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Tunnel Vision Games, Aspyr
Jan 15, 2020 - PC

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PC Invasion
7 / 10
Slant Magazine
3 / 5
8 / 10
7 / 10
Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5
Niche Gamer
8 / 10
New Game Network
68 / 100
9 / 10
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Lightmatter – Launch Trailer

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Lightmatter – Announcement Trailer

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Lightmatter – Announcement Trailer (Short)

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Critic Reviews for Lightmatter

PC Invasion

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7 / 10
PC Invasion

It might have some problems with its difficulty curve, performance, and the way it's being sold, but Lightmatter is a very solid puzzle game that offers a decent amount of playtime, some very good puzzles, and a great story.

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It can't step out of the silhouette of its most brilliant predecessor, Portal.

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Lightmatter's puzzles are shockingly smart, and getting that "Aha!" moment is brilliant. A little more refining and this may be a true first-person puzzle classic

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Lightmatter is almost a tribute to Portal, but thanks to its puzzle and the catchy story, it is able to stand on its own feet.

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What makes Lightmatter work isn't the puzzles or the story but how well the two fit together.

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If you want four hours of fun puzzles based around manipulating light and dispersing killer shadows, then you really can’t go wrong with Lightmatter.

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Lightmatter rests somewhere in the middle of the pack when it comes to first person puzzlers. It uses the basic light tools satisfactorily, and the sharp visual style and brisk pace help it succeed. Unfortunately some technical blemishes offset its better qualities.

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Lightmatter is a breath of fresh air to the easily forgettable puzzle genre. The game is an impressive package of well-crafted puzzles, gorgeous art style, and incredible sound design. Lightmatter requires players to forge their paths by illuminating dark areas using strategic use of lights and avoiding the deadly shadows.

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