Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. May 30, 2013
    72
    The Night of the Rabbit is a great adventure, but it has its issues. It's a very imaginative experience.
  2. May 28, 2013
    67
    If you can look beyond the narrative shortcomings you’ll get a solid adventure set in a captivating fairy tale world.
  3. Jun 3, 2013
    80
    Buoyed by the endearing performance of young Jerry Hazelnut, the beautiful, fantastical Night of the Rabbit rises above its shortcomings to celebrate camaraderie, courage and hope in the face of overwhelming odds.
  4. Jun 14, 2013
    85
    All in all, Night of the Rabbit was an extremely enjoyable game, one certainly that most adventure game enthusiasts will have a fun time with.
  5. 77
    The Night of the Rabbit is visually stunning, and will appeal greatly to fans of the adventure genre. It packs interesting characters and design ideas. Although there are some hiccups in pacing and puzzle design, the overall charm of the world makes it well worth a look.
  6. Jul 2, 2013
    65
    A bunch of interesting characters, polished visuals and a decent soundtrack are not enough for me to remember The Night of the Rabbit. Writers missed a couple of opportunities to astonish the player and therefore wasted the potential of a promising story. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.72]
  7. 74
    A solid adventure game that genre veterans will undoubtedly eat up. Novices, however, may be put off by the game’s issues. If they are patient enough, however, they will find an enjoyable and enchanted world to explore.
  8. Jun 3, 2013
    70
    While we shouldn’t ignore its problems with the flow of the story and illogical puzzles, this shouldn’t stop anyone who is a follower of the genre from jumping into this world of magic and talking animals to enjoy one kid’s dream of a delightful summer adventure.
  9. May 29, 2013
    75
    The Night of the Rabbit still contains all of those classic "ah ha!" moments when you, at long last, cease to be dumbfounded, and the novelty of the magic spells surprisingly doesn't wear off, continuing to be implemented cleverly throughout the long experience. With a lot of patience, you could find yourself having a bloody good time.
  10. Jun 20, 2013
    76
    Far from a bad game yet short of greatness, The Night of the Rabbit is worth your time and money if you enjoy the genre.
  11. May 27, 2013
    60
    The Night of the Rabbit is not without its missteps, but when at its best the game is hard to resist.
  12. Jul 16, 2013
    80
    The Night of the Rabbit suffers occasionally from a too relaxed pacing, but the game’s many qualities more than make up for this small setback.
  13. Jun 24, 2013
    76
    It’s just one of those games where there isn’t anything really wrong or right about it, and it sits somewhere in the middle.
  14. Jun 7, 2013
    70
    The Night of the Rabbit looks like a kid oriented game, but the puzzles point it towards the hardcore audience. One may clear them with a little research, but it's clear Daedalic didn't really master its difficulty curve. But in terms of production values and story, it's really good.
  15. Aug 26, 2013
    75
    Despite some missteps common to the adventure game genre, and a third act that loses itself in the details and machinations of its fantasy world, The Night of the Rabbit is a journey adventure game fans won’t regret or soon forget.
  16. May 28, 2013
    60
    While its atmosphere and overall world manage to conjure wonderful memories from our long lost childhood, the bad flow of the story, the ridiculous characters and the severely underwhelming puzzles make this game a lacking addition to the great roster of Daedelic.
  17. May 28, 2013
    70
    The Night of the Rabbit wins easy points for its beautiful imagery, clever puzzles and dialogue, but the experience is held back by substandard animations and a lack of mechanical polish.
  18. Jun 24, 2013
    75
    The Night of the Rabbit is a special point-and-click adventure game, although only the veterans amongst players will get to see that side of the game. Not because of the flipped, tricky puzzles, because those are known to the genre. But mostly because game makes a wrong, childish impression in its first hours. It's hard to expect a beautiful and exciting fable after such a start.
  19. Jun 26, 2013
    73
    The puzzles themselves threaten to end the bunnymoon, however, occasionally provoking ire with nonsensical logic. [Aug 2013, p.74]
  20. Jun 9, 2013
    80
    An excellent adventure game, returning you to your childhood years to enjoy your lightheartedness for a while, like you did in those past times. Do not be expecting great gaming challenges, this is more about believing in the game's fairy tale world touching your heart.
