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  • Summary: Named after a real-world phenomenon where players' brains are so engrossed that images of the iconic falling Tetrimino blocks (i.e. the Tetris playing pieces) linger in their vision, thoughts, and even dreams, Tetris Effect amplifies this magical feeling of total immersion by surrounding youNamed after a real-world phenomenon where players' brains are so engrossed that images of the iconic falling Tetrimino blocks (i.e. the Tetris playing pieces) linger in their vision, thoughts, and even dreams, Tetris Effect amplifies this magical feeling of total immersion by surrounding you with fantastic, fully three-dimensional worlds that react and evolve based on how you play. Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects -- everything, down to the Tetris pieces themselves, pulse, dance, shimmer, and explode in perfect sync with how you're playing.

    From deep beneath the ocean to the furthest reaches of outer space and everywhere between, Tetris Effect's 30-plus stages take players on a wondrous, emotional journey through the universe. The core of the game is still Tetris -- one of the most popular puzzle games of all time -- but like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 29, 2019
    100
    A euphoric, almost religious game, and one that will make you wonder what you've been doing playing other games.
  2. Jul 26, 2019
    100
    Tetris Effect has lost none of the prime gameplay quality that the series is known for, it’s still as addictive and difficult to stop playing as ever. Quite frankly, Tetris Effect is the best version of Tetris. Just as important, the title suits experienced and new VR players alike. The former get hours of engrossing gameplay while the latter get to see why VR is worth getting into. Just remember to take the headset off once in a while.
  3. Aug 8, 2019
    100
    Tetris Effect is a magical experience that you really need to witness to believe. Featuring over thirty stages, unlockable content, and a wide range of challenges with their own leaderboards, it’s also the most complete Tetris experience to date. There’s endless replay value here for fans of the classic puzzle formula and virtual reality is the cherry on top.
  4. Jul 23, 2019
    90
    he name Tetris Effect was well chosen, because you really do feel the game altering your perception, as it and the Tetriminoes become your whole world. You play Tetris Effect but you also get the feeling that it is playing you, the blending of game and gamer reaching a peak in which they seem almost one and the same.
  5. Jul 25, 2019
    90
    Maybe Tetris Effect is just Tetris, but it masterfully does what so many other game remakes aim for—an experience suitable for seasoned players as well as beginners, which enhances what’s already good and offers new reasons to love a classic.
  6. Jul 24, 2019
    90
    If you own a good PC and are a Tetris fan, you won't be disappointed by Tetris Effect. It's still what can be considered as the strongest installment in the series, thanks to its lavish visuals and unforgettable sound design and tracks. But, it can potentially be a lot more beautiful and overwhelming than on PS4, with a 4K screen or with a VR headset. You just can't miss this magnificent gem.
  7. Jul 26, 2019
    70
    Tetris Effect is an absolute beauty, but the gameplay powering this audiovisual phenomenon is still the same old Tetris. Players won’t be starved for options, but those hoping for something game-changing like Tetris 99 or Tetris: The Grand Master will feel somewhat empty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Apr 1, 2020
    10
    I'm not sure how anyone with a heart and an interest in puzzle games could not fall in love with this game.

    It's the best Tetris ever made.
    I'm not sure how anyone with a heart and an interest in puzzle games could not fall in love with this game.

    It's the best Tetris ever made. Tetris never needs to be remade again after this.
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  2. Feb 11, 2020
    10
    The absolute best iteration of Tetris.
    The soundtrack blends so well with the visuals.
    And there are extra modes as well that add twists to
    The absolute best iteration of Tetris.
    The soundtrack blends so well with the visuals.
    And there are extra modes as well that add twists to the game.
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  3. Jul 26, 2019
    10
    I always thought Tetris was one of the best if not the best videogame ever, mechanically is perfect.

    With this version it goes to my top 3 or
    I always thought Tetris was one of the best if not the best videogame ever, mechanically is perfect.

    With this version it goes to my top 3 or even top 1, it could be one of the best experiences I have enjoyed in my gamer life. I have been always been grateful to Tetsuya Mizuguchi for REZ, but Tetris Effect is even better.
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  4. Jul 28, 2019
    9
    one of my best tetris experience! those effects are breath taking and the relaxing mode gameplay is addictive!
  5. Jul 28, 2019
    7
    It's just a typical tetris game with some flashy effects. I don't get what's so special about it.
  6. Jul 28, 2019
    5
    Well the controls suffer from being ported to the PC.
    If you try to use mouse ... it feels like your moving underwater its so sluggish and
    Well the controls suffer from being ported to the PC.
    If you try to use mouse ... it feels like your moving underwater its so sluggish and you cant turn up the mouse speed in settings.

    Keyboard have a ... unintuitive set of controls not what you would guess nor is it ergonomic

    And then did not manage to try it out with with a controller since it did not support the one i owned, big brand but its very old by now.

    The demand on speed in controls is huge try running a race car with your feet instead of your hands and see how that FEELS.
    Sure give someone 20 years and maybe they can learn to use feet if they start young enough ...

    The sound is very VERY good, recommend it on easy as a audio experience worth doing.
    Its almost a amazing game but they didnt try hard enough when porting it might be great on PS 4
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  7. Mar 24, 2020
    0
    A mediocre version of Tetris on a mediocre launcher... wha t a combination...

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