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Knack is a third-person brawler featuring a protagonist that was assembled by a doctor from ancient relics. The creature is made up out of a large amount of independent parts tied together. The story describes how a species called Goblins led by Gundahar attack mankind. Knack joins the industrialist Viktor to fend off the Goblins, working together with security robots. The game generally presents a series of arenas linked together where Knack has to fight off opponents to progress. He attacks with his arms, performing combos and he can also jump and dodge. Throughout the game different types of relics allow Knack to take on alternate forms. As Ice Knack he has more protection, but receives damage through melting. Metal Knack is very strong both defensively and offensively, but magnetism opens up a weakness. Wood Knack needs to watch out for fire and Stealth Knack can travel through lasers undetected. Regular relics allow him to grow in size or reverse the process when he is damaged.

By defeating enemies and smashing yellow crystals, sunstones are collected that fills up symbols. Once full, Knack can unleash a powerful move such as shockwave, storm and blast. He can also transform into a much larger and powerful form. The different Knack types are often triggered automatically for a specific section and are often used for environment based puzzles. There are also platform sections and health can be picked from the environment. The thirteen chapters contain secret rooms that provide additional relics or parts used to create gadgets. These allow Knack to slow down time or enable a damage multiplier for instance. The game uses a fixed camera that changes when a new location of a part of a location is accessed.

It is possible to unlock an alternate Vampire Knack where relics need to be absorbed and picked up regularly to stay alive, as if in a time based mode. The mobile game Knack's Quest can be used to unlock special relics in the game.


Knack PlayStation 4 Knack versus goblin leader boss battle
Knack PlayStation 4 Fighting goblins in the forest
Knack PlayStation 4 Title screen
Knack PlayStation 4 Final enemy punch always kicks the game into slow motion

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Alternate Titles

  • "钠克的大冒险" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Knack's Adventure" -- Chinese title
  • "ナック" -- Japanese spelling

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Armchair Empire, The Dec 04, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Nov 18, 2013 8 out of 10 80 Nov 21, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Video Chums Sep 15, 2014 6.7 out of 10 67 Nov 26, 2013 55 out of 100 55 Nov 15, 2013 10 out of 20 50
GameSpot Nov 13, 2013 4 out of 10 40 (UK) Nov 29, 2013 4 out of 10 40
Giant Bomb Nov 18, 2013 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Defunct Games Dec 09, 2013 D+ 33


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Sciere (741128) added Knack (PlayStation 4) on Feb 22, 2014