Theseus

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

57

Top Critic Average

19%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews
Sort by: Page 1 of 3
4.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2017

Theseus feels like a small-team effort, and a middle-of-the-road one at that. The myth-turned-game concept is smart, but the execution and scope aren't where they need to be.

Read full review

5 / 10
Jul 26, 2017

Short and succinct, there's nothing about Theseus I strongly disliked. That said, beyond the occasional picturesque moment, there isn't a lot here worth shouting about either. It succeeds in bringing a brutal slice of mythology to life, but lacks the depth or impact of similar action adventure games, putting too much emphasis on style and presentation.

Read full review

6 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2017

Too short, linear, and with a limited gameplay. Theseus has many flaws, but the atmosphere, graphics and the excellent VR management are worth not to be underestimated.

Review in Italian | Read full review

80 / 100
Oct 12, 2017

Theseus is a very entertaining and interesting VR game. The use of the third-person perspective in VR elevates the game and creates a fulfilling and unique experience. While the combat can be lackluster and constant camera changes feel unnecessary and bothersome, the narrative holds it together and makes Theseus better than many other PSVR titles.

Read full review

4 / 10
Jul 25, 2017

Ariadne wouldn't fall in love with Theseus in this state, but Forge Reply's virtual reality adaptation of a classic story isn't an unmitigated disaster. The combat and platforming disappoints and there's not enough meat on the release's bones, but it proves that third-person adventures can work with PlayStation VR – and it looks pretty nice to boot. It's a bit of a missed opportunity, then, as there is value in what's presented here – it's just far, far too expensive to recommend and isn't as fun as it should be to play.

Read full review

8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2017

Theseus is a terrifyingly atmospheric adventure that is well worth experiencing for owners of PSVR.

Read full review

5 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2017

There's a lot of potential to really have Theseus be a great adventure, but it ends before you can get invested at all, a slow burn with an all too rapid conclusion. It feels like the whole middle part of the game is missing, with a long intro leading right into the climax. If it hadn't played like a bad PS2 game. If it had been longer. If I had been less railroaded. If there had been a more meaningful buildup of the intriguing narrative. So many elements came together — or rather failed to coalesce — that make Theseus a less than memorable virtual reality experience, which is disappointing as I would love to have an engaging reason to play a unique virtual reality take on Greek mythology. Theseus just isn't it.

Read full review

6 / 10
Aug 18, 2017

Theseus is a cinematic VR experience for the PlayStation VR, but is over all too soon. The atmosphere inside the labyrinth and beyond is incredible, you really need to see it, but the puzzles and exploration feel quite linear. Combat isn't overly complicated, but fighting multiple creatures at once can lead to frustrating deaths. There is a second ending in the game if you are able to locate all of the corpses scattered throughout.

Read full review

2.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2017

The developer delivered bland and boring game with misused VR technology. Do yourself a favor and don't even touch it.

Review in Polish | Read full review

5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2017

Theseus hides some good ideas, but a boring and repetitive gameplay, along with an outdated technology and a questionable use of the PS VR, prevents it from being a good game.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Sort by: Page 1 of 3