Pid PC

Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 6, 2012
    70
    Kurt's trials partly arise from the traditional platforming challenge, of course, but trimming the more repetitive sequences and draining the bosses' health would have edged this effort toward the greatness enjoyed by some of its contemporary cousins.
  2. Nov 9, 2012
    60
    The cold heart beneath the cuddly surface fits the dark tone of the game, which beneath all the whimsy tells a melancholy story. Even so, players drawn in by Pid's dreamy visuals might end up feeling betrayed.
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    50
    Beautiful game, with some nice puzzles, ruined by your character's inability to perform the platforming as well as you need.
  4. Nov 27, 2012
    68
    The learning curve ain't too steep for your average punter, but the overall difficulty is. The many, many deaths of Kurt can be demoralising and extremely frustrating; however despite this it does grow on you after a while - especially with another player to share the experience.
  5. Nov 1, 2012
    60
    While it's enjoyable at times and boasts some charm, it's ultimately an unfulfilling puzzle platformer that tries to go outside its box with limited success.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 21, 2012
    70
    Smart platformer offers an interesting story and an intense atmosphere unfortunately, it also comes with frustrating parts and is overall short. [Christmas 2012]
  7. CD-Action
    Jan 6, 2013
    65
    Pid's world is charming, graphics and music create a wonderful atmosphere and the puzzles are clever. But on the other hand the game punishes you for every mistake and could infuriate a Tibetan monk. [1/2013, p.66]
  8. PC PowerPlay
    Dec 30, 2012
    50
    An indie platformer that never quite gets past proclaiming "Me too!" It's enjoyable in parts, but also forgettable. [Jan 2013, p.83]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Nov 1, 2012
    10
    The studio was partly responsible for Bionic Commando Rearmed, and although I was never a big fan of that game, I love PID.

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    The studio was partly responsible for Bionic Commando Rearmed, and although I was never a big fan of that game, I love PID.

    Joining the ranks of Bastion, Limbo and Braid - this game is one of my favourite XBLA releases to date. It's beautiful to behold, controls flawlessly (played using a 360 controller) and the soundtrack is AMAZING. The game echoes a lot of old school platformers but bring the premise to more modern standards.
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  2. Jan 3, 2016
    10
    Hard but very fun and unique! In a world with boring AAA releases Pid stands out as one of the downright best indies of the late 7thHard but very fun and unique! In a world with boring AAA releases Pid stands out as one of the downright best indies of the late 7th generation. This game could rival the best Mario games. The art style is pretty sweet too, will keep playing. Full Review »
  3. Sep 8, 2015
    7
    The graphics is nice and animations are done well. The co-op mode works really good. Boss fights are hard, but mostly fair. The only problem IThe graphics is nice and animations are done well. The co-op mode works really good. Boss fights are hard, but mostly fair. The only problem I have with this game is that I prefer when platforming is tight and puzzles are hard. In this game, the controls could be a bit more responsive and puzzles could be a lot harder. Still, it's worth playing and has enough content if you can willing to give it time. Full Review »