Percentile Rank

Concrete Genie is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 95 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Based on 95 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Oct 8, 2019
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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Oct 8, 2019

A small, perfectly formed adventure

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Echo Boomer
Worth your time
Worth your time
Oct 7, 2019

Concrete Genie is an adorable and emotional journey that twists the platformer genre with some interesting gameplay mechanics.

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Oct 8, 2019

PixelOpus did a fantastic job, delivering a game with great art, beautiful graphics, a touching story and gameplay that doesn't get boring.

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Player2.net.au
B
B
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie’s biggest failing is how it had some many avenues to be ‘more’ than a good game, but never manages to fully traverse any one of them. It’s likely the best game from 2019 that you’ll have forgotten in 2020.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 8, 2019

The story of Concrete Genie is well-told and relatable, a classic bullies-turned-friends story of empathy and growth with some real storytelling flair, including striking illustrations and a masterful, coherent use of a variety of art styles.

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Scored Reviews

Gaming Nexus
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is one of the best games of this generation—an experience that expands the parameters of what video games can be. By embracing values like artistry, empathy, and beauty, this is a title that will appeal to gamers that might be feeling a bit world-weary, bringing color to a world that has been feeling a bit gray lately. If you have ever wondered why video games have to be so violent and dehumanizing, then do the industry a favor and support this game. And lest I forget to mention: Concrete Genie is a lot of fun to play.

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Explosion Network
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 7, 2019

I love this game, its characters, charm and the beautiful world that let me not just feel like an artist but become one. Concrete Genie has a warmth to it and I felt like the team at Pixel Opus put their hearts into this and the story and themes don’t come off forced, cheap, or playing the same old-tune we’ve heard before, but instead, real and honest. For all that, Concrete Genie is one of the year's best games and a special gem every PS4 owner should play.

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Daily Star
Oct 8, 2019

Pixleopus has made a triumphant return and from your very first brush stroke, you’ll be so swept away by the colour, story, and ingenuity unlike anything else out there.

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WellPlayed
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

Concrete Genie is a shining example of what games and studios are capable of when tackling underrepresented issues, and it does so in a way that's vibrant, creative and above all – incredibly fun

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Geeks Under Grace
9.5 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Lucas Miller
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2019

Concrete Genie is a heartwarming story about friendship and restoration, and is an absolute must-play.

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PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

Concrete Genie is a unique action adventure game that proves that the brush is mightier than the bully. The game addresses the subject of bullying through the eyes of Ash, a boy who is the latest victim of teenage thugs who destroy Ash's sketch book and scatter it throughout the now abandoned town of Denska. As you recover the pages you discover that almost every area of the rundown town becomes a blank canvas for Ash's paintings to come alive…literally.

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Remote Play
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2019

A virtual proof that optimism, imagination, and good will can be the core component of a game. Translating positivity into pixels is a daunting task, but Pixel Opus have managed to create something truly remarkable.

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Wccftech
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2019

Concrete Genie is a fantastic game that lets you explore a beautifully realised town as well as your own imagination. While there are some tiny annoyances, Concrete Genie is so dedicated to making you feel creative that you'll barely notice them as you play.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie has plenty of depth and heart, feeling freeform enough to relinquish creative control to the player, but also guided enough for those that might feel they lack the creativity or patience to make compelling art. It’s pacing is brilliant, keeping great momentum as it works its way through the narrative, even it it stumbles slightly when it comes to giving certain mechanics room to breathe.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 8, 2019

As gorgeous to behold at as it is a blast to play, Concrete Genie offers up one of the best, most heartfelt video game experiences of 2019.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie paints an impressive picture with delightful gameplay and heart warming characters. it's a great way to spend a few hours unleashing your creativity.

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Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2019

I haven't had a game hit me emotionally quite as Concrete Genie has. An emotional story blended with beautiful artwork and seamless gameplay creates an incredible experience. I am beyond impressed with Pixelopus's work and you can easily see all the blood, sweat and tears poured into the game. Concrete genie may not scratch the gameplay itch that you have but rather it delivers an important story to tell. I highly recommend it for any hardcore gaming fan as well as the creative types.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Oct 7, 2019

Concrete Genie could have simply been a game about painting and creating virtual pets that you can interact with and it still would have been a fantastic little game.

