Puppeteer for PlayStation 3


Sep 10, 2013
35th of 1270

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: SIE Japan Studio
Content Rating: Everyone10+


One dark moonlit night, a young boy named Kutaro was carried away by the maleficent Moon Bear King to a black castle where the unlucky lad was transformed into a puppet. Kutaro displeased the terrible tyrant, who devoured the boy's wooden head and cast away his body. But the headless hero was not alone, for he had discovered a very special pair of scissors to help him on his harrowing adventure to find his head, and his way home.

Critic Reviews

21 Reviews
Jonathan BoldingSep 06, 2013
It's pretty, the voice acting is entertainingly good, the characters are fantastically inventive, and animations are either unique or hilarious. You can tell that really wonderfully inspired design went into this thing - it's aesthetically uniform. When you're talking about making a game from concept to execution, with a unified vision, this is as good as it gets. The stage design rapidly changes from level to level - and even within levels - with varied and enjoyable music and characters.
Tom OrrySep 06, 2013
Puppeteer is Sony's best pure platformer on the PS3, delivering the kind of tight mechanics and pin-point controls usually only found in games starring plumbers or apes. With presentation that sets this Sony Japan Studio effort apart from everything that's come before it, it's only some overindulgent storytelling and samey boss battles that prevent this theatrical adventure from being an instant classic.
Lucas SullivanOct 24, 2013
Puppeteer blends a groundbreaking visual style with demanding-but-gratifying gameplay to create a truly resplendent platformer. The eight-or-so hours you'll spend on Kutaro's journey are a joy from beginning to end, and completionists will eke out even more time if they can stomach a few errant annoyances. With such a vibrant atmosphere and fundamentally fun gameplay, Puppeteer is a cut above most contemporary 2D sidescrollers.

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