The Touryst

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

100%

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2019

There isn't a strong narrative that strings together this adventure, but the lack of one makes the whole experience a bit more beguiling. If I were subject to an endless series of cut-scenes where characters prattle through the exposition, I wouldn't have walked away from The Touryst as intrigued as I am. Mind you, it's not an amazing experience or something I'm going to remember several months from now like other, more dynamic indie games. But, as a small, self-contained adventure with gorgeous style and a playful sense of freedom, I was more than satisfied when the credits rolled.

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9 / 10
Nov 25, 2019

The puzzles might not be the most taxing you'll ever come across and you'll blow through the whole thing pretty quickly, but overall this is a top-notch – and perfectly priced – little gem.

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A-
Dec 4, 2019

This is a real gem that every Switch owner should seek out and download.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2019

The Touryst is the perfect vacation, you can surf, explore caves, or show your athletic prowess, there is a lot of things to do and a lot of fun to be had with this hidden gem.

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8 / 10
Nov 28, 2019

[i]The Touryst[i] may sport minimalistic visual designs, but make no mistake, it truly is a technical showcase for the Nintendo Switch with all the effects it throws around at the same time, all at a locked 1080p60 while docked. Shin'en strikes again then, and the adventure itself is pleasing and gripping throughout. Its only shortcoming is that, in the hands of capable riddle solvers, it is on the short side of things and feels like it is over a bit too quickly.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2019

The Touryst is a wonderful slice of adventure gaming paradise, but it features some tough platforming and challenges that can be a little frustrating. Ultimately, though, these concerns are minor when compared to the visual splendour and dream-like atmosphere of the various islands and environments.

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Dec 2, 2019

If you enjoy variety in your indies then The Touryst will certainly impress with its consistently enjoyable and imaginative game world.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2019

All in all, The Touryst is a fun little game, with a lot going for it. If you have the spare money to pick this up, and want something quick and fun to get through the weekend, I would recommend the game, just don’t expect too a large game, and some areas may be frustrating. You will get a few laughs and a gorgeous looking game out of it.

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