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  • Summary: Chariot is a humoristic physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her suitor carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending-off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King's remains in a worthy gold-filled tomb.

    If only that dead King would
    Chariot is a humoristic physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her suitor carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending-off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King's remains in a worthy gold-filled tomb.

    If only that dead King would keep quiet...

    The Chariot’s large wheels and long tethers allow the heroes to reach higher ground, swing across chasms and perform all sorts of impressive maneuvers. Extract riches from the very walls of the caves in multiple environments, and make your way to the exit by avoiding envious looters or by beating them back as they attempt to steal your hard-earned loot! With skill-testing coordination mechanics and thrilling physics-based stunts required, Chariot will definitely please couch coop enthusiasts as teamwork and cooperation unlocks new possibilities.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 30, 2014
    85
    Going at Chariot solo adds up to a competent and unique platformer that's satisfying, yet somewhat unfulfilling because of all the opportunity that's unfortunately necessary to pass up. However, once you have a friend in the mix, any concern dissipates and you're left with a memorable social experience that just happens to be almost flawless in its execution.
  2. Oct 21, 2014
    80
    Chariot is one of the best cooperative gaming experiences we’ve ever had. It’s immensely rewarding, abundantly creative, and the sense of accomplishment that it instills within the player will lead to high-fives being thrown around the room on a regular basis.
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Dec 2, 2014
    80
    Its core mechanic is enjoyable enough to sell the game on its own. [Issue#118, p.84]
  4. Oct 8, 2014
    75
    Even with a few flaws and missteps, Chariot is still a very enjoyable platform title that is most welcome in a day and age where they are virtually nonexistent — unless you are a Wii U owner.
  5. Oct 14, 2014
    75
    Charming and refreshing 2D puzzle adventure granted with fantastic cooperative gameplay mechanics... but only offline play.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Nov 5, 2014
    70
    It's beautiful, it's comical, but it's a shame that it feels so lacking in solo play. [Dec 2014, p.82]
  7. Nov 13, 2014
    60
    Chariot is a sidescroller made by developer Frima. Visually the game is very pretty, but it gets bugged by the frustrating gameplay which makes it hard to enjoy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 1, 2014
    10
    I have been playing this game today with my girlfriend and it is totally awesome. Love the story its fun and cute and the couch coop isI have been playing this game today with my girlfriend and it is totally awesome. Love the story its fun and cute and the couch coop is something I am a huge fan of. Loved Guacamelee and Child of light and now loving this game. Also its free with games with gold so no reason if you have anybody at home wanting to game with you not to grab this game on Xbox One and game it up. Just love it and so far have zero complaints difficulty seems to move up with the game and I thought carrying a dead king would get cumbersome and boring but it's honestly one of the coolest elements I've used in any game.

    Great coop, great puzzles and great fun.
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  2. Oct 16, 2014
    10
    I recently got my Xbox One. I never thought my favorite game would be a free Xbox Live Gold game! Chariot is making me feel like I'm in theI recently got my Xbox One. I never thought my favorite game would be a free Xbox Live Gold game! Chariot is making me feel like I'm in the 90's again, just having pure fun playing. If you loved 90's games, jumping around levels, fighting enemies, and performing moves with a few buttons, you're going to love this! Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2014
    8
    Chariot is a fun and inventive take on platforming games. Make no mistake, this game can be beyond challenging. It may even be rage inducingChariot is a fun and inventive take on platforming games. Make no mistake, this game can be beyond challenging. It may even be rage inducing to some. I plan to finish this game, but as of now I am stuck needing a blueprint (upgrade) for the chariot, but I haven't been able to get it after 30-40 frustrating attempts. The couch coop is wonderful, and I'm hoping a buddy can help me get past the area where I am stuck. Expand
  4. Oct 6, 2014
    8
    I got this game for free because of my Gold membership. Chariot is a platform style puzzler with cute graphics. Basically your a princess, orI got this game for free because of my Gold membership. Chariot is a platform style puzzler with cute graphics. Basically your a princess, or some guy that you can choose to play. Maybe the prince? Who are tasked with dragging the dead king's coffin around, to find enough gold and a sepulcher to satisfy his ghost. Which will allow him to finally rest in peace.

    So basically you push, pull your way through a series of jumps to get this coffin on ghostly wheels to go through caves and such, gathering treasure along the way. Eventually there are animals that try to steal your gold. But do not fear before each level you can choose one item to take along to help you. You earn these items by finding blue prints during your travels. This can be a stake to use to swing or hold the coffin. Or a bomb to blow up baddies. And several other items. This is where the local co-op comes in handy, as your friend can bring one item along also. Assuming you both chose different items you are doubly effective. And some areas require 2 players cooperating. Though the game itself can be beat in solo mode. The real fun is to be had in co-op play. After you beat a level you can also try to improve your time, setting records for your friends to be jealous of.

    Over all I found it to be a nice relaxing, simple puzzler, with soothing music. I'm not the biggest puzzler fan, but I found this to be a nice game. My wife and grandchildren tend to enjoy these games. And I enjoy watching them enjoy the game. It is a nice family game, where everyone, even the least talented gamers can have fun. As the first time you need a new skill, it has pictures showing you what buttons, and how to use them.

    If you love puzzlers you will love this game. The music is soothing, it is not a high pressure type of game. It's about relaxing. It's also a game that should be simple enough for young children to enjoy. And if your an Xbox One gold member it's free. Which just gives your guest more games to choose from.

    I give it an 8 because I find it enjoyable, not much taking away from it. But it's not my favorite game in the world. Few are, and they are the only ones I rate 10.
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  5. Nov 24, 2014
    8
    What can I say? It's really fun to play with someone by your side as you communicate while you try to fully complete each level, as itsWhat can I say? It's really fun to play with someone by your side as you communicate while you try to fully complete each level, as its simple, intuitive commands allow casual gamers to give it a try (even better: its free for limited time for GOLD accounts). Expand
  6. Oct 13, 2015
    8
    with intuitive controls and a totally original premise this game stands out in the Indy world to me. fun and challenging puzzles with actionwith intuitive controls and a totally original premise this game stands out in the Indy world to me. fun and challenging puzzles with action packed platforming combined with a funny story and lively characters makes for hours of enjoyment in this breath of fresh air in a sea of stagnant repetitive gaming titles. if you own an Xbox one this game is worth every penny, though it was a free with gold title a few months back so you might have it in your library already and haven't touche it. Expand
  7. May 8, 2015
    5
    Just ok

    PROS -Good Graphics -Neat concept CONS -Boring story -Repetitive long gameplay
    Just ok

    PROS
    -Good Graphics
    -Neat concept

    CONS
    -Boring story
    -Repetitive long gameplay .
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