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  • Summary: My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and the ol’ stylish window breach create one sensational action sequence afterMy Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and the ol’ stylish window breach create one sensational action sequence after another in an explosive battle through the violent underworld.

    Unleash a torrent of destruction with an incredible level of control over both your weapons and your body. Twist and turn through the air while aiming both hands at priority threats or line up a perfect ricochet to drop an unsuspecting gangster from behind.

    Break up the high octane running and gunning a bit with dynamic sequences like a thrilling motorcycle chase or slow it all down and take a moment to think through a series of clever (and possibly fatal) physics-based puzzles.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Jun 20, 2019
    100
    Because it’s a) from Devolver and b) insanely violent, I can imagine that My Friend Pedro will get at least a few Hotline Miami comparisons. And while there’s certainly a hint of that game here, make no mistake: My Friend Pedro is its own beast — one that’s gloriously over-the-top, full of well-designed levels and good controls, and, above all else, ridiculously fun.
  2. 90
    There's so much to love about My Friend Pedro that it's often hard to find something to complain about, so I'll just end this gushing little review on an extremely high note: Out of all the Nintendo Switch games I've played so far this year, I think I've found my favorite. I have plenty more banana-related adventures to pursue -- and bullets to waste.
  3. Jun 20, 2019
    85
    Like the John Woo movies that it successfully emulates, My Friend Pedro is all about the action – and that action is excellent. The slow-motion gunplay, fantastical stunts, and score-attack-driven mechanics all work together to create one hell of an adrenaline-filled ride, even if it doesn’t give you much reason to come back to it once that ride is over.
  4. 80
    It’s hard to complain too much about My Friend Pedro’s shortcomings, though. What’s here is incredibly fun and the inclusion of worldwide leaderboards for every level is perfect for competitive types. If there’s a sequel (and we really hope there will be), it will need to greatly expand on the bullet-time gimmick. For now, though, Pedro will definitely be your friend too.
  5. Jun 20, 2019
    79
    My Friend Pedro is the new Hotline Miami we are all waiting for, with a psycho floating banana named Pedro who suggests killing everyone. Lovely.
  6. Edge Magazine
    Jul 20, 2019
    70
    It's a testament to the strength of Pedro's core premise that you'll likely persevere through design fumbles, odd pacing and wonky writing in search of more bonkers ultraviolent combos and leaderboard glory [Issue#335, p.108]
  7. Jul 16, 2019
    55
    My Friend Pedro seems like it should be wall-to-wall adrenaline-fueled gunplay and spectacle — and it is at times — but it’s too frequently dulled by stretches of tedium, switch-flipping, misplaced platforming and visually bland environments. With that banana on board, it could (and should) have been so much more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jun 27, 2019
    10
    The game is fun. Real fun.
    Max Payne in 2d meets John woo films.
    Worth the price 20 or less easy.
  2. Jul 21, 2019
    10
    I really dont expect anything of this game, and the other day i play with a friend, its cool!
  3. Jun 20, 2019
    9
    My Friend Pedro is a game that puts almost all of its eggs into a single basket - gameplay. It's a good thing then that this basket is a darnMy Friend Pedro is a game that puts almost all of its eggs into a single basket - gameplay. It's a good thing then that this basket is a darn near perfect one. You're basically equipped with the arsenal to be Max Payne on cocaine, but the game lets you use that in any way you want, so you can blast through easier settings without issue, but harder difficulties are much more punishing, yet they reward you for your mastery of the game mechanics.

    Looking at the trailer will probably give you the best idea if it is for you, but even if doesn't seem like it, be on a lookout for high score runs and speedruns on youtube, because those will be as fun to watch as a Deadpool action scene.
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  4. Jun 20, 2019
    9
    My Friend Pedro is a fun, action packed, shooter that is outright fun. The game requires skill can be hard at the start but as you playMy Friend Pedro is a fun, action packed, shooter that is outright fun. The game requires skill can be hard at the start but as you play through the game it gets easier to lots of cool tricks. The gameplay can get really addicting aswell and will most likely get you play again, again, and again. Expand
  5. Jun 25, 2019
    8
    This is a good game but my only problem was the health going down to quickly
  6. Jun 20, 2019
    8
    Fun and crazy insanity makes you feel like your in a action movie being a badass. If you like what you see from this game you will 100-percentFun and crazy insanity makes you feel like your in a action movie being a badass. If you like what you see from this game you will 100-percent enjoy this game. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2019
    5
    Thought I would really enjoy My Friend Pedro but ended up only getting half way through.

    Game(s) like: Max Payne, Superhot Pros: -
    Thought I would really enjoy My Friend Pedro but ended up only getting half way through.

    Game(s) like: Max Payne, Superhot

    Pros:
    - Awesome concept

    Cons:
    - Not enough challenge, I was just coasting through levels without much tactics
    - Not enough enemy variety or puzzles
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