Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jun 12, 2016
    80
    An highly imaginative and varied first person adventure, with vivid and rich worlds and brilliant puzzles, only dragged down by some technical issues and a couple of bad design choices.
  2. Jun 8, 2016
    70
    The story is unique but it can be difficult to follow at first as you will become confused by the unusual cutscenes that play at the end of each level. If you persevere with the game, though, it is a rewarding experience that will offer you plenty of content.
  3. Jun 8, 2016
    70
    In conclusion then, Soul Axiom is a slow burning game, but one that satisfies if you engage with the world and its lore.
  4. Jun 22, 2016
    55
    Soul Axiom has some really interesting parts, but its whole is still something left to be desired.
  5. Jul 13, 2016
    50
    I have to say that the music is the best part of this entire game, though that isn't saying much. With so many sources of inspiration that would have set this game up for tremendous success, you can't help but feel that this was an opportunity that sadly missed the mark.
  6. Jun 8, 2016
    50
    An innovative concept can be found behind Soul Axiom, but various missteps in its delivery hold back its potential. With frustrating puzzles and bland level design, it feels the developer's approach to the game has been misguided, limiting what could've been a detailed and engaging storytelling experience.
  7. Jun 8, 2016
    50
    In the end then, Soul Axiom on Xbox One is a missed opportunity, devoid of a soul itself.
  8. Jun 7, 2016
    45
    With more polish and time, Soul Axiom could have turned out to be an amazing experience. There was potential in its narrative and puzzles that was wasted by poor presentation and level design. Soul Axiom had decent individual parts that never quite coalesced into a satisfying whole.
  9. Jun 8, 2016
    20
    The gameplay gets more tiresome and unimaginative as you play, ultimately becoming a never-ending slog. Things do take a small turn for the better near the end, but if I wasn't reviewing this game I would have given up long before then.