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Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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  • Summary: Players embrace the gravity-bending exploits of space miner John Rochard as he discovers the first proof of extraterrestrial life.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Oct 14, 2011
    91
    Rochard is a breath of fresh air for the PlayStation Network and the gaming industry as a whole. It is an original ideal filled with great puzzles and an entertaining sense of humor.
  2. Oct 19, 2011
    88
    Rochard is a thoroughly enjoyable game that I look forward to playing again. Not every part of it won me over, but none of it was bad. It was refreshing to play a game with an everyman main character, and even after finishing the game, I can say I still want to be a space miner.
  3. Sep 23, 2011
    85
    Enjoy Rochard as it was intended, and let it bend your mind a bit. You won't be sorry you did.
  4. Oct 4, 2011
    80
    It's a refreshing, perfectly sized game that squeezes the fun puzzle process, of learning and exploiting the rules, into tidy little rooms.
  5. Oct 21, 2011
    80
    John St. John, pretty visuals, and a great story to get behind, Rochard is a sleeper hit. Learning how to long jump in low gravity or just launching grenades through five different force fields to destroy one small piece of metal for a trophy gets my fingers itchy. Another great game to play, but who am I to tell you. Figure it out for yourself. Alabama.
  6. Oct 7, 2011
    75
    A solid game with a few frustrating flaws, which are not big or bad enough to topple my appreciation for what Recoil Games did here.
  7. 60
    For a downloadable game with barely a single new idea of its own this is still an entertaining, if rather uneven, platform puzzler.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Oct 4, 2011
    10
    A fantastic puzzle platformer!! After trying out the trial/demo, I just had to buy it (and for 10 bucks it's a steal). The gameplay is simply amazing - worthy of a perfect 10! Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2011
    9
    This game was a great surprise! Really solid controls, excellent physics-based puzzles, and I really liked the setting and the characters. The atmosphere was great, it was like Cowboy Bebop + Metroid + Shadow Complex :)
    Oh, and I loved the Soundtrack. Good job Devs!
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  3. Oct 3, 2011
    9
    Really good game, too bad Sony published it. The puzzles are really interesting, the voice acting is decent but the gameplay is awesome! These guys did an awesome job with the game, wish i heard about it sooner. Expand
  4. Sep 29, 2011
    9
    I really liked it! It reminded me of Portal.

    The game looks really great and has some awesome music. I hope they will some day add
    multiplayer to this. Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2011
    8
    A superb puzzle/arcade romp... think of it as a Shadow Complex/Portal clone but with the Half Life 2 gravity gun instead of the portal gun and you might have a good idea of what to expect from this :) Expand
  6. Dec 11, 2012
    8
    If i could give this game a 8.5 i would, This is better than an 8 game, but not quite a 9. The only problem was it was too short. I loved the setting the gameplay the characters, it was new and original. I love these re-imaging of 2-D platformers, but the only problems is length. I loved shadow complex and deadlight as well, if only these games become longer then I will be set. Expand
  7. Jan 2, 2014
    6
    Had a decent start, liked the controls and humor.....but just got stale and boring after awhile and never picked up. Puzzles weren't very creative compared to other puzzle games. Expand

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