Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Feb 5, 2014
    70
    Flappy Bird is simultaneously everything that’s right and wrong about video games. You’ll play it, you’ll obsess over it, but you’ll never really like it.
  2. Feb 4, 2014
    60
    Whether you can or will survive for long is another matter entirely, but the constant possibility for success keeps players coming back after every failed attempt and sharing their failures with friends for an ever-expanding pool of players.
  3. Feb 8, 2014
    55
    Flappy Bird is very hard to rate. Is it a solid, hardcore experience? Or is it a simple tech demo made in a bunch of minutes? Well, both of these sentences are true.
  4. Feb 7, 2014
    54
    Flappy Bird isn't a good video game. It's arguably not even a fun one. But its no-frills approach and exacting, relentlessly repetitious gameplay make it an addictive short-term distraction for the skill and score-obsessed.
  5. Feb 4, 2014
    50
    Flappy Bird is a decent free time waster, but it's not worth obsessing over.
  6. Feb 11, 2014
    35
    Its designs appeared to have been taken almost directly out of previously existing titles and, ultimately, Flappy Bird was a shallow, flash-in-the-pan smartphone anomaly that we’re not going to miss.
  7. Feb 3, 2014
    20
    A certain addictive or compulsive quality isn't sufficient to make a genuinely good game, sadly; Flappy Bird is addictive and compulsive in the same way that popping bubble wrap is addictive and compulsive. It may be immediately satisfying to waste your time with it in the short term, but when you look back on how your day went, you'll find yourself wishing you'd used those hours for something more productive or stimulating.
User Score
3.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 30
  2. Negative: 15 out of 30
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    0
    Calling Flappy Bird a game is stretching the concept to its utmost limit. There is no level design to speak of and the only challenge there is comes from a viciously large hit box. Full Review »
  2. Feb 7, 2014
    0
    I typically don't like to give zeros because I usually believe that a game can have redeeming qualities. This game really has none. Its barely a game with ripped off graphics. I gave it the best shot I could but there are better ways one could pass the time (like swallowing a pinecone whole). Full Review »
  3. Feb 10, 2014
    2
    crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap- crap..... Full Review »