Percentile Rank

Super Lucky's Tale is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 57 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

31%

Critics Recommend

Based on 57 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Nov 10, 2017

Generous and inventive, this 3D platformer is filled with charm.

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GameCloud
No
No
Nov 25, 2017

In the end, it’s difficult to see the point of Super Lucky’s Tale from either a commercial or critical point of view. If you (or your children) haven’t played the games that Super Lucky’s Tale bowerbirds, there’s no compelling reason to not be playing those instead (beyond, perhaps, their availability on Xbox and PC). If you have, there’s hardly enough here to justify your time, money, or emotional integrity. At best, it’s a sugary, adequate if frequently flawed distraction. At worst, it’s a morose void belching an existential crisis, poorly concealing the frantic absurdity of all existence beneath its irreverent cartoon veneer.

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The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 15, 2017
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VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 8, 2017

Ultimately, Super Lucky’s Tale is too conservative to be much more than good, especially when combined with some of its more questionable design choices.

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GameSpace
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 12, 2018

Lucky is adorable and his world is full of wonder, but the lack of diverse controller options along with poor camera handling make this game less than excellent.

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Scored Reviews

ThisGenGaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 28, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is a frustration-free experience that holds your attention for as long as it lasts. The Controls are damn near perfect, the Visuals are pretty to look at and the soundtrack is uplifting. This is a game you don't want to miss out on no matter your age, but the youngest among us will get the most fun out of it. If only it had just a bit more content to make for a longer lifespan…

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Heavy
8.5 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

If you're an Xbox One owner and dying for a new platformer to play, look no further than Super Lucky's Tale. If the game performs well enough, it's possible Microsoft could have a new mascot on its hands.

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Rectify Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2017

If you enjoy platformers or are looking for something relaxing to play, then definitely consider Super Lucky’s Tale

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is a funny, joyous game with excellent mechanics and great characters. Microsoft has finally found their platformer.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 6, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is the first platformer on the Xbox One X that gives players an honest arcade experience with a fun protagonist, decent mechanics and truly impressive 4K graphics.

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GameSpew
80%
80%
Nov 17, 2017

It's cute, well-made and fun to play.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 5, 2017

Considering Microsoft's focus on Racing and Shooter genres for its exclusive lineup, Super Lucky's Tale feels like an exciting and different platforming experience that will take players back to 6th and 7th generation of consoles again, and even with some camera and gameplay issues, Super Luck's Tale is still a welcomed addition to the Microsoft's lineup.

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Game Revolution
Nov 3, 2017

Almost every moment of Super Lucky's Tale allows for the pure joy of platforming when you aren't annoyed by its limited camera. It's worth noting that the main game is extremely short to beat, but there are enough optional levels, puzzles and collectables to complete that will easily double or even triple your time with it.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 3, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is a fine 3D platformer.

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Entertainment Buddha
80 / 100
80 / 100
Nov 3, 2017

For the price and the fact that this is the only brand new title designed with the Xbox One X in mind releasing with the console, Super Lucky's Tale is worth your time. It would also provide plenty of fun for all ages on the Xbox One family of consoles and Windows 10 PC's.

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Hobby Consolas
77 / 100
77 / 100
Nov 3, 2017

A complete and joyful platformer, recommended for the little ones or those who expect classic playability. Its lack of ideas and several technical constraints hamper its success.

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Wccftech
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is simple yet engaging platform game that players of all ages can enjoy thanks to its pick-up-and-play experience. The game, however, may be too simple for some, and the easy and short experience may be a turn off for others, especially for those who have experienced other excellent platform games this year such as A Hat in Time and Super Mario Odyssey.

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Marooners' Rock
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

Super Lucky’s Tale is an incredible looking game with the gameplay to match. The gang at Playful Corp. have put out a family friendly, yet challenging game with lots to look at, loads to do, enough collectables to keep you entertained for hours.

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PC Aficionado
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is designed for a very particular audience and for a very particular purpose, and manages to pull that off with flair - but it'll alienate anyone outside of that.

