Pode Reviews

Pode is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Jun 21, 2018

Sometimes opposites attract, and Pode's contrasting characters are a great example of that, combining to overcome the  game's environmental puzzles. While it's a little rough around the edges, Pode is a charming puzzle game whether you play it alone or grab a friend to play alongside you.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2018

While Pode can be frustrating in it's lack of communication it is a rather beautiful thing when experienced with others.

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95 / 100
Jun 21, 2018

Pode is breathtakingly beautiful, and a must have for any lover of puzzle games.

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PC Invasion
Top Critic
7 / 10
Apr 3, 2020

Pode offers some enjoyable puzzles solved with unique cooperative gameplay in a journey that's as heartwarming as it is challenging.

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79 / 100
Mar 7, 2019

Pode does a good job of being adorable, puzzling in all the right ways, and fun, all in the span of a few hours and while it’s worth mentioning the game seems a tad too short, the consistent pacing throughout makes it feel like a bit of a longer journey than it actually is.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2018

Pode is a fun and relaxing puzzle game that starts out simple and becomes more complex as the game progresses and you gain new abilities.  While the game is meant for co-op play, it plays just as well single-player, though you will have to constantly swap between Glo and Bulder.  Having a second player can also help with solving puzzles as you have a second person helping you out, but alone or with a friend, with its enjoyable art style and relaxing atmosphere, Pode is a puzzle game worth checking out.

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GameMAG
ACE
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jul 16, 2018

Pode is a not a bad cooperative adventure game. It's nice to play it with a friend in front of one screen, or alone, solving several puzzles during a day. If you are a fan of the genre, then it's worth a try. If no, well, then play something different.

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8 / 10
Jun 21, 2018

With its subtle, relaxing and appropriate musical score, gloriously soft visuals and a simple yet emotional story, Pode succeeds in offering a generous and humble cooperative yet challenging 8-10 hours of content that will shine brightly - especially in among the assortment of fast-paced and frantic multiplayer games that we have right now on the eShop.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2018

The minimalist art design is beautiful, and its characters are wonderfully expressive and emotive despite their simplicity. There's an elegance to Pode, that belies its imperfect platforming and frequent frustrations.

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6 / 10
Feb 20, 2019

Pode is a puzzle platformer with heart, soul and style. However, struggles with the fundamentals of the genre hold it back from matching the expectations set by its stellar first impression.

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The Digital Fix
Chris Patrick
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2019

Some flawed puzzles don't stop this beautiful, adorable platformer from being well worth your time.

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Pure Nintendo
Kira C
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018

The soundtrack to Pode is absolutely atmospheric, soothing and amazing. The design of the character of the rock and the star is also very cute and sweet.

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TrueGaming
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2020

Pode is a beautiful short story about friendship that will entertain both younger and older players with a unique art direction and balanced puzzles.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2019

Henchman & Goon have crafted a fine puzzle, platformer in Pode. We loved the characters of Glo and Bulder and despite some frustrating puzzles and a disagreeable camera, we always felt motivated to push through to see them to the end of their journey

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2018

Pode is a visually stunning take on the co-op puzzle genre, but misses the mark when it comes to pacing and execution.

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9 / 10
Jun 21, 2018

Pode is a very fun game on Nintendo Switch that is easy to recommend.

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7.1 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2018

Pode is a solid cooperative experience but its frustrating aspects unfortunately hold it back from being a great game.

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Aug 7, 2020

Puzzle games can either be hit or miss. Either they are easy or way too hard, and quite a few barely hit the middle. With Pode I believe a perfect balance was hit, and while I was afraid of what was coming up, I felt like the game did it great. How was it able to manage that? Read and find out.

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Unscored
Mar 12, 2019

Pode is a cute puzzle co-op adventure game with a strong emphasis in the cooperative. With a lovely setting and a story that's easy to follow, the game is great for gamers and non gamers. The puzzles are quite creative but not as intuitive as the developers think, which could lead to some lucky solves instead of planned ones.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2019

Pode is a wonderful and at times tricky puzzle game which really gets you thinking. My wife and I loved playing through all of the chambers however it only took us around 6 hours to complete. Ok, there are collectables along the way in the form of fireflies that require one of the characters to use their ability to explode a plant pod or rock in order to release them, however as far as the main story goes, it is quite short.

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