• Publisher: Perrin
  • Release Date: Jan 24, 2013
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Enter the lost world of Kairo. Explore vast abandoned monuments. Bring strange and ancient machinery back to life. Slowly uncover the true purpose of Kairo and fulfil a great destiny.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Feb 7, 2013
    The controls are responsive and well-suited to touch devices, but more importantly, Kairo brings something fresh and unique to the platform -- there's nothing like it, to the best of my knowledge, on the App Store. We need more games like it.
  2. Jan 28, 2013
    Kairo is the kind of game that should please most old school adventure game fans. Especially those who enjoy semi-obscure puzzles built around a series of rules they have to figure out on their own. However, thanks to the useful hint system even less puzzle savvy players can enjoy themselves without getting frustrated.
  3. Feb 6, 2013
    While the beauty and evocative nature of Kairo’s world has survived the transition from its original PC form to iOS unscathed, the controls have not. Movement is flighty and unwieldy, and in desperate need of a sidestep.
  4. Feb 12, 2013
    Strong atmosphere and artsy, minimalistic presentation make Kairo's puzzle-adventure gameplay a fascinating experience, though it lacks the structure and direction that many players come to expect from the genre.
  5. Games Master UK
    Apr 14, 2013
    Here in touchscreen form, navigating the angular architecture from the game's first person view point can be finicky. [May 2013, p.89]
  6. Feb 4, 2013
    Kairo will definitely appeal to some, as it brings something new. Like Myst/Riven without the story, but if you manage to let yourself be immersed the experience can be just as rewarding. Sadly the wonky controls, strange puzzles and at times ugly level design do their best to take you out of the experience.
  7. Jan 30, 2013
    An abstract, atmospheric exploration adventure near-ruined by a breathtakingly ill-conceived iOS port.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Apr 16, 2018
    Visually astounding and fathomlessly atmospheric, contemplative and ineffable. One of the great artistic experiences of my life.