The hardest battles are fought in the mind
- Feb 22, 2011
Game Title: It Takes Two
- PC (Mar 26, 2021)
- Xbox One (Mar 26, 2021)
- PlayStation 5 (Mar 26, 2021)
- Xbox Series X/S (Mar 26, 2021)
- PlayStation 4 (Mar 26, 2021)
Publisher: Electronic Arts
OpenCritic - 87 average - 86% recommended
Game Rant - 5 / 5 stars
Hazelight Studios' It Takes Two is one of the best co-op gaming experiences there is and an absolute joy to play from start to finish.
GamesRadar+ - 5 / 5 stars
It Takes Two is a Pixar-worthy adventure that consistently innovates, offering players an excellent co-op experience unlike any other.
VG247 - 5 / 5 stars
Honestly, It Takes Two is one of the most pleasant surprises in video games I’ve ever had. I went in more or less expecting a fairly gimmick-laden brief but fun escapade, but it’s so much more than that.
Game Revolution - 9.5 / 10
It Takes Two is one of the most delightful and ceaselessly entertaining co-op games I’ve played.
Game Informer - 9.3 / 10
A roaring success both in its diverse co-op-driven gameplay and mature story themes that unfold in playful and heartfelt ways
Digital Trends - 4.5 / 5 stars
It Takes Two is a charming co-op adventure that combines the best ideas from Nintendo and Pixar.
GameMAG - Russian - 9 / 10
It Takes Two is most probably the biggest surpise of this spring. While the world is still in a pandemic lockdown, and games are getting delayed left and right, Josef Fares gives us an insane adventure that is full of both drama and cool gameplay ideas.
Screen Rant - 4.5 / 5 stars
It Takes Two is a masterful co-op experience.
Shacknews - 9 / 10
With inventive and creative gameplay puzzles coupled with some unique environments, It Takes Two is without a doubt the greatest couch co-op game I’ve played in recent memory.
Slant Magazine - 4.5 / 5 stars
It Takes Two uses a smorgasbord of gameplay techniques to set us adrift in the field of couples therapy.
Hobby Consolas - Spanish - 88 / 100
It Takes Two is a brilliant coop platform game, in which every level is designed as a collaborative puzzle. It is fun, sometimes moving, and every level shows great ingenuity.
GameByte - 8.5 / 10
There’s so much on offer in It Takes Two and it does it all so well. If you’re looking for a new game to play with your friend or partner then It Takes Two should be at the top of your list. It’s a delight.
TrueGaming - Arabic - 8.5 / 10
It Takes Two is a remarkable addition to the cooperative game genre that we don't see very often and we hope Hazelight continues their innovation in future projects.
WellPlayed - 8.5 / 10
A fun, gorgeous platforming romp that makes great use of its split screen-only twist in both gameplay and narrative. Hazelight proves that co-op lightning can definitely strike twice.
Spaziogames - Italian - 8.3 / 10
It Takes Two feels unique and more than worth exploring with a person you love
PC Gamer - 80 / 100
An excellent co-op adventure that doesn't take itself too seriously, and that's the only place it falls short.
Push Square - 8 / 10
It Takes Two is an excellent co-op adventure. While it stumbles on certain narrative aspects and not all the performances are winners, it more than makes up for that with its brilliantly fun and ever-changing gameplay. Forcing two players to work in tandem in countless ways, the game embraces co-op play wholeheartedly, and the variety of gameplay and environments makes it a joy to play from start to finish.
Wccftech - 8 / 10
It Takes Two is one of the most varied, inventive games ever made, serving up dozens upon dozens of different styles of gameplay in a remarkably polished, approachable package. An inconsistent level of challenge and lack of editing may strain your relationship with the game at times, but It Takes Two is good enough to justify working through the rough patches.
AusGamers - 7.5 / 10
The co-op action here is memorable, ambitious, and quite unlike anything we’ve played in a while.
Press Start - 7.5 / 10
Although the story of Cody and May doesn't meet the standards set by the game's varied gameplay, It Takes Two sees the continued form of Josef Fares and his team at Hazelight in crafting wonderfully creative and engaging worlds for players to share and collaborate in. It Takes Two is a co-op experience that's second to none, which offers more ways than you can imagine to experience these larger than life play spaces.
Windows Central - 3.5 / 5 stars
While the game's creativity shines in its beat-by-beat gameplay and level design, It Takes Two's selling point - its narrative - feels half-baked.
Eurogamer - Recommended
If you can ignore the story, It Takes Two has some of the best co-op gameplay in years.
Polygon - Unscored
We need a break from this divorce game