Genesis Noir

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

61%

Critics Recommend

Based on 28 critic reviews
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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

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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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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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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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