Percentile Rank

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Checkpoint Gaming
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
Apr 25, 2019

It's crazy how a simple concept such as a box making extensions of itself can be manifested into an artfully unique package.

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Nintendojo
B+
B+
Jul 17, 2019

Overall, Boxboy! + Boxgirl! does much more right than wrong. Outside of some ambiguity in how to perfectly solve a puzzle and a generally underwhelming visual style, Boxboy! + Boxgirl! is a daringly innovative puzzle-platformer.

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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Apr 26, 2019

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is proof that you don't need thousands of polygons and endless dialogue to tell a poignant story that tugs at the heartstrings.

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PowerUp!
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2019

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is a wonderful game and definitely one that should be included in every Switch owners library

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Stevivor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2019

Despite the move to Switch, levels are still designed in a handheld console mentality, meaning you’ll be able to get through a level in a couple minutes flat; as such, BoxBoy remains perfectly suited for pick-up, put-down play.

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WellPlayed
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2019

With pure, uncut puzzle fun and lots of it, the newest and biggest BoxBoy adventure is also the best

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2019

BoxBoy + BoxGirl hits the sweet spot with a series of puzzles that aren't too hard, but occasionally make you think

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Apr 25, 2019

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! takes the puzzler series to new heights with the first Switch BoxBoy! entry. With an innovative spin in the form of fresh new mechanics and the playable inclusion of another loveable boxy character, this eShop title will brighten up any puzzle fan's day.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2019

Boxboy + Boxgirl is a banging, box-based Brain-teasing bonanza and brilliant at a budget price.

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SA Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
SA Gamer
Timóteo Da Silva
8.5 / 10.0
May 2, 2019

You'd be forgiven for thinking that the latest entry in a series of simple puzzle platforming games about a mostly black and white, line-drawn square would not be that enjoyable. However, you'd be wrong. Very, very wrong. Against the odds, Hal Laboratory has made a truly wonderful title that is not only perfect for the Switch but is a triumph for the genre itself. And a heck of a lot of fun to play too!

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2019

Boxboy + Boxgirl is perfectly pleasant platforming that anyone can enjoy. If you're looking for a new puzzle game to play on Nintendo Switch in bitesize chunks, look no further than Qbby and his new friend in Boxboy + Boxgirl.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 25, 2019

Through powerfully puzzling ideas and a quite distinct cooperative, then extended adventure, HAL Laboratory drew inspiration from romanticism to turn Boxboy into a joyful bloc party with Boxgirl, showing that it gets even better together.

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We Got This Covered
May 18, 2019

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is far from a total reinvention, but the series remains as charmingly enjoyable as it always has. The addition of a fun co-op adventure is just the cherry on top of an already solid package.

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USgamer
Apr 25, 2019

The newly introduced cooperative puzzles and some of the new concepts are where BoxBoy + BoxGirl shine the brightest, like a yellow laser striking down pain. Even with a bit too much of a samey feel now four games in, and some performance issues when the levels and abilities get complex, BoxBoy + BoxGirl is a swell puzzle outing for the Switch.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2019

undefined.BoxBoy+BoxGirl is a successful and enjoyable puzzler with enough new additions in co-op and the rectangular box segments to feel fresh and new. While some aspects of BoxBoy's design are well-worn and overdone in the fourth entry, the entire package is endearingly charming with its minimalist presentation and clever twists that make most retread portions mere bumps in the road that don't detract from the overall fun.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2019

The good idea of ​​Boxboy now for 2 players. HAL Laboratory is still smart and it knows how to entertain and challenge us. If you still do not know this series, discover it with this chapter in Nintendo Switch.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 26, 2019

A welcome comeback for Nintendo's most minimalist mascot, that justifies itself with an extremely entertaining co-op mode.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Apr 27, 2019

Even after three games, HAL Laboratory is still able to introduce new skills, puzzles and challenges, now with a coop campaign. A game as simple as addictive, that even if it doesn't take the formula one step ahead, and without a very well known name behind, if offers a good chunk of accessible challenges for all kind of players.

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Game Revolution
Apr 25, 2019

Unfortunately, the game is a little too easy, especially for those of you not worried about collecting every crown. The hint system provides too much of a safety net that is far too easy to fall back on. Thankfully, though, the series clever puzzles are as entertaining as they ever have been and keep the pesky frame rate issues and low difficulty from boxing you out of enjoying Qbby’s latest adventure.

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AnaitGames
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 25, 2019

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is yet another notable example of HAL Laboratory's craftmanship --a huge game made of a lot of really small ideas and mechanics.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 27, 2019

Bigger and more fully featured than ever, BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! marks a high point in this quirky puzzle-platformer series. It's not perfect - the stripped back aesthetic and lethargic physics won't be everyone's cup of tea - but fans of co-op puzzlers, in particular, should investigate pronto.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2019

It's no puzzle why BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is a stellar puzzle game for the Nintendo Switch.

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 8, 2019

The worthy sequel BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! introduces many ideas that make you think outside of the box

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 30, 2019

BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! is another great HAL Laboratory offering with only a few small missteps that keep it from being a perfect example of how to make a puzzle platformer.

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Attack of the Fanboy
May 2, 2019

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! continues the series perfectly in its transition from 3DS to Switch.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 25, 2019

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is another quirky, charming puzzle platformer from HAL. It might not have quite as outlandish box types as Bye-Bye BoxBoy!, but it makes up for that as a welcoming entry on Switch for newcomers, stacks and stacks of bitesized puzzles and a new co-op mode to boot.

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SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 9, 2019

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is still a pretty good puzzle platformer, although not very inventive.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 20, 2019

HAL Laboratory's quadrilateral little protagonist (and co) may be dishing out the same escapades as he's done for what is the fourth entry in the studio's still-young puzzle-platformer series, but BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! proves the series is just as charming and as enjoyable as it's always been.

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Pure Nintendo
7.5 / 10.0
Pure Nintendo

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2019

BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! is an enjoyable and adorable game. It has charm, and plenty of content, and features. I would say its price at $9.99 to be a fine deal and worth getting if you enjoy puzzle platformers.

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Impulsegamer
3.6 / 5.0
3.6 / 5.0
Apr 30, 2019

A great puzzling platform game that works perfectly either handheld or on the big screen with a bevy of levels that represent great value

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG
Shibito

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 4, 2019

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! can be recommended to anyone who loves to play on Nintendo Switch away from home or on the road, as well as fans of challenging puzzles. In this case, it would be a crime to miss this new game from HAL Laboratory.

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Slant Magazine
May 3, 2019

The game is clearly geared toward young players, so expect a lightweight experience.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 25, 2019

The fourth BoxBoy game isn't a major shake-up, but it's more reliably enjoyable puzzle fun.

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Level Down Games
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 7, 2019

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is a fun and interesting game concept that could have been a wonderful entrance for the characters onto Nintendo’s new platform, but falls short in game length and exploration of its mechanics. I enjoyed the time I spent with the game, but did not ultimately feel that the total experience justified the $9.99 price point. With Nintendo’s recent foray into mobile games, I can’t help but wonder whether these characters and this franchise wouldn’t be more appropriate to represent Nintendo in that market.

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