Shiftlings

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

5%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2015

A marmite-puzzler that some will adore, and others will despise. Despite that, it's a fun puzzler.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2015

Shiftlings is a smartly made puzzle game with an endearing story and art style, but unintuitive controls and killer load times make the Wii U version a real struggle to get into.

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Mar 11, 2015

If you are a fan of puzzle games, then Shiftlings is definitely worthy of a purchase. At £13.99, you are getting over 50 levels to explore, and that will be more than worth your money if you aim to complete the game and all of its achievements. What Shiftlings brings to the Xbox One is a puzzler that is both fun and funny all the way through, with levels that can accommodate both casual and hardcore puzzle gamers. So take a chance on a couple of aliens, I doubt you'll be disappointed.

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7 / 10
Mar 19, 2015

Shiftlings is a fun, quirky title that may surprise those who decide to give it a go. The game's structured like a mobile title, which makes it best suited for short bursts, but you will have fun here – especially if you play with a friend. It's never really ambitious enough to stand out in the crowded puzzle platformer genre, but what you'll find here is a quality pick-up and play experience that will test your wits.

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58 / 100
Mar 15, 2015

All in all, Shiftlings is a passable entry into the platform puzzle genre. The gas shifting mechanic is certainly a novel one, but is relied on almost exclusively in puzzle solving where some more creativity would have been appreciated. If you're itching to bounce around and solve puzzles, you could do worse than Shiftlings – just don't expect a mind altering experience.

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Ken McKown

Top Critic

5 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2015

Shiftlings is a decent puzzler that relies too heavily on having a second player, and not getting tired of the simple mechanic.

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6 / 10
Jul 8, 2015

Patience is a virtue, and those who have it in spades will likely find the outstanding stage design worth enduring some of the other frustrations.

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Unscored
Mar 9, 2015

When all is said and done, Shiftlings is a fun game.

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Mar 30, 2015

Shiftlings, then, is a pleasant, slightly challenging diversion with the tendency to be a tad annoying at times. It's never going to give the likes of Mario, Rayman or even Kirby a run for their money, but if you're in the market for a colourful platformer with an interesting mechanic and you feel the sound of flatulence never gets old, you may be right at home here. The rest of you may want to wait until the price comes down.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2015

Shiftings would have benefitted from some sort of level guide to help players out should they be stuck too long. A more refined art style – and way better sound – would've been great too. That said, there's some enjoyment in the gameplay here, especially if you bring a friend along with you. Then you can burp and fart together, like the freaks that you are.

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