Genesis Noir Reviews

Genesis Noir is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Aug 15, 2021

It won't be everyone’s cup of tea with slower pacing and simplistic puzzles, but if you can overlook that then I believe you’ll enjoy Feral Cat Den’s Genesis Noir.

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Worth your time
Apr 1, 2021

Genesis Noir is a game of rare conception and points, unequal execution. It manages to tell a tragic personal story on a universal scale that, in an age of abundance of titles and narratives, manages to stand out with its uniqueness; on the other hand, its choices at the level of interaction seemed trivial and rather superficial.

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Unscored
Apr 17, 2021

A critically intelligent and passionate journey through space and time, Genesis Noir is a stellar example of gaming, noir, and art. A must-play.

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8 / 10
Mar 31, 2021

Experimental and beautiful, Genesis Noir talks about love and beauty in a way not many ways have talked before.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2021

Genesis Noir is a visually spectacular video game with an enthralling, albeit abstract, narrative. While its more gameplay focused segments often bring the game down a notch, whenever Genesis Noir treats the player to one of its lavishly animated cutscenes, it's hard not to salivate at its gorgeous art style. The eclectic mix of sound and visuals create an experience unlike any other in video game history. Genesis Noir is truly unique, and while not always a fun experience, it is by far one of the most mesmerising adventures I've ever had the pleasure of undertaking.

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Recommended
Apr 8, 2021

Feral Cat Den's Genesis Noir is a unique blend of animation, music, and innovation. While it is a simple point-and-click adventure, the story is beautifully told through its stunning presentation. Some of the puzzles might not offer many challenges but the experience is not that you won't soon forget.

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84 / 100
Mar 28, 2021

I still don't know exactly WHAT I played but I know that it was a unique experience. Play Genesis Noir when you really have time for it.

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Apr 4, 2021

Underneath the gorgeous animation and the wonderful jazz music is a journey that lacks substance. Perhaps I'm just the wrong target audience, and loads of other people will find a deeper meaning that I missed entirely within Genesis Noir. It's difficult to review a game this abstract and this artistically focused with any certainty. All I can tell you about is my experience with it, and my experience was of a game that amazed with its visuals but that dragged across its short runtime, that had flashes of real brilliance mixed in with humdrum puzzling and a story that never resonated with me. Since Genesis Noir is on Game Pass, though, it's an enticing prospect, one that I'd recommend checking out if you subscribe to the service because you might just find something that speaks to you. And if you don't, well, all it has cost is a few hours.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2021

This game was not at all what I was expecting, but in a good way. It is definitely not your run-of-the-mill noir drama.There are some truly interesting ideas in here that are presented with a strong scientific basis. As someone who has studied a bit of Astronomy, I was pleased to see such a creative take on cosmological knowledge. For fans of Astronomy, casual adventures, and unique experiences, Genesis Noir is a journey worth taking.

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60 / 100
Apr 2, 2021

If they tell me that they are going to tell me about the Big Bang, the creation, the stars, life, its variables and meanings through a story of a guy who sells watches and watches his girlfriend get shot, it would be totally impossible for me to imagine . And much less in the way of Genesis Noir. I play experience with an art as I have seen very few, and I am not only talking about the world of video games. One button and the mouse / stick and you will move the universe ... literal as well.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2021

Genesis Noir is a curious and highly experimental experience. A surreal universe awaits those who immerse themselves in the game's proposal, which uses a mixture of non-interactive scenes and tactile puzzles to tell a complicated love story. Many exaggerated and impressive moments are scattered throughout the adventure, and the striking visuals and the punctual, but powerful, soundtrack intensify the sensations. However, there are problems, such as very basic puzzles, some confusing passages and an obtuse plot. In the end, Genesis Noir is a brief engaging visual show, basically an interactive film.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2021

Genesis Noir is unlike anything that I’ve ever played before, with its enigmatic tale and stunning presentation really making for something a bit special. Don’t get me wrong, it’s guilty of being a little linear and the lack of dialogue can see the narrative feeling a little bit convoluted in places, yet there’s something so utterly engaging about the experience that it’s hard not to find yourself drawn in from start to end. I said it at the start of the review, and I’ll say it again: Genesis Noir is a really weird game. It’s one that I’m glad I got to experience though, and one that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2021

Still, Genesis Noir deserves commendation for being its own thing, possessing such a clear ambition that drips off of every gorgeous screen. These screen caps here, lush as they are, lack the game’s beautiful sense of motion. Even if you don’t play Genesis Noir yourself, check out a few Let’s Plays to really appreciate the craft. This is a game that will stick in my mind for a long time, its grandeur overshadowing all the moments of annoyance it gave me on the way.

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3 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2021
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Mar 28, 2021

If a great art style and self-indulgent vagueries are all you’re looking for, then Genesis Noir is the game for you. If, however, you’re one of those pesky gamers who expect things to happen for underlying reasons and stories to have characters rather than just a parade of hollow archetypes, there’s nothing here to recommend.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2021

For those that love projects that take a few risks and try to do something different, you’ll find plenty to enjoy here. The imagination and variety on display is frankly phenomenal, and as fan of experiments and risks in this medium, I’m left thoroughly impressed. But if you can slip on a good pair of headphones, and imagine yourself in a smoky jazz club with a drink in hand, I think you’ll have a very good time indeed.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2021

Genesis Noir is unique in the way that it is actually different from anything you consider a video game. The bits that make the full span of the game, at first glance shouldn’t really be part of the same whole but they’ve been put together so masterfully that it works beautifully on both the artistic and the emotional levels and it still feels and plays like a true video game.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2021

The best way to summarize Genesis Noir is that it is an art piece that is only possible in its medium. It is a beautiful experience full of emotional connections, and that is told genuinely and with such intelligence that it is deeply relatable. It is a profound experience and one wholly unique to the industry.

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