Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. Nov 5, 2017
    90
    Knowledge is Power is more than just another trivia game, it's a battle of wits and reflexes. The goofy characters and the ridiculous hazards will cause everyone to burst out laughing. Once you start a game, it might not be long before you realize you've played another five.
  2. Games Master UK
    Dec 22, 2017
    81
    Even with these minor niggles, this is the game that proves Sony's smartphone service can actually deliver on its potential. [Jan 2018, p.81]
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 6, 2018
    80
    A delight for all trivia hounds. [Jan 2017, p.87]
  4. Nov 29, 2017
    80
    Knowledge is Power is the best implementation of Playlink so far. The quiz is silly and fun, making it an ideal candidate for family game night.
  5. Nov 21, 2017
    80
    Imagine Buzz, but more colorful, with more ways to play and controlled with a phone. We’ve had a great time playing with friends, and if you enjoy this type of quiz show-like game, it’s worth your money.
  6. Nov 2, 2017
    80
    As gameplay goes, Knowledge is Power is, for the most part, fun. I think the game moves just a little slow in between rounds, as I found myself trying to skip dialogue and get us into the next question quickly, but the animation and the way you can really screw with opponents is clever, as are the variety of questions given. The price tag isn’t bad either, as the game comes in at $19.99, certainly a price worth paying for some good trivia. I would play this game at home with the kids/wife, and I intend to do so during the holiday break, so it does have some longevity to it. All in all, though, and at least in my opinion, this game does a good job of bringing back memories of 3DO’s Twisted, which I consider the best trivia game to date. I know people want to crown You Don’t Know Jack, but Twisted for me.
  7. Nov 2, 2017
    80
    Knowledge is Power is a quirky, fun, bite-sized, quiz game show that utilizes nifty mechanics keeping the categories, questions, and competition entertaining. It’s visually pleasing with its charming cast of characters that surely a group of two to six people will enjoy.
  8. Nov 24, 2017
    75
    A welcome return to the medium.
  9. Nov 15, 2017
    75
    It may be fun to play once or twice at the odd party or two, but beyond that, you’re better off grabbing the first Jackbox Party Pack and playing You Don’t Know Jack.
  10. Nov 14, 2017
    71
    Nothing in Knowledge is Power really hooked me, but it’s certainly serviceable as a fun distraction. The power plays and bonus rounds mean you and your friends will probably get a good couple of hours of fun out of this, though it likely won’t replace your usual favorite trivia board game.
  11. Dec 18, 2017
    70
    In the end, Knowledge is Power isn't a bad trivia game. The questions are good, and it's an annoyance that players can't turn off the power-ups, but they're nice to have if someone is dominating the game. However, the slower pace prevents Knowledge is Power from becoming a big party game, something that other trivia games can handle with ease. While it may not be the go-to video game for big gatherings, it's a nice title to have around in between sessions of the bigger party games.
  12. 70
    Knowledge is Power is an entertaining quiz game, and based on my multiple playthroughs I’m yet to hit a question for the second time. It's Mario Kart-style item system ensures that most games are close, no matter the quiz knowledge. At the same time, the questions themselves are entertaining and varied enough that this one comes highly recommended for trivia heads.
  13. Nov 27, 2017
    70
    An excellent quiz game for the evenings with friends and family. Nothing less and nothing more.
  14. Nov 17, 2017
    70
    It’s a simple well-presented trivia game’s perfect for quick, bite-sized casual gaming for the whole family. Its questions aren’t nearly as varied or interesting as the ones you’d find in You don’t Know Jack, but they definitely have broader appeal. If trivia’s something you enjoy, and you miss games like Buzz, Knowledge is Power is lot of fun.
  15. Nov 13, 2017
    70
    While not the most robust of the PlayLink games, Knowledge is Power is still a fun, playable game show that family and friends will easily be able to pick up and play. Games are short, which means that it’s not something you have to dedicate a night to, but also sets you up for rematches galore. The questions are interesting and niche, which makes them harder while at the same time making you feel like you know the answer. The way they’ve implemented the Power Plays is a nice touch, allowing you to slow your opponents down in a game that’s all about speed. So if you’ve been liking the games that Sony has been offering with their new PlayLink initiative, Knowledge is Power is another one to pick up.
  16. Dec 28, 2017
    65
    Knowledge is Power? No. A kick to the groin of the winning player is power! This is a pretty standard quiz game, but those always make you pumped up for a round of trivia and friendly curses. So, gather your friends and play a game or two. If you have any friends left, that is, after your winning streak, Mr Know-it- all.
  17. Nov 24, 2017
    65
    Knowledge is Power is a good quiz game, but it does feel repetitive after a while and should probably be enjoyed when sandwiched between other PlayLink titles.
  18. Nov 28, 2017
    60
    As much fun as a virtual quiz is ever going to be.
  19. Nov 22, 2017
    60
    Knowledge is Power makes good use of PlayLink to open the door to those more familiar with tapping on phones and browsing the internet than knowing where that Square button is meant to be, and that’s its real strength. Outside of that, it has a few other ideas, but ends up as a fairly middle of the road quiz game that’s easy enough to put on the telly and your phones for a quick test of knowledge.
  20. Nov 19, 2017
    60
    While it's not as unique or charming as its predecessor That's You, Knowledge Is Power is a solid, fun quiz game for when you've got friends or family around. While it's a little light on actual quizzing, the Power Plays allow for plenty of game-changing moments and inject some tension into the game as everyone scrambles to wipe virtual goo off of their phones and answer first. With another solid game added to its lineup and many more coming over the next few months, Sony's PlayLink service won't be going away anytime soon.
  21. Nov 16, 2017
    50
    It could have been a fun trivia game to play for a few sessions if it only had a good consideration of pace between rounds and had let us the choice to not use Power Plays to slow down our opponents... and the game.
  22. Nov 5, 2017
    50
    There’s not enough here beyond simple questions and answers to hold your attention for long, and that makes the game’s tedious pace drag on even worse. Get yourself some Trivial Pursuit and the drink of your choice for a far more enjoyable evening than this.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Dec 6, 2017
    10
    Had great fun playing this with my family. Beautiful visuals and great music that gets stuck in your head easily. Highly recommend to all whoHad great fun playing this with my family. Beautiful visuals and great music that gets stuck in your head easily. Highly recommend to all who get together with family often and want something new to play. Full Review »
  2. Oct 31, 2018
    10
    RU: Отличная игра для всей семьи. Приятная анимация, музыка, интересный игровой процесс.
    EN: Great game for the whole family. Nice animation,
    RU: Отличная игра для всей семьи. Приятная анимация, музыка, интересный игровой процесс.
    EN: Great game for the whole family. Nice animation, music, interesting gameplay.
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  3. Aug 26, 2018
    8
    Muy divertido para jugar con amigos, te reís y la pasas bien. Las preguntas tienen su complejidad pero no alcanza un grado de dificultadMuy divertido para jugar con amigos, te reís y la pasas bien. Las preguntas tienen su complejidad pero no alcanza un grado de dificultad extremo. El gameplay esta bastante bien pero se hace super lento y repetitivo tener que ver como te tiran jugadas especiales en cada ronda. Full Review »