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PSX Brasil
90 / 100
90 / 100
Oct 7, 2019

Pixelopus' effort and dedication to create a project as ambitious and reflective as Concrete Genie, highlight the true potential of this small studio within Sony. It is certainly an experience that will please everyone, regardless of age, thanks to its captivating story, and its enjoyable gameplay, that encourages our creativity. Even with its short duration, it's a great title and a nice addition to the PlayStation 4 exclusive games list.

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GameSpew
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2019

It’s hard to play Concrete Genie and not be charmed by it. You can just tell that a whole lot of love has been put into making it. It may not be complex in terms of gameplay, and many of its mechanics feel appropriated from other games, but it’s surprising and unique in numerous ways. As soon as you’ve created your first genie and witnessed it joyously spring to life, you’ll fall in love with it. After that, the time flies by like you’re having fun with a friend. Concrete Genie is all about bringing light into a world that has grown dark. I think we could all do with a bit of that, couldn’t we?

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Jack of All Controllers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2019

Concrete Genie is a welcome addition to the PlayStation family of games and stands out among its bigger action-oriented contemporaries.

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GamesRadar+
Oct 8, 2019

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

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PowerUp!
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

There's a lot to love in Concrete Genie. If you enjoy story-driven, action-adventure games with a powerful connection to artwork then you'll definitely enjoy this game.

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COGconnected
88 / 100
88 / 100
Oct 7, 2019

It’s a short, steel rail line, but one that leads directly to halcyon summers and lingering sorrow. In other words, I highly recommend Concrete Genie.

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Nexus
8.7 / 10.0
Nexus
Lois Qutob
8.7 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

Concrete Genie is an excellent example of what happens when passionate developers pour creativity and originality into their games.

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The Games Machine
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is small but ambitious work. A beautiful story of courage, friendship with excellent feelings. The gameplay blends perfectly with all the artistic aspects, cured to the details.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is a wonderful experience with a strong message of kindness and forgiveness. Anyone wanting a fairly short, wholesome experience will find a lot to love here.

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Critical Hit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is a short, deeply moving expression of creativity and life. Despite embracing some generic mechanics towards the end, Concrete Genie is a bold, passionate game that bears one of the most stunning aesthetics I've seen all year

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Stevivor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Despite the gimmicks, Concrete Genie is beautiful, endearing, charming and simply adorable.

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Level Down Games
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2019

Concrete Genie is not everybody’s game, especially those who don’t already have a deep appreciation of visual art. The story is catered mostly for a younger audience, as a single adult doesn’t appear in the game outside of hasty flashbacks. The gameplay remains mostly static throughout its admittedly short six- to nine-hour playtime, outside of the aforementioned combat sequences that, although properly functioning, don’t really provide any new experiences or challenges that any gamer wouldn’t already be familiar with. The trailers for Concrete Genie do thankfully provide an accurate representation of the game, so if those trailers intrigue you, I think the $29.99 pricetag may justify this creative endeavor.

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TheReviewGeek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2019

Concrete Genie is quite simply a classic example of quality over quantity and aside from a few gripes with the final hour of the game, this is easily one of the best games of 2019. Not bad for a title that clocks in at around 5 hours. It’s a great showcase for how games can break free from conventional norms and illustrate an idea in a polished and clever manner. This is a game that personally resonated with me right the way through to the final scenes and one that’s absolutely worth its weight in gold. If you’re on the fence about this one, do yourself a favour and take the plunge. You’ll be thankful you did.

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The PlayStation Brahs
8.5 / 10.0
The PlayStation Brahs
James Pietrzycki
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2019

Overall, the camera problems and frustrations were far and few between, and it shouldn’t be a problem for most people. If you are looking for a game to stump your mind with puzzles, don’t pick up this game. However, if you want a fun, relaxing, and creative experience with a lot of love put into it, go buy this game right now!

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Glitched Africa
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

Concrete Genie is a short but sweet adventure. Its painting features are easy to master and extremely fun to use and there was nothing more satisfying than bringing the town of Denska back to life one district at a time. Do I wish it was a little bit longer? Yes, but the time I spent with the game was enjoyable and I will most likely go back and collect all the other goodies and paint every single wall available.

