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Generally favorable reviews- based on 214 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Swapper features a unique art style that uses real-world clay-models and found objects to create an explorable space station realised in unique detail; gameplay sees players swap between different bodies to achieve otherwise impossible tasks. The game has won awards from IndieCade,The Swapper features a unique art style that uses real-world clay-models and found objects to create an explorable space station realised in unique detail; gameplay sees players swap between different bodies to achieve otherwise impossible tasks. The game has won awards from IndieCade, Develop and Freeplay, and been a finalist in many more. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Aug 6, 2014
    100
    So many puzzle platformers suffer from issues like length and boring puzzles but The Swapper delivers on all fronts and then also adds an intriguing story with questions about morality and humanity that are incredibly interesting.
  2. Jul 25, 2014
    90
    No matter the platform, The Swapper is a game that people should play. It may be a year later, but the game still stands out as one of the most creative and forward-thinking indie releases in recent memory.
  3. Jan 15, 2015
    90
    This is a very peculiar game with an excellent gameplay and an extremely interesting plot.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 16, 2014
    85
    While it lasts, The Swapper is one of the cleverest puzzle games in recent memory, both in terms of its mechanics and philosophical plot. [August 2014, p82]
  5. Sep 1, 2014
    80
    The Swapper delivers nice gameplay mechanics solid and engaging story, and good graphics... too bad that is too short.
  6. 80
    One of the best action puzzlers for several years, made all the better by some surprisingly distinctive storytelling and visuals.
  7. May 8, 2015
    50
    Despite being impressed by its visuals and attention to detail, I hadn’t first realized how short and lacking in substance it was, and I always begrudge video games like that being released in the first place.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Feb 22, 2015
    10
    This is a game that you spent over an hour for just one puzzle. Everything perfect. Atmosphere, soundtrack, gameplay. Identified itself fromThis is a game that you spent over an hour for just one puzzle. Everything perfect. Atmosphere, soundtrack, gameplay. Identified itself from other games very well. This is something else entirely. Unique. Giving 10/10. Amazing ! Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2019
    9
    Thought this was going to be a run of the mill metroidvania type game but turned out to be really unique with head scratching puzzles. LovedThought this was going to be a run of the mill metroidvania type game but turned out to be really unique with head scratching puzzles. Loved it. You'll sit there for a good period just racking your brains on how to solve it, before eventually getting it. Really satisfying when you do.
    Really good atmosphere in this game as well
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  3. Aug 14, 2014
    9
    The swapper is a traditional side scrolling sci-fi puzzler, the graphics are not mind blowing, but there not meant to be, but they are trulyThe swapper is a traditional side scrolling sci-fi puzzler, the graphics are not mind blowing, but there not meant to be, but they are truly artistic and unique. You control a device called "the swapper" which produces copies of yourself in which you use to help solve puzzles and other tasks. the amount of mystery surrounding this game is overwhelming, the atmosphere is so compelling too. Truly unique game, loving it. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2015
    8
    Interesting game with amazing visual aesthetic and ambient atmosphere. It has a nice story to read through and interesting puzzle levels toInteresting game with amazing visual aesthetic and ambient atmosphere. It has a nice story to read through and interesting puzzle levels to play through with your unique gameplay mechanics. Expand
  5. May 5, 2015
    7
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.
    A good puzzle
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.
    A good puzzle game, with a nice atmosphere but a story too basic. The puzzles are well thought to take advantage of the "swapper" this tool that allows you to create clone and transfer your spirit/soul (choose the name you prefer) into one or other.
    The length and graphics are usual for this kind of indie games.
    I would advice this game only to puzzle games lovers, for the rest of the gamers, maybe wait for a good discount, as there is not much more in The Swapper than any other common puzzle game.
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  6. Feb 28, 2017
    7
    Excellent game-play concept, but it wasn't fully evolved. Game ends before it can really come to life. Story is a blend of original & reusedExcellent game-play concept, but it wasn't fully evolved. Game ends before it can really come to life. Story is a blend of original & reused content. Expand
  7. Feb 13, 2015
    4
    The swapper is an okay little puzzler, whether it will hold your attention to the end depends on how much you enjoy side scrolling puzzlers.The swapper is an okay little puzzler, whether it will hold your attention to the end depends on how much you enjoy side scrolling puzzlers. The puzzles range from easy to very difficult but all are fair and have a logical way of solving. The graphics suit the game and the music is eerie. I didn't complete the game but put in a good few hours. As a short break in-between playing AAA titles this game is a nice filler but not the best indie I've played. Worth checking out but wont blow you away. Expand

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