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The Swapper
9.6 out of 10

The Swapper

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Overall 8
8.0

The Swapper

True achievements
5 June 2015
  • Conclusion: Even players who may not be into puzzle games should be able to find something within this game to enjoy. The atmosphere, story, music and puzzles all bring The Swapper to be a great game and experience for anyone to enjoy.
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Overall 10
10

Me, myself, I, yours truly, and me again

Destructoid
24 August 2013
  • Summary: No game is perfect, but comes as close as it could get within its genre. The new game to beat in its sector; we're talking pure video game ecstasy. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
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Lights off

GameCritics.com
21 August 2013
  • Excerpt: It's hard to dislike The Swapper . It's from a small developer, it has a unique visual style that feels alien and unsettling, it's got an interesting sci-fi premise that asks questions about existence, and bravely, it features no combat at all.
  • Pros: A non-violent, thought-provoking title is always welcome.
  • Cons: The puzzles feel noticeably disconnected from the world.
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Overall 9
8.8

The Swapper review

PCGamer Online
27 July 2013
  • Summary: Low-key, effective storytelling and a hyperfocus on puzzles. The Swapper exemplifies the adage that less is more.
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The Swapper

Hooked Gamers
24 July 2013
  • Conclusion: No game is perfect, but The Swapper is as close to it as I’ve played in a long time. A score of “10” denotes that despite any dismissively minuscule flaws, the game is one that can and should be enjoyed by anyone and raises the bar in its genre. Therefore, I have no reservations awarding it here.
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Overall 9
8.8

The Swapper

ActionTrip
24 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Even though simplicity is at the very heart of this game, it’s a dynamic experience as the player pulls off one unique challenge after another.
  • Pros: A thrilling, well-polished and brilliantly designed puzzle-flavored platformer..
  • Cons: ..though slightly on the short side.
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Overall 9
9.0

Finnish Developer Provokes in Unique, Atmospheric Puzzler | The Swapper Review

New Gamer Nation
10 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The puzzle-platformer genre is one that a lot of independent game developers have fallen in love with over the last few years. From Braid to Pid to Limbo to Fez , there’s something about creating a game that involves puzzle solving on a two-dimensional plane that really appeals to independent game...
  • Pros: Ingenious Puzzles, Incredible Atmosphere
  • Cons: Clumsy Story
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Calm Down Tom
24 June 2013
  • Summary: Super Metroid. There, I said it. It’s one of the greatest games of all time. It may be THE greatest game of all time. And The Swapper is a bit like it. It has a sliver of Metroid’s brilliance, but even a sliver is enough to make it shine brighter than almost every other game you could play.
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Alone in a Crowd

GameCritics.com
21 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The nameless protagonist of The Swapper has four people with her, but she's all alone. Her companions are clones, mindless and seemingly soulless. She can swap her consciousness freely between the five bodies, but she still won't have anyone to talk to until she finds the person—or people —who...
  • Pros: Figuring out how to get the last orb in Planet Survey.
  • Cons: Getting stuck on a puzzle for 15 minutes because I forgot it's possible to merge oppositely-oriented clones.
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Overall 9
9.2

The Swapper

GameTrailers
20 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The first scene in The Swapper shows your nameless character screaming and pounding on the glass as a tin-can rocket blasts off into space. Wherever the rocket is headed, this lonely traveler does not want to go there.
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