Jazzpunk PC

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Feb 7, 2014
    100
    It's a rare, but fantastic thing to find a game that feels like the result of a singular artistic vision. To find one that also happens to be a genuinely comic vision is like tripping over a unicorn. Playing Jazzpunk, from developer Necrophone Games, was like tripping over a unicorn who just happened to share my particular appreciations for goofy puns, technological ephemera, and Saul Bass.
  2. Feb 6, 2014
    92
    Stylish, inventive and easily one of the funniest games in years. Jazzpunk just wants to make you laugh. Don't worry, it will.
  3. Hyper Magazine
    Apr 9, 2014
    90
    A wonderful rarity. [May 2014, p.76]
  4. Feb 12, 2014
    90
    Anarchic, baffling, sometimes downright silly, and often inspired, Jazzpunk works tirelessly to make you laugh and gasp. The frequency with which you’ll do both is a testament to a bold new talent, and Necrophone Games deserves all the plaudits that will be thrown its way in the coming weeks.
  5. Feb 10, 2014
    90
    Not only is Jazzpunk in and of itself a clever and positively insane experience, it is one of the funniest games of all time.
  6. Feb 10, 2014
    90
    This game made me laugh - not gently or under duress of slow realisation, but in staccato outbursts which alarmed and unsettled passers-by.
  7. Feb 7, 2014
    90
    Games are so rarely funny by design, but Jazzpunk is much more than a funny videogame. It’s a comedy, and one that wouldn’t be possible – or anywhere near as powerful – in any other medium.
  8. CD-Action
    Jun 28, 2014
    85
    I bow down to writers behind Jazzpunk. I just haven’t decided yet whether I should send them flowers to the rehab or to the mental hospital. [05/2014, p.69]
  9. Feb 14, 2014
    85
    Jazzpunk is certainly enjoyable, but it isn’t without its flaws.
  10. Feb 10, 2014
    83
    Whether you are a fan of jazz or punk, Jazzpunk is certainly something you need in your life.
  11. Feb 19, 2014
    82
    It is probably too short, but if you take your time and explore, you will find a great adventure, full of laughter and surprises.
  12. Apr 26, 2014
    80
    To make someone laugh while playing is no easy task, and Jazzpunk succeeds in doing just that most of the time.
  13. PC PowerPlay
    Mar 28, 2014
    80
    It may not impress with clever mechanics, but Jazzpunk is a genuinely funny comedy romp that will put a smile on your face. [Apr 2014, p.55]
  14. Feb 28, 2014
    80
    I'd rather have a short game that gets fart jokes right than a long one full of hot air.
  15. Feb 23, 2014
    80
    Jazzpunk is like an interactive trip through a Leslie Nielsen flick, showering the player with witty irreverence at every turn. Any situation will be taken to its most literal or bizarre conclusion, depending on which will serve for the better punchline.
  16. Feb 18, 2014
    80
    Jazzpunk projects exactly what its eccentric name implies; a hilarious adventure with an unwieldy rhythm and paradoxically predictable narrative-uncertainty, all of which draws fuel from a seemingly endless source of energy.
  17. Feb 15, 2014
    80
    Around every corner, there’s a crab that’s fluent in Spanish, or a Pizza Box that laughs at you maniacally. Sure, there are a few duds and it doesn’t always hit the mark, but developer Necrophone Games bang out the gags at a rate befitting of a Python.
  18. Feb 13, 2014
    80
    If you’re looking to laugh a lot, and maybe even think about stuff just a little bit, give it a play.
  19. Feb 11, 2014
    80
    As an experience, I’d definitely recommend Jazzpunk. It still fits in the, “Wandering Around Game” style, however its comedic sensibilities are great and its treatment of other video game styles are a love letter to gaming in the most fun, madcap way that Necrophone Games could have thought of.
  20. Feb 11, 2014
    80
    Jazzpunk is uniquely ridiculous and undeniably hilarious. It's not afraid of making you work to find all the funny, which turns even the tiniest throwaway joke into something special.
  21. Feb 6, 2014
    80
    Jazzpunk doesn't aspire to be an excellent shooter or platformer. Instead, it aspires to and succeeds in having a great conversation with the player.
  22. Feb 6, 2014
    80
    What's here is undoubtedly high quality, but some may find themselves just wanting more of the game. It's a blessing and a curse.
  23. Feb 13, 2014
    78
    The beginning is so sweet, with gags to be discovered all over around us. And they almost always deliver. But then, after an hour or so, minigames take over and fun fades away. Still: how many other games make us laugh out loud like this?
  24. Mar 14, 2014
    75
    Being an unusual comedy-game, Jazzpunk is a funny and different experience.
  25. Feb 7, 2014
    75
    Like both jazz and punk, it won't be appreciated by everyone.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 123 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Feb 12, 2014
    10
    Eighties, nineties references, game references, tech jokes,
    The kind of game every developer would like to make but didnt
    Also a spy
    Eighties, nineties references, game references, tech jokes,
    The kind of game every developer would like to make but didnt

    Also a spy sim,space invaders, frogger
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  2. Feb 7, 2014
    10
    This game is awesome! Laugh out loud funny, nice visuals, lots of fun mini-games and unique. I have been looking forward to this game forThis game is awesome! Laugh out loud funny, nice visuals, lots of fun mini-games and unique. I have been looking forward to this game for awhile and was not disappointed! Highly recommend that you try it out! Full Review »
  3. Mar 7, 2014
    0
    Here we go again,another one of those artistically stylish games that is screaming at the top of it's lungs desperately trying to getHere we go again,another one of those artistically stylish games that is screaming at the top of it's lungs desperately trying to get attention,claiming "I'm unique and original and i cost the price of an ACTUAL game BUY ME BUY ME I SAY!". 15 dollars is the price you pay for an arcade game,or a four to five year old shooter not THIS,i mean video games are supposed to be fun and difficult with obstacles to overcome or puzzles to solve,they're not supposed to be like Dear Esther. What these guys thought was that CONTENT equals fun and challenge when it does not. Full Review »