• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2012
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Jul 31, 2012
    100
    If you allow yourself to get absorbed into what Dyad is offering though, I think you'll admit that there's a lot more to Dyad than what a simple text description can relate. And for me that's the sign of something truly great, regardless of the type of media it's presented in.
  2. Jul 13, 2012
    90
    Between its exceptional presentation, fair but firm gameplay challenges, and trophy requirements that ensure you'll get some significant mileage from the experience, there's no digital game in 2012 that's like Dyad.
  3. Nov 20, 2012
    90
    Dyad walks that fine line between artistic evocation and arcade addiction, emerging in a blinding euphoria of brilliant light at the end of its tunnel.
  4. Aug 16, 2012
    90
    This is a PSN title that shouldn't be missed.
  5. Aug 24, 2012
    90
    As an experience, it's one of the most unforgettable of the generation, and overall one of the best games on PSN.
  6. Jul 12, 2012
    94
    Dyad calls to mind the pure sense of wonder that would take over when I was six years old and playing Nintendo games in front of a little television. I was completely absorbed and simultaneously amazed that I was affecting the outcome of what was transpiring on screen. Dyad has this effect on me as an adult. Constantly. I almost can't believe the speed at which it seems to be moving, and I'm equally astounded that I'm any damn good at it. In both instances Dyad is a fantastic example of its medium and deserves to be enjoyed by anyone with an active interest in it.
  7. Jul 17, 2012
    90
    Its visual and aural splendor lies a simple, stimulating experience that's difficult to put down. Dyad manages to create a beautiful synthesis of music, visual design and gameplay mechanics, and it does so without missing a beat.
  8. Jul 23, 2012
    90
    A unique, compelling experience that will reward your sense of adventure if you indulge its charms.
  9. Jul 16, 2012
    90
    Dyad is one of the best pure arcade experiences to come along in years, and for players who fall prey to the siren song of its leaderboards, it might just devour their summer.
  10. Jul 14, 2012
    87
    Few console games in recent years are as special as Dyad. It can captivate with its beautiful synthesis of visuals and audio while delivering a gameplay experience that grabs hold of you and simply won't let go.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Jul 17, 2012
    10
    Dyad is a crazy psychodellic game. It is just too damn awesome to describe it in words. Ever played Rez? This is 1000x better and faster. Another AAA exclusive for PS3s library. Never stop Sony and thank you developpers. Full Review »
  2. Jul 21, 2012
    8
    Dyad is unlike anything you have ever played before and is very hard to describe in words. It combines a racer, shooter,puzzle game and somewhat of a music game all into one psychedelic explosion of light and color. When watching Dyad you probably won't know whats happening and when playing it you might feel the same way. Dyad's sense of speed and colorful bombardment will probably cause you to get lost in its trippy tunnel. The main goal is to use enemies to pull you forward and you speed down a cylindrical tunnel. All of this visual assault only adds to Dyad's difficulty. It is not an easy game, with each level forcing you to play by different sets of rules always keeping it fresh. While Dyad's visuals may seem overwhelming at times, its solid gameplay combined with jaw dropping light and color create a very unique experience. Just don't forget to blink. Full Review »
  3. Jul 31, 2012
    10
    Dyad is a very beautiful game in both visuals and music. An unusual game, however, as it is like a racing game with no accelerate or brake button, and a shooting game with no bullets. The game nicely introduces different mechanics for game play. It is simple enough to understand, provided you take a few seconds to read the instructions. Simple button mashing does not get you far. You need to make conscious decisions on what you want to do in order to progress in this game. The first few levels start off quite tame to get the player used to the different mechanics. After the player gets the hang of how to play the game, the game progresses to a more and more psychedelic and exhilarating experience that you cannot take your eyes off of! The videos and pictures do not do this game justice! You must play it in order to really get it! Full Review »