• Publisher: SCEE
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2010
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. 67
    Tumble isn't anything super special with its austere and generic looks, but it's also a completely competent, decently challenging, motion-controlled block puzzle game.
  2. There's a good amount of gameplay involved, and it's a great showcase for the PlayStation Move controller. It's a good value for the dollar.
  3. Tumble is, on the whole, what is expected from a launch title; that is, it demonstrates the technical nuance of the product, allowing users to get to grips with the new piece of kit while enjoying a decent puzzle game. The problem is, it lacks any sense of appeal in its muted visual style and cold, hard exterior, and the game never truly tests for long enough to be satisfying.
  4. Tumble's never quite as outright fun as something like Boom Blox, but along with Sports Champions' table tennis mode it's a terrific showcase for Move, and another reason to get excited about the possibilities of motion control.
  5. Jan 15, 2011
    70
    A great way of experiencing Move while we wait for hardcore games.
  6. Oct 28, 2010
    75
    An interesting puzzle, that stresses the incredible precision of Playstation Move and delivers a solid gaming experience.
  7. If you are a puzzle game fan planning to pick up Move at launch, then Tumble is certainly worth your attention. If you want to get the most out of the game, however, bring in a friend with an extra Move controller to truly bring Tumble to new heights (pun totally intended).
  8. Tumble is a great little block-stacking puzzler that's fun to play and very immersive. Probably the best game available for Move at the moment, and way better than many of the initial offerings available for Sony's motion controller.
  9. One of the greatest Move games so far. Great controls and a simple but fun premise.
  10. This clever puzzle game has plenty of variety and makes great use of the PlayStation Move.
  11. Tumble has the broad appeal of any good puzzler, though it will tax your manual dexterity in ways Tetris never dreamed. Like any good puzzle game, there will be some frustration, especially with the novel contortion element.
  12. For me, it took only a round or two of frantic and fun chaos for me to be sucked into the fun that is Tumble.
  13. 35
    Ultimately, Tumble just isn't interesting. At times the puzzles can be mildly amusing, but most of the time it's pure tedium. I literally would have had more fun seeing how high I could stack a real pile of blocks.
  14. 90
    The pacing of Tumble is intentionally slow -- I had many moments, on the edge of my seat, trying to slide a block into place with the slightest movements so as not to topple the rest of the structure -- but if you've got the patience, you'll be rewarded time and time again.
  15. It shuns the more raucous fun of Boom Blox, but this is still one of the better Move games so far and a good tech demo.
  16. 65
    Tumble certainly has its flaws but for under $20, it isn't going to break the bank either. Those hoping for the fun times had with Boom Blox will be disappointed, but Tumble is definitely for more serious puzzle gamers.
  17. Dec 25, 2010
    70
    It's a shame that the gameplay is so linear because the tech truly is astounding. [Issue#198, p.103]
  18. Tumble is an incredible PSN title that will keep your Move controller in your hand for many hours to come. And at only $10 dollars, it's a great return on such a small investment.
  19. This is more enjoyable than it really ought to be, and a great way to convert Move doubters. [Issue#51, p.111]
  20. Take this for a tumble. [Nov 2010, p.72]
  21. Tumble's prescence at the Move launch shouldn't be underestimated – it's a very clever game with some really impressive ideas and a main mechanic that sets the game apart from the rest of the line-up.
  22. Yes, Tumble is plain, but that just highlights the original gameplay mechanics and addictive nature of figuring out how to best complete each challenge. You won't find more bang for your buck among the Move launch titles.
  23. Its good price and the scarce catalog of PlayStation Move games are good reasons to buy this puzzle game.
  24. What it does do is offer a tech demo-style example of what Move can do in the basic realm of mini-games.
  25. 80
    Tumble is absolutely worth the small amount of ten bucks. This unique title uses a very simple principle and developer Supermassive Games clearly knows how to make a great Move-game.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 24, 2011
    10
    By far the most under reviewed and under rated game in recent history. It is surprisingly deep as you discover new ways to increase yourBy far the most under reviewed and under rated game in recent history. It is surprisingly deep as you discover new ways to increase your performance on previously finished levels. The game is challenging, fun, and I couldn't put it down. With a bargain basement price this is a must buy! Full Review »
  2. Sep 28, 2010
    7
    this is currently the second best move title out there, and is a welcome reprieve from the arduous arm-swinging tasks in sports champions. ifthis is currently the second best move title out there, and is a welcome reprieve from the arduous arm-swinging tasks in sports champions. if you want something a bit more cerebral and has the move show off its diversity in future puzzle-game projects, look no further. i would strongly recommend the demo to get a taste of this title. Full Review »