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6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  • Summary: Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 16, 2021
    90
    TOEM is a cute little game made by a Swedish studio that feels like a paper-made terrarium. From its unique art style to fun photography mechanics, user-friendly controls and a clear and lilting sound design, everything in TOEM works and feels polished. This is the kind of game that players may have a lot of fun with regardless of their skill or preferences. The ending of the game’s cozy journey is quite touching as well.
  2. Sep 13, 2021
    90
    Toem is an enjoyable and charming game where you get to look at a beautifully hand-drawn world through multiple perspectives. There’s the right amount of challenge offered to keep players engaged in a chill experience that also tests their knack for capturing that perfect shot. This is a game to relax with, where the destination is as picture-perfect as the journey.
  3. Sep 22, 2021
    90
    TOEM is a delightfully Zen experience, perfect for anyone looking to spend a few hours in some entertaining locales with a cute protagonist and a variety of photo quests that aren’t too taxing.
  4. Sep 13, 2021
    80
    With its entertaining puzzles and wonderful soundtrack, TOEM is a super charming, short game that provides a relaxed yet still impactful experience.
  5. 80
    It’s far from the typical hero’s journey. In this game you’re just a kid who listens to cassette tapes, and now has an old camera to document that adventure with. It reminded me of my summer trips to the Isle of Wight, making my own fun in ways only children can.
  6. Sep 13, 2021
    80
    TOEM is like walking with a camera: relaxing and fun. Try it if you are in search of something diverse.
  7. Sep 13, 2021
    70
    TOEM is a surprisingly well thought-out video game. With a camera and a diorama-like stage design, the adventure progresses slowly; you choose the pace and which tasks to complete. It is a contemplative title that seeks to manifest human good deeds and solidarity. Despite not taking advantage of the potential of its world to tell a good story and some far-fetched tasks, the result is more than remarkable. More than recommended.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Sep 20, 2021
    10
    TOEM is game of the year material. If I have one complaint, it's that I want more TOEM. Its controls might not be perfect and it might notTOEM is game of the year material. If I have one complaint, it's that I want more TOEM. Its controls might not be perfect and it might not give you something to do for 50 hours and more, but it doesn't waste your time and it's polished to an extent that literally nothing else is (with the possible exception of A Short Hike). Any critic giving this game less than 90 really ought to turn in their badge. You don't have to like it, but if it's your job to understand video games then there's really no excuse not to give this game some serious love and respect. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2021
    10
    Toem is a great game, what more is there to say? More games like this, please.
  3. May 14, 2022
    9
    This game was so much fun to play through! The art style is so cool, the music is very nice, the story is cool and the objectives are so muchThis game was so much fun to play through! The art style is so cool, the music is very nice, the story is cool and the objectives are so much fun to complete!

    There was even a glitch where I didn't get a specific achievement through Steam, the game has a link to the game's discord who within minutes helped me out and I was able to fix my issue. Great game and an even better community!

    I highly recommend this game and it's the best indie game I myself have played. Well done to the development team for making such a great game!
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  4. Jan 12, 2022
    8
    全任务✅全图鉴✅
    一玩就停不下来的箱庭解谜收集游戏~
    悦耳的轻音乐~统一的黑白可爱画风~玩的很心旷神怡~ 缺点是容易迷路,有的谜题还是需要脑洞大开才能想到的,查了很多次攻略~ 中途有好多次在奥德赛找月亮的感觉~ 感谢中文译者(啥时候a short hike能有中文啊!)
    全任务✅全图鉴✅
    一玩就停不下来的箱庭解谜收集游戏~
    悦耳的轻音乐~统一的黑白可爱画风~玩的很心旷神怡~
    缺点是容易迷路,有的谜题还是需要脑洞大开才能想到的,查了很多次攻略~
    中途有好多次在奥德赛找月亮的感觉~
    感谢中文译者(啥时候a short hike能有中文啊!)
  5. May 11, 2022
    0
    Can't change keyboard binds. this is unacceptable in this time and age. There is no excuse for the lack of complete key rebinding otpion.