Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Aug 6, 2012
    90
    Overall, Resonance was an extremely satisfying adventure and deserves its place among the genre's finest. Not enough games like this are released these days, and even if you don't play them very often, I would highly recommend taking the time to enjoy this one.
  2. 90
    Overall, Resonance is a highly entertaining game. It has a first-rate story, great aesthetics, and the intangible qualities that make a game hard to put down.
  3. Jun 28, 2012
    90
    A deep dive into retro adventure games: one clever and entangling adventure from the apparently bland start to one of the two different epic endings.
  4. Jun 26, 2012
    90
    With Resonance, Vince Twelve has demonstrated how it's possible to create a compelling and fresh adventure thanks to the perfect combination of a fashinating story, great puzzles and innovative ideas.
  5. Jun 25, 2012
    90
    With multiple paths and endings and a dense story it's totally worth more than a single playthrough, even after you've managed to get through all the head scratching. Like the rest of Wadjet's catalog, Resonance is an absolute must play for any classic adventure nut, and worth checking out for any more modern fan.
  6. Jun 22, 2012
    90
    You really can't go wrong by spending some time with Resonance. While at first glance it may hark back to games like Beneath a Steel Sky, it's a fresh, modern mystery. It's set the bar rather high for other adventure game developers, and not just indies, though they really drive the genre right now. It might have been over all too quickly, but it was undoubtedly worth the five year wait.
  7. Jun 19, 2012
    90
    Resonance took a long time to arrive, but this meaty, challenging sci-fi thriller has unquestionably been worth the wait.
  8. Jun 25, 2012
    86
    Resonance takes some of the best elements of the classic adventures and mix them with a modern pace and a brilliant script. You can't miss it.
  9. Aug 23, 2012
    85
    While at times frustrating (like all good adventure games), Resonance is an interesting combination of gritty, creepy, and above all else, humorous. Working with memories, and different characters' perceptions of events makes for a satisfying approach to the story.
  10. Jun 25, 2012
    85
    So if you like adventures and have $10 to spare, do yourself a favor and purchase Resonance -- and keep an eye on Wadjet Eye Games in the future, since their recent history makes them the best adventure game publisher around.
  11. Aug 31, 2012
    84
    It's Wadget Eye Games' most ambitious game, but is it their best? In the technical department, as an adventure game, it is. Excellent speech, intelligent use of short/long-time memories, interesting riddles and simultaneous use of four heroes. But, alas, Resonance's scenario can't surpass that of Gemini Rue. [July 2012]
  12. Jul 31, 2012
    80
    Exceptionally clever, thoughtful, exciting and even heartbreaking. An excellent point-and-click adventure. [Aug 2012, p.64]
  13. Jul 30, 2012
    80
    Creator Vince Wesselman's passion for the adventure genre shines through every one of Resonance's pronounced pixels. There are a few hitches here and there, but they won't stop Resonance from being one of the best adventure games you will play this year.
  14. Jul 17, 2012
    80
    A special title, which make us travel in time to that golden age of adventures. It offers carefully made retro graphics, a script that captivates us and geniously designed puzzles that make the game feel contemporary, despite the visuals.
  15. Jul 13, 2012
    80
    If you can look past the so-so music, retro visuals and somewhat sluggish interface, Resonance is a good graphic adventure.
  16. Jul 9, 2012
    80
    Thanks to Resonance we got excited for a genre that is long gone. This point and click game offers enough challenging puzzles and an intriguing story. Too bad it's a one time deal. After that you know everything there is to know about Resonance.
  17. Jul 6, 2012
    80
    Resonance feels like a lost classic from the golden age of adventure gaming. It has some of the same shortcomings, but it also captures the thrill of exploration, the satisfaction of figuring out interesting puzzles, and the payoff of a well-told story. These elements demonstrate a reverence for the genre that can't be manufactured, and anyone who shares the same passion shouldn't miss Resonance.
  18. Jun 29, 2012
    80
    Resonance is a labour of love, and it shows. The game offers an intelligent, deep story and challenging but well designed puzzles. If you like smart games, this is a must-play.
  19. Jun 28, 2012
    80
    A very good example of why point-and-click adventures still deserve plenty of notice.
  20. Jun 19, 2012
    80
    Sometimes, Resonance is confusing because its system is somewhat unclear. It requires time, a cold head, and a good awareness of clues in order to solve the puzzles. But you're then rewarded with a really good story and lovable characters. A very nice point & click, both funny, mature, and poignant.
  21. Aug 1, 2012
    79
    Quotation forthcoming.
  22. Jun 22, 2012
    76
    An interesting story and intelligent puzzles help to transform this adventure into a good thriller. This is an enchanting retro trip with clever ideas.
  23. Jul 3, 2012
    75
    Resonance is an interesting story almost to the very end. A game that challenges fans of the genre by introducing some new things into the gameplay. It's a modest, pixelated clickfest that will take gamers on a long journey and give them lots of fun. Resonance reminds us that a game is first and foremost a story, a way to deliver something, a form of expression – much like a book, a comic or a movie.
  24. 70
    Innovative "retro-movie" would probably win many awards 20 years ago. These days it can "only" bring back some of the sweetest memories. [July 2012]
  25. Jul 28, 2012
    70
    A solid, but all in all cookie-cutter adventure game.
  26. Jul 23, 2012
    70
    There's still plenty of life in the genre, as this creative romp amply demonstrates, even if fully appreciating it takes more patience than some will be able to muster.
  27. Jul 6, 2012
    70
    With its complex and surprising story and vintage visuals Resonance is a must have for all point'n'click fans. [August 2012, p.83]
  28. Jun 28, 2012
    70
    Resonance is a game with great ideas, wonderful puzzles and inspiring gameplay, but also a lackluster storyline that never reaches its potential.
  29. Jun 23, 2012
    70
    Resonance sketches a somber image of the future in low resolution. The retro point-and-click-game combines science fiction with descent puzzling, but forgets to top it off with a good story.
  30. Jun 19, 2012
    70
    Resonance is undoubtedly a compelling adventure for the majority of the playtime, but it also feels only half of one, and with the rush to the finale even a sequel couldn't fill in the blanks. Most importantly: what the hell was with the mysterious breast-feeding Japanese lady?
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Jun 20, 2012
    10
    Absolutely amazing! I mean it really feels as if Im playing a game straight from 1994. This game just overflows with those nostalgic feelingsAbsolutely amazing! I mean it really feels as if Im playing a game straight from 1994. This game just overflows with those nostalgic feelings of the glory days of Adventure gaming. The puzzles are tough the dialog is great and the voice acting is fantastic! Full Review »
  2. Aug 9, 2012
    9
    This game is at the top of it's league right now. What an awesome adventure with very intense story that is spread out in very good dialogue.This game is at the top of it's league right now. What an awesome adventure with very intense story that is spread out in very good dialogue. Makes your imagination just take you away in a awesome tale. And you know what? You are in it ...aren't you? Full Review »
  3. Jun 20, 2012
    8
    Just finished my first playthrough of Resonance and that's really my main complaint. It's a really solid puzzle game and the story and voiceJust finished my first playthrough of Resonance and that's really my main complaint. It's a really solid puzzle game and the story and voice acting are very good quality. I did have two main complaints, the first being there are a few points where the puzzles/situations seem out of place of the story. The "puzzle box" being prime example. Other than that it was a little short, I clocked about 8-9 hours out of the game on first play but it was only $10. I'd say if your a fan of well written puzzlers its a must, if your not then its a cheap way to have a really good couple of afternoons. Full Review »