Pikuniku

Pikuniku Reviews Summary

Pleasant Puzzles
Charming Environments
Short Length

Summary: Pikuniku is a pleasant puzzle-platformer that's oozing with charm, though some critics were left wanting more.

Rating Summary

Based on 55 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Based on 55 critic reviews
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Recommended
Jan 22, 2019

Playing out like an interactive episode of Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, Pikuniku is a perfectly formed three hour adventure.

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79 / 100
Jan 21, 2019

A wonderfully absurd tale of insurrection and kicking stuff in a cheery-looking world.

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8 / 10
Jan 28, 2019

A short, funny platforming adventure about a weird little dude on a strange quest, Pikuniku is a charming delight.

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Jan 24, 2019

It may not be long but you’ll have a big, dumb smile on your face the whole time; a pure realization of quality over quantity.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

In the wrong hands, Pikuniku could have been a shallow and ultimately forgettable experience, but its expressive dialogue, clever framing, and charming, upbeat soundtrack do enough heavy lifting to elevate it into something far more endearing. The characterization, in particular, is delightfully fleshed out. It's a simple game with a ton of heart that'll leave you beaming when everything's said and done.

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9 / 10
Jan 21, 2019

My favorite gaming experiences are the ones that elicit a pure and physical response from me. Whether it's a horror game making me clench my cheeks or a story-driven game dropping my jaw and pulling a tear from my eye, those kinds of experiences are the ones that stick with me the most. With Pikuniku, I was smiling and laughing throughout the entire thing, and too few games get that kind of response out of me. Pikuniku is a treasure of a game, and I can't wait to see more from this team.

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8 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

Its look and feel gives it a charming aesthetic that draws you in, and its solid controls coupled with balanced puzzles makes you stay a while. A funny campaign that has some true laugh out loud moments, but sometimes has vague mission objectives forcing you to wander around aimlessly until you stumble upon the next step.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

Pikuniku is quirky, funny and more than a little bit mad, all adding up to a short-but-sweet, colourful platform adventure.

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Jan 21, 2019

Despite being rather short, Pikuniku is sure to please players anyway thanks to its pleasant presentation, relaxed atmosphere, goofy characters, and its world that's just plain fun to explore.

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6 / 10
Jan 21, 2019

This puzzle-platformer's puzzles and platforming might be merely alright – and the music is a proper irritant – but Pikuniku is full of so much cheer and loveliness elsewhere. It's bursting with character in a story that's equal parts silly and uplifting.

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