Filament

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

67%

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9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

This is one of those games that you can either spend a whole weekend playing through, or even just pick it up quickly during a lunch break for 15-20 minutes, then pick it right back up where you left off. High difficulty is very much present throughout the majority of the runtime; that said, I feel that this where it truly excels. The real highlight of the entire experience to be had within Filament is the massive number of puzzles, each being very unique and creatively designed in its own way. If you're looking for your next puzzle-solving indie fix, look no further than Filament, available now on the Nintendo eShop.

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8 / 10
Apr 22, 2020

If you’re looking for a slick puzzler that’ll have you mired in your chair for hours turning around solutions, look no further.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2020

Filament provides a brand-new puzzle challenge that is well-designed. Just be prepared for a steep challenge at times.

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70 / 100
Apr 22, 2020

Filament offers around 300 puzzles ranging from easy to extremely challenging, with some being mind-boggling. With a variety of puzzle mechanics used, gameplay is kept from getting repetitive. Investigating the happenings of the crew is interesting, although the ending is potentially vague and confusing.

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8 / 10
May 20, 2020

Filament is a cute game with interesting mechanics, good plot, but too high jump in difficulty which instead of calmly enjoying a few simple puzzles before going to bed, plunges you into an intellectual duel that can last until the morning.

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7 / 10
Apr 22, 2020

A deadly combination of challenging puzzles and curiosity-driven exploration, though it's the puzzle fanatic that'll walk away most satisfied.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

A vibrant and challenging puzzle game, Filament has a slick style that'll pump positive energy into your brain with every mystery that it throws at you.

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8 / 10
May 6, 2020

Filament features over 300 cleverly designed puzzles, providing plenty of challenge, in an entirely relaxed environment. Some have multiple solutions, however, seemingly, the more complex the task, the more likely there is only a single workable solution. The backstory is told through the optional objects you find and by listening to Juniper.

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10 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2020

The Nintendo Switch is home to many great indie titles that have flourished and found their natural home on the console; Filament is one of these titles. A slow-burn, Filament will test your patience with its complex puzzles and steep difficulty spike later on, but ultimately is one of the best experiences I've had on the Switch.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 23, 2020

It's unfortunate that such a shortfall with its story, its delivery of such and the utter lack of reason to care about what's going on, is so evident.

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