Reviews for Trine

85

Gorgeous game

HolyGigi | July 14, 2013 | See all HolyGigi's reviews »

This is one of the most beautiful games I have ever seen. The art is just amazing throughout the game, you can feel the passion that went into. The game is a 2d platformer, you have 3 characters, each with its own strengths and you get to solve different puzzles.

95

BEAUTIFUL game

grunts00 | July 6, 2013 | See all grunts00's reviews »

The visuals of this game are absolutely incredible for a side scrolling platformer. The puzzles aren't overly difficult, but the sense of challenge and achievement is definitely there.

The story is easy to follow and its very fairytale-like.

Definitely worth paying for!

89

Beatifull and overall awesome game!

stalze | July 5, 2013 | See all stalze's reviews »

Trine is based upon some classical game genres. Puzzle, platformer, sidescrolling and action. This is seen in a lot of games but this game puts all of these elements together so much better than most other! The game is absolutely beautiful and the universe really has the "fantasy" mood to it. The characters have simple identities and in this game that works well. Battling enemies is a joy and you have the ability to use some hazard in the enviroment to kill your foes with. There is a few bugs in Trine 1 that can be a bit annoying but they fix these bugs in Trine 2. I like both Trine games a lot and i would reccomend them to anyone!

98

Awesome:)

crille424 | July 4, 2013 | See all crille424's reviews »

As the other wonderful reviews this game is purely awesome. Fun. Challenging and great game for local co-op gaming. I would totally recommend this game for any who likes 2D, puzzles, strategy and for you Achievement Hunters cause this got some fun and easy ones. I just couldnt finish the game without completeting it 100%.

Totally worth it.

95

Great for Schizophrenics!

meezo | July 3, 2013 | See all meezo's reviews »

Ever wish you could be an additional 2 other people? That's what this game is like, if you're playing by yourself. You've got the overweight knight, the lady thief, and awkward wizard. You can switch between characters on a whim, and each has their benefits to accomplishing the various puzzles in this game. It's a ton of fun, and the game looks great.

87

ART

TGAlan | June 29, 2013 | See all TGAlan's reviews »

A charming story of three unrelated people suddenly linked together by a mysterious artifact known as the Trine.

With an EXCELLENT graphics engine, perfect 3D art for a sidescreen platformer, and excellent playability. The story is amazing, with a wonderful voice acting, a magical soundtrack, and the game mechanics are innovative and easy to learn. Full of secrets of course, like a good platformer should be.

This is what I call ART.

90

Playable fairytale

spectatorx | June 21, 2013 | See all spectatorx's reviews »

Trine is one of these games with unique concepts and proper execution of them. No, i'm wrong, there is not many games like this, usually if game has good concepts it is executed at least acceptable, Trine is wonderful exception - it is unique game and executed very, very well. Close to perfection. Three heroes, every hero with other skills and abilities, i like it. It is needed to figure out how to use them to pass the way through which sometimes is not as easy as you might imagine. The game has an interesting sorry, wonderful narration and humorous dialogs between our three heroes. You definitely will fall in love with this charming game.

86

Beautiful and challenging game

lok0812 | June 17, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

Trine is a sidescrolling platform puzzle game. The player control all 3 of the characters one at a time and able to switch to the others at fly and utilize their unique abilities to get through the stage by solving puzzles and defeating enemies. The background of the game is simply gorgeous and very polished. Control is superb on keyboard and mouse but players can elect to use a controller. The game itself packs more than 10 stages as well as a bonus stage that bridges the game to Trine 2. There are numerous collectible throughout the stage for collectors as well as achievements for players to tackle. A full run of the game will usually take around 7-9 hours not including hunting down all the collectibles for achievements. This is a definitely must get if you enjoy 2D action platform puzzle genre that is similar to The Lost Vikings.

84

Wonderful game

kalil | June 14, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »

Only say about this game that is an authentic beauty enjoying a widespread taste Bind all, graphics ... sound ... gameplay ... and details that make this title a gem almost perfect game lovers like the old Prince of Persia should try because not leave anyone indifferent and surely not disappoint you one iota.

Graphically the game is a luxury worth seeing ... a development in 2D with some 3D graphics on a totally preciosistas well made and carried out, it is true that we have seen in other games but in Trine has an absolutely realizazion perfect ... light ... lighting effects ... shady ... all absolutely in trine textures slash perfection and is a visual joy.

