PC Gamer UKSep 19, 2012Short, sweet, and entirely too touching for a platform game about bouncy squared narrated by Danny Wallace. [Oct 2012, p.96]
Jul 11, 2012Fiddly bits notwithstanding, Thomas Was Alone is a game crafted with real love and attention. It shines through most prominently in its neurotic set of blocks, a cast so delightful you'd give them a cuddle if they weren't all sharp edges. Mind you, I'm not sure Chris would like that too much. But even that grumpy old square would admit that spending time with Thomas is, actually, a whole lot of fun.
PC PowerPlayDec 30, 2012An enjoyable puzzle platformer wrapped in boundless charm. [Jan 2013, p.76]
Sep 5, 2013Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful is what I will always say about this game. Like many people are saying, this game is not at allBeautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful is what I will always say about this game. Like many people are saying, this game is not at all challenging, the puzzles are quite easy once you learn the core mechanics as each puzzle somewhat follows the same structure as a previous level you may have already completed. So why would I give this game a 10 out of 10? Because not only was this a game I can sit down, play and enjoy after a stressful tiresome day, but narration and story helps push this game to be one of the greatest indie games I have ever played, the story is beyond charming, although it may not have made me burst out laughing, the humor allowed me to smile as I appreciated each joke, each tale, each character. If you want an action packed exploding difficult puzzle game, this is definitely not for you. If you are someone who wants to play a relaxing game with a beautiful soundtrack which is perfectly integrated into the game with beautiful characters then this is 100% for you. Please do not be put of because the characters are mere shapes, these characters have more personality than many triple A titles I have played. This game is worth the support, and I want to thank whoever made this game a million times. Just beautiful.… Expand
Mar 14, 2014This game is minimalist and as near perfection as I can imagine.
You control several blocks in a solid and fun puzzle-type game, but theThis game is minimalist and as near perfection as I can imagine.
You control several blocks in a solid and fun puzzle-type game, but the developer did not stop there. No, each block was given specific abilities, and a specific character. The game quickly starts as "Thomas was alone" but quickly Thomas (the little red rectangle) has friends (other colourful blocky shapes), and the friends must help each other. And on top of that, the game was also given a charming narration and story told simply and clearly by the wonderful voice actor Danny Wallace
I have never before felt emotionally attached to little blocks. And I'm not the only one: If you watch online reviews, you will hear many reviewers getting emotional about the little rectangles, and calling them by name.
The soundtrack sets the perfect mood, I found myself listening to it for long periods just enjoying it.. And as the game neared the finale, the music perfectly matches the mood.
This is a master class in how the right soundtrack and voice acting can take a good game and make it magnificent. Other, bigger budget titles, have much to learn from this small game.
So stop reading this review and go buy Thomas Was Alone. It is a masterpiece.… Expand
Dec 23, 2012This game's storyline is like a reincarnation of Douglas Adams. I found myself smiling through the whole game. The puzzles are easy toThis game's storyline is like a reincarnation of Douglas Adams. I found myself smiling through the whole game. The puzzles are easy to understand and they make you want to keep solving them to get more of the story.… Expand
Jun 7, 2013Thomas Was Alone is a simple platformer with some of the best narration I have ever seen in a game. The developers by actually making youThomas Was Alone is a simple platformer with some of the best narration I have ever seen in a game. The developers by actually making you care about differently colored rectangles. This game is well worth the money and it's story will not disappoint you.
The characters are great because of the absolutely fantastic narration, who needs highly rendered humanoids with six-quadrillion polygons, just good story telling and rectangles makes one of the best characters ever in gaming.… Expand
Apr 29, 2017Game: Thomas Was Alone
Publisher/Developer: Bithell Games System: Steam (PC) Total Score: 82/100 Value Score: 8.2/10 •Game: Thomas Was Alone
Publisher/Developer: Bithell Games
System: Steam (PC)
Total Score: 82/100
Value Score: 8.2/10
• Story: 8/10
• Characters: 7/10
• GamePlay: 9/10
• Graphics: 7/10
• Sound: 9/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 7/10
• Replay Value: 7/10
• Player Value: 8/10
+Great Narration and story that meshes well with the environment and music
+100 levels to play
+Great puzzles that involve teamwork with the characters
-Sometimes when you try to jump and run at the same time, you might not jump
-Some of the post game levels can be unforgiving
-Very short and simple in design… Expand
Jul 20, 2013This game is truly one of the most beautiful yet simple games I've ever played. This game really shows how minimalist graphics producesThis game is truly one of the most beautiful yet simple games I've ever played. This game really shows how minimalist graphics produces awesome storytelling and ambiance, as well as make you focus on the actual puzzles. The music is also wonderfully composed in this title. Anyone who can pick up on patterns and solve puzzles fairly quickly can easily finish this game in about 4 hours. Though it does have a lasting impression on you when you figure out the story and is a very satisfying experience. Despite the short game span, it is well worth the 10 dollars (although I would recommend the developer to cut off a few dollars). Perfect example of how indie games pack a whole new experience to the average gamer. I give it an 8/10 for its compelling story, unique mechanics, beautiful yet simple graphics, and its awesome ambient soundtrack.
Note: To any of you Portal 2 fans, the voice actor of Wheatley is the narrator throughout the game.… Expand
Jul 16, 2014Bad graphics that are literally just rectangles moving around. Super generic platforming. Very short. These all make for a terrible game.Bad graphics that are literally just rectangles moving around. Super generic platforming. Very short. These all make for a terrible game. Having a narrator doesn't magically turn a terrible game into a good one despite what everyone seems to think.… Expand
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