Percentile Rank

SUPERHOT is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 117 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 117 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Expansive
Liked
Liked
Sep 4, 2019

Switch tax is a bit of a kick in the teeth for this one considering prices elsewhere and the lack of Labo VR support is a little disappointing, but this might just be the best place to play Superhot where a VR headset isn’t involved.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 25, 2016

Evertyhing really is cooler in slow-mo.

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TechnoBuffalo
Buy
Buy
Feb 25, 2016

To call SUPERHOT compelling would be an understatement. If you like bizarre and novel affairs with equally strange approaches to gameplay, this game should be on your radar. It's a little too brief for my tastes, though there is extra content to pad the experience out beyond the 100 minutes it takes to see the credits.

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The A.V. Club
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 3, 2016

Superhot emulates Hollywood fight scenes by letting you make your own

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Washington Post
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 7, 2016

If you're looking for a soulful, artistic shooter "Superhot" is it.

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The Vertical Slice
A or higher
A or higher
May 3, 2016

The simplicity mixed with the interesting setting and graphics have concocted a wonderful combination that I don't think many people other than the devs or Kickstarter backers even thought possible, and for that we need to commend them. Innovative is one word you could use, but I think it may be too understated. Once you get into SUPERHOT you may not want to put it down, and honestly, I think that's something the creators were striving for.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 25, 2016

SUPERHOT is a game in which time is often frozen but it's a game that allows you to cherish every moment. Time stands still but it's never wasted.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Feb 25, 2016

Digital violence has never been so intoxicating - but there's more here than mere slaughter.

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TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 25, 2016
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Scored Reviews

Total Gaming Network
Digital Chumps
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

Superhot's novel premise is an emphatic transition to its promise; playing Superhot actually feels as awesome and energizing as it looks. Plenty of shooters (and plenty of games) have played with bullet time, stopping time, or some otherworldly manipulation of time, but none have married its passage to movement quite like Superhot. It not only adopts and plays with this idea; it pushes and refines it to its logical extremes by discarding anything that might get in the way.

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CGMagazine
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

It's the most innovative shooter I've played in years.

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Daily Dot
Feb 25, 2016

Every so often a game jam produces something special that is both interesting and commercially viable. A game like Superhot.

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DarkZero
10 / 10
10 / 10
Feb 25, 2016

While it may lack the flamboyant charisma of Hotline Miami, SUPERHOT feels as good in every other regard.

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Softpedia
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

Playing SUPERHOT is fun even when I constantly fail because I know the game is now cheating in any way and that next time I have a chance to be more stylish, better prepared, smarter and faster to reach a new high score in Endless Mode or deal with another of the challenges.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2017

From the opening stages to its thrilling conclusion, every single moment within SUPERHOT is a memorable one. Even a year removed from its initial release, its innovations are unmatched. Even those that aren't typically a fan of the genre owe it to themselves to check out one of the finest games released in years.

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The Jimquisition
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2016

You'll see talk online about how Superhot is "the most innovative first-person shooter I've played in years." It's a phrase people who've played the game keep using, and there's a memetic reason for that -one I won't spoil. I will, however, have to say that I'm on board with the sentiment of the phrase despite any potential ironic usage. Because it is simply true. Superhot is the most innovative shooter I've played in years.

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PSX Brasil
95 / 100
95 / 100
Jul 24, 2017

SUPERHOT is one of the most immersive, creative and fun games made in the last few years, focusing on its strenghts and maximizing everything that it could take out of it. It's one of the examples of how much videogames can deliver unique experiences that are unmatched by other medias.

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USgamer
Feb 26, 2016

It might look like a shooter, but Superhot's unique game mechanic - Time moves when you move - means the game plays out more like a puzzle. You'll punch, slice, and shoot your way through waves of red shapes and feel awesome while doing it. It's over pretty quick, but once you're done, there's still a whole host of challenge levels to tackle.

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Checkpoint
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2016

SUPERHOT is both simple and complex, cold looking yet made with so much love. It is a unique and innovative game. I can't wait to play this in VR, since at it's heart, that platform is where this game belongs. MIND IS SOFTWARE.

