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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.0
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.1


Critic Reviews

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80
The Digital Fix (May 02, 2013)
Yet one could argue that more complex puzzles would hold the players back from the full mysterious experience of Kairo, and that really is the overall essence of the game. It is hard not to love and be amazed by its cold dark world, particularly for anyone who pines for the days when games were still filled with such mystery. Everything about it is highly original and just wonderfully weird. It cunningly utilises its tiny budget to its own advantage to create a frightening atmosphere. The fantastic touches such as bizarre monoliths swinging around to your movement, or crazy bridges taking shape as you step across them or entire buildings being summoned before your eyes ensure Kairo is strangely uncomfortable, creepily crazy and ultimately highly memorable.
80
Adventure Gamers (Jan 21, 2013)
It leaves you with more questions than answers, but keep an open mind and Kairo will prove be one of the more enticing and captivating worlds you’ll ever explore.
76
Vandal Online (May 06, 2013)
Kairo es un juego sencillo en su mecánica, pero complejo en su ejecución. Sufre algunos altibajos en su presentación y en su puzles, pero por suerte, son más los momentos buenos que los mejorables. Quizá mucha gente no podrá degustar la grandeza que ocultan varios de sus puzles –algunos, muy, muy buenos– por un inicio algo lento o por no poder sobrepasar la simplista estética que ofrece, pero que sin embargo, es una de sus señas de identidad. Dudamos seriamente que Kairo vaya a pasar a la historia, aunque aquellos que busquen un juego de puzle sin más pretensiones que hacernos pensar –y mucho–, tienen ante sí una gran opción en la que perderse durante bastantes horas.
75
Indie Game Magazine (Oct 23, 2012)
Even with all of its objective flaws and bits of missing polish here and there, I still find myself drawn to Kairo and the abstract nature of it. Perrin strongly portrayed a mood in the stone confines of the strange machines and I really liked it. It is hard for me to say whether or not to recommend it because it is a very different kind of game than most gamers are used to. If you are looking to try something different, it’s not expensive and is worth a dive into for $8.
73
4Players.de (May 15, 2013)
Zum Glück macht es vor allem deshalb nichts, weil es ungemein fesselnd ist, die Rätsel dieser geheimnisvollen Welt zu entschlüsseln. Denn aus der Ego-Perspektive bin ich buchstäblich ein Teil der Puzzles. Ich bin der Schlüssel, wenn ich die Funktion lebloser Monumente erst entdecken muss, wenn meine Bewegungen verborgene Mechanismen in Gang setzen und mein Tun erzählerische Hinweise zur Geschichte der leblosen Bauten aufdeckt. Für diese abwechslungsreichen, mitunter schwer zu knackenden Kopfnüsse bin ich immer wieder gerne in das mysteriöse Kairo abgetaucht.
 
Rock, Paper, Shotgun (Apr 23, 2013)
Overall, Kairo is quite the thing. A wonderful piece of explorable, challenging artistry, a stunning collection of esoteric architecture, and a delightfully peculiar journey.


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