Percentile Rank

Thimbleweed Park is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 100 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

84%

Critics Recommend

Based on 100 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Mar 30, 2017
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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Mar 31, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is what would happen if you moved Nightvale into Monkey Island, and gave everyone too much rum.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 31, 2017

This is simultaneously a joke about pixel hunting, a joke about adventure games, and a joke about the dumb things that players will do in video games. Did you ever think you'd want to hunt for pixels again? And did you ever think that the act of hunting pixels might be fun? Thimbleweed Park somehow both subverts pixel-hunting and makes you want to hunt pixels, which is just about all you can ask for in an adventure game.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 7, 2017

Try before you buy. Thimbleweed Park is an unabashed adventure game throwback with all the good and bad that brings. When it parlays that love of a bygone era into interesting challenges, it borders on great. When it simply emulates the past, it's a real slog.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 30, 2017

At the beginning of the game, I'd hoped to solve a mystery and have a few laughs, but now I miss the company of this little crew. It's a smart game though and a thoughtful one, even if it sometimes hides those qualities behind its clown makeup and a beaglepuss.

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Birth. Movies. Death.
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 16, 2017

Hope your inventory contains blood pressure medication.

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PS4Blog.net
Unscored
PS4Blog.net
ThaRaven403
Unscored
Sep 5, 2017

If you like point and click games, you're in for a really good time with this game, even more so if you're a fan of Maniac Mansion! Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick have worked on quite a lot of great games in the past, and Thimbleweed Park is a worthy addition to their lists. I hope we don't have to wait too long for their nexst game!

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ComiConverse
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 25, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a charming game overall.

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Constantly Calibrating
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 30, 2017

Thimbleweed Park isn’t just another point-and-click adventure game. It’s the point-and-click adventure game I’ve been waiting for since discovering Maniac Mansion hiding inside of Day of the Tentacle, back when I was 8 years old.

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Chicas Gamers
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 5, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a crazy, nostalgic, cool ride from the late 80s, early 90s. The X-Files era, Twin Peaks and the best adventure games we've ever known. What more could you want?

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Scored Reviews

Areajugones
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is the finest example of a graphic adventure: an outstanding game full charm and personality. Every aspect is a great work and this game is a true masterpiece.

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M3
10 / 10
M3

Top Critic

10 / 10
Apr 10, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a remarkable adventure game, that not only feel like a spiritual sequel to Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle – it's in many ways a better game than those. An instant classic that will be remembered in years to come.

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pressakey.com
Jul 20, 2017

Ron Gilbert und sein Team haben es geschafft, mit Thimbleweed Park bei mir genau das auszulösen, was ich von einem geistigen Nachfolger von Maniac Mansion im Jahre 2017 erwarte. [...] Fans der alten LucasArts-Adventures sollten daher unbedingt zugreifen, wenn sie es nicht ohnehin schon gemacht haben. Wenn man keinen Bezug zu klassischen Point-and-Click-Adventures und der LucasArts-Ära hat, wird es daher wohl nur schwer möglich sein, die Faszination nachvollziehen zu können. Trotzdem ist Thimbleweed Park so gut designed, dass ich es auch jedem interessierten Genreneuling wärmstens empfehlen kann.

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Saving Content
Sep 1, 2017

Thimbleweed Park isn’t going to bring any newcomers to the genre if it’s never been the type of game to draw player’s attention. Otherwise this is a wonderful love letter to the genre from one of the original creators. It’s funny, brain busting, and just a fun title that truly brings out the best aspects of the point and click genre.

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GameGrin
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2017

Another masterpiece from Ron Gilbert. The game is a joy to play and provides the perfect mix of humour, challenge and engaging storyline. I genuinely have nothing but praise for the game and I can’t recommend it enough.

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Digital Chumps
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is one of those games that speaks to those people who enjoy the genre, and it's certainly good enough that it will hopefully attract newcomers as well. It's fan service and an all new exciting game at the same time. Hopefully this is the first of more from Terrible Toybox; regardless, this is a gem and a must-have for anyone that likes games that are story, character, and puzzle-driven adventures.

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Play Some Video Games
95 / 100
95 / 100
Oct 11, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a fantastically odd nod to retro adventure games of old, and I loved EVERY SECOND of my strange journey. But before I get into it, lets go over the basic info you should know: Thimbleweed Park is a point and click adventure game developed by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the game was revealed back in 2014 along with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign with a goal of $375,000, and was released in March 2017. The game is a spiritual successor to Gilbert and Winnick’s previous games Maniac Mansion (1987) and The Secret of Monkey Island (1990) and is designed to be similar to graphic adventure games in that time period, both visually and gameplay-wise.

