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Yoku's Island Express

Rating Summary

Based on 69 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 69 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 29, 2018
Xbox OneMay 29, 2018
PCMay 29, 2018
Nintendo SwitchMay 29, 2018

Developers: Team17, Villa Gorilla

Genre: Platformer

Yoku has arrived on Mokumana and he’s ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise!

However, an ancient island deity is trapped in a restless sleep - and it’s all down to Yoku to traverse the island using a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration, in an amazing adventure to help those in need!

Flip and bump our pint-sized protagonist around the stunning hand-painted island on your quest to rebuild the post-office, and wake an old god from its deep slumber.

Use a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration to unlock the secrets of Mokumana Island, help the locals, awaken ancient deities and much more in this amazing new tropical adventure!

OPEN-WORLD PINBALL ADVENTURE

Coupled with its unique pinball platforming play style, Yoku’s Island Express offers non-linear gameplay that gives you the freedom to choose your own path across multiple questlines.

WELCOME TO MOKUMANA ISLAND

Seamlessly explore multiple regions of the island, including tropical beaches, lush jungles, snowy mountains, mysterious caves, and steamy hotsprings!

UNLOCK THE AMAZING NEW ABILITIES

Help the friendly locals and earn a range of fantastic new power-ups! Vacuum explosive slugs and wake up sleepy villagers with the Noisemaker!

CAPTIVATING STORY

Meet a cast of unforgettable characters across multiple storylines - whilst uncovering the islands deepest secrets. And maybe rebuild the post office too!

EPIC BOSS BATTLES

Get ready to take on giant bosses using Yoku's trusty ball to 'deliver' the final blow.

BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK

Feast your eyes on the breathtaking hand-painted artwork created by games industry veteran artists.

Where to Buy

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Review Data

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22
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5
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Trailers

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Yoku's Island Express - Story Trailer (PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

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Yoku's Island Express - Behind the Scenes!

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Yoku's Island Express - Side-Quests Trailer (PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Screenshots

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PC Gamer

85 / 100
PC Gamer

A blend of mismatched genres that somehow works, Yoku's Island Express is a beguiling game of modest brilliance.

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IGN

8 / 10.0
Tom Marks

Yoku's Island Express is a novel Metroidvania-pinball hybrid that stands out as something wholly unique. It blends those clashing genres with a beautiful island style, and its satisfying flippers and bumpers make uncovering its wide island a ton of fun. Retreading completed areas while hunting for secrets can occasionally get stale, but Yoku's Island Express has a refreshingly positive attitude that kept me smiling the whole way through.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

A glorious marriage of pinball and platforming and a wild-spirited adventure to cherish.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A strangely successful mix of genres that plays both a mean pinball and a highly competent game of Metroidvania, and all wrapped up in some utterly charming presentation.

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Recent News

Yoku's Island Express gets a free demo
| PC Gamer

Yoku's Island Express gets a free demo | PC Gamer

Free ball.

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