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6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 39
  2. Negative: 13 out of 39

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  1. Sep 11, 2019
    7
    It starts well, however the execution of the idea could be better in terms of puzzle/case structure. Namely, various puzzles/cases are structured so chaotically that it may become annoying solving them not because it's inherently hard but mainly because the way of thinking of the designer might had been weird. or because it may have had a lot of grinding.
    OK, it could be considered an
    It starts well, however the execution of the idea could be better in terms of puzzle/case structure. Namely, various puzzles/cases are structured so chaotically that it may become annoying solving them not because it's inherently hard but mainly because the way of thinking of the designer might had been weird. or because it may have had a lot of grinding.
    OK, it could be considered an 8/10 but I have to give it a more modest score to differentiate it from a category that means "definitely great". What is certain is that you will either LOVE it or at least find it INTERESTING.
    Sidenote: It's a fine game but when I hear that it's a faithful recreation of the internet back then I do not agree by far. I did live through that era, as an adult, and on the internet, and it was clearly not that silly. Sure, there were pages like the silliest examples here but in no way they were a majority. In fact the majority of users up to ~2000 were computer nerds or literal computer professionals so the most "comic sans-esque" pages were usually laughed at. In fact, the trendiest web page type for a long time was simple html with very little images, but in any case, the most flashy examples were usually laughed at. This game can be excused of course, because it doesn't literally show the internet but a bastardized limited version of it manipulated by a corrupt company so I'm only referring to those calling it faithful to the internet era.
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82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. May 13, 2019
    90
    Hilarious, intricate, and touching, Hypnospace Outlaw is a surreal, loving tribute to a younger, more innocent Internet as well as a compelling detective game.
  2. Apr 9, 2019
    85
    Hypnospace Outlaw’s 90’s tinted internet exploration is spot on, but may be too specific for players who were not around to experience that particular time.
  3. Apr 8, 2019
    85
    Hypnospace Outlaw is a great ride, even though you’re the one checking tickets and enforcing the rules.