Noby Noby Boy PlayStation 3

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. By some combination of cunning and magic, it makes you a child again. It helps you rediscover the bottomless fascination and joy you had in discovering the properties of string, or sand, or animals, or Newtonian physics for the very first time. It makes you free to play, and happy to make your own entertainment, for hours on end.
  2. As the toy it is, do not expect missions or other accessories in addition to the short list of trophies that can be taken as a minimalist group of goals. The real experience is hidden behind the great objective of Noby Noby Boy - teamwork.
  3. From the creator of Katamari Damacy comes something even stranger that redefines the idea of gameplay.
  4. 90
    One of the most soothing, effortlessly playable things you've ever likely had the pleasure to experience. It's a surreal and simple sandbox with no hidden subtleties or complex underlying system of progress and reward, no contrived meaning. It's appeal purely lies with its gentle, happy-go-lucky lunacy, and that's what makes it so bafflingly absorbing.
  5. 85
    Aside from being in a league of its own, Noby Noby Boy is so charming it can transform you from a respectable adult to a child in minutes. Don’t resist the urge – rediscover why you decided to play games in the first place.
  6. Noby Noby Boy is more a toy than a videogame, a surreal experience unlike anything else you've ever played before. It's a "love or hate" kind of game, but it will keep you hooked if you get in sync with it.
  7. Much like Flower, there’s not much of a game or a point to Noby Noby Boy, but the cool community aspect of working together to unlock new locales for you to explore is a really unique hook that makes this a game you can come back to more often to see the progress towards that next planet.
  8. Keita Takahashi, Katamari Damacy's creator, offers us this new and original game exclusively for PlayStation 3. Noby Noby Boy is a game without rules, endless, in which fun is mixed with random situations and a surreal world. A simple game, cheap, and extremely fun.
  9. Noby Noby Boy lacks structure or challenge, but this whimsical little game is still a captivating delight.
  10. 80
    Noby Noby Boy appears to be confusing from the outset, but it's a surprisingly rewarding experience once you've cut through its eccentricities. It offers a lot but appears to be about nothing.
  11. The community aspect, the interesting use of newly added PS3 features, and the whole "WTF is going on" level of amusement is well worth the price of entry.
  12. 75
    It's a highly compelling new form of social gaming, if only because the already-bizarre nature of the experience makes the promise of new settings and potential abilities an exciting prospect.
  13. games(TM)
    80
    Sandbox silliness at its best. [Apr 2009, p.123]
  14. 75
    We can't pin it down, but Noby Noby Boy is uniquely addicting. Love it or loathe it, there's nothing else like it.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 29, 2011
    6
    A good game because it challenges the notions of what gaming can be but an even better toy - a goalless playground intended for children butA good game because it challenges the notions of what gaming can be but an even better toy - a goalless playground intended for children but that is just as entertaining for adults. It's all at once wacky, cute, crude (there is farting), and of course fun. Getting the hang of the controls is tricky at first but in no time you'll be feeding Girl your length to help her reach Uranus. Full Review »
  2. Aug 23, 2010
    10
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  3. MarkS
    Feb 20, 2009
    8
    I've been following this game for quite a while, so it was a first day buy for me. Totally strange and fun all at once. Takes a little I've been following this game for quite a while, so it was a first day buy for me. Totally strange and fun all at once. Takes a little bit of time to accept that there is no point and just have fun with it, but as I got more comfortable with it the more I loved it. Easily the best 5 bucks you can spend on PSN. Full Review »