Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 11, 2019
    78
    Desert Child is a real tribute to some of the greatest in 90s pop culture, and it is also a good and innovative racing game.
  2. CD-Action
    Mar 25, 2019
    75
    This relaxing arcade game with some light micromanagement gave me the joy of figuring out its mechanics by myself and kept me blissfully stuck in the “one more race syndrome”. [02/2019, p.46]
  3. Jan 2, 2019
    67
    Lightweight, carefree and minimal, perhaps excessively contained and not always adequately focused, Desert Child is certainly an original and rewarding experience for those looking for titles with a high artistic and stylistic value.
  4. 60
    A decent little game, tightly designed with some laughs along the way, as well as offering really good audio and visual design. However, it does fall down under more prolonged scrutiny, with undercooked world-building and a tendency to push you towards grinding out money by means of repetition meaning that some may lose interest before reaching the finale.
  5. 50
    Desert Child attempts to capitalize on nostalgia with a mish-mash of references from different decades. There are some mildly funny moments, but other than that it’s a side-scrolling shooter dressed up in a cyberpunk motif.
  6. Dec 25, 2018
    50
    Desert Child stands out because of its charming style. The combination of racing and light RPG elements is loads of fun, but the repetitive gameplay that lacks depth does not make this game very enjoyable.
  7. Dec 11, 2018
    50
    By the end of it you'll realize that there's not much more to Desert Child than what you got in those opening minutes.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Dec 24, 2018
    4
    De pouco vale ter um jogo esteticamente belo se o seu gameplay é repetitivo, monótono e insípido. Oscar Brittain parece infelizmente não tê-loDe pouco vale ter um jogo esteticamente belo se o seu gameplay é repetitivo, monótono e insípido. Oscar Brittain parece infelizmente não tê-lo percebido a tempo, e Desert Child acabou por se tornar mais um indie bonito e extraordinariamente raso. Full Review »