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  • Summary: The year is 2084. In a dark cyberpunk world shattered by plagues and wars, become a neural police detective and hack into the jagged minds of others. Make use of anything they felt, thought, or remembered to solve the case and catch the elusive killer.

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Nov 25, 2020
    90
    Observer: System Redux combines a psychological thriller narrative with psychedelic visuals, terrifying chase scenes, and next-generation graphics to provide one of the most impressive remaster packages I’ve played in ages.
  2. 85
    A fantastic world brought to life by great storytelling, world-building, and visual and audio design. Though I wish the voices and dialogue could have gotten some extra work put into it, overall Observer: System Redux is Bloober Team's best game yet. The Ray Tracing breaths life to a dusty and decrepit building while the DualSense allows you to feel the various actions Lazarski performs. Observer: System Redux is a great example of what both Ray Tracing and the innovations of the DualSense controller are capable of.
  3. Dec 8, 2020
    82
    Released as both a remaster and an expansion, Observer: System Redux manages to fully deliver its promises, improving the original's experience with new meaningful content, quality of life changes, and massive visual improvements that leverage the power of the new consoles. The game hasn't changed a whole lot since the original, so those who did not like it in the first place will not change their minds with Observer: System Redux, but those that did will find the remaster to be a worthy purchase.
  4. Nov 15, 2020
    80
    Observer System Redux represents a solid and visible improvement over the original: therefore, a worthwhile upgrade.
  5. Dec 17, 2020
    75
    Observer System Redux is a better game than the original and manages to convey the thought-provoking story in a more structured fashion, with added details. It does not offer just a graphical upgrade but also manages to better portray the surrounding moral and physical decay, improving the atmosphere and the overall experience. The bugs are annoying, but can easily be fixed. Those who did not try the game yet, should go ahead and dive into this adventure, they will not regret it. Thanks to the added extra content, Observer System Redux can be also recommended to those who already unveiled Dan’s story. Still, it feels that it would have been more appropriate to offer System Redux as a free upgrade to those who already own the game, instead of charging extra money for it.
  6. Nov 30, 2020
    75
    Observer is a decent game. The highly detailed environments and disturbing dream sections are hobbled only by the gameplay’s limited, repetitive nature during the real world sections. It features a solid voice work performance from Rutger Hauer too. As an early title for the PS5, there is much to be impressed with. Observer runs smooth and loads quickly, and it looks great even though the artistic direction subdues the impact. However, the old dictum remains – good graphics alone do not make for a great game.
  7. Jan 4, 2021
    60
    When Observer was originally released three years ago, it was mostly met with praise, even though the console version left a lot to be desired. But with the power of Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X, this psychological horror crime adventure corrects many of the errors from the first version – and adds greatly improved graphics and some new content. The gameplay is still limited, and the bugs are unfortunately a bit too frequent, but the world and story keeps us hooked to the end.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 3, 2021
    10
    Very original game, interesting, amazing vision of cyberpunk, interesting puzzles, nice graphics.
  2. Jan 30, 2021
    10
    Wow...what an incredible ride. Amazing beautiful abstract environments. Great story. Lots of replay. Note: should be a warning somewhere aboutWow...what an incredible ride. Amazing beautiful abstract environments. Great story. Lots of replay. Note: should be a warning somewhere about people sensative to an lights. What an adventure. And an appropriate Swan song for Rutger Hower. (R.I.P.) Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2020
    10
    I had a lot of fun playing this game. looks great and have interresting story and climat , its cheap.
  4. Mar 14, 2021
    10
    MEGA AMAZING ATMOSPHERIC GAME! Super animation, super crazy ideas, super interesting LOR.
  5. Dec 17, 2020
    9
    This is great cyberpunk detective game and its what you expect from such game and even more. I didnt played original Observer but as i haveThis is great cyberpunk detective game and its what you expect from such game and even more. I didnt played original Observer but as i have seen its just graphics. This one looks great! Expand
  6. Jan 11, 2021
    9
    Fantastic game. The knocked it out of the park with the visuals, atmosphere, and controls. The DualSense is used to great effect, and the toneFantastic game. The knocked it out of the park with the visuals, atmosphere, and controls. The DualSense is used to great effect, and the tone created here by Bloober is perfection. Solving crimes and playing detective has never been more fun. I can only hope for a sequel down the road. Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2020
    5
    The dialogue acting is subpar, the puzzles quite boring.. ambience is ok. But had I tried it I would have not bought it.

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