Meet Ray, he lives in a world where everything is made out of paper and stickers. One day he has an accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain. This gives him awesome powers and he can suddenly change the world around him by folding it, tearing it, pulling stickers off and sticking them elsewhere!
User reviews: Very Positive (274 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 13, 2013
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"It's spiritual successor to Psychonauts: the quirky world, the bizarro sense of humor, and a main character who manipulates things with his mind."
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“Stick It To The Man! really is the complete package. Its style feels fully developed, its comedy proves genuinely funny, and its puzzles are actually fun to solve.”
8.6/10 – IGN

“It’s a unique, funny, occasionally brilliant experience full of colorful characters and creative puzzles.”
4.5/5 – Hardcore Gamer Magazine

“Stick t To The Man! is a thing of beauty... A hallmark of excellence”
9.5/10 – Destructoid

About This Game

Meet Ray, he lives in a world where everything is made out of paper and stickers. One day he has an accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain. This gives him awesome powers and he can suddenly change the world around him by folding it, tearing it, pulling stickers off and sticking them elsewhere! And if that weren't enough, Ray can also read peoples minds! Digging into the brains of his fellow citizens, Ray can hear their thoughts and use that to his advantage. Unfortunately, Ray doesn't have much time to get to grips with his new abilities. He is framed by ‘The Man’ with a crime he didn’t commit, and is on the run. Can you help to get Ray out of this sticky situation? Get ready to tear it, rip it and Stick it to the Man!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: Dual-Core 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 6310 / ATI Radeon HD 4650 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: sound card
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7.4 or higher
    • Processor: 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M or better
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Stick It To The Man is a colourful platform/puzzle game where you use stickers on objects to progress in the game. The art style is cartoony with cardboard figures and looks special in a positive way.

U play as Ray, an average guy that one day gets a mysterious tentacle on his head that grants him the ability to read minds, and so a crazy journey begins to find out why this happened to him.

My thoughts about the game
I had a great time with this game reading peoples minds, and often there was funny dialogue among the different characters u meet in game. I liked the art and colours in this game, and that the objects u pick up is different stickers for different purposes.
The game is sometimes challenging with platform sections, that could be frustrating to some people (including me), but its not a hard portion of the game to master.

I recommend this game to all that like puzzle/platformers with a different art style and funny dialogues.
Posted: October 11
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0.5 hrs on record
If you enjoyed Psychonauts, this is a game for you. Though the writing is not quite there, this is still a charming, entertaining, and imaginative puzzle platformer. It evokes memories of various entities of popular culture, makes fun of them, and has fun with itself a fair amount.
Posted: September 26
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5.3 hrs on record
A very nice puzzle-platformer/adventure game hybrid with quite an enjoyable story and sense of humor.
It's basically 2D psychonauts in terms of writing, let's be honest. Both in the humor and the fact that the focus of the story is around brains. That's not a problem. I like psychonauts. It doesn't really rip off any elements or steal any jokes from the game, either, so it ends up working really well. Ray does sound quite a lot like Rasputin though. Which is fine.
The main gameplay is jumping around platforms, grabbing stuff with your magic spaghetti hand, solving puzzles, and avoiding enemies. There's not a whole lot of depth to it and the game ends up being rather short, but it doesn't ever feel repetitive either. The stealth segments are probably the weakest, since most of the time there's no reason to not just brute-force your way through them. The puzzles aren't too difficult as usually you're told exactly what you need and where, which is good since they'd be very adventure game-y puzzles otherwise. The weirdness of the scenarios actually adds to the variety and it's amusing to see just what the game decides to do next. The game also looks great and sounds great, the paper aesthetic is played with quite nicely and the music is pretty fitting for the tone and style. The only real downside is the length; while it makes for a pretty complete package, the $15 price tag may not be enough to justify the experience for everyone. Still, I'd definitely call this a great game.
Posted: October 18
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4.2 hrs on record
This game is hilarious! Ryan North's writing had me laugh out loud about four or five times over the course of quite a short game. It's functionally a pretty basic adventure game with great graphics, a cool soundtrack, and some terrible voice acting. But the platforming. Oh, the platforming. So enragingly bad and inconsistent that you'd be better off watching someone else play the game on Youtube.
Posted: October 16
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7.4 hrs on record

Stick it to the Man is being hailed as a "spiritual successor to Psychonauts", a title that I have a few problems with. Sure, it deals with similar subject material and has a similar design aesthetic, but that's like saying "EVE Online is a spiritual successor to Galaga". The games are barely similar, the matching artstyle is the closest you're going to get.

SITTM plays more like a graphic novel with limited adventure game puzzle solving mechanics. You'll get that nice rewarding feeling from putting the right item into the right slot, but the majority of your time will be spent patiently listening to every mind-reading audio file, regardless of whether or not the puzzle is already solved. You will feel a compulsive need to read EVERY mind you come across, even if it's unnecessary, and you probably should because there's an achievement for it. Ultimately, while having the game come to a stop every 30 seconds so you can read a new mind does indeed break good, natural gameplay flow into splintery pieces, I immediately forgive it. The game is never boring, and no amount of dialogue could stop be from being impressed by the beautiful design.

