Percentile Rank

Hypnospace Outlaw is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 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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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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Dragnix
88 / 100
88 / 100
Mar 12, 2019
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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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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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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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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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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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