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  • Summary: When mind and machine become one – what will remain of humanity? State of Mind is a futuristic thriller game delving into transhumanism. The game explores a world torn between a dystopian material reality and a utopian virtual future.
  • Developer: Daedalic Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Adventure, General, 3D, Third-Person
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. May 23, 2019
    85
    Utilizing thought-provoking puzzles and intuitive gameplay makes State of Mind a fun experience that keeps us hooked until the very end. With so much to look at and explore, the title does an excellent job of world-building and creating a fully realized society. It's a deep game with much lore that adds to the genre. Where State of Mind excels in providing excellent gameplay, visuals and plot hooks, it falters in being able to answer many of the questions that it poses. Depending on which ending players arrive at, you could be left asking, "Is that it?" Despite its flaws, however, State of Mind kept us hooked until the very end. If one can overlook the plot inconsistencies, State of Mind is a deep story about the "what-ifs" of humanity's future.
  2. 80
    State of Mind is a commendably well-presented, if challenge-light effort that dives head first into its deep and winding subject matter with nary a look over its polygonal shoulder. A mature adventure then that proves itself worthy of the descriptor.
  3. Aug 17, 2018
    75
    State of Mind is an interactive futuristic thriller from an adult perspective, which refuses any kind of action. A story dedicated to fans of science-fiction, dystopia and videogames with strong narrative. Maybe the resources of this independent game are limited, but his story deserves to be among the best of the year.
  4. Aug 13, 2018
    70
    With a thrilling scenario that keeps the player spellbound until the epic ending, State of Mind, however, fails to captivate the player in the gameplay department, at least during the first half of the game. It remains a satisfying experience, with a real reflection on the excesses of a technology-based society.
  5. Dec 27, 2018
    70
    State of Mind offers a very good, "hard" sci-fi tale that deals with the theme of futurism, and, most importantly, consciousness. Some flaws do exist, like the many dull plot sections, and the simplistic, unimpressive puzzle-solving, but, as a whole, this will please most fans of narrative-driven adventure titles.
  6. Aug 31, 2018
    62
    Like a sitcom with the occasional bad episode, instead of keenly anticipating what I'll uncover next in the story, I began to just long for the finale.
  7. Aug 13, 2018
    40
    It’s no disaster, but State of Mind delivers only disappointingly forgettable returns on some significant pre-release promise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 17, 2018
    9
    Fantastic plot, the graphics are totally appropriate for the concept and even when the gameplay is very simple (sort of basic) is engaging.Fantastic plot, the graphics are totally appropriate for the concept and even when the gameplay is very simple (sort of basic) is engaging. This game is underrated and is a MUST for all the fans of story adventure genre. Expand
  2. Jul 12, 2019
    7
    This game has a very evocative and thought-provoking narrative that is clouded a fair bit by some inane gameplay mechanics.

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    This game has a very evocative and thought-provoking narrative that is clouded a fair bit by some inane gameplay mechanics.

    Some comparisons have been drawn with 'Detroit: Become Human', yet I think both games are different enough to warrant playing both.

    Obviously the graphics aren't pushing the PS4 to its limits. I even noticed some framerate issues! However the style makes sense and viewing the expansive cityscape through your window is a sight to behold.

    I found the puzzles in the game to be annoying and a hindrance rather than entertaining. This game is heavily narrative-driven. It's essentially a walking simulator, which may irk some people who disagree.

    My main gripe with the game is that it's actually a bit too long. By the closing chapters I was rushing through to see the ending and was certainly not inspired to replay, despite trophies requiring at least two playthroughs.

    You'll know whether you like this before you buy it or not. Just make sure it's for a decent price.
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