Percentile Rank

Knowledge is Power is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

52%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Oct 27, 2017

Knowledge is Power is more than just another trivia game, it's a battle of wits and reflexes. The goofy characters and the ridiculous hazards will cause everyone to burst out laughing. Once you start a game, it might not be long before you realize you've played another five.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Nov 2, 2017

Knowledge is Power is a quirky, fun, bite-sized, quiz game show that utilizes nifty mechanics keeping the categories, questions, and competition entertaining.

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NEOsite
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2017

Knowledge is Power serves perfectly as a simple party quiz show. You already know what your friends think about you thanks to That's You! It's time to test their knowledge.

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Player.One
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

Knowledge is Power is a fun way to gather your friends and family in a friendly competition that you'll definitely want to go back to over and over.

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SA Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2017

A quick bout of fun that is entertaining and educational, this PlayLink title is good for the whole family and won't take up your whole evening. Unless you play several games in a row, that is.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
Digital Chumps

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2017

Knowledge is Power is a pleasant surprise and a good start for the PlayLink gameplay design for Sony Interactive Entertainment. It's a clever trivia game that uses mobile control scheme well and adds a layer of vicious fun with power plays against opponents. It does move a tinge bit slow, but for the most part it's a solid trivia experience.

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ani-game.com
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2017

Knowledge Is Power is a great social party game that is easily accessible and really fun to play. I would suggest playing with at least 3 players to add further enjoyment and strategy to the game but can be played with as little as 2 if you and 1 other just want to enjoy a casual quiz. It's quick game time means you can play multiple games quite quickly throughout the night but would have loved if the topics weren't loaded based on prior gameplay choices.

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SquareXO
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2017

Knowledge is Power is a great addition to the PlayLink library. It’s unique, fun and intuitive enough for all the family to enjoy. If you fancy moving your annual Trivial Pursuit game onto a modern platform, then Knowledge is Power is a must-have addition to your PS4 library.

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Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2017

A fun but ultimately limited quiz game that’s a great way to entertain guests for a few hours.

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Continue-Magazin
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 22, 2017

Where The Jackbox fails, Knowledge is Power scores!

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Elite Gamer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2018

Knowledge is Power gets the basics right. Questions that everybody should get but might not, a good variety and plenty of competition-baiting. It's a pity that it can be a little overbearing.

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Gamelite
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2017

Knowledge is Power is a quiz game particularly interesting because it uses PlayLink, and is therefore playable without the need to buy an exaggerated number of joypad. The fact that the questions are all related not only to the category, but to the same previous question, is something really very intriguing but, at the same time, also limiting. Knowledge is Power is therefore undoubtedly excellent, although some uncertainty related to the speed of the matches.

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New Game Network
71 / 100
71 / 100
Nov 13, 2017

Nothing in Knowledge is Power really hooked me, but it's certainly serviceable as a fun distraction. The power plays and bonus rounds mean you and your friends will probably get a good couple of hours of fun out of this, though it likely won't replace your usual favorite trivia board game.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Nov 12, 2017

While not the most robust of the PlayLink games, Knowledge is Power is still a fun, playable game show that family and friends will easily be able to pick up and play.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Dec 11, 2017

Knowledge is Power is an entertaining quiz game, and based on my multiple playthroughs I'm yet to hit a question for the second time. It's Mario Kart-style item system ensures that most games are close, no matter the quiz knowledge. At the same time, the questions themselves are entertaining and varied enough that this one comes highly recommended for trivia heads.

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2017

In the end, Knowledge is Power isn't a bad trivia game. The questions are good, and it's an annoyance that players can't turn off the power-ups, but they're nice to have if someone is dominating the game. However, the slower pace prevents Knowledge is Power from becoming a big party game, something that other trivia games can handle with ease. While it may not be the go-to video game for big gatherings, it's a nice title to have around in between sessions of the bigger party games.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2017

It's a simple well-presented trivia game's perfect for quick, bite-sized casual gaming for the whole family. Its questions aren't nearly as varied or interesting as the ones you'd find in You don't Know Jack, but they definitely have broader appeal. If trivia's something you enjoy, and you miss games like Buzz, Knowledge is Power is lot of fun.

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GamePro
67 / 100
67 / 100
Nov 23, 2017

Modern quiz in a funny retro style, which offers a good array of questions, but offers little variety in terms of gameplay.

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IGN Spain
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2017

Fun on short burst but too repetitive to be really interesting as a party game.

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God is a Geek
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2017

Knowledge is Power is a good quiz game, but it does feel repetitive after a while and should probably be enjoyed when sandwiched between other PlayLink titles

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 22, 2017

Knowledge is Power makes good use of PlayLink to open the door to those more familiar with tapping on phones and browsing the internet than knowing where that Square button is meant to be, and that's its real strength. Outside of that, it has a few other ideas, but ends up as a fairly middle of the road quiz game that's easy enough to put on the telly and your phones for a quick test of knowledge.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 19, 2017

While it's not as unique or charming as its predecessor That's You, Knowledge Is Power is a solid, fun quiz game for when you've got friends or family around. While it's a little light on actual quizzing, the Power Plays allow for plenty of game-changing moments and inject some tension into the game as everyone scrambles to wipe virtual goo off of their phones and answer first. With another solid game added to its lineup and many more coming over the next few months, Sony's PlayLink service won't be going away anytime soon.

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Gameblog
5 / 10
5 / 10
Nov 16, 2017

It could have been a fun trivia game to play for a few sessions if it only had a good consideration of pace between rounds and had let us the choice to not use Power Plays to slow down our opponents... and the game.

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