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Wildfire

Humble Games, Sneaky Bastards
May 26, 2020 - PC
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
Shacknews
7 / 10
IGN Italy
8 / 10
Guardian
4 / 5
Screen Rant
3.5 / 5
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
Screen Rant
4.5 / 5
Slant Magazine
4 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Wildfire

Stealth games and me really don't usually go well together, but I loved Wildfire. This is an addictive, immaculately designed stealth platformer puzzler hybrid, one whose inclusion of local co-op makes it near essential.

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Much like its namesake, Wildfire takes a while to kick off, but once the perfect conditions are met, it can be chaos. The unique abilities make for interesting moments, which is needed thanks to the often monotonous stealth systems that plague the game. For those looking for a neat game to play co-op, you’ll find it in Wildfire.

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A 2D stealth platformer that lets you glimpse, between some limits and many beautiful ideas, the charm of the indies.

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Fire is your friend as you leap through this exhilarating game rescuing prisoners tied to stakes

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Wildfire is incredibly kind to stealth newcomers, with a carefully designed series of tutorial levels that don’t even really feel like tutorials, eventually leading to massive and intricate areas that are a joy to devour, and work really well as bite-sized breaks on the Switch. Wildfire still fulfills its pedigree: an immersive stealth sim made by ardent fans who just want to share their love with the world.

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Taken at its intended pace, Wildfire is a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting game with a multitude of interlocking systems that caters to players who don't mind thinking on their feet if their best-laid plans go scorchingly awry. The slow pace and frustration of failure won't appeal to all (though checkpoints are generously placed) but for gamers who don't mind a bit of a slow burn (tee hee), Wildfire is an expansive and inexpensive title that's a healthy mix of tropes and ideas familiar enough to feel cosy, and unpredictable elemental action that rewards creative thinking. And the further through the game you play, the more interesting it becomes. An impressive debut.

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The new indie game Wildfire is a boon for stealth game fans, and it's packed with smart ideas, interesting spells, and inventive level design.

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There's considerable joy to poking at the edges of its ingenious interlocking systems to see what happens.

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