NFG Summary:“Volume” offers a unique and engaging gameplay experience, allowing players to step into the shoes of a petty thief turned virtual heist mastermind. With its postmodern twist on Let’s Play videos and the exceptional voice acting from Danny Wallace as the AI, this game keeps you on the edge of your seat as you navigate through cleverly designed levels. A must-play for fans of strategic stealth games.

Categories: Linear, Action, Adventure
Meta Score: 80
Store: Volume (Price: $ 1,09)
User Score: 73.0
Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Publisher Names: Mike Bithell
Support Language: English*, French, German, Spanish – Spain, Italian, Polish, Russian
*languages with full audio support
Publish Date: 2015-08-18

PC Requirements:


  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 3 GB available space


Robert Locksley is a petty thief who happens upon a device known as "Volume". Originally intended to be utilized as part of a secret military coup, Robert now has the ability to simulate high-profile heists, so what does he choose to do? Broadcast these crimes over the internet. Make your way through this postmodern twist on Let’s Play videos with the help of Danny Wallace as the voice of the Volume artificial Intelligence. From Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone.

Positive Comment(s)

Brilliant level design, hilarious puzzles and motivating freedom in Volume will convince you that plundering without harming anybody is still great fun. [Issue#256]100LEVEL (Czech Republic)
Bithell’s sophomore effort is a lovely thing made up of spellbinding puzzles that demand the player’s attention. Its beauty, wit and intelligence are nicely offset by its quiet anger.90Polygon
Volume shows us that limitation really does breed creativity, delivering a thrilling, accessible experience in bite-sized pieces.90Attack of the Fanboy
A modern Robin Hood will keep your eyes on the screen for long, long
With true stealth games a rare breed today, Volume stands as a declaration that the formula can still work.88Game Informer
One of the most engaging and fun stealth games in years.85CGMagazine
Another exercise in elegant, flab-free game design from Mike Bithell – though lighter on the laughs. [Oct 2015, p.74]85Games Master UK
Volume may be less original if compared to Thomas Was Alone, but it’s equally sophisticated in the selection of gameplay elements, built on the stealth genre with a lot of
It stumbles when trying to tell a story, but excels at communicating phenomenal mechanics.80GameSpot
Volume is a strong game that is not without its flaws, but finds a nice home in the class of stealth games this year has already offered.80Arcade Sushi

Negative Comment(s)

A mostly well designed, methodically thought out puzzler that ends up being too easy due to early checkpoint issues.75God is a Geek
A curious mix of a puzzle and a stealth game with just a couple of issues that may affect the whole experience: linearity and lack of depth.753DJuegos
Fun, not-too-hard stealth puzzles that look great, wrapped up in a humdrum story with a boring protagonist.72PC Gamer
An expertly crafted game that boasts stylish, nigh-endless permutations of a simple, engrossing form of stealth.70GamesRadar+
As generous and beautiful a package as it is, it’s not always as coherent or flexible as appearances might lead you to believe. [Nov 2015, p.112]70Edge Magazine

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