Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Oct 3, 2012
    100
    Bad Piggies is pretty darned flawless, when I think about it.
  2. Nov 9, 2012
    56
    Bad Piggies is a mediocre arcade/puzzle hybrid that really wants to look smart.
  3. Sep 30, 2012
    100
    Bad Piggies doesn't just feel like the next logical step forward for a developer like Rovio, but the next step forward for the physics-puzzler genre itself as players engineer their own solutions and use them to succeed, no matter how whacky they may seem.
  4. Apr 1, 2013
    100
    The creative slant makes for a far more interesting game than the original “crash into various structures” formula. With over 400 levels divided in three chapters, over 60 sandbox levels and rewards for collecting hidden skulls, Bad Piggies is packed with a serious amount of content making it the perfect game to spend as little as five minutes or upwards of two hours with.
  5. Oct 2, 2012
    80
    It's a more methodical game than Angry Birds, requiring thoughtful planning and pinpoint timing, but in many ways that also makes it a more enjoyable game than its predecessor.
  6. Oct 3, 2012
    60
    Sadly, the early learning curve is far too shallow, while creative freedom is often illusory, with a single solution to many stages. Rovio does eventually loosen the reins, but the combination of rickety vehicles and unforgiving level design only heightens the frustration.
  7. Oct 7, 2012
    85
    Matching the success of Angry Birds while introducing a new concept seemed like an impossible task for Rovia, but they succeeded with Bad Piggies. It combines that 'I'll-quickly-play-a-game'-feeling with challenging 'build-and-reach-the-finish-line'-puzzle gameplay. It's funny, addicting and last but not least: it doesn't have any birds in it.
  8. Sep 27, 2012
    80
    A nice departure from the bird-slinging concept that delivers in almost every aspect.
  9. Feb 27, 2013
    88
    Bad Piggies is certainly more challenging than the Angry Birds games that came before it. A three year old can play Angry Birds, but without at least a rudimentary grasp of basic physics Bad Piggies will be an exercise in frustration.
  10. Nov 25, 2012
    76
    A distraction for Angry Birds aficionados, but a clucking frustration otherwise. [Christmas 2012, p.98]
  11. Oct 1, 2012
    85
    The depth of puzzles and creative building aspect will keep players hungrily coming back for more.
  12. Sep 27, 2012
    90
    Bad Piggies is just about everything you could want in a new game from Rovio. It maintains that same level of "I can almost figure this out!" challenge that Angry Birds offered, plenty of personality, and basics so easy that a kid could master them.
  13. Sep 26, 2012
    80
    Overall, Bad Piggies merits a four-star rating, especially as a relatively small tweak in the number of mechanics dished out for free would reduce the frustration factor.
  14. Oct 1, 2012
    92
    Bad Piggies is the best title Rovio has released yet, eclipsing Angry Birds Space.
  15. Oct 10, 2012
    70
    Create vehicles by combining pieces like wheels, propellers or balloons, and pilot your creations to the end of the level. Creative and at times pretty hard, with a nice physics engine.
  16. Sep 28, 2012
    70
    It's unlikely to ever outsell Angry Birds, but Bad Piggies certainly outthinks it – with a clever mix of physics-based puzzling and experimentation.
  17. Oct 2, 2012
    90
    Though it's not simple and fast-paced as Angry Birds, Bag Piggies is a real blast, an action puzzle game with a very deep gameplay and plenty of levels.
  18. Nov 15, 2012
    80
    Now it's time for the reign of pigs. After hordes of Angry Birds games and merchandise, this puzzle game is definitely something totally new. Only a pig can understand the beauty of hydraulics. [Nov 2012]
  19. Sep 26, 2012
    80
    Bad Piggies is creative, addictive, and absolutely packed with content. It might be Rovio's best game yet, but we can't help noticing it all feels a little too safe and predictable.
  20. Sep 26, 2012
    70
    Bad Piggies is a promising start. Like the jury-rigged craft, how far it goes will depend on what its creators choose to add.
  21. Sep 27, 2012
    100
    Bad Piggies is a fun game that offers lots to do, though it definitely offers a different kind of experience next to Angry Birds. It's more difficult, for one thing, and slower, and requires a bit more thought and strategy.
  22. Sep 27, 2012
    100
    Bad Piggies is awesome, and needs to be a part of your iOS game collection just as much as the rest of the Angry Birds series. Rovio nails the same accessibility of the Angry Birds games while taking the franchise in a direction that feels both totally fresh and entirely appropriate.
  23. Sep 30, 2012
    80
    The word 'design' is at the heart of why I love Bad Piggies, I honestly felt in many levels that I was not simply discovering the developers' solution. Rather, I felt that I had designed my own. The developers placed intelligent limits on the player's independence, but give the player enough room to feel ownership of their accomplishment.
  24. Oct 4, 2012
    90
    Bad Piggies twists the Angry Birds concept to make it unique, different and fun: creating devices. It will keep us playing for a ling time, trying to get all the stars and secrets. Rovio has promised free updates to improve it little by little, so Bad Piggies is indeed an app we have to recommend.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 7, 2013
    8
    The birds crash, the pigs build: and after hours of crashing, it's time for the player to build the most absurd machines to progress through each levels. It just never stops being fun, in success and in failure with the latter usually accompanied by roars of laughter, and the former by a moment of pride. Obsessive music and bright colors help to make up for an incredible experience. Full Review »
  2. Oct 6, 2012
    8
    THIS REVIEW IS DONE FOR THE ANDROID VERSION OF THE GAME AND THERE AREN'T ANY DIFFERENCES WITH THE iOS ONE----Fun, funny and gratifying can describe bad piggies pretty darn well. It kinda throws you into the fray without a tutorial, but its very simple so you will most definitely get the hang of it from the very first level, and there is also a hint book with simple images that tells you what you must do. story wise there is not much to tell. There are the pigs from the first game and they want to get to the eggs and that's that. This time around you control the pigs and not the birds, and as much difference there is between birds and pigs, there is between angry birds and bad piggies. The gameplay is entirely different. In angry birds you had a slingshot and you had some birds which you had to slingshot on the pigs' castles destroying the pigs where in bad piggies your goal is to build vehicles with which you can complete the objectives of each level. Oh yes, you gain stars by completing said objectives(three for each level) and not by score. these are getting star boxes, completing the level without using a certain part and of course sending the pig to the primary goal(which is a map or a hat for special levels). Yep they are just three of them, however the way to get them is different for each level demanding different thinking on how to build your vehicle, which compensates for their limited number. There is also reaction time involved so not everything happens automatically after you're done making your vehicle. You need to activate your soda thrusters, for instance, at the right time because, one they do not activate immediately, two, too soon or to late and you will slide back while trying to climb an steep uphill. Also did i mention that the balancing the weight and thrust is also important? Oh yes, if you dont want your vehicle to flip over you better watch those two variables. The graphics are unfortunately kept to the previous level. I kinda wished for some improvements, but that's just me. For the sound i have to say that it does its job, the pig's voice is funny and the music is catchy although there are just 3 tracks(main theme, construction theme, and action theme). In the physics department is where the game nails it. its fun to experiment with the physics and the vehicle parts, oh yes very enjoyable, and its very gratifying to complete a difficult objective(or all three stars in just one round). Finaly lets talk about the modes. There is the mode where you pass levels and it generally limits the parts available to you and the form of your vehicle while the second one is a sandbox mode where it gives you all the parts you have unlocked(by playing the main campaign) on some bigger than average levels and tells you to try and get the star boxes anyway you can. So, blow air into your balloons, shake your sodas, put petrol into your motors and take to the skies of the pig land! Full Review »