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Planet PlayStation
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2018

Thimbleweed Park is a point and click adventure game set in 1987 and follows two big city government agents Ray and Reyes on the quest to solve a small town murder. Or is that what the game wants you to think. You will find yourself trying to guess the next outcome and who could possibly be the killer. The best part is trying to figure out the motive behind it. The game takes twists and turns to an extreme with one of the biggest plot twists I've experienced in a game of this caliber in quite some time. With throwbacks to games of old and some self-deprecating humor in regards to game developers, Thimbleweed Park has it all.

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Digital Chumps
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a great callback to the heyday of LucasArts-esque adventure games. It's wonderful characters and winding plot deliver a memorable and fun experience.

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CGMagazine
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is an excellent experience made by masters of their craft. Every speck of it drips with quality and care.

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Oyungezer Online
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2017

You shouldn't say no to a game that's coming straight from the golden era of adventure games. Thimbleweed Park not only is one of the best games in recent times, it's also one of the best in the history of adventure games.

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Quillstreak
92%
92%
Apr 11, 2017

Thimbleweed Park grips the Adventure Game (verb) wheel and reinvents the genre for the modern era with an unmissable, fun-packed mystery that will delight nostalgia hunters and die-hard fans as well as gamers who don't know their Guybrush from their LeChuck.

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The Games Machine
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

It's basically a paradox, but we need to party like it's 1986 to find a game so beautiful, polished, deep and fun. Everything, in Thimbleweed Park, works like clockwork (better yet, like a pendulum clock in the hall of a creepy mansion), and at the end of the day is one of the finest adventures you'll play this year, and probably one of the best ever made.

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IGN Italy
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Do you miss the LucasArts adventures of the '90s? Thimbleweed Park is the best way to win the nostalgia and to play an adventure game that is already a must.

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Windows Central
Mar 31, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a fun and challenging point-and-click adventure game. With a great noir feel, a cast of interesting characters, and tons to explore, this game is great for old fans of the genre and new fans alike. There is a ton to see, do and interact with, delivering a fantastic all-around game.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

As improbable as it sounds, Thimbleweed Park has brought the Lucasarts adventuring heyday kicking and screaming like a three-headed monkey into 2017 with the sort of verve few would have expected. Thimbleweed Park is utterly essential for point and click adventurers everywhere.

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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Apr 9, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a celebration of the 90th with a mystical TV show, strange characters and decadent ideas about the future.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 30, 2017

Wtih Thimbleweed Park, Ron Gilbert proves that he has definitely not lost the magic wand he used decades ago to conceive point and click adventures. This game is ridiculously fun and well-built, will make you think and laugh really hard from the beginning to the end. It really fells like an undiscovered LucasArts game we've never played before.

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Everyeye.it
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a nostalgic point & click adventure, another great masterpiece made by Ron Gilbert, author of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion.

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GameWatcher
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Small complaints aside, anyone looking for a missing LucasArts adventure from the early 90s needs to play Thimbleweed Park and will be very happy with it. You know, that period filled with the best adventure games ever made from the best adventure game developer ever? Good. Play it.

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PCWorld
Mar 30, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is excellent, both as tongue-in-cheek homage and in its own right. It's a LucasArts adventure game the way you remember them being, with the same witty humor and, yes, the same sometimes-asinine puzzles. The good and the bad. And really, I don't think fans would want it any other way.

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Spaziogames
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2017

An adventure game with a style that is clearly recognizable, traditional and innovative at the same time, nostalgic and ironic, tender and sarcastic. A gameplay crafted by masters, in which even the casual mode shines, proudly closed in its 1987 mood, and yet so much modern and with many more things to say than many other point and click games. It is not the nostalgia who talks: it is the voice of a hand-crafted videogame.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

When the Kickstarter for Thimbleweed Park was launched, the stated goal was to create a game that plays like a lost LucasArts adventure title. In my opinion the developers succeeded brilliantly, creating a game that feels like a forgotten relic of LucasArts' heyday, but with enough touches to make it a little more relevant to a modern audience. It's fair to say no one makes them like this anymore, particularly since Telltale discovered a more lucrative formula based on popular franchises and keeping track of player actions. It was a rare pleasure to get to play a game like this again. I had a blast exploring Thimbleweed Park, and if you've ever enjoyed telling Bernard Bernoulli or Guybrush Threepwood what to do, you will too.

