Categories: 2D, Platformer
Meta Score: 93
Store: Braid (Price: $ 0,84)
User Score: 83.0
Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
Publisher Names: Number None Inc.
Support Language: English, French, Italian, Portuguese – Portugal, German, Spanish – Spain, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese
Publish Date: 2008-08-06

PC Requirements:

  • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
  • Memory: 768 MB or more
  • Hard Disk Space: 200 MB or more
  • Video Card: Pixel Shader 2.0
  • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
  • Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows


[Xbox Live Arcade] Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where the player manipulates the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. From a house in the city, journey to a series of worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess. In each world, you have a different power to affect the way time behaves, and it is time’s strangeness that creates the puzzles. The time behaviors include: the ability to rewind, objects that are immune to being rewound, time that is tied to space, parallel realities, time dilation, and perhaps more. Braid treats your time and attention as precious; there is no filler in this game. Every puzzle shows you something new and interesting about the game world. Braid is a 2-D platform game where you can never die and never lose. Despite this, Braid is challengingâ??but the challenge is about solving puzzles, rather than forcing you to replay tricky jumps. Travel through a series of worlds searching for puzzle pieces, then solving puzzles by manipulating time: rewinding, creating parallel universes, setting up pockets of dilated time. The gameplay feels fresh and new; the puzzles are meant to inspire new ways of thinking. [Microsoft]

Positive Comment(s)

Braid is an incredible game, with an engaging story and challenging gameplay.100Gaming Nexus
The fact is, Braid is art. There, I said it. Not only can it be appreciated aesthetically, but it was clearly created with the intention of the finished product being a work of art.100DarkZero
Braid is one of the best, if not the best, games I have ever played.100Console Gameworld
This isn’t a game about time, it’s about memories, and how they can be repeated and eventually rewritten.100The A.V. Club
Beautifully crafted and wonderfully realized, it is a shining example of the intersection between art and technology, love and loss, desire and despondence. It is, in one word, beautiful.100GameShark
A game that’s every bit as original as Super Mario Galaxy and Portal, Braid is a short-lived gem.100AceGamez
Story is excellent.99GameFocus
Braid is a stunning title which provides an experience which flows fluently from start to end. The simple concept, the complex puzzles, the beautiful presentation or the magical story.96Console Monster
A moving story, serene visuals, and brilliant puzzles make Braid an adventure that you absolutely should experience.95GameSpot
Braid is the only true gaming classic on XBLA. It’s a masterpiece–an “art” game and a fun-to-play puzzle/platformer. There aren’t enough nice things to say about it.95GamerNode

Negative Comment(s)

Braid’s puzzles and story are clever, but the mechanics are sluggish. Also, the fact that each world has its own unique rules can make the game unintuitive.60edxtan
Pretty good for the time, not something I’d replay in a hurry though. Original.70B00tador
Puzzles on a vertical difficulty slope and gimmicks that are not explained nor fleshed out in any detail make this game a pile of over-hyped, over-priced, over-flogged nonsense.20koopa009

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