The Pedestrian

Rating Summary

Based on 27 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 27 critic reviews
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75 / 100
Feb 10, 2020

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

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Recommended
Jan 30, 2020

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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