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VGN
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Thimbleweed Park marks the return of the brilliant game designer Ron Gilbert, with a Kickstarter-funded ironic and compelling graphic adventure that every gamer who loved Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle will definitely enjoy.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 10, 2017

If it's anything at all, Thimbleweed Park is a brave game. It's a standalone adventure with no sequel tie-ins. It's a self-contained story with interesting characters and an intriguing mystery to solve. It's unafraid to embrace its heritage and it's not afraid of modernising to improve on the old formula.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is the right kind of throwback and a hell of an adventure game. It adheres to all of the old ideals that defined adventure games while still adding new things to accommodate new players or veterans who haven't reacclimated themselves to that old style. The puzzles can be intimidating, but they make sense, even if you're tempted to use a walkthrough to solve the more difficult ones. It sticks to a classic aesthetic, but it also knows how to deliver a compelling story to bring it all together. Time will tell if adventure game fans can call this a classic, but right now, Thimbleweed Park is certainly worth playing.

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Nindie Spotlight
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

While the point-and-click adventure genre flagged and faltered a while back I think it coming back more “lean and mean” in indie form is probably the best way for it to find success again. Thimbleweed Park is simply an excellent game and puts the genre’s best foot forward to help find a new generation of fans. With so many great games on the Switch that ramp up the challenge and tension it is a great move in the opposite direction, providing an experience that you can take your time to walk through and savor… while giggling along the way.

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ZEFGame.ru
9 / 10.0
ZEFGame.ru
Frostengine
9 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

Thimbleweed Park can be considered a contender for the title of the most heartwarming of the year, tells the story impressive, exactly the same as a skilled job with the characters, meticulous approach with which the developers have recreated the game, crashing into the cortex of the brain so deeply that I want to pay tribute to people who, despite the fact that in our time, this genre enjoys special popularity, producing projects, which are a revelation and an outlet for all fans of point-and-click.

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 23, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a triumphant throwback to the heyday of the adventure genre, a golden era revered for its compelling storytelling as much as its wit and charm. It succeeds on all accounts and while undeniably aimed at those that miss the classic point-and-click adventures that they grew up with, its characters investigate a modern mystery that many will happily be enthralled with. And, if you hadn’t guessed already, the dead body pixelating under the bridge is the least of your concerns.

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Hey Poor Player
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Mar 30, 2017

From the perfect cast of characters to the superb writing and puzzle designs, Thimbleweed Park is a must-play title that no fan of the point-and-click genre should miss out on, and hopefully the latest of many more adventures in store from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick.

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Hu3br
Mar 30, 2017

Don't let the old-school look and feel hold you back. Thimbleweed Park is an amazing point 'n click adventure with some of the funniest cast I've seen in years.

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Gert Lush Gaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

Pixel perfection

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PS3Blog.net
90%
90%
Aug 22, 2017

I have had an absolute blast playing Thimbleweed Park. The characters are full of personality, and the game itself is full of character and is a very fun adventure. The puzzles are very satisfying in hard mode, and the pixel art is top notch. Thimbleweed Park is full of references to older games, with several lines of dialogue that will surely give you a chuckle. If you're a fan of point and click games, then this is a must-have.

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Hobby Consolas
89 / 100
89 / 100
Apr 2, 2017

A real pleasure for point and click lovers. It's not only superb on its own merit, but also as a homage to the great classics of the genre.

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NZGamer
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2017

Pays wonderful homage to its adventure gaming ancestors, including the humour and the tedium.

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COGconnected
88 / 100
88 / 100
Apr 7, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is the perfect love letter to anyone that fell in love with the genre all those years ago.

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Atomix
88 / 100
88 / 100
Sep 11, 2017

Another great adventure game from Ron Gilbert. Maniac Mansion fans, you must play this ASAP.

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RPG Fan
87%
87%
May 28, 2017

An enjoyable trip to the past that old school adventure gamers have been waiting for.

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Gamerheadquarters
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Thimbleweed Park was a blast providing a lengthy story and interesting characters to control at any moment.

