Creaks Reviews

Creaks is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
Jul 20, 2020

A weird, wry and wholesome underground puzzler with spellbinding art direction and music.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Jul 22, 2020

Creaks is a delight from start to finish

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8 / 10
Aug 3, 2020

Creaks is a nice and inventive puzzle game from Amanita Design. A handful of frustrating puzzles do little to detract from the world's stand out visual design and inventive use of music as a guide through the adventure. If you enjoy puzzle games then Creaks is well worth a go.

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Jul 22, 2020

The Czech studio best known for point-and-click adventures Samorost and Machinarium brings its idiosyncratic genius to the puzzle platformer

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2020

Creaks renovates a well-worn genre, delivering one of the most satisfying indie puzzle-platformers in some time. Between its stunning visual and audio design, absorbing world, and perfectly-balanced puzzles, it's hard to find serious fault with any part of this game's construction. If you're a fan of puzzles or Amanita Design's past games, you need to grab a flashlight and delve in.

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Push Square
Top Critic
9 / 10
Jul 16, 2020

Creaks is one of PS4's very best games of 2020 so far. Its commitment to continually evolving its mechanics makes for a phenomenal puzzling experience packed full of surprises and elating moments. With a stunning art style to boot as well as a narrative which reveals itself in all the right ways, Creaks offers an unforgettable ride that can be considered truly special.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2020

I was taken back by how much I enjoyed Creaks. For a game I had never heard of, it quickly has become one of my favourite experiences of the year, It's beautiful, enjoyable and everything about it screams quality. Tracking down the paintings and completing their short stories is enjoyable. Along with a great and achievable trophy list, you have a short, amazing experience like no other in recent times. Enjoy people, games like this do not come around very often.

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7 / 10
Oct 9, 2020

You can clearly see that Amanita Design spend way more resources and time on Creaks, but the move from classic point-n-click gameplay was not very smooth. The game is massive and is undoubtedly gorgeous, but sometimes it feels like it's drags on for way too long and the gameplay becomes quite repetitive. The feeling of true excitement that you get for solving a head scratching puzzle is also nowhere to be seen. But all of that means very little when you take Creaks for what it is, especially if you look at it with a fresh pair of eyes.

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Jul 16, 2020

Though you encounter familiar configurations of levers and passageways and other obstacles, the mansion’s rooms all feel distinct, subtly interconnected in a way you likely won’t even notice unless you hit the load screen and see that every puzzle is coherently plotted on a zoomed-out side view of the mysterious mansion. Creaks hums along smoothly and pleasantly without calling attention to itself, to its sporadic detriment but mainly to its strength.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2020

Visually striking and mentally satisfying, Creaks is a puzzle platformer that fully embraces its oddball nature. Some control and pacing niggles aside, it's a bright new genre entry, sure to have extra appeal for people with darker, cerebral tastes in entertainment.

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8 / 10
Jul 26, 2020

Fans of clever puzzles and masterfully told dark fairytales will delight in Creaks. Bursting with atmosphere and quirky style, Amanita's latest is full of clever puzzles and wordless storytelling. Its distinctive flavour won't be to everyone's taste, but this is an impeccably told fairytale that will also give your brain a thorough workout.

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80%
Jul 17, 2020

Creaks is a wonderfully atmospheric game that is ingenious in its execution, with a unique art style and excellent sound design. The sheer number of mind-teasing puzzles can be a little relentless at times, but the way that the game's systems evolve and interact with each other over time is incredibly impressive. If you have any love for brain teasers, you should probably consider picking it up.

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8 / 10
Aug 7, 2020

Familiar puzzle-platform staples are polished to a high sheen in Creaks. It might not break new ground in the genre, but no-one can tell a wordless story quite like Amanita Design.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2020

In just a few hours, Creaks puts together a worthwhile experience that might not push boundaries but is definitely worth a look for those craving a lovable puzzler.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

Amanita Design's new puzzle game offers a wonderful trip into a weird and dark world.

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83 / 100
Aug 4, 2020

Amanita Design has moved away from their usual adventure style to build one awesome puzzle-platformer. Thanks to a near perfect learning curve, painted detours, and a stunning visual and musical package, Creaks is a must for fans of the studio and puzzle aficionados alike.

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Zoomg
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2020

Amanita Design has once again delivered the magic previously seen in the like of Machinarium. Of course the main praise for Creaks comes from the stunningly gorgeous design, but behind that there's some amazing puzzles and a story that can keep you interested right up to the end. Creaks are a must play for everyone that loves puzzle games.

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9.2 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

Amanita Design knocks another one out of the park. If you are trying to find great atmospheric music, jaw-dropping visuals and sometimes challenging puzzles, Creaks should be the only place you are looking for.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2020

Amanita Design does it again with a change in direction that still embodies everything that makes them a beloved indie developer

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80%
Jul 24, 2020

Creaks will definitely entertain puzzle platformer fans with plenty of well designed puzzles. However, if you're looking for an interesting world or god forbid characters, you can freely ignore it.

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