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TrueAchievements
May 18, 2016

For several reasons, the game is one of the most innovative shooters in years and should provide players with many hours of entertainment.

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VideoGamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 25, 2016

Sometimes games just feel right, and Superhot is such a game. It takes something familiar and turns it on its head to create what I expect will become an indie classic.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Feb 25, 2016

Part strategy game, part first-person shooter, Superhot is the best take on the violent power fantasy seen in years.

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
NintendoWorldReport

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2019

It's as your in-game friend tells you: you've "never seen anything like it."

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PC Invasion
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 25, 2016

A concise central mechanic, framed by a clever, form-twisting premise and outstanding design in art and sound. Other games wish they could be this cool.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

The slow-motion combat might not be for everyone, but I found it to be just as exciting as any twitch-based shooter. Being in control of the situation at all times is exhilarating, especially when one wrong step could mean certain death. But don't worry, there's plenty of time to choose each step wisely.

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MonsterVine
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Feb 26, 2016

Superhot is sizzling with style and mixes the first-person shooter and puzzle genres in a way that truly feels innovative.

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
GameGrin
Borja 'VodKaVK' Henry Vilar Martos

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2016

The most subversive twist in first-person shooter mechanics, on a par with its minimalistic and powerful visual style, SUPERHOT does not disappoint. Even though the story can be a bit too obtuse at times, the way the game plays out wrap it all up quite nicely, commenting on why we choose first-person shooters so often.

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Polygon
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

Superhot never lets its good looks or cleverness overtake its smart core design

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Luis Alamilla
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2019
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Gaming Tree House
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2017

If you’re looking for a simple, but smart first-person shooter then SuperHot is definitely for you. I haven’t played such an original FPS in a very long time and I will keep coming back to this game for a while to improve my skills and try new things with the different levels.

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We Got This Covered
Feb 25, 2016

Whether you dive into its meta narrative or rehearse the executions of eight ballroom guards for the sixteenth time, Superhot invents a tactical, first-person shooter genre to call its own. Please, Superhot team, I need more.

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2019

One of the most innovative shooters in years is now one of the most innovative shooters on the Switch.

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Gameplanet
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2016

Superhot is a highly effective expression of the gamer's neverending desire to perform cool action, but it also manages to perform some nifty narrative tricks as well. A clever, minimalistic, and totally badass indie gaming highlight.

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Game Debate
9 / 10.0
Game Debate

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2016

Everything about SUPERHOT just feels right, right down to look of its menus and how everything ties together. Equal parts fast & furious and tense & methodical, SUPERHOT is the perfect antidote to the legions of online-focused twitch shooters flooding the market.

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Hu3br
Feb 25, 2015

You may be able to stop time, but we're sure you won't be able to stop playing SUPERHOT.

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GameCrate
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 29, 2016

Superhot is an absolute joy to play, and it includes some great extra modes, neat story twists, and outstanding art. It's a complete package, and even though it's all over rather quickly, it's worth revisiting again and again.

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IGN Italy
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

SUPERHOT is a unique and inventive game, very stylish and with an interesting narration. The campaign is a bit on the short side, but there's a lot of potential for replayability.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2017

SUPERHOT may be a little older than others in your list of recently released games on the PlayStation Store, but for those who have yet to experience it, this title remains a polished gem. The game has a few slight mechanical hiccups, but they pale in comparison to an otherwise solid and unique first-person shooter. DualShockers review of SUPERHOT VR — the PlayStation VR version — will also go live today, July 26, at 12:30 PM Eastern. You can read that review here.

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TechRaptor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

A genius shooter close to rivaling legends, sadly cut down by its minuscule running time.

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PSX Extreme
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2017

Super Hot is a first person shooter unlike any other. It's very narrative driven, mind blowing, fps similar to games such as Portal or The Stanley Parable. It's quite the mind trip and the time driven game mechanic is actually a lot of fun. Just be prepared to run around saying "Super Hot" in your head for the next few days. It's short but sweet and well worth the trip into this virtual world.

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PCMag
Mar 10, 2016

Superhot is a PC-based first-person shooter that offers some of the most unusual, hypnotic gameplay ever seen in the genre.

