Percentile Rank

Baba Is You is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 13, 2019

The game has over 200 puzzles, and I’m roughly 50 deep. I plan to make my way to the finish line, not just because it’s a great game — and it is! — but because its obsession with rules has me rethinking the rules in every other game I love. It’s selfless in a way, a game that lets you bend its rules to appreciate the rules in everything else.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 14, 2019

But this is wonderful. Completely wonderful. Original, inspired, challenging, and most importantly of all, that constant sense of “Oh no, how will I ever do this one!” so quickly followed by, “I AM A GENIUS!” It’s a very, very smart game, that has the humility to let you, the player, feel like the clever one

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Mar 15, 2019

Sokoban and coding collide in this clever puzzler.

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pressakey.com
Loved
Loved
Mar 21, 2019

Baba Is You constructs a game principle of immense depth and complexity, which fascinates and occupies over many hours - and never loses its fascination. For all fans of puzzles: Baba is Win!

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Checkpoint Gaming
Loved
Loved
Mar 21, 2019

Baba Is You is genuinely impressive. Changing the rule set of the game as you play is a powerful and compelling tool.

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GameLuster
Buy
Buy
May 26, 2019

Enjoy a relaxing puzzle game that innovates game mechanics in an easy and accessible way that doesn't lose the challenge that makes puzzle games entertaining.

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Scored Reviews

3DNews
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2019

Baba Is You is an elegant puzzle game, and one of the best in years. Simple in visuals, but really, really deep from the gameplay perspective.

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AnaitGames
10 / 10
10 / 10
Mar 12, 2019

I don't know if "BABA IS GOTY", but it may very well be.

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TechRaptor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2019

Baba Is You offers a charming and unique puzzling experience that's certain to challenge newcomers and fans of puzzle games alike.

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Reloading BR
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2019

From the moment I saw Baba Is You for the first time I already knew it was something I would be into a lot. After playing it for several hours and having gone through almost a hundred stages I found myself very addicted to it's gameplay loop and impressed by the quality of the puzzle design put inside the game. Baba Is You is one of the most creative games of recent years, a collection of systemic puzzles with a clever and challenging game design.

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PC Gamer
90 / 100
90 / 100
Mar 15, 2019

Baba is You manages to take the familiar idea of nudging blocks and solving puzzles in a fresh direction. Brilliant.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 18, 2019

A hugely original puzzler that relies on raw logic in a way only a video game could, providing some of the most satisfyingly open-ended challenges of the generation.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 18, 2019

Under the tune of a minimalist semantic puzzle game, Baba is You hides an extraordinary experience that will take you to the frontiers of reason and logic. By inviting the player to constantly change the rules of the game, Arvi Teikari makes every element present on the screen a potential source of interaction, and offers the genre a concept as diabolical as it is audacious.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Mar 20, 2019

Even so, as uneventful its music may seem, it does little to sway the view that Baba Is You is an outstandingly inventive and delightful puzzle game to crack.

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2019

But all of those bothersome traits wash away the moment you solve a tough task. Logic puzzles don't come more clever or rewarding than Baba Is You, and with that in mind, this is one of the best of its kind in recent memory. It just might stump you a lot.

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viewport
9 / 10
viewport
Frostilyte
9 / 10
Mar 27, 2019

Baba is You is a rare sort of puzzle game that I think everyone should play. It may not have the production values of a big budget game, but everything present works incredibly well together. The pacing, visual and sound design, level design, and implementation of its core mechanic create one of the best puzzle games I've ever played. What really puts it over the top for me is how it translates complicated logical puzzle solving into a concrete form that is easily understood. It's simple, accessible, and immensely gratifying.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2019

Baba is You is a delightful puzzle game filled with absurd solutions and situations, asking players to discard what they think they know about games to solve them.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
Nintendo Life
Zion Grassl

Top Critic

8 / 10
May 24, 2019

Baba Is You is like a compilation of gift shop brain teasers; they’re not for everyone, but some people can’t get enough of them. And while it may sound like just another sketchy smartphone game, it’s surprisingly one of the most unique puzzlers you can find on the Switch and the way in which it encourages you to break its rules and create your own ones is refreshing and unique.

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We Got This Covered
Mar 14, 2019

Baba Is You has a cutesy exterior that serves only to fool you into thinking it won't be the most difficult puzzle game you've ever played.

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Geeks Under Grace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 6, 2019

Baba Is You is a genius way to breath new life into the puzzle genre with its perfect blend of simple mechanics meeting mind-melting difficulty.

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CDavis_Games
Fintendo
Mar 27, 2019

"Rules are meant to be broken."

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2019

Rules are made to be broken, and that's never been more true that with Baba is You, I just wish they had made it a bit more fun.

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Game Informer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2019

Baba is You is smart, but as later levels force you to consider more variables, the charm wears away

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 24, 2019

Baba is You is a clever, challenging indie puzzle game that often confounds, though not always in satisfying ways.

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The Game is a Lie
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2019

Baba is You has very high peaks, especially in the early stages and in the introduction of new rules, but its lows are terrible. Trying to be extremely difficult, it ends up with a bad, frustrating, and stale level design. The game seems to have forgotten that less is usually more.

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