GameFront: "Papo & Yo deals in some fundamental truths about abuse, addiction, and maturity, and I certainly didn’t expect it. It may be short and easy, but it uses games to convey a psychological message that would be otherwise impossible without interaction. If you have a family member going through an addiction of some kind – especially alcohol – or you have suffered abuse at some point in your life, you really need to play Papo & Yo. If you are one of the lucky people who have never experienced abuse, you should play Papo & Yo anyway. It’s a beautiful and haunting game, and you won’t regret it. Just don’t expect your journey to last long or challenge you in any way."