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

You certainly get your $20’s worth out of Thimbleweed Park. The voice cast doesn’t elevate the script in the way they always did in the LucasArts “talky” days, but an enjoyable, self-referential story and hundreds of puzzles to solve make it worthy of a place on your shelf next to Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is endlessly entertaining, with clever humor and several references to classic adventure games

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2017

I’ve missed having a great adventure game to play, and thanks to the skilled veterans at Terrible Toybox, this one is up there as one of the best ever.

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Arcade Sushi
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2017

Thimbleweed Park has more than made good on its promise, bringing the joys of pointing, clicking, and verb usage to the modern era.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Thimbleweed Park provides a very intriguing, out of the box story and well thought out characters, but the determination to adhere to retro adventure game mechanics can be a bit of a hindrance.

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Zoomg
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

Thimbleweed Park has its rough edges but you can't find any great adventure game the moment, so it's the best choice for the fans of the genre. With Thimbleweed Park, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick once again proved that they know how to make a great adventure game. The game has done a great job in storytelling and puzzle design and if you miss the classic adventure games of the old times, we definitely suggest a trip to the Thimbleweed park.

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GearNuke
9 / 10
GearNuke

Top Critic

9 / 10
Apr 8, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a return to the form for Ron Gilbert. It provides an engaging experience with well written characters that has the potential to achieve cult status among fans.

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Geeks Under Grace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2017

While the ending is weak, the gameplay and puzzles make up for this nostalgic game.

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SomHráč.sk
85%
85%
Apr 24, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is probably the best detective adventure game released in recent years and a great tribute to retro gaming classics.

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Expansive
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is an extraterrestrial joy and the reinvigoration the genre has desperately needed

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4 Guys with Quarters
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

Generally speaking, it’s hard to tell that this is a game that was developed in the 21st century let alone released in 2017. The Kickstarter campaign proclaims “It’s like opening a dusty old desk drawer and finding an undiscovered LucasArts adventure game you’ve never played before.” I would go a step further and say it’s as if Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the creators of “Thimbleweed Park” and pioneers behind masterpieces such as “Maniac Mansion” and “Monkey Island,” challenged themselves to make something they could hypothetically take on a time machine back to the late 80s and introduce with minimal disruption to the future. Players with fond memories from that time period won’t miss a beat. The style and feel are certainly on point.

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33bits
85 / 100
85 / 100
May 6, 2019

A return to the origins of the point&click adventure, by the same authors of those classic adventures. Excellent in all its aspects, with several levels of reading and a melancholic point at the end.

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PC Gamer
84 / 100
84 / 100
Mar 30, 2017

A quality adventure game with challenging puzzles, oddball characters, and an intriguing, mystery-laden plot.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 30, 2017

Nostalgic attack incoming! Thimbleweed Park it's a complete and funny tribute to graphic adventures. It will push in the heart of the most veteran gamers.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Mar 31, 2017

The best point ‘n’ click adventure since the glory days of LucasArts, filled with smart dialogue and even smarter puzzles.

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Polygon
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is almost too successful channeling a different era of adventure games.

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USgamer
Mar 30, 2017

Thimbleweed Park has sharp, often hilarious writing and convoluted puzzles to spare. All in all, it's a welcome return to the point-and-click adventure, even if it ends up feeling a bit like a b-side to the classics before it.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 5, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a game that will resonate strongly with those who enjoy adventure games, and especially fans of some of the older games in the genre. It is a labour of love and that’s something that shines through the game. There are points though where some puzzles can feel a bit too obtuse in relation to their end goals, leading to a bit of frustration, though that can be countered with the casual mode. Thimbleweed is a strong entry to the adventure genre from the minds of those who helped cement it, though it can be tough at times.

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VideoGamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 30, 2017

A point and click adventure for the now, Thimbleweed Park takes everything great about classic Lucasfilm games and leaves out the flaws. You might not love all the central characters, but this is as  weird and compelling a town as Twin Peaks.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 22, 2017

Given the origins of Thimbleweed Park as a Kickstarter project, it's not at all surprising to find that it's firmly aimed at a very specific audience. To that end it does deliver, with interesting characters, an enticing core mystery, and loads of puzzles, all wrapped up in a package that closely follows the tenets of the those classic Lucasarts titles.

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PC Invasion
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 4, 2017

A love letter to the old LucasArts adventures. A must-play if you fondly remember them, and a should-play even if you don't.

