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89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Jun 15, 2015
    100
    I highly recommend checking out You Must Build A Boat if you’re a fan of match-three puzzle RPG games, or if you loved the first one and have been waiting for the sequel.
  2. Jun 8, 2015
    100
    You Must Build A Boat is such a rare combination of frenetic speed and methodical planning that its closest relative might be Dark Souls.
  3. Jun 4, 2015
    100
    It's a more complete 10000000, offering so much improvement all around that it makes the original game feel like a demo.
  4. Jun 10, 2015
    90
    Despite the slight drop-off toward the end and the low replay value, You Must Build a Boat is a great experience while it lasts. For a good six to nine hours, building a boat will indeed become the most important task in your life.
  5. Jun 8, 2015
    90
    You Must Build A Boat improves upon 10000000's originally fantastic match-three formula in almost every way imaginable.
  6. Jun 8, 2015
    90
    But all combined, YMBAB is the definitive way to play EightyEight Games’ unique puzzle-RPG-runner, and a notable advancement from the already great 10000000.
  7. Jun 29, 2015
    80
    You Must Build a Boat is a coherent follow up of the original concept, with a brilliant gameplay and some nice new elements.
  8. Apple'N'Apps
    Jun 6, 2015
    80
    You Must Build A Boat is fun above all else with a compelling mechanic fit into an overreaching adventure that is well worth picking up.
  9. Jun 4, 2015
    80
    A solid and entertaining match-things puzzler with surprising depth, You Must Build A Boat is well worth a look.
  10. CD-Action
    Jul 27, 2015
    70
    A creative take on the addictive “connect three blocks” formula. [08/2015, p.80]
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Aug 23, 2015
    7
    At first I liked how this game worked, but the thing that let me down was the speed and concentration required to play this game. This gameAt first I liked how this game worked, but the thing that let me down was the speed and concentration required to play this game. This game wants you focused 100% in it in order to be fast enough to accomplish some of its quests. That makes it unable to be played in public areas or with friends around. If you want a game that requires 100% speed and concentration from you this game is for you. Full Review »