Percentile Rank

Wandersong is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 36 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 27, 2018
GameXplain
Loved
GameXplain

Top Critic

Loved
Sep 26, 2018
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Player2.net.au
A or higher
A or higher
Oct 11, 2018

Play Wandersong. You deserve to play such a wonderful game about music, friendship, and how heroism can be found in any good deed - no matter how small.

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peppage
Loved
Loved
Oct 30, 2018
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 19, 2018

Share this game with other people, if you can. Play together on a couch, passing a controller around and commenting on the story together. Wear your fluffiest pyjamas and make chamomile tea. Bring tissues as well.

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Scored Reviews

Dragnix
96 / 100
96 / 100
Jan 8, 2019
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PlayStation LifeStyle
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

Wandersong is the video game equivalent of a pep talk. This is your virtual cheerleader. Are you having a bad day? The Bard believes in you! Are you worried about being you? The Bard is your friend and will be there to hear you out. Having trouble solving a problem? Well, I mean, singing a jaunty tune probably won't suddenly make things right, but it might improve your mindset. Wandersong is one of the most pleasant and refreshing games out there. Even when the going gets tough, the goodwill garnered here will help you push through and enjoy another day.

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Jump Dash Roll
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 28, 2019

Wandersong is a modern classic that is only held back from masterpiece status by some small but significant shortcomings. Still, few games this generation have compelled me to gush like this. Each of the game's core elements — story, characters, gameplay, soundtrack, and visuals — combine with near perfect execution and the result is a game that you just have to play.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2018

Wandersong made me believe in love again

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PSX Brasil
90 / 100
90 / 100
Mar 6, 2019

Wandersong is a beautiful and unforgettable journey full of good lessons for anyone who has doubts about their dreams and goals. Despite its lack of challenge, it's a title that deserves to be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, thanks to its engaging story and diversified gameplay.

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FingerGuns
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 11, 2019

A harmonious marriage between narrative and mechanics, Wandersong is an astonishing creation on PS4.

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Paste Magazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2018

Given its focus on unity, it's not surprising that the game always returns to ideas of harmony. It's a game about music, after all, so the motif fits. And while playing Wandersong, I also felt like harmony was that much closer, that the greatest evils were defeatable if only we could rally together. And that's a powerful thing for a game about a humble lil bard.

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IGN Italy
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2018

Wandersong is an unforgettable adventure and one of the most interesting indie game of this year. Bow down to the little bard!

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MonsterVine
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Sep 27, 2018

Wandersong is easily the most wholesome, heartwarming game about friendship you’ll play all year.

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bemanistyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2018

The game doesn't hold the player's hand through every step of the way, yet, still many of the mechanics are generous to the point where a very wide range of players will find Wandersong accessible and fun. This is a great game that was hard for me to put down and shouldn't have troubles finding a dedicated playerbase.

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

I loved playing through Wandersong and thought that everything in it was well designed and created with a lot of care

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GamePitt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

The music is a delight to listen to, the narrative is very witty and humorous (as well as serious when it has to be), and the visuals are amazing eye candy with all the colours and visual effects used. The controls can be a little sensitive in some places and the DS4 speaker needs to be adjusted outside of the game, but overall I would have been extremely proud if I was one of the lucky ones who backed this project initially on Kickstarter.

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2018

Wandersong is a joyful and innovative game that should probably be sold as a cure for winter blues.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2018

I think about the supposed difference between “sentiment” and “sentimentality” when comparing this game to other story-driven titles: sentiment produces real, personal, and genuine emotions, while sentimentality is often a cheap, telegraphed way to provoke reactions by spelling everything out, usually in a hamfisted and highly-charged way (*cough*David Cage*cough*). Wandersong, with all of its mysticism, with its charming simplicity in both graphics and gameplay, expresses real sentiment. I very nearly missed this game, and I certainly don't want you to miss it.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2018

Wandersong is the most emotionally satisfying game I've played in 2018. It's a rollercoaster ride through the spectrum of feelings, all wrapped up in a lovingly crafted construction paper world. I didn't even know this game existed a month ago. Now, it's one I'll never forget.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2018

From its grin-inducing highs to its tear-jerking lows, Wandersong is a magical and captivating game. It's undoubtedly one of the best indie games out in 2018.

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Geeks Under Grace
9 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Lucas Miller
9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2018

BOTTOM LINE Wandersong is an excellent game featuring great music, stunning visuals, and a story which grabs your attention from beginning to end.

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PC Gamer
88 / 100
88 / 100
Oct 24, 2018

I listened to Wandersong's soundtrack while writing this review, and I've been happily jiggling my leg throughout.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Wandersong is an accessible, uplifting adventure that deftly builds to a memorable crescendo. Sure, the game has a few rough edges, most of which can be attributed its humble indie origins, but it more than makes up for its shortcomings with its heartfelt characters and story. Put on your adventuring hat and cape and warm up your pipes, it's time for an emotional world rescue.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2018

Wandersong is definitely worth checking out on the basis of how different and unique it is. From the fun, new interaction method to the hand-crafted art style, this is something completely fresh.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2018

Wandersong takes an innovative spin on the adventure genre by incorporating a quirky musical bard on a journey to save the world.

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GameSpace
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Wandersong is a charming, heart-filled musical-adventure. For fans of the puzzle-adventure genre, there is a lot to be had here but where Wandersong really shines, lies in its spirited, charismatic characters and unique story line. Wandersong isn't afraid to make fun of the usual heroic tropes found in many games on the market, but still finds a way to make the player stay connected to what is going on. Come for the adventure, but stay for a song.

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Video Chums
Oct 8, 2018

Wandersong's memorable adventure and heartwarming tale make for one fantastic musical journey.

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Game Revolution
Jan 23, 2019

Wandersong isn’t perfect, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
GameSpace

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2018

Wandersong is the tale of a lowly bard on a quest to find the legendary Earthsong. Surrounded by a universe of the edge of destruction, only the seven Overseers can help Wandersong's nameless champion put together the pieces of this magical arrangement and use it to save the world. Warm up your voice and take a trip into a charming adventure with our Wandersong review.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 27, 2018

Wandersong is by no means perfect, but it is very different. Charm oozes out of every note and motion you make. Despite the technical glitches it is consistently winning and moving, with a lack of aggression and a genuine optimism that beams through like nothing else. It really will bring a smile to your face.

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Goomba Stomp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2018

Wandersong is a charming-as-heck musical adventure that manages to live up to both parts of its name.

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COGconnected
78 / 100
78 / 100
Oct 3, 2018

Get out your guitar and strum along to this one, because Wandersong brings a fun, meaningful story fully grounded in a colorful world that's worth saving.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 2, 2018

Wandersong is a colorful musical platformer which do not bet everyhting on its technical part, but delivers a cheerful fable along its ten hour run. However, its non-existant challenge will reserve it to short sessions only. But thanks to its cheerful cast of well-written characters, Wandersong let the palyer enjoy nothing but good feelings, thansk to the ever so-satisfying power of music.

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Game Informer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2018

The delightful story and atmosphere just narrowly make up for the lack of compelling gameplay

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 21, 2019

Although the gameplay feels a little on the shallow side, Wandersong is a disarmingly joyful game. Singing your way through this cutesy adventure may not offer much of a challenge, but mixed in with a varied cast of characters and a sweet story, it's definitely a hard game to hate.

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