• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 27, 2017
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Dec 12, 2017
    90
    Ode is a beautiful journey through sounds and colors, it's experimentation and exploration in a dreamy world.
  2. Jun 22, 2018
    85
    Ode is one of those games where you may only play it once, but the experience sticks with you for some time. There's simply a sense of joy as you go through these levels and make music organically; you see the tunes start from humble beginnings before transforming into a full-blown melody that you can enjoy before trekking to the next stage. Ode looks and sounds beautiful, and although it can be finished very quickly, you'll be glad to have given this game a spin.
  3. Mar 6, 2018
    80
    Ode is a short but enjoyable ride. Playing as Joy while making your own background tune is both fun and relaxing. Although the game only lasts around two hours, you will be intrigued from start to finish.
  4. Jan 28, 2018
    80
    Ode is a great musical platformer able to entertain everyone. Simplicity is one of its best elements, because it gives you a heartwarming welcome after a hard day. Everything in this game makes for a perfect sound and by going forward you get a final melody filled with happiness. Besides a lack of levels there are no bad things here.
  5. games(TM)
    Jan 25, 2018
    80
    A wonderfully-executed musical masterpiece. [Issue#196, p.87]
  6. Edge Magazine
    Jan 9, 2018
    80
    In every sense, the pleasure here is in the playing. [Issue#315, p.122]
  7. Dec 4, 2017
    80
    If you’ve ever wondered what poetry in motion looks like, then Ode’s imaginative mix of music and exploration will leave you with a smile on your face.
  8. Nov 30, 2017
    80
    Ode is a good mix of music, platform and poetry.
  9. Nov 30, 2017
    78
    An oniric and awesome experience based on music, images and sensations. We become a little star inside a ball that makes evolve the all elements on screen. A great product to get relaxed and enjoy. No plot, no problems. Just music.
  10. Dec 12, 2017
    75
    Ode is a game that let you relax and do almost nothing. It looks and sounds beautiful, but we doubt you will play it a lot.
  11. Nov 30, 2017
    75
    Ode is a great musical experience with the flavor of a good platform game.
  12. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 2, 2018
    74
    Nominally, our task is to collect stars, but Ode isn’t as simple as it looks: each planet is filled with music. With a touch, you can make things like mushrooms and corals join your orchestra and throw a party the world has never seen. [Issue#226, p.40]
  13. Dec 7, 2017
    70
    With Ode Ubisoft Reflections created another very interesting experience after Grow Home and Grow Up. The game is short and suffers from excessive slipperiness regarding the movement of the character, but it's got some original ideas and a bunch of evocative sequences.
  14. Dec 4, 2017
    70
    Ode is a unique mix of platforming, exploration and music. It’s accessible to everyone and can be enjoyed by casual and hardcore gamers alike. As much as it succeeds at providing a unique experience, it also fails to scratch a lot of the common gaming itches. Ode is short enough to not overstay its welcome and simple enough for something to pick up and play when you’re in the mood for something different. It’s not a title most people will want to play all the time, but every now and then it can be the perfect title to break up the repetition of more traditional titles.
  15. Nov 30, 2017
    70
    Ode is original, unique and interesting. It’s short but it’s also cheap, so if you’re looking for something experimental, this can be your choice.
  16. Dec 8, 2017
    65
    In Ode Ubisoft Reflections takes another experimental look at exploration in games, this time with a main focus on music. It is fun, but it does not really stick like other titles did.
  17. Jan 3, 2018
    60
    Ode is half emotional experience and half a puzzle platform. Unfortunately, none of the parts is memorable enough and the game is unable to give to the player an unforgettable experience.
  18. Dec 5, 2017
    60
    Ode is not the perfect extension of the indies Ubisoft likes to put out there. Not that it's bad, it is simply not special.
  19. CD-Action
    Mar 14, 2018
    50
    Underneath the artsy surface Ode is a hollow, shallow experience that I will never come back to and can’t recommend. [02/2018, p.39]
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  1. Nov 30, 2017
    Music and movement combine in a game that mints joy from wonderful organic weirdness. [Recommended]
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Dec 11, 2017
    9
    This should be top of your 'get high and play' list. A mind bending transdimensional music trip. If you've ever wondered what its like to beThis should be top of your 'get high and play' list. A mind bending transdimensional music trip. If you've ever wondered what its like to be fully immersed in a game - this is for you. -1 for uPlay however, why not steam? Full Review »