Well... I SAY that, but I never actually finished the game :/.

The game plays in 2.5D, and I have to say, I've played with better platforming controls. The protagonist can swing to designated areas and manipulate certain pieces of backdrop, but regular jumping to certin platforms is finnicky, and you will find yourself slipping off quite often if you didn't jump PERFECTLY.

I would have rated this game way lower, but it's rare to find a game that makes me laugh so damn hard. The game is genuinely enjoyable, and gets a high reccomendation.
Posted: October 21
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3.9 hrs on record
Groovy puzzle platformer. Light on reflex platforming and more focused on exploration, humor and riddles. It is a wild ride into the minds of people living in a paper world. Like Psychonauts - game’s obvious influence - its humor is self-referential and clever, while peeking into minds of others is thrilling, and can be scary sometimes.

Geoff Thew in his review gives great examples of the type of humor you can expect here:

Stick It to The Man is an eminently sly and self-aware game. This is a story of paper men living in a sidescrolling world, and they know it. The hazmat container only drops in the first place because the paper airplane carrying it falls apart in a storm. Ray always forgets how much jumping is involved in his morning commute, but when lost he remembers that the way home is to “go right, and then go right, and then pretty much keep going all the way to the right.” This is classic adventure game humor with a sharp edge, and it’s riotously funny.
Posted: October 7
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5.8 hrs on record
Stick it to The Man has the narrative strength and sense of humor of an old-school adventure game, with none of the punishing difficulty or counterintuitive item use. With a script by Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Adventure Time comics), the writing is slapstick and satisfying.
Posted: October 11
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6.2 hrs on record
Short game, but I liked it. Love the art and the humor. Kept reminding me of pysconauts(not the gameplay), not as good but still enjoyable for the crazy surreal world.
Posted: October 3
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1.2 hrs on record
Although my playtime says I've only played it for a little over an hour, I've completed the game and had I played it through Steam, I'd probably have most of the achievements. Not that that last part matters all that much, but it gives you an idea of how interesting even the side content of this game can be.

That being said, even disregarding what my playtime says, the game is pretty short in length (probably around 6-8 hours, I'd say, less if you don't read everything's mind) and while some of the enemy evasion sections feel a little on the strict side in terms of getting them just right to get past the guards, the rest of the game is very enjoyable. Especially so if you're not sure what to make of the game and pick it up on a sale. Many of the puzzles are amusing and creative in their own right, often pulling themselves together through the pleasantly bizarre mechanic that the game hinges on, peeling the thoughts from other characters and inexplicably making them real, or peeling parts/items from other characters or the environment for use elsewhere.

There are some moments where you may find yourself wondering where to use some of the gathered items, the stickers as they call them (hence the game's name), but generally it becomes a rather straightforward affair of picking up what you can and figuring out what remains available to interact with to progress. If you're looking for a laidback puzzle platformer that takes more design cues from old adventure games than games like Braid, and an interesting art style, an enjoyable soundtrack, and a somewhat amusing sense of humor, you can't go too wrong with this game.

What it may lack in length and challenge, it more than makes up for in its variety of amusing scenarios.
Posted: October 4
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15.2 hrs on record
Game play is pretty basic, jump here, collect that ,etc. I really like the world that the developers created here! It's quirky and different! The humor is quite strange but you learn how to follow it when you go through the game to the point that you're eventually chuckling at some jokes that you wouldn't otherwise be chuckling at. The music, OH THE MUSIC! It totes a really jazzy soundtrack that when put together with the neat camera effect the game has creates this wierd noire feeling when playing it!
Posted: September 27
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4.5 hrs on record
Good humor and a fun art style makes a really enjoyable short adventure game.
Posted: September 27
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
It’s a rare gift to deliver an absurd and sparkling but logical (in its own way) story.

It’s about:

  • how is it to be Mel Gibson from What Women Want but in video game;
  • reading NPC’s minds and helping them to solve their problems;
  • checking that your “condition was in”;
  • laughing a lot.

Why you should play this:

  • the atmosphere of total insanity in sauce of jokes about Smoking Man from X-files, pirates, Peter Pen,, nurses and doctors (incl. your favourite - psychiatrists), Big-Foot, Santa Claus, Walking Dead (game or TV show – have no idea, but it was certainly about it), they even refer on old comedy “Stop! Or my Mom will Shoot” with Stallone...
  • stylish “flat” graphic;
  • vivid main character;
  • the game brings forgotten feeling of enjoying playing – not working, not suffering, not nervous trying to beat a hard level, not "push X to win" – just pure entertainment.

