Percentile Rank

The Pedestrian is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

pressakey.com
Loved
Loved
Feb 6, 2020

The Pedestrian is a highly creative, well-balanced and pleasantly challenging odyssey through the sign forest of a big city - and a real gem in the puzzle genre.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Jan 30, 2020

A serene, quietly uplifting afternoon's entertainment for urban explorers and platform fans alike.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 10, 2020

The Pedestrian is surprising and astonishing and delighting, it’s true. But for about the first hour and the last.

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Scored Reviews

Sirus Gaming
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2021

I don’t think it should be longer than it should be as well as I feel like more would just probably make you want to stop playing it. The amount of puzzles is just enough to make you feel you have accomplished an impossible task. I’m sure some will argue the puzzles are easy but I daresay otherwise. The level of complexity and thought that they’ve put into each puzzle is something to be amazed at.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2021

Well thought out puzzles and a fantastic art style really propel The Pedestrian to the top of my list of recently played puzzle games. It is so different and that is something I really admire. While it will not be for everyone I think it does enough to even tease non-puzzle game fans into trying it. Striking and clever, The Pedestrian never overstays its welcome. It's short, sweet and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 1, 2020

The Pedestrian is a wonderfully crafted puzzle game. As it shines visually and with its very pleasant soundtrack, it offers a simple but brilliant concept, with a great difficulty curve and new ideas that make it simply unique and absolutely lovely.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2021

As with most of the best puzzle games out there, The Pedestrian isn't going to eat up a huge chunk of your time. That said, every minute spent playing it will give your brain a solid workout. My first session saw me burn through the first half of the game in an afternoon before my noggin needed some downtime. As the puzzles ramped up in difficulty, it slowed me down a touch but only because I was being much more deliberate and triple checking everything. Putting this one up there as one of the best puzzlers available for PlayStation gamers, right below A Fold Apart.

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Cat with Monocle
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jan 29, 2021

The Pedestrian is a unique and creatively designed puzzle game that shouldn’t be missed. Even if the journey is short, travelling by signage while listening to a relaxing soundtrack is the one of the most fun ways of getting around a city (outside of pedal pubs). Sign up for this trip, puzzle fans.

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GamePitt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

If you’re in the mood to play a unique puzzle game with an interesting concept and beautiful visuals, The Pedestrian is for you. Although the game gets trickier and more complex the further you get, you never feel like it’s an impossible puzzle; you can solve everything if you take your time and plan ahead – making this accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. The main PS5 upgrade has to be the immersive haptic feedback in the controller, but the sharp, clean, and colourful visuals also help define just how polished and special this game truly is. The only negative I can think of is that I was left wanting more, I could happily spend many more hours lost within this world as I try to escape.

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PC Invasion
9 / 10
PC Invasion

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jan 29, 2020

The Pedestrian is visually, audibly, and almost completely mechanically sound. Be warned, though, there isn't much in terms of hints along the way. But in the end, you'll be surprised at how far you can make it with drive and a little brainpower.

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GameBlast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2021

The Pedestrian is a small playground full of clever and creative puzzles that aim to put the player to think, but without the frustration of complex or unrealizable challenges. The game features an abstract and short narrative with an unexpected twist that is intrinsically linked to its charming 2D and 3D atmosphere, with colorful visuals and an engaging soundtrack. Even with its low replay factor, the title from Skookum Arts is a joyful experience and recommended to all audiences.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jan 29, 2021

An ingenious, colourful, and gloriously framed platform puzzle game that effortlessly blends 2D puzzles with the 3D world that surrounds them.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 28, 2021

While The Pedestrian is a great puzzle platformer, it's not perfect. Probably the most noticeable absence in the game is a hint system. The puzzles can get extremely difficult at times, becoming borderline frustrating even. Additionally, another missed opportunity is in the game’s use of the touchpad. While pressing the touchpad works as the interact button, the cursor cannot be controlled by sliding your finger over it. This nitpick might not affect many players, but it’s still an odd exclusion. Minor frustrations aside, The Pedestrian is a fantastic puzzle-platformer that stands out from the crowd. For those looking for a unique pick-up-and-play experience, it's well worth the investment.

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Paste Magazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2020

Ultimately, it delivers exactly what I desire from games in its genre: a brain busting experience that challenges the limits of my creative problem solving skills without exhausting them.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 19, 2020

Even with its unfortunate dip in visual quality from time to time, that aside, a lot of the points held against Skookum Arts can be admittedly put down to personal aspirations not met, rather than some fundamental flaw the game is undeniably guilty of.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2020

I’ve nothing but praise for The Pedestrian.

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Level Down Games
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2020

The Pedestrian is a rewarding puzzle game with well-made brain busters that challenge the likes of Portal. This was originally a Kickstarter campaign, so if you’ve made the initial $15 investment to back the game, you should know that your money was well-spent. If you’re looking to pick this up on Steam, $20 is an appropriate price. The only barrier to being worth much more is the overall short length of the game. In case it’s unclear, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of The Pedestrian.

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33bits
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jan 29, 2020

The Pedestrian is a competent puzzle game, perhaps a little short, but with a personality and intensity that you don't normally see in this type of title. Recommended for anyone who enjoys puzzle games and wants something fresh and different.

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Game Forces PT
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2021

The Pedestrian is a very accomplished puzzle game. With a very creative premise, a genuine surprise of a twist and a unique atmosphere, the whole experience is pure pleasure. Its levels are very well designed and presents a unique and captivating take on 2.5D environments. I just wish it challenged me more and it had more replay value. All in all, The Pedestrian ends up being a contained and relaxing experience, which may be ideal for this troubled start of the year.

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COGconnected
77 / 100
77 / 100
Jan 30, 2021

The Pedestrian is a beautiful game that permeates with ingenuity. Each area is brimming with ideas and these are suitably positioned to not overwhelm the gamer. Due to its design, players of any skill level will be able to jump on and enjoy this unique title. Unfortunately, there are a few road bumps along the way and the conclusion of the subtle narrative is a bit of a dead-end but this doesn’t take away from the incredible journey across the city.

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PC Gamer
75 / 100
75 / 100
Feb 10, 2020

Novel presentation and a masterful complexity curve, but The Pedestrian's very shy about storytelling.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 7, 2020

The Pedestrian is a charming game that asks you to puzzle your way out of the dimensional bounds of street signs.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 8, 2020

The Pedestrian is a bright and addictive puzzle game with great music, but only when you play it in small sessions. This project will be perfect in a portable format when Skookum Arts finally releases it for iOS and Nintendo Switch.

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We Got This Covered
Feb 10, 2020

There's more to The Pedestrian than meets the eye, but its best parts are the simple, obvious pleasures it offers.

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3DNews
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2020

The Pedestrian is a cute little game, with great visuals and interesting puzzles. Relatively short, but elegant.

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VGChartz
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 13, 2020

A unique and charming puzzle game, The Pedestrian may not break any boundaries in the genre, but its charming gameplay and unique aesthetic elevates it against its rivals.

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