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Hobby Consolas
82 / 100
82 / 100
Oct 8, 2019

A pleasant and artistic adventure that invites us to think about many levels of the human condition. It loses part of its punch in the final act, though.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

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

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

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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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 8, 2019

Relaxed and thoughtful, beautiful and moving, Concrete Genie is a delightfully different game that plays out like an interactive animated movie with bags of character.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie has some stunning visuals when you're free to paint, and the story is interesting enough to keep you playing until the end.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie has a great score and impressive art direction which leave you absolutely jaw-dropped at times. It's a short game though, and that feels even more so when the game goes away from its core strengths and barrels towards the finish line with lackluster combat sequences.

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Game Rant
Oct 7, 2019

Concrete Genie is a gorgeous game with a heartwarming story that marks yet another great PlayStation 4-exclusive game.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie has outstanding design and a style which bring the game to life, and keep it from fading into the background alongside every other game on the market.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is a wonderful game for younger gamers. From its stunning graphics and art style to the heartwarming story of childhood and the effects we can have on others, the game delivers its message beautifully. I just wish it could have been a bit longer. It's definitely a bit simple for adults, but if you're looking for the perfect game to play with your kids, I can't recommend it highly enough. It's one of the most lovely little adventures I've been on this year.

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Just Push Start
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 12, 2019

Concrete Genie isn't perfect, though it isn't awful either. The short adventure is elevated by the charms and overall message. Adding things like VR is even sweeter, as are all the options you get to make this your own personal experience. I would've liked to see a little more in terms of exploration in each zone or possibly a less regimented experience but it's still a charming game that goes to show you can do interesting things and say different things and still find some kind of success.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is held back slightly by its reluctance to trust us with more freedom of creation, and its third act combat feels somewhat out of place. Still, it still manages to do a wonderful job of giving players a reason to explore its eerie and beautiful town and interact with its colorful genies, and its narrative is successful in merging two very different tones to tell a tale that bounces admirably between somber and lighthearted.

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SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

It is fun to bring your paintings to life and use them to save small fishing town of Denska. Just try it.

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Gamers Heroes
8 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

8 / 10
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie can be summed up in just one word: charming. It may not be game of the year material, but it does provide an experience that players will look back at fondly.

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Saudi Gamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 9, 2019

Concrete Genie is like an art piece made by the player, even though it is short but it's one of the most unique experiences of this generation.

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Oyungezer Online
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2019

A naive, emotional and pleasant story is complemented by enjoyable gameplay. You'll find yourself coming back to the game to paint some more.

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PlayStation Galaxy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Overall, Concrete Genie is such a great medium for educating children on the effects of being a bully and practicing their virtuoso skills at the same time. Parents won't have any problems with language nor content. Casual gameplay that will make you blissful most of the time. A Storyline that will keep you wanting to discover more, not just the characters back story but what happens eventually when you save Denska. I am displeased with that glitched pathway and awkward parkour movement but overall I still enjoyed the game and I understand loud and clear the message it wants to shout to its audience.

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SomHráč.sk
80%
80%
Oct 7, 2019

Concrete Genie is a gripping magical adventure that's pretty much perfect at what it does. Whether you're old or young, you'll have a great time playing it.

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Cultured Vultures
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

Concrete Genie paints a pretty picture with innovative mechanics and a charming personality that's hard to resist.

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GamesFinest
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 10, 2019

"Concrete Genie" is a magical action-adventure, which tells an emotional story in a gentle way. It's a lot of fun to swing the brush and create colorful djinn out of nothing. The artful puzzles provide the player with ever new story snippets and also invite to a cute interaction with the friendly spirit beings. If you are looking for an extraordinary game that appeals to the player's creative talent, "Concrete Genie" is a small work of art among the games.

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Geek Culture
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2019

An experience that values creation above all, Concrete Genie is a colourful spectacle and treat for the eyes and soul.

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Darkstation
Oct 11, 2019

As an allegory, bringing light to personal or cultural darkness through art isn’t terribly original but it’s still relatively surprising for any game to have a wider subtext, and besides, Concrete Genie’s deepest pleasures are aesthetic.

