Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 80
    LIT is another fine example of the advantages of WiiWare: daring, unusual concepts that publishers wouldn’t look twice at for the retail sector.
  2. It's just a shame that, much like its moping hero, it never ventures far enough from its comfort zone to become truly memorable.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. It's got its share of flaws but this is another absorbingly original puzzler for WiiWare.
  6. LIT stands proudly eclectic among the sea of mediocre titles available on WiiWare, bringing a truly innovative take on the puzzle genre to the table and offering a lot for players to explore. The issues with minor control flaws can't really bring down the well-executed atmosphere, clever design or overall fun the experience of playing the game offers.
  7. Like LostWinds, LIT is one of the definitive WiiWare releases. With plenty of challenging content and creepy style to spare, LIT is a must-play for horror fans.
  8. This dark puzzle game will test your problem-solving abilities, as long as the design quirks don't kill you first.
  9. 75
    LIT is a very interesting puzzle game, with a gameplay premise which turns it into a very remarkable proposal within the WiiWare portfolio.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. LIT showcases some rather novel puzzle aspects, while simultaneously remaining shrouded with horror and darkness.
  13. 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.
  14. Even with the shortcomings in its presentation and occasionally frustrating deaths, it's hard for a puzzle fan to be let down by LIT.
  15. 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.
  16. 80
    LIT is a puzzle game wrapped up in a 3D candy shell and delivers a fun, creative experience that many will enjoy.
  17. 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]
  18. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    A clever puzzle game that will have you thinking and shaking at the same time. [Christmas 2009, p.101]
  19. Pelit (Finland)
    A dark, atmospheric and reasonably original puzzle adventure. There's not much variation, though. [Jan 2010]
  20. Nintendo Gamer
    It's good fun and something different. [May 2009, p.76]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 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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