Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Playtonic Games, Team17

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
82
Top Critic Average
84%
Critics Recommend
Based on 69 critic reviews
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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Rating Summary

Based on 69 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

84%

Critics Recommend

Based on 69 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCOct 8, 2019
Nintendo SwitchOct 8, 2019
Xbox OneOct 8, 2019
PlayStation 4Oct 8, 2019

Developers: Playtonic Games, Team17

Genres: Adventure, Platformer

Yooka & Laylee are back in a brand-new platform hybrid adventure! They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Bee-tallion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair! - Each level offers beautiful, rich visuals with detail and depth. Yooka, Laylee and a whole host of colourful characters (good and bad) are realised in stunning 2.5D - The overworld isn’t just a hub to hop from level to level, it provides a whole separate gaming experience! Explore and unlock more 2D levels by completing objectives and puzzles, rescue Royal Bees and find collectibles. - Alternate Level States! Think you’ve got a level figured out? Try it in its alternate state! Flip switches in the overworld to create new landscapes. - Bee-at the Impossible Lair! Players are free to tackle Capital B’s Impossible Lair at any time; however, they may find it too much of a challenge without the help of the Royal Bee Guards.

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair: State Changes!

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair: Reveal Trailer

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair brings the dynamic duo down to a 2.5D perspective to deliver one of the best platformers we've seen in years.

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Playtonic tightens up its nostalgic take on platforming and turns its eyes to the future.

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A polished, challenging and colourful 2D platform game that recalls the best of Donkey Kong Country on the SNES, even if it doesn't really move beyond it.

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair lands on Xbox One and PC

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair lands on Xbox One and PC

Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer along the lines of Banjo-Kazooie. While the original game featured plenty of charm, the platforming wasn't that great. However, it seems like the team went back to the drawing board after that because Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair features tight controls and 2D levels.

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