Percentile Rank

Effie is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jun 24, 2019

Effie es, sin ningún tipo de dudas, uno de los mejores juegos que ha salido de la iniciativa PlayStation Talents. Una aventura en toda regla, con plataformeo, acción y puzles que, aparte de ser amena y entretenida, cuenta con un estilo visual único, que la distingue del resto. Lástima que la cámara y el control en los combates no sea un pelí mejor.

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Video Chums
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2019

If you're a fan of 3D platformers then you'll absolutely love Effie. It's one of the most satisfying games that I've played this year so far.

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GamePitt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2019

Effie is a fun 3D puzzle-platformer which pays homage to the classics of yesteryear perfectly. The vivid and luminous contrast between the choices of colours the developers have opted to use, really makes the games visuals pop out of your screen as every single scene is like a child’s colouring book where they’ve gone crazy with the bright primary colours! If you’re not hovering around the overworld at 100MPH, you’ll be fighting evil fiends, solving simplistic puzzles, or traversing perilous platforming. Although the story is a combination of tales we’ve heard before, it’s fun to play through and held the game together nicely.

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Hey Poor Player
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 15, 2020

Effie‘s mixture of fairytale storytelling and fun platforming work to make an endearing and playable little gem of a game. It’s by no means groundbreaking, but there’s a ton of love put into it and it displays excellent design, even though the combat could use a bit more refinement.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2019

Effie is good 3D Platformer that left me with a big smile on face. The Red Plains are a beautiful location to explore, especially given that you have an awesome hoverboard to do it with. The combat does hold it back a bit but the overall package is one that fans of 3D Platformers should definitely experience.

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New Game Network
78 / 100
78 / 100
Mar 7, 2020

Effie isn't going to blow any minds, but its tried-and-true action and 3D platforming design makes for a delightful callback to yesteryear.

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Culture of Gaming
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2019

Effie does well to pay homage to the platforming classics of the early console wars. The game has a lot to offer both visually and aurally, and the game’s enjoyment is found in adventuring and platforming your way through the open world, solving puzzles as you go. Effie deserves your time.

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33bits
75 / 100
75 / 100
Oct 23, 2019

Effie is an action adventure and platforms game with a classic flavor. His argument does not shine for his originality, and his duration isn't very long, but the sensations of being playing something similar to the games in which it is inspired is palpable, and that is an achievement for a modest game like Effie. If you missed those classics games, Effie is your chance.

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Squared Potato
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2020

If they are veterans of the platforming genre, they will come across what we can consider a game to pass the time, ending it in a relatively five hours. If you know any young person who has not yet had a decent introduction to the world of platforming or even games, Effie is an adventure that takes no chances, but that will keep them entertained and happy throughout the trip.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2019

I enjoyed Effie a lot, mainly because it reminded me of playing games in my youth. Exploring and completing little challenges is fun and rewarding. That's what games should be shouldn't they? Rewarding and fun. A few technical issues aside, if you are looking for an old-school platforming title with quite a bit of gameplay variation then look no further, Effie is a fun game to play.

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PSX Brasil
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jun 5, 2019

Effie is a fine action and 3D platform game. The combat is bad, but the platform part is good. Do not expect complexity, though. Effie is a simple title, either because of its story or difficulty.

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GameSpace
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2020

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing Effie.

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GameSpace
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Effie isn't the most complex action-adventure-platformer out there, and it isn't the most challenging. In this case, the lack of these features actually work well, as Effie delivers on a game where simplicity and nostalgia fuel a desire to continue playing.

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God is a Geek
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Effie is a 3D puzzle platformer with a strong nod to games of yesteryear. Simple combat as well as a lack of any real challenge and samey boss fights make it a title best suited to a younger audience.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jun 17, 2019

There’s great enjoyment to be had in playing through this nostalgic nod to the past, but the lacking presence of a challenge truly robs Effie of its oomph.

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WellPlayed
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2019

A well-meaning and reverant 3D action platformer that's undone by middling execution and a remarkably dull introduction

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Geeks Under Grace
6 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Adam Mueller
6 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2020

Like a child, Effie is small and full of potential, but not yet grown to the game it could be.

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TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

5 / 10
Aug 9, 2019

Effie is a decent traditional third person platformer, but could have been so much more. Perhaps we've been spoiled in recent years, but I couldn't shake the feeling that Effie could have been elevated if it had tied the interesting backstory to the game mechanics or development in some way. As it stands, the narrative is totally removed from the game itself and this makes it feel old-fashioned in the wrong sort of way. Not a disaster but a missed opportunity.

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PlayStation Galaxy
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2019

Overall, the game is geared towards a child-friendly audience with their colorful world, simple looking character designs and easy to follow storyline. However, in doing so the story lacks any actual depth and by using long and unskippable narratives, the gameplay aspect is defeated.

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Thumbsticks
Aug 15, 2019

While Effie has its heart in the right place, it can’t seem to find the spark that made its iconic platformer inspirations such lovable classics. It’s simplistic and just a little too bland to work, and while there are definitely elements that show care, it can’t save what is, at its core, a forgettable experience.

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