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Video Chums
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

3D platformers don't get much more generic than Super Lucky's Tale.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

Despite all of the minor gameplay upgrades in Super Lucky's Tale, I actually had a better time playing as Lucky in VR last year. It was really cool to be able to "peek" around things and control the camera yourself, and despite all of the claims that "platformers don't benefit from VR" I couldn't disagree more. If stripping that is what Playful Corp needs to do to reach a bigger audience so be it, but a version with optional VR would have been ideal.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 3, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is a charming and sweet indie platformer that provides hours of retro platforming joy. It's probably had far too much weight put upon its shoulders as the Xbox One X's sole launch title, and is by no means perfect; a fact that's been amplified by the recent antics of a dungaree-wearing plumber. However, while the genre has undoubtedly moved on, taken on its own merit Super Lucky's Tale is simple, inescapable fun.

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Areajugones
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Super Lucky´s Tale is a great platforming game that the fans of the genre will love, even though it is too easy for the experts. Its style and difficulty mean that this game is great for the kids and newcomers.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

If you're looking for a game you can pick up and play, as well as making you smile, this is certainly one to consider.

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Windows Central
Nov 13, 2017

A cutesy Xbox adventure held back by silly issues

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TrueAchievements
Nov 8, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale succeeds in several ways. For anyone looking for a quick and simple platforming break, or introducing their kids to the world of gaming, this charming, beautiful and largely competently designed world will likely keep you entertained throughout.

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Generación Xbox
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is the child-pleaser we've been looking for the Xbox One catalogue. An honest and modest title that never forgets that easy doesn't mean simple.

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Atomix
70 / 100
70 / 100
Nov 13, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale offers a charming and colorful adventure with basic but accesible and fun gameplay. However, its cast of characters is forgettable, the worlds it offers feel a little bit repetitive and its difficulty can get kinda easy for experienced players of the genre. You can say its just an average platform title.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

All ages gameplay, a colourful world to explore and a platforming mascot who has some potential to join the legends of the genre in the years to come. Super Lucky's Tale won't push your skills too far when it comes to its imaginative level design, but it'll still be a cathartic way to wrap up the year thanks to its nostalgic focus on the past.

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Press Start
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 3, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is a marked improvement on it's predecessor and a competent love letter to the great platformers of the 90s. The controls feel great, the level variety is strong, and the game feels appropriately priced for what you get. It'll never compete with the likes of Mario, Banjo and Donkey Kong, but it's certainly several steps (or jumps) in the right direction. Worth a shot, especially for the younger crowd. Just beware of the difficulty spikes.

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Stevivor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is by no means bad — it's simply good; fun, but easily forgettable. If it was released at a different time than Odyssey, it may have made more of an impression, but alas, here we are.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is a classic platform with some problems like the impossibility to control the camera at 360' and some imprecisions during the jumps.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 3, 2017

An enjoyable game with a decent amount of content for a budget game, but a lack of polish and character bring the experience down.

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TheXboxHub
Nov 17, 2017

Super Lucky’s Tale is still a good-hearted family fun title that should pride itself on being a game that all ages can enjoy, and by completion, you will truly feel you have been treated to a game that does well in immersing you into the story of a small young fox, and the adventure he embarks on.

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COGconnected
69 / 100
69 / 100
Nov 3, 2017

I liked Super Lucky's Tale for its cute charm and textbook platforming

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Geeks Under Grace
6.7 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
David Burdette
6.7 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2017

Super Lucky’s Tale might not reach the heights of Super Mario Odyssey, but it is still a wonderful experience. With Microsoft lacking exclusives, Super Lucky’s Tale is a good place to begin a new era of Xbox-only games.

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New Game Network
65 / 100
65 / 100
Nov 3, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale looks and sounds pleasant, and its charming world and characters will appeal to younger audiences. However, despite getting the basics right, some gameplay and overall design concerns lead the game down a few wrong foxholes.

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LevelUp
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2017

Shallow and brief, Super Lucky's Tale is a forgettable adventure, although it has some potential but nothing in it shines.

