Obsidian PC


Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. A classic. That's what it is. Obsidian may be the most innovative, imaginative puzzle adventure ever conceived.
  2. One of the true classics of the adventure genre.
  3. From beginning to end, Obsidian is an entertaining, surreal romp.
  4. A deep puzzle game, and is in many ways better than "Myst." It takes the genre one step further, upping the ante if you will. If you enjoyed Myst, or are just yearning for a good puzzle, you'll love Obsidian.
  5. PC Gamer
    Obsidian manages to distinguish itself as a truly different adventure, where traditional puzzling melds with abstract thought. [May 1997, p.124]
  6. I'm not a big puzzle game fan, but this title did contain situations which were able to hold my interest - at least, for a while. The luscious graphics come at a "disk-swapping" price.
  7. If you take time out from puzzle solving the game provides some food for thought, not least of which is the proposition that technology may evolve with a consciousness that finds little use for the carbon-based life forms that created it.
  8. Anyone who appreciates this particular corner of the genre, Myst fanatics especially, will find here a perilous, riveting, sometimes humorous journey through an awe-inspiring, breathtaking environment. Even with its limited exploration possibilities and a "puzzle grimace" here and there, it’s a trip you’ll want to take.
  9. A slightly above average sci-fi adventure; recommended for those who don't mind slideshow adventures.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. GabeC.
    May 22, 2006
    Obsidian is one of the greatest classics of all time.