Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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