Percentile Rank

Hypnospace Outlaw is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 12, 2019

There is just SO much to do, to explore, so many secrets I know I’ve missed, and bits I want to return to. This is completely splendid.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 13, 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw is a hilarious satire on internet stupidity and venality

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Mar 21, 2019

A witty and smitten recreation of a time gone by, which you'll forgive tedium if you share in the nostalgia.

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Scored Reviews

Slant Magazine
Mar 14, 2019

The game masterfully uses its microcosm of the internet circa 1999 to examine the way society functions when it's extremely online.

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Paste Magazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2019

They're big questions. They don't have neat answers. But they're as relevant now as they were in Hypnospace Outlaw's alternate 1999.

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VideoGamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 25, 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw is a perfect recreation of what the internet once was, and in some ways still is: a glorious mess of friendship and anarchy. It's probably good we don't have auto-playing music anymore, though.

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Dragnix
88 / 100
88 / 100
Mar 12, 2019
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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw's 90's tinted internet exploration is spot on, but may be too specific for players who were not around to experience that particular time.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw captures the essence of being online in 1999, while delivering a series of clever and engaging mysteries

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Digital Chumps
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw presents a precise simulation of the apex of 90's internet culture. Separating anarchic innocence from hubristic malice is the objective while soaking in the garish spectacle of a lost time is its gratuity. Twenty years removed, Hypnospace Outlaw exposes the dividing line between the internet as a digital frontier and its current status as a corporate hellscape.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw is a retro-trip into the wild web of the '90 and it is also a great detective game.

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AusGamers
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2019

Zane rocks.

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COGconnected
82 / 100
82 / 100
Mar 26, 2019

It may take a few sittings in order to complete the game but just make sure you remember about it in order to play it. If you are looking for a puzzle game riddled with an assortment of jokes and retro nostalgia look no further!

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PC Gamer
81 / 100
81 / 100
Mar 12, 2019

A satisfying detective adventure based around a weird and wonderfully imaginative retro internet.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 20, 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw is a time capsule of the late '90s internet that has a message for today.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw is the embodiment of the 90s internet culture. It's a mindboggling, sometimes frustrating point-and-click puzzle game that will provide hours of entertainment through its clever puzzles and dozens of unique webpages.

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Guardian
Mar 14, 2019

Journey back in time as an online detective policing a compelling parody of the nascent net, with dodgy graphics, tinny music and a host of weird websites to explore

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Game Revolution
Mar 29, 2019

Unlike Strafe, Hypnospace Outlaw delivers on exactly what it sets out to do right out of the gate. It’s got some issues but most of them stem from wanting more, which is a good sign.

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CDavis_Games
Saving Content
Mar 12, 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw uses its own originality to spark nostalgia for the weirdest time on the internet: the late 90s. It takes a while for it to “click”, but when it does, it’s an absolute treat as you work through your cases. With a solid 10-12 hours for the story to reach its conclusion, this is a fantastic experience I want more of. With there being more discovery and fascination ahead, you’ll only want to spend more time on this faux internet. While I wasn’t fond of the times I had to retread territory I had already cleansed, Hypnospace Outlaw is the most fun I’ve had playing a game this year so far.

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Geeks Under Grace
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw recreates the look and feel of the internet from the late 90s. The game has a fun creative world with original music that keeps the player immersed in the game. The puzzles and investigations into the violations are smart and rewarding to solve.

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Thumb Culture
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 9, 2019

If you enjoy point and click games set in an alternate history, border lining dystopian. That has humour which makes you laugh but at the same time cry at an internet that looks and feels like the ’90s but with an attitude that wouldn’t feel out of place in modern times. Then you can’t go wrong with this game. I feel Hypnospace Outlaw earns itself a Silver Thumb.

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Shacknews
5 / 10
5 / 10
Mar 12, 2019

While the concept behind Hypnospace Outlaw is solid and the recreation of the 1990s web experience will elicit feelings of nostalgia , I feel that it is an experience that many will get enough of after twenty to thirty minutes of futzing around HypnOS and the webpages.

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