Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Apr 2, 2013
    88
    The Bridge is brilliantly designed to test one's wits without frustrating him/her in the least bit.
  2. Mar 25, 2013
    90
    The Bridge is a rare gem in terms of style and game design; the value of which, however, is overshadowed by a slightly oversized selling price.
  3. Mar 7, 2013
    90
    An experience that I haven't had since P.B. Winterbottom and Braid, and it gives both of them a run for their money. Together, these three games now constitute my Holy Trinity of puzzle games.
  4. Feb 18, 2013
    90
    It offers almost everything you could ask from a puzzle game: it's easy to play, intellectually challenging, fresh and visually appealing. We would have like it a little bit longer, but still it's a great choice for those who want to challenge themselves.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. May 14, 2013
    5
    Super disappointed in this game. The art style and the setup seemed really interesting. However over the course of the game it began to feelSuper disappointed in this game. The art style and the setup seemed really interesting. However over the course of the game it began to feel more like a poor man's Braid. I don't like to compare games to other so directly but this felt like it was living in Braid's shadow a little too closely and it was all the worse for it. Most of the puzzles ended up being more a matter of keep poking them until they were solved than me actually figuring them out and the storytelling just felt very lacking. A real shame. Full Review »
  2. Aug 13, 2013
    8
    Brilliant game with very clever mechanisms and puzzles. Very nice artwork too. A lot of potential. I would have rated 10 if puzzles were notBrilliant game with very clever mechanisms and puzzles. Very nice artwork too. A lot of potential. I would have rated 10 if puzzles were not that easy. I finished the full game in one seating of less than 6 hours, obtaining all the achievements but 1 (out of 16). If the game gets upgrades or DLCs with additional puzzles, I'll change my score to 10. Full Review »
  3. Jun 16, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The Bridge is an independent puzzle game set in an M. C. Escher-like world. Your basic controls consist of walking and turning the world. The game's ad states that no two puzzles are similar, which sounds like an interesting challenge. Unfortunately, it does not quite live up to these expectations.

    SPOILERS AHEAD.
    The puzzles are divided into four chapters, each having six puzzles and the "mirrored" versions of each and every world, 48 total. While the first half is, say, realistic, the second half is quite disjointed forward puzzles are intertwined with really odd ones. The most difficult part was figuring out the locations of the so-called "wisps". According to the forum discussions it took an entire community quite some time to find all of them and the "hints" at these are really complex.

    The frustration part was a little too much for my taste, but overall it is a very nicely designed game. It can be played well with a controller, but I'd say that its current retail price of 14 is a tad too much.
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