ChromaGun

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2017

Chromagun is videogame love letter to Portal, with an entirely different and unique puzzle mechanic. It may have made a bad first impression in its pre-release version, but eventually won me over. It's a game I have a lot of confidence in recommending to puzzle game fans.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2017

Overall, ChromaGun is a charming puzzle game with all the wits and humour of its bigger ‘stepbrother', Portal.

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Jan 22, 2018

Yes, you could easily dismiss this as 'just another Portal clone', but it's more than that - it uses its own original gameplay mechanics to provide some genuinely thoughtful, tricky puzzles. Until the Portal games show up on the Nintendo Switch eShop (which is unlikely, I might add), ChromaGun is a great addition to the console's library that will help fill that void.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

ChromaGun is the absolute standard of a puzzle game done right. While it's not on the same level as Portal 2 or The Witness, it is an absolutely solid puzzle game. It's fun, it's challenging, and it's not frustrating, which is something that a lot of puzzle game's do wrong. It is an absolutely terrific piece of art that deserves to be played by anyone that even remotely enjoys puzzle games. At $14.99, you'll be getting the game for a steal, and I would absolutely recommend it at that price. While the game may fall a bit short in the story and replayability department, there is no denying that ChromaGun is one of the finer games in pool of bad puzzle games.

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8 / 10
Jan 22, 2018

Despite feeling a little too short in all, there's no denying the satisfying allure of ChromaGun's first-person puzzlery. More a hat-doffing love letter to Portal than a clone, it offers a unique experience on Switch - one sure to having many a cheek flushed with happy colours.

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8 / 10
Aug 23, 2017

We enjoyed our time with the game thanks to its interesting premise and its colorful puzzles, but do feel that at times it is a bit harsh with players. You will be punished for your mistakes, so be ready for that! This is a solid first effort, and we look forward to seeing what the team can do with the premise if they get to work on a sequel.

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Aug 16, 2017

If you fancy something a little different, want to grab a shed load of Gamerscore and find yourself constantly harking back to the days of Portal, then this is the one for you.

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79 / 100
Jan 22, 2018

Clever color mixing puzzler, which convinces with many new ideas and exciting puzzle mechanics, but weakens on the narrative level.

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75 / 100
Aug 2, 2017

Your color mixing produces clean, gorgeous results that feel like they should be on the set of some ultra-modern music video.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2017

ChromaGun is a fun and challenging first person puzzle game that achieves what it set out to be. The game constantly kept challenging me to think in new ways on how to mix the colors and use what I had at my disposal in order to reach my goal. I wasn't fond of having to replay portions though every time I made a mistake and I made a lot as a got further and further into the game. If you can look past that and are a fan of puzzle games ChromaGun is a must play in my opinion.

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