We've been keeping a close eye on Cocoon, and we're not surprised to see it's getting some absolutely incredible reviews so far! The game launches this Friday as the final title in the September 2023 Xbox Game Pass lineup.
We were hoping to bring you our own review of Cocoon here at Pure Xbox, but sadly we couldn't get access to the game in time. Still, there are plenty of other outlets with opinions to share, so we're going to break them down for you.
Let's take a look at some Cocoon reviews ahead of its Xbox Game Pass launch:
"Worlds sit within worlds in this properly magical puzzle adventure."
"With its consistent visual expression, deeply evocative sound design and, not least, exuberantly original gameplay, Cocoon is a very rare experience."
"With a relatively short playtime and some well-hidden collectibles that make it worth replaying, Cocoon is a must-play for fans of Limbo or Inside, or anyone looking for a new puzzle adventure to play and then sit down and think about for a while."
God Is A Geek (9/10)
"It’s magical, exciting, and enthralling from start to finish, and I’m not sure you’ll play a better puzzler this year."
Push Square (9/10)
"In a year packed with brilliant games, Cocoon manages to stand out thanks to its unique mechanics and some of the best level and puzzle design we've seen in years."
Game Informer (8.75/10)
"I don’t know that I will ever fully understand what transpired during my molecular journey on Cocoon’s alien world, but its imagery and puzzles will stay with me for some time."
"With every new game mechanic or world I explored, it just kept impressing me to the point I was able to overlook its weaker story."
Digital Trends (8/10)
"Cocoon is a mesmerizing debut for Geometric Interactive that's filled with ingenious puzzles that will unlock your animal instincts."
Based on what we can see so far, it looks like Cocoon will sit somewhere around the 85-90 mark on Metacritic (maybe even higher?) when all's said and done, so that's an incredible result for the game's brand-new development studio.
The absolute best part is that we get to enjoy the game for ourselves on Xbox Game Pass this Friday, September 29th. It's an amazing way to end one of the best months of all time for Xbox's subscription service!