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Universal acclaim- based on 841 Ratings

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  • Summary: From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the criticallyFrom Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

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    Bring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Mar 24, 2021
    100
    It Takes Two is co-op gaming genius and is going to go down as both a classic of the genre and a Game of the Year contender. There's not a single dull moment in the entire game, and we didn't run into any glitches or technical issues of any kind either. It Takes Two is polished to near-perfection, and an absolute must-play for co-op gaming fans.
  2. Mar 24, 2021
    95
    It Takes Two is one of the most delightful and ceaselessly entertaining co-op games I’ve played. Hazelight offers so many exciting levels, abilities, set-pieces, and mini-games, but does not let this extreme level of variety affect its quality. Every new idea is introduced to the game with care and used in a way that players can enjoy, before promptly being recycled out for an even better one. That this is the developer’s first platformer is staggeringly impressive, and I can only hope that this won’t be its final flirtation with a genre it’s clearly head over heels for.
  3. 90
    It Takes Two is endlessly creative. Gameplay speaks to narrative, while narrative informs gameplay, and the entire experience just feels incredibly polished and detailed. It nails relationships in ways that so many games—and even other forms of media—just can’t. It asks the player to engage with the the story through mandatory co-op to tell the tale of a couple on the verge of divorce, rediscovering the good in their relationship. It’s not just one of the best action platformers in recent memory, but also a fantastic and unique story representing a dynamic that you don’t often see represented in games, at least not to this depth and nuance.
  4. Apr 2, 2021
    90
    Alas, what should be a runaway creative success for the game’s director, Josef Fares, is marred by a tone-deaf narrative element which shows that asinine ethnic caricatures unfortunately still exist in video games.
  5. We have a game that deserves all the praise with its gameplay dynamics, storytelling and most importantly, its dynamic structure from the beginning to the end.
  6. Mar 24, 2021
    85
    A fun, gorgeous platforming romp that makes great use of its split screen-only twist in both gameplay and narrative. Hazelight proves that co-op lightning can definitely strike twice.
  7. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2021
    70
    I adore A Way Out, so I had really high expectations for Hazelight’s new game. Instead of sticking to the proven, perfect formula of AWO, the developers decided to give us more of everything and as a result overdid it in many respects. The levels are too long and there are too many minigames, while the story can’t keep up. It seemed to me the narrative is just a pretext to introduce as many different gameplay mechanics as possible, and as a result the relationship between the protagonists is implausible. [05/2021, p.26]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 277
  1. Sep 26, 2021
    10
    Best Co-op game I've ever played. 10/10

    Was very unique and innovative, highly recommended for local Co-op.
  2. Mar 27, 2021
    10
    This is genuinely a great game full of moment to moment fun. It’s basically a puzzle platformer with a story, but There is a huge variety ofThis is genuinely a great game full of moment to moment fun. It’s basically a puzzle platformer with a story, but There is a huge variety of mechanics, so it never gets old. If you are a fan of the genre, or especially if you have a kid to who wants to play games with you, this is a must have. Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2022
    10
    It Takes Two is the best co-op game I've ever had the pleasure of playing. It's a long game that offers so much, yet never gets stale orIt Takes Two is the best co-op game I've ever had the pleasure of playing. It's a long game that offers so much, yet never gets stale or predictable. This was 100% deserving of receiving GOTY for 2021. I recommend playing this with someone you're close with, whether it's a significant other, family member, or best friend. I played this with my dad and we had an absolute blast. Expand
  4. Apr 1, 2021
    10
    This one of is the best gaming experiences I've had in almost a decade.

    I Literally only made a Metacritic to leave a review for this game.
    This one of is the best gaming experiences I've had in almost a decade.

    I Literally only made a Metacritic to leave a review for this game.
    I am not just giving this game an undeserved score of a 10/10 I believe it is possibly GOTY Material here's why.

    1. I am over halfway through my second playthrough and have yet to encounter a single glitch or bug.
    2. the gameplay variety is so constant that you never get bored of any of the game elements.
    3.couch co-op is amazing when done right and the puzzles and boss battles are so unique and well thought out that my jaw dropped at some of the creative ways they included in the team mechanics.
    4. graphics are beautiful not Pixar level but close.
    5. the writing, dialogue, and subject matter are so good and surprisingly well-acted.

    in closing, if you have anyone to play the story with get this game you will not regret it.
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  5. Apr 15, 2021
    10
    This is one of the best games I have ever played!!! There are so little GOOD co-op games, and this just crushes them all. It is an absoluteThis is one of the best games I have ever played!!! There are so little GOOD co-op games, and this just crushes them all. It is an absolute must to play with your wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend. If your significant other doesn’t like video games (or you playing video games) – TURN THIS ON and give a 2nd controller to them. That’s all there is to it. Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2021
    9
    It takes two şu zamana kadar oynadığım en keyifli ve en güzel coop&split screen oyun diyebilirim rahatlıkla. Joseph Fares yine her zamankiIt takes two şu zamana kadar oynadığım en keyifli ve en güzel coop&split screen oyun diyebilirim rahatlıkla. Joseph Fares yine her zamanki gibi müthiş bir iş çıkarmış gerçekten A Way Out'dan sonra. Oyunun uzunluğu piyasaya çıkmış pek çok oyundan uzun olması dikkatimi çeken unsurlardan biri oldu. Her bölüm üstüne uğraşılmış fazlasıyla emek verilmiş o kadar net anlaşılıyor ki. Oyunda yer alan Easter egg'ler ve oyun içersinde keşfettiğiniz mini oyunlar ( toplamda 25 adet mevcut ) arkadaşınızla bir anlık soluklanıp, birbirinize meydan okumanızı çok daha farklı mekaniklere eğlenceli mücadeleler etmenizi sağlıyor. Tek kelimeyle BAYILDIM! Bu sene Game of the Year oyun ödüllerinde kesinlikle platformer olarak güçlü bir aday ! Resident Evil Village da oldukça iddialı geliyor. Bu seneki oyunlar arasından şimdilik favorim bu ikili. Satın alan kişi oyunu olmayan bir arkadaşıyla davet sistemi ile oynayabiliyor. Ben Playstation 5 üzerinden oynadım dualsense özellikleri oldukça keyifliydi oyuna bambaşka bir atmosfer katmıştı. Sizlerde oynayın, oynatın. Expand
  7. Feb 2, 2022
    0
    Most boring game I've played ever. Wonder how it won goty award. 0 of 10 for me. Glad I've got it on ea play and didn't pay for it.

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