BLACKSAD: Under the Skin

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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68 / 100
Nov 13, 2019

Unaware of its absurdity, Blacksad: Under The Skin fails at much of what it attempts

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5 / 10
Nov 26, 2019

Blacksad: Under the Skin is a decent detect-'em-up that lacks a bit of noir style.

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3 / 10
Nov 25, 2019

I really, really wanted to like Blacksad: Under the Skin. I love the original graphic novels and just wanted this to be an interactive version of that. Perhaps it could have been, but we're unlikely ever to know thanks to a torrent of technical faults that kill any enjoyment it might give. Pendulo Studios need to urgently fix nearly every aspect of Blacksad: Under the Skin on PS4, and until they do that, this is one mystery best left unsolved.

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70 / 100
Nov 19, 2019

Blacksad: Under the Skin is a game that detective fans will like with a new case that could be taken from the original comics, but the technical problems weigh too much on the final result and we will see if in the future they can be solved .

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IGN Italy

Top Critic

5.8 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2019

A bad game that ruins a beautiful, brand new story of the most famous noir-cat in the world. Blacksad is better than ever, and "Under the Skin" is potentially the spin-off that every fan could dream of. As a game, unfortunately, it lacks of polishness, with terrible camera and controls, too much obvious and guided deductive mechanics and unconvincing pacing. Too many bugs sadly complete the mess.

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Unscored
Nov 18, 2019

Overall, despite all the frustrations, I enjoyed being a broody detective cat. I just wish the game itself was as strong as the story it was trying to tell.

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ZTGD

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2020

Blacksad: Under the Skin is an interesting tale of murder and corruption that presents in one of the best takes on the adventure game formula-multiple endings, choices that really matter, and a cast of characters that are extremely engaging.

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7.6 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

Blacksad: Under the Skin is an adventure that moves away from the classic point and click structure, but it's far from perfect in the ambitious game design. That said, Pendulo Studios game is pleasant to play and overall unmissable by fans of the original comic.

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5 / 10
Nov 19, 2019

Even if you're not familiar with Blacksad's previous adventures, fans of games like L.A. Noire or any of the Telltale adventures will find something to like about Blacksad: Under the Skin. It's a real shame, then, that the game is so buggy on release. Numerous technical issues really spoil what would otherwise be a very entertaining whodunit.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 18, 2019

Blacksad: Under the Skin is a great adventure game with a charismatic cat-detective, variable dialogues, well-written story, high-quality translation into Russian, with the exception of one not voiced piece, and well-chosen music. A large number of bugs is a disappointment. However, most of them will be fixed by the nearest patches. Therefore, you can simply postpone the purchase of this wonderful game until the second half of December, when everything will be corrected.

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