Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. The PSP-version of Echochrome“offers more than the one on PS3. If you have both platforms at home and logical thinking amuses you, try the PSP-Version, rather than loading down the PS3-game.
  2. Edge Magazine
    70
    For every moment of epiphany, wide-eyed with an awareness of a resolution, there's an equal number of blunderingly hapless wins, falling or jumping accidentally to new and advantageous positions. [June 2008, p.89]
  3. Echochrome is a puzzle game featuring simple yet cleverly designed puzzles. The graphics are, like the puzzles, simple and perfectly suited for the gameplay mechanics. Echochrome utilizes angles to challenge you in a plethora of levels, and automatically downloads new for you if you’re connected to the internet. There are some flaws to be found, but if you’re into puzzles this is a great title.
  4. Great puzzle game for those who want to stretch their grey cells. The artwork is fabulous, the level design devious - it has everything you need to while away a rainy weekend.
  5. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    70
    A very peculiar game that takes advantage of the five rules of optical illusion to build puzzles and challenges. The minimalistic design and classic music gives it some personality, but it can become quite frustrating in long sessions. [Aug 2008]
  6. AceGamez
    70
    The thing that stops it short of the perfection it's aiming for though is that it's like a magic trick. Initially you'll stumble around, stunned and trying to take in how it all works, but as soon as you get it, you cross that invisible line from audience member to magician, and, while the pleasure of the ingenuity remains, the magic is gone.
  7. 'Niche' doesn't come close to describing the bizarrely pretentious Echochrome, which positively oozes self-importance from every pixel and line of code.

Awards & Rankings

10
21
#21 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Jan 19, 2017
    10
    Two things you'll notice when you play "Echochrome" for the first time; the minimalist design and the great soundtrack. I'm pretty sure evenTwo things you'll notice when you play "Echochrome" for the first time; the minimalist design and the great soundtrack. I'm pretty sure even if you never cared about classical music before, this might be for you. But "Echochrome" is not a music game, but a mind game, yet the music really creates the atmosphere with the black white design that runs very smooth and flawless. The puzzles start easy to get used to the controls and become step by step, more and more difficult. Although there is a certain time limit, the game itself is relaxing while being challenging. You don't have lives, you simply try again on the current level. This is truly a classy game, art and something new. If you are restless, all about graphics, action and unlocking achievements, this game is not for you - but I'd recommend it anyway, because you should try it. ;) Full Review »
  2. Aug 19, 2016
    8
    Simple en un principio pero desafiante a medida que lo vas jugando. Me gusta el hecho de que use las ilusiones ópticas como medida para pasarSimple en un principio pero desafiante a medida que lo vas jugando. Me gusta el hecho de que use las ilusiones ópticas como medida para pasar las pantallas. Me gustaría ver mas adelante una versión en colores y con usos distintos para este. Full Review »
  3. Jul 14, 2019
    8
    Una joya de PSP, con una jugabilidad, musica y graficos muy innovadores y sobresalientes. Aunque en niveles posteriores puede hacerseUna joya de PSP, con una jugabilidad, musica y graficos muy innovadores y sobresalientes. Aunque en niveles posteriores puede hacerse repetitivo, frustrante, careciendo ademas de modos de juego y de la posibilidad de transferir niveles de forma online como si se podia en la version de PS3. Ademas el tutorial es horrible, siendo capaz de perder en el y muy poco explicado, con una camara que ademas no se puede mover completamente y un menu principal confuso y una jugabilidad poco intuitiva. Sin embargo, a pesar de todo esto se recomienda totalmente. Uno de los mejores juegos de puzzle jamas hechos. Full Review »