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The Turing Test

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Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 23, 2017
Xbox OneAug 30, 2016
PCAug 30, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Bulkhead Interactive

Publisher: Square Enix

Genre: Adventure

The Turing Test is a challenging first-person puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. You are Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) sent to discover the cause behind the disappearance of the ground crew stationed there. Upon arrival a series of puzzles awaits you – tests which, according to the station’s AI, Tom, can only be solved by a human. These puzzles have apparently been set by the missing ground crew – but why have they created them and what are they hiding from? In an evolving story based on mankind’s instinctual need to explore, protect and survive, you’ll delve deeper into Europa’s ice crusted-core and discover that the lines between man and machine begin to blur. Armed with the Energy Manipulation Turn (EMT), solve puzzles to open the way forward as you learn the true cost of human morality.

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A playful examination of the relationship between human and machine, and a focused, entertaining puzzler.

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As someone who loves games like Portal and The Witness, The Turing Test definitely scratched that familiar puzzle itch, even if it fails to scratch more than the surface of most of its ideas. Its mechanics are solid but largely unoriginal, and its themes and world-building are genuinely great. And while it never reaches the originality and heights of its inspirations, it still manages to deliver an interesting world with one heck of a twist.

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The comparisons to Portal are many, and obviously intentional, but this smart and ambitious first person puzzler is no mere clone.

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It succeeds in both its puzzles and story, and emerges as one of the nicest surprises of the year

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