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Average Player Score Based on 90 ratings
8.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 90 ratings
  1. 10 (23)
  2. 9 (36)
  3. 8 (18)
  4. 7 (6)
  5. 6 (1)
  6. 5 (1)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (2)

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  • Review Score:8

    Unique experience with excelent skill and combat system

    Transistor throws the player in an unique artistic sci fi world, where your main task is to fight through the enemy lines called "the process". You play the game from a top down view with a simple 4 button active skill s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Reassess the value of that season pass after playing Transistor (100% Spoiler Free)

    Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the game's unraveling plot I've avoided mentioning any specific details of the story. Otherwise there's an entire game page that should already be full of story details and other facts ab... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Brilliant but too short.

    The graphics and audio are great. Storytelling and atmosphere are awsome. I like the gameplay too but the game feels too short and it feels that the opportunities of the battle system are not developed to a possible furt... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Lady Without a Voice, Gent Without a Body

    Before I start playing an indie game, I usually expect it to be a pure gaming experience. And what I mean by that is that a group of people get together, that are passionate about games and create wonderful games. Indi ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    As human as a it can get.

    Transistor is much more than the simple picture my words can paint, it's not built around one single idea or an absorbing premise but it does the job of pulling you in. Red is a very popular nightclub singer who lost her... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Transistor has a touching story, but repetitive gameplay holds it back a bit

    The Good: Fantastic audio/visual experience, fun combat, completely customizable weaponsThe Bad: Story makes almost no sense, doesn't really have a sense of direction or purpose, you can't really connect to any characte... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Transistor Review

    Transistor doesn't start with a big introductory cut-scene or any kind of immediate lore dump. As you progress, numbers fly around ranging from your damage counter to how many secret dips were taken in a public fountain.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    A beautiful game

    Transistor is quite the beautiful game; from its art style to its poetic dialogue and serene music, the game excels on all fronts on providing a novel experience that feels smooth and fun to play. The combat system takes... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Addictive real-time and turn-based combat mixed with an aesthetically pleasing design and soundtrack.

    I would probably give this game a 10 if it were a bit longer. After playing a game for a while I usually can't wait to beat it and be done with it, but right when I finished the final level of Transistor, I restarted it... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful