Tetris Effect

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Essential
Nov 9, 2018

Tetris gets the Tetsuya Mizuguchi makeover, to dazzling effect.

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IGN

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2018

Tetris Effect turns the game you know into something you've likely never experienced.

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PC Gamer

Top Critic

90 / 100
Jul 25, 2019

Whole new sensory layers make Tetris Effect the best version of an already timeless game.

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9 / 10
Jul 24, 2019

A masterful reimagining of Tetris that changes little about the core gameplay but still manages to create one of the most immersive video games ever.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2018

Most of us have had intense moments with Tetris, but Tetris Effect's masterful musical accompaniment makes it emotionally resonant as well

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Unscored
Jul 23, 2019

Tetris Effect on PC takes a classic even closer to perfection

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Unscored
Nov 9, 2018

But Tetris Effect isn't simply a game about pattern optimization and reflex-based puzzle solving. It excels at being an experience, one that I will argue is best played on its easiest difficulty level to enjoy untainted by the bitter taste of a “game over.” I enjoy the challenge of perfecting a run, but Tetris Effect resonates more deeply than its high score-oriented roots.

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9 / 10
Nov 9, 2018

Tetris Effect transforms the classic puzzle game through the power of music. It's hard to put down, and even harder to stop thinking about.

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Nov 14, 2018

Solid Tetris and the unique visual style of Tetsuya Mizuguchi fit together like two L blocks.

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Nov 9, 2018

Sometimes Tetris Effect dances into the profound: wherein the music, the visuals, and the act of playing Tetris can make you—dare I say it—emotional. Then there's the other side of Tetris Effect, the tedium with instant-fast speeds and hard-to-discern tetrominos in more than just a few levels. Tetris Effect is at its best when it's just normal Tetris, with no strange shapes for blocks; with just the music and visuals to help you drift away as you fall into a flow. In PlayStation VR, that effect is only leveraged, making it a must-own game for the virtual reality platform.

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