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Score Breakdown Based on 6294 ratings
  1. 10 (2322)
  2. 9 (2004)
  3. 8 (839)
  4. 7 (301)
  5. 6 (135)
  6. 5 (80)
  7. 4 (55)
  8. 3 (54)
  9. 2 (79)
  10. 1 (425)

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  • Rating:9

    How did I get 10 years without playing Braid?

    I regret a lot of taking so long to play Braid, maybe the best Indie I've ever played, a game that at first seems to be any platform game with anything different, but every minute played is getting more interesting with ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A Quirky Game for a Quiet Afternoon

    I opened the door nervously, and was greeted by a city bright with flames and the figure of Tim, a small man standing in the shadows as the word 'Braid' burned bright in the sky above and faded away. So began my journey... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Time Master

    Time can be a strange thing sometimes, because sometimes no matter what we do we can never seem to have full control of our time. Sometimes we find ourselves with not enough time or more time then we know what to do wi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Braid PC

    A fantastic little game with wonderful 2D graphics, challenging gameplay and puzzles and one of the best video game soundtracks you will hear. Story - 8, remarkable for a platformer, given to you in little blurbs at the... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    All about the puzzles

    This game has beautiful artworks (especially the main menu screen), intriguing story (good enough for the gamer to actually read them), but to me, it is all about its puzzles. Its puzzles are mostly not repeated (except ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Braid will forever be a timeless classic

    By now, you know what to expect from a typical platformer; start from the left side of the level, get to the right side of the level, jump on platforms to progress and jump on the heads of your enemies that get in the wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    It would not be an overstatement to say that Braid had breathed new life into the 2-D puzzle-platforming genre.

    INTRO: By the time of Braid, there had not been much of anything remarkable in the 2-D puzzle-platforming genre, beyond the efforts of indie game-makers like Edmund McMillen (who had yet to become stupendously famous). I... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3

    Braid as a whole is incredibly self-indulgent.

    Braid is a 2D puzzle / platformer that revolves around solving puzzles by using a rather clever implementation of time control. Each of the six worlds has its own set of unique rules that the player has to follow and use... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Braid is an excellent puzzle game that not only challenges your brain, but has a lot of emotion.

    Braid was one of the games that came out and seemed to blow people away. After seeing reviews for this game, I simply had to play it. Braid is the story about the atomic bomb and how it destroyed everything. The mai... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The fidgety timing required to solve some puzzles diminishes what is otherwise and incredible platformer.

    Braid is a beautiful game and a beautiful idea. It is the story of a young man, Tim, and his journey to find a beloved princess. The story is told in such a way that it could only have been told as a game and for this r... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful