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  • Summary: Join Kao on his biggest adventure yet! This time the brave kangaroo has to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-gone father. He will need to travel the world and confront the famous fighting masters, who are influenced by the mysterious, dark power. OnJoin Kao on his biggest adventure yet! This time the brave kangaroo has to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-gone father. He will need to travel the world and confront the famous fighting masters, who are influenced by the mysterious, dark power. On the course of his journey, Kao will learn under the guidance of his master - Walt, how to become not only an awesome fighter but also a clever one who uses his head as much as his fists. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jun 9, 2022
    72
    Kao's return offers neither the variety nor the fine-tuning of the big competition, but is largely convincing as a nostalgic 3D platformer.
  2. May 30, 2022
    70
    Kao the Kangaroo is a fun throwback to platformers of the noughties, but it has a few issues that really hold it back.
  3. Jun 7, 2022
    70
    Kao is back with with a fun game, that can’t really match the best platformers out there, but still can be a good choice.
  4. May 27, 2022
    60
    A short adventure, Kao The Kangaroo is worthy of long-time 3D platforming fans, but it doesn’t quite do enough with its ideas to stand out amongst the crowd of iconic mascot platformers.
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    Jun 29, 2022
    60
    We applaud how Kao punches above its weight with great form, but its more ambitious strikes fail to land, making this feel lightweight at best. [Issue#16, p.138]
  6. May 27, 2022
    60
    Kao the Kangaroo offers a pretty solid platforming experience and its graphics and soundtrack offer a pleasant nostalgic experience. Its environmental design is so charming, and the characters are loveable despite their poor voice acting. However, this experience is stopped short by bugs, repetitive gameplay, and poor storytelling. With a number of fantastic 3D platformers released in recent history, it's hard to recommend Kao the Kangaroo. If Tate Interactive would have kept this game in its developmental pouch a little longer, a lot of its big issues could have easily been resolved. Heck, we already waited almost 20 years for this game, we could have waited a few more months.
  7. Jun 9, 2022
    45
    Kao the Kangaroo landed a right hook straight into my heart. It hurt, because it knocked out the nostalgia right out of me. Sure, it’s a game for kids, but it’s just so lazy. I, for one, wouldn’t buy it for my kid, because there are just so many better platformers out there.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jun 10, 2022
    10
    This game is pure magic. Many reviews says that you don't get "Crash Bandicoot" quality in this game, but this is a lot better than any CrashThis game is pure magic. Many reviews says that you don't get "Crash Bandicoot" quality in this game, but this is a lot better than any Crash game. When it comes to a great platformer, this is your best bet if you ask me. There is so much love for the genre in here. Expand
  2. Jun 3, 2022
    8
    This game is great i didnt have much problems with bugs and i got the game for a fair price. We also need more 3D platformers in thisThis game is great i didnt have much problems with bugs and i got the game for a fair price. We also need more 3D platformers in this generation. The only thing i couldnt stand was voice acting its really terrible. Expand
  3. Jun 7, 2022
    6
    a lot of bug and glitches hopefully this can be fixed. otherwise it's worth a play you might like it
  4. May 29, 2022
    4
    There's some fun to be had here, but the game is RIDDLED with bugs and glitches. Nothing game-breaking, but there are tonnes of issues thatThere's some fun to be had here, but the game is RIDDLED with bugs and glitches. Nothing game-breaking, but there are tonnes of issues that make it look like it wasn't even play-tested. Frozen vases can't be smashed after being melted and instead just glitch out, sounds play when they're not supposed to (e.g. loud waterfall in final cutscene), and it says "Press B to skip credits" when clearly those are the Xbox controls. In desperate need of a patch.
    Positive: easy platinum trophy!
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  5. Jun 14, 2022
    2
    Too many Bugs and not rdy for Sale! Wait for Patches and then Buy. Frozen Gameplay
  6. Jul 5, 2022
    0
    I can’t for the life of me understand why developers wouldn’t add an option to invert the camera controls. It’s such a simple thing to do.I can’t for the life of me understand why developers wouldn’t add an option to invert the camera controls. It’s such a simple thing to do. Even if most people don’t like to use it, it completely ruins the game for the few who do. Since it lacks this option it is unplayable to me. In this state it’s a clear 0/10, but if they add this option in the future so I can play it I’ll try to give it a proper review. Expand