Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Aug 3, 2015
    70
    Because it's such a small game, there isn't all that much to it; it's not a game with something for everyone. Still, even if you're interested, remember that the game is only two hours long, even though it's a very focused two hours, some people may feel they have overpaid for the amount of content they are given.
  2. May 13, 2015
    70
    Toren is an experience that's worth at least one run. Then, it gets put up on a shelf like a nice book, where it ends up disappearing alongside the other novels.
  3. May 12, 2015
    70
    Toren is a short but sweet game about growing up, climbing towers, and fighting dragons, all shrouded in symbolism and cosmic metaphors. While it has its flaws - including a noticeably limited playtime - it's an incredibly unique outing from Swordtales that's well worth playing.
  4. May 25, 2015
    63
    It’s worth the $11 though just barely, and will delight anyone looking for a great art style to enjoy as they sort of mindlessly solve simple problems.
  5. May 24, 2015
    62
    It’s not a bad game at all, it’s just another game in a crowd. Once played through there is not enough there for a revisit. But there is enough there to visit at least once.
  6. Jun 12, 2015
    61
    It’s gorgeous in places, rough around the edges in others, and if you dig deep, then you’ll find something meaningful. In a few short hours it’ll be over, and you may have found yourself feeling like you’ve put in a lot of effort for not much reward.
  7. May 28, 2015
    60
    Toren is a good story that suffers in the telling, with simplistic platforming that's hampered by a sloppy camera and controls.
  8. May 26, 2015
    60
    A competent game which has little wrong with it, but just won’t leave an impression.
  9. May 12, 2015
    60
    Toren is a very cool concept that's held back by its rough presentation, especially on the PC platform.
  10. Jul 4, 2015
    54
    An attempt to pass a mediocre platformer as a work of art that has a deep meaning.
  11. May 23, 2015
    50
    Toren tells a captivating story, but the game itself is dull, lackluster and terribly short.
  12. May 14, 2015
    50
    Toren's cryptic storytelling and focus on signs, superstitions, ancient beliefs and systems is often close to being too self-indulgent, but its aforementioned style is enough to see it over the line.
  13. May 12, 2015
    50
    For all the problems, it's easy to recognize the flashes of something special in Toren. It's a loaf of homemade bread, proofed and kneaded, laid in a pan, and sprinkled tenderly with rosemary but unfortunately pulled from the oven a few minutes before it could pass the toothpick test. However complex the recipe, Toren just feels undercooked.
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  1. Dec 9, 2015
    If you're curious about the plot, and the technical issues haven't scared you off, it's probably worth giving Toren its $10, 90-minute shot.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 109 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 109
  2. Negative: 41 out of 109
  1. May 12, 2015
    7
    I bought the game already imagining that it would not be the most amazing game ever launched or the GOTY. More than an Indie game, theI bought the game already imagining that it would not be the most amazing game ever launched or the GOTY. More than an Indie game, the producer, Swordtales, comes from Brazil, a place where game making is on the first steps to maturity.

    After playing the game for about 2 hours, I can say somethings about it. The gameplay is rather short (1h20-2h is all you need to finish the game) and it's rather clunck and lack some variety. But the ambience and the music are amazing. The graphics, although not next gen are very good and they integrate very well with the music and settings. The story is beautiful, altough I think it need more space and development.

    What I want to say is that the game needed and should be longer, so the gameplay and the story could develop better. Because of the short gameplay time the story is sometimes confusing what makes you want more information (for better understanding and to know the story better).

    There are also some little bugs and glitches here and there (mostly visual) but nothing that would block your gameplay

    Pros
    +Amazing Soundtrack - Music - 9/10
    +Beautiful Settings and Ambience - Art - 8,5/10
    +Lovely Story - Story - 8/10

    Neutral
    -+ Some visual Glitches and bugs - Game Stability - 7/10
    -+ Fair Graphics - Graphics - 6,5/10

    Cons
    -Short and clunky gameplay - Gameplay - 6/10
    -Underdeveloped Narrative - Narrative - 6/10

    Score - 7/10

    "Buy it or not?" - Do it! Although it's short, it's cheap and the amazing music, ambience and good story are worth it
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  2. May 12, 2015
    10
    Toren is an experience authentic, beautiful landscapes, a soundtrack of breathtaking and a clever mechanic. Surely 10. It deserves to beToren is an experience authentic, beautiful landscapes, a soundtrack of breathtaking and a clever mechanic. Surely 10. It deserves to be played. Recommended. Full Review »
  3. May 13, 2015
    0
    A FAKE game. FAKE mechanic. FAKE accounts here to UP the game. DONT BELIEVE in ths "copy & paste" 10. This game SUCKS a lot. About 1 hour ofA FAKE game. FAKE mechanic. FAKE accounts here to UP the game. DONT BELIEVE in ths "copy & paste" 10. This game SUCKS a lot. About 1 hour of gameplay, and FINISH IT. Full Review »