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Runner3

Rating Summary

Based on 37 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

54%

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Based on 37 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCMay 22, 2018
Nintendo SwitchMay 22, 2018

Developer: Choice Provisions

Genres: Action, Platformer

The rhythm-music gameplay of BIT.TRIP RUNNER and Runner2 is back and better than ever!

The Timbletot is determined to rid the multiverse of all its love and happiness. CommanderVideo, a lover if ever there were one, refuses to let this happen. He’s ready to jump, double-jump, wall-jump, slide-jump, slide, kick, float, drive, fly, and dance his way to victory, all across a medley of thrilling, challenging, and joyous levels!

- Hero quests! Runner3 is filled with oddball characters in need of your help. Lend them a hand and they'll reward you generously!
- Vehicles! Players will encounter wild vehicles that stand no chance of ever being deemed street legal. Eggplant planes! Celery cars! Cans propelled by carbonation! And so much more!
- Branching paths! Every level in Runner3 offers branching paths of varying difficulties. Take the hard path and earn yourself some gems; opt for the normal path and line your pockets with precious gold bars. The choice is yours!
- Retro challenges! A series tradition, every level in Runner3 has an accompanying "retro" level--it’s like two games for the price of one! These levels will also offer a series' first: free movement! Control CommanderVideo in ways you never have before, and earn precious “Gildan” coins in the process!
- Item shop! Players will be able to spend their hard-earned Gildans and gems on costumes, capes, accessories, and more. There are no in-game purchases in Runner3--keep your dang money!
- New playable characters! The Commanders are joined by friends new and old, including Dave of Woah Dave! fame, Unkle Dill, Frank 'N Stein, Awnty Rewty, and more!
- Charles Martinet! Charles Martinet returns for his role of "The Narrator"

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IGN

7 / 10.0
IGN

Runner 3 is a fun, challenging experience with a weird, charming aesthetic brought down by out-of-date graphics.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A deeply disappointing sequel that devolves from a perfectly judged mix of rhythm action and platforming to an unfairly difficult slog that's not nearly as clever as it thinks it is.

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GameSpot

7 / 10
GameSpot

Runner 3 is the most ambitious in the series yet--and also the toughest.

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Destructoid

8.5 / 10.0
Chris Carter

Despite creating two other Runners, Choice Provisions has shown that they're not out of ideas quite yet. Bring on Runner4.

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