Trine PC

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
Buy On
  1. PC Zone UK
    72
    Trine deserves recognition for bringing the Lost Vikings template back to our PCs, but it isn't a classic. [Oct 2009, p.66]
  2. Edge Magazine
    70
    A charming jaunt. [Sept 2009, p.94]
  3. games(TM)
    70
    In contrast to an industry dominated by the posturing of 70-hour epics, its geniality makes for a nice alternative afternoon of gaming. [Sept 2009, p.115]
  4. As good as Trine is it left me slightly wanting due in part to its length-at about 6 hours maximum it’s very short for its price tag. If it’s a higher price, it should be full length.
  5. PC PowerPlay
    70
    Pricey, but five hours well spent. [Oct 2009, p.80]
  6. At first glance one might think of Trine as a visually appealing 2D side-scrolling adventure, and while that impression certainly is correct, the real gist of the matter lies withing the physics and puzzle based gameplay elements. In order make your way through the game, either by yourself or with up to two friends, you'll have to utilize the individual abilities of the three main character classes in order to succeed.The concept doesn't stay fresh all the way through, but this is still a great 2D adventure and co-op experience we recommend to one and all.
  7. Trine is a near-miss attempt to revive the 2D puzzle platformer of old.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 484 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 85
  2. Negative: 2 out of 85
  1. Dec 30, 2011
    9
    Fantastic visuals. Someone cared deeply about the art. The voice acting is great, the game play is very fun. Don't hesitate to get this orFantastic visuals. Someone cared deeply about the art. The voice acting is great, the game play is very fun. Don't hesitate to get this or it's sequel. Full Review »
  2. KoosKing
    Jul 25, 2009
    3
    Trine is a beautiful looking game - the artists have really poured heart and soul into it. Unfortunately it's gameplay and programming Trine is a beautiful looking game - the artists have really poured heart and soul into it. Unfortunately it's gameplay and programming where it falls flat. There's a few small issues that I'll mention first before I get to the real problem. There's no saving mid-way through a level. If you quit it's restart time. Controller configuration isn't saved so you'll need to reset that everytime too. You can't pick a resolution and aspect ratio. You must choose from the arbitrary ones offered. The voice acting ranges from good to really bad. Bad none of those are show stoppers. The problem is that using a physics engine to drive a character in a platform game is a BAD IDEA. There's a fair bit of precision jumping which you will fail time and again as your characters inertia slides them off the edge. Add to that that you're getting smacked around by heavy boxes etc... and you never really feel like you're controlling your character. The other issue with a physics based game is that it's a bit of a one trick pony. By the end of the second stage you'll have solved every puzzle varaint. The rest is tedium. Not even the enemies change. Full Review »
  3. TJW
    Dec 11, 2009
    9
    This game is quite amazing. The 2d game play is fantastic, the story is humorous and yet has some depth to it, the art in this game is This game is quite amazing. The 2d game play is fantastic, the story is humorous and yet has some depth to it, the art in this game is totally FANTASTIC, and all 3 characters are pretty useful. However, there are a few things I dislike about it. One is that the music tends to be a little repetitive. It isn't bad, but it's noticeable. Also another 'problem' is the platforming. It isn't 'bad', but it's a little loose, perhaps a bit too easy? There is some challenge in the game, but it really isn't that difficult. I only played through the medium game, so I might be wrong and it would be more difficult in later levels. It's hard to tell. Anyways, the amazing aspects of the game far outweigh any problems with the game, and I think it is well worth the cost. Full Review »