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Yoku's Island Express

Team17, Villa Gorilla
May 29, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
85 / 100
IGN
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
Destructoid
9 / 10
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
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Yoku's Island Express Trailers

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

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

Yoku's Island Express - Behind the Scenes! thumbnail

Yoku's Island Express - Behind the Scenes!

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

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


Yoku's Island Express Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Yoku's Island Express

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

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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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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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To think, Sonic Spinball was onto something all of those years ago. Yoku's Island Express is delightful and fun from start to finish

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The unique blend of Metroid and pinball makes Yoku's Island Express as entertaining as it is charming.

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Yoku's Island Express is a delight, plain and simple.It's gorgeous, plays beautifully, and I hope it's the start of a new franchise, because I want to play a lot more of this.

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Yoku's Island Express is a beauteous, aurally delightful treat that riffs off the Metroidvania template and pinball tables in a smart and playful manner. It's somewhat tempered by the dual frustrations of the pinball mechanic's need for constant precision and a lacklustre fast-travel system that leaves you having to cover the same ground over and over, ultimately taking what could have been an amazing game, and making it a good one.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Yoku's Island Express demo hops onto Steam

Yoku's Island Express demo hops onto Steam



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