Superliminal

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

70%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews
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Recommended
Nov 12, 2019

This is a puzzling masterclass with a heart as well as a brain.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

Puzzles range from clever to obtuse, and exploring these impossible spaces is incredibly compelling

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Unscored
Nov 12, 2019

Perhaps there’s an angle from which Superliminal is a satisfying, Portal-style thriller, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find that angle. And as the game was so fond of reminding me, perception is reality.

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Nov 12, 2019

Despite a few limitations, Superliminal succeeds where it counts.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2019

Still, Superliminal's satisfying every time a puzzle clicks. It sounds obvious, but that's the most redeeming trait a puzzle game can have. Sometimes it'll take you by surprise, sometimes you'll train your eye to see it coming. But analyzing a situation, exploring possibilities, and approaching it from unique angles never fails to be rewarding. Is that enough to offset the realization that you're starting from obtuse and working backward toward logical? It all depends on your perspective.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2019

Portal meets The Stanley Parable in a game that, although may fall short in some aspects, offers one of the most imaginative and surprising experiences of 2019. A true hidden gem for the puzzle lovers as well as a video game design masterclass.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2019

An excellent puzzle game with a fun sense of humour, and an important and surprising message behind it.

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Unscored
Nov 15, 2019

It’s an accomplishment, and it’s certainly better and more original than the vast bulk of games in the physics-gimmick subgenre, but I respect it a lot more than I like it.

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60 / 100
Jan 25, 2020

Superliminal is a short, sweet, but superficial exploration of one the most interesting mechanics to find its way into a puzzle game. It excites with the possibility of what could be, but fails to deliver on the challenges its mechanics beg for.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Dec 30, 2019

Superliminal is 20 minutes of revolutionary gameplay, the feeling of which is gradually fading as the game turns into a walking simulator. An interesting story could pull the project, but beyond the concept of "it's all a dream" the authors could not move, not to mention the insignificant duration. Thanks to the musical accompaniment, which does not allow you to finally fall asleep from boredom. Perhaps by the console version, the authors will recognize their mistakes and add new content and puzzles to the game. I want to believe it.

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