Hypnospace Outlaw Reviews

Hypnospace Outlaw is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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7 / 10
Aug 25, 2020

There's absolutely fun to be had here, though, and those looking for something different should try it regardless.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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8.4 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2019

Zane rocks.

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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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8.5 / 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
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
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
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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88 / 100
Mar 12, 2019
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