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GamesRadar+
May 2, 2016

A puzzle game dressed like a twisted, Cronenberg-inspired shooter, Superhot's methodical, slow-motion approach to the genre is as cerebral and deliberate as it is unhinged.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2016

SUPERHOT provides a tremendously innovative deconstruction of the FPS genre. It's easy to be seduced by the simplistic gameplay only to find your hours sucked away by continued play.

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Pure Xbox
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 2, 2016

There are many words that could be used to describe SUPERHOT. Cool, addictive, stylish, fun, enjoyable…take your pick. What the development team have done is take a game mechanic that sounds like an excellent idea on paper and turned it into something special by fleshing out a game around it that does it justice and then layering on different ways of playing in the post-game. It flat out tells you to say this but we'd be saying it anyway: SUPERHOT is one of the most innovative shooters that we've played in years. Absolutely essential.

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SomHráč.sk
85%
85%
Mar 26, 2016

The Polish title SUPERHOT is a clear proof that even a simple idea can produce an excellent game that brings something new to the FPS genre. If you like innovative games, you should include SUPERHOT in your game library. It's an unusual experience that captivates you and won't let go.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

SUPERHOT is a short game, but it's sweet and burns brightly while it's with you. It's inventive, clever, addictive, fun, and yes I'll say it: it's cool.

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Rectify Gaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2016

SUPERHOT is fantastic

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NEOsite
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2017

Idea and execution – for that two things everybody should try SUPERHOT themselves. The only thing I regret is that the campaign makes pretty short experience.

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PC Gamer
84 / 100
84 / 100
Feb 25, 2016

Effortlessly stylish, perhaps to the detriment of substance. But Superhot isn't one to miss.

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ActionTrip
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2016

What the Superhot Team strived to bring us is something different and by almost all accounts they succeeded. This shooter feels unlike anything I've played before and I do wish more games will follow in this example.

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Pure Playstation
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2017

This bullet-dance is a joy to play. Like most things worthy of your time, it's tough to master, but feels damn near rapturous when you do. Whether you choose to play the flat version or the VR version, play this game.

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Video Chums
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2017

Playing Superhot is probably the closest I'll ever come to feeling like James Bond.

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The Games Machine
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2019

SUPERHOT is the most innovative shooter of recent years, even on the Switch.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2016

SUPERHOT VR is a creative game that makes you think about that next move - and then allows you to carry it out in fantastic fashion due to its movement / time-freeze mechanic. Adding the Oculus to mix is just a perfect fit, with great controls and crisp visuals that throw you right into the action.

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Dragnix
82 / 100
82 / 100
Feb 25, 2016
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Toronto Sun
Mar 4, 2016

But these are relatively small nitpicks for a game that's otherwise fun, fresh and full of flair. It's the most innovative shooter I've played in years.

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PCWorld
Feb 25, 2016

Is there enough here? I think so. Superhot is a gimmick game, and it was always going to be a gimmick game. I never expected otherwise. But as far as one-trick ponies go this one is pretty stellar, doing its damnedest to make you feel like the consummate badass and leaving you with all sorts of "That was amazing" moments, feats that could never be pulled off at full-speed. Or, at least, not on purpose. And at two hours it gets in, hits hard, and then knows when to get back out again. A rarity, in games.

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games(TM)
8 / 10
games(TM)
games™ Team

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 28, 2016

A short but uniquely brilliant strategy shooter

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2016

A wonderful experience only marred by its brevity.

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Examiner
Mar 11, 2016

Superhot might not be a FPS in the vein of Call of Duty or Battlefront but it has it's place in the landscape as a thoughtful, interesting, and artistically striking game. It brings unique style, compelling puzzling, and a method of making trial and error engaging that is seldom found in other games. Superhot is one of those rare games that anyone can sit down with, make total sense of, and come away classifying it as a great experience.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 23, 2017

SUPERHOT is excellent. It may lack the physicality of its virtual reality alter-ego, but it makes up for this with a mind-bending story and an on-point menu system. The slow-motion shooting is still super satisfying, and the added locomotion makes for a different kind of cadence to the PlayStation VR version. Buy both editions if you can, as they complement each other nicely and are unmissable in our humble opinion. Now, tell all of your friends…

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Telegraph
Mar 14, 2016

There are speed runs, challenges and endless survival modes to add longevity, but it takes a special kind of game to provide such a lean playtime with such self-assured verve. That is Superhot all over: stylish, confident and perfectly formed.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 21, 2019

Superhot offers a first-person shooter experience unlike any other, and although the main campaign is a little bit on the short side, once you've made it through you'll have dozens of new ways to replay it should you wish. We're not entirely sure why this particular phrase comes to mind, but Superhot is the most innovative shooter we've played in years.

