Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 28, 2013
    90
    This is one of those games that make us wonder where's the line between console and mobile gaming. A great game whose first episode left us waiting for more.
  2. Jun 28, 2013
    90
    The game's narrative does a great job wrapping all of Spiral's components together in a story that's not only compelling but also just interesting. If any of this sounds remotely up your alley, you need to check out Spiral Episode 1.
  3. Jun 24, 2013
    90
    Spiral Episode 1 isn’t perfect with a few drawbacks from time to time, but taken as a whole it’s one iOS experience not to be missed.
  4. Jun 24, 2013
    90
    Spiral is a unique role playing game in the third-person viewpoint. As an investigator, players must uncover secrets hidden in this open world environment.
  5. Jun 27, 2013
    80
    Featuring a polished presentation, a genuinely interesting storyline, and a clever tap-based combat mechanic, Spiral Episode 1 is an entertaining offering that promises more to come.
  6. Jun 25, 2013
    80
    This action adventure that might be too linear for some, but generates real momentum with its story, impressive world, and varied gameplay.
  7. Jul 12, 2013
    75
    Despite some hiccups, Spiral Episode 1 will grant you a good time.
  8. Jun 20, 2013
    70
    Overall, the feeling Spiral gives is of a decent, if unremarkable game from a bygone era. Nothing we experienced is enough to recommend against it, though the starting price tag of $4.99 might be a little off-putting to some for a work of this quality. It doesn't really excel in any regard, but nor does it offend.
  9. Jul 29, 2013
    69
    For now, it's jarring gameplay issues hold it back. [Sept 2013, p.79]
  10. Jun 24, 2013
    65
    As disappointed as I was in the experience, I can’t help but look forward to future installments. There’s a lot of promise in Spiral and I’d like to see where the story goes and whether or not Pixel Hero Games will tighten up the controls. For now, I’ll rate Episode 1 with a modest 6.5. Let’s hope that subsequent episodes warrant higher scores.
  11. Jun 26, 2013
    60
    Spiral Episode 1 is a passable adventure game that calls to mind the story-led JRPGs of the late '90s, but it doesn't offer a great deal of gameplay meat beyond a reasonably fresh battle system.
  12. Jul 12, 2013
    50
    Spiral Episode 1 is basically all looks and almost no substance: hopefully Pixel Hero Games is going to fix the many issues of the game in the next episodes, but this is definitely not a good start for the series.
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 26, 2013
    10
    This is one of the slickest games I've played on iPhone. It looks great and it plays just as good. With a combat system that has a surprisingThis is one of the slickest games I've played on iPhone. It looks great and it plays just as good. With a combat system that has a surprising amount of depth and a narrative that is smoothly integrated throughout the game, Spiral Episode 1 is well worth the money. PS. Finally a control system in this type of game that suits a touch screen! Full Review »