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  • Summary: Perception is reality. In this mind-bending first-person puzzler, you explore a surreal dream world and solve impossible puzzles using the ambiguity of depth and perspective.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 7, 2020
    98
    Superliminal pulls us in with a fun looking gameplay hook, holds our attention while it twists our expectations, and brings us out the other end with something to truly reflect on. Easily one of the best puzzlers out there, and one that deserves all of the success in the world.
  2. Jul 8, 2020
    82
    Superliminal offers us an original and mind-bending first-person puzzle experience, a bit too short but always surprising and with a very satisfying ending.
  3. Jul 15, 2020
    80
    If you enjoy optical illusions and perspective-altering puzzles then Superliminal is definitely a must-play experience.
  4. Jul 22, 2020
    80
    I wouldn’t consider Superliminal to be a super challenging puzzle game yet it left me dumbfounded on a regular basis. Every couple of minutes it throws out a little trick, stopping me in my tracks for a second just for my brain process and re-calibrate. It’s only a few hours long but it’s densely packed with mind-bending goodness.
  5. 75
    Though some flawed level designs and weak narrative hamper the overall experience, Superliminal is a mostly sublime puzzle adventure.
  6. Jul 20, 2020
    72
    Pillow Castle's proposal is very different and original, showing how the possibilities can be infinite according to the imagination of the creators.
  7. Jul 12, 2020
    70
    Superliminal on the Xbox One offers the tools to fully enjoy this concept for what it is. Playing with perspectives is a novel idea and you can have a lot of fun with it. Repeat playthroughs are encouraged with plenty of secrets to uncover, but there is a bit too much repetition within individual sections of Superliminal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  1. Nov 1, 2021
    10
    Holy crap this is a really good game! Was pleasantly surprised when I played through it, expected just another puzzle game but this one isHoly crap this is a really good game! Was pleasantly surprised when I played through it, expected just another puzzle game but this one is insane with the perception views and puzzles. Highly recommend this. I normally dislike puzzle games but this game is awesome! Expand
  2. Jan 17, 2022
    10
    This game is unlike any other game I have ever played. It is constantly changing its gameplay mechanics forcing the player to consistentlyThis game is unlike any other game I have ever played. It is constantly changing its gameplay mechanics forcing the player to consistently think outside of the box. The atmosphere of this game made me feel like someone was watching me the whole time. It's unnerving and uncomfortable, but in a way that feels appropriate and unique. The levels and story are somewhat vague making most of the game ambiguous. This blends together nicely with the atmosphere and the ending. It almost feels like this game was made for me. I don't know many other games that do such a great job capturing the oddcore aesthetic quite like this one with its liminal spaces and whatnot. I could go on and on about this game, but the less you know before playing the better. Never have I ever played a game that blew my mind quite like this one. Expand
  3. Jan 9, 2022
    10
    What a masterpiece. Loved it. One of my favorite games ever. Clapped at the conclusion the same way I did in endgame part 2.
  4. Jul 8, 2020
    7
    Superliminal is a stimulatory puzzle game where you are being aided by a company to obtain better sleep and dreaming. As you progress it talksSuperliminal is a stimulatory puzzle game where you are being aided by a company to obtain better sleep and dreaming. As you progress it talks about you falling off of the orientation path. Starts initiating emergency procedures and you start receiving messages played on little boom boxes randomly located throughout the path and puzzles. All of the puzzles become a little more insane and stimulating as you progress throughout the game. As you progress you’ll also receive random quotes of wisdom from the boom boxes as you progress through the emergency procedures attempting to exit the dream state you have been progressing through. Not everything is a straight path or solution sometimes you are required to literally run in circles so be prepared. Perspective is everything in solving these puzzles, so if you like to challenge yourself and stimulate your brain look no further than Superliminal for your Xbox One console. If your a fan of past experiences like Portal then you’ll be right at home in the genre. Expand
  5. Feb 21, 2021
    6
    Superliminal is a satisfyingly trippy game. It deserved better pacing and level design. It was missing a plot to give the experience moreSuperliminal is a satisfyingly trippy game. It deserved better pacing and level design. It was missing a plot to give the experience more weight. I'd like to have seen more made of the mechanics. But as a whole, it's a fun game and the puzzles are varied and surprising. Expand
  6. Jul 24, 2020
    4
    esta mas o menos como que no siento que atraiga pero bueno si es por mi no te recomiendo este juego pero al final tu tu decides
  7. Oct 4, 2021
    0
    C’est une sorte de jeu à énigmes à la Portal… mais sans portails à vrai dire. Et avec surtout des énigmes qui te cassent les couilles en cinqC’est une sorte de jeu à énigmes à la Portal… mais sans portails à vrai dire. Et avec surtout des énigmes qui te cassent les couilles en cinq sec. Alors, aussi sec, on désinstalle cette daube et on se torche avec.

    Bref, inutile de tourner autour du pot, ça soûle direct cette grosse merde et c’est tout à fait normal à dire vrai : il ne s’agit que d’un étron indé après tout. En vue subjective certes et moins vilain que la moyenne des étrons indés mais à 30 im/s seulement, y compris sur les nouvelles consoles. En outre, on sent que ça rame plus ou moins sensiblement, peut-être un souci de frame pacing ou plus vraisemblablement une implémentation du flou cinétique très mal implémentée.

    Et si c’est moins vilain que la moyenne des sous-produits indés, ça reste techniquement très faiblard, étonnamment crénelé (la résolution semble bien faible) et la direction artistique n’est pas très artistique pour tout dire. Pour ne pas dire de mauvais goût ou d’un manque de goût flagrant et regrettable.

    Bref, cet étron file la migraine et n’a aucun intérêt, sauf éventuellement pour les trouducs masos qui aiment se faire chier avec ce genre de merde, évidemment.
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