Genre: Word Puzzle
System: Steam (Windows)
Developer|Publisher: HawkX Games
Controller Support: Full
Price: UK £2.49 | EU € 2,99 | USD $2.99
Release Date: March 21st, 2023
Review code used, with many thanks to HawkX Games.
pWordle is a word-guessing game like the viral word game Wordle. In it, players have six tries to attempt to guess a mystery five-letter word.
The Gameplay of pWordle
The premise of pWordle is very simple. Like its New York Times counterpart, players can use the onboard keyboard or your device’s keyboard to type any five-letter word. After that, the letters will change colours to give players hints about the real answer. As the player continues trying to guess the word, an unrelated picture will appear in the background.
Unlike the New York Times Wordle, there are two different modes: daily mode and endless mode. The daily mode is basically the same as the endless mode but only allows you to guess one word daily. I’m not sure what the point of separating these two modes is; there is literally nothing different between them. I guess it’s for competing against others, but if you don’t care about your pWordle parses, this mode won’t matter much to you.
Similar to the original, pWordle also keeps track of your stats as you play. Players can keep track of their wins, games played consecutive wins and longest streak.
Fun but Redundant
I love Wordle. I like all the weird copycats and clones of it. I like the Pokemon-themed versions, the versions with bigger words, the versions with smaller words, reverse Wordle, the incredibly difficult Absurdle, and others. Since Wordle was so massively popular last year, there have been a massive amount of similar games trying to feed off of Wordle‘s fame.
But pWordle is basically a copy. It’s almost exactly like the original in almost every way. Words can have duplicated letters, and the puzzle tells players if they have duplicated letters in them by how the letters are coloured when you try them. It has an endless mode, but that’s something many a copy has already done before.
The unlocking of the pictures in the background of the game, the music in the background of all the pWordle puzzles, and the slightly different visual style don’t add enough to make this game unique. I’m not entirely sure why the world needs another Wordle when it already has a million. Overall, this is a pretty well-made clone, but it is a clone nonetheless.
Final Verdict: I’m Not Sure.