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  • Summary: Master the elements in this stealth game where everything burns. Start fires, freeze water, and move earth itself to outsmart superstitious enemies who fear your power. Rescue captive villagers and reclaim your home by turning the environment against the army sent to hunt you down.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 4, 2020
    90
    Wildfire is top-notch stealth gameplay in a low-cost package, and is one of the brightest indies of the year so far.
  2. May 27, 2020
    90
    On both the surface and deep within, Wildfire is a success, and we definitely see this as a franchise in-waiting. Hopefully all the fanfare and positive critical reception the game has received so far continues, and we see it go beyond even Sneaky Bastards’ own expectations. There’s room for it to land on consoles down the track too, where it would fit nicely. Especially having played it on PC using a controller (which I found more rewarding than the initial mouse and keyboard approach). But all of that will depend on how it’s openly received by punters now that it’s out in the wild.
  3. May 25, 2020
    80
    There’s considerable joy to poking at the edges of its ingenious interlocking systems to see what happens.
  4. Jun 23, 2020
    80
    Thanks to impressive level design, a nice range of cool abilities to try out and a spark of something truly unique (pun semi-intended), Wildfire succeeds at delivering a great stealth experience, even if it can be demanding at times. The controls are top-notch, the gameplay is simple to learn yet nicely tricky to master, and the numerous optional objectives provide a decent dose of replayability (definitely one for speedrunners). For those wanting something new in the genre, Wildfire has nice and crispy tricks up its sleeve.
  5. May 25, 2020
    80
    A 2D stealth platform that lets you glimpse, between some limits and many beautiful ideas, the charm of the indie games. At the end of the short journey, master the elements made in pixel art is really nice.
  6. May 29, 2020
    70
    Much like its namesake, Wildfire takes a while to kick off, but once the perfect conditions are met, it can be chaos. The unique abilities make for interesting moments, which is needed thanks to the often monotonous stealth systems that plague the game. For those looking for a neat game to play co-op, you’ll find it in Wildfire.
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  1. Some games only become fun once you work out what they expect from you, and I spent most of my time with Wildfire wondering if I was playing it wrong. Maybe I was, but if there was a fun way to play it, I never found it.