Toren

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

19%

Critics Recommend

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60 / 100
May 28, 2015

Toren is a good story that suffers in the telling, with simplistic platforming that's hampered by a sloppy camera and controls.

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5 / 10
May 11, 2015

Toren shoots for the moon but lands nowhere special.

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6 / 10.0
May 12, 2015

Toren is a very cool concept that's held back by its rough presentation, especially on the PC platform. Truth be told though, I think developer Swordtales should keep making games and simply refine its touch, as the studio clearly has the knack for it.

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May 18, 2015

Regardless of my complaints, Toren still successfully brings home an intriguing experience, rife with beauty and intrigue. Its technical merits or lack thereof may frustrate some, but I feel no worse for wear. If you're looking for a short, colorful adventure to entertain you for a few hours, it's hard to go wrong here. Just watch your step.

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5 / 10
May 13, 2015

There's nothing majorly wrong with Toren. Although barren, its gameplay systems operate well enough, going hand-in-hand with developer Swordtales' minimalist approach. That said, mechanically, it fails to do anything that truly immerses players any more than the game's pretty visuals.

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7 / 10
May 13, 2015

Toren is an experience that's worth at least one run. Then, it gets put up on a shelf like a nice book, where it ends up disappearing alongside the other novels.

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9 / 10.0
May 12, 2015

A beautiful and thought provoking exploration into so many different ideas on life, which can be completed in one joyous, yet bewildering, sitting.

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5 / 10
May 13, 2015

Toren's weak central mechanics, repetitive action, and overall bugginess are mitigated somewhat by its engaging mood and direction.

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May 11, 2015

'Toren's artistic approach is marred by finicky controls, a troublesome camera, and gameplay that feels more like small proofs of concept than a cohesive product.

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80 / 100
May 12, 2015

Toren has great style and a compelling story to tell. Though it's dragged down by its gameplay, it's still far more than worth the asking price for the experience it offers.

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