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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  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
    85
    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. Dec 9, 2020
    80
    El Hijo is a simple yet entertaining game. Using basic mechanics and an intriguing art style, it manages to successfully deliver a charming stealth adventure, despite its few flaws.
  4. Dec 9, 2020
    70
    El Hijo: A Wild West Tale is a work that stands out for its quality and artistic design, as well as the well-devised stealth system with multiple rooms and different situations that will put our wits to work despite its repeatability and scarce narrative.
  5. PC Games
    Jan 7, 2021
    70
    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.
  6. Dec 21, 2020
    70
    El Hijo: A Wild West Tale’s focus on a non-combat brand of stealth, as well as its forgiving mechanics, serves as a very pleasant change to most stealth games on the market, and its overall style is cute without being cloying. It’s not perfect, with some roughness round the edges mechanically, but there are much worse ways to spend a few hours.
  7. Dec 24, 2020
    60
    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: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 9, 2021
    10
    Fun and simple puzzles, with wonderful visual style and music. A very cute game I highly recommend
  2. Jan 9, 2021
    10
    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
  3. Jan 11, 2021
    9
    graphic is really good, also puzzles are really well made. .....I recommend it to everyone!