GNOG

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews
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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 4, 2017

Bizarre, abstract, and completely beautiful. GNOG's puzzles aren't difficult but they are strangely entrancing, especially in VR.

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7.8 / 10.0
May 4, 2017

Gnog is a relaxing puzzle experience. None of the boxes make your brain hurt, but each offers a rewarding set of engaging tasks

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8 / 10.0
May 1, 2017

While a few of the levels feel mechanically underdeveloped or otherwise don't quite reach their full potential, these lesser puzzles tend to make up for their shortcomings with a strong audio-visual theme or an entertaining premise. And although GNOG is brief enough to be a single-sitting game, that length feels about right, give or take another puzzle or two to really round out the package. Most everything is well-thought-out, polished, and delightful, so even with those quibbles, there's a lot to love.

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May 3, 2017

GNOG is thus an imaginative, worthwhile creation, unlikely to win over non-puzzle fans but certain to at the very least charm most everyone else. If you do own PlayStation VR, my gut tells me you'll want to experience GNOG regardless. If not, its mere $15 asking price is, in my view, still plenty justified.

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8 / 10
May 3, 2017

There's nothing quite like GNOG out there in design terms , with each monster puzzle box giving the impression of being a toy. The VR aspect is a really nice option that enhances the experience too. However, while GNOG looks and sounds great, it doesn't generally offer much difficulty, instead happy to almost point out the answers to you. A charming but short and simple puzzle game, it's nice and accessible to everyone.

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Unscored
Aug 12, 2018

Gnog is an extremely relaxing game about fiddling with surreal puzzle boxes. Its short length is well worth the price of admission. Buy it.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 9, 2017

GNOG is a game that defies explanation. It is a weird, abstract puzzle game that has a sense of play and about it, but ultimately leaves you wanting a little more.

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Unscored
Jul 17, 2018

It's just simply a wonderful creation that you absolutely should buy and play. It's brief – the nine levels will perhaps take you a couple of hours – but a splendid couple of hours they are. Daft, fun, exuberant and very pretty, it captures a sense of joy like little else.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2018

GNOG is something of a "mechanical" puzzle game in that you solve the puzzles by manipulating various switches, knobs, sliders, and buttons, but the overall experience goes far beyond that. With a trippy art style reminiscent of the LSD-enhanced art of the 1960's and a unique musical sound, GNOG is a game that doesn't take itself too seriously and encourages you to just play with it, and maybe even solve a puzzle now and then.

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7 / 10
May 3, 2017

More a nifty little virtual reality experience than a game but with an almost overwhelming amount of charm, GNOG is delightful. While it by no means feels like a full-sized title, that doesn't mean it isn't fun. It may not take you too long to see all that it has to offer, but it's still an absolutely beautiful game that you'll want to get lost in.

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