Transient

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

50%

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7 / 10
Dec 6, 2020

Transient is quite a pretty game that manages to mix and match cyberpunk vibes from Observer with some quirky Lovecraftian stuff. But the lack of a coherent storyline, interesting puzzles, and a better motivation for main protagonist to dive deep into past events is sadly hard to ignore. Plus all those references to some old retro classics seems rather out of place here.

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9 / 10
Oct 28, 2020

The game's excellent presentation goes wonderfully with its surprising amount of variety. The game might not be scary, but it is thought-provoking and unique, which makes it more than worth a look from narrative adventure fans.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2020

Transient is an ambitious horror game which fans of H. P. Lovecraft will appreciate for its overarching themes and sneaky references.

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70%
Jan 6, 2021

Transient is an another well done tribute to Lovecraft from the studio formerly known as Zoetrope Interactive. But even though the world building is solid as always, the game is sadly too short and the ending too abrupt to elevate the game to anything beyond an above average title.

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60 / 100
Dec 12, 2020

Cyberpunk and Lovecraft... It's a weird crossover but worth to try. Transient is a good game but it could be better.

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4.5 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2020

Transient had the potential to be something great, fusing a gorgeous cyberpunk setting with a Lovecraftian-inspired story. However everything else besides the world and its visuals just falls flat. The gameplay is uninspired and tedious, managing to make a relatively short game drag on for longer than it needed to.

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Nov 9, 2020

Transient does cyberpunk cosmic horror decently.

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4.5 / 5.0
Oct 28, 2020

Transient isn’t a long game, and its gameplay tends to take a backseat to its storytelling, but if you’re looking for a cyberpunk mystery or a cosmic horror story, Transient blends them remarkably well to create an engrossing journey.

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