Pistol Whip

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews
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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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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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75 / 100
Nov 30, 2020

Pistol Whip 2089 has a very short campaing with 5 levels (or songs), that offer around 30 minutes, cutscenes included. It feels short, and that joins the new gameplay elements, that also feel short (it plays almost the same than Pistol Whip). But, as the great arcades from the 80s, it has some memorable moments than you won't forget easily.

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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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Unscored
Nov 7, 2019

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

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2020

Pistol Whip is one of the best action games available in VR, and the 2089 campaign - while incredibly short - is a great addition.

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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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Ron Burke

Top Critic

90 / 100
Aug 24, 2021

With the fresh new campaign, and the brand new Styles system, Smoke & Thunder gives us a ton of new ways to play. The soundtrack now has a whopping 28 tracks and scenes, and is every bit Cloudhead Games at their very best. If you don't already have Pistol Whip in your library, what are you waiting for? This is what VR is made for!

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Aug 1, 20

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

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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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