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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: >observer_ is a cyberpunk, detective thriller set in the year 2084 in Krakow, Poland. The world lies in ruins with corporations seizing power after the fall of governments. You do their bidding. No lie will remain hidden from you, as you hack into the minds of those you interrogate. When>observer_ is a cyberpunk, detective thriller set in the year 2084 in Krakow, Poland. The world lies in ruins with corporations seizing power after the fall of governments. You do their bidding. No lie will remain hidden from you, as you hack into the minds of those you interrogate. When your past catches-up, you must act on your own and unravel the mystery of your son’s disappearance. Your name is Daniel Lazarski, you’re an Observer. Expand
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  1. Feb 7, 2019
    90
    There are certain people who may find the messy cyberpunk designs headache-inducing, but this is a smart, thoughtful narrative in a cyberpunk noir genre that is frequently attempted, but rarely done this well, and would be an absolute godsend on a cross-country flight.
  2. Feb 22, 2019
    88
    While Observer is highly enjoyable in handheld mode, not being able to fully enjoy it when docked eliminates half of the Switch's format. If a Switch is all you own, then absolutely look into Observer. For those with other consoles, I'd recommend grabbing the game on PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One first. Overall, Observer still manages to shine through as an excellent addition to the horror genre.
  3. Feb 27, 2019
    80
    Easily one of the most unusual games in the Nintendo Switch catalogue, Observer will treat the players to a frightening, absorbing experience, thanks to its captivating plot, its cyberpunk art style and outright scary moments.
  4. Feb 22, 2019
    78
    A wonderful futuristic Cyberpunk adventure game with plenty of detective work that adds the occasional scary thrill. The story is well written and the interrogation scenes are a wild, fun, vivid psychedelic ride.
  5. Mar 14, 2019
    70
    >observer_ offers a glimpse in a terrifying cyberpunk future that is far more frightening than any pursuing monsters of unreasonable size. The stealth action moments of the game failed to make an impact and I usually greeted them with a “let’s get this over with” attitude. No, the game is at its best when you’re exploring the claustrophobic corridors of an old world building appropriated by corporate interests, lazily retrofitted with invasive technology that is much more of a hindrance than any sort of benefit to mankind.
  6. Feb 7, 2019
    70
    Observer is a cyberpunk horror game with great story and atmosphere, a nice audio design and some interesting puzzles, but also poor graphics on Nintendo Switch.
  7. Feb 7, 2019
    60
    Observer is a quirky cyperpunk thriller filled with mind games. Unfortunately they lose their impact too quickly.

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  1. Feb 12, 2019
    10
    One of the greatest I switch game ever ! Cool climate that I love the most in this type of game, definitely worth to spend every little minute :)
  2. Feb 9, 2019
    10
    Great game, best switch game ever!. Blade runner witch play and fantastic Rutger HAUER !!!
  3. Feb 10, 2019
    10
    Absolutley stunning, waited for this so long to come for nintendo switch and im not dissapointed!
  4. Feb 9, 2019
    10
    Great game. Superior climate in cyberpunk Cracov. I'm looking forward for what CDP RED will inspire from Bloober Team in CyberPunk 2077. AGreat game. Superior climate in cyberpunk Cracov. I'm looking forward for what CDP RED will inspire from Bloober Team in CyberPunk 2077. A little bad feelings for downgrade but it stop's to bother you when go to handheld mode. Everyone should taste up this story and climate. For now there is no such game like Observer. Neuron hacking scenes kickss the ass.... Expand
  5. Feb 15, 2019
    8
    Some would describe this game as a walking simulator, but I believe "a journey" is a more fitting term. I am so tired of skill- andSome would describe this game as a walking simulator, but I believe "a journey" is a more fitting term. I am so tired of skill- and attention-demanding games right now, I was looking for a game, where I could just lean back and experience a story with some interaction. And that's what I got with that game. Expand