Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 27, 2019
    An entertaining title that excels in coop. The main characters have loads of personality which makes for an entertaining adventure, rounded off by a fantastic score. Some puzzles are repeated far too often however and you can get stuck in the environments which is a bit sloppy. Nevertheless, Pode is well worth your time.
  2. Feb 27, 2019
    Some flawed puzzles don't stop this beautiful, adorable platformer from being well worth your time.
  3. Feb 22, 2019
    At its core, Pode is a fun puzzle platformer with some neat ideas. If players have a friend to sit down with, it’s a blast to run through, from its gameplay through to its cute design and great soundtrack. Solo play is still decent if a little awkward, but even then it’s easy to get lost in its charm.
  4. 80
    Pode's a fantastic effort. The colourful world that you spark into bloom is well presented with a wonderful soundtrack complimenting the visuals. The platforming works well as you utilise each character's abilities and the pace is nicely maintained from level to level. Sometimes the camera can conspire against you and some puzzles can initially appear obtuse, but there's so much charm to this.
  5. Mar 7, 2019
    Pode does a good job of being adorable, puzzling in all the right ways, and fun, all in the span of a few hours and while it’s worth mentioning the game seems a tad too short, the consistent pacing throughout makes it feel like a bit of a longer journey than it actually is. Despite camera issues that made the platforming and gameplay mechanics a bit more challenging than it needed to be, and although it could have used a more engaging storyline, the environments and the bond Glo and Bulder share bring an enchanted feel to the entire game that’s hard not to find charming all the way to the very last moment.
  6. Feb 23, 2019
    This is only a small puzzle adventure from Norway, but if you’re looking for a decent co-op-experience this might be it.
  7. May 14, 2019
    Players looking to tackle Pode on their own will experience a cute, fun puzzler with at least a few moments of challenge before the end. But those who bring a friend or significant other will arguably reap the greatest reward in this short but sweet wordless tale of love and friendship.
  8. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 10, 2019
    Coupled with a sedate soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory, a sonic sensation that enters your ear like waves lapping at a shore, it’s a relaxing experience from beginning to end. [Issue#161, p.84]

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