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SmashPad
Nov 11, 2019

Concrete Genie might go as one of the biggest surprises of the year. The lower price is just a bonus. Whatever amount of success this game finds, Concrete Genie deserves more.

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Spaziogames
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is a charming and creative experience with great 'artistic' ideas, but annoying fights and adventure moments.

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GamesBeat
78 / 100
78 / 100
Oct 9, 2019

I liked the intentions of the game. But while it did have a big twist, I felt like it was more of a short story than a long narrative.

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Video Chums
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

Concrete Genie is one of the most imaginative games ever created.

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New Game Network
77 / 100
77 / 100
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is a charming and wholesome adventure that makes up for its rather ordinary gameplay with striking art and personable creatures.

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GamePro
77 / 100
77 / 100
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie makes everyone happy who can not leave any paper unpainted.

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GameZone
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Even though Concrete Genie frequently fails to meet the heights of its gameplay potential, it's the kind of game that I'm glad Sony is pushing as a small but strong exclusive for PS4. It sets itself apart from all the other games coming this fall both in its sense of positivity and lush beauty making it a welcome pallet cleanser.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is the latest exclusive title to hit the PlayStation 4 from Pixel Opus. The game follows Ash as he restores his hometown of Denska back to life with the power of paint.

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Worth Playing
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Alas, Concrete Genie is far less than the sum of its parts. A strong early game is lost by a bizarre late-game twist that undoes a lot of the charm. If it had just focused on the genies or had been about combat from the start, Concrete Genie would be a much more cohesive experience. Instead, the game has a lot of good moments but ends on a particularly dissatisfying note. There's still a lot to enjoy, but the flaws stand out as brightly as the strengths.

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Everyeye.it
7.5 / 10.0
Everyeye.it

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

So many good ideas and an interesting realization, but that could have gone even further to really be a memorable title.

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Player.it
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2019

Concrete Genie is an enjoyable title, very pleasant and with excellent ideas behind it. There are many possibilities for customizing the Genes and the most imaginative players will be able to create works of good thickness. If the plot had delved deeper into the main theme, if the gameplay had not been split in two so abruptly and if the longevity had been a little higher, Concrete Genie would have reached higher peaks, but the general experience remains satisfactory.

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TrueGaming
7.5 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2019

If you're looking for a deep and challenging game then I don't think Concrete Genie is the answer. however,it is a gorgeous, heartwarming experience. if you like artistic games you'll definitely have to give this a shot!

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IGN Spain
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

An indi game aimed at the adolescent public that has a good finish and remarkable artistic section. It's short and it can be repetitive until its last quarter, but you can enjoy during its few 6-8 hours.

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Gamersky
7.4 / 10.0
Gamersky

Top Critic

7.4 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

Concrete Genie tells a realistic fairy tale with a wonderful painting system. Although its gameplay might have some obviouse flaws, I still enjoy it.

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GameCrate
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2019

If you are going to buy Concrete Genie buy it for the novelty. You'll probably enjoy painting the town with glorious neon landscapes, but there's just not much more to it than that.

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Easy Allies
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2019
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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 8, 2019

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

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Game Revolution
Oct 8, 2019

Nothing is particularly extraordinary nor is any one aspect less than solid but there’s a commitment to the vision here that had modest and realistic goals. Concrete Genie paints within its humble parameters and still makes a lovely piece of art even if it isn’t The Starry Night.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 7, 2019

It's not a masterpiece, but Concrete Genie is still a fine piece of art.

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IGN Italy
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is a little and charming experience, that makes you feel again the joy of staring, like a child, at a blank page, armed with few brushes and colours, with absolutely no worries in mind.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 8, 2019

At times, Concrete Genie can be a little too pleasant, which makes the action-packed conclusion really jarring. Still, the contrast between Ash's fantasy and his reality is truly stunning.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Oct 7, 2019

Concrete Genie, much like its main character Ash, is good-natured and warm, but also a bit flat and one-note. The game, in spite of a late-game gameplay pivot, never truly manages to engage beyond its admittedly charming painting mechanic.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is a warm, joyful experience that embraces creativity in a unique way. Painting your way through Denska is effortlessly fun, and the genies that help Ash through his adventure are delightful. While this main thrust of the game is well realised, combat feels like an afterthought, as it's stashed away right at the end. This and a couple of smaller issues hold the game back from greatness, but taken as a whole, this is definitely worth playing -- and pretty as a picture, too.

