game that people of all ages will truly enjoy.

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PS4Blog.net
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 18, 2019

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a different type of game that brings something new to the table on Nintendo Switch. Sure, the game has been available on PC for a while now (and on virtual reality consoles such as PlayStation VR), but odds are that when you bring out this game at your next party most of those in attendance won't have played it before. The way one player is tasked with becoming the bomb defuser while everyone else acts as a bomb expert with a digital or physical manual, for a procedurally generated bomb with procedurally generated puzzles for its different types of modules means that you're going to spend hours playing this one while having a different experience every time. Kudos to Steel Crate Games for coming up with this crazy concept that works great on Nintendo Switch!

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 5, 2017

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is not only a fully functional party game, but one of the best anyone could pick up. Its rules are very confusing at first, and since new modules get introduced fairly frequently, it can be a bit daunting to try and keep up. Don't be deterred, though, because this is a tense, exciting party title that should never be overlooked, and has plenty of content to fall in love with.

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Respawning
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2017

I have to say this game is definitely worth a buy if you are looking for a fun experience with friends.

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Multiplayer
Oct 22, 2015

Bombs vary in time limit, modules and strikes. The first few bombs have a 5 minute timer, 3 modules and 3 strike. As more bombs are diffused time limit is reduced, number of modules are increased and strikes are reduced also.

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Nintendo Insider
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 18, 2018

I love a good teamwork-focused party experience and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes easily ranks among one of the best examples out there. The puzzles are satisfying to solve for everyone involved even fifty or so bombs in and the use of a physical manual outside the game is an ingenious idea. Sure I might have fun blowing things up in video games but Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes has proven I can have just as much fun doing the opposite.

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