FRACT OSC

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Apr 21, 2014

If you do like games that challenge you to work out the rules for yourself, to find the edges of the world by falling over them, then Fract is a unique and often remarkable experience, best savoured in the dark at full volume. Go on, get lost.

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62 / 100
May 2, 2014

Fract OSC's puzzles are often too few and far between the open-world wandering, and the music integration does little to stir the soul.

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GameSpot
Nick Capozzoli

Top Critic

6 / 10
Apr 27, 2014

Fract OSC's chorus soars, but its verse languishes.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2014

Fract is lonely, but it's also the best seat in the house

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Apr 20, 2014

If you're in ownership of functioning eyes and ears, then you owe it to yourself to play this game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2014

Seeing the world fill up with sound and color is an amazing sight and it's something that should be experienced by all regardless of your level of music skill.

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Unscored
Apr 29, 2014

The game ultimately falls between the stools, being neither quite mischievously obscure art game nor ingenious pure puzzler. But what it has is marvel – momentary, perhaps, in comparison to the game's overall length, but rare enough in itself. Surely that fleeting experience alone is worth a look and a listen.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 21, 2014

While Fract OSC is probably squarely in the 'not for everyone' category, those interested in a unique, music-centric experience with a healthy dose of exploration and obscure puzzles should definitely check out what this one has to offer.

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5 / 10.0
May 1, 2014

At its best, Fract is a wonderful celebration of a videogame's capacity to ignite your senses. At its worst, it can be a downright chore.

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3.5 / 5.0
Apr 23, 2014

It's hard to wholeheartedly recommend Fract OSC, because while technically it does everything well, something in it doesn't quite gel in the way one would hope.  It's a beautiful game with a unique art style, a nicely intricate world to explore, and some good puzzles to solve, but somehow it also ends up being a bit aimless and sterile.

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