Genesis Noir Reviews

Genesis Noir is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
76 / 100
Apr 1, 2021

A little abstract in nature, but Genesis Noir is an all-around stunning audio-visual adventure.

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Recommended
Mar 25, 2021

This cosmic point-and-click looks and feels like no other game out there.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Mar 26, 2021

A unique blend of visuals, music, gameplay, and heady story themes combine in one of the most artistically daring video games of recent years.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2021

By zipping through the creation of life itself, you might just find answers to why someone has been shot and how to stop it. Though some puzzles and controls can get pretty frustrating, the adventure itself is the draw, and with Genesis Noir, it's a beautiful trip through primordial creation worth taking. If you're eager to see what kind of stylish, inventive ways developers are finding to tell stories in games, this hard-boiled trip is worth the ticket.

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
7 / 10
Apr 2, 2021

Genesis Noir is a very curious game, and mostly in a good way. The cosmic nature of its narrative is tied down interestingly in its humanized elements and the animation and music do a good job of giving every moment life and charm, even if it can sometimes get confusing. It’s not a long game, and some of its stretches are a bit too simplistic for their own good, but Genesis Noir also features a lot of creativity in prominent portions of its puzzles and progression. If you enjoy a good point-and-click adventure and don’t mind a game that just wants a moment to share its bombastic narrative of cosmic creation and love, Genesis Noir might very well be narrative worth your time and interest.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2021

Genesis Noir is a sublime trip through the history of the universe. Feral Cat Den did a terrific job in terms of balancing scientific premises and mythic consequences developing a linear, but visionary, point and click experience, whose only little sin is to indulge sometimes in its own beauty.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2021

Genesis Noir is a simple puzzler with point-and-click elements that are stripped back to reveal an engaging and beautiful story. It may be too easy and rather linear, but it's still a well presented game that'll keep you engaged throughout.

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Apr 3, 2021

The big bang meets the whodunnit in this dazzlingly inventive point-and-click adventure spanning time and space

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9 / 10
Mar 25, 2021

Stirring, artistic, and emotionally resonant, Genesis Noir is quite a unique experience. The puzzles can be tedious, but the game makes up for it with gorgeous art direction and sterling creativity.

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7.2 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2021

Genesis Noir presents us with a story set in a time when everything took place just after the Big Bang. Thanks to an ambitious story and a very nostalgic gameplay, we are guaranteed to be glued to the screen until the end of the adventure.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
Dominick Ashtear
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2021

If you like interesting experiences, beautiful stories, and powerful messages all wrapped up in a hot jazz soundtrack, you'll love Genesis Noir. However, be aware that it will not be without frustration, especially until the developers release a performance patch for Switch.

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5 / 10
Apr 5, 2021

Here's the thing, and it's a bit of a kick in the pants. Genesis Noir is a very cool, very interesting and exceptionally well-presented game. It tells its esoteric story in an effective, exciting way with a litany of memorable visuals, fantastic artwork and a genuinely brilliant soundtrack. And, unfortunately, we simply can't recommend playing this compromised, ill-fitting, arduous and glitchy Switch port in the slightest. Maybe it's just us, but knowing we could be experiencing the spectacle of this clearly brilliant piece of art in a much higher resolution, at much greater fidelity, and with an order of magnitude less frantically wriggling the left analogue stick because we're convinced the game has broken is just a sobering reason to ask why we would even bother if this version isn't your only option. Even if you do only have a Switch, we'd recommend waiting until you have something else. This is a game that deserves better.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2021

No Man's attempt to save Miss Mass from being murdered, and its implications for the universe, so brilliantly mirror the self-indulgence of a tragic romance. To the people in a relationship, everything is the start of something big and meaningful, like an entire universe forming, exploding, and expanding outward. What is it that sparks abiogenesis? What is it that sparks love? Are both an accident of proximity and fire? These questions aren't necessarily answered in Genesis Noir. But the asking is beautiful all the same.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2021

Genesis Noir is genre fiction that slow burns from a hard-boiled detective mystery to a cosmic exploration of potential and possibility. It showcases a form of storytelling exclusive to an interactive medium, not only immersing the player in rhapsodic visual landscapes, but expecting them to find tactile interpretations from its collection of curiosities. Genesis Noir doesn't position chaos as a subject for control, only an objective to be experienced and appreciated.

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KeenGamer
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2021

Saxophones and singularities come together in a one-of-a-kind game experience. Genesis Noir takes you on a mind-blowing cosmic cruise through time and space in order to save the love of your life - and maybe your own. Will this starry adventure win you over?

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6.8 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2021

Genesis Noir is a short experience which is memorable for its unique presentation but also for its unintuitive, confusing and disorienting gameplay.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2021

Genesis Noir is a game where visual design and presentation are more important. If you want to look for a different experience and say "gameplay is not so important", you can take Genesis Noir blindly. However, those who expect a certain “challenge” and a more concrete storytelling may be disappointed. If you have Game Pass, it wouldn't hurt to try it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2021

Very simple in its mechanics, Genesis Noir takes over with flawless atmosphere, style and a mind-blowing flight of fantasy.

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GameSpew
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2021

Genesis Noir may not be for everyone. You’ll need patience for it – and if you like games that hold your hand, it’s likely not for you. But stick with it, and you’ll find an extraordinary and rare title unlike anything else you’ve played. It’s beautiful, clever, and very tricky in places – but you’ll be thinking about it long after you’ve turned it off.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 6, 2021

Although I feel like I didn’t quite understand all of what Genesis Noir was trying to accomplish in story, I absolutely understood the emotional journey it took me on. From the joyous beginnings to the urgently depressing ending and even the loneliness, hope, and determination that came after, Genesis Noir is a celebration of humanity, the universe, and of life itself. Genesis Noir is a church for the religious and non-religious alike, and a spiritual experience worth undertaking at any price. Will you traverse time and space for the one you love? Or will you find love among the cosmos along the way? Genesis Noir knows the answer — find out by pursuing this mesmerizing journey on console or PC.

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