Parents' Guide to

Knights and Bikes

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Colorful co-op trip through a child's imagination.

Game Linux , Mac , PlayStation 4 , Windows 2019
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Fantastic digital storytelling

If you want a game that is as rewarding as a great film or a great book for your children this is it - great storytelling, beautiful , wacky settings to visit and people (and monsters) to meet - all in a simple yet very challenging co-op game that my two daughters (9/12) enjoyed playing only a little bit more than we enjoyed watching - why watch TV when you can watch your children unravel a mystery in an island setting reminiscent of Goonies. 100% recommended
age 6+

My Girls LOVE this game

I found the review for this game here on Common Sense Media and after further investigation on the internet decided to purchase it for my girls 6 and 10. I just told them I was coming on to the site to review it and they both shouted, "Give it 5 stars!!" Suffice it to say, they love it and laugh their heads off the whole time they're playing it. The game play is simple enough for my 6 year old and entertaining enough for my 10yr old. The story is cute and engaging and the characters are hilarious - good wholesome fun. I highly recommend.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Remember what it was like to be a kid, fighting giant dragons with magical swords, when in reality, you were swinging a stick at an oversized bush? That's the power of a child's imagination, and it's a feeling wonderfully recreated in the co-op fantasy adventure, Knights and Bikes. Between the game's fun art style and the personality that's overflowing from the main characters, it's a game that can't help but tug a bit at the heartstrings. It's not just the usual joy of playing a game at work here, but it's the pure joy of just remembering what it's like to be a kid again.

Knights and Bikes was designed from the ground up with co-op play in mind, and it shows. While you can play solo with an AI teammate and even switch characters on the fly, the game loses some of its magic when you play alone. Little things like splashing water on your partner or competing in a random race or mini-game isn't nearly as exciting without an actual buddy to share the experience with. While the AI does a fairly good job of taking care of itself in a fight, you can't exactly brainstorm solutions to the game's puzzles or coordinate moves with an AI like you can with a live teammate. But whatever way you choose to play, though, you're in for a whimsical escape from the troubles of the real world and a colorful reminder of those childhood days when you dreamed big and played even bigger.

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