Little Inferno iOS

Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Feb 11, 2013
    100
    Dark, weird, and very different, Little Inferno is great for those looking for something different.
  2. Feb 6, 2013
    100
    You may get the sense that Little Inferno walks a fine line between satirizing our gaming habits and revelling in them. If you take it lightly, it works. Give it serious thought and you might find a bit of hypocrisy buried between the lines, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a game that sticks with you.
  3. Feb 1, 2013
    100
    If anything, Little Inferno is far more poignant on the App Store than it is anywhere else; with so many games attempting to exploit the 'freemium' concept, Little Inferno embraces and turns it in to something rewarding, but also (and most importantly) something that ends.
  4. Feb 7, 2013
    90
    Little Inferno is such a finely crafted, yet strange experiment that is simply an experience not to miss that will provide a warm and fuzzy feeling.
  5. Feb 1, 2013
    90
    Little Inferno won't take long to reach its inevitable conclusion provided players burn all the things at a steady pace. However it's the puzzle-like combos and the funny, sometimes freaky, reactions objects have to fire that should keep them coming back even after unlocking the final catalog.
  6. Feb 5, 2013
    85
    Little Inferno was already a great game when it was released on PC and Wii U last November and it still is now that it has landed on App Store.
  7. Feb 10, 2013
    70
    While the allure of setting fires cools off before long, the engaging style, story, and puzzle elements make for an enticing experience.
  8. Jan 31, 2013
    70
    Little Inferno is a smart and subversive work of art that pokes fun at freemium games. But its dedication to the joke often hurts the fun little physics toy at the core.
  9. Jan 31, 2013
    70
    As a toy, rather than a game, there's no denying that Little Inferno's sandbox is a satisfying one that will entertain for a time. But in hammering home its message just a little too forcefully, it also lacks a certain amount of graceful bite, and as a result it doesn't quite touch the greatness it might otherwise have achieved.
  10. Feb 28, 2013
    50
    Little Inferno shines softly with originality and cuteness but never moves beyond this. As a more luxurious variation of Doodle God ($ 0,99), the game falls short and is not worth the hefty price tag. With all the tapping at coins and waiting, I can’t help but wonder: could Little Inferno have turned out better as a freemium game?
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jun 14, 2015
    7
    SCORE: 7.3/10

    Innovative, quirky, and fun despite a very Seinfeldian "about nothing" premise. You buy toys, you burn toys, and then you buy
    SCORE: 7.3/10

    Innovative, quirky, and fun despite a very Seinfeldian "about nothing" premise. You buy toys, you burn toys, and then you buy more toys. You burn them in combos to earn extra coin. The commentary and light story along the well are very well done. The graphics are cute and fit the game well. It was a fun 3 hours and I recommend the game if you can find it on sale.
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  2. Feb 6, 2015
    10
    Little Inferno is without question one of the best games I have ever had the fortune to play. The sheer level of thought that went into thisLittle Inferno is without question one of the best games I have ever had the fortune to play. The sheer level of thought that went into this gem, further evidenced by the clever plot nuances and striking allegory, makes for an experience you won't likely forget in the near future. Plus, fire. Can't say no to that. Full Review »
  3. Aug 10, 2014
    9
    Sure. The gameplay isn't traditionally fun. BUT. This game is hardly a video game. It's art. The gameplay exists merely to compliment andSure. The gameplay isn't traditionally fun. BUT. This game is hardly a video game. It's art. The gameplay exists merely to compliment and bring the player into this tragically beautiful story. Play to the end. At least 60% of the budget was clearly sunk into the end. Don't look it up, don't watch a walkthrough. Play it. I still think about this game to this day, I still contemplate just what it all meant. Full Review »