Percentile Rank

Tales of the Neon Sea is ranked in the 20th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

14%

Critics Recommend

Based on 7 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

GamePitt
9.6 / 10.0
9.6 / 10.0
May 19, 2019

I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed Tales of the Neon Sea, it delivered so much more than I was expecting. Not only do you get a good storyline which manages to hook you until the end, but you also get a wide variety of puzzles, investigations, interactions and fun gameplay. Tales of the Neon Sea is an indie game which deserves much more coverage and exposure as it’s such a great game, even though it’s technically incomplete right now. I can easily recommend Tales of the Neon Sea to anyone who enjoys puzzles and appreciates a good story. Even if you’re only somewhat interested in puzzles, please play this wonderful game as it’s one of a kind.

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Geek Culture
6.6 / 10.0
Geek Culture
Germaine
6.6 / 10.0
May 16, 2019

Tales of the Neon Sea is a gorgeous point and click puzzle game that suffers from having too many puzzles, and not enough characterisation and storytelling.

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The Games Machine
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2019

Tales of the Neon Sea makes the cyberpunk arguments of Blade Runner its own, embedding them in a valuable work in pixel art, and managing to give us back some of that sound old 1980s science fiction that, for one reason or another, continues to fascinate us. The gameplay, however, is plagued by repetitive mechanics and some puzzles suffer from a bad translation from Chinese into English.

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IGN Spain
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 3, 2019

An interesting adventure that draws us to a distopical (an pixelated) future in the veins of classic sci-fi movies like Blade Runner, but it becomes less and less interesting the more you play it.

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TechRaptor
6 / 10.0
TechRaptor
Brandon Curran

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
May 6, 2019

Tales of the Neon Sea is a promising cyberpunk puzzler marred by an underbaked story and a host of small annoyances. Although it boasts engaging puzzles and beautiful visuals, Neon Sea drags and loses its direction as it progresses. It's a game that has potential, but it just can't seem to capitalize on it.

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3DNews
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 12, 2019

Tales of the Neon Sea could've been a great cyberpunk tale. But it's full of forgettable characters and pointless puzzles. And on top of that it doesn't even have an ending — you have to wait until fall. Maybe by that point it will become better, after a couple of big updates.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
May 27, 2019

Tales of the Neon Sea at its core is a really exciting and interesting adventure with strong characters and a complicated storyline that, by the third act, loses its original fuse and degenerates into an incredibly difficult and dull puzzle.

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