The Turing Test Reviews
The Turing Test delivers not just a worthwhile game but an amazing story that will sit with you long after the credits.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with The Turing Test and have no complaints about it.
An excellent game visually, mechanically and with it’s strong story and acting, this should be in your libraries.
There are few things I love more in video games than when a developer questions real world morality within the narrative of their game. Bulkhead Interactive does this magnificently in The Turing Test.
The Turing Test will be compared to other games of similar structure, such as Portal, just by the nature of using a contraption to solving room puzzles. Although the narrative is one of the game’s main focus, and you need to be sure to complete the game to experience the entire story, the puzzles are sublime. Plentiful and varying, each set of new puzzles adds new and engagement elements to solving the puzzles, such as moving platforms, harnessing the power of magnetism, and using different types of energy spheres. On the downside, the Xbox One version of the game does have slight hitches and longer loads than I would have liked before each puzzle. I should note that while not all puzzles have a long load before them, enough did to warrant a footnote in the review.
It’s a great game and even better, an excellent puzzle game. However, puzzles aren’t the be all and end all; the narrative is enthralling, mysterious and intriguing – any sci-fi lovers out there will find a good story here. There’s some seriously thought-provoking dialogue and moments in the game that I hope you take the time to experience The Turing Test for yourself – it shouldn’t be missed!
My initial review upon finishing the game consisted of 3 words – BUY THIS NOW. Sadly though I don’t think that would have been published so I’ve tried to explain why I thought that in the words in the review. I’ve played quite a few games in my 46 years on the planet and this one is one of the best.
Special credits for the sound dev’s and the voice actors, they turn The Turing Test into something better than good. They really learned from the feedback from Pneuma and delivered something really outstanding.
It succeeds in both its puzzles and story, and emerges as one of the nicest surprises of the year
If you're hankering for a first person puzzler and/or you're a sci-fi nut, then you will probably love The Turing Test.
The Turing Test strikes an impressive balance between Portal and Planet of the Apes that will keep players blasting through test chambers in search of more answers.
The Turing Test does exactly what the title states, it provides you with many hours of logically challenging puzzles as you discover the tense secrets found within the facility.
The Turing Test, despite being four years old, still holds up and makes for a perfect Nintendo Switch puzzler
It’s easy to say that The Turing Test gets a passing grade. Lots of thought has clearly gone into how the story plays out, while the puzzles are designed to teach the player without overtly telling you how a new gameplay mechanic works. Little details at the end of each zone and side puzzle flesh out just what’s going on, while the puzzles will test your logical thinking. It’s not without its flaws, but it’s certainly worth a look at for those wanting to scratch that First Person Puzzle itch.
The mechanics are fun and narration is interesting, but the puzzle design is quite basic and the end result is a fun but limited puzzle game.
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And with a fascinating narrative that explores themes few games have ever touched, you’ll be constantly enthralled by the philosophical debates between a human and an AI just as often as you’ll be frustrated by a puzzle for designing around the simple solution you had in your head.
The Turing Test is a fantastic casual game with a lot of characters. It fits a very specific style and genre, though, and may understandably be hard for some to find fun if they don't already have a kind of preference or admiration for them. A single playthrough will take roughly 4-5 hours to complete, and replay value depends mostly on personal preference, long-term memory, and the time in-between plays. There's little in terms of negativity; only some small graphical aspects (in an otherwise beautiful yet simple environment), and a story that you have to receive in portions. If it sounds like your style and/or genre, then it's a must play, sooner or later.
A sleek, shiny FPS puzzler that overcomes the limitations of its gameplay with some accessible conundrums and an interesting tale.
Whether you’re in it for the gameplay or find yourself drawn in by the looming mystery that steadily simmers over in due course, The Turing Test (minus the occasionally hard-to-decipher audio) is a smartly-structured and delicately-arranged puzzle game that knows its boundaries and leaves it to the player to fill in the missing gaps.