Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Apr 15, 2013
    40
    The entire experience of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams doesn’t come together in a cohesive whole often enough for it to be considered one of the great platformers, or even a really good one. Its frustrating lows, compounded by brutal difficulty spikes, don’t completely outweigh the occasional highs.
  2. Apr 4, 2013
    40
    Twisted Dreams will drive you mad. You rarely get the sense of reward when you finish a level - just a huge wave of relief that you don't have to suffer through that again.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mar 28, 2013
    3
    An old style platform game with very old fashioned game play hidden behind lush modern visuals, which often hinder rather than help you. Mario is clear, concise and bright. Giana sisters is dark and grim when in the evil/half world and quick switching between this and the light world can (with the over detailed backgrounds) make missing important details, such as spikes, all too easy. Everything kills you in one hit, enemies, spikes, getting trapped in a closing door... everything, Mario always had his mushroom from his first solo outing and the Sisters could do with a few of these as they are no where near as nimble as our modern day plumber.
    If you like out of date game mechanics, where you feel you have played through it all too many times in previously played platform games, masked over by impressive(albeit often grim) visuals with a gimmick or two thrown in for good measure then this may be the game you have been waiting for. If not then don't get tempted...
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  2. Mar 25, 2013
    10
    Fantastic! I was not expecting anything, I remember Giana sisters being some kind of rip-off mario clone from years ago. But the graphics and game mechanics blew me away. Fantastic game with some neat ideas that keep it feeling like a modern title. If you have any interest in platform games at all, you should love this! Full Review »
  3. Mar 21, 2013
    10
    Great fun! This is the best platformer on Xbox Live Arcade, the visuals are really neat. Loading takes a bit though, but every level is worth the wait. Be not misled by the cute graphics: This game is for those looking for a real challenge! Full Review »