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Pit People

The Behemoth
Mar 2, 2018 - Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S

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7.8 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
7 / 10
8.5 / 10
9 / 10
IGN Spain
8 / 10
IGN Italy
8.2 / 10
Windows Central
4 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Pit People


7.8 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

The catchy song that plays over Pit People's ending credits (and has been stuck in my head for the last several days) proclaims: “And it all makes sense now!” That might be overstating things, since its tactical battles never played out the way I expected due to each character having a mind of their own when it comes to what to actually attack or heal. But pit People's weird world has a special, quirky way of being amusing no matter what you're doing. I enjoyed it mostly in small doses, as the bright colors, twisted sense of humor, and goofy, energetic soundtrack can get to be a little much sometimes.

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Though its battle system isn't revolutionary, Pit People mixes brain-teasing battles with a barrage of great humor that makes it an enjoyable jaunt through a fun and colorful world

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The Behemoth's turn-based strategy game carries the studio's usual sense of humor and a fun Pokémon-style "catch 'em all" twist.

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As far as I'm concerned, The Behemoth is now four for four. And while Pit People doesn't quite nab the crown as my new favorite game from the studio, I love the risks it takes to shake up strategy RPGs. It's a wild, creative, occasionally erratic game. Pit People is imperfect, but it's so worth your time.

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There's so much to love about Pit People, it's hard to nail its single best quality. The simple-to-pick-up strategy gameplay is fantastic, as are the options to make it tougher through the Insane Difficulty toggle or through enabling Permadeath. There's the off-the-wall humor, filled with one-liners, anachronisms, and even the gibberish voices that sound like the Canadians from South Park invaded. There's the mind-blowing amount of recruitable allies and the room for experimentation. And there's the co-op aspect of the game, which leaves room for a friend.

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Undoubtedly, one of the surprises so far this year. If you like the genre, you should give it a try.

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Don't let the silly artwork and plot confuse you: Pit People is a solid and engaging strategy game, made better by The Behemoth's signature madness.

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Pit People is a turn-based strategy game jam-packed with silly humor and pleasant art and music, but held slightly back by some repetitive gameplay.

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