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89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
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  1. Feb 21, 2020
    90
    Media Molecule has devised something really special with Dreams, placing a hefty toolset in players' hands where the only limitations are your skills, imagination, and time. There's nothing else quite like it, and it feels like a culmination of everything the studio has been working towards since the first LittleBigPlanet. The presentation is too charming, the tutorials too informative, active, and engaging, while playing and finding other people's creations is a breeze...It's a stunning achievement that encourages limitless creative expression, a place where people can come together, collaborate, and explore each other's imaginations. It's a tool for the fools who dream, and one of the most innovative releases in years.
  2. Feb 21, 2020
    70
    Art's Dream, the long-awaited story mode of sorts for Dreams, does a neat job demonstrating the possibilities of Media Molecule's game. Similarly, the collaborative nature of Dreams' players' creations factor into a welcome online ecosystem. For all that Dreams has to offer creatively, and for all the litany of levels and their enjoyable experiences, I'm yet to see a level that will stay with me after I'm done playing it. Dreams is fantastically experimentative, and it's obvious that the near-limitless creation tools provide a platform on which the community can build far into the future, but to judge this package as whole right now, it's not the wider product that leaves a lasting impression.
  3. Feb 21, 2020
    90
    Dreams offers us a twist to the concept of ‘Play, create and share’ with hundreds of hours of entertainment and virtually endless possibilities. An exquisite campaign mode and a simply perfect finish.
  4. Feb 21, 2020
    90
    Dreams has opened up the artform of games to the experimentation and creativity of anyone and everyone in a way never before achieved. As a result, it is an experience that is wonderous, fulfilling and exciting - regardless of whether you are learning to develop, developing something, or playing something made by others.
  5. Feb 21, 2020
    70
    Dreams is an almost bottomless well of user-created content, and already there are some gems amongst the myriad of creations available, even if they won’t ever feel like big-budget AAA games. It isn’t for everyone, but for the right kind of person, it will be everything.
  6. 90
    Dreams' unlimited potential for creativity is both a blessing and a curse, but putting the power of game development into the hands of just about anyone is Media Molecule's crowning achievement.
  7. Feb 21, 2020
    90
    Media Molecule made me feel like I opened Photoshop for the first time again, but this time I feel ready to learn all of its tricks and make something amazing, and I sincerely hope others will take the journey to do the same and make the Dreams network a vast universe of creativity.
  8. Feb 21, 2020
    90
    I’ve been exposed to Dreams for more than two years, and I still can’t create for shit. Luckily, I don’t have to – I’m more than happy to self-identify as an avid Dream Surfer with zero creativity (unless someone reads a writer to really bring their work to life?). Bring on your creations, folks.
  9. Feb 21, 2020
    90
    Opening a game engine for the first time can make you feel like you’re in a sweaty-palmed nightmare. But Dreams isn’t like that – not only is diving into the game engine and learning how to create stuff fun, you’ll also never feel lost in the navigation and controls. Moreover, it gives you access to a bunch of minigames that you can’t find anywhere else.
  10. Feb 20, 2020
    90
    Taking Media Molecule's creative ethos to new heights, Dreams is a PlayStation essential. Booting the game up each time and having no idea what awaits is an intoxicating feeling. A remedy, forcing me from the rut of my predictable gaming habits to explore an inner creativity I’m often too lazy or wound up to let free.
  11. 90
    Dreams is possibilities made manifest, and while Media Molecule needs to have a strong hand in curating that experience, its a perfect foundation from which to grow and evolve and I can’t wait to see where it goes.
  12. Feb 20, 2020
    80
    Dreams nonetheless still offers a set of powerful, enjoyable tools at a low price and hours of fantastic tutorials. Adults may find the presentation a little too charmed by its own whimsy, especially in light of the tension between an art for art’s sake message and a commercial walled garden. Yet it’s likely to encourage many younger players to bring their own dreams to life.
  13. Feb 20, 2020
    80
    Dreams is finally out and the creativity of the community is starting to flourish. Even though there are still a lot of clones of other franchises and none of them have a particularly good gameplay, more robust experiences can be found and a few original games can also be a good time. However, the real appeal of Dreams lies in the creative tools and the collective game design that's being built around it. Creators from all over the world are getting together to create games in a platform that is unique and incredibly important to the industry.
  14. If I had to describe Dreams with just one word, I would go with "beautiful". There is no other product more deserving of that word more than Dreams. Media Molecule definitely made the line between art and video games thinner than ever.
  15. Feb 19, 2020
    80
    Dreams is a game that could make thousands of games. You can find various innovative creations on this platform ranging from games, videos to music and paintings. The tool is easy to use for amateurs developers but if you just simply want to enjoy yourself, Dreams might not be the best choice.
  16. Feb 19, 2020
    90
    With Dreams, Media Molecule proves again that it's a special studio that can make small revolutions with each of its games. Mixing gaming with games development, Dreams opens a new field in gaming.
  17. Feb 18, 2020
    92
    Dreams is incredible. It’s what I and so many others have wanted from the time we fell in love with video games. It’s a limitless playground for those that have ever dreamt of the perfect video game – but it’s okay if you haven’t! Because Dreams is also a limitless playground for those that just want to sit back and enjoy the ride.
  18. Feb 18, 2020
    85
    Dreams is ultimately something different for everyone and it is impressive how cleverly everyone's part of the game is put together. Those who dare to dream with an open mind can find an endless source of entertainment, gentleness, and genius in this "game".
  19. Feb 18, 2020
    95
    Dreams gives you nearly unlimited tools to create your own game or just fool around with. The result is astonishingly deep and remarkably accessible, thanks to a list of detailed, comprehensive tutorials. On top of that, other people’s often bizarre creations provide you with a seemingly endless amount of content - and will keep on doing that for many years to come.
  20. Feb 18, 2020
    100
    Dreams is so many ideas at any given time. It is ambition given form, imagination given vibrant life and unlimited possibility waiting to be shaped with your hands. Unique and inspiring, there’s no other game that even comes close to reaching Dreams and its intuitive approach to creating content and an experience that you never want to wake up from.
  21. Feb 18, 2020
    90
    Dreams is really something special. Frankly, I’d like to see other game development tools come with curation suites like this. It would change the way we look at game design. Now if only these dreamers could get paid for their work.
  22. Feb 18, 2020
    90
    Dreams is a dream for all creative people out there. It has no limits. Media Molecule has achieved something really special here.
  23. Feb 18, 2020
    95
    Dreams is an ambitious game that succeeds on every front where others have failed. Media Molecule took what they designed, developed, and created over the years and encapsulated it into an experience that has endless possibilities; for them and us. It’s hard to sum up how groundbreaking and pioneering the game is as it’s more than the sum of its parts, it’s exactly what you make of it. Let your dreams come true.
  24. Feb 18, 2020
    60
    Dreams is wholly unique in that it gives the common player the tools to create virtually whatever they want. The unfortunate part is that the creations - at least so far and including the levels made by Media Molecule itself - are just not that fun to play. It will, however, be very exciting to see where this game will be in the upcoming months and years.
  25. Feb 17, 2020
    100
    Dreams is a wonderful game. It encourages deep learning and imagination for those who truly want to create. It also encourages collaboration.
  26. Feb 17, 2020
    95
    Dreams is a must-have for anyone who has wanted to create a game but didn’t have the know-how to make all of the elements work together. Dreams does a better job of teaching you about game logic than any toolset I’ve used, and makes it fun. It’s perfect for any age range and can foster creativity in its users for years to come.
  27. Feb 17, 2020
    82
    Incredibly powerful toolbox for games, animations and beautiful pieces of art – the entrance could be more inviting though.
  28. Feb 17, 2020
    90
    Even at launch, Dreams will provide dozens of hours of quality entertainment for players and creators alike.
  29. Feb 17, 2020
    90
    If Dreams became popular between players and creators it will get fantastic support for years, there are already a lot of fantastic and creative creations, this is a very unique experience and highly recommended.
  30. Feb 17, 2020
    90
    Dreams is that rare video game product that could help shape where the medium goes next.
  31. Feb 15, 2020
    90
    Now that Dreams democratized video game development, it's just a matter of time before we meet the next great designer. But in the end, it doesn't matter: a child who is free to embrace creativty and turn his Dreams into reality is more than enough to prove the potential of the project.
  32. Feb 15, 2020
    85
    An incredible experience for those with the right motivations.
  33. Feb 15, 2020
    90
    Dreams is a marvel from Media Molecule. It’s another cog in their creative machine that takes game creation to another level. Does it have room to grow? Lord, yes, especially in controls, but it offers up an outlet for non-coders to make their gaming dreams a reality.
  34. Feb 14, 2020
    90
    With Dreams, creativity reaches new heights. No, the newcomer will not succeed in creating his indie nugget without spending hours of research and production, but the philosophy of the program can only be congratulated. Media Molecule delivers the ultimate game creation game, even if it requires a personal investment beyond comprehension.
  35. Feb 14, 2020
    95
    I don't think anyone but Media Molecule could have nailed Dreams. It's truly one-of-a-kind.
  36. Feb 14, 2020
    90
    Sometimes, even the most ambitious dreams come true, but their appreciation still depends on people's aspirations and imagination.
  37. Feb 14, 2020
    87
    Quotation forthcoming.
  38. Feb 14, 2020
    90
    Dreams is a game that allows the player to explore a network of so many ideas— new and old. It’s something that with time will only get better, especially when online play and VR will eventually be in it. This is a game for the creatives, the casuals, the curious, and anything else. Media Molecule has created something that sets the bar for creation tool engines and sandbox games.
  39. Feb 14, 2020
    90
    Dreams is a revolutionary experience, well-developed and capable of being as accessible as it is deep. The dream has just begun, but already, with all these incredible tools, seems like something wonderful.
