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  • Summary: When mind and machine become one – what will remain of humanity? State of Mind is a futuristic thriller game delving into transhumanism. The game explores a world torn between a dystopian material reality and a utopian virtual future.
  • Developer: Daedalic Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Adventure, General, 3D, Third-Person
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 13, 2018
    85
    In a dystopian future where human dramas mix to the search for a better life, State of Mind tells us the touching and surprises-filled tale of two fathers in search for the truth about their families. Great storytelling and brilliant low-poly environments are the foundation for a satisfying adventure game whose only downsides are its too inexpressive and stiff, but very well characterized, characters. Definitely suggested for lovers of adventure games and dramatic sci-fi/cyberpunk tales.
  2. Aug 13, 2018
    80
    The main character may need time to grow on you, but the complex narrative and the questions that arise in your mind will guarantee that you’re hooked in for a thrilling ride. Sure, it can occasionally be slow-paced, but nevertheless the puzzling sections keep things ticking over nicely.
  3. Sep 10, 2018
    80
    f you're a fan of science fiction stories, such as the Deus Ex games, you'll most likely find something to like in State of Mind. It's got some nice twists and surprises once it starts moving along at a good pace. The number of characters you eventually play as and the learning of some good information about each of their lives helps the story out a good bit. Also, the game's style by itself was enough to draw me into it from the get-go.
  4. Aug 13, 2018
    70
    An intriguing sci-fi adventure with some neat concepts at its core, State of Mind's visual style and the prescribed nature of its action can be off-putting, but dig in for the ride, and you'll enjoy a smart narrative that eventually pays off. Definitely worth sticking with.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 21, 2018
    70
    A compelling science fiction drama that just misses the mark of greatness. [Nov 2018, p.90]
  6. Aug 22, 2018
    70
    If you're able to look past the lack of a strong central story, though, you'll be left with a gorgeous game built on some excellent (albeit underutilized) narrative foundations.
  7. Aug 22, 2018
    63
    The story is quite original and kept me engaged just to see what happens next. State of Mind is well written and does have a lot of quality voice talent, despite some audio issues that persist throughout. The technical performance remains very smooth, though its visual details and its intriguing plot is what holds everything together. By and large, this is a game for those that relish single-player experiences.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 19, 2018
    8
    Sometimes traversing in the game was a bit annoying because the movement of your character feels clunky and awkward. I enjoyed the puzzlesSometimes traversing in the game was a bit annoying because the movement of your character feels clunky and awkward. I enjoyed the puzzles that were offer in the game in terms of the gameplay there isn’t much else. Does State of Mind do enough to get a recommendation from me? All in all sometimes I fall in love with a game due to a fantastic story and to say State of Mind had a very intriguing and fantastic story would be quite the understatement. In fact it’s without a doubt the best aspect of the game and that’s pretty impressive considering the game doesn’t get too much wrong at all. Obviously a story wouldn’t be as good if it didn’t have good presentation and thankfully I’m pleased to say that both the visuals and sound design shine brightly at all times. This very good presentation then makes the world in which the game takes place in come alive, which is very important because it makes you forget about the fact that the game doesn’t offer much in terms of gameplay. Despite its lack of gameplay I still recommend this game quite highly though because it hooks you from start to finish and delivers some very memorable moments along the way. Expand