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85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Jan 9, 2015
    95
    It's unique, fresh and makes you think. As weird as it may look, Framed is one of those milestones in mobile gaming, and one of those games you have to try.
  2. Feb 1, 2015
    90
    Smart, innovative, well balanced and beautiful: Framed is a gorgeous debut for Loveshack, and easily one of the best games of the year on iOS.
  3. Jan 7, 2015
    90
    Unless one of the puzzles absolutely stumps you, the credits will come before the 2-hour mark. That might be too soon for some, but what matters more is Framed is a game that never wears out its welcome, with every second a joy to play.
  4. Dec 5, 2014
    90
    Truly, Framed is one of the must-have mobile games of 2014.
  5. Nov 25, 2014
    90
    Rearrange comic book-like panels to change the outcome of a story in this noir-ish, thrilling puzzle game.
  6. Nov 24, 2014
    90
    Smokey rooms, smooth jazz and a man with a briefcase: FRAMED has all the components of a noir story shuffled in a really smart puzzle game.
  7. Nov 19, 2014
    90
    A bright light in a increasingly dull genre, Framed is a puzzler with enough going for it that you can look past its little problems.
  8. Nov 14, 2014
    90
    Framed offers a thoroughly entertaining puzzle adventure that will keep you glued to your iOS device making it a must buy.
  9. Dec 19, 2014
    80
    Essentially, FRAMED is even more Monument Valley than Monument Valley. It’s stylishly attractive and milks its central mechanic, but there isn’t all that much to milk. Rather than getting repetitive or losing focus, both games just end gracefully after a relatively brief, not very challenging, but unique and thoroughly enjoyable experience.
  10. Nov 28, 2014
    80
    FRAMED is a brilliant puzzle game that you can't quit one you've started playing it. Even if it's too short, the experience is memorable for what it does great: its mechanics feel great, it's beautiful, well-rhythmed, with a fantastic jazz score. A must have for any smartphone/tablet owner.
  11. Nov 17, 2014
    80
    As a puzzler, Framed is a sought-after package: a special brand of visual problem solving. A sleuthy escape depends on its panel-switching mechanic, which feels like second nature.
  12. Hyper Magazine
    Feb 9, 2015
    70
    A very cool puzzle game, but one that relies a little too heavily on the inherent brilliance of its concept. [Issue#257, p.77]
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. Nov 24, 2014
    10
    Just the mobile GOTY! All awards are well deserved. It is a moody, smart and innovate game. Some fresh air in the industry of gaming. I highlyJust the mobile GOTY! All awards are well deserved. It is a moody, smart and innovate game. Some fresh air in the industry of gaming. I highly recommend this game. Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2015
    4
    This was a really great little game until it suddenly got 100x more difficult when it gets to the train station. You can see what needs to beThis was a really great little game until it suddenly got 100x more difficult when it gets to the train station. You can see what needs to be done, but it won't let you do it. I assume that there are some obscure rules as to how to go about it, which would be fine, but up to this point it has all been pretty simple and straightforward, but still fun, and now suddenly it becomes nearly impossible. I am so disappointed because I was really enjoying it until then. Maybe I will do and check the cheat sites to see if there is something I am missing. Nice little game ruined by lack of proper graduation of difficulty levels. Full Review »
  3. Feb 8, 2016
    5
    It's a brilliant idea, and looks good, but is way too expensive for such a short game. Puzzles aren't difficult. Finished it in one briefIt's a brilliant idea, and looks good, but is way too expensive for such a short game. Puzzles aren't difficult. Finished it in one brief sitting, then spent a while lamenting my lost $$. Full Review »