Superliminal Reviews

Superliminal is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 10
Nov 12, 2019

Superliminal seems like a great game at first. The perspective mechanics on display make a fantastic first impression, but the game's design falters as it goes on. The weakness of the puzzles and unevenness of the overall game drag it down in the end.

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5.5 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2020

Superliminal fails to justify itself or its themes and ends up as a rote puzzle experience you'll be fine to forget.

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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 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2020

Superliminal is quite therapeutic in my opinion and it was probably designed to be so. I believe this game would be great to recommend to people who are facing difficulties and are afraid to face them head-on. While Superliminal is a very unique puzzle-solving game it’s execution leaves much to be desired but at the very least its message at the end comes in quite clear.

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Drew Hurley
Top Critic
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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6 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2020

Superliminal borrows some familiar ideas and mixes them in ways that arouse interest. But the content doesn't match the price, especially for a game that might be more fun to watch than play. However, on sale, this can be an entertaining title if the puzzles click. Like some dreams, this one may linger with you.

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3 / 5.0
Nov 12, 2019

Superliminal has a unique concept for a puzzle game and nice and trippy visuals to accompany it, but alas, that's the majority of what it has going for 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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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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7 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2020

A really short experience, with a couple of side challenges that might pad it a bit, it is a bit on the minimalistic side but this plays on it’s favor it doesn’t fail to entertain.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2020

Superliminal is interesting and fun for the most part, but the repetitive mechanics and lacking originality in its story and script leave a lot to be desired.

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70 / 100
Jul 21, 2020

Superliminal is a puzzle game that will challenge your perception. It has intelligent challenges, but at the same time it has very simple mechanics and a short duration. In a maximum of three hours you will finish the title for the first time, and what remains after that is to improve your time on puzzles that you already know the answer.

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GameSpew
Diggy
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2019

Superliminal is fun. It may not be challenging, and it might not have a deeper message behind it, but it’s a hell of a ride – and on many levels it’s a technical masterpiece.

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Ben Sellwood
Top Critic
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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7 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2019

Overall, the Pillow Castle experience is therefore a well-built puzzle game, certainly appreciated by fans of the genre, but unable to rival the sacred monsters of the category in terms of inspiration, originality and power of the story.

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7 / 10
Jul 23, 2020

It might not push its core concept to the absolute fullest, but the overall experience is a charming and enjoyable one.

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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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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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Nov 12, 2019

Despite a few limitations, Superliminal succeeds where it counts.

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72 / 100
Nov 25, 2019

Superliminal plays with your perceptions while you play with it

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