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  • Summary: Just a few minutes into Creaks, you will bump into some strange barking creatures in the mansion’s dark corridors. But are they as dangerous as they seem? Try to get them trapped under a beam of light and take a closer look. You may find out that what felt dangerous is a simple night table.Just a few minutes into Creaks, you will bump into some strange barking creatures in the mansion’s dark corridors. But are they as dangerous as they seem? Try to get them trapped under a beam of light and take a closer look. You may find out that what felt dangerous is a simple night table. Turning these creatures into ordinary objects is the key gameplay mechanic, along with pulling levers, stepping on pressure plates, and manipulating the environment to outsmart your enemies. [Radim Jurda] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 7, 2020
    100
    Excellent puzzle platformer, which combines efective game design, balanced difficulty and creative approach to puzzles. Above all stands an unmistakable graphic design by Amanita Studios, like a golden crown of a bit scary world. [Issue#305]
  2. Aug 4, 2020
    90
    Creaks is the new addition to Amanita Design’s catalogue, with wonderful visual design and puzzle challenges that will please fans of the genre.
  3. Aug 4, 2020
    83
    Amanita Design has moved away from their usual adventure style to build one awesome puzzle-platformer. Thanks to a near perfect learning curve, painted detours, and a stunning visual and musical package, Creaks is a must for fans of the studio and puzzle aficionados alike.
  4. Jul 16, 2020
    80
    Visually striking and mentally satisfying, Creaks is a puzzle platformer that fully embraces its oddball nature. Some control and pacing niggles aside, it’s a bright new genre entry, sure to have extra appeal for people with darker, cerebral tastes in entertainment.
  5. Jul 22, 2020
    80
    It would have been wonderful to see this team’s giant imagination expressed through the subversion of, rather than adherence to, well-worn puzzle platform conventions, but perhaps that is just plain greedy. It is, after all, such a treat to find a gorgeous narrative game that owes nothing to the culturally prevalent aesthetics of Disney, Marvel or Studio Ghibli. While the puzzle construction at the heart of Creaks is formulaic, that should not be a disincentive to give this short, singular experience a try. No time with an Amanita Design game is ever wasted.
  6. Jul 17, 2020
    80
    Those small flaws don't detract from what is a great little puzzle game, though. Amanita basically has a perfect track record when it comes to its different releases and Creaks does not break that trend. It certainly is something new for the studio that longtime fans may not immediately gel with, but those that have a love of the weird and creepy will find a lot to admire in Creaks.
  7. Jul 16, 2020
    70
    The game is primarily a vehicle for Amanita Design’s brand of typically immaculate artistry.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    Really nice game, it surpirsed me.

    Good in all of its parts. i want not write more words ****
  2. Apr 24, 2021
    10
    I recommend giving it a try.Nice expansions of the game with the new areas. This games art style is awesome.The game itself is really fun andI recommend giving it a try.Nice expansions of the game with the new areas. This games art style is awesome.The game itself is really fun and the puzzle are hella amazing.For sure recommend. Expand
  3. Jul 26, 2020
    10
    Это то, чего я ждал! Обожаю игры студии Amanita Design и в этот раз они только укрепили эту любовь. Очень атмосферные локации, приятная работаЭто то, чего я ждал! Обожаю игры студии Amanita Design и в этот раз они только укрепили эту любовь. Очень атмосферные локации, приятная работа звука, чёткая анимация и хорошие персонажи. Жду продолжения Creaks с усложнённым сюжетом и механиками :) Спасибо, Amanita :) Expand
  4. Aug 2, 2020
    8
    That's a really nice adventure game with perfect-balanced puzzle and breathtaking art work. I love the idea from the Pareidolia tendency.That's a really nice adventure game with perfect-balanced puzzle and breathtaking art work. I love the idea from the Pareidolia tendency. Don't expect from it too much, however, the way to tell the story is really boring, the number of character is too small and the puzzles' designing is iterated. It is not like Machinarium Expand
  5. Nov 26, 2020
    7
    Creaks is a very innovative an experimental puzzle game that is challenging, fun and relaxing. It definitely stands out for its art style andCreaks is a very innovative an experimental puzzle game that is challenging, fun and relaxing. It definitely stands out for its art style and soundtrack. On the negative side, it is very short, repetitive, and has no depth in the story or characters. I mention this because it was a missed opportunity but I understand how difficult it is to develop a game. Definitely don't miss out on this one. I love all of Amanita Designs’ work.

    After you pass the first 4 or 5 scenes you basically get the idea and it can turn boring if you are used to a lot more action. The controls are very simple. I wouldn't say it is easy, but it is not that hard for the average puzzle gamer, which is the main demo in the first place. It managed to keep me playing for 6 hours straight until I unlocked everything. It is very short. I wanted to see more in this universe. There are some secrets that add nothing to the plot or the game and only slow you down. If you were just to play the actual game (without the movies), you would finish it in under 3 hours. Honestly, it has no replay value in my book. Unlike other Amanita Designs’ work like Machinarium. I remember I used to play that game over 6 times.

    If I had to give them score for some relevant features it would look like this:
    5/5 Art Style
    5/5 Soundtrack
    3/5 Story
    0/5 Unlockables
    0/5 Replayability
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  6. Sep 23, 2020
    7
    Хорошо нарисованный мир, по стилистике и атмосфере похож на Машинариум. Красивые, живые, загадочные интерьеры, очень приятная музыка, котораяХорошо нарисованный мир, по стилистике и атмосфере похож на Машинариум. Красивые, живые, загадочные интерьеры, очень приятная музыка, которая еще подсказывает, что ты на верном пути решения.
    Головоломки сделаны интересно и их сложность хорошо сбалансирована, но используемые в них механики довольно однообразны и могут быстро надоесть.
    Сюжета как такового почти нет, герой просто переживает приключение. Хотя к такому формату я был готов, учитывая что и в прошлых играх Аманиты сюжет не играл ключевой роли.
    В целом приятное атмосферное путешествие в необычный мир, но не хватает разнообразия в геймплее.
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  7. Aug 20, 2020
    2
    Это позор для этой студии такой дженерик кидать, в следующий раз покупки на старте не ждитеЭто позор для этой студии такой дженерик кидать, в следующий раз покупки на старте не ждите

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