Tangle Tower

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews
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9 / 10
Dec 16, 2019

Charming, original, and terrifically paced, Tangle Tower is a strong contender for the best point-and-click adventure of 2019. Puzzles require real wit without bogging readers down with irrelevant information. Each screen is filled to the brim with detail, blending colour and lighting into a living, breathing tower. Only a few hours long with a gripping mystery at the centre of its plot, Tangle Tower is a must play for fans of the genre.

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Nov 21, 2019

Tangle Tower is still worth exploring despite its issues, especially for those with access to Apple Arcade. At it's piecemeal $20 price tag, though, the game's flaws are less forgivable.

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Nov 11, 2019

"This reminds me of a puzzle..."

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Liked-a-lot
Nov 10, 2019
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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2019

I can tell a lot of passion went into this game. There are just so many details, and the character's personalities are really reflected in body language and vocals. I would highly recommend you check out Tange Tower. It's amazing!

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Unscored
Oct 29, 2019

The game idea is traditionally good, the story interesting, the puzzles good, the ideas and loving details abundant: I was about to recommend Tangle Tower as a real alternative to Professor Layton - when the game was suddenly far too early, far too abrupt and above all over with far too many open questions and logic holes. All the work and effort that SFB Games put into character drawing and building a great mystery in the first few hours suddenly coincides like a house of cards. Maybe it was due to a lack of time or resources - after all, there aren't even any puzzles left towards the end. Tangle Towers should be a little adventure pearl with its quirky characters, high-quality presentation and good puzzles - but it stumbles over a much too early, abrupt and illogical ending.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

GREAT - Developed by the studio that brought us Snipperclips, Tangle Tower is a highly entertaining whodunit murder mystery that’s sort of a cross between an interactive graphic novel and a point and click adventure game. It features fantastic art and animation combined with a truly amazing soundtrack and superb voice acting to really make the experience memorable. By the end I was yearning for more – and hopefully I’ll get it in the future!

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

Tangle Tower has everything that you would require of such experience, its art-style is mesmerizing, the music is fantastic, and the characters are weird and intriguing, but keep in mind that puzzles lack challenge and the price point is 20$ for a 5 hours max game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2019

The overall case is somewhat neat and tidy - it won't take you much more than a few hours to solve the mystery - but the journey along the way is enjoyable. The voice acting and standout art and animation fits the distinctive characters very well, and with few exceptions, the puzzles and deduction sequences are engaging and brain-wrinkling. I hope this is the start of a new era in Detective Grimoire's career, because I wouldn't mind revisiting this world and gameplay style again soon.

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Unscored
Oct 22, 2019

I rather liked its undemanding nature, as it meant I was better able to enjoy this five hour romp and relish its superb character work. Yes, it’s a rather slight detective game compared to your heavyweights of the genre, but its winsome cast, gorgeous music and sharp writing go a long way to make up for it.

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