Generally favorable reviews - based on 45 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. 74
    A solid adventure game that genre veterans will undoubtedly eat up. Novices, however, may be put off by the game’s issues. If they are patient enough, however, they will find an enjoyable and enchanted world to explore.
  2. Games Master UK
    Jun 26, 2013
    The puzzles themselves threaten to end the bunnymoon, however, occasionally provoking ire with nonsensical logic. [Aug 2013, p.74]
  3. May 30, 2013
    The Night of the Rabbit is a great adventure, but it has its issues. It's a very imaginative experience.
  4. PC Gamer
    Aug 16, 2013
    The design could be tighter, the story a bit better paced, but it's still a fine couple of evenings' worth of puzzling, atmosphere, mystery, and magic, with animals cute and fluffy enough to see you through its more turgid bits. [Oct 2013, p.69]
  5. Jun 10, 2013
    The Night of the Rabbit is great for the newcomers to adventure games – this fairytale will open up a whole new genre for them. Veteran players can safely skip it, and the only thing they’ll miss is a couple of mice peddlers – two of the best supporting characters ever made by Deadalic.
  6. May 23, 2013
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. The Night of the Rabbit will make players wish that magic was real. The game’s charming world builds Jerry’s final adventure in his summer as something memorable and magical.
  8. Jun 19, 2013
    The Night of the Rabbit is yet another great adventure game from the minds of Daedalic Entertainment. The dialogues are a bit childish but the puzzles and visuals are really good. Overall it's a very solid game.
  9. Jun 18, 2013
    The Night of the Rabbit is a beautiful adventure with only a few pacing and puzzle quirks to trip you up along the way.
  10. Jun 7, 2013
    The Night of the Rabbit looks like a kid oriented game, but the puzzles point it towards the hardcore audience. One may clear them with a little research, but it's clear Daedalic didn't really master its difficulty curve. But in terms of production values and story, it's really good.
  11. Jun 5, 2013
    The Night of the Rabbit is a good Graphical Adventure game: graphically inspired and with an important soundtrack... but it's far from the milestones of the genre due to the slow narration, the lengthy dialogues, and some inevitable bugs. It even lacks in terms of localization for many countries.
  12. Jun 3, 2013
    While we shouldn’t ignore its problems with the flow of the story and illogical puzzles, this shouldn’t stop anyone who is a follower of the genre from jumping into this world of magic and talking animals to enjoy one kid’s dream of a delightful summer adventure.
  13. May 28, 2013
    It breaks my heart to even talk about The Night of the Rabbit in a negative manner because, while it has its issues, it’s still an imaginative experience.
  14. May 28, 2013
    The Night of the Rabbit wins easy points for its beautiful imagery, clever puzzles and dialogue, but the experience is held back by substandard animations and a lack of mechanical polish.
  15. May 27, 2013
    The Night of the Rabbit is an adventure that creates a wonderful magic world around it’s held Jeremia Haselnuss and brings nice characters to virtual life. But as wonderful as Daedalic Entertainment built the fantasy world with lots of details around the little boy Jeremias who wants to become a magician, they present the dialogues in a boring way and they sometimes even confuse story itself. The game also lacks hints for the puzzles which often only allow the one solution that even is the most digressive. The player doesn’t get sufficient feedback while trying to solve the puzzles, whatever there are from hints or out of dialogues with other characters. Because of this the game sometimes gets really frustrating and forces you into trial and error. Players expecting a game with the usual quality of Daedalic adventures such as the Deponia-series will be disappointed.
  16. May 28, 2013
    If you can look beyond the narrative shortcomings you’ll get a solid adventure set in a captivating fairy tale world.
  17. CD-Action
    Jul 2, 2013
    A bunch of interesting characters, polished visuals and a decent soundtrack are not enough for me to remember The Night of the Rabbit. Writers missed a couple of opportunities to astonish the player and therefore wasted the potential of a promising story. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.72]
  18. May 27, 2013
    After Deponia’s rather positive reception, however, I expected more from Daedalic. The dialogue being rather childish is to be expected from a 12 year old protagonist and I’d consider this game aimed at the younger generation. That being said, the difficulty of juggling multiple quest lines simultaneously is not for the easily distracted, or the easily frustrated.
  19. May 31, 2013
    Despite its classic metaphoric coming of age storyline, despite its lovingly drawn backgrounds that seem to have sprung to life from the pages of children’s stories and despite the innocuous language and childish humour, the incongruous nature of the frustrating puzzles will thwart children unfamiliar with the ancient lore of point and click adventures.
  20. May 28, 2013
    While its atmosphere and overall world manage to conjure wonderful memories from our long lost childhood, the bad flow of the story, the ridiculous characters and the severely underwhelming puzzles make this game a lacking addition to the great roster of Daedelic.
  21. May 27, 2013
    The Night of the Rabbit is not without its missteps, but when at its best the game is hard to resist.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 96 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 96
  2. Negative: 15 out of 96
  1. Sep 29, 2013
    Lose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite as it seems: All in all, Night of theLose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite as it seems: All in all, Night of the Rabbit is an extremely enjoyable game, one certainly that most adventure game enthusiasts will have a fun time with. Full Review »
  2. Jun 13, 2013
    This is a poor offering from Daedalic.

    This game is a point-and-click puzzle/story game as are most of their games where you play as a
    This is a poor offering from Daedalic.

    This game is a point-and-click puzzle/story game as are most of their games where you play as a young boy and a mysterious rabbit whose fates are intertwined. But first, you play as the boy and frankly he is annoying.

    I died after the second puzzle because I was looking for a fruit and apparently the game incorrectly identifies acorns as a fruit and rose hips as something other than a fruit. The first puzzle required that you find a stick in a forest. One stick in a forest. And that was after passing by three other objects that would have worked just as well. Then you have to use that stick to remove a bush. That makes no sense.

    In terms of pros, the game is visually interesting and clearly they spent a lot of time with the art director making it just right.

    In terms of cons, the gameplay is slow and very specific to the point of failure. I found the premise of the first puzzle to be absurd and the solution to the second puzzle to be incorrect. The interface is awful. You quest book gives you information you shouldn't know and fails to record information you desperately need. The hotspots are humongous and never go away; you're going to be listening to the same poorly-done voice acting cue over and over and over again.

    This title lacks the good game design elements you would expect for such an easy genre and fails to do any of it's homework making it for me a pass.
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  3. Jun 16, 2013
    Time to spend before the last Deponia game. The environment and characters are beautifully drawn and the whole looks quite adorable. However,Time to spend before the last Deponia game. The environment and characters are beautifully drawn and the whole looks quite adorable. However, the game has some annoyances: puzzles are sometimes hard and not much rewarding; a few achievements don't work and there is sometimes too much talk, but at least not that much like in Whispered World. The game sometimes slows down and seems to eat a lot of memory: I never thought I see 7GB usage on my poor 32-bit, 3 GB system. Full Review »