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The Swapper

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun, spooky, puzzle-based clone adventure set in space.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Eerie and imaginative puzzle game that asks ethical questions.

This is a wonderful game that requires reasoning to make progress. An excellent intro and simple controls help with the slightly complex gameplay. It feels like a blend of sudoku with hard sci-fi. The age rating is going to depend a ton on your kid's personality. If they like mysterious things it seems like a great redirect from other games or stories that may also have undesirable traits. I haven't finished this fairly long game yet, but I think I'm far enough in to have a sense of it's character. It also asks some serious questions about what makes us human and what alien life could be like. Overall, this games makes you think.

Is It Any Good?

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The Swapper is a highly imaginative and thoughtful puzzle adventure. It boasts a dark, eerie atmosphere that's reminiscent of Dead Space. Players encounter mysterious stones that appear throughout space structures that deliver creepy messages, and the story is shrouded in mystery. The platforming and puzzle-solving elements seem to draw inspiration from Portal. Players use their weapon to create clones in simple ways before using the device to cleverly navigate sections of the space station, even using it almost like a teleportation weapon. Later stages even require the navigation of zero gravity with the device.

The puzzles are carefully constructed, requiring thought about how to best approach them and how to take advantages of the player's small clone army. It's an incredibly well-made game that sticks with you long after you've played it, and its heightened focus on the puzzles and the mysterious setting \ engage you from start to finish. The Swapper is one of the more intriguing puzzle games that's ever been released.

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