Percentile Rank

Neo Cab is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 40 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameOctane
A-
A-
Nov 8, 2019

Neo Cab is a wonderfully experimental and depth filled visual novel full of charm and emotion. You'll find yourself enjoying this ride to its end and more than willing to have paid the fare.

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Checkpoint Gaming
Liked
Liked
Oct 5, 2019

Neo Cab makes me wish that big-budget publishers did games of this nature.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 2, 2019

Neo Cab is certainly strongly anti-corporate. I already agree with that, so I don’t know if Neo Cab has the power to change minds. But it does excel at capturing how messy things are becoming. How it can be difficult to know what the right thing to do even is. How some people have more breathing room to be ‘good’ than others.

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Scored Reviews

GBAtemp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2019

Neo Cab is a chilling cyberpunk story that never loses sight of its character's humanity.

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Fanbyte
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

Taking place mostly in your rideshare car, Neo Cab offers a fascinating premise through a small and memorable cast of city dwellers. It's not politically shy, and it has fascinating worldbuilding down to the mundane.

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The Games Machine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

Neo Cab leaves the illusion of having met someone, human beings in virtual disguise. Chance Agency has hit the spot, simulating that humanity that wanted to praise.

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COGconnected
81 / 100
81 / 100
Oct 12, 2019

Despite its dark themes, there is a quirky charm in its several dialogues and the game does a fine job of debating relevant societal issues. If you’re into visual novels, then you’re used to doing lots of reading and advancing through simple interactions, which is exactly what Neo Cab offers.

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VideoGamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 2, 2019

Neo Cab is a captivating exploration of a cyberpunk city, not including the pretty visuals and ambient synth soundtrack. However, its satellite stories gripped me and the core narrative feels like a detour.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 3, 2019

Neo Cab, a California cyberpunk backcountry investigation, features an intriguing storyline and neat storytelling with an intriguing tale of engaging stories that offer the feeling of sharing with Lina's passengers a real piece privacy. An atmospheric title, just like its synthetic music, in which the conversations with the clients of the VTC are as many elements to advance the plot but reveal themselves to be tracks given to the one who plays there to develop his own reflection on both personal and contemporary issues.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 15, 2019

Neo Cab has its fair share of awkward encounters as you explore the futuristic city of Los Ojos, but more often than not, these will develop into genuinely meaningful conversations that - despite the game’s limited graphical capabilities - make its citizens feel real.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2019

Neo Cab's malevolent tech-noir is a vehicle for exploring, and ultimately surviving, the tenacity of its passengers and the ambivalence of its driver. As a narrative adventure Neo Cab is full of conflicted, enigmatic, and sophisticated characters all vying for validation in a tortured world. As an opaque lens on social responsibility and morality, it's as distressing as it is compulsive. Neo Cab's tech-addled dystopia functions a travelogue to the pain and purpose of being human.

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Paste Magazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2019

Its several systems gracefully combine to create a cog that you want to keep turning until you reach the end. Ultimately, most of us are just cogs in a larger machine operated by those at the top. Neo Cab chooses to see the importance of the little cogs, and that's why it'll stick with me.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

At the end of a long shift, Neo Cab's strong writing and effective story-telling make it well-worth hailing.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

Neo Cab has a fun gameplay loop, but the customers you pick up are the stars of the show, making it a memorable journey that examines what it means to be human

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 10, 2019

It's completely understandable why Neo Cab wouldn't be for everyone. A completely unique experience of this kind could alienate, and make it difficult to justify taking a punt without an in-depth examination of what to expect.

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Screen Rant
Oct 2, 2019

Neo Cab manages to interweave a well-built cyberpunk dystopia with a cast of memorable characters, delivering an impactful story-driven experience.

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IND13
Oct 1, 2019

With its topical writing and interesting characters, Neo Cab is a compellingly-crafted science-fiction adventure that sparks important questions on where technology and society might be headed.

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OnlySP
Oct 2, 2019

Neo Cab is a smart, engaging visual novel. Containing light survival mechanics, emotional manipulation, and customer service, this combination of short stories and overarching plot choices create a unique voice in the visual novel genre.

