Percentile Rank

Pistol Whip is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

Based on 6 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 7, 2019

Pistol Whip is one of the most intense, immediately gratifying action experiences of 2019, in VR or out, with a skill ceiling that’s much higher than it first appears.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 7, 2019

PC-VR headset owners should buy. Quest owners might want to wait for a performance patch.

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Scored Reviews

GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Nov 16, 2019

Pistol Whip is insanely fun, downright hectic, and excellent for parties. While the seven levels won't last very long, the soundtrack and compelling rhythmic gameplay carry this one to stratospheric heights. Embrace your gun kata, and pick this up.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
Kyle Hilliard

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2019

Pistol Whip is a VR highlight with fast-paced rhythm shooting, an exciting soundtrack, and an enticingly abstract art style.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 12, 2019

Once a level is properly moving, though, none of that seems to matter.

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Darkstation
Nov 18, 2019

There’s something to be said for a stripped down to basics game experience, without too many complications or intricacies that get in the way of the fun. Pistol Whip is entertaining and another of the growing list of successful arguments for VR as a near-staple for gamers.

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