Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 18, 2018
    90
    It’s a short game, taking about an hour or so to reach the end credits but the time is well spent and nothing feels wasted or padded for length. The game’s puzzles are just right, neither too easy or too hard, and in some cases make a great use of the facility’s retro-futurist technology. Some might balk over the absence of enemies or outright peril but hungry aliens, killer robots, or demon possessed soldiers would only serve as annoying distractions and just get in the way. All in all, Red Matter is an awesome science fiction yarn built with an eye for dreamy, retro futurism aesthetic.
  2. 90
    Red Matter delivers an intriguing retro-future cold war story with confidence. In VR, setting is half the battle, and Red Matter nails its Soviet-era underground bunker with a realistic visual flair. With achievable puzzles that never slow down the story and a great control scheme, Red Matter sets a new standard for the VR adventure genre. This is a game that deserves to break free from the crowd.
  3. Dec 20, 2018
    82
    Red Matter is a fantastic adventure that manages to make everything interactive. Together with its great setting and story, it’s a very solid option for VR players.
  4. Jan 8, 2019
    80
    Red Matter is the most immersive puzzle game I’ve played in a long time, thanks in no small part to how well it makes use of VR is utilised. The lighting and textures are staggering, the plot is intriguing and the game is well worth looking into. The caveats to this are that you can’t be the kind of person who gets motion sickness in VR and you have to be reasonably good at puzzles or you will not finish the game. It’s a bit short considering the £25 price point, but still worth a look for VR aficionados and Cold War sci-fi fans.
  5. Dec 21, 2018
    80
    Red Matter is nothing short of a textbook example of how to do VR adventure games right. It emphasizes design and experience, putting immersion front and center, making a bullet-proof case for why it needs to be seen and played in VR. Short length and some troublesome puzzles betray its winning streak to some degree, but don’t change the fact that this is one sci-fi story you shouldn’t miss out on.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Dec 14, 2018
    10
    This game was the most pleasant surprise I had this year. I went in knowing nothing about it and had an absolute blast. The puzzles areThis game was the most pleasant surprise I had this year. I went in knowing nothing about it and had an absolute blast. The puzzles are pitched at just the right level that they don't delay you too long, but you still feel clever when you work them out. However it's the VR implementation that really shines for me - never before have I felt so in-touch with a VR world - subtle use of the controller vibration and some clever tricks really gave objects in the world a tactile sensation. I spent about 5 minutes just lifting up a dumbbell and a pot-plant trying to work out what the game was doing that made one of them "feel" heavier than the other. Outstanding. A little spooky in places but doesn't resort to any cheap jump-scares. Give it a go, you wont be disappointed. Full Review »
  2. Jan 27, 2019
    9
    Very interesting puzzles and a finely crafted narrative. Really makes you feel immersed in its world and has one of the most on-point VRVery interesting puzzles and a finely crafted narrative. Really makes you feel immersed in its world and has one of the most on-point VR approaches I have ever played. Full Review »
  3. Oct 19, 2019
    8
    Un juego con un argumento decente aunque poco desarrollado, unas mecánicas suficientemente bien trabajadas y unos puzles a la altura. El únicoUn juego con un argumento decente aunque poco desarrollado, unas mecánicas suficientemente bien trabajadas y unos puzles a la altura. El único punto negativo, su duración. Lo hace tan bien que te quedas con gamas de más.
    Sus puzles por momentos recuerdan a The Witness, Creo que en la mayoría de los casos los puzles se adaptan a lo que las VR con los 2 Moves ofrecen, por ejemplo intentar resolver un acertijo con la mano derecha, mientras sujetas una hoja con instrucciones con la izquierda. Todos los puzles me han parecido que tienen una dificultar extremadamente bien medida. No los haces a la primera, pero no te atascas y son bastante diferentes entre ellos y originales.
    Por otro lado, aunque la historia al principio te engancha y crea misterio, se desinfla en su tramo final no sabiendo como culminar, terminando el juego de forma abrupta y sin respuestas claras a simple vista.
    Con algo más de duración, el argumento podría haber cuajado mejor, porque en su apartado técnico y visual está muy por encima de otros juegos indie del mercado.
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