  40. Feb 14, 2020
    87
    Dreams is a triumph on the formula that Media Molecule has been improving since LittleBigPlanet. Its creation tools are overwhelming and require hard work, but they're ultimately rewarding. There is a great sense of community, and trying new creations every day feels satisfying and exciting.
  41. 100
    It's really hard to find anything negative about Dreams. It's a powerful and remarkable set of creation tools moonlighting as a video game. If creating isn't your thing, the Dreamiverse offers an endless feed of other dreamer's playable content and the super-fun campaign. Dreams is the bees knees and should not be missed.
  42. 100
    Dreams is a platform that allows for complete and nearly limitless creative expression, and it’s already jam-packed with games, music, and art that more than justify the asking price.
  43. Feb 14, 2020
    93
    Dreams is unique in its execution. The possibilities have never been greater and the barriers to entry have never been lower. Especially in the long run, Dreams offers enormous potential.
  44. Feb 14, 2020
    85
    Dreams is a breath of fresh air in the world of video games. It is a huge playground and a real social network where the possibilities are unlimited. Films, music, games, everything seems at hand! Its solo campaign is funny, inspiring and smart. Nevertheless, despite the clear lessons, game's tools are difficult to master. It takes a long time and patience to achieve beautiful things.
  45. Feb 13, 2020
    90
    Dreams is not the best software to make a game, but that’s not the point. Media Molecule’s dream is to build a homeland for creators, to make the Dreamverse a self-sufficient place, where users can share their skills in the easiest way: that is the goal of the project, but the dream cannot exist without the dreamers.
  46. Feb 13, 2020
    90
    It’s a cliche, but Dreams really is something that needs to be played to fully grasp an understanding of. It’s unlike anything else: an ambitious project that has been expertly brought to life by Media Molecule, and an audacious experiment in game design that gives you endless ways to enjoy your time with it.
  47. Feb 13, 2020
    85
    Dreams' latest release might lack serious control improvements over the early access but a wonderful story mode and the community's getting better and better at creating unlock this PS4 exclusive's full potential.
  48. Feb 13, 2020
    87
    Media Molecule gives us a complete tool with which we feel like authentic video game developers. It takes time, but once you've mastered it, the experience is highly rewarding. The only limit of Dreams is our imaginations.
  49. Feb 13, 2020
    88
    Dreams is an impressive game-making tool, which includes a great story mode: Art´s Dream. On the downside, motion sensing controls are not especially accurate, and the game requires plenty of tutorials.
  50. Feb 12, 2020
    100
    As overwhelming as it is, Dreams is a unique and impressive game that offers plenty of ways for players to create whatever they want, with a great sense of community.
  51. Feb 12, 2020
    90
    Even just looking at it is good for the heart. Being able to enhance it can also make us better players.
  52. Feb 12, 2020
    100
    It may have taken the better part of a decade to make, but the arrival of Dreams feels significant. It represents a whole new way for people to make things and share them with the world. Media Molecule has made a suite of tools that feels intuitive to use, but more than that, it's built a social platform where players can collaborate and explore the imaginations of others. It's a technical marvel, a creative miracle, and one of the most innovative games in years.
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  1. Feb 12, 2020
    We may have longer to wait for the official release and Media Molecule’s single-player story levels, but Dreams is already a magnificent wellspring for those who love playing, creating, and thinking about games in all their many forms. [Early Access review score = 95]
  2. Feb 19, 2020
    Giving everyone the ability to create video games is a wonderful thing and Dreams is far easier to use, and adapt to your own requirements, than you might imagine. Although the one thing that it teaches above all is that no matter how easy the physical act of video game creation becomes, making a game that is enjoyable to play is something else entirely. That shouldn’t put anyone off though, but instead inspire you with the knowledge that, thanks to Dreams, all that is stopping you from becoming a world-renowned video game creator is hard graft and a vivid imagination.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 3, 2019
    A once-in-a-generation release that changes absolutely everything, and resets what a ‘game’ can be. Dreams is essential and should be on every PS4. Especially yours. [Early Access Review score = 100]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 900 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 900
  1. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    Dreams is a fantastic game. Played the Beta, Early Access and now... Release! You shouldn't believe these sudden increase of bad ratings. ThisDreams is a fantastic game. Played the Beta, Early Access and now... Release! You shouldn't believe these sudden increase of bad ratings. This is a masterpiece! Full Review »
  2. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    Incredible game. Amazing campaign. Outstanding community creations. A must have for sure even if you don’t like creating! Whats with all theIncredible game. Amazing campaign. Outstanding community creations. A must have for sure even if you don’t like creating! Whats with all the bots giving it negative ratings? Full Review »
  3. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    Dreams is an incredible creativity tool, it has undoubtedly marked a new milestone in terms of content creation from the comfort of yourDreams is an incredible creativity tool, it has undoubtedly marked a new milestone in terms of content creation from the comfort of your console. It has a series of easily understandable but long-lasting tutorials. This is an experience that requires patience and time, but ends up satisfying any player. Excellent! Full Review »