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Atomix
70 / 100
70 / 100
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is a gorgeous game that will fulfill your eyes, but it fell short in terms of gameplay mechanics.

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KeenGamer
7 / 10.0
KeenGamer
Serhii Diachenko

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2020

All the imperfections and sorrows of the world... They fill human hearts with Darkness and seem to become an integral part of our selves. If only we could take a magic brush and cleanse it once and for all, make the world around us a better place to live. Well, Concrete Genie allows you to do just that. The game takes you on an emotional journey across abandoned town of Denska and your goal is to paint it back to life.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Oct 9, 2019

Concrete Genie is a game with a positive message that’s ultimately held back by its execution. While I appreciate Sony’s efforts to let its in-house studios experiment with smaller titles, I’m just not sure that this one will be remembered as fondly as the other PS4 indie exclusives.

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INDIANTVCZ
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie seems like an ordinary child game. And it is an ordinary child game. But deep inside you can find a story, which will touch your heart and mechanisms so original, you won't believe and action parts, that despite its really easy difficulty you will like. Still, Concrete Genie is not a game for everyone. If you don't mind recreating dark walls of Denska with your unique paintings over and over again, you'll fall for Concree Genie in any age. If you're looking in this indie game for its action potential, monotonous gameplay is simply something, you won't love in any way.

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Kakuchopurei
70 / 100
70 / 100
Oct 8, 2019

Despite its short playtime and lack of focus (in terms of combat being tacked onto the last hour of the game), I cannot deny that I had fun bringing my adorable Genie companions and paintings to life, which is what matters in the end.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
68 / 100
68 / 100
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie is a simple game but it shines with animation technics. Painting something and seeing its becoming alive is really enjoying experience. But all of these things doesn't change that simplicity.

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LevelUp
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

It is clear that PixelOpus believes a lot in his project and that it was born out of sacrifice, dedication and love for art. Unfortunately, Concrete Genie is far from reaching the heights that so much effort would deserve and seems to be destined to pass unoticed. With that said, it has the potential to touch the heart of those who love drawing more than anything else.

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USgamer
Oct 9, 2019

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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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Oct 8, 2019

Concrete Genie could be called a cute and socially important game that touches on the theme of ecology, but in fact it is an example of dull game with a bright concept.

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3DNews
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2019

A fine and beautiful adventure that's kinda difficult to love, because of how few original ideas it has and how rarely it offers something new.

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Screen Rant
Oct 10, 2019

Concrete Genie certainly has a vandal's heart, but this creatively-oriented PlayStation 4 exclusive struggles to tie its various mechanics together.

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Fanbyte
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2019

Concrete Genie is visually striking and offers a chill artistic experience, but its rote combat and by-the-numbers narrative greatly bring it down as the game progresses.

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AnaitGames
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 23, 2019

It's clear that its creators feel the love for creation that the game tries to communicate, but the end result is too irregular.

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Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 8, 2019

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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Gameblog
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 9, 2019

If the sympathetic capital of the creatures of Concrete Genie is undeniable, for all the rest, the title developed by the Californian studio Pixelopus barely shine beyond its singular artistic direction. Without an original proposal of gameplay and a very limited interaction with the nice monsters, the progression is tasteless, remote-controlled and we will quickly choose to move from motion detection to the right stick, which says a lot about the success of the game initial concept.

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VGChartz
5 / 10
5 / 10
Nov 4, 2019

Pixelopus’ sophomore effort makes me constantly yearn for the painting that could’ve been instead of the painting that is.

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EGM
4 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

4 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

Concrete Genie's painting tech impresses at first and its heart is certainly in the right place, but the game ultimately proves too aimless to support its already brief running time. Adorning the city in landscapes of your own creation quickly loses its luster as you realize that what you create lacks meaningful interactivity. Even the jarring addition of combat midway through doesn't do much to counter the sense that Pixelopus couldn't find a way to build out a full game around a simple gameplay idea.

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