Contrast

Rating Summary

Based on 46 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

9%

Critics Recommend

Based on 46 critic reviews
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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2013

Despite these setbacks, Contrast crafts an amazing world and continuously invents clever new ways for you to interact with it. The story is fantastic, bolstered by strong voice performances and a jazzy soundtrack that nails the mood. Few games can consistently grab your attention and wow you with each passing moment like Contrast can.

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Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Jul 3, 2014

The platforming segments are often very creative, just not as smooth or fluid as I would have liked. Thankfully these elements, while gamifying the experience, are not the highlights of this show. The very human interactions starring a variety of flawed people through the eyes of an innocent girl who is slowly having her views of the world stripped away and altered are what make Contrast stand out. As a game Contrast works, but has a few flaws. As a creative narrative, Contrast succeeds on almost every front.

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8 / 10
Jun 3, 2015

Overall, the game is still highly recommended, either for people that love unique platformers or well told stories.

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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2013

Contrast is a game full of heart, beauty, and at least a few excellent puzzles.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2013

Lovely story and atmosphere marred by bad pacing and some broken puzzles

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2013

Contrast is an intriguing and enjoyable title with a host of good gameplay ideas, fantastic visuals, beautiful music and an interesting and heartfelt story that succeeds in spite of its occasional technical problems and short length.

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Nov 14, 2013

You've always got to look out for the attractive ones. Contrast is a bit of a hot mess -- kind of like the bumbling Johnny Fenris in its core. Rife with bugs and prone towards glitching in the worst possible ways, Compulsion Games' pretty little title can and will outrage. If you're willing to overlook the brokenness of its platforming, Contrast is dazzling in almost every other capacity.

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Nov 17, 2013

Contrast is best when the story and the puzzles complement each other, like the platforming sections of the Lighthouse later in the game. Though short, Contrast can be replayed to get all the collectibles and is worth a look for the way the story and gameplay integrate, even if at times it's a little rough around the edges.

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Nov 15, 2013

While the story is good fun, and the mechanical conceits awesome, Contrast's puzzles just aren't as hard as they need to be

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7 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2013

Contrast works as a bite size game, and Compulsion Games were clever enough to realise that. It's a neat little puzzle platformer with a very interesting premise. It doesn't amaze, but it does satisfy. If you've got a couple of hours to spare and looking for something a little taxing but won't strain your brain tissue too much.

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