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  • Summary: Dash through tricky levels and transform the whole world at will in this fast-paced award-winning platformer. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Directors Cut combines graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming. Fluidly morph between twoDash through tricky levels and transform the whole world at will in this fast-paced award-winning platformer. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Directors Cut combines graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming. Fluidly morph between two dynamically different dream worlds to solve puzzles and combat grueling enemies and bosses. Key Features
    -Blaze through 33 levels including a brand new Rise of the Owlverlord adventure.
    -Each level transforms between two contrasting dreamworlds!
    -Easy and hard difficulty modes for all levels and bosses.
    -Intuitive controls and smooth game flow; master the tight controls and defeat the devious trials ahead.
    -Full HD 1080p with a smooth framerate: Gianas dreamworlds leap off the screen with gorgeous 3D graphics that morph before your very eyes.
    -Experience a dual crossfading soundtrack by Chris Huelsbeck and Machinae Supremacy.
    -Rich extras: Halloween- and Christmas-themed levels accessible from the start.
    The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Japanese.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 17, 2018
    81
    Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams is predominantly a side scrolling platformer fans dream in and of itself, so despite some very shallow shortcomings, it has a lot to offer.
  2. Oct 5, 2018
    80
    Five years on, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is still the same creative and colourful platformer it was on Wii U, only now with a few extra levels and some much-needed additional polish. While its phase-changing gimmick isn’t as special or unique anymore - the likes of Guacamelee and co have riffed and improved on the concept in the years since - there’s still plenty to enjoy here. With 40 levels to beat, plenty of challenging boss fights and a wealth of modes, you get plenty of bang for your buck - even if the soundtrack can be rather hit and miss.
  3. Oct 5, 2018
    80
    A title not to be missed for every lover of "old school" platformers.
  4. Oct 30, 2018
    80
    Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a fantastic 2D platformer and this Owltimate Edition is a great excuse to give it a try if you've never played it before. Its unconventional and often creepy stages are a perfect fit for Halloween, too.
  5. Nov 27, 2018
    80
    All in all, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Owltimate Edition is a well-made and enjoyable platformer. It doesn't break the mold, but it does what it does very well. It's easy to pick up and a lot of fun to play. There are some minor flaws here and there, but nothing really drags down the game. If you're a fan of old-school platformers, then you'll likely enjoy Giana Sisters. It's not quite on par with some of the greats, but it's a comfortable and fun romp for players of all ages.
  6. Nov 5, 2018
    75
    It might have taken a while for the Giana girls to get back into action, but between this and their DS game, it’s a name in video games that I certainly hope continues to keep churning out wonderful new adventures for all of us to play. Go give Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams — Owltimate Edition a download!
  7. 60
    While the music is a highlight, it doesn’t always match the visuals on screen, and all in all, I find this title a hard one to recommend. If you’re blown away by the art style or the music, give Twisted Dreams a look, but otherwise look for your sweet dreams somewhere else.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 22, 2020
    10
    I played Mario Oddysey and it was great for all of its panache but felt it was a bit tedious as a platformer at times and more of a showI played Mario Oddysey and it was great for all of its panache but felt it was a bit tedious as a platformer at times and more of a show piece, I actually got a bit fed up with it at some points. Giana Sisters is the opposite, as it doesn't have mass production flair and flamboyance but it is amazingly fun to play. Very tight controls, with good sound and music, nice graphics and a great little game mechanic. I have seen it said that Guacamelee upgraded on this but I remember finding that game very boring to play and couldn't get in to it at all. The mechanic on the gameplay means you swap between sisters regularly but the whole aesthetic, music and atmosphere changes everytime at the click of a button. This game is a lot more fun to play than many titles with much higher reviews. Is it the best game ever made? No. Is it a platforming great? Absolutely. So many games get rated on production and frame rate etc. People never review based on how enjoyable and fun a title is. This is actually pretty damn good production and good fun too. I would say the only platformer's I found as enjoyable as this with a similar feel to play would be the Rayman games. Expand
  2. Dec 20, 2020
    10
    I've never seen or experienced such an innovative gameplay mechanic. Which affects the world around, characters and even soundtrack. It'sI've never seen or experienced such an innovative gameplay mechanic. Which affects the world around, characters and even soundtrack. It's creativity at its peak! Expand