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The Witness

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Median Score: 90/100
Total Reviews: 70

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Critics Consensus: The Witness is an original, frustrating, rewarding puzzle adventure with layered puzzles populating a beautiful landscape.
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Critic Reviews: 70

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Game Info

GAME INFO

You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you. You don’t remember who you are, and you don’t remember how you got here, but there’s one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home. The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There’s no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

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HIGHLIGHTED CRITICS
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Reviews

High Score - 100/100
Low Score - 40/100

Gold Tier

30% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 70

The Witness is an original, frustrating, rewarding puzzle adventure with layered puzzles populating a beautiful landscape.

Oli Welsh (Eurogamer)

Recommended

“Big, beautiful and rewarding, Jon Blow’s enigmatic puzzle epic is virtuoso game design – and only a fraction too clever for its own good.”

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell (PC Gamer)

89/100

“Blow does it again. Exquisitely layered puzzles populate a world that will keep you guessing.”

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Justin McElroy (Polygon)

8/10

“The Witness is uplifting and frustrating.”

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