SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE Reviews

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
82 / 100
Jul 9, 2020

A fantastic return to Superhot's slick shootouts, at the expense of the original's deft pacing.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2020
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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2020

The various gameplay modifiers and enemy types add to the puzzle-like elements of the original, further evolving Superhot's compelling formula

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7 / 10
Jul 14, 2020

Mind Control Delete throws a few wild twists into the Superhot formula, but it might be too much of a good thing.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Jul 17, 2020

Mind Control Delete is a fascinating remix of the concepts that made the first two games so influential.

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Jul 10, 2020

Superhot left players wanting MORE and Mind Control Delete demonstrates that that might have been a good idea.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2020

It's a power fantasy that makes you work for the right to feel like a god and when your plans come together it's a joyous romp to play.

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Hobby Consolas
David Martínez
Top Critic
80 / 100
Jul 10, 2020

Mind Control Delete is a unique puzzle game. It adds new levels, powerful enemies and hacks to the original gameplay.

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8 / 10
Jul 16, 2020

Superhot: Mind Control Delete takes the action puzzles of the original game and throws a wealth of new abilities and weapons into more randomised levels. It takes the core Superhot concept and puts a fresh spin on things. It's a shame that it's let down a little by some technical issues, as it's the best version of Superhot's unique gameplay to date.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2020

Superhot: MIND CONTROL DELETE is a truly fantastic, challenging shooter that makes an already incredible premise even better

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Jul 9, 2020

If you wanted more of the same then Superhot: Mind Control Delete's idiosyncrasies will probably frustrate you more than entertain, but if you look beyond them you'll find a wickedly addicting game beneath. Mind Control Delete may rely too heavily on rolling the dice to extend its playtime, but fans willing to put their qualms aside will discover yet another fine entry in the series.

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80 / 100
Jul 24, 2020

This standalone expansion to SUPERHOT is a welcome addition to the formula. What it lacks in bespoke puzzle elements, it makes up for in a completely fresh and vastly expanded approach to the central concept.

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Guardian
Top Critic
Jul 23, 2020

Ultimately it doesn’t matter who you’re fighting or why. What matters is the fight itself, the spectacle and the flow. Superhot’s self-directed choreography emerges triumphant; stylish, dynamic and gripping.

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Jul 31, 2020

This is a tough but addictive installment for the third SUPERHOT follow-on. This game includes multi-level stages, a variety of new enemies, and a roguelike element that puts a fresh twist on the beloved original. Mind Control Delete is also free to those who already own SUPERHOT.

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Chris Wray
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2020

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE is an engaging, albeit shallow experience. The combat is outstanding and still one of the best you can experience, only enhanced by the new abilities featured in this standalone. However, where the combat has improved, the taut and well-thought-out nature of the levels is lost due to the roguelike nature of the game, with the thought and surprise of the originals story lost in what is mostly meandering waffle here. Is it a good game? Yes, it's well worth playing if you just want the combat. If you want more, you'll likely be disappointed.

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PC Invasion
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jul 9, 2020

Superhot: Mind Control Delete somehow manages to give a lot more of the same slow-mo action without becoming tiresome or boring. However, things do get bogged down towards the end when the game has a little too much fun at the player's expense.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2020

Superhot: Mind Control Delete represents an innovative and meaningfully iterative take on the Superhot formula, swapping out some of its more cerebral design for a much larger, roguelike effort that proves once again that the series is one of the most innovative shooters on the market today.

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8 / 10
Jul 15, 2020

Gameplay might be much the same, but the Cores and Hacks make the action far more varied. The random nature of the level order and the Hacks offered to you mean there's almost a rogue-like flavour to it, though this is still very much a linear game. It's just a little wider, and that meta-storyline and clinical creepiness is absolutely still part of the experience. Endless and Infinite modes mean you'll never run short of baddies to break, a task that's just as satisfying here -- if not more so with the added power-ups.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2020

The only thing more difficult than making a revolution is to re-make a revolution. SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE is still a fun shooter, based on innovative and intriguing ideas, but no longer as effective as they had been in 2016. The roguelite approach certainly gives the game a more conspicuous length, but on the other hand ends up watering down at least part of the mechanics, making the overall experience less incisive than that of the original chapter. After all, as SUPERHOT has always taught, reality is all about perception.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2020

Taking Superhot's amazing and addictive gameplay and expanding it in several directions, Superhot: Mind Control Delete feels exactly right.

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