Transference

Rating Summary

Based on 52 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

35%

Critics Recommend

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90 / 100
Sep 20, 2018

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8.8 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2018

A game that proves what VR is capable of achieving... despite it's still a great game played as a traditional game.

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8.8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2018

Film company SpectreVision dips their peanut butter into Ubisoft's videogame chocolate, and the two great tastes taste great together (in a horrible, family-murdering sort of way). While some might balk at the shorter length of Transference, I found the experience to be spot-on, particularly while played experienced in the very high-end VR. With a unique take on “walking simulator” mechanics and some fun (and not overly difficult) puzzles, Transference feels like an afternoon well-spent. Just be ready for some dark, adult themes. They don't call mad scientists ‘mad' for nothing, and Transference has one doozy of a mad scientist.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2018

Transference combines a fantastic story with great acting and smart puzzles for an experience that manages to really stand out from the crowd.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2018

Transference is a story about obsession and the lengths someone will go to preserve the very thing they've destroyed. Here's our review.

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8.3 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2018

Plucking inspiration from several unsettling sources of entertainment, Transference delivers a creepy, cerebral virtual reality tour through a broken family dynamic that is unimpeded by taxing puzzles and relishes in immersing players in haunted house of tragedy.

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8.2 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2018

Singularly short, but also singularly intense. Narrative of high flights with gameplay at height. It is recommended to play in one sitting.

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8.1 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2018

Transference is an extremely interesting experiment and it succeeds in mixing the movie and videogame components. The use of audio will keep you on the edge, and a few jump scare work very well. However, the constant feeling of tension ends up holding the narrative back, as a greater variety of emotions would have benefitted the overall experience. Transference is remarkably short for a videogame, which might disappoint many players.

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GameMAG

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8 / 10
Sep 17, 2018

Transference is a very successful adventure project without any revelations, but with a good VR adaptation. If you plan to play a story of a mad professor in the usual way without the VR headset, then you can deduct one point from our score.

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Sep 27, 2018

Ultimately, Transference weaves an effective, but grim tale of one man's descent into the madness and the horrific fate that he has sealed for his family. The puzzles aren't particularly challenging, but their difficulty works well within the pacing of the story, engaging your brain enough without dragging the story to a halt. Its claims of 'bridging the gap between games and movies' fall flat, but if you can stomach the hefty price tag, Transference is a worthwhile addition to the narrative-driven puzzle game genre.

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