In terms of sound section we find a soundtrack without being epic as some even-aged Trine game is really well done and enjoys simple but beautiful pieces of music that encourages the player to continue forward in history with a touch medieval and magical to leave satisfied desdeluego more than one ... notice the musics are so relaxing you can get to fall asleep haha

Ultimately the gameplay is sublime ... a few keys suffice to gain full control of the characters and their respective skills without actually overwhelm are just and necessary than would be expected from each of the protagonists, so it will press 3 to choose the cover gurrero that may launch other attacks and many more powerful enemies and crush them ... 2 for the thief with his arrows of several types his hook lift ... and tremendous agility and 1 for the Wizard which greatly facilitate things because you can create objects from nothing and use them as extra platform or weapon ... or move existing objects by the mapping.

The game has zero bugs and zero errors ... is polished to 100 100 and is located perfectly to Spanish, their development is kind of fantasy story with a narrator background and sometimes the voices of the characters talking to each other, who said may bore the narrator or desconcetrarse is that he knows what is Trine ... is certainly a game with incredible taste.

96

Masterpiece

Supraballs | June 13, 2013 | See all Supraballs's reviews »

I love all of the Trine games, but if you want to see where it all started, you gotta get this game. It's got puzzles, combat, strategy, the whole nine. I'll say it is the most beautiful game I have played graphics wise and has amazing glows and texture. You are crazy if you don't buy this game and you'll enjoy the narration and characters. The game is completely full of life.

80

Graphics, but not only

Demilisz | June 13, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »

This game is one of the most beautifull indie game ever made. Fortunetely, grapchic isn;t everything this gasme offer. Gameplay is diverse, levels has good design. In some way it is clone of Lost Vikings, though you controll once character that can take one of three forms rather than three characters at once. Good game overall, even if a little too short.

100

Amazing Co-Op Game

thegaminglyfe | June 11, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »

This game is amazing! It has a simple concept, 3 people with different skills with their souls stuck together. But the puzzles in this game are amazing and require your mind to get through. The graphics are amazing and work well with the sound and overall mood of the game. The combat is lots of fun, especially making boxes and crushing skeletons as a wizard. You will require each different character to make it through each level. But where the game is really amazing is the co-op with 3 people. Each person takes control of a character and you guys have to work together to get past the different puzzles and help each other with your characters skills. Highly recommended game, even if you're going to play solo.

90

A beatiful game

jazzelmejor | June 9, 2013 | See all jazzelmejor's reviews »

Trine is a platformer with beatiful graphics, a fancy story that you will like and awesome characters. Every character have a different way to play, so you need to know how to use them and what character use in every situation. Also it have great puzzles, and they require the use of a specific chracter.

A must play if you love platformers or puzzles.

80

Perfect match for couch coop'ing!

McDoenerKing | June 1, 2013 | See all McDoenerKing's reviews »

This game has it all for couch coop! Three entirely different characters, stunning graphics, fun puzzles and some nice combat.

The Good: - 3player couch coop - amazing graphics - nice physic puzzles

The Bad: - it is rather short if you do not try to get 100% for every level (there are about 15)

If you can grab it and play it with your friends! :)

80

Wow...

caspica | May 31, 2013 | See all caspica's reviews »

Before I say anything else this game is gorgeous beyond belief! The indie production might show at times but the overall aesthetic of the game is so wonderfully beautiful you might as well be in a fairy tale, which is also what the game is mostly about. The game takes place as a saga about the Trine in which three souls are captured. These souls now have to co-operate to save the world they live in. Utilising puzzles and platforming it creates a compelling game to play through. As I mentioned before the main argument for this game is the fantastic visuals. Never before have I played a game like this. The graphics will have you hooked just so you can see what happens next.

91

Stunning graphics

jerryhsiao | May 26, 2013 | See all jerryhsiao's reviews »

Gameplay is diverse, three different live characters, each with their upgrades/various weaponry. Graphics are nice. The game theme is very bloomy, enchanting, lush. Definitely a must-play for those into the illuminated art direction(s)

95

Great game!

bartlec2 | May 24, 2013 | See all bartlec2's reviews »

This game is wonderful! The gameplay is simple enough to make it playable for everyone, while complex at some points to really draw you into it. The characters have very distinct personalities that come out often, and make you really like them as characters. The graphics for this game are gorgeous, and won't slow your computer down, even if it's fairly low-end like mine is. This game is very much a must buy!

82

A great strategic platformer for 3 players!

Exostenza | May 24, 2013 | See all Exostenza's reviews »

Ok, so this game looks fantastic and plays just as well. It is made to play with 3 people which is an absolute blast as you all have to work together in order to get through everything. It has all the classic elements of a great platformer, a great puzzler and a great action game with a half decent plot as well. The game provides a lot of fun for the price and the developers clearly put their hearts into the game as the game-play is smooth and mechanics are done quite well. This is a fantastic game for anyone wanting a perfect synergy of the types of games I mentioned above and this game is best played with at least one other person as it is really made for co-op play. There is also a slight RPG element to it where you get to upgrade each character which adds some more to the game which is always nice and keeps you looking forward to your next upgrade.

