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  • Summary: The Swapper features a unique art style that uses real-world clay-models and found objects to create an explorable space station realised in unique detail; gameplay sees players swap between different bodies to achieve otherwise impossible tasks. The game has won awards from IndieCade,The Swapper features a unique art style that uses real-world clay-models and found objects to create an explorable space station realised in unique detail; gameplay sees players swap between different bodies to achieve otherwise impossible tasks. The game has won awards from IndieCade, Develop and Freeplay, and been a finalist in many more. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Aug 6, 2014
    100
    So many puzzle platformers suffer from issues like length and boring puzzles but The Swapper delivers on all fronts and then also adds an intriguing story with questions about morality and humanity that are incredibly interesting.
  2. Jul 25, 2014
    90
    No matter the platform, The Swapper is a game that people should play. It may be a year later, but the game still stands out as one of the most creative and forward-thinking indie releases in recent memory.
  3. Jan 15, 2015
    90
    This is a very peculiar game with an excellent gameplay and an extremely interesting plot.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 16, 2014
    85
    While it lasts, The Swapper is one of the cleverest puzzle games in recent memory, both in terms of its mechanics and philosophical plot. [August 2014, p82]
  5. Sep 1, 2014
    80
    The Swapper delivers nice gameplay mechanics solid and engaging story, and good graphics... too bad that is too short.
  6. 80
    One of the best action puzzlers for several years, made all the better by some surprisingly distinctive storytelling and visuals.
  7. May 8, 2015
    50
    Despite being impressed by its visuals and attention to detail, I hadn’t first realized how short and lacking in substance it was, and I always begrudge video games like that being released in the first place.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Feb 22, 2015
    10
    This is a game that you spent over an hour for just one puzzle. Everything perfect. Atmosphere, soundtrack, gameplay. Identified itself fromThis is a game that you spent over an hour for just one puzzle. Everything perfect. Atmosphere, soundtrack, gameplay. Identified itself from other games very well. This is something else entirely. Unique. Giving 10/10. Amazing ! Expand
  2. Aug 5, 2016
    9
    It's innovative. This one make you thinking with swaps, like somedays you was thinking with portals. Top 10 of my indie all-time. And theIt's innovative. This one make you thinking with swaps, like somedays you was thinking with portals. Top 10 of my indie all-time. And the atmosphere is superb. Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2014
    9
    The swapper is a traditional side scrolling sci-fi puzzler, the graphics are not mind blowing, but there not meant to be, but they are trulyThe swapper is a traditional side scrolling sci-fi puzzler, the graphics are not mind blowing, but there not meant to be, but they are truly artistic and unique. You control a device called "the swapper" which produces copies of yourself in which you use to help solve puzzles and other tasks. the amount of mystery surrounding this game is overwhelming, the atmosphere is so compelling too. Truly unique game, loving it. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2015
    8
    Interesting game with amazing visual aesthetic and ambient atmosphere. It has a nice story to read through and interesting puzzle levels toInteresting game with amazing visual aesthetic and ambient atmosphere. It has a nice story to read through and interesting puzzle levels to play through with your unique gameplay mechanics. Expand
  5. May 5, 2015
    7
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.
    A good puzzle
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.
    A good puzzle game, with a nice atmosphere but a story too basic. The puzzles are well thought to take advantage of the "swapper" this tool that allows you to create clone and transfer your spirit/soul (choose the name you prefer) into one or other.
    The length and graphics are usual for this kind of indie games.
    I would advice this game only to puzzle games lovers, for the rest of the gamers, maybe wait for a good discount, as there is not much more in The Swapper than any other common puzzle game.
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  6. Feb 10, 2016
    7
    Fantastic little puzzle game that suffers from lacklustre voice acting, which destroys the players immersion. The atmosphere created by theFantastic little puzzle game that suffers from lacklustre voice acting, which destroys the players immersion. The atmosphere created by the beautiful soundtrack and visuals on offer, make this game worth your time regardless Expand
  7. May 11, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Expand

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