Why you may not like it:

  • it’s short – will take 5…6 hours, not more and maybe 1…2 additional hours to get all achievements, but through the fact that it is a game where humor plays main part it’s quite long;
  • unfortunately, there’s no such thing as replay ability – it’s great only for one time as any good joke.

Great parody – unique thing in computer games. And do not look screenshots: you will be just poisoned with spoilers.
Posted: May 7
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
If you like a sense of humor in your games, this is a great little puzzle platforming adventure. It feels like an old Tim Schafer point and click game. The puzzles are never very tough and the platforming is never tricky, but the humor and the top notch voice acting carry this game. Easily some of the best characters I've seen in a game recently. Just be aware that there are only 10 chapters which take about half an hour each to complete. I picked it up on sale for around $5 which is a great deal, but I wouldn't have a problem if I paid $15 for it - I know I'll replay it at some point, it's too funny not to.
Posted: July 6
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
When I first started looking at this game, I was expecting a point-and-click adventure game, and I am not a massive fan of those. However I was taken by surprise. This is not a point and click adventure game - it's a platformer and a damn good one at that!

There are some really tricky platforming challenges throughout the 9 chapters. You will be swinging and jumping from platform to platform to out run the bad guys. The actual puzzles in the game are more trial and error, there were moments where I was absolutely stuck and couldn't work out what to do next, and had to result to just spam clicking each object in hope something happened.

Control wise, very simple. I used the Xbox controller and had absolutely no problems at all. I can imagine it would be a little more difficult with keyboard and mouse, but name me a platformer that isn't like that.

The story is actually quite enthralling as well. I didn't really think that such a simple looking game would have such a fulfilling story. I couldn't wait to find out how the game ended. There are plenty of little "side stories" which all come with some sort of value to the puzzles as a whole.

The games definite strong point is the humor in the writing. I was laughing throughout the whole playthrough and if you like a good laugh while playing a video game, you will not be disappointed here.
Posted: June 26
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
So happy i picked this up on sale . What a hidden Gem ! Amazing story and Art style .. gameplay was lacking a little (Also game is short) but everything else was awsome .
Posted: May 20
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Awesome platformer with a great soundtrack
Posted: June 13
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Stick It To The Man is a platformer with puzzle elements. The player controls the main character Ray, who has a glowing purple space spaghetti thing sticking out of his head. Ray uses this to read the minds of other characters. In pursuit of his own goals Ray must help other characters fix their life problems which are usually quite humorous (though sometimes I found them pretty sad). Most of the gameplay consists of simple platforming in the pursuit of various items and characters. There are sections where Ray must avoid enemy agents. These sections can be pretty tough in the last couple sections, but death just results in you being printed out of a nearby Mr. Copy so its not that frustrating.

The game looks and sounds amazing. The soundtrack has a lot of jazz numbers with sprinkles of other stuff like disco or Mickey Newberry's "What Condition My Condition Is In". It all fits well with the environments and mood of the game. The paper cut-out look works great and is bright and colorful. Also this game could run on a toaster. I was downsampling from 4K and it was still running at 80 fps.

Where this game really shines is the writing and humor. All the characters, even the most minor ones have a real personality to them. I was laughing within the first minute and proceeded to do so for the entire game. There were even some moments that found a way to be funny, sweet, and sad all at the same time. That and a heavy dose of self-awareness make a really compelling experience.

I clocked in around 4.5 hours for my playthrough but it is definetly worth it for the price.
Posted: May 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
PROS: Almost everything. Gameplay, graphics, humour, story... everything is really well-done. Bonus points for the awesome acting voices.
CONS: Those darning "Don't get caught by the guards" moments. They can end up being a little bit frustrating.
At the end of the day I really, REALLY liked this game. 8/10
Posted: July 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Fun Puzzle Platformer.

Stick it to the man is a puzzle platformer that reminds me somewhat of scribblenauts. You can pick up objects or even thoughts from characters and then you slap them onto the level or into character's minds to solve a series of puzzles that allow you to finish the level. This is pretty good on its own but that's not what this game is about.

This game is like an early 90's Nickleodeon cartoon, with incredible visuals and fun script. The main character works at a hard hat factory, testing hard hats. By having things dropped on his head.
Posted: August 24
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Tim Schafer didn't make this, but he could have. If you like Double Fine's games like Psychonauts or old LucasArts adventure games, you'll probably enjoy this. It's a 2.5D side-scrolling action platformer with enemies that you need to be quick to avoid, and also a strongly characterized humourous adventure game where you collect items (in sticker form, of course) to solve ridiculous puzzles and advance the storyline.
The protagonist is Ray - a hapless yutz that exists in a world made of paper. Through an accident, he involuntarily gains telepathic/telekinetic powers. Because of his new abilities, he is pursued by The Man responsible for his fate for the rest of the game.
Takes about 5 hours to play all the way through, and works very well with a keyboard and mouse - though the in-game instructions are primarily focused on the use of a controller.
Posted: July 13
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