Knights and Bikes

Foam Sword, Double Fine Presents

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
79
Top Critic Average
75%
Critics Recommend
Based on 24 critic reviews
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Knights and Bikes

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 26, 2019
PCAug 26, 2019

Developer: Foam Sword

Publisher: Double Fine Presents

Genres: Action, Adventure

KNIGHTS AND BIKES is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a British island in the 1980s.

It's a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship.

The two new friends, along with their pet-goose and the pickled-head of an undead knight, form the Penfurzy Rebel Bicycle Club, and are ready for anything this adventure throws at them. They pedal into danger to face threats head-on with frisbees, water-balloons, video game controllers and the powerful beats of an amplified boom-box.

Along the way they'll stuff their pockets with trinkets and barter for bike upgrades, spurring them onward down the island's country lanes, windswept beaches, deep forests, modern attractions and ancient ruins.

Together their friendship will create an adventure as big as their imaginations.

The game is by Rex Crowle, (Creative Director: Tearaway/Tearaway-Unfolded, Art & Design: LittleBigPlanet) and by Moo You (Gameplay Programmer: Ratchet & Clank and LittleBigPlanet). Audio design by Kenny Young (Audio Lead: Tearaway & LittleBigPlanet) and with a musical score by Daniel Pemberton (Composer: The Man From Uncle, Steve Jobs, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword)

THINGS TO DO


Best friends forever! Play single-player with an AI companion, couch co-op or online co-op.

Solve puzzles and deal with enemies using your improvised abilities! These include: frisbees, water-balloons, puddle-stomping welly boots, and a powerful boom-box stereo.

Work together! Both characters have different skills so you'll want to experiment with how they combine in order to succeed.

Explore the island! Seek out its modern tourist-attractions and ancient ruins, both on foot and on your customised bikes.

Discover treasure! Ranging from trinkets like broken action-figures and animal skulls, to the legendary riches rumoured to be hidden on the island.

Upgrade your bikes! Barter with adults (offload your junk) so you can personalise your bikes, unlock extra abilities or at the very least: get those training-wheels removed!

Tend to your pet goose! Captain Honkers has a keen nose-beak and can help you find what you need, if you keep him fed and happy.

Where to Buy

GOG.com

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Double Fine Presents // Knights and Bikes - Launch Trailer “I Wanna Ride My Bike!”

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Knights And Bikes | Announcement trailer | PS4

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PC Gamer

78 / 100
PC Gamer

Knights and Bikes tells a touching, albeit overlong, coming of age story about friendship and grief.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

Light on action but humorous and made with love, Knights and Bikes holds something for adults and kids alike.

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Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the best story-based games of the year, that manages to capture the joys and pains of childhood (and riding bikes) in a very relatable and compelling way.

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Game Informer

8 / 10.0
Game Informer

Even when the action gets predictable, the charming presentation and small touches keep the sense of adventure alive

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