OneShot Reviews

OneShot is ranked in the 93rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Unscored
Dec 12, 2016

This is an incredible game. I started it with no expectations at all (as I mentioned before, I can’t even remember why I’d flagged the game to look at), and have come away from it as one of my favourite games of 2016.

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95 / 100
Sep 21, 2022

OneShot is an incredibly unique experience, and one of my favorite adventure games. While there is a tiny bit of magic lost in the transition to console, the additions more than make up for it, especially for fans double dipping with the World Machine Edition. Whether it's your first, second, or third time adventuring with Niko, this is an incredibly memorable journey that you will never forget.

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80 / 100
Dec 21, 2016

You can combine certain items through Niko’s inventory to solve certain puzzles, and some of these combinations suffer from the curse of being obvious to the developer but not at all to the player.

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9 / 10
Sep 21, 2022

Still, these aren't major issues. In fact, we can’t think of a legitimate reason not to recommend OneShot: World Machine Edition to anyone with a passing interest in point-and-click adventures. There are, after all, much worse ways to spend an afternoon or two than guiding Niko through one of the most endearing and creative indie titles available on the Switch.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2022

OneShot: World Machine Edition is an awesome game with memorable characters and an interesting story that will challenge your brain and make you think. If you like Undertale, puzzle games, or a great story, then I highly recommend checking out OneShot!

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4.5 / 5.0
Dec 7, 2016

OneShot makes players question the reality that surrounds them.

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90 / 100
Oct 1, 2022

OneShot: World Machine Edition offers all the best you can expect from a point-and-click adventure. There are creative and coherent puzzles with the gameplay system, and a captivating and, at times, surprising story. Added to all this is the curious way in which it plays with the game's own limits and even with a slip or another, it can become one of the favorite games of the genre for many people – myself included.

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82 / 100
Jan 31, 2017

Oneshot won’t likely have you screaming for its approval as a ‘revolutionary game’, but it’ll almost certainly surprise you. And though it achieves a similarly disquieting tone, the meta approach to puzzle-solving and self-aware narrative validate Oneshot as a distinctive, sympathetic adventure that consistently matches its tone with (though not wholly original) still quite novel mechanics.

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Jan 31, 2017

Taking on the role of Niiko's guardian in this dangerous world is truly a rewarding experience.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
8 / 10
Dec 7, 2016

There's very little that can actually be said about how brilliant OneShot is. Be sure to stay well away from streams or a YouTube playthrough before getting the opportunity to experience it. Just expect to be treated to a thoroughly wonderful tale. Definitely consider checking it out.

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Dec 16, 2016

While it has gorgeous art and plenty of cute moments, OneShot fails to deliver a truly memorable experience and left me wanting much more.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 31, 2016

It’s short, but worth every second of your time. This version is somewhat more forgiving than the original, much to my disappointment, but the visuals, atmosphere and narrative come together to create a particularly impressive experience.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2018

OneShot is a fascinating game that merges creative, fourth-wall-breaking gameplay with a fresh approach to spiritual themes. Its shortcomings hold it back from greatness, but its numerous strengths make it an experience you shouldn't overlook.

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May 22, 2017

OneShot is a great game overall. It’s a lovely, surprisingly captivating experience that does more than enough to overcome its shortcomings. While not as revolutionary as the aforementioned Undertale or Pony Island, it borrows concepts from these games well, and molds them into an experience that is often more satisfying on the whole.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2017

An emotional game with an intriguing world and interesting 'meta' features. OneShot is a great little adventure game, though perhaps a bit short and initially frustrating.

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