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  • Summary: Chariot is a humoristic physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her suitor carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending-off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King's remains in a worthy gold-filled tomb.

    If only that dead King would
    Chariot is a humoristic physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her suitor carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending-off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King's remains in a worthy gold-filled tomb.

    If only that dead King would keep quiet...

    The Chariot’s large wheels and long tethers allow the heroes to reach higher ground, swing across chasms and perform all sorts of impressive maneuvers. Extract riches from the very walls of the caves in multiple environments, and make your way to the exit by avoiding envious looters or by beating them back as they attempt to steal your hard-earned loot! With skill-testing coordination mechanics and thrilling physics-based stunts required, Chariot will definitely please couch coop enthusiasts as teamwork and cooperation unlocks new possibilities.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 29, 2014
    85
    Chariot is a decent adventure when you go solo, but an excellent one when you bring a friend. You’ll definitely want to sit a partner down next to you to get the most out of this experience.
  2. Nov 6, 2014
    80
    Chariot is one of the better platformers I’ve played of late. Played on your own, it is a good and challenging affair, but working in a pair pushes it up a few notches.
  3. Jan 7, 2015
    80
    Fantastic overall presentation.
  4. Nov 5, 2014
    78
    While getting a handle on the physics-based challenges takes time, especially in co-op mode, what kind of puzzler would it be if it was easy?
  5. Nov 12, 2014
    75
    Chariot is a fun, albeit slow-paced platformer with a refreshing art style and interesting concept.
  6. Dec 15, 2014
    70
    It’s a competent but unambitious physics platformer – nothing more, and nothing less.
  7. 65
    Chariot is a great addition to my co-op game library, but alone it becomes tiresome.The physics are really new and figuring out the puzzles is entertaining.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 2, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. CHARIOT! WHAT A GAME!!!
    A bit on the story: the King has passed and it's up to the princess (player 1) and the prince (player 2) to get his funeral chariot all the way to a tomb he'll like, somewhere deep within the kingdom's mines. But the old cranky ghost comments on our efforts and isn't content with just any tomb. And he wants loads of loot too! A story that could sound grim, but that is amazingly fun, challenging and very beautiful too.

    Since we bought the PS4 I've been looking for a cool family game. I have a 9 years old son, and finding games he'll find fun, without being killfests, is a challenge. I read a review on Chariot and bought it. And at 14$, I was ready to try it right away.
    CHARIOT is even more than what I was hoping for: it's a game my son enjoys playing WITH ME! And since we are not competing, I don't have to dumb-down my efforts, the better I am, the more the team is too (acually, my son is getting better than me at some moves!)
    The game is a collaborative 2 player "couch-coop" game you can play with your wife, friend, son or daughter. And playing in collaboration is as fun, if not more fun than playing alone!
    There seems to be a lot of levels, we have been through three different environments (summer, dark night and winter) and almost 14 levels, which we have not nearly all explored, and are still discovering plenty of new stuff.
    Some challenges are harder than others, but I realized that we talk a lot while playing, which is pretty unique! And getting over a hard challenge (like a series of platforms smaller than the Chariot, or slippery slopes, etc) is super rewarding. I don't know where the game will take us next, but I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun getting there. No frustration yet, my son is patient and he really applies himself. We do a great team!
    And the world is beautiful, the creatures look mysterious without being too scary, the characters are fun and my son likes the cranky King's ghost best! We're going to keep playing tonight for sure.
    It is a truly fantastic game!
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  2. Oct 1, 2014
    9
    Excellent game! I enjoy playing couch-coop games, and this is one of the best I've played so far. The game is a steal at 15$ on the PSN. TheExcellent game! I enjoy playing couch-coop games, and this is one of the best I've played so far. The game is a steal at 15$ on the PSN. The visuals are amazing, the humour is nothing to write home about, but still enough to get a smile here and there. The physics are not realistic, however they work for this game and are not frustrating and bring a lot to the gameplay. The only downside for me is that the music is a little bit lacking, there are a lot of moments without music which makes the game feel "empty" a little bit. Great game, highly recommended! Expand
  3. Jan 4, 2016
    7
    I absolutely loved this game when I first started playing. I thought the concept was good, the sights and sounds were wonderful, and theI absolutely loved this game when I first started playing. I thought the concept was good, the sights and sounds were wonderful, and the overall gameplay was right up my alley.

    And then the levels got increasingly more difficult and frustrating. The introduction of ice was the beginning of the end for me. The amount of times I would try to scale up a mountain only to slip and fall all the way down. And of course you must rely on checkpoints in order to refrain from having to achieve hair-pulling feats over and over again.

    And then comes the lava. And then the quicksand. Sadly once I reached about level 5-2 I decided I couldn't play the game any longer. It wasn't worth the frustration. Which is a shame because I really do enjoy this game a lot. The difficultly just became too much for me and wasn't willing to scream at my TV anymore.

    If you're very good at video games then you might have more luck than I did.
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  4. Dec 20, 2015
    6
    Chariot is a mash-up of great, creative platforming with couch co-op fun. I really enjoyed the game and in first player mode it offers aChariot is a mash-up of great, creative platforming with couch co-op fun. I really enjoyed the game and in first player mode it offers a unique take on platforming, but the game can get a little bland when playing alone. I would definitely recommend this game being played purely for couch co-op, as it nails the needs for couch co-op in having fun gameplay and reasons to laugh with your buddies. With the intuitive push/pull physics there is a lot of stupid funny moments with collisions and such with the person you are playing with. The point of the game is to push your father's coffin around trying to collect as much wealth as possible so that you can bury his gold with him. In co-op you play as his son and daughter, and you move through some challenging puzzle levels where you have to maneuver the coffin around and keep your father safe from monsters as well. All-in-all I enjoyed this game and would recommend it as long as you had a friend to play along with!

    7.0/10
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  5. Feb 11, 2016
    5
    Played co-op Chariot was fun for a while but just a few hours in it became apparent that the game wasn't going to introduce any new elementsPlayed co-op Chariot was fun for a while but just a few hours in it became apparent that the game wasn't going to introduce any new elements on top of the basic gameplay and I found my interest began to wane pretty quickly after that. Its competent enough but I personally didn't find it all that interesting to play. Expand