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Yooka Laylee

Playtonic Games
Apr 11, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
68 / 100
IGN
7 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Easy Allies
3 / 5
GamesRadar+
3 / 5
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
Polygon
5.5 / 10
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Yooka-Laylee - Gamescom 2016 Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Yooka Laylee

A decent revival of the N64-era 3D platformer, but with all the flaws that carries, as well as some new ones of its own.

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Yooka-Laylee contains all the pieces needed for a fun, enjoyable throwback to the 3D collectathons of the 64-bit era. The characters are charming and funny, your set of abilities is vast and entertaining, and four out of five of the worlds are fun playgrounds to explore. While it lacks the heart and polish of some of its incredible predecessors, it’s a good reminder that this genre, once thought to be dead, still has some life left in it.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Playtonic's tribute to Banjo is a gentle, irreverent platformer let down by spotty handling and a slight shortage of genius.

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Evoking the essence of late-'90s platforming without significantly modernising it, Yooka-Laylee is a game with noble aspirations, grounded by clumsily flawed execution.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

It perfectly fulfils its brief of being a new Banjo-Kazooie game in all but name, but Yooka-Laylee’s reliance on nostalgia may struggle to find new fans.

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Full of fun exploration, exciting encounters, and tons of collectibles, Yooka-Laylee is a modern take on a classic genre

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A new coat of paint can't fix Yooka-Laylee's old design problems

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OpenCritic Coverage

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Gamers Can Try Out Three Xbox Titles for Free This Weekend

Gamers Can Try Out Three Xbox Titles for Free This Weekend

Xbox Live Gold members will be able to check out three titles for free this weekend

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Yooka-Laylee Developer Playtonic Confirms Their Next Game Is Not Banjo-Kazooie

Yooka-Laylee Developer Playtonic Confirms Their Next Game Is Not Banjo-Kazooie

Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic is not making a new Banjo-Kazooie game, the studio confirmed today. The former Rare devs say they'd like to, but they're just not right now.

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