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TrueAchievements
Apr 9, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a strange ride. It's compelling throughout, with a strange story full of eccentric characters coupled with some very competent and rewarding puzzle construction; arguably the best of its kind, even including the LucasArts classics.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2017

A buddy-cop duo, a gypsy-cursed clown, and a hopeful video game developer walk into a reboot of Maniac Mansion. Jokes ensue. Thimbleweed Park's sense of humor works best if you can easily laugh at easy laughs. It's a great throwback, but I don't expect today's adventure games to borrow much from this lovingly refurbished template. You don't have to be a Gen X'er to appreciate it, but it wouldn't hurt.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

My comparison to Scary Movie may have been a wrong one. There's more sophistication here than that. Instead, I'll say that Thimbleweed Park is the Cabin in the Woods of point-and-click graphic adventure games. Its self-referential awareness of its own existence belies a level of thought and planning that simple parodies do not. It leans into the sins of the past, and comes out all the better for it. This isn't a modern day triple-A title, but if you want a taste of why the Ron Gilbert classics are so beloved by many longtime gamers, Thimbleweed Park is a window into the past that shouldn't be missed.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 21, 2017

Point-and-click beginners may struggle with the myriad puzzles Thimbleweed Park lays across its curiosity-piquing plot, but its developers have rightfully made it possible to get ahead even when all you see are dead ends, with the inclusion of the tips line.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 12, 2017

Thimbleweed Park proposes an experience that is not common nowadays but which used to be abundant more than two decades ago and it works very well. The game is full of well designed puzzles, good sense of humour and an overall fun gameplay. It would be even better if it played more like a classic point and click adventure but Thimbleweed Park does its job very well and nobody will walk out disappointed.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Instead, Thimbleweed Park shows that adventure games very much have a place in 2017 as they did in the ’80s and ’90s thanks to its loving callbacks to the genre, but also its willingness to improve upon them in many ways. As the game’s trailers have used the slogan that “a dead body is the least of your problems” in the game’s dilapidated town, Thimbleweed Park hides many more secrets and ways of enjoying it beyond its murder-mystery plot, for those willing to look just a little bit deeper.

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Stevivor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2017

Thumbleweek Park is a stellar mix of mystery and humour

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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 14, 2017

Thimbleweed Park absolutely achieves what it sets out to, its unpredictable narrative contributing to a beautifully presented point-and-click adventure, worthy of being considered a true spiritual successor to the classics to which it pays homage. Bar a couple of design issues, Thimbleweed Park achieves something special, and longtime point-and-click fans should rejoice.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 30, 2017

Overall though, the ex-LucasArts game veterans have created an appealing, and effective love letter to the movement they started back in the day. If you loved growing up with those titles, your decision has most likely already been made. For everyone else, Thimbleweed Park's darkly humorous and self-referential approach, in combination with its oddball bunch of characters – everyone will have a different favourite – makes it an adventure well-worth pointing your cursor at.

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Gamefa
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is the epic return of point and click classical adventure games. Everything’s right as it should be. But sometimes the game becomes too Old School to be enjoyable.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

undefined.Thimbleweed Park is a wonderful love letter about everything that made 1980s games great. The Switch probably has the best console version due to the touch screen controls, as the physical controls can be a chore if you're playing on the TV. With such a focus maintained on nostalgia I'm not really sure someone who likes Telltale's adventure games are going to appreciate Thimbleweed Park. Regardless, there's enough humor and witty writing to keep gamers of all ages entertained.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Mar 31, 2017

Ultimately, this is a game anyone that loved adventure games will enjoy, and find entertainment in. There are quite a few nods to the Lucasarts/Lucasfilm stable, cameos and a continuation of jokes that have been there since the first Edison encounter. In terms of where it would sit alongside the earlier adventure games, it's definitely a B-side, but being a B-side to the likes of Monkey Island, Zak McKracken and Day of the Tentacle is still a pretty mean feat.

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Pardis Game
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a class in game development in every sense. Despite using 30 year old mechanisms and pixelated visuals, the fantastic narrative and characters plus awe inspiring dialogues and a great sense of humor, it's one of the best adventure games in recent memory. If you like an introduction to old school adventure, Thimbleweed Park is the one to go for

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Marooners' Rock
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a great game from one of the masters of the genre and it deserves a place in your library if you have any fondness of those older titles or love stories and puzzle solving. While the faithful recreation of a point-and-click-style game may have been a brought forward some of the baggage of the past, the good shines through and through.

