Hypnospace Outlaw Reviews

Hypnospace Outlaw is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2020

Hypnospace Outlaw is an incredible nostalgia trip into the Internet of the 90s, with great investigative gameplay and emotional moments

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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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9 / 10
Aug 30, 2020

Hypnospace Outlaw really is like nothing else out there; at once an excellent puzzle game, razor-sharp satire and meticulously crafted slice of early-internet nostalgia that you can spend hours absolutely lost in. It's frequently hilarious stuff that's impeccably well-written across the board, managing to successfully bring the crazy, lawless, early rush of creativity that formed the pre-Y2K era of the internet convincingly back to life. It delivers a truly extraordinary recreation of the GeoCities era of the internet that absolutely nails its '90s aesthetic to present a living, breathing world that's a joy to spend time browsing around, soaking up the atmosphere and reliving the anarchic early days of the internet as you slowly untangle the puzzles at the heart of its narrative.

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

Hypnospace Outlaw offers once of the best point and click puzzle experiences in a long time that lets you think through the puzzles to find your own solution rather than being spoon fed the answers.

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8.4 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2019

Zane rocks.

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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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Andy Kelly
Top Critic
81 / 100
Mar 12, 2019

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

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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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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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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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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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8 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2020

If you take it at face value as a simulation, you'll find a faithful and rewarding experience; a free demo on the eShop should give you an idea of whether you'll enjoy the game. Ultimately, it's best to take your time with Hypnospace Outlaw rather than rushing through to the end. The devil, as they say, is in the poorly-designed webpage details.

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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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