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  1. Nov 28, 2016
    90
    At the first glance, impenetrable, yet totally cohesive and immersive puzzle game in the inside. It impresses not only with visuals, but also with powerful scenes from the game world and its hidden secrets.
  2. Jun 29, 2017
    90
    Dark Train has broken the mold when it comes to puzzle games and created a very dark and engaging experience, despite not having a storyline. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a puzzle game that does not hold your hand.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 12, 2016
    80
    Dark Train is a heart-felt ode to a creative spirit. Great visuals together with inventive puzzles create an amazing game whose soul you’ll surrender to. [Issue #269]
  4. Jun 4, 2018
    80
    Dark Train takes you on a singular, confusing, marvellous journey into a seemingly grey industrial world that proves to be full of exuberant imagination. All in the company of a mechanical squid called Ann.
  5. Oct 20, 2017
    70
    Dark Train easily could be a game you’ll either love or hate. Those who appreciate a good hint system, distinct feedback and puzzle pathfinding might feel left in the weeds because of its obfuscating nature. But if you like games that don’t hold your hand or get in the way, prepare to be challenged. You’ll want to keep a pen and paper handy to make notes as the game mixes things up at nearly every turn. Dark Train is a neat, confounding, obtuse, and fascinating puzzle adventure that brings to mind older, niche PC games.
  6. Sep 19, 2017
    64
    There’s an existential discussion to be had over whether or not games need to be fun, and I’m not prepared to have it. Dark Train is not fun, but it is beautiful.
  7. Mar 31, 2017
    55
    To its credit, the sound design of Dark Train compliments its engaging presentation to create a fully realized mechanical world, and a dense soundscape that is as effective and oppressive as the dreary and haunting visuals. Along with the strong art design, Dark Train provides an evocative, beautiful, but ultimately alienating experience. It’s slow and confusing in all the wrong ways, and provides no payoff at the end of its painful, frustrating adventure.

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