Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 5, 2014
    80
    While not the underdog classic some gamers may have hoped for, Child of Light is an enjoyable platform adventure with a surprisingly complex turn-based battle system. It also doesn't hurt that the game is absolutely gorgeous to look at.
  2. May 2, 2014
    80
    A beautiful journey made possible with the power of the UibArt engine. Child of Light is one of the nicest surprises we've had in a long time.
  3. 80
    An accomplished intertwining of robust mechanics, beautiful aesthetics and delicate storytelling make this a game not to be missed, but a slight shallowness stops it just short of brilliance.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 65
  2. Negative: 15 out of 65
  1. May 6, 2014
    9
    Im struggling to understand how anyone can give this a bad review. For a start it is stunningly beautiful with a great atmosphere, veryIm struggling to understand how anyone can give this a bad review. For a start it is stunningly beautiful with a great atmosphere, very playable, with an excellent and challenging battle system. It is very sweet and is a truly excellent games and well worth the €15 paid for it. when you consider that titanfall and the new fifa world cup game and alot more and don't have half the value.

    buy it you wont regret it.
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  2. Jun 10, 2014
    10
    I just finished Child of Light, and I am already positive that I will be playing it again! Child of light is a fantastic game with beyondI just finished Child of Light, and I am already positive that I will be playing it again! Child of light is a fantastic game with beyond beautiful visuals, wonderful storyline, and entertaining gameplay. First up are the visuals. From the wonderfully drawn characters to the water-color backgrounds, even the menus are stunning. Another thing is the story, which follows Aurora, a young girl trying to save her father. She must fight her evil stepmother and reclaim the sun, moon, and stars. The game creators cleverly take classic fairy tale features and add their own twist which makes the game feel both familiar but original at the same time. Then there's the gameplay which is always engaging. The combat is definitely the best feature, which combines turn-style battle and tactical use of timing. Overall, Child of Light is an amazing game that is sure to provide multiple play throughs. Full Review »
  3. Sep 6, 2017
    9
    Gorgeous game, beautiful soundtrack, loveable characters. Poetry lovers will enjoy the fact that most talk between characters are in rhymes.Gorgeous game, beautiful soundtrack, loveable characters. Poetry lovers will enjoy the fact that most talk between characters are in rhymes. The combat mechanics are interesting, every enemy requires a slightly different strategy when the going gets tough. Kids enjoy playing with Igniculus using an optional second joystick, so this makes for a fun cooperative game. Younger kids might be scared by certain bosses, depending on their age. Full Review »