Shape of the World

Plug In Digital

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
69
Top Critic Average
40%
Critics Recommend
Based on 35 critic reviews
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Shape of the World

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 5, 2018
Xbox OneJun 5, 2018
PCJun 5, 2018
Nintendo SwitchJun 5, 2018

Publisher: Plug In Digital

Genre: Adventure

The world that grows around you... The environment and flora constantly flourish and fade as you wander in Shape of the World, a serene and surrealist first-person explorer. You’ll travel through dream-like forests, aquatic caves and peaceful shores accompanied by psychedelic wildlife. No ticking clock or hidden perils laying in wait will prevent you from enjoying your journey... A couple of hours escape from work, anxiety and stress.

Game Features

First-person explorer:
Unwind as you wander at your own pace in surreal environments that beckon you to explore, hinting at distant landmarks and encouraging you to delve deeper into the woods.

Play with an organic and mysterious ecosystem:
Interact with graceful animals, ephemeral flora, and intriguing monoliths. Your actions will alter the world you discover in vibrant and unexpected ways, leaving you wondering what will happen with each path you forge and every hollow you stumble upon.

A living world:
The forest only materializes as you move through it and regrows anew as you pass through areas you’ve previously explored. The handcrafted world offers you landmarks and familiar terrain to guide you through to the end of your trip.

A dynamic soundtrack that responds to the player’s travels:
The audio shifts along with the visuals, providing an enveloping aural experience to match your psychedelic journey and amplify your immersion.

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TheSixthAxis

5 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Shape of the World isn't a bad game, it just never quite hits its stride in the way a game like this needs to.

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GamingTrend

85 / 100
GamingTrend

Shape of the World is a feast of color, sound, and design. It manages to be both serene and occasionally challenging, wondrous and abstract, and has surprising depth, considering that your only goals are to wander around and collect natural trinkets as you go. It's a perfect game for those who want to get lost in a minimalist wonderland of imagination.

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COGconnected

55 / 100
COGconnected

It is certainly a pretty game. The minimalist polygon planes are very evocative, the sound design is lovely, and the abundant bloom lighting creates a mood. There's sort of a goal (get to the next triangle) and when you achieve it, the art style shifts. But I didn't really find it relaxing, I found it boring. And I never got over feeling perplexed.

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Push Square

7 / 10
Push Square

What started out as a Kickstarter three years ago, Shape of the World is an impressive accomplishment.

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