Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy Reviews

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Travis Northup
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2023

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy sequel is a superb puzzle platformer that sticks close to the series’ playbook.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Aug 30, 2023

A highly competent platform puzzler that's starting to play things a little too safe, especially as it refuses to address long-standing issues like the bland combat.

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8 / 10
Sep 18, 2023

If you've enjoyed the Trine series up to this point then you are in for a treat, Trine 5 is by far the best entry yet, offering puzzles that are phenomenally inventive and an utter delight to solve. If you haven't taken the plunge yet with Trine, then now is the perfect chance. If only we could ditch the combat and have twice the puzzles, then truly would Trine reach co-op puzzling perfection.

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9 / 10
Sep 1, 2023

Although I did experience some technical issues during cutscenes, like screen-tearing and occasional audio glitches, the rest of the journey went off without a hitch. The comedic story and dialogue are delivered with just the right amount of wit and whimsy, with zany characters that are brought to life with solid vocal performances. While the combat leaves some room for improvement, the dynamic puzzles, inventive hero skills, and visual splendor more than make up for its minor shortcomings. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the Trine series or simply have a penchant for co-op puzzles and are looking for a new challenge, Trine 5 does not disappoint.

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7.8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2023

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy does not propose anything truly innovative for the series, but what Frozenbyte proposes is solid enough and the small innovations are still pleasing.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2023

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is just as beautiful as the series ever was, and the same charm is present and correct, but it's definitely beginning to wear a little thin.

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8 / 10
Aug 29, 2023

The game takes the familiar formula of the series, featuring compelling puzzles, chaotic combat, and perfect presentation, and sticks by it. With a whole new campaign and a wide variety of fresh and familiar abilities, Trine 5 appeals to series fans both new and old.

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Aug 29, 2023
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8.1 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2023

A "more of the same" that surely will not disappoint fans. Although a few small innovations can be glimpsed, Trine 5 does not change the cards much and offers the classic mix of platforming and physics-based environmental puzzles. Very enjoyable in single player, even more fun in co-op, but the series is beginning to feel the need for a real evolution.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2023

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is a decent culmination of the series. The game offers plenty of mind-bending puzzles and still respects its platforming roots. While the combat still feels somewhat clunky, the game's visuals and puzzle difficulty more than makeup for it. The game is much more enjoyable with friends as they can solve puzzles more inventively.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2023

Trine 5 has no reason to exist. I was shocked when the series progressed past the third entry. Still, I get excited whenever a new entry drops. I find the ten-hour campaigns a blast to play solo and even more enjoyable when friends are added to the mix. This is just a game that knows what it is and rarely tries to be anything else. I think they should dial back progression and combat and focus more on the puzzle solving mechanics as they are clearly the highlight of these games every single time. Definitely recommend this one, it was a blast to play in between so many serious open world games.

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8 / 10
Aug 29, 2023

Trine 5 hasn't changed all that much from its predecessors, which is more of a good thing than it is bad. At its heart, this is still a gorgeous, remarkably charming, and challenging puzzle platformer that features some of the best environment design in the business. On the other hand, combat still represents a notable low point of the experience despite efforts to tweak it, but this isn't enough of a drawback that it ruins the overall game. It goes without saying that if you liked any of the previous Trine games, you'll love what Trine 5 brings to the table-we'd argue that this offers the most polished and honed version of the series' traditional gameplay. Trine 5 is an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a chill puzzle game of reasonable length, it's got a lot of heart and is definitely worth your time.

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85 / 100
Oct 23, 2023

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is a perfect continuation in the saga. A title that knows where it comes from and where it wants to go and that allows the franchise to take a step forward in the right direction. An even bigger game, longer and full of well-designed and posed challenges and puzzles.

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TechRaptor
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2023

Trine 5 offers yet more of the same, and while it's got some great puzzles and beautiful visuals, its obvious setting and overlong runtime start to grate after a while.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2023

Despite feeling a bit more streamlined and simplistic than its predecessors, Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is another solid entry into the franchise.

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GamingBolt
Usaid
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2023

Trine 5 treads the same ground as its predecessors and falls prey to the same shortcomings, but it's a solid co-op puzzler that has some gorgeous visuals and is a great time.

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8.4 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2023

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is a good contender for being the best title in this renowned series, thanks to the introduction of multi-phase boss battles and new abilities for our heroes.

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78 / 100
Aug 29, 2023

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy continues to push the series back to its former glory. While the combat engine still needs some work, the platforming and puzzles will challenge both your mind and reflexes in satisfying ways. For a fifth entry, it's nice to see the series still trying to produce compelling magical adventures.

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PSX Brasil
TheTreeble
Top Critic
85 / 100
Aug 29, 2023

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is largely more of the same and we love it for just that. Players well acquainted with the adventures of Zoya, Pontius and Amadeus know exactly what to expect and will surely leave satisfied. For those who do not know, here is the chance to embark on a magical world full of puzzles. The experience is even better when shared with friends, whether it's at the local co-op or online.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2023

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy perfected series' formula. I don't think that potential Trine 6 can do something better. The only way forward is to do something different.

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