Lumo

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 40 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Jan 19, 2018

Imperfection does not readily detract from the successes that Lumo achieves, a heartfelt love letter to the revered golden era of gaming that has been created with thoughtful ingenuity. The isometric camera angle can frustrate in how it can lead to imprecision, but it’s hard not to come away charmed by the game’s enchanting design.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2017

Overall Lumo did have its fun moments with some puzzles that were really fun, however they seemed to be not nearly enough of them. Some of the fun seemed to be pulled out of the game due to difficult platforming angles.

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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2017

Lumo had the makings of an instant classic. A retro tribute without the retro graphics, combined with an adorable character make for a very tempting game. It even had pop culture references to yesteryears that some people would recognize. But mechanically, Lumo had critical flaws. Isometric views should never be hindrance to gameplay, but rather a style of presentation that offers a unique experience. And that’s where the game fell short.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2017

Lumo succeeds as a new entry into a genre that had been lost in time. It delivers an experience that feels retro while including the option for modern gaming conveniences to take a genre that would likely be unapproachable for newcomers to a worthwhile experience for anyone who is willing to try something challenging and new.

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8 / 10
Dec 2, 2017

Lumo brings back the isometric platform genre in an experience that fits right into the Nintendo Switch catalog. Thanks to its well implemented difficulty curve and to the immense amount of references to retrogaming classics, Lumo is certain to gain a place in the heart of many players, even if its fixed camera may occasionally cause some issues but overall, this is a pleasant and praiseworthy game for all.

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Nov 29, 2017

Lumo is a wonderful little platformer that celebrates its heritage without relying on it too much. Players of any ability will find plenty to enjoy here, and slight issues with the perspective does little to diminish such a charming, engaging experience.

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7.9 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2017

Lumo definitely caters to specific crowd and may not be for everyone, but it's easy enough for anyone to be able to play. It creates isometric gameplay which is forgotten in this day & age. Lumo offers a pick-up and play experience and has collectibles worth seeking for those who enjoy going after them.

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76 / 100
Nov 21, 2017

Lumo is a game with something for everyone.

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3.5 / 5.0
Nov 20, 2017

As a modern-day homage to the Golden Age of Gaming, Lumo manages to put a refreshing and contemporary spin on a number of the wonderful retro games that so many remember fondly.

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Adam Riley

Top Critic

9 / 10
Nov 20, 2017

An absolute classic, in all meanings of the word; Lumo tugs at the nostalgia heartstrings, and proves to not only look and feel as good as the '80s and '90s Commodore 64 and Spectrum golden oldies, but plays far better than the majority actually would if dusting off the old systems nowadays. Highly inventive, with secrets galore packed in, plus dastardly puzzles that provide a fantastic challenge - it is the sort of title that just keeps on giving and giving, and it is hoped that more Lumo is on the way in the near future.

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