Percentile Rank

Asemblance is ranked in the 15th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

58

Top Critic Average

24%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

The Vertical Slice
A-
A-
Jun 24, 2016

This game is by all means not perfect, but what it gets right is exactly what it’s going for. It’s there to confuse you, to point you in the right direction, to drip out info while still giving you a lot to examine. I feel like sometimes it uses us against ourselves, even when it doesn’t expect us to.

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VideoGamer
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 21, 2016

At the moment Asemblance is an interesting diversion, but it promises to be much more. Whether it fulfils that promise will depend on what mysteries can be solved.

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Washington Post
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 23, 2016

Prospective players should be ready to look outside the game for solutions — there are online images to consider, timestamps to mull over, a reddit thread to consult, and even emails — actual emails — to send.

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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Jun 30, 2016

To call Asemblence an unorthodox game would be an understatement; it’s a game that throws convention off a cliff. I doubt many would find it fun, or even satisfying in a traditional sense, but it's a game that pushes the boundaries of what a game can be – that questions our most basic assumptions of the medium, and that is something we desperately need.

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PushStartPlay
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2016

A great introduction into the ''Walking Simulator' genre, with a low price point, and satisfying amount of content.

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TheXboxHub
Feb 1, 2018

Asemblance is a very short and very sweet game. It is confusing, weird and tense, but I still love it.

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Bit Cultures
78%
78%
Jul 19, 2016

The world creation is where this game shines. The limited amount of areas is full of small details. When looking at random documents and reading them, they’ll have actual information – not just gibberish to make it look like a document was written without any real content.

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2016

The fact of the matter is, there aren’t a ton of experiences like this around on PlayStation 4 (perhaps with the exception of SOMA): puzzle-driven psychological thrillers are fairly scarce. And though the puzzles aren’t as rewarding or playful as The Witness, a small collection of my friends have been spit-balling theories and ideas back-and-forth for the past couple of days in  an attempt to unravel the last mystery. For $9.99, it is an experience I highly recommend trying out, even with its faults and being for a niche audience.

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AusGamers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2016

If you stick with it, will leave you genuinely interested in the next instalment.

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WellPlayed
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2016

The game’s emotive soundtrack and intriguing premise outshines its often repetitive gameplay, resulting in an experience well worth its bargain price

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 5, 2016

Asemblance delivers an intriguing narrative based around a time looping mechanic, and makes a lot out of very little. The game may not have many environments to explore, but each one is carefully layered and crafted to allow the story to emerge at whatever pace you're able to keep up with. It helps that the title has genuinely interesting – and, oftentimes, unnerving – ideas, which, when paired with the menacing music, makes for an engaging experience.

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GameSpew
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 27, 2016

The build-up in Asemblance’s mysterious psychological nature is so well done that the final pay-off being so difficult only ends up leaving a bad taste in your mouth

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Everyeye.it
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 4, 2017

Asemblance tells us a surreal story, full of mystery and suspense: a short but intense psychological horror game, in which the gameplay comes second.

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TechRaptor
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2016

I believe that Asemblance caters to a very specific niche of gamers. If you love tearing apart a game and trying to figure out how every little secret and every item placement is relevant to the grand scheme of things and you really love a complicated ARG, then this is the game you need in your life. Everyone else will probably only be confused and frustrated.

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GameSpot
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jul 7, 2016

Asemblance promises plenty of drama, but can’t deliver.

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TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jun 21, 2016

Some parts of the Asemblance are executed incredibly well, but having clocked in at just over an hour, it’s a tough one to recommend. Those who enjoy tearing apart this specific type of interactive thriller will have a ball searching every detailed nook and cranny for fresh clues, while the majority of gamers simply “won’t get it”. Either way, we’re intrigued to see where Nilo goes next and whether its ambitions for a landmark narrative series can actually materialise.

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GameZone
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2016

Asemblance takes inspiration from the likes of PT, The X-Files and The Twilight Zone and brings them together in a package that hints at a franchise with a future that's bigger than what it currently offers.

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Azralynn
48 / 100
48 / 100
Jun 22, 2016
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Destructoid
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2016

It's just a shame there isn't way more game here. If this truly is the start of a franchise, I'd potentially be up for more titles, but I can't deny how much this sparse pilot entry leaves me wanting.

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God is a Geek
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2016

The here and now of Asemblance leaves you with more questions than answers, and not in the way Nilo intended.

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TrueAchievements
Feb 12, 2018

Asemblance is the type of game worth rooting for because it dares to try things in its own unique way.

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Twinfinite
2 / 5.0
2 / 5.0
Jun 21, 2016

Asemblance seems to be trying to posit a number of thought-provoking questions to the player, but neither the narrow gameplay nor the convoluted narrative articulates this message effectively, and the result is a diluted experience that is over before it began. Hopefully Nilo Studios has the opportunity to deliver more fulfilling and expansive episodes to the series in the future, but this first outing doesn’t inspire too much confidence.

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Video Chums
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2016

I applaud Nilo Studios for trying something different, their outstanding quality of graphics and sound, and for creating something that forces the player to think outside of the confines of the average video game.

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