Parents' Guide to

Human: Fall Flat

By David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Bumbling puzzler excels at inspiring laughs, frustration.

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Good for kids to use their minds for cool puzzles. Also very good for a family to play.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (14 ):

This amusing, physics-based puzzler will make you laugh, even when it frustrates you with its wobbly controls. You'll be able to tell right away whether you appreciate Human: Fall Flat. Unlike so many other video games today, it's a welcome respite with bright colors and an understated sense of humor. You play as the titular human, a pudgy mass of Jell-O who's sent rippling and wobbling by the tiniest crack in the road or the seemingly smallest step in a staircase and who's tasked with absurd situations like hugging a wrecking ball to careen over huge pits, whizzing from a catapult, and carefully steering power boats. Momentum, inertia, and other terms you likely haven't heard since high school ("centripetal force," anyone?) are key to navigating the game.

Fortunately, the game is patient in escalating you to the more worrying challenges. You'll learn to climb, drag, and improvise when things inevitably go horribly awry due to your lack of a spine. The console versions of the game boast new content by way of new levels, though at launch PC owners will benefit from having all that new stuff be rolled into the preexisting computer version free of charge. The game's well worth playing on any platform, as you're guaranteed a laugh if nothing else. The addition of co-op only multiplies the number of things that can go wrong, as well as the possibility for teamwork and collaboration in navigating all these goofy puzzles. But still, it must be stated: Whether you're playing alone or with someone else, you are in for some extreme frustration every now and then.

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