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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: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 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.
  2. Jul 19, 2019
    100
    Euphoric is the best word for Tetris Effect. It makes my skin tingle and my mind sink into a state of receptive bliss. It is, somehow, a puzzle game about the extraordinary experience of being alive on this Earth. And if that sounds totally insane: try it. You’ll soon understand.
  3. 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.
  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 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.
  6. Jul 23, 2019
    80
    It’s still the case that some levels are a little harder to focus on in VR, but never to a point that should cause any concern. Tetris Effect in VR is a transcendent spectacle, a thriving biome that takes on a life of its own. Rarely has VR felt this organic. High praise for a fresh take on a gaming staple perhaps but play a level and I’d dare you to disagree with me.
  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: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 27, 2019
    10
    Wonderful game no complaints at all beautiful soundtrack nice effects everything is just wonderful
    I noticed that some **** *cough
    Wonderful game no complaints at all beautiful soundtrack nice effects everything is just wonderful
    I noticed that some **** *cough Judyhassva* complained about color coding well you can set it to classic rather than customized in settings protip dont post review before you sniff around the game settings for something you might dislike
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  2. Jul 30, 2019
    10
    Best Tetris Game
    Diverse steps Beautiful music I fell in love with this game.
  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. Aug 12, 2019
    8
    Same simple mechanics as the tetris game which makes it so special with additional entertainment features, beautiful soundtrack and amazingSame simple mechanics as the tetris game which makes it so special with additional entertainment features, beautiful soundtrack and amazing and engaging visual effects. Expand
  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. Jul 31, 2019
    0
    It's exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC. Buy it on PS4 or don't buy it at all. It's just flashy Tetris, so you can miss it without guilt.It's exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC. Buy it on PS4 or don't buy it at all. It's just flashy Tetris, so you can miss it without guilt. Don't support scummy practices by scummy game companies. Expand

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