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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Excellent open-world puzzle game
Unlike the other reviews, I actually love the controls of this game. I like how there are no virtual buttons which would otherwise block the beautiful artwork of this game. Instead, it uses gestures which suit the touchscreen interface very well. For the record, there is precision-level movement since you can sidestep with a two-finger swipe. Best part is that the entire game can be played one-handed with your device laying flat. If that’s still not enough, the game even supports controller.
Additionally, the devs constantly update the app so that it supports the latest hardware and software version. I didn’t encounter any bug at all during my first playthrough.
I love open world games and puzzle games so when I found out this game combines the two I had to check it out, I’m so glad I did, the puzzles are great and being an open world if you get stuck or frustrated with one puzzle you can just walk away and try again later. I highly recommend this game to those who enjoy puzzle games that keep your brain active. When I play games I usually have the in-game music turned off, but in this game the only thing you hear is ambient sounds like the chirping of birds or rushing water and no music, and that’s great especially when your solving puzzles. Thanks to the developer for such a wonderful puzzling experience. ☺️☺️☺️
Not built for mobile
I really enjoyed playing The Witness on console. It’s a fun and challenging game. But this mobile version is just frustrating. This is because of the system of controlling your character by tapping where you want to go.
A lot of times, this game requires very precise positioning to give yourself the right perspective to solve a puzzle and you just don’t get it. Some puzzles I would be fiddling fruitlessly for half an hour trying to position myself, then I would load this game up on a console and use my game pad to solve it in a matter of seconds. This is not fun.
I get the feeling this game wasn’t play tested on iPhone, the experience is so jarring and so bad.
- Thekla, inc.
- 2.3 GB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- © Thekla, Inc.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.