The Witness header image

The Witness

Thekla Inc.
Jan 26, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

OpenCritic Rating


Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
89 / 100
10 / 10
3 / 5
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
9.3 / 10
9 / 10
8 / 10
Share This Game:

Epic Games Store

The Witness Media

The Witness first official gameplay trailer thumbnail

The Witness first official gameplay trailer

The Witness Screenshot 1
The Witness Screenshot 2

Critic Reviews for The Witness

Big, beautiful and rewarding, Jon Blow's enigmatic puzzle epic is virtuoso game design - and only a fraction too clever for its own good.

Read full review

Blow does it again. Exquisitely layered puzzles populate a world that will keep you guessing.

Read full review


10 / 10.0

The Witness has a power and pull that carried me throughout the more than 40 hours it took to complete it for the first time, and that, even now, beckons me back to confront the mysteries I left unsolved. Its graceful combination of tangible goals, obscurity, and freedom creates ample opportunity for small victories and grand revelations alike. For the most part, its themes weave themselves beautifully throughout the gorgeous world and wide variety of puzzles, but even when it breaks subtlety in favor of a more heavy-handed approach to exposition, it never detracts from the truly fulfilling moments The Witness offers in terms of solving its physical puzzles and unlocking its deepest mysteries.

Read full review

As brilliant as it is infuriating, The Witness' ingenious puzzles all too easily have their shine worn away by length and a constantly extending complexity.

Read full review

Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A colossal achievement in puzzle gaming, with a very cleverly conceived setting and story, but the lack of variety and reward becomes stifling.

Read full review

Fun and inventive challenges wait around every corner. If you want something more than a barrage of thoughtful puzzles (like a story), you should look elsewhere

Read full review

In both structure and detail, The Witness is an original, difficult, and ultimately rewarding puzzle game.

Read full review

The Witness is uplifting and frustrating

Read full review

OpenCritic Coverage

More Free PlayStation Games Are Being Given Away Through the Play at Home Program

More Free PlayStation Games Are Being Given Away Through the Play at Home Program

Sony is giving away a number of games through their Play at Home program

Read more