Percentile Rank

88 Heroes is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

64%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameOctane
A-
A-
Mar 20, 2017

88 Heroes gives me exactly what I am looking for in a retro platformer. It's challenging with classic graphics and sound. An added bonus is the hysterical heroes and the challenge the comes with randomly generating the hero for each level. I highly recommend 88 Heroes if you are looking for a fun and challenging retro experience.

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Scored Reviews

Rectify Gaming
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

This is probably the best platformer I have ever played

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Geeks Under Grace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2018

88 Heroes is a fun platformer that has a special flavor of wacky. The randomness and surprises that come with each hero present new challenges, and the atmosphere the game establishes is always light and jocular.

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PS3Blog.net
85%
85%
Apr 5, 2017

I love what 88 Heroes has to offer. The platforming and action are true to the genre and might seem a bit “simplistic” to some, but the overall premise of the game greatly elevates the whole package and makes it stand on its own. It’s a fun game with fun gameplay and fun writing, and I highly recommend you play it on PS4 today!

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 22, 2017

88 Heroes is a highly addictive and very funny game. The visuals are great, and other than the few complaints I’ve mentioned, it’s a very solid game. The 88 heroes are a diverse cast, and each has very different personalities and traits. The game is absolutely worth the price of admission since you’ll have a ton of fun with this one. Be sure to pick this one up on PS4, and do let me know who your favorite heroes are!

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PC Aficionado
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2017

88 Heroes hits where a lot of games miss. It introduces and original idea with a unquie spin and provides hours and hours of chaotic fun. For my money, it’s hard to beat 88 Heroes at only $14.99. I would buy the game, even at full price.

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Use a Potion
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

I’ve got a lot of love for 88 Heroes and the diverse gameplay experience it constantly delivers. You really never know what to expect each time a new character enters the fray – the game constantly switches up how you have to play, but without sacrificing the enjoyment of the player in the process. As much as I want to give the game an 8.8 score though, there are a few things that hold it back. It’s a fairly short experience and there isn’t a whole lot to come back to after completing it, whilst I did encounter one moment where I wasn’t able to progress because of my hero’s power. Sure, it wasn’t a constant problem, but the one occasion was enough to frustrate. Still, none of those issues stops 88 Heroes offering a great platforming experience. If you want some zany fun with a cast of some of the most anarchic heroes you’ll ever come across, you really need to check it out.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2017

88 Heroes is a fun, chaotic platformer where 88 is king. You have 88 minutes to complete 88 rooms, you have 88 seconds to complete each room and have an army of 88 characters to play with. With a lot of unique and funny heroes on offer, 88 Heroes is a nice bit of platforming goodness.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

Rock-solid design with a somewhat annoying user interface that wobbles between novel and intrusive, 88 Heroes is a platformer with heart and personality that’ll have you wondering who you’re gonna call when Doctor H8 rocks up to threaten the world. Spoiler: Anyone another than this lovable collection of misfit vigilantes.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 21, 2017

88 Heroes is an excellent 2D platformer that makes great use of a unique premise to make it infinitely replayable.

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ThisGenGaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

Anyone looking for a fun challenge should not be afraid to show some love to Dr. H8.

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TheXboxHub
Mar 24, 2017

Not only is 88 Heroes a brilliant achievement for Bitmap Bureau, but, more than anything else, it is fun to play. Maybe it can be a little frustrating at times, but that comes with the platforming territory.

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TrueAchievements
Mar 24, 2017

88 Heroes is a game that tells the same old saving the earth story but in a unique way. With 88 heroes on offer here, each time you play the game you'll get something different, be it good or bad.

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Areajugones
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2017

88 Heroes is a very complete game: original, entertaning and offers great challenges in some parts of it. Sometimes it has issues that affect the experience, but this does not mean that you cannot enjoy this game.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

88 Heroes is a surprise: visually stunning and with a hard difficulty level. It has various quotes from 80s movies, and a great pixel art work behind.

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PSX Brasil
75 / 100
75 / 100
Apr 6, 2017

88 Heroes it's a good game that delivers a lot of fun without much asking for much dedication or tries to do too much, even though it's main novelty loses it's appeal early on. There isn't much more to expect from it other than a solid and competent platformer, making it's experience worth.

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GameSpace
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2017

88 Heroes may not win any awards, but if this isn't an instant addiction I don't know what is. It's great for a quick gaming fix with a classic aesthetic and a silly overtone.

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Video Chums
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

There's no denying that 88 Heroes is an innovative and ultimately enjoyable take on 2D platforming.

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Gamerheadquarters
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2017

88 Heroes was certainly enjoyable providing hours of gameplay with a wide roster of oddball heroes to control.

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IGN Spain
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 29, 2017

88 Heroes is almost an experiment. An irreverent & crazy experience full of speed, characters and a very sharp sense of humor. Saddly, it's a very short title.

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GameSpew
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 1, 2017

88 Heroes has a great idea behind it, and it has huge amounts of charm thanks to its beautiful pixel art graphics and retro soundtrack. Unfortunately though, the gameplay can soon begin to wear itself thin when you find yourself making your way through the same level for the nth time.

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Gaming Tree House
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

While 88 heroes does stand out from other 2D platformers with the variety of characters that are playable, it does fall short from standing out from other great 2D platformers.

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COGconnected
68 / 100
68 / 100
Oct 24, 2017

Despite its unique concept and quirky humor, it feels like a game best used to pass the time.

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Nindie Spotlight
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

Ultimately 88 Heroes is a title that lives and dies by its humor, and that statement has meaning on several levels. It isn’t only that many of the heroes aren’t very useful, a compounding problem is that since almost all of them are unique in some way as a player you often have very little basis for how this character “works”. There’s no real opportunity to “git gud” with them or understand their nuances, you’re just going to run at your problems head-on and hope that your luck and reflexes will help you win the day. Granted, as you play through the game there’s no doubt you’d begin to work some of these things out but since the gameplay is relatively shallow once the surprises and jokes wear thin I’m not so positive the action itself holds up on its own to keep you compelled. I enjoyed my time with the game to a degree and some of the referential humor is a lot of fun but once you contemplate your third or fourth run and you’re looking to really play and beat the game as your priority nothing is going to stop some of the problems from seeping in.

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CGMagazine
5.6 / 10.0
5.6 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2017

88 Heroes is a game that puts referential humor over bland platforming and little else.

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