Superliminal

Rating Summary

Based on 66 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

66%

Critics Recommend

Based on 66 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2021

Overall Superliminal is a great puzzle experience, and you feel throughout it that the developers had fun putting it together. This is a dream therapy that actually works, being funny and creative at the same time.

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Jan 23, 2021

An innovative puzzle game focused on perspective puzzles. It tries to be unique and succeeds the entire way through. A bit short and a weak story, but otherwise a fun exploration of what's possible.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2020

The forced perspective game mechanic alone makes Superliminal an essential buy for those looking for a new first-person puzzler. Both mind-bogglingly clever and hilarious use of environmental storytelling, the potential to be a classic is limited by its short play time and unnecessary exposition.

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Nov 25, 2020

Superliminal is a compelling puzzle game with an innovative central mechanic, even if its brief campaign lacks a great story or much challenge.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2020

What do you get when you cross the mechanical structure and minimalist aesthetic of Portal with the self-conscious thematic drive of The Stanley Parable? You get Superliminal, an innovative and striking narrative experience, complete with mind-bending puzzles. Remember – perspective is everything!

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2020

Superliminal features a rather ingenious puzzle design, but it’s held back by the finicky nature of solving them.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2020

Despite a better use of its dream setting with some more exciting puzzles to solve in the seconds half, there is no denying that it still doesn’t make the most of the setting. Specially during early moments when going through dull locations, like a hotel, whilst listening to the same boring music track that makes it very difficult to find a reason to keep going. It’s a shame to see Superliminal not making the most of its dream material, but at least it does somewhat make up for it with the occasional clever idea.

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6 / 10
Aug 12, 2020

It takes two hours or so to complete this, and it's a fun little experience, filled with some smart puzzles interspersed with the odd stinker

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7 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2020

I really enjoyed this title. It caused me to think outside the box a few times, and gave me the impetus to proceed through its intriguing narrative. The use of forced perspective is absolutely genius to behold, but I feel that this is the prototype for something much bigger, more rounded, and more appealing in future. Pillow Castle is definitely one to watch as they have some really neat tricks up their sleeves.

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8 / 10
Aug 10, 2020

As confusing as it is entertaining, Superliminal constantly uses unique mechanics that go against your expectations, even once you've adjusted to what it did last time. It might be short, but it's a genuine delight.

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