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Swim Out

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

36%

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Based on 11 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCSep 14, 2017

Developer: Lozange Lab

Publisher: WhisperGames

Genres: Puzzle, Strategy

Dive into the relaxing and refreshing atmosphere of Swim Out, a strategic, turn-based puzzle game, that will transport you into a sunny day by the swimming pool, the river or the sea. Plan each of your strokes wisely and be sure to never cross any other swimmer's path if you want to peacefully enjoy the sea view on a cosy chaise-longue. Over 100 levels nestled in carefully crafted landscapes, soothed by the sound of seagulls, frogs or water splashes. 7 chapters combining : 12 different types of swimmers : each with their own way of moving around, ranging from the simple breaststroke swimmers to the more complex divers or cheeky water-bombing kids 12 different objects to interact with : buoys, fins, water guns, you can even ride a kayak! 6 disruptive environmental elements like waves, crabs or jellyfish that will give your brain a workout until you swim out!
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Swim Out is simple and unambitious but that doesn't mean it cannot provide some hours of fun. While its minimal aesthetics and lack of plot show right away that this game is not trying to set a new landmark in storytelling, its contents and unusual approach to puzzle games are worthy of praise and can most definitely be of use to players looking for a simple and direct game of this kind.

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Pacing issues notwithstanding, Swim Out succeeds when played for a few minutes here and there. It's non-linear nature (and lack of a timer) allows you to take your time with each puzzle, and easily move on to another. Puzzle enthusiasts will get a good Nintendo Switch game at a fair price, one that will exercise their brains. Just make sure to wait 30 minutes after eating before playing.

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Tracey
8 / 10
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Swim Out is a fun puzzle game with a minimalist art style that is easy to recommend.

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It's not high-octane or revolutionary fare by any means, but Swim Out has a quiet beauty that gives it more in common with chess than Tetris, and that sort of thing is hard to come by nowadays.

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