LIGHT PC

  • Publisher: Team 17
  • Release Date: Jul 14, 2014
Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Jul 14, 2014
    80
    Simply put, Light is just a joy to play and experience.
  2. Jul 13, 2014
    80
    Light appears to stick with the bare minimum at first glance, but the slick presentation, stylized visuals and memorable music come together to create a fun and pure stealth action game.
  3. Jul 16, 2014
    60
    Light has great ideas but fails to use them in any meaningful way or make any lasting impression - it's like the setup to a great game that never comes. Shame.
  4. Jul 10, 2014
    60
    It’s tough to wholeheartedly recommend Light given its imperfect brevity, but if you couldn't care less about the $12.99 price tag, then by all means give it a try.
  5. Jul 4, 2014
    60
    Light is a cool idea, and has a wonderful style to it, but the gameplay choices the developers made have just made it too easy.
  6. Games Master UK
    Aug 24, 2014
    58
    There is certainly light in this tunnel, but it doesn't shine brightly enough to reach the end. [Oct 2014, p.81]
  7. games(TM)
    Aug 20, 2014
    50
    Light ends up feeling like a proof of concept, an unfinished prototype with some decent ideas that either lack depth or don't quite hit the mark. Ultimately, strong aesthetics can't compensate for that. [Sept 2014, p.126]
  8. Aug 13, 2014
    50
    It’s difficult to recommend Light in its current state. It’s a fun game, but its so short and so easy that it doesn’t remotely justify its price.
  9. Aug 6, 2014
    50
    An entertaining minimalist stealth action game ending way before it actually starts rocking. If the authors had spent more time with it and thus gave us more game levels, we could be talking about a great experience, not the short-lived experiment.
  10. Aug 5, 2014
    50
    Unsatisfying, under-developed gameplay mechanics and a ridiculously short length, Light is anything but the name suggests.
  11. Jul 28, 2014
    50
    The idea behind Light is certainly interesting, but the execution is not that great. It's really short and there's not much variation between the different missions.
  12. Jul 21, 2014
    50
    After a promising start, Light's simplistic take on stealth quickly plateaus and then abruptly stops, falling well short of its potential.
  13. Jul 16, 2014
    50
    Light reaches for greatness, but ends up merely serviceable; nothing breaks or falls apart within its mechanically sound design, but nothing inspires the game to step out from the shadows of better games.
  14. Jul 16, 2014
    50
    Light is a good game, but it is too short and doesn't last more than an hour.
  15. Jul 16, 2014
    50
    All in all, Light is an extremely short experience, easily beaten in just over an hour. If other levels were added, perhaps community-forged ones via the Steam Workshop, the value proposition might be better but as it is, there’s not much content here - a scant twelve levels.
  16. Aug 5, 2014
    47
    Light has got a nice artistic direction, but that's it. Gameplay is erratic and badly conceived.
  17. Nov 6, 2014
    45
    Light is a decent demonstration of stealth done on a smaller scale. The minimalist approach is novel, and the bare-bones stealth mechanic can be refreshing to those entering the genre for the first time.
  18. Jul 21, 2014
    45
    The idea is good, and it manages to entertain, but the experience is extremely shot, so you might want to wait for an offer to buy it.
  19. Aug 4, 2014
    42
    The clue is in the name… Everything is light about it. The stealth mechanics, the difficulty level, the visuals, everything.
  20. Jul 17, 2014
    30
    Light should be better than it is, but it was doomed from the start. Very few great stories have come from such an uninspired setting, and hiding all empathy and humanity behind a haughty desire for a slick minimalism doesn't help.
  21. Aug 4, 2014
    25
    Everywhere you look, Light is a sloppy, unfinished game. Next time I’ll think twice before voting for games in Steam Greenlight – who knows, maybe that short stylish trailer is actually the entire game!
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Dec 5, 2014
    7
    Light is a short and simple 2D stealth game.

    It's fairly easy, and gives you the option of completing most stages how you like. You can
    Light is a short and simple 2D stealth game.

    It's fairly easy, and gives you the option of completing most stages how you like. You can avoid killing completely or kill everyone. You can go sneak around undetected or make a run for it.

    In each of the 12 levels, you are tasked with completing 1-4 objectives before exiting the level. The only fail condition is that you get killed by one of the guards. The whole game, and all Steam achievements, can be completed in about an hour.

    The graphics are sleek and simple, and if you don't like the effects, you can turn them off in the options menu. The music is good too, which is great, because the developers include the soundtrack for free.
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  2. Jul 22, 2014
    6
    The game itself is okay, very simplistic, has it's moment, and a little fun, the problem is that the game is incredibly short, (finished it inThe game itself is okay, very simplistic, has it's moment, and a little fun, the problem is that the game is incredibly short, (finished it in less then a hour.) and very over priced, for such a game; 5$ tops not 13$. Full Review »
  3. Jul 19, 2014
    3
    I bought this game expecting a minimalist experience, and fair enough, that is what I got. What I didn't expect was that within an hour afterI bought this game expecting a minimalist experience, and fair enough, that is what I got. What I didn't expect was that within an hour after starting the game up for the first time, I had already beaten it. The stealth aspect of the game becomes completely irrelevant as there is little to no penalty (other than a high score penalty but who cares?) for killing guards. Considering it is the quickest way to progress, the game actually sorta encourages you to kill guards anyway.

    Cool premise for a tablet or phone platform, with beautiful visuals and a great soundtrack, but with such a large price tag attached to it there is just no way I could justify buying it.
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