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Average Player Score Based on 6240 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 6240 ratings
  1. 10 (2316)
  2. 9 (1991)
  3. 8 (823)
  4. 7 (297)
  5. 6 (127)
  6. 5 (79)
  7. 4 (53)
  8. 3 (54)
  9. 2 (79)
  10. 1 (425)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.5

    Pure Genius!!

    I bought Braid because it looked like one of the more original titles on Xbox Live Arcade (I also loved Portal, another unique puzzle game). After playing it, I'm glad I purchased it. Its a puzzle game enhanced with a se... Read Full Review

    12 of 14 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Braid

  • Review Score:8.5

    Worth the Purchase! This is an excellent game and I don't really like games of this type!

    First off, the game looks absolutely gorgeous. It looks like Van Gogh designed a video game. Secondly, the soundtrack is serene and tranquil. It is just as pleasing listening to the game as it is playing it. Let me just... Read Full Review

    7 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Pure Genius!!

    I bought Braid because it looked like one of the more original titles on Xbox Live Arcade (I also loved Portal, another unique puzzle game). After playing it, I'm glad I purchased it. Its a puzzle game enhanced with a se... Read Full Review

    12 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    The game is prefect in every sense of the word.

    This is by far one of the greatest 2d platformers, and xbla games. From the gameplay to the challenge of the puzzles. It does not disappoint. Of course you have your easy puzzles pieces, and your hard ones which will tak... Read Full Review

    5 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Innovative and memorable

    This game totally redefined the way that I thought about platformers. It basically took the standard gameplay from the old Super Mario and, by playing around with time, turned it into a completely new and challenging exp... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Proof that a big budget and fancy graphics are NOT needed to make a breath taking game.

    A many of things can be said of BRAID, the best thing to say though is perfection. At least for a puzzle platformer. Braid doesn't take place in any specific time, which is good because the game switches from fantasy wor... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    How a Adventure/Puzzle/Platformer game should be done.

    Braid is the type of game that is just good all around and does everything it attempts to do very well. The game starts off with Tim, the hero of the game, who sets out to save a princess after she was kidnapped by a mon... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    A great game to love and hate

    This game is AMAZING not just from a technical standpoint, but from the sheer level of depth it brings to one simple game concept, "the flow of time". Some of the puzzles seem so difficult only to have a smack your for... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5

    Is Braid all the great people think it is?? Find out inside.

    This is my personal opinion on the game, so dont send hate mails, opt to remove the review or whatever, if you do not agree and wish to explain why you like it, feel free to send me a message, just no hate mail thanks :D... Read Full Review

    13 of 75 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    A charming platformer that's both fun and challenging

    Braid is simply an amazing platformer that shows just how modern day 2d sidescrollers should be done.It starts with a simple story that eventually has a much greater meaning at the end. As is the new norm with me, i'll l... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    The best Xbox Live Arcade game that you may ever play.

    I heard some good reviews about Braid so I decided to check it out on the marketplace. I didn't buy the game at first, I just played the trial version because I was not sure if I would like this game simply because of th... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful