Flood of Light Reviews

Flood of Light is ranked in the 44th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2018

For some, Flood of Light will be a relaxing, thought-provoking puzzler perfect for a rainy day. For others its slow pace, frustrating collectibles and difficulty will mean reaching for another title instead.

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50 / 100
Feb 22, 2019

Flood of Light is a passable title for those that are hankering for a few hours of puzzle solving. While repetitive settings and cumbersome controls hamper the overall experience, there's enough here to justify the $4.99 price tag.

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6 / 10
Aug 22, 2018

Followers of melancholic-looking puzzle titles who like to sit down and cosy up on a rainy Sunday afternoon and test their brain with some slow-paced, solo gaming sessions will want to give this one a spin. The title does a good job of churning out challenges that will keep you entertained for hours at a time. However, if a deep story that whisks you off your feet with a meaningful narrative, tight plot and likeable characters is more your bag, then Flood of Light isn't the title for you. We recommend spending your cash on something like Candle: The Power Of The Flame to scratch your 2D Puzzler itch.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

Flood of Light is a brain-teasing, puzzling, platformer that will give you hours of enjoyment and brain pains, in a good way. You will feel yourself being tested as you go from level to level, and you will feel good about solving these puzzles when you are done.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2018

While touchscreen use is possible, this game is best enjoyed as a handheld game as it's easy to switch between controls and feel the light use of the Switch's HD rumble. The mechanics are explained and demonstrated very clearly to get players started, but it's important to think outside the box as the puzzles increase in difficulty. It's easy to feel frustrated for a while on a certain area, but once you strike on the solution, the game feels wonderfully satisfying.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2018

Flood of Light is an engaging puzzle game with a great atmosphere and relaxing soundtrack. There's enough difficulty in it to satisfy those looking for a challenge, and the well-designed puzzles should satisfy most fans of the genre.

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Jan 25, 2019

Flood of Light is a charming and very relaxing puzzle experience that will keep you engaged for a handful of hours as you try to lower the water level of a city abandoned by its people. Sure, it has a minimal story that is told by the robots you meet and the letters you collect from the mailboxes you search, but the solid difficulty curve for puzzles and its simple gameplay mechanics will keep you coming back for more.

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Matt C.
Top Critic
Aug 24, 2018

Even if puzzle games aren't your thing, it's worth fighting through its obstacles and frustrations—or using a guide to carry you through, which I ended up resorting to—in order to experience Flood of Light's beautiful, melancholic yet hopeful vision of a post-climate change world.

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Sep 5, 2018

Whenever you want to play a laidback yet undeniably challenging puzzler, Flood of Light will certainly do the trick.

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70 / 100
Sep 27, 2018

Flood of Light is a new addition to the already extensive catalogue of puzzle-based games available at the Nintendo Switch eShop. With an original approach and seasoned with an attractive visual and musical aspect, we find a totally recommendable proposal within the puzzle games available for the Nintendo hybrid,

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6 / 10
Aug 26, 2018

Flood of Light has an evocative mood, but its narrative is ultimately as lifeless as its central character. The gameplay centres on a single concept that’s mundane, fiddly and gets tiresome quickly. It’s not a bad game per se – it’s just not very exciting.

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