Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Jan 22, 2021
    Regardless of the bizarre lip movements, Twin Mirror is an excellent adventure game. Not only was I enthralled by its mystery, I was absolutely enamored with the presentation. I wasn’t expecting something so filmlike and cinematic, but I walked away delighted and I can say that some of its powerful scenes will stay with me for a while.
  2. Dec 7, 2020
    It might not be as groundbreaking as some of DONTNOD Entertainment’s other games, but Twin Mirror really holds up as a replayable adventure. Its Mind Palace mechanics are a lot of fun and each ending was a delightful revelation that made me question my own sense of truth. Overall, the game is an excellent addition to this company’s library of high-quality narrative-driven games. My only complaint is that it’s a tad steep price for its length, so I’d probably wait for a sale.
  3. Dec 2, 2020
    Twin Mirror is a solid thriller adventure that excites with its great atmosphere, but could be a little more innovative.
  4. Dec 7, 2020
    Twin Mirror’s inconsistent presentation and short length contaminate its otherwise excellent story-telling and solid detective gameplay to a degree, but thankfully, it still manages to land on its feet as a respectable narrative-focused adventure.
  5. Dontnod knows how to tell stories to the people. Especially blurred and complicated ones. Twin Mirror is a good experience.
  6. Dec 5, 2020
    If you can live with a weak protagonist, some questionable design decisions and pixel hunting segments, then expect Twin Mirror to be a rather good detective game. What we can say is that spending time with Twin Miror is much more interesting than with Life is Strange 2, that suffred greatly from snail-like pacing.
  7. 70
    Twin Mirror has one of Dontnod's most engrossing stories with a conclusion that reflects the moral ambiguity of living in a small community. However, this narrative and its characters are hurt by a frustrating Mind Palace gameplay mechanic that isn't utilised to its full potential until the end of the game. Twin Mirror has its strengths but the game staring back at you through the reflection of the screen isn't always reaching its full potential.
  8. Dec 8, 2020
    Although not as strong as some of DONTNOD’s previous efforts, Twin Mirror is still a solid Interactive Drama which includes some interesting mechanics. The introduction of the Mind Palace is great but is unfortunately underutilized. However, even with pacing issues, the intriguing story and characters will keep you hooked.
  9. Dec 23, 2020
    Dontnod is known for its engaging storytelling and interesting gameplay mechanics. Twin Mirror succeeds in the former, though we could’ve done with a less predictable ending. The gameplay, however, isn’t exactly as good as we’ve come to expect from this developer. Somehow, everything feels rather limited, due to your choices not having much influence. Shame, cause in the end the story remains worth experiencing.
  10. Dec 1, 2020
    Without being unpleasant to follow, the escapade in the psychological thriller of Twin Mirror does not manage to engage the player enough in its stakes to be completely unforgettable, even if the amateurs of the genre should still find what they are looking for.
  11. Jan 2, 2021
    Twin Mirror is a disappointing title, with a mediocre story and uninspiring characters, and some gameplay features aside, there isn't much to talk about there either. It's not necessarily a bad game but it's far below the standards set by Dontnod in their previous titles such as Life is Strange and Vampyr.
  12. Dec 12, 2020
    Twin Mirror is a beautiful-looking game but doesn't have the same narrative punch that made previous games from Dontnod so memorable.
  13. 55
    It’s a shame that Twin Mirror manages to create such a compelling and interesting opening but just doesn’t manage to stick the landing. It definitely didn’t take me on the same kind of emotional journey as some of DONTNOD’s previous games, and unfortunately I found myself not really caring too much about Sam or the residents of Basswood.
  14. Dec 4, 2020
    Twin Mirror’s foundation of returning home to a tragedy after leaving because of a tragedy doesn’t work. The characters are as forgettable as the story, and the mystery is handed to you on a silver platter as you make your way through the narrative. Nothing makes you want to finish the game, which is sad because I did enjoy the more mature tone of the characters that deviated from what we are used to seeing from the developer.
  15. Jan 15, 2021
    Is Dontnod Entertainment a one-hit wonder? It seems so, judging by those past few years. Twin Mirror is a bang average adventure game you’ll finish in one forgettable afternoon.
  16. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 8, 2021
    Sam is implied to be neurodivergent, and is forced to pick between masking his differences for a happy ‘normal’ life or living authentically but miserably in a forced existence. Twin Mirror is bleak, often flawed and far from Dontnod’s best work – case closed. [Issue#184, p.91]
  17. Dec 22, 2020
    Dontnod are capable of so much more than what this latest outing provides — it’s not terrible, but Twin Mirror is a misfire from a developer whose experience and past achievements would have you presume they should know better.
  18. 40
    There's some small-town charm to be found in Twin Mirror, but an undercooked mystery and lack of interesting characters make the trip to Basswood a rather boring one.
  19. Dec 9, 2020
    A narrative game that doesn't have enough time to tell the story it's trying to tell, leaving characters and plot lines feeling unfinished. Whilst it has a lot of interesting ideas and some nice mechanics, none of them feel fully realised. Twin Mirror is bursting with potential, which is why it feels so disappointing.
  20. Dec 3, 2020
    Twin Mirror feels like Life Is Strange on a shoe-string budget.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 46
  2. Negative: 20 out of 46
  1. Dec 4, 2020
    Things that are important for this genre of games:

    > Interesting protagonist > Good graphics & animations > Great facial animations
    Things that are important for this genre of games:

    > Interesting protagonist

    > Good graphics & animations

    > Great facial animations and lip-sync

    > Engaging and interesting story

    > Even pacing and good narrative structure

    > Interesting and well-written characters

    > Important and impactful decisions

    > No 'illusion of choice'

    > No meaningless interactions - "press X to make a vague, uninteresting comment about thing''

    Twin Mirror excels in none of them. It's beyond me how this game manages to learn nothing from the genre and what makes an interactive story game successful.

    While not a complete waste of time, Twin Mirror is not much more.
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  2. Aug 4, 2021
    No cringy 'woke' political propaganda in this game, unlike some other recent DontNod games (Life is Strange 2 and Tell Me Why). It's a fine,No cringy 'woke' political propaganda in this game, unlike some other recent DontNod games (Life is Strange 2 and Tell Me Why). It's a fine, underrated, detective game, and your choices actually affect the outcome. The graphics are great. Some bugs like audio cutting out or parts of characters disappearing (played on PS4 Pro). Full Review »
  3. Dec 9, 2020
    Not the best work from Dontnod so far but surely an enjoyable if short story. Sure, it lacks a bit the scope of the Life is strange games andNot the best work from Dontnod so far but surely an enjoyable if short story. Sure, it lacks a bit the scope of the Life is strange games and the twist is not that shocking but I felt that the characters were written great and i was entertained well. Full Review »