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Stacking

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
82
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Windows
82
3.8
PlayStation 3
85
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User Reviews

A fun casual game that should appeal to all ages. Windows thud (88)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
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Macintosh Awaiting 1 votes...
PlayStation 3 3 4.1
Windows 6 3.8
Xbox 360 2 4.0
Combined MobyScore 11 3.9


The Press Says

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90
WindowsGameZebo
It’s sort of amazing that a company could find an idea like the one explored in Stacking and make it work at all, let alone so well. Stacking presentes a steampunk meets Charles Dickens style world populated entirely by Russian matryoshka dolls (the nesting dolls that sit inside each other). That idea not only gives the world the rich character it so enjoys, but also facilitates quite ingeniously the game’s main mechanic.
90
PlayStation 3Adventure Gamers
Stacking mixes inventive gameplay with a charming visual style to produce an outstanding puzzle-adventure.
90
Xbox 360OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Stacking might not be the longest downloadable title, nor is it the best. It is, however, the most fun I’ve had playing a single player video game this year. Amid all the blockbuster FPSs and survival horror titles, a game about playing dolls has captured my attention and become my favorite single player title of the year so far. Its charming story and environments combined with compelling puzzles makes this a title well worth your time and money. Playing with dolls is awesome after all.
90
PlayStation 3OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Stacking might not be the longest downloadable title, nor is it the best. It is, however, the most fun I’ve had playing a single player video game this year. Amid all the blockbuster FPSs and survival horror titles, a game about playing dolls has captured my attention and become my favorite single player title of the year so far. Its charming story and environments combined with compelling puzzles makes this a title well worth your time and money. Playing with dolls is awesome after all.
86
WindowsPC Gamer
What Stacking lacks in challenge though, it more than makes up for in charm. It’s a game that encourages you to mess around by leaping into a guy with a white glove and just smacking people in the face, and one that has no shame about featuring an army of noble hobos or a woman who farts potpourri. It may not be a very long game, but it is that rare breed of adventure that never frustrates while it lasts, and will keep you smiling like very few others.
85
Xbox 360Worth Playing
Deceptively cute, strikingly subversive and creatively inspired, Stacking appeals to both the casual and hardcore audiences in a single shot. The game is short enough to play through in a single day, but all of the optional content means there is plenty to do after the credits roll. If Double Fine keeps putting out downloadable titles of this caliber, it may never have to release another disc-based game.
85
PlayStation 3Worth Playing
Deceptively cute, strikingly subversive and creatively inspired, Stacking appeals to both the casual and hardcore audiences in a single shot. The game is short enough to play through in a single day, but all of the optional content means there is plenty to do after the credits roll. If Double Fine keeps putting out downloadable titles of this caliber, it may never have to release another disc-based game.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpot
If you approach Stacking simply as an adventure to complete, you'll find it to be a very short and easy game. You can plow through the story in just a few short hours, and the built-in hint system can remove even the slightest bit of challenge from the puzzles if you choose. But to look at Stacking this way is to miss most of what the game has to offer. What you get for your $15 (or for free, if you're a PlayStation Plus member) is not just an adventure game with a number of well-designed and satisfying puzzles to solve, though it certainly is that. It's also an enchanting and imaginative world that encourages you to remember what it was like to just play around for the sheer fun of it, without being constantly focused on goals. Like the beautiful dolls who populate it, Stacking is an elegant creation, the pieces fitting together to create something that's much more magical than the sum of its parts.
80
