Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The presentation has some clever and fun touches, and frustration and blemishes not withstanding, fans of both puzzles and the macabre should definitely give the game a look.
  2. 71
    The whole "use the lights" mechanic is refreshingly unique, and there's definitely a sense of satisfaction after you've figured out the room's solution.
  3. WayForward put a lot of time and work into LIT at it shows; it’s not perfect but if you’re in the mood for a puzzle game with a difference, break out your flashlight and watch out for what hides in the dark.
  4. LIT showcases some rather novel puzzle aspects, while simultaneously remaining shrouded with horror and darkness.
  5. It's got its share of flaws but this is another absorbingly original puzzler for WiiWare.
  6. It's just a shame that, much like its moping hero, it never ventures far enough from its comfort zone to become truly memorable.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Lit is consistently rewarding for its duration, the lack of handholding and clue-giving heightening the thrill of finding a solution, regardless of whether it was thought through or merely stumbled upon in the dark. [Christmas 2009, p.100]
  8. If you like puzzle games, you might want to check LiT out, and if darkness and monsters are up your alley all the more reason to get it. Just prepare for a few rage fits.
  9. LIT's emphasis on trial and error might turn off the more impatient player, but if you are the kind that can't say no to a good puzzler, there are unlockable game modes to extend your play.
  10. It's recommended, but with a little more polish it could have been fantastic. As it stands, it's an interesting, yet slightly flawed effort.
  11. Nintendo Gamer
    It's good fun and something different. [May 2009, p.76]

Awards & Rankings

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. KyleSellers
    Feb 16, 2009
    Without a doubt, the best game I've played on WiiWare yet. It actually innovates, which seems to be something severely lacking onWithout a doubt, the best game I've played on WiiWare yet. It actually innovates, which seems to be something severely lacking on WiiWare.

    There are a few aspects which seem clunky, but it more than makes up for those with a clever concept and an excellent take on the somewhat stale puzzle genre.
    I would highly recommend this. Hopefully this series can gain some traction, I'd love to see it on the DS or Xbox Live Arcade!
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