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Slant Magazine
Feb 25, 2016

Its methodical, stop-motion approach to gameplay forces players to be as economical as possible.

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The Skinny
Mar 15, 2016

It may not be the deepest game we've played this month, but it's pretty darn entertaining.

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gameranx
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

I can remember more than one occasion when I literally yelled out loud after I threw my gun into an opponent's face, grabbed his rifle out of midair and shot him with it. It's a game that doesn't need excessive achievements, unlocks, or leveling up, because playing the game well is so much more rewarding than any creeping XP bar could ever be.

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TrustedReviews
Feb 26, 2016

Superhot could well turn out to be the year's most ingenious and influential shooter, transforming each taut action scene into both puzzle and wish-fulfilment spectacle. It's short and can feel proscriptive, with trial and error woven into its DNA, but it'll make your heart race, your adrenaline surge and your mind work a little harder. It's a bold, brief and brilliant blaster.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 28, 2016

A unique shooter that provides a different style from anything you ever experienced. It's addictive and very fun.

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Giant Bomb
Feb 25, 2016

Superhot is an intense and thrilling blend of action and puzzle with a solid bit of narrative to tie its murderous mysteries together into something worth seeing.

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Arcade Sushi
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

SUPERHOT is actually an impressive and interesting puzzle where the solution just happens to be shooting strange red enemies.

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EGM
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 3, 2016

Superhot executes the ideas at its core without flaw, but doesn't step very far outside of those bounds. If you're looking for something to shake up your view of what can be done in a shooter, this is the game for you.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2016

Regardless of the limited content, SUPERHOT is certainly one of the most innovative FPS games I've played in recent years, and well worth playing for anyone who's tired of the same old formula.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2017

A novel and brilliantly executed concept, regrettably dimmed by self-defeating structural choices.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2016

Price and player expectations do matter, and that's forcing me to temper my praise just a bit. Superhot is a game with truly excellent, original mechanics and a core experience that is constantly doing exciting things without wasting a second of your time. If price weren't a factor it would easily get a 9.0 or even higher.

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PS3Blog.net
80%
80%
Aug 1, 2017

SUPERHOT is a great indie release on PS4. The game is highly addictive, and it will keep you playing until the end with its "just one more" draw. It took a handful of gameplay sections for things to "click" for me, but once it did, I couldn't put the controller down until the credits rolled. And once that happens, you'll unlock Endless mode and Challenges, which will test your skills to see if you've really learned everything there is to know about SUPERHOT.

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AR12Gaming
8 / 10
AR12Gaming
Rizentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
May 30, 2016

I recommend this game to anybody who's looking for a completely new style of playing. Even though it suffers from minor lag and a short story, there is definitely more good than bad here.Excellent: SuperHot is packed full of action without any down moments. The mix of exhilarating gameplay and stunning graphics unite to make one of the most unique games on the market so far in 2016.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Feb 25, 2016

Superhot is a fascinatingly unique take on the shooter genre. Its time manipulation mechanics truly alter the gameplay, making it feel more like a puzzle game than a standard shooter. Great visual and audio design push the game to even higher levels, but the experience might feel a bit short for those who aren't total completionists.

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Player.One
May 3, 2016

SUPERHOT on Xbox One is everything that was good about SUPERHOT on PC

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SA Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2017

A pure and exhilarating shooter with its own unique twists, SUPERHOT hits many right notes as you partake in its bullet ballet. However, the game struggles to have any lasting power and you will start to grow tired after you have finished the story and played some of the challenges. It's still fantastic to play when you have some time to kill and the level of satisfaction remains remarkably consistent. SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2017

A uniquely innovative shooter with imagination to spare, there is nothing quite like Superhot.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Feb 26, 2016

The game continues to utilize its brilliant concept, and despite a few shortcomings, this game had me glued to the screen in ways I haven't been engaged in since last year's GOTY contenders.

