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Braid (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Poetry Lumpi (197) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Braid: Masterpiece or merely above-average krisko6 (252) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Brain NeoJ (428) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Poor puzzles, poor story and poor references, but hey, it's artsy so we have to like it. Pixelspeech (955) 1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars
Time and Lions Pagen HD (81) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall MobyScore (63 votes) 4.1

The Press Says

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Gaming since 198x
Intelligent, magnifique, raffiné, épique, fantastique, harmonieux, Braid n'est pas qu'un jeu: c'est un chef-d'oeuvre.
Adventure Classic Gaming
Braid is a very clever puzzle platformer, with a number of ingenious puzzles that challenge you to approach a problem in an unusual way because of the unique way the game relates to time. It is a short game, but with enough variety that each level serves to illustrate a different concept or challenge.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Met eenzelfde subtiliteit als van een impressionistisch schilderij nestelt Braid zich eerst in je hersenen en daarna in je hart.
However, like a good book, Braid is something to be experienced over and over again. While the puzzles in Braid are real brain-teasers, do not let that get in the way of at least downloading the demo to see for yourself. This game is important for every every genre of game, from the story of its one-man development to the axioms we take for granted in gaming being turned on their ear. Braid is a masterpiece in every sense of the word, and is guaranteed to be seen on “Top 10 PC game” lists this year.
Total PC Gaming
Despite some minor shortfalls, Braid is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of indie gaming available and deserving of the acclaim it’s received from the 360 community. We’re just glad it’s come home to its native format.
PC Games (Germany)
Nein, ich habe mich nicht vertippt. Und nein, ich leide nicht an Schreibschwäche. Der Vorwärts-rückwärts-Satz ist vielmehr eine Hommage an Braid! Wer das Spiel einmal durchhat, wird nicht nur diesen kleinen Gag verstehen, sondern auch meine Begeisterung teilen können: Mit einfachsten Mitteln schafft dieses Kleinod das, was die Ubisofts dieser Welt einfach nicht hinbekommen: emotional zu berühren und gleichzeitig spielerisch fast alles richtig zu machen. Okay, bei einigen Rätseln wäre ich fast durchgedreht – aber Wut ist ja auch eine Emotion ...
In an age when many games feel like clones of one another or are designed to be easy to beat, Braid sticks to its guns and delivers a rewarding and memorable experience that's definitely worth checking out. It's like an invigorating breath of fresh air, and proof that a handful of independent developers can create games that raise the bar for others.
Excellent dans ses mécanismes et son gameplay original, Braid sait aussi séduire par son atmosphère unique. Le seul regret est sa trop faible durée de vie, le jeu est une expérience qu'on ne vit qu'une fois mais qu'on n'oublie pas.
GameStar (Germany)
Braid hat sich sofort einen besonderen Platz in meinem Herzen erspielt. Dieses unscheinbare Independent-Juwel ist so kreativ, so liebevoll und so motivierend, dass sich millionenschwere Software-Fabriken angesichts ihrer ständigen Wiederverwurstung alter Konzepte verschämt in die Ecke stellen müssten. Braid zeigt, wie man mit wenigen Mitteln, aber den richtigen Ideen ein Spielerlebnis schafft, das einen regelmäßig verblüfft und von dem man gerne seinen Freunden erzählt - einfach toll!
Thunderbolt Games
That said, it’s about the only thing wrong with Braid, and is more than forgivable amongst the accomplished majority of the puzzles. Other touches like the ending, perplexing plot, gorgeous backdrops and exquisite score serve to strengthen the experience beyond just solid platform-puzzler. To call Braid a throwback to the 16-bit era would be to some extent fallacious, for it’s a new breed of 2D platformer. It doesn’t just copy a certain plumber’s early adventures verbatim like so many before it – some of them excellent in their own right – did, but seeks to plant the seeds of growth that the genre has lacked for so many years in showing that, by imprinting its own identity on a well weathered template, incredible things can happen.
Braid est un titre envoûtant, unique et poétique. L'aventure qu'il propose est parfaitement maîtrisée quel que soit le point de vue adopté. Le gameplay est millimétré, intelligent et ne souffre d'aucun véritable défaut. Braid sollicite les neurones bien plus que les réflexes, mais il le fait avec brio, sans jamais sombrer dans le piège d'une difficulté outrancière ou d'une facilité condescendante. Braid est un titre mature, qui ne plaira pas à tout le monde, ne serait-ce que par la mélancolie qui se dégage de ses différents tableaux et de sa musique. Enfin, même si le soft est brillant, son originalité, sa faible durée de vie et son prix une petit peu trop élevé (mais incontestablement justifié) l'empêcheront sans doute d'atteindre un large public. Mais il est évident que ceux qui feront le pas après avoir téléchargé la démo ne le regretteront pas.