Lightmatter

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

63%

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7 / 10
Jan 13, 2020

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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Jan 13, 2020

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

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7 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2020

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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4 / 5.0
Jan 14, 2020

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

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8 / 10.0
Jan 13, 2020

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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68 / 100
Feb 3, 2020

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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9 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2020

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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8.4 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2020

Lightmatter is full of sarcastic, self-aware humor. The puzzles are incredibly well put together and satisfying to solve. Visually distinct with high contrast between light and dark areas, Lightmatter makes objectives clear.

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