Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is ranked in the 21st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

14%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews

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GaminGuardian
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2018

A new way of exploring Ooo. Enjoy with Finn and company in a kind of classic RPG game that will be enjoyable for everybody, specially for Adventure Time's fans, who will be able to see a whole new story that is as good as the cartoon ones.

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GamePitt
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2018

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is the best Adventure Time tie-in game out there. It’s packed with all the humour, charm, quality, and jokes from the TV show along with the original cast as the voice talent. Sure, some moments can get a bit tedious as you’re sailing from point A to point B with no form of fast travel, but it’s all worth it for the excitement and fun you’ll have once you get there. The game is clearly aimed at fans of the TV show and I feel they will be the ones to get the most out of this game. However, even if you’ve not watched the show (like me), the game is hilarious is most parts and will entertain both small and big kids for hours.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2018

A good platform-rpg, difficulty need some balancement. Perfect for the fans of the series.

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PS4Blog.net
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 14, 2019

I recommend this release for the gameplay, but I really hope the next release from the team will be less buggy than this because even with the latest patch – months after the game's release – this is still the buggiest game I have played on my PlayStation 4.

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Softpedia
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2018

It's also my understanding that the Adventure Time true fans are sticklers and won't accept any mistakes. To them, I can only say that Pirates of the Enchiridion could have been much worse and that they should be grateful that at least they have something to play that's not half-bad before the tenths season arrives.

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Wccftech
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2018

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is one of the best games based on the Cartoon Network show, thanks to the faithful representation of the series' charming world and characters. While quite derivative, with features lifted from The Legend of Zelda series in particular, the game developed by Climax Studios can be a fun experience, granted the player manages to overcome some frustration due to balancing and design issues.

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VGProfessional
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2018

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is exactly what a franchise tie-in game is, mixing known gameplay mechanics and ideas to a world built by an iconic animated series, without really excelling anything. It's still a great entry point into the world of turn-based RPG for some and will definitely appeal to fans of the animated series for sure.

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TrueAchievements
Jul 24, 2018

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is a great introduction to turn-based combat for those who need such a thing.

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GearNuke
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2018

While not offering a unique experience, this is an Adventure Time game that is worthy of its name. The combat lacks depth and needs proper balance adjustments to make it more enjoyable, and there are some issues with the performance, but overall it is still a solid RPG that is worth giving a chance if you are a fan of the show.

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NEOsite
7 / 10.0
NEOsite
aysnel

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2018

Good adaptation of TV show Adventure Time!. It's a great experience for the fans of the animation, although technical shortcomings can be quite problematic.

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GBAtemp
7 / 10.0
Daisy May

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2018

If you're a fan of Adventure Time, you'll probably enjoy this game. The writing is great, and the world is beautiful. With the series ending this year, it's a great bit of content to pad out the waiting time. If you're not a fan of Adventure Time, though, I wouldn't recommend it to you. Most of my enjoyment came from the references and writing, rather than the gameplay. The gameplay isn't bad, but the atmosphere of the game couldn't be better.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2018

If you're looking for something a little more laid-back that's likely to put a smile on your face, then you can't go far wrong with Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jul 20, 2018

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is one of those games where ignorance of the original source will deprive you of an understanding of a lot of special jokes and joy from a funny plot. Part of the gameplay with a grind of gold and resources, along with some technical problems, is a little annoying, as well as a crumpled narrative with primitive side tasks. At the same time, stylized graphics, turn-based combat mode and a set of abilities leave a generally pleasant impression.

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IGN Middle East
6.6 / 10.0
6.6 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2018

The Adventure of Pirates of the Enchiridion is not the best when compared to the rest of the games, but it is a simple and beautiful game with bright colors and nice comedy. You can resort to it when you feel bored, and of course I do not recommend buying it before you get a discount because it does not deserve 40$.

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The Digital Fix
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2018

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion falls short of being a great game and lands squarely in the land of being okay. Despite its flaws it is an enjoyable RPG that would be a great entry point to the genre for younger children who might be a little put off by the more complex systems in other games.

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Nintendo Insider
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 20, 2018

On the whole, Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion does just enough to allow you to interact with the world of Ooo. It’s more a shame that considering the series as a whole is coming to an end, there’s no true celebration here to close out the franchise with a potential classic.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 17, 2018

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is an enjoyable sail along the high seas that is ultimately hampered by being rough around the edges. The battle system and story are an enjoyable experience, but absurdly long load times, frame rate stuttering, a clunky menu system, and a poorly developed upgrade system hamper the experience. It's still an entertaining experience, and fans of the show will likely love it, but those looking for an incredible RPG experience here might be left a little disappointed in its squandered potential.

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God is a Geek
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2018

Whilst not the most challenging of games, it still offers fans of the show a chance to enjoy it in a different light. Gameplay can become laborious, though, and the world is more vacant than it should be.

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Game Informer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2018

Combat is a highlight and I laughed at some solid jokes, but exploring Ooo is a disappointment. The game is also plagued by technical problems

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Fandom
3 / 5.0
Ryan Brown

Top Critic

3 / 5.0
Jul 20, 2018

If you are a big Adventure Time fan and don’t require every game you play to be an original, stellar experience, there’s definitely fun to be had here thanks to the game’s charm and authenticity alone. For fans looking to say goodbye to the land of Ooo, you could definitely do a lot worse.

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IGN
5.8 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

5.8 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2018

High seas RPG Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion brings some of the joy of the TV show to a kind-of open world RPG. It's a good game for beginners, and we get a small taste of how great exploring the show's world and quirky characters could be. but the lack of challenge and options will probably bore veterans. The sad thing is that Adventure Time is a special show because its humor appeals to fans both young and old, but this game seems made exclusively for the former.

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TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

5 / 10
Aug 1, 2018

All in all, Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is merely okay.

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Cultured Vultures
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2018

Great art and design can't make up for dated, semi-open world adventuring.

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WellPlayed
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2018

The land of Ooo is covered in ocean, and the hopes of Adventure Time fans for a decent video game adaptation have seemingly sunk to the bottom

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Nintendo Life
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jul 17, 2018

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion feels like a return to the old days of licensed video games. The developers took a classic genre in the turn-based RPG, boiled it down to its core mechanics, and plastered the Adventure Time setting and characters onto it with far too few original ideas. Even though it feels like a faithful recreation of the show's personality and charm thanks to the original cast and solid writing, the uninspired gameplay drags down any goodwill it builds between encounters.

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ZTGD
4.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

4.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

Adventure Time fans deserve better.

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Destructoid
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2018

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion might be appealing to a younger audience that wants an RPG without too many advance systems to over-complicate things, but if you're looking for a deep role-playing game set within the land of Ooo, you'll be sorely disappointed. On top of that, all of the performance issues with the Switch version make it incredibly difficult to recommend.

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GameSkinny
Jul 23, 2018

Despite it's solid core mechanics and efforts to be faithful to its source material, Pirates of the Enchiridion is bogged down by poor pacing and various technical difficulties.

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Invision Community
4 / 10
Invision Community
A Terrible Pun (that’s me!)
4 / 10
Jul 16, 2018

NOT WORTH IT! No matter how much this game is sold, I honestly can’t find any reason to recommend it to anyone. I didn’t have high expectations, to begin with but honestly, I didn’t expect the game to be this terrible. And in case you’re wondering its $39.99 which is better spent on a game that actually gives you a good amount of fun than frustrations considering the game stutters way too much and at times becomes a headache when it actually freezes to a halt before you’re forced to close the application.

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