  21. Jun 18, 2013
    70
    The Night of the Rabbit is a beautiful adventure with only a few pacing and puzzle quirks to trip you up along the way.
  22. May 23, 2013
    71
    Quotation forthcoming.
  23. Jun 12, 2013
    85
    Night of the Rabbit faithfully follows the tried and true traditions of the adventure game genre while leveraging modern technologies in a very well produced game. Appropriate for the entire family and providing a compelling, well-written story, this one is worth a look.
  24. Sep 16, 2013
    80
    The Night of the Rabbit is a solid and magical adventure that can be enjoyed by both younger and older players. Even though younger ones need a little bit more patience than adventure-veterans.
  25. May 28, 2013
    70
    It breaks my heart to even talk about The Night of the Rabbit in a negative manner because, while it has its issues, it’s still an imaginative experience.
  26. May 27, 2013
    65
    After Deponia’s rather positive reception, however, I expected more from Daedalic. The dialogue being rather childish is to be expected from a 12 year old protagonist and I’d consider this game aimed at the younger generation. That being said, the difficulty of juggling multiple quest lines simultaneously is not for the easily distracted, or the easily frustrated.
  27. Jul 4, 2013
    80
    A great way back into the point and click genre - but be prepared to invest a little time. [Aug 2013, p.76]
  28. Jun 7, 2013
    79
    At times dark and at times wonderfully sweet, it is prone towards being sometimes vexing but that shouldn’t stop you from following the Marquis de Hotto down his rabbit hole.
  29. The Night of the Rabbit is a classical point and click adventure game by Deadalic Entertainment. Among the their other adventure games, it has a more disconnected story line but the graphics and the sounds definitely creates a magical atmosphere before your eyes.
  30. Jun 9, 2013
    76
    Despite its flaws, The Night of the Rabbit is a success. A rare adventure that makes us remember those days of our childhood when a puddle looked like a lake and a branch like a sword.
  31. Aug 16, 2013
    71
    The design could be tighter, the story a bit better paced, but it's still a fine couple of evenings' worth of puzzling, atmosphere, mystery, and magic, with animals cute and fluffy enough to see you through its more turgid bits. [Oct 2013, p.69]
  32. May 27, 2013
    68
    The Night of the Rabbit is an adventure that creates a wonderful magic world around it’s held Jeremia Haselnuss and brings nice characters to virtual life. But as wonderful as Daedalic Entertainment built the fantasy world with lots of details around the little boy Jeremias who wants to become a magician, they present the dialogues in a boring way and they sometimes even confuse story itself. The game also lacks hints for the puzzles which often only allow the one solution that even is the most digressive. The player doesn’t get sufficient feedback while trying to solve the puzzles, whatever there are from hints or out of dialogues with other characters. Because of this the game sometimes gets really frustrating and forces you into trial and error. Players expecting a game with the usual quality of Daedalic adventures such as the Deponia-series will be disappointed.
  33. Oct 7, 2013
    81
    A traditional point-and-click adventure game set in a world inspired by children's story books. Most of the puzzles are well designed but there are also few illogical ones that can be really hard to figure out. With some extra polishing time those could have been avoided. [Aug 2013]
  34. May 28, 2013
    80
    It appeals equally to innocence and experience. A few overly obscure puzzles slow the pace to a crawl, but Jerry's journey is worth taking — even if only to feel like a kid again for a little while.
  35. The Night of the Rabbit will make players wish that magic was real. The game’s charming world builds Jerry’s final adventure in his summer as something memorable and magical.
  36. Jun 10, 2013
    71
    The Night of the Rabbit is great for the newcomers to adventure games – this fairytale will open up a whole new genre for them. Veteran players can safely skip it, and the only thing they’ll miss is a couple of mice peddlers – two of the best supporting characters ever made by Deadalic.
  37. May 27, 2013
    85
    Although their intentions may have been to reach a wider audience, Daedalic has created a children's game, and there's nothing wrong with that. Most children's games are far too innocent and insultingly dull — commercial characters giving teacherly instructions for inane tasks involving 1-2-3 and A-B-C — but The Night of the Rabbit teaches curiosity, the benefits of exploration, environmentalism, and the importance of stories: all virtuous lessons.