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Gamerheadquarters
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

There's definitely some potential in Super Lucky's Tale but the content here is limited and locked behind a forced search for hidden secrets

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Sirus Gaming
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2017

Overall, Super Lucky's Tale is definitely not something that platforming fanatics are going to want to pick up. This game is more suited to children or people who are just starting to getting into platformers as everything feels like it could have been so much more.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 3, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale isn't a direct port of its VR predecessor, but it's no less simplistic.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Nov 5, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale - not a bad, but too simple 3D-platformer for younger audience. Despite nice design, funny characters, high-quality localization and working mechanics, the project practically does not develop at all and it definitely lacks the variability, challenge and fresh ideas.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Nov 3, 2017

If this sounds pretty grim so far, I want to back it up a little. Despite how negative I sound to this point, Super Lucky's Tale isn't a bad game.

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GameSpew
60%
60%
Nov 9, 2017

The game is so wilfully and bafflingly intent on blocking off said fun that you'll need all the persistence of a bin-raiding fox to reap Super Lucky's Tale's rewards.

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GamingTrend
55 / 100
55 / 100
Oct 4, 2018

Super Lucky's Tale is a very predictable 3D platformer. It checks all the boxes it needs to while drawing heavily on the genre's tentpole titles. Due to that derivative nature in conjunction with the title's very low difficulty and padded progression, Super Lucky's Tale is a hesitant recommendation, and only for the hardcore platformer fan. There is some laid-back fun here, but nothing about this title pushes the envelope in any substantial way, and won't be supremely appealing to a non-fan of the genre.

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TrueGaming
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

The lack of challenge and originality hurt this game, though it isn't a bad game and it maybe more suitable for younger players.

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PowerUp!
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

Amongst the like of Super Mario Odyssey, Yooka-Laylee, Sonic Mania, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and even Cuphead, Super Lucky's Tale trails far behind. If you only own an Xbox One and are desperate for some platforming, then you'll have a decent time with Super Lucky's Tale

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SA Gamer
5.5 / 10.0
SA Gamer
Ashwar Jacobs
5.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

Microsoft's previous attempts at a platforming title have failed many times before. This time they have something with potential in Super Lucky's Tale, but they might need to use some of those gold clovers to balance out the bad luck it currently has.

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IGN Italy
5.2 / 10.0
5.2 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2017

Boring level design, inaccurate controls and a frustrating camera make Super Lucky's Tale a below average platform game.

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IGN
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

It's all such a disappointment. I very much wanted to like Lucky, because the Xbox could use a decent answer to Nintendo in the 3D platformer genre. Unfortunately, Super Lucky's Tale definitely isn't it.

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Gameblog
5 / 10
5 / 10
Dec 4, 2017

Who could be interested by Super Lucky's Tale ? Without its VR feature, Playful's last game seem to just be. Experienced players will not find anything worth the time in this basic plateformer which cannot properly copy any mechanics of the genre. And with its irritating controls, it clearly is not suited for children. Too bad, because its colorful levels had some good ideas here and then.

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CGMagazine
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

Super Lucky's Tale is a generic and forgettable 3D platformer. Xbox fans deserve better.

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Gadgets 360
5 / 10
5 / 10
Nov 7, 2017

A game that was either rushed out, or was never given the development time it needed. There's nothing memorable about Super Lucky's Tale, be it the fairy-tale story about talking foxes taking on varying cats, or the platforming bits that make up most of its gameplay.

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WellPlayed
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

This sequel to the VR-exclusive Lucky’s Tale shoulders the responsibility of launching a new Xbox hardware iteration and also proving itself in the world of traditional 3D platformers, and does a spectacularly average job of both

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EGM
4 / 10.0
Ray Carsillo

Top Critic

4 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Lucky is unrealized potential. There is always space for a new kid-friendly platformer, and Lucky's cute and colorful world could've served as a great entry point for a new franchise. Sadly, poor controls, a terrible camera, and just overall lackluster gameplay leave Super Lucky's Tale being a subpar effort not worthy of your time.

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Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

3 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

Bland, boring, and badly made – returning to the bad old days of low rent mascot platformers is not a good way to demonstrate the power of the Xbox One X.

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