Etherborn

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

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8 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019

Outside of the rough philosophical implications, Etherborn provides a player with some seriously fun and often difficult puzzles that will force you to engage to proceed.

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7 / 10
Aug 17, 2019

Altered Matter’s confection of abstract art, sound, and puzzle design balances increased difficulty with an unspoken delicacy.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2019

Etherborn is a short and sweet platform-like puzzler game. It features surreal, artistic graphics, beautiful music, "ethereal" controls and is in itself quite unique. The downside is the game can be completed in three to five hours

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70 / 100
Aug 8, 2019

With nice visuals and creative challenges, Etherborn is a fun platformer that, despite not delivering its narrative message as well as it could, still deserves the attention of the fans of the genre.

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75 / 100
Aug 8, 2019

Etherborn is an excellent puzzle and platform game, with an incredibly inspired and highly challenging level design. The soundtrack borders on a great level with live recorded music and a dubbing to match. On the other hand, it's too short a title, with an insufficient number of levels despite its game modes and an unneeded storyline that's rather there for the taking.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2019

Etherborn is something unique and making it a reference with its own name for any other similar court title that comes later. A title that no fan of puzzle and platform games should let go and places Altered Matter in that select group of studies to follow very closely ... with even higher expectations.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2019

Overall, Etherborn is a lovely title that I thoroughly enjoyed, even though the story didn't need to be included. As a result, I give it an 8 out of 10. It has some beautiful music, an interesting puzzle design, and a fantastic minimalist art style. I highly recommend this title if players are looking for a quick puzzle game that will challenge their understanding for a time.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2019

There’s still fun to be had in solving Etherborn‘s puzzles, but given how insanely short the game is, I’d probably recommend giving it a pass until you can find it on sale.

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Jul 30, 2019

For a platformer puzzler hybrid, Etherborn ticks most of the boxes in terms of having complex puzzles that are neither too easy or too difficult. The soundtrack and environment both compliment the game’s theme, but you don’t really spend enough time with it to be wowed. An interesting mechanic with the gravity-based puzzles means it’s recommendable to genre fans, but it’s not for everyone.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2019

I enjoyed my time playing Etherborn, but I also didn’t feel anything special while doing so. If you’re really in the mood for a puzzle game, then Etherborn may be worth checking out, but outside of that, you won’t be worse off for skipping it.

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