Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Sep 12, 2012
    If the game feels like it's missing depth, it is; but relax and let the music take you for a cell-splicing ride and you'll probably never notice.
  2. Aug 31, 2012
    Due to the level of difficulty and its minimalist theme, Splice is going to be a bit of an acquired taste. Some will prefer more handholding and more character. For those who love to experiment, however, this is the game to gravitate towards. It's a purist's idea of heaven.
  3. Sep 3, 2012
    An effortless and elegant puzzler, Splice is a wonderful expression of the freedom the App Store can offer.
  4. Sep 13, 2012
    Considering its graphics, sound, and gameplay, few apps offer the elegance that is Splice: Tree of Life. Four dollars is a small price to pay to expand one's way of thinking.
  5. Sep 12, 2012
    The Tree of Life grows on you with each mutation, and Splice is certainly a breath of fresh air.
  6. Sep 12, 2012
    Elegant in its execution, Splice : Tree of Life mixes visual, aural and tactile elements to create a puzzler that feels organic to its core - a real gem for fans of puzzle titles.
  7. Aug 31, 2012
    As a toy to play with, Splice is a wonderful thing. As a game however, it just lacks that essential moment where you feel that you've made progress entirely through ingenuity rather than random experimentation.
  8. Sep 2, 2012
    Splice is the most immersive puzzle game I have played the last couple of years.
  9. Sep 14, 2012
    Featuring gorgeous art design, smooth controls, and heady puzzles, Splice is a bit of a head-scratcher that ultimately satisfies.

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