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The Escapist
Mar 1, 2016

Superhot is a shining example of how to build a game around a single clever game mechanic. Its story mode is short, but the unlockable Endless and Challenge modes provide plenty of worthwhile reasons to go back for more.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 25, 2016

Superhot is a clever blend of shooter and puzzle elements that's driven by a devious, dark narrative.

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High-Def Digest
Mar 5, 2016

'SUPERHOT' is a very accessible arcade game with highly repeatable shooting shenanigans. I can't quite decide if the storyline is trying to be edgy or funny, but it doesn't really work on either level. Thankfully, much of it can be safely ignored in favor of the awesome physics-based gunplay.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

SuperHot uses its time-altering core idea to great effect, creating a puzzle game that forces you to balance slow, thoughtful moves with quick, precise shooting. It's a puzzle shooter that is easy to digest in small does but hard to put down, making the entire mind-bending journey one that will get your adrenaline pumping and brain thinking in equal measure.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 24, 2017

A crafty base concept and careful execution make Superhot one of the most intriguing games to come from the recent class of indie-developed shooters. Its bizarre setting and puzzle-like approach are refreshingly original and hopefully something the team will now expand upon following Superhot's early success.

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Wccftech
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2016

Superhot initially seems like style over substance and as it develops, it proves that this isn't the case. However, it decides to take substance too far which can actively detract from the game. However, the gameplay, great design and added features more than compensate for any detracting factors.

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Fuzzy Pixels
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2016

Slick, stylish, sweet, there are probably more superlatives beginning with S that I could use to describe Superhot but I think you get the idea.

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OnlySP
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2016

Do you want to know what Superhot is? It's pure mind-control and a little bit of the ol' ultra-violence packaged into an addictive game mechanic. It's, well, super-hot.

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Gert Lush Gaming
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2017

You feel like a badass

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Hobby Consolas
78 / 100
78 / 100
Jul 21, 2017

Although it looks like a FPS, Superhot is a puzzle game. The VR experience is great, but the game is too short and sometimes it can be frustrating. Art direction is simple, but works great.

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Kill Screen
78 / 100
78 / 100
Feb 25, 2016

There is no shooter quite as willing to prostrate itself before its audience as SUPERHOT while always reminding them that, no matter how tough the game may make them feel, that same sensation can be stolen from them in a heartbeat.

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Game Informer
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2016

Each level is a tight-knit firefight that unfolds like a classic gun-fu action film

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IGN
7.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

Superhot's clever time-manipulation idea delivers consistently fulfilling challenges by turning blink-of-an-eye action into carefully considered and cautious tactical decisions. It avoids potential one-hit death frustration with quick respawns and deaths that always feel earned and avoidable in hindsight. Its unique brand of puzzles are complemented by simplistic but helpfully high-contrast art and sound design, yet undermined by a tedious, intrusive story and a reluctance to put new game-changing spins on its ideas to extend their lives.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Give it a download even if you’re not into the FPS genre. Above all, Superhot is a title that is about quick thinking and adapting to any situation, even when it goes south.

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
75 / 100
Mar 11, 2016

Superhot is short but full of style and substance, taking an inventive mechanic to its furthest and providing a unique shooter experience. The current offering is slim, but unlike anything else around.

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Stevivor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2016

For how great the core mechanics of Superhot are, I wish there was more to it and much more of it...Superhot leaves plenty on the table, there is more these mechanics can do and for how great the game is it is a shame that it only scratches the surface of its ideas.

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Pixel Dynamo
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

Superhot is a groundbreaking idea wrapped in a slick, minimalist aesthetic. Though its gameplay offers little variety, it is fun and truly unique, and comes at a fair price.

