• Publisher: 2K Play
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2009
  • Also On: PC
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 3 out of 14

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  1. Mar 6, 2012
    10
    Axel & Pixel is a fantastic games, have one of the most simple and addictive funny gameplays that I watch, is really funny and interesting. This is one of the most better games on Xbox Live Arcade.
  2. Sep 27, 2011
    9
    --[THE GOOD]--

    - The dream world is a thing of beauty, wonder, and absolute insanity - Simple and awesome point-and-click gameplay - Visually pleasing - Beautiful, charming soundtrack - Fantastic mini games --[THE BAD]-- - Pixel hunting is maybe a bit too prevalent (Graphics) - [9] - The key graphical formula in Axel & Pixel is that of simple, hand-drawn cartoon characters
    --[THE GOOD]--

    - The dream world is a thing of beauty, wonder, and absolute insanity

    - Simple and awesome point-and-click gameplay

    - Visually pleasing

    - Beautiful, charming soundtrack

    - Fantastic mini games


    --[THE BAD]--

    - Pixel hunting is maybe a bit too prevalent


    (Graphics) - [9] - The key graphical formula in Axel & Pixel is that of simple, hand-drawn cartoon characters against beautifully rendered real-life environments of the four seasons, each with their own special feel, with Spring featuring very subtle colours and a looming tone of that after-Winter feeling, while Winter itself is covered in soft-on-the-eyes whites, light blues and greys, with a strong emphasis on ice itself. It's definitely the most visually pleasing of the four seasons and there's an inescapable feeling of comfort and warmth along with it. In fact, the whole darn place is extremely pretty indeed. Each and every morsel of the dream world has a bit of life, magic and depth to it; some of the stuff around you has absolutely no significance to the game itself â
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  3. OnnoW
    Nov 26, 2009
    10
    Great game to play in between fast paced games. Looks beautiful and plays wonderful!
  4. Vashoot
    Oct 20, 2009
    10
    Really beautiful and funny game! This is the only point and click game that I have played and enjoyed.
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. 82
    I had a blast playing Axel & Pixel, but the thrill was short lived. It can be beaten in a day and although the arcade mini-games are worth sticking around for they're not as engrossing as the adventure.
  2. Cute, but not very original. If you really must pay to play a game that would otherwise be available for free on newgrounds.com, go ahead.
  3. Axel & Pixel may be short, but it grants a feeling not often found in Live Arcade titles; when was the last time you pressed all way through a game because of its charm?