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Switch Atlantic
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 5, 2019

Neo Cab is a great interactive adventure that emphasizes on forming relationships. Every decision feels important in Neo Cab and will impact the story and your relationship with others. Although the main campaign is only about 3 hours, Neo Cab is a great game to replay and see how different conversations and actions can affect the main story. Neo Cab’s memorable characters and futuristic vibe makes it a very fun and unique experience. Although some minor technical issues and limited soundtrack hurt the overall polish of the game, Neo Cab’s great story, characters, and emotion managing mechanic keep it fun. It also gives a realistic view of what society could become if it continues to prioritize technology over everything else.

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AnaitGames
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 15, 2019

A very contemporary dystopia that wants to talk about a lot of things --and it does, indeed.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2019

Neo Cab is a captivating story-driven game that gives a glimpse at what a world practically run by robots might look like. With a wonderful art style, a fascinating setting and a story that’ll instantly grab you, it’s well worth taking a ride with.

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PC Gamer
79 / 100
PC Gamer

Top Critic

79 / 100
Oct 4, 2019

Neo Can is ambitious and thoughtful, but it sometimes overshoots into something too bleak.

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
75 / 100
Oct 6, 2019

Lina's week-long adventure is a brief but intense adventure in technology, human nature, and all the ways those two can intersect. Where it lacks in length, it makes up for with compelling deeper stories about people.

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33bits
75 / 100
75 / 100
Mar 19, 2020

Neo Cab is a narrative game that introduces us into the skin of a taxi driver in a not-so-future dystopia, where existential problems and reflections will envolve us one by one and make us want to continue to stick to the screen with the little stories of the secondary characters that we will meet. Perhaps the main story falls short of these sub-stories, but overall it is a remarkable game and recommended for lovers of this type of games.

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Marooners' Rock
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2020

Neo Cab presents a solid discussion and encourages conversation with ourselves and technology.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 4, 2019

One of the best narrative-based games of the year, that tackles a number of contemporary issues in an original and entertaining manner and whose main fault is merely a lack of budget.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 2, 2019

Neo Cab is a smart visual novel that looks forward, but also feels very current.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 2, 2019

As it stands, it's getting a middling driver rating from me.

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PC Invasion
Oct 5, 2019

A short but entertaining and beautiful look at cyberpunk dystopia, through the unlikely lens of a gig economy taxi driver.

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DualShockers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

Neo Cab does it's neo-noir thing, but you'll often feel more like a passenger than a driver.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 4, 2019

Though encumbered by technical issues and a forgettable mystery, Neo Cab is worth the fare thanks to incisive commentary and a colorful cast of characters.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 2, 2019

Neo Cab is a visual novel that touches upon relevant points of interest for the future of society and with its well written dialogues and varied characters, the result is an interesting and engaging effort. While its length is too short, Neo Cab provides strong incentives for players to return to it, despite a main plot that could benefit from more development.

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Jump Dash Roll
7 / 10
Jump Dash Roll

Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 17, 2019

A chilled narrative text adventure set in a dystopian technological future that could be closer than it seems. It may be niche, but it doesn't outstay its welcome.

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TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2019

Neo Cab takes a dark, cynical look at a near future dominated by one megacorporation. For as bleak as it is, there's a level of catharsis to be found in its narrative, which mostly unfolds in the backseat of the protagonist's car.

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 2, 2019

Neo Cab is a delightful experience that sometimes trips over itself due to certain design choices. Make sure to check out the demo before purchasing.

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BaziCenter
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 28, 2019

Neo Cab is very similar to story-based indie titles, but the difference is that it is telling its story way better, and If the gameplay had more depth or if the characters had voice, it could have become an absolute hit.

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The Game is a Lie
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2019

Neo Cab asks a lot of interesting questions about precariousness, automation, social control through technology, data usage, and especially how to hold on to your humanity in a monopoly under unregulated capitalism. The execution of the game is questionable, but it can be worth it to give it a look for fans of narrative-focused experiences.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

For everything Neo Cab gets right, there are a few things I wish the game could have done better.

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Bazimag
6.4 / 10.0
6.4 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2019

Neo Cab tries to act deep and some people may very well believe its acting with all the blue and purple lights, but at best it’s quite cliché and at worst it’s just shallow and superficial.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
Destructoid

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2019

Yet, while I had issues with Neo Cab, I will admit that it's worth the fare. It perhaps didn't set my world on fire, nor do I think it's going to climb atop anyone's list of favorite games this year, but it's at least a nice ride while it lasts.

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