Owlboy

Rating Summary

Based on 83 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 83 critic reviews
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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2016

When it all comes down to it, Owlboy is a phenomenal game filled so much heart and charm that it’s amazing how D-Pad Studio managed to deliver so much for a game that was in development for almost a decade.

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98 / 100
Nov 3, 2016
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83%
Nov 12, 2016

Owlboy is a great game. The art style is excellent and the characters are great. Definitely recommended.

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4.5 / 5.0
Nov 29, 2016

Owlboy fantastic, fun game filled with clever battles, collectibles, and plenty of secrets. While its ending is lackluster, the journey there is well worth it nevertheless.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

As it was in 2016, D-Pad Studios has crafted an excellent adventure that should be played by all. If you’ve already experienced Owlboy on another platform, there’s nothing here you haven’t yet seen. But if, like me, you never did play it before – now is the perfect time to experience one of the best indie adventures in modern memory.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

Beautifully crafted adventure game. Some of the best pixel graphics to come out as of late and with a fantastic soundtrack to match.

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Yes
Oct 28, 2016

Owlboy incorporates a variable and challenging game mechanic into a world whose habitants and landscapes you just have to love.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

Overall I had a fabulous time playing through Owlboy, and the fact that it surprised me with some regularity was a huge bonus. While most indie titles tend to move in the direction of a very specific style of play it manages to be a little more diverse, helping it stand out among its peers beyond its good looks. Throw on a non-traditional story and hero and you have a game that doesn’t get everything right but that, without question, invested a great deal of effort in being notable.

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8.7 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2018

From the built-in mythology, character animations, well-written dialogue, tight controls, and a handful of plot twists, Owlboy does just about everything right.

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85%
Feb 12, 2018

Owlboy is a game which invokes many emotions due to its fabulous musical score, inviting visuals and a story which gets better with time as you get to know the characters. It's not the biggest challenge you will face and most will be able to complete the game without issue. The key here is the experience and on that count, this should be a game you consider to add to your collection.

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