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New Game Network
73 / 100
73 / 100
Feb 26, 2016

Superhot relies heavily on its gameplay, which just happens to be the only part of the experience that is engaging. The rest is a bit uninspired, but if you don't need impressive visuals or a deep narrative, Superhot earns a recommendation.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 15, 2016

The number of abilities successfully translated from "scripted sequences only" to organic gameplay is usually a solid metric of an action game's quality, and by that criteria, SUPERHOT excels. Its intense gameplay and layered narrative will delight fans of both the aggressive and the analytical simultaneously. While a lot of its innovation is clearly untested, its memetic presence is sure to be a talking point among indie fans for a long time to come.

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ZEFGame.ru
7 / 10.0
ZEFGame.ru
ZoDiAKcce
7 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2017

Super Hot wonderful sample of the project originated from a small demo and who has reached his Kickstarter company, and after the release on the PC, thanks to which after 2 years the developers managed to release the game on PS4

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Pixelophobia
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2016

SUPERHOT is a great shooter. A breath of fresh air into the genre. The time moves only when you move which allows you to craft amazing action scenes and progress through story that many may call prophecy.

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GameSkinny
Sep 21, 2016

Superhot's unique and entertaining core mechanic is brought down by its technical and design flaws.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Feb 25, 2016

SUPERHOT is a game with an amazing gameplay mechanic (time), that is also bolstered by an unusual but interesting plot and equally curious art style. Unfortunately, hit detection issues compounded with SUPERHOT's short-lived Story mode meant that once I'd given the additional modes a try, I was quite happy to put SUPERHOT down and move on.

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 7, 2016

Superhot is a welcome surprise for 2016. As one of the more unique FPS games out there, its style will keep you hooked for its duration. It might not have the legs or depth of its competition, but it makes up for that in terms of sheer style.

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We Got This Covered
May 3, 2016

Superhot is a very unique take on the first-person shooter genre, and one that deserves attention. Although it's short and has some issues, it's a welcomed addition to the Xbox One's games library.

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IBTimes UK
May 3, 2016

Once free of the arduous and obnoxious trappings of its main mode of play, Superhot is nothing short of a delight. At its core is a gameplay mechanic that deserves to be revisited, only next time we hope it's all held together significantly better.

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GameSpew
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 26, 2016

With 32 initial levels, 12 challenges, and plenty of opportunity to unlock further maps on Endless mode, the game doesn't just end when you've completed the story

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Gaming Masters
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2016

Superhot is a game that can get very confusing and frustrating at times, but if you persevere with it, you are rewarded with the knowledge that if you were thrown into the matrix tomorrow, you would be able to survive. For now…..

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Gadgets 360
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 7, 2016

So yes, Superhot might be a one trick pony but it plays that one trick well. And while some might take offence to its subversiveness, what with the fact that it's not a first-person shooter but rather a first-person puzzler, the bigger issue lies with the lack of content. Unless you're a completionist, there's very little reason to come back to it when you're done. Considering how cheap other games are on Steam, you could do much better with your money or wait for a sale before picking this up.

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Azralynn
68 / 100
68 / 100
Feb 26, 2016
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Paste Magazine
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2016

Divorced from the need to spotlight its commentary or be clever, Superhot's shootouts make its case better than its narrative layers ever could. Its methodical take on shooter combat forces you to linger on the consequences of your actions without saying a word. And that's all it needed to be. But when it tries to connect the dots for you, it feels overbearing and self-congratulatory, diluting the potency of its novelty.

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ZTGD
6.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
May 12, 2016

I wanted to love Superhot more than I did, but its simplistic design and lack of variety really hurt it, even with its short campaign length. Still, there is nothing like it out there, and I applaud the developer for executing such a unique idea on the first try.

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PushStartPlay
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2017

In short, SUPERHOT, despite claims made by the media, and the PR machine which never sleeps, is nothing more than another bland shooter. It might be clad in white and red colour scheme, and base itself on a largely meaningless gimmick, but besides that, it’s just another first-person shooter, with overly large maps, and way too many enemies.

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GameSkinny
Feb 29, 2016

This innovative indie title gives you a hyper stylized slow motion puzzle/combat combo while stripping out everything else.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 2, 2016

It doesn't push its ideas as far as it should, but this is a cleverly unique puzzle game that turns normal first person shooters on their head.

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