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  • Summary: El Hijo is an exciting spaghetti-western stealth game, in which you guide a 6-year-old boy on his quest to find his mother.


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  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 90
    The story begins as simple as a tale of revenge can be. After their house is burned, the mom leaves the kid in the care of some priests in a monastery nearby and goes alone to the bandits’ lair, finding a lot of dynamite and blowing it up. But it’s after the kid sets on his journey to reunite with the mom when the plot thickens. A really dark story full of sinister folks, shootouts, and child slavery unfolds as the kid’s story does, and it’s within that violent conspiracy where El Hijo operates, harmlessly trying to save the person that he loves the most.
  2. Dec 23, 2020
    El Hijo is just downright fun to play. It doesn't take a tremendous amount of thought to get through levels and the game is forgiving when you do get "caught". The inspiring of in-game children is a great motivational system that will entice you to replay levels to get 100% completion!
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 12, 2021
    Although a simpler, but very fun hybrid puzzle and stealth game, which caresses the soul with visuals and constantly surprises with new elements. [Issue#309]
  4. PC Games
    Jan 7, 2021
    El Hijo is not terrific, no question about it. The gameplay is too repetitive for that, the AI is sometimes forbidden stupidly and the story is simply not exciting enough. Nevertheless, the Western adventure can convince thanks to a beautiful graphic style and a nice sneak mechanic. El Hijo is definitely a successful game, especially for young gamers - and completely free of violence.
  5. Mar 18, 2021
    El Hijo is certainly a lovely experience. It has gorgeous visuals, as much storytelling as a player wishes to see, smart puzzles, and some of the more frustrating aspects of stealth games are given features to make it more palatable to a larger audience. Sadly, though, these features dumb down the stealthing side to an extent and take away the dynamic feeling of many others of the genre, leaving players coming for a stealth heavy game wanting more.
  6. Feb 19, 2021
    El Hijo will satisfy a craving for stealth games and it looks stunning, but it’s not very original and its weird controls are an endless source of frustration.
  7. Dec 24, 2020
    El Hijo has good ideas and intentions, but at the end of the day it’s just a good-looking puzzle game that feels a bit old-fashioned.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 9, 2021
    Fun and simple puzzles, with wonderful visual style and music. A very cute game I highly recommend
  2. Mar 17, 2021
    definitely worth picking up if you love puzzle style games. The non-violent stealthing is casual and fun and the art style is pretty well done
  3. Jan 9, 2021
    Love the art style and casual gameplay. It's probably not for hardcore gamers, it still gets challenging occasionally. Took me about 6 hoursLove the art style and casual gameplay. It's probably not for hardcore gamers, it still gets challenging occasionally. Took me about 6 hours to complete without unlocking all side quests Expand
  4. Jan 11, 2021
    graphic is really good, also puzzles are really well made. .....I recommend it to everyone!