Percentile Rank

The Stretchers is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

Gaming Boulevard
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2019

The perfect co-op game.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2019

There were a few minor problems, mostly with precise movements, but never anything that soured the fun. Overall though, I can't help but admire the things Tarsier Studios put in. The Stretchers is a good time.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2019

There's a charming aesthetic to The Stretchers, bright and colourful and aimed squarely at kids, but the slapstick, ragdoll humour will appeal to grown-ups too

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 12, 2019

The Stretchers is an unexpected delight, dropping on to the eShop without warning and perfectly timed to brighten up the long, dark winter days ahead.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 22, 2019

Out from nowhere, an hilarious joke, The Stretchers is a fun and clever two players game, with an ideal pace and constant renewal. Whether cutting across the fields with the turbo throttle and the waving gyro's siren or consulting on how to take the casualty right back to the ambulance by the craziest method, The Stretchers is a success and is one of the most entertaining duet games of recent years, in the same category as the hilarious Gang Beasts and Heave Ho.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2019

The Stretchers is yet another little gem for Switch born from the collaboration between Nintendo and Western independent studios.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2019

The Stretchers is a deceptively simple co-op game that manages to be fun for every second of it's brief run time, delivering interesting levels and hilarious chaos as your shout at your partner (or left hand) to just pick up the damn stretcher

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Game Revolution
Nov 14, 2019

A blast whether you play it by yourself or with a friend, The Stretchers is bound to put a smile on the face of anyone that plays it and showcases how talented a developer Tarsier Studios is.

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Luis Alamilla
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2019
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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2019

But honestly, that's a frustration worth enduring because of how amusing experience this can be. While I wouldn't say the single-player option is an afterthought, it's quite evident The Stretchers is made to be played with another person. Or even a group of people as you gather around the telly to find out which of your friends are really in sync with one another. That's when it's at its best; so grab a friend, split those Joy-Con, and try not to lose your cool when the two of you can't seem to figure out how to mow a lawn together.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Dec 15, 2019

The Stretchers may not be the deepest experience, but its creativity comes through in spades, giving you a great challenge to experience with a friend. Its solo mode doesn't function well, the game is overall fairly short, and the controls are not always reliable, but the game manages to pack so much into its runtime that you may not find yourself caring.

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Flickering Myth
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2019

Though not nearly exploiting its full potential, The Stretchers is goofy, no-frills fun whether you’re flying solo or teaming up with a friend.

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DualShockers
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2019

The Stretchers is an entertaining co-op game that needs to offer more fun outside of its story mode.

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SECTOR.sk
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2019

The Stretchers is a really pleasant surprise that only lacks a deeper campaign, variable side missions, and a bit of polishing.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 24, 2020

The Stretchers is a jovial, anarchic affair. It looks like a Dreamcast title and, in some respects, feels like playing one too. That comparison isn't meant as a pejorative to say it's dated, as it isn't, and certainly it has a charm all of its own

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