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Elite Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

Thimbleweed Park is a classic point-and-click adventure about classic point-and-click adventures for lovers of classic point-and-click adventures who have played all the classic point-and-click adventures. If you belong to that rather tight target group, then this is a fantastic game.

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TheXboxHub
Apr 18, 2017

All in all then, there’s really not much to criticise here at all, apart from the aforementioned fourth wall breaking, and this is a testament to the care and attention to detail that has gone into Thimbleweed Park. The story will hook you in and keep you playing, some of the puzzles will have you banging your head on the wall (or sneaking onto Youtube for a look at the solution), and the animation and personality of the characters will have you really caring what happens to them.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jan 3, 2019

Thimbleweed Park does not stay in the pure homage, as it happens to many other titles that look to the past to try to succeed, but it is also a magnificent graphic adventure and a great title that we recommend to everyone, lovers or not of the gender.

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
75 / 100
Apr 10, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a game that was created with a specific audience in mind, and that audience is adults who grew up on classic LucasArts adventure games.  If you’re part of that audience, you owe it to yourself to check it out.  If you aren’t, there really isn’t much for you here.

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GamesRadar+
Mar 30, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is like the HD remaster of a lost LucasArts adventure from the '80s, with all the hilarious, self-aware dialogue and sometimes frustrating design of the era brought forward into the 21st century.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 30, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a point-and-click adventure full of enticing secrets to uncover, but its adherence to the genre's unremedied issues sometimes brings it down.

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NEOsite
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2017

Thimbleweed Park is a solid adventure game with awful UI, which makes the console version a chore to play. If it was just a point 'n' click game, it would be a whole lot better.

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games(TM)
7 / 10
games(TM)
games™ Team

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jan 19, 2018

A pleasant puzzling trip down memory lane

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 21, 2017

Those who yearn for more of that type of interactive fun, this will likely be a blast.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 2, 2017

Although the game is forgiving by banishing cheap deaths to extend gameplay, it doesn't make the puzzles any easier to figure out. Thinking outside the box for illogical solutions to logical puzzles is the way to go, yet it can be frustrating and grating at times.

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PushStartPlay
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2017

Ultimately, Thimbleweed Park succeeds at what it tries to achieve. It’s a sharp adventure game full of cutting-edge wit. It keeps one on his/her toes, while ensuring that the fun never stops, and that genre-centric jokes are targeted at the player throughout. However, unlike the adventure titles of old, Thimbleweed Park fails to reach the levels of the Day of The Tentacle, or Grim Fandango, as the world of Thimbleweed Park is simply not as interesting. And despite the satisfying story, the characters which are used to move it forward, in the end feel more like an afterthought.

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New Game Network
69 / 100
69 / 100
Apr 15, 2017

Thimbleweed Park feels like a party that Gilbert threw for his core audience, a true sign of appreciation for those who loved his previous work, and backed this game almost sight unseen. But for others, who aren't fans of Gilbert or the classic adventure genre, it's tough to recommend.

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Slant Magazine
Apr 11, 2017

Thimbleweed Park ends up feeling like a flashback to the good old days of LucasArts adventure games.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

6 / 10
Oct 7, 2017

It's a shame that in trying to invoke so much nostalgia, instead Thimbleweed Park invokes frustration. A clumsy set of mechanics, humour that quickly runs dry, and a narrative line that splits and diverges in too many directions creates an obstructive experience. That is not to say that there isn't plenty to enjoy here. Fans of the genre will delight in the puzzling and will be able to easily forgive the game for all these tiny foibles.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Adam Riley

Top Critic

6 / 10
Apr 1, 2017

Thimbleweed Park had so much going for it, and still delivers in many ways, with a delightful retro appearance, some really impressive puzzles throughout, and great voice acting. However, it also drags itself down with filler content, extra characters that do not really serve much purpose, a rather average story that tries to be a bit too clever for its own good, forced humour that more often than not misses the mark, and that old verb gameplay mechanic that should have been left in its grave. Give it a go, but head in with realistic expectations rather than expecting the classic some were banking on.

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Paste Magazine
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2017

And I admit, they game does reach those levels, many times in fact. But if we hope to see this often-maligned genre grow out of the worst parts of its history, we should also set a higher standard for the kind of stories it can tell. Or in Thimbleweed Park's case, how it tells them and with what amount of conviction.

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