  38. Jun 5, 2013
    70
    The Night of the Rabbit is a good Graphical Adventure game: graphically inspired and with an important soundtrack... but it's far from the milestones of the genre due to the slow narration, the lengthy dialogues, and some inevitable bugs. It even lacks in terms of localization for many countries.
  39. May 31, 2013
    90
    The Night of the Rabbit, regardless of what it’s called and the few other minor complaints I had, is a triumph. It’s Daedalic once and for all proving that they are indeed capable of producing an adventure that can stand tall with the classics of the genre.
  40. May 31, 2013
    60
    Despite its classic metaphoric coming of age storyline, despite its lovingly drawn backgrounds that seem to have sprung to life from the pages of children’s stories and despite the innocuous language and childish humour, the incongruous nature of the frustrating puzzles will thwart children unfamiliar with the ancient lore of point and click adventures.
  41. May 29, 2013
    90
    If there was any question whether Daedalic is the inheritor of the LucasArts adventure gaming crown, consider it settled. The Night of the Rabbit is an outstanding example of the genre and an impressive next step in the ongoing evolution and refinement of its creator.
  42. May 29, 2013
    75
    It's a great graphic adventure, but some issues prevent it from getting to the top. Anyway, it's a good option for fans of the genre.
  43. Jan 15, 2014
    85
    The Night of the Rabbit is certainly one of Daedelic's better games. The gameplay is faithful to the point-and-click adventure genre blueprint, but only with a few obtuse puzzles.
  44. Jun 19, 2013
    70
    The Night of the Rabbit is yet another great adventure game from the minds of Daedalic Entertainment. The dialogues are a bit childish but the puzzles and visuals are really good. Overall it's a very solid game.
  45. Jun 19, 2013
    75
    While the puzzles can become frustratingly difficult with not much reward, the mysterious story had me coming back. Fans of adventure games will find their fill with Night of the Rabbit, and the visuals don’t hurt either.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Sep 29, 2013
    9
    Lose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite as it seems: All in all, Night of the Rabbit is an extremely enjoyable game, one certainly that most adventure game enthusiasts will have a fun time with. Full Review »
  2. Jun 16, 2013
    7
    Time to spend before the last Deponia game. The environment and characters are beautifully drawn and the whole looks quite adorable. However, the game has some annoyances: puzzles are sometimes hard and not much rewarding; a few achievements don't work and there is sometimes too much talk, but at least not that much like in Whispered World. The game sometimes slows down and seems to eat a lot of memory: I never thought I see 7GB usage on my poor 32-bit, 3 GB system. Full Review »
  3. Jun 13, 2013
    2
    This is a poor offering from Daedalic.

    This game is a point-and-click puzzle/story game as are most of their games where you play as a
    young boy and a mysterious rabbit whose fates are intertwined. But first, you play as the boy and frankly he is annoying.

    I died after the second puzzle because I was looking for a fruit and apparently the game incorrectly identifies acorns as a fruit and rose hips as something other than a fruit. The first puzzle required that you find a stick in a forest. One stick in a forest. And that was after passing by three other objects that would have worked just as well. Then you have to use that stick to remove a bush. That makes no sense.

    In terms of pros, the game is visually interesting and clearly they spent a lot of time with the art director making it just right.

    In terms of cons, the gameplay is slow and very specific to the point of failure. I found the premise of the first puzzle to be absurd and the solution to the second puzzle to be incorrect. The interface is awful. You quest book gives you information you shouldn't know and fails to record information you desperately need. The hotspots are humongous and never go away; you're going to be listening to the same poorly-done voice acting cue over and over and over again.

    This title lacks the good game design elements you would expect for such an easy genre and fails to do any of it's homework making it for me a pass.
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