Sokobond PC

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  • Summary: Sokobond sets players in oddly shaped rooms, where they must move a single atom, designated by a dashed outline, to form a molecule. Elements have been strategically placed throughout the area, and every atom must be bonded to the player’s own to successfully solve the puzzle.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 3, 2013
    90
    Sokobond introduces complexity via level furniture that breaks bonds or lets you adjust the position of bonded atoms, but even the basic chambers provide ingenious challenges. Forget chemistry: it takes alchemy to produce a puzzle game as refined and smart as this.
  2. Nov 3, 2013
    90
    This is a game about the beauty of science, and most puzzle games can learn from its findings.
  3. Jul 30, 2014
    89
    Sokobond is puzzle game that follows brilliantly the rule 'less is more'. Simple rules of chemistry dictate the puzzles of the game, without the need of their profound knowledge. Sokobond demonstrates how simple a concept or an idea can be, yet how hard it is to reach that goal. Isn't this, what science is all about? Definitely recommended.
  4. Jul 23, 2014
    80
    In a word, Sokobond is elegant. It is elegant in its concept, it is elegant in its aesthetic direction, and it is elegant in its puzzle design.
  5. Nov 3, 2013
    70
    Once you understand that this game, whilst centred on an elemental and molecular foundation, is really just about moving blocks until they’re in the right place - and have been put there in the correct order - you’ll be able to beat all one-hundred and forty four levels of it (these can all be unlocked from the start if desired) and suffice to say such a result would be as rewarding as getting an A+ in any school exam.
  6. Aug 4, 2014
    68
    Sokobond is a challenging, quiet game. But it's also a fun game, as the post-level facts come out, telling you about the practical applications of these little elements you're pushing around.
  7. Dec 4, 2013
    60
    Even though it has little to do with real chemistry, Sokobond poses some interesting challenges. It's not especially memorable, but it will supply a few hours of solid puzzling.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 14, 2013
    9
    It's about time Metacritic listed this game!

    If you haven't seen Northernlion's "Let's Look At" for this game (it demonstrates the game
    It's about time Metacritic listed this game!

    If you haven't seen Northernlion's "Let's Look At" for this game (it demonstrates the game much better than I could explain it), Sokobond is a puzzle game where the goal is to form a chemical compound with the elements (hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen) on the level. Each element is capable of forming a different number of bonds. You play as an atom of one of the elements, and if you move next to another element, the two elements will bond together if both have any remaining bonds. Once elements are bonded together, they start moving as one object. The difficulty comes from that if you form your molecule improperly, you may not be able to navigate around the level properly in order to form bonds with the atoms. Fortunately, each level has unlimited undos and can be reset easily, so a small mistake will not cause frustration. Upon completion, each level provides an interesting fact about the molecule you just formed.

    The level map plays an important role in progression in this game. Once a level is completed, the levels adjacent to the level you completed are unlocked. The game is divided into sections, and many of them introduce new mechanics. There is no order in which you must complete the levels; if you are stuck on one section, you can always attempt levels in a different section. There is an option to unlock all levels from the start, but I don't recommend using it unless you have been absolutely stumped on all of the available levels for hours.

    The game constantly mixes things up by providing new mechanics that add depth and complexity to the puzzles. Some levels have spaces that allow you to split bonds. Some levels have spaces that allow you to form double and triple bonds. Some levels have spaces that allow parts of your molecule to turn around corners. All of these mechanics are used in interesting ways.

    So far I have been talking on and on about how the game works and not about what I actually think of the game. So, what do I think of the game? I think this game is absolutely brilliant. The puzzles are quite difficult, but that makes them all the more satisfying when you solve them. There is also a huge variety in the puzzles; each puzzle is solved in a completely different way from the others. If I had to think of a complaint, it would be the lack of a level editor, but 144 puzzles is already quite a lot given the quality of the puzzles, and I don't think anybody could create puzzles as high quality as the ones created by the developers. All in all, a must-buy for any puzzle game fan.
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  2. Sep 11, 2014
    9
    The design is so elegant and minimalistic you'd think every level was similar. But even 80 puzzles into the game, I still have to get newThe design is so elegant and minimalistic you'd think every level was similar. But even 80 puzzles into the game, I still have to get new ideas at every other puzzle. It's possible to go trial-and-error on the game, but eureka moments are often required, which is for me the mark of puzzle excellence. Blend the best puzzle games and you might end up with a mess... it takes gourmet puzzle making to cook something like Sokobond. ;-) Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2014
    8
    A fun and challenging puzzle game similar to a sliding puzzle except a lot more advanced. It has an interesting, non-linear, layout whichA fun and challenging puzzle game similar to a sliding puzzle except a lot more advanced. It has an interesting, non-linear, layout which unlocks several levels after completing one so if you get stuck on one puzzle it's not game over. Expand
  4. Oct 5, 2017
    7
    Pretty cool and innovative puzzle game - I've put waaaaay too much time into this game.Pretty cool and innovative puzzle game - I've put waaaaay too much time into this game. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Expand

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