Percentile Rank

Pistol Whip is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Player2.net.au
B
B
Sep 1, 2020

Despite the lack of content overall, Pistol Whip is still a game that will give players plenty of fun as you blast your way through hundreds of henchmen leaving you feeling like a total badass

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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

PlayStation Universe
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2020

Pistol Whip is a triumph of game design. Rather than trying to wedge a bunch of mechanics onto a platform that doesn't welcome them, Pistol Whip instead focuses on what makes VR fun – color, sound, and motion. This is a game that connects players with the developers' intentions through its simple interface, leaving the player sweaty, inspired, and triumphant. Masterpieces come in all forms – and Pistol Whip qualifies.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2020

Altogether, Pistol Whip is likely to be the PlayStation VR game of the year. It's simple concept works incredibly well and has few faults. If you've ever wanted to be John Wick, or any other badass gun-wielding gangster for that matter, this is the game for you. Modifiers and multiple difficulties extend the life of the game even further, although this may not be enough for some. Once free content updates and extra DLC tracks arrive, though, there'll be plenty of content to enjoy.

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ThisGenGaming
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2020

Among all of the PlayStation VR titles available today Pistol Whip would rank near the top of the must-play titles.

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PSX Brasil
95 / 100
95 / 100
Sep 7, 2020

Pistol Whip absorbs all the best of its sources of inspiration to deliver an audiovisual experience unlike any other before on PlayStation VR. Hardly any other game will make you feel like the real John Wick, and that's all thanks to its incredibly fun and challenging gameplay. The game offers a great starter package, with interesting content and full of replay factor, which will certainly benefit over time. For anyone looking for a good dose of fun and exercise in one place, this is definitely one of the best choices.

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God is a Geek
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2020

Pistol Whip is one of the best games on PSVR. The shooting is satisfying, the level design is fantastic, and the music is phenomenal, making the whole experience a heart-pounding joyride through the senses.

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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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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 5, 2020

Pistol Whip is a transcendent experience. This brilliant rails shooter has the trappings of a rhythm game which helps to make an already sublime experience stand out that much further. With a vibrant world and a variety of tracks to test your mettle with, the game offers a solid package right out of the gate. And that's to say nothing of the upcoming content that will further expand what Pistol Whip has to offer.

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VDZE Media
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 9, 2020

Pistol Whip is up there with Walking Dead Saints & Sinners as the best PSVR game of 2020. Hell, it’s one of the best games the headset has to offer. If you have any interest in rhythm games or even just waving a gun around, you are going to have an absolute blast here. When all is said and done this is likely to be mentioned in our top games of the year discussion.

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Worth Playing
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2020

Even though Pistol Whip has a small musical offering at the moment, it's one of the best VR experiences I have played on PSVR and in general. It's easy to pick up, great to play, and tough to put down, and ultimately, that's all it's about. It isn't rich in features yet, but with a content roadmap in place, this potentially looks like "the next big thing," although it's marginally held back by a lack of content and song variety for now.

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Hobby Consolas
84 / 100
84 / 100
Aug 24, 2020

Pistol Whip turns our weapon into a musical instrument so we can enjoy an incredible techno OST while shooting and dodging bullets in John Wick style.

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Video Chums
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2020

Pistol Whip is a top-notch VR game and one that's 100% worth getting for fans of rail shooters. Its stylish visuals and clever scoring system make it an immersive and challenging experience that's hard to put down once you get into the groove.

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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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Game Rant
Aug 1, 20

t will make a solid addition to anyone's PlayStation VR library for sure.

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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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Checkpoint Gaming
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 25, 2020

It’s definitely an essential for those that love their PSVR devices. So, why not chuck that headset on, get shooting, blasting, dodging and sweating?

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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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