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Jazzpunk is set in a cold war setting. The player takes the role of a secret agent who has to do, well, secret agent stuff like stealing data from the Russians or stealing a person's kidney. The graphics are deliberately crude and all persons are presented like figures from a board game.

From a gameplay perspective, this is an adventure game: the player solves puzzles by using items with other items (or simply by finding the correct item to activate). There are also various mandatory and optional mini games like playing mini golf, participating in a boat race, Galaga or a first-person shooter sequence with a wedding theme. However, the main draw of the game is its non-sequential humour. When exploring the levels, there are many references to discover and many optional items to activate which usually has a humorous consequence.


Jazzpunk Windows The pizza world mini-game
Jazzpunk Windows The reception area, but you don't have an appointment.
Jazzpunk Windows A nod to <moby game="Street Fighter">Street Fighter</moby>
Jazzpunk Windows A first-one person game of tennis using a Virtual Boy visual style.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Jazzpunk: Director's Cut" -- PlayStation 4 title

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Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Windows Feb 05, 2014 92 out of 100 92 (UK) Windows Feb 10, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Hooked Gamers Windows Feb 09, 2014 8.3 out of 10 83
Joystiq Windows Feb 28, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge Windows Feb 17, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Chumps Windows Feb 16, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Windows Mar 12, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75
Destructoid Windows Feb 06, 2014 7 out of 10 70
games xtreme Windows Feb 11, 2014 7 out of 10 70 Windows Mar 25, 2014 6 out of 10 60


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  • Seumas McNally Grand Prize Nomination (2014 Independent Games Festival)
  • Nuovo Award - Honorable Mention (2014 Independent Games Festival)
  • Best of PAX 2013 - Adam Sessler's Pick
  • PC Gamer - Editor's Choice (2014)

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