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AI: The Somnium Files – Nirvana Initiative

Critics Consensus (Play It)

The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative is another twisting murder mystery. There are a few performance issues and bugs, but if you can stomach them, this is a must-play for anyone who appreciates compelling stories in their video games.

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Newly-appointed Special Agent Mizuki and her AI partner Aiba are tasked to solve the bizarre Half Body serial killings in this sequel to the critically acclaimed AI: The Somnium Files.

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Total Reviews: 25

Nom: Best Puzzle/Strategy (2022), Editors' Choice

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43% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

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70%
What did you think of AI: The Somnium Files – Nirvana Initiative?
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Tom Sykes (PC Gamer)_
June 29, 2022
83/100

Come for the mystery, stay for the characters in this baggy but compelling visual novel sequel.

George Yang (Polygon)
June 24, 2022
Recommended

AI: The Somnium Files – Nirvana Initiative boasts a compelling story, along with some great plot twists that caught me completely off guard. Its investigations are intriguing, and its Somnium dungeons are both colorful and foreboding. Nirvana Initiative is an incredibly eccentric game, bursting with vibrant characters, mind-bending puzzles, and an abundance of strange sci-fi detours. And once it builds momentum, it doesn’t let up. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say I love it.

Andrew Farrell (PC Invasion)
June 24, 2022
9/10

Not quite as good as its predecessor in some ways and notably better in others, AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative is a must-play for fans anime-styled narrative games.

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Best Puzzle/Strategy

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