Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. A puzzle game that plays like Portal and does everything else like Ed Wood. Enthusiastic, but it's not high-art. [Dec 2009, p.93]
  2. Twin Sector is a game or you love or hate, there is no middle way. But if we are part of the first category, the satisfaction of having solved a puzzle and the obsessive desire to move forward are sufficient incentives to shut one eye on the various flaws that are hidden in the game.
  3. The first impressions of this game are really good, but after a few minutes it already starts to get boring. The surveillance system O.S.C.A.R. is not really helpful. Messages like “Ashley, there is a problem” or “Ashley, the elevator doesn’t work” are simply useless. This game is nothing for a player who likes action games.
  4. It's a motivating variation of Portal, but not as good. It's a case of "great idea, bad realization". The use of the glove works great, but unfair trial-and-error puzzles and the tracer battles are annoying. The last third of the game doesn't offer anything new.
  5. All I can say is that if I were walking through a store, (although you can get the game online at Steam) I would have my "model 229 standard issue Robinson telekinesis gloves," in repel mode should I come across a copy of Twin Sector.
  6. 43
    As you have probably guessed by now, I don't care for Twin Sector. And I think I'm even more aggravated because, at its heart, the game actually does have quite a bit of potential.
  7. This dull physics-based puzzle game is neither charming nor exciting, and most importantly, it isn't fun.
  8. At around fifteen hours of crashing, poorly delivered cutscenes, unnecessarily thorny and intricate puzzles, not forgetting a complete lack of atmosphere and immersion, you'll find yourself asking that question a lot if you do decide to give it a go.
  9. Twin Sector suffers from a lot of problems such as wonky game play mechanics, questionable physics and terrible voice acting, terrible story and level design.
  10. I appreciate that it made the effort to include full voice-acting throughout and… that’s about all. The premise of telekinetic gloves is solid, but without the physics and level-design to support it, Twin Sector is a b-game Portal knockoff.
  11. Being unable to execute the obvious solution to a problem because of poor design and implementation is simply inexcusable. [Mar 2010, p.70]
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. May 29, 2012
    3
    This game had potential however poor level design, a lack of direction, insane fall damage, and check points that are few and far between inThis game had potential however poor level design, a lack of direction, insane fall damage, and check points that are few and far between in certain areas make it a chore to play. Im a completionist so i finished the game however it took around 6-8 hours altogether with probably 10% of that being loading time, and about 50% being spent speed running through sections of puzzles I had already completed after being sent back to a distant check point upon death. This game could have easily been a great puzzle game however the developers need to put a little more thought in there level layout(a lot of just giant U turn hallways with cage dividers serving no purpose other then to waste time), damage settings(falling 5+ feet is a instant death if you dont catch yourself), and the check point layout(the lack of many check points in parts of the game made it very unforgiving and time consuming). Full Review »
  2. DonA
    Jan 13, 2010
    6
    Portal is my all-time favorite game. Ok, Twin Sector is not portal, but it is portal-like. I don't like the "battles" - this is a puzzle Portal is my all-time favorite game. Ok, Twin Sector is not portal, but it is portal-like. I don't like the "battles" - this is a puzzle game, let it be a puzzle game. Also the controls are clunky, but the physics are decent. I wouldn't buy for $20, but if it went on sale for maybe $5-10, I'd probably pick it up. Full Review »
  3. Scree
    Jan 1, 2010
    9
    My gosh, well I'll just never get critics! "This game is nothing for a player who likes action games" -- Uh, sorry, but, DUH? I mean, My gosh, well I'll just never get critics! "This game is nothing for a player who likes action games" -- Uh, sorry, but, DUH? I mean, DUH!! That's like saying Doom3 is nothing for a player who likes puzzles, or Crysis is nothing for a player who hates graphics. LMAO Anywho, Twin Sector is cool. Wouldn't even think of comparing it to Portal really, but I can see the similarities now. But it's completely different. heh Fun stuff, IF you like physical puzzle games. The story is OK too, simple and too the point. The main char has a sexy voice (english ver), and I swear I know the OSCAR voice from somewhere else. A very nice game for the discounted price it is now (I waited and am glad didn't pay $29, $24, or even $19, but it's definitely worth the latter). Full Review »