Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. With its easy to learn gameplay and quirky level design, this is one game that will at best leave you rummaging around the attic for your old box of Crayolas.
  2. It’s no World Of Goo, but it’s original, modifiable and incredibly addictive.
  3. Having your drawings come to life is just wonderful, and when you choose to do something inventive and imaginative, you'll have a fantastic time. If only the level design forced this kind of innovation on the player, it would have been even better.
  4. 88
    This is such a simple yet brilliant puzzle game that anyone can pick up and enjoy. Needless to say, it's a great game for kids as well as adults.
  5. The soothing music, incredible style and mind-bending puzzles come together to make a game that is sure to evoke a childlike wonder in even the oldest gamer.
  6. 80
    The level of fun Crayon Physics Deluxe can offer us is in direct proportion with the player interest in experimenting with each of the stages of the game.
  7. Without the game's being talked up so much over a period of ten months, and without the overconfident price point all that talk probably inspired, this would be a terrific value and an inspiration to indie developers everywhere. As it is, the too-easy levels, the lack of any limitations to make the puzzles more difficult, and the serious technical issues make Crayon Physics Deluxe a bit of a disappointment.
  8. A work of art worthy of the refrigerator door.
  9. games(TM)
    An imaginative and engrossing game. If the least of its worries is that it allows too much player choice, then that’s really no worry at all. [Mar 2009, p.123]
  10. Edge Magazine
    Could allowing complete freedom to draw support sharply designed puzzles? Mid-way through the completed game’s 80-plus levels, you’ll still be wondering. [Mar 2009, p.94]
  11. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    More vagary than the real game – that’s Crayon Physics. You will be surprised by the unusual graphics and amount of fresh ideas at first, but the initial fascination soon vanishes to boredom. [Issue#174, Jan 2009]
  12. PC Format
    The freedom that the game allows you to complete a level in your own way is both its beauty and its Achilles heel. [Apr 2009, p.98]
  13. Pelit (Finland)
    The very clever engine is actually too clever, as it makes solving puzzles far too easy. [Feb 2009]
  14. PC Gamer UK
    Lovely, if a little drawn out. [Mar 2009, p.70]
  15. PC Zone UK
    As long as you realise that Crayon Physics Deluxe is a sandbox in disguise, you won't be disappointed by this charming physics puzzler. [Apr 2009, p.70]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 79
  2. Negative: 5 out of 79
  1. Jul 26, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Awesome game. Get it! Also, Andy S smokes pole................................................................................................................................................... Full Review »
  2. AndyS
    May 31, 2009
    Very boring, Phun is the best physic game/ whatever you want it to be.
  3. Feb 14, 2014
    Эта игра очень успокаевает и раздражает одновременно когда не можешь пройти уровень!Эта игра очень успокаевает и раздражает одновременно когда не можешь пройти уровень!