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  • Summary: KNIGHTS AND BIKES is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a British island in the 1980s. It's a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale ofKNIGHTS AND BIKES is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a British island in the 1980s. It's a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 23, 2019
    90
    I have nothing but good things to say about Knights and Bikes, it has a great story, great presentation and it is fun to boot. It has a beautiful art style, great music and will keep you entertained throughout its short but very sweet campaign. If you like simple but entertaining games, you will love it, as I did.
  2. Aug 26, 2019
    90
    Knights and Bikes is an adventure game that feels like a nostalgia trip with people you have never met before but could swear you grew up with.
  3. Aug 28, 2019
    82
    The simplicity of Knights and Bikes lies within its need to revisit your childhood and remind you how much fun life can be, even when the storms are intense. It brings a great narrative to the table, throws some fun puzzles in the mix while delivering beautifully playful visuals that request you go on an adventure with a good friend. The game’s intentions of stupid fun might outweigh its execution, but it succeeds in capturing the imagination and delivering a fun experience that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
  4. Aug 26, 2019
    80
    Knights and Bikes serves as a powerful nostalgia trip that’ll take you back to your imagination fuelled childhood adventures. With pretty much every aspect tightly crafted to exude a childlike spirit, the art style, animation, soundtrack, and gameplay all help give authenticity to the story of Nessa and Demelza’s burgeoning relationship. While a touch more challenge – especially in the combat – would have been welcome, the breezy pace of the story will help captivate your attention, not only with its themes of friendship and self-discovery, but more importantly through its correct instruction in how to apply jam and cream to a scone.
  5. Sep 1, 2019
    80
    Knights & Bikes was created by a small team featuring several people who worked on LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway, and you can feel that all these games share a similar creative vision. There's a kind of wide-eyed, rough and tumble spirit of adventure running through all three games that is hard to resist. Knights & Bikes is a wonderfully warm, effortlessly inviting experience that'll make you feel young again.
  6. Aug 26, 2019
    75
    The game isn’t hard. You don’t need twitch reflexes or a firm grasp on how to use an analog stick. It feels a lot like a Lego game in that regard. All you need to enjoy Knights and Bikes is a sense of adventure and a willing friend. If like me, you’re constantly looking for something to play with a loved one who only has a passing interest in video games, this game is definitely one I’d recommend.
  7. Aug 26, 2019
    60
    Where Knights and Bikes meets the pass-mark for a sufficient, story-focused adventure title, it unfortunately falters with its insistence on a gameplay front that’s ultimately lacking and too often reliant on a repeated formula. If you can look past its formulaic moments of enemy-routing and the dead air that are its A-to-B travel, the tale being told in Knights and Bikes is pleasant enough and one that’s sure to raise a smile or two.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    One of the most charming games I've ever played, the art is fantastic and is great to play in coop.
    There are a couple of frustrating moments
    One of the most charming games I've ever played, the art is fantastic and is great to play in coop.
    There are a couple of frustrating moments but I forgive those with all my heart in exchange for the rest of the experience.
    Also, you can jump in puddles and feed geese, what else can you possibly ask for.
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  2. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    Such a beautiful, fun game, even better played co-op with a friend. Captain honkers 4eva
  3. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    This was delightful. I love the quirky art style. It captures the joy of just messing around as kids, even in the middle of an ImportantThis was delightful. I love the quirky art style. It captures the joy of just messing around as kids, even in the middle of an Important Adventure (which includes imaginary elements that are very nicely displayed). My kids loved taking turns playing it along with me. Expand
  4. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    Knights and Bikes is a joy-filled romp from beginning to end. The visuals are breathtaking, with a unique hand drawn style you won't findKnights and Bikes is a joy-filled romp from beginning to end. The visuals are breathtaking, with a unique hand drawn style you won't find anywhere else. The love that's been poured into this adventure is obvious and makes for a totally fresh gaming experience. Best played with a friend, but works well in single player too. Highly recommended for kids and adults alike Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    The aesthetic is awesome. The story is charming and pulls all the right heart strings. If you're looking for a well told, polished story. ThisThe aesthetic is awesome. The story is charming and pulls all the right heart strings. If you're looking for a well told, polished story. This is the game for you. Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    What a lovely joyful game, the perfect antidote to a stressful day. Can’t help but enjoy. Brill.
  7. Aug 31, 2019
    5
    This game is an experience like no other... you just have to be ready for an adventure!

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