Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
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  1. Feb 20, 2014
    100
    Looking at it as a conventional game, in other words, it's not terribly impressive – short, simple and perfectly linear. But as an interactive story, or perhaps more accurately a poem, it is superb.
  2. Grab It Magazine
    Apr 14, 2014
    90
    A game so enchanting you’ll curse the fact it has to end. I thought the best way to sum up Tengami is via a haiku poem: Journey through paper; Origami zen garden; A brief distraction. [Episode 3, April 2014]
  3. Feb 23, 2014
    90
    Tengami is an absolute masterpiece of game development that is an immersive experience that is not to be missed making it a must buy.
  4. 80
    The journey is captivating but it's over all too soon, and for all its beauty the game's world feels empty without other characters to speak to.
  5. Feb 20, 2014
    80
    Backed with some solid gameplay, I think Tengami more than proves itself worthy of a place in the adventure fan's library.
  6. Feb 27, 2014
    75
    Tengami is a beautiful, mysterious adventure game, even if it's a little annoying to play at times.
  7. Feb 26, 2014
    75
    A gorgeous iOS game to look at granted with an outstanding art direction. Its gameplay is not as good and sophisticated, though.
  8. Feb 20, 2014
    75
    It’s a beautiful, original concept that falls just shy of something special.
  9. May 12, 2014
    70
    This pop-up book isn’t just for children; if you’re looking for a peaceful interlude to while an afternoon away, check Tengami out.
  10. Mar 1, 2014
    70
    Tengami is a serene, wondrous experience that can enchant anyone of all ages. As an interactive experience it works perfectly, but gameplay wise it doesn't deliver the same quality.
  11. Feb 21, 2014
    70
    If you can stand the slow pace and suffer through a few unfair puzzles, you’ll find Tengami’s breathtaking visual beauty and slick interface more than make up for any shortcomings.
  12. Feb 20, 2014
    70
    A gorgeous, engrossing experience, but it's too straightforward, too brief, and too slow to be an essential adventure.
  13. Mar 17, 2014
    60
    Shallow but with an incredible exterior. Get it for the views.
  14. Mar 3, 2014
    60
    I wanted more: more depth, more interaction, more complexity; a hero's journey with more at stake than flowers.
  15. Feb 25, 2014
    60
    There are moments of brilliance in Tengami, both in its wonderful origami visuals and some clever paper folding puzzles. But the plodding and confusion between those moments of brilliance undermine its splendour and the meditative tone the game tries to achieve.
  16. Feb 24, 2014
    60
    Rigid in spots and light on impact, Tengami still feels like the ideal kind of App Store curio: it’s short, sweet, intimate, and handcrafted, with dreamy environs and meditative, low-key puzzles.
  17. Feb 20, 2014
    60
    Tengami’s world is as rich and stimulating as any you’re likely to find on iOS, but there’s something missing. Like an origami crane, it’s an admirable piece of craftsmanship, but the result remains rather flimsy and lightweight.
  18. Feb 20, 2014
    60
    Tengami is ridiculously beautiful, but its gorgeous looks only go so far.
  19. Hyper Magazine
    Apr 9, 2014
    50
    A game for players who value gorgeous visuals above all else. [May 2014, p.83]
  20. Feb 20, 2014
    40
    At its best, Tengami is something you want to freeze-frame and hang on the wall. For a video game, that shouldn't be taken as a compliment.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Nov 26, 2014
    3
    Tengami is a very beautiful app with interesting visuals in a point and click adventure, but it lacks a story and character development. ItTengami is a very beautiful app with interesting visuals in a point and click adventure, but it lacks a story and character development. It needs a bigger and better purpose. Tengami is very gorgeous, but very slow and lacking. 30/100 Full Review »
  2. Mar 1, 2014
    8
    this game is totally amazing my three year old is blown away by the game, and my mom loves the music. I think its pretty interesting. it isthis game is totally amazing my three year old is blown away by the game, and my mom loves the music. I think its pretty interesting. it is what it is...a way above average popup book...like WAAAAAAAAAAY above. you can interact with it, there are a puzzles to solve. kind of weird when morons write a review and compare it to something like angry birds or GTA. its hard to believe some professional reviewers do that and then give it a bad review too. Full Review »