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Concrete Genie

Pixel Opus, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Oct 8, 2019 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
8 / 10
Easy Allies
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
USgamer
3 / 5
Destructoid
8 / 10

Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Concrete Genie is a creative and family-friendly game that dazzles thanks to its player agency in coloring its world. With fun painting abilities and puzzles balanced for its demographic, Concrete Genie survives a late-game makeover and wins many hearts.

Creativity Encouraged

Everything becomes your canvas in this street art family game.

A Unique Premise

A touching story fit for all ages.

Third Act Problems

The final two chapters totally change the game and not everybody is a fan.


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Concrete Genie - Release Date Reveal Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Concrete Genie - Release Date Reveal Trailer | PS4

Concrete Genie - Story Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Concrete Genie - Story Trailer | PS4

Concrete Genie - Paris Games Week Announce Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Concrete Genie - Paris Games Week Announce Trailer | PS4


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Critic Reviews for Concrete Genie

A small, perfectly formed adventure

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Short and very sweet, Concrete Genie is a spellbinding experiment in player creativity.

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Concrete Genie takes you on a uniquely heartwarming journey teeming with creativity and charm that will capture your imagination.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A peculiarly underdeveloped riff on Jet Set Radio that never manages to find anything interesting to do with any of its many gameplay mechanics and story ideas.

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Bring life and love back to a desolate town with the help of your paintbrush and some really fun parkour.

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Concrete Genie is certainly easy on the eyes and ears, with brilliant colors popping out of the screen and a light, airy score to coaxe life out of your paintings. It even successfully switches around the perspective of a strained parent-child relationship compared to what we've seen in other games. Unfortunately the monotonous nature of everything in between creating Genies, from dodging bullies to dousing Denska with Super Paint, drags it down.

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Sometimes it's okay to just unwind with a lower-stakes adventure, and that's where Concrete Genie comes in. It might not be on a lot of Game of the Year lists, sell as well as other open world games, or even be referred to as a "classic" in the years to come. But I'll never forget it. Go in with an open mind and a few caveats.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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