flOw PlayStation 3

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Play UK
    90
    Pure, beautiful genius, and the kind of game that despite its simplicity manages to surprise and wow at every turn. As relaxing as it is gorgeous, no one can dislike this. [Issue #151, p.66]
  2. 85
    Conventional review breakdowns can't do this game justice but the overall product is something you have to experience.
  3. PSM3 Magazine UK
    82
    Mesmerising and beautiful. Just excellent. [May 2007, p.77]
  4. While the $7.99 asking price feels excessive for a game that offers little content versus other downloadable games, flOw deserves to be experienced, thanks to its dreamy visuals, angelic soundtrack and addictive play.
  5. A mesmerizing, gorgeous achievement in interactive art, and should be experienced by anyone willing to open their minds as to what video games can be.
  6. It may not have any longevity beyond the times you boot it up to show off to friends as a curio of you new PS3, but at a budget price it is an undeniably unique and enchanting piece of software.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    This is utterly unique. [May 2007, p.116]
  8. One of the coolest things about flow is its simplicity. You never feel harried or rushed. Even when you pause the game, it doesn’t actually stop, it just raises your creature to a level where nothing can attack it, waiting for you to pick the controller back up and continue on.
  9. 76
    flOw is an extremely interesting game for multiple reasons. The only goal is to evolve and see what's next, and its presentation couldn't be any better. The downside is that that's about all there is to the game.
  10. Play Magazine
    75
    You can only take so much away from FLOW before the effect wears off, but until then, it's a treat that hopefully will inspire more for the future. [Apr 2007, p.47]
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. demoL.
    Jan 27, 2010
    1
    While the concept is nice, the game suffers greatly from the poor implementation of the devs' ideas: gameplay is just plain boring, thereWhile the concept is nice, the game suffers greatly from the poor implementation of the devs' ideas: gameplay is just plain boring, there is no motivation in watching your creature grow. graphics are way too weak to play the game just because of eye candy. the rest of the gamplay is destroyed by motion sensor controls and frustrating trophies. Full Review »
  2. Jul 23, 2012
    5
    Unless you happen to be a huge fan of Snake-like games, flOw has little to offer. Beautiful flowing graphics are its main draw, but watchingUnless you happen to be a huge fan of Snake-like games, flOw has little to offer. Beautiful flowing graphics are its main draw, but watching gameplay videos on YouTube is almost the same as playing the game. After spending the 40-odd minutes it takes to complete the game, most players will likely tire of plodding through what Full Review »
  3. Apr 12, 2011
    10
    It's crazy thinking how this game got such low reviews. It's a very original game with a very unique presentation. It does what it does and itIt's crazy thinking how this game got such low reviews. It's a very original game with a very unique presentation. It does what it does and it does a great job at it. Full Review »