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Stacking confirme que Double Fine Productions est une équipe avec laquelle il faut compter. Réalisé pendant le développement de Brütal Legend, ce titre semble pourtant avoir été l'objet d'une grande attention, tant dans son design accrocheur et son univers parfaitement fignolé que dans son gameplay intelligent permettant de trouver plusieurs solutions à un même problème. Si vous cherchez quelques heures de véritable plaisir avec un jeu possédant son propre caractère, ne cherchez pas plus loin, vous êtes au bon endroit.
80
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Stacking confirme que Double Fine Productions est une équipe avec laquelle il faut compter. Réalisé pendant le développement de Brütal Legend, ce titre semble pourtant avoir été l'objet d'une grande attention, tant dans son design accrocheur et son univers parfaitement fignolé que dans son gameplay intelligent permettant de trouver plusieurs solutions à un même problème. Si vous cherchez quelques heures de véritable plaisir avec un jeu possédant son propre caractère, ne cherchez pas plus loin, vous êtes au bon endroit.
80
WindowsGames.cz
Zpětně mi přijde trochu škoda, že se Schafer a jeho lidé budou v následujících měsících věnovat hlavně své Kickstarter adventuře. Práce v ústraní svědčí téhle firmě evidentně víc, než velké projekty vytvářené pod přísným dohledem. A není důležité, zda se v roli dohlížejícího ocitne ziskuchtivý distributor nebo militantní fanoušci. Rozhodně nepřeji Schaferovi nic zlého, ale pokud by z další krize jeho firmy opět vzešly hry jako Stacking, rozhodně bych se tomu nebránil.
80
Xbox 360Softpedia
Overall, Stacking is definitely something we've never seen before, and really shows how Double Fine can work outside the box. It does feel a bit short and some challenges are a bit hit or miss, but, in the end, Stacking is a great and unique experience, perfect for both hardcore gamers and more casual ones, that want to unwind with their friends or families.
80
WindowsPC PowerPlay Australia
Stacking pushes you to explore these alternate solutions, because without doing so the game is over far too quickly. This ultimately makes the game feel unfocused, like the product of a massive brainstorming session, but expertly solves the genre-wide issues associated with interpreting a designer’s logic, rather than logic itself. This is why it’s clear Double Fine had fun making this game – and it’s why you’re going to have fun playing it.
80
WindowsGameSpot
If you approach Stacking simply as an adventure to complete, you'll find it to be very short and easy. You can plow through the story in just a few short hours, and the built-in hint system can remove even the slightest bit of challenge from the puzzles if you choose. But to look at Stacking this way is to miss most of what the game has to offer. It's not just an adventure game with a number of well-designed puzzles to solve, though it certainly is that. It's also an enchanting and imaginative world that encourages you to remember what it was like to play around for the sheer fun of it, without being constantly focused on goals. Like the beautiful dolls who populate it, Stacking is an elegant creation, the pieces fitting together to create something that's much more magical than the sum of its parts.
80
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
Yet Stacking doesn’t strike us as a game focused on difficulty. It’s a game for those interested in creativity, humour and fun - a toy box full of variety and imagination that rewards playfulness and exploration. It’s a shining example of how downloadable games can go beyond our measured expectations and impress in the ways the big boys, restricted by their massive budgets, often fail to do. With Stacking Double Fine have done more than enough to earn your 1200 electrocoins. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to encourage them to make more games like this.
80
Xbox 360PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Uiterst charmant en stapelmaf puzzelplezier dat zelfs volwassen thema's als kinderarbeid en economische depressie niet schuwt. Neem er wel de korte speelduur en het gratuite hintsysteem bij.
80
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Stacking ist nicht frei von Macken, gerade die Kapriolengeschichten hätte man sich sparen und stattdessen mehr Haupträtsel einbauen können. Doch die Idee mit den Matrjoschka-Puppen: herrlich. Die grafische Umsetzung: zu jeder Sekunde stilsicher. Die Kammermusik: ungewöhnlich, aber ungewöhnlich gut. Unterm Strich bleibt wie eigentlich immer bei Double-Fine-Produktionen etwas Besonderes, das unsere Aufmerksamkeit mehr als verdient hat.
75
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Stacking — яркая логическая «песочница» для детей и взрослых. Задумка неплоха — благодаря низкой сложности и обилию альтернатив ублажить и «казуалов», и «хардкорщиков». Однако это тест скорее на усидчивость, чем на смекалку, и после разгрома Барона особого смысла в дальнейшей возне нет.