WTMG's Jan Bigas: "Ape Out is an incredible time from start to finish. If you’ve been on the lookout for another title that could scratch the itch that Hotline Miami may have left, you’ll find that here and so much more. I wouldn’t say this game will make you into a fan of the top-down shooter genre, but it’s definitely one of the most imaginative and adrenaline-fueled options out of the shrewdness (a group of apes). If not for the spectacular and simple gameplay alone, you owe it to yourself to experience the audio-design; it is quite simply something else. If that wasn’t all enough, there’s a powerful message underneath all the blood and crisp cymbals. It goes to show that you shouldn’t put Kong in the corner, he may just push back."