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  • Summary: The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave the player with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph. Expand
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  1. Nov 16, 2013
    90
    The Bridge is an easy game to recommend given its compelling and satisfying gameplay and low price.
  2. 80
    With an excellent soundtrack, and beautiful [if simple] art direction, The Bridge is a sensory treat. [Christmas 2013, p.103]
  3. Jan 28, 2014
    80
    It's always good to see a puzzle game with a unique style and an original concept, and the game certainly earns props for turning to M.C. Escher for inspiration.
  4. 75
    As long as you possess ample patience and an abiding affection for mental gymnastics, you’ll still emerge with a smile on your dial.
  5. Dec 3, 2013
    75
    Overall, for the cheap digital price, you have a quaint little puzzler in The Bridge that will keep you entertained for a decent amount of time.
  6. Jan 24, 2014
    70
    While a number of the mechanics will feel familiar, The Bridge still feels like a slick perception puzzler that fans of brain ticklers will no doubt warm to.
  7. Nov 26, 2013
    65
    At only $10, it’s worth a plunge for genre fans, but only expect about three hours of gameplay with a startling difficulty spike.

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  1. Nov 14, 2013
    10
    I like this game!! it's really fun!! it brings me together and I would recommend it to all those people looking for a new game to play!! I love everything about this game!!! Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2013
    9
    I like this game!! it's really fun!! it brings me together and I would recommend it to all those people looking for a new game to play!! I love everything about this game!!! Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2013
    9
    A creative and challenging puzzle platformer. The controls are simple and work well. Some puzzles will take you a minute while other, more mind-bending puzzles, can eat up a lot of your time while adding to your frustration. However, the satisfaction gained by completing the more difficult puzzles is what keeps you pushing forward. The style, unique level design, fun and challenging puzzles are what make The Bridge one of the most engaging games currently on the XboxLive Arcade. It is by no means one of the best games ever, but it is well worth your $10. Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2013
    9
    Great art design. Really simple controls with the right and left trigger. The physics and general concept reminds me of the Labyrinth game with a little bit of Limbo. Really pleasant and enjoyable brain teasers. Expand
  5. Sep 5, 2014
    7
    The Bridge is a 2d puzzle game in which the player must attempt to reach the exit for each of its chapters. In order to do this the player can rotate the screen a full 360 degrees. Further complications, such as keys that need to be collected or giant balls that can crush you, are added as you progress.

    The game uses beautifully hand drawn black and white graphics ensuring its own unique look. The puzzles are well designed and (mostly) logical, although as with many games in the genre they do arguably become too complex towards the end. Some sort of hint system may have helped but as it is very few will be able to complete the game without some sort of help from online guides.

    Available at a budget price fans of puzzle games should certainly give this a try.
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