Percentile Rank

Kine is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Based on 8 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Oct 16, 2019

Don't let the cuteness fool you, Kine is one of the cleverest puzzle games around.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 16, 2019

Even though Kine does a great job of drip-feeding you its complexities, I hit a wall once I reached the main stage.

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Scored Reviews

Nintendo Enthusiast
8.5 / 10.0
Nintendo Enthusiast
Dominick Ashtear

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2019

Kine is a wonderful puzzle game that will exercise your spacial awareness and charm you with its story. The characters are relatable and surprisingly nuanced, and the visuals are appealing. The music is excellent and integrated into the gameplay in inviting ways. While the game gets incredibly difficult, serious puzzle players are sure to enjoy the challenge. It helped that Roo, Quat, and Euler reminded me of so many old friends, and I found myself wanting the best for the funky boxes as they strived to make their way in the big city. Maybe you will too.

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Pure Nintendo
8 / 10.0
Pure Nintendo
D. Crowley

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2019

An amazing experience from beginning to end, though there isn't enough content to justify the $19.99 launch price. Wait for a sale, then definitely pick it up, and you won't be sorry.

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Video Chums
Oct 22, 2019

Indie puzzle games don't get much more challenging and charming as Kine so if you're a genre fan then you need to give it a try.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 18, 2019

If you've got a mind for puzzles, Kine is great. If you're into the narrative, Kine might make you feel like an afterthought.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 22, 2019

Overall, this is an intelligent, neatly packaged puzzler worth checking out.

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NintendoWorldReport
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2019

But the bad puzzles are so incredibly frustrating and feel so much more difficult than anything that came before them that they overshadow the entire game. It never feels good to solve a puzzle through sheer trial and error, and while every puzzle game has one or two duds there are just too many in Kine to allow for the good puzzles to feel worth it. It's a shame that such a beautiful aesthetic was wasted on this, because the game is not nearly as exciting as the jazz riffs that accompanies it.

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