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Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

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  • Summary: Explore the inner workings of deserted factories in search of data cassettes that contain boundless virtual worlds. Collect more tapes and explore more worlds and you'll soon discover new methods of traversal and control that will take you farther than you'd ever expect.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 1, 2016
    85
    Despite its brisk pace and sparse storytelling, Small Radios Big Televisions manages to feel like a complete handcrafted package. The game shines when you're weaving between corridors and virtual worlds hunting for keys to a mystery among forgotten places and glitchy spaces.
  2. Nov 13, 2016
    80
    Overall, Small Radios Big Televisions is a memorable journey. Devoured in a single setting, the game provides an experience more akin to exploration and introspection than challenge. Make no mistake, this is art. A beautiful trip packed in moulded off-white plastic and labeled with a sharpie from the junk drawer. Put on your headphones and enjoy the ride.
  3. Nov 8, 2016
    70
    Small Radios Big Televisions isn’t the type of two-hour indie experience that’s going to blow your mind, but there’s something oddly relaxing and engrossing about navigating through its creepy factories. Despite its story falling short as a whole, there’s enough context given here to create the foundation for a special experience, but it doesn’t quite cross the finish line. It’s a pretty, atmospheric title that doesn’t shy away from how truly weird it is.
  4. Dec 15, 2016
    63
    It’s a game which you’ll enjoy clicking around in for a few hours, although when it comes to the story, you might be left with more questions than answers. You won’t get much satisfaction from solving the puzzles, but the look and general feel of the game might be worth your attention, particularly if you’re a fan of surrealism. It’s certainly not for everyone, but there is certainly an audience out there for Small Radios Big Televisions.
  5. 60
    Small Radios Big Televisions is a thoroughly exuberant experience. The gorgeous, very analog soundtrack coupled with stimulating visuals that change dynamically create interesting worlds the player wants to explore more of. The ideas and thoughts this title instigates helps spark new discussions and views to contemplate and reflect among friends. Sadly, lackluster gameplay and a very brief completion time work against the narrative, quickly leaving you to ruminate on your own.
  6. Feb 10, 2017
    50
    I spent most of my very short time with this game walking from one room to another and exploring new areas. The atmosphere is very engaging but the lack of interesting puzzles and a confusing story prevents SRBT from reaching its potential.
  7. Nov 28, 2016
    40
    An interesting visual, good sound and gameplay that does not reach its potential, mainly because of the lack of any interesting puzzles.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 5, 2017
    8
    This is a nice little piece of puzzle art.

    You are 'investigating' some abandoned facilites to find out, what happend to the population of
    This is a nice little piece of puzzle art.

    You are 'investigating' some abandoned facilites to find out, what happend to the population of earth (?). Your goal is to find several audio tapes through the more or less maze-like factories. These tapes then give you access to a small retro VR-world showcase, where you have to find gems. These you use to progress further. That's all.
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