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  • Summary: Rediscover gravity and explore a beautiful Escher-esque world of impossible architecture. Geometry repeats infinitely in every direction, and falling down leads you back to where you started. Manipulate gravity to change your perspective and see the world in new ways. Master the rules of theRediscover gravity and explore a beautiful Escher-esque world of impossible architecture. Geometry repeats infinitely in every direction, and falling down leads you back to where you started. Manipulate gravity to change your perspective and see the world in new ways. Master the rules of the universe and restore a barren world with vegetation and life. Expand
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  1. May 17, 2021
    90
    Excellent use of the DualSense haptics, improved visuals and 4K resolution @ 60 frames per second mean that the PS5 version of Manifold Garden is the definitive version of a truly excellent game. Transforming the tenets of M.C. Escher’s artwork into a fascinating and enigmatic puzzle game, this title is still one of the best in the genre to release in recent times. If you’ve yet to play it, this is the best way to do so. If you’ve already got it on PS4, you’ll get this upgrade for free and it’s worth another look.
  2. May 26, 2021
    90
    A fascinating world with a gorgeous artdesign. Manifold Garden is one the the truly great puzzle games.
  3. 90
    Manifold Garden sure took its time to reach us, but the wait has been worth it. This is a beautiful puzzle game that stretches your spatial reasoning, but not immensely so. The difficulty could have been increased, but designing and then developing these complex spaces that loop forever was no doubt a huge challenge on its own. Play Manifold Garden to engage your brain in a different method of thinking. While short, completing this puzzler will give you an immense feeling of satisfaction, and it is well worth the $19.99 asking price. Get ready to think with relativity.
  4. May 25, 2021
    90
    Manifold Garden is a fantastic puzzle game with a distinctive style. It adds challenge and new elements gradually, using colour within puzzle solutions in a way that keep things fresh. Highly recommended for puzzle game fans.
  5. May 21, 2021
    85
    I don’t know if I would say I had a “blast” with Manifold Garden, but that’s only because I suck at puzzle games. What I do know is make no mistake; this one should not be missed if you consider yourself a riddle aficionado. Absolutely brilliant visuals make way for genuinely engaging levels that had me scratching my head and pumping my fist in victory. Sure, there are a few minor setbacks, the main one being problems with the pacing. But all-in-all, Manifold Garden is fantastic.
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  1. Jul 7, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A great game for those looking for a really innovative puzzler. The game uses a unique blend of color, direction, and gravity. I had no prior knowldge of the game when I started playing. The first time I fell off of a ledge I expected to die but I was quickly surprised to realize that this was a mechanic of the game and immediately fell in love with it. I was really impressed at the pace of adding additional complexity and increasing the difficulty. I never felt stuck for too long on any puzzle and always felt a great sense of accomplishment when I did figure it out. On top of a really great game, the art direction is so distinct and interesting. I am sure the comparison has been made elsewhere, but at times I felt like I was wondering through and Esher drawing. The sense of scale and distance was really impressive. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2021
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is worth investigating if you like puzzle games, colourful scenes as rewards but when going for all the trophies. Certain puzzles will drive you insane not because they are hard but because you can't see where certain pipes are going or what direction they are going in making an easy puzzle very hard and tedious lowering the overall score. A lot of puzzles are great and some are tricky . There is basically two games in this game and if you get the ps4/ps5 copy you can platinum it twice. (Improvements for this game grappling hook, some combat and more manipulation of cubes , more manipulation of portals and using duplicate scenes in other ways such as a way to duplicate cubes by freezing sections or duplicates allowing different states to copies next to each other for example. Expand
  3. Jun 28, 2021
    0
    Life can be so boring sometimes. This game is just one of the games that contribute to this. Believe me it's not worth the money.