Gamescom 2013 Awards: Best Platformer

 

The Winner – Knack

The brainchild of PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny, Knack may look like the obligatory family-friendly launch title, but its showcase at Gamescom has us convinced it’s something a little more. Featuring a Pixar-esque aesthetic, Knack has all the makings of becoming another classic Sony platformer, combining frantic combat with crazy gadgets and traditional platform-hopping.

Knack isn’t just for kids though. The game is surprisingly challenging as we’ve been demonstrated, with the difficulty setting able to be tweaked to your liking. Throw in ample secrets to explore, and Knack is standing out to be one of the best first-party offerings for PS4 at launch.

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  • Related game: Knack

    Release date (US):
    November 15th, 2013
    Developer:
    SCE Japan Studio
    Genre:
    Action - Platformer
    Rank:
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    Up 0 places (in last 7 days)
  • Related event: GamesCom 2013

    Event date:
    August 21-25 2013
    Where:
    Cologne, Germany
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