All in all a very good game that synergizes platforming, puzzle solving and action into a fantastic game best played with other people.

90

Eye candy and pads feast

ccccp | May 9, 2013 | See all ccccp's reviews »

Trine is gorgeous. Trine is fun. Trine is co-op playable on the same computer. And you should keep in mind that Trine is not easy if you don't have at least one fellow to share the adventure. All effects, backgrounds, evil creatures are so well designed and animated that Trine looks like a cartoon movie sometimes. But it's a Platformer-Hack-Fairy Tale-and Slash game. Fights, physic enigmas, precise jumps can turn the story into a die and retry experience. The old Prince of Persia, ou Mario and Luigi in dark fantasy are quite an idea of what is this excellent game. Advice : a good controller (X box game pad or else) is useful.

94

Must Buy!

Nawab2012 | May 5, 2013 | See all Nawab2012's reviews »

Fantastic visuals. Someone cared deeply about the art. The voice acting is great, the game play is very fun. Don't hesitate to get this or it's sequel.The graphics are really great with very beautiful colors and effects. Story is mediocre but that doesnt affect the game overall. The puzzles are very clever and can be solved with every character you got, either thief, wizard and knigth. A bit small on gameplay length, featuring 15 levels and a secret one after you finish the game.

The intro before every level is very good and the narrator puts you in the story pretty well.

The music is just epic, one of my favourite scores in gaming.Wish there was more of these games. Absolutely fabulous. The levels feel very polished and stunning to look at. But the wizard needs more Oomph. A better way of using his skills offensively. Buy it now. ;)

84

Great game, probably the best indie i've played

maddocks2379 | May 5, 2013 | See all maddocks2379's reviews »

Trine is a good ive been wanting for a while and i recently picked it up, i've only played single player so i cannot comment on the Co-Op play.

Trine allows you to control 3 characters: A warrior with his strength and shield, A Thief with a grabble & Bow and a wizard who can conjure platforms and boxes.

The gameplay is a Puzzle/Action platformer with beautiful graphics, its smooth and the lighting is amazing at times. The sounds are average, some humorous comments but bad sounds when you hit skeletons and its the combat that lets this game down in my opinion. The skeletons have poor AI, they spawn in repetitively and the combat is fairly unexciting...

Trine is a good game and worth playing, but i hope the combat is improved in Trine 2

89

Trine is just amazing

MarkDeejay | March 16, 2013 | See all MarkDeejay's reviews »

Most beautiful puzzle platformer I've ever played. Damn, I love this game. Seriously. I want to hug it and kiss it, it's THAT good. The game is simple. You complete levels by solving the puzzles. And these puzzles are mostly solved using physics. Depending on the puzzle, you choose one of three characters (you can switch between them on the fly) to solve them. Along the way you battle enemies and collect orbs to level up. You can also find chests with items, so it also has an RPG element to it. A shame the game is over too soon, I really did not want it to end. So I had to replay it several times since then, which, of course, I didn't mind at all. Yes, this is a must have !

90

Simply beautiful!

ultimategamer | March 8, 2013 | See all ultimategamer's reviews »

This simple yet detailed game is a gem in its category! The story in the game is very unique and adds a sense to the environment in the game. Graphic wise, this game has very good graphics and has a lot of detail in the characters and scenery. There are also options for local multi-player or solo game(s). The most unique part about this game is the fact that the player can choose which character he wants to play as throughout the game! Whether the player needs to build a ramp or fight enemies, they can choose between the 3 main ones and satisfy their needs. Recommended for everyone who is interested in a unique game that provides a magic-medieval style of game play!

85

Beautiful Game with an Interesting Experience

i6ix | March 7, 2013 | See all i6ix's reviews »

To begin, this game is beautiful. The graphics are inspiring, and they hit even harder when you realize this is an indy title.

The storyline is interesting enough to keep you engaged. The game itself is a little short, but not in a bad way.

The three characters that you can switch between freely each have their own perks. The brawn of the knight, the Brain of the Wizard and the Cunning of the Archer. You will find situations that call upon the strength of each character.

The one area I will say that this game falls short in is with the enemies you face. Though primarily a puzzler/platformer, the combat can be a little too simple. I would also say the replay value of this game is on the low end.

Overall, it's a wonderful title and you get a great experience for the price.

90

Amazing

celdiruen | Feb. 23, 2013 | See all celdiruen's reviews »

Trine is gorgeous. There's no other way to put it. The visuals are stunning! You traverse different landscapes, trying to figure out an age-old mystery. You can switch between 3 characters - the knight, the thief, and the wizard. Each has unique abilities and can be used to progress at different parts of the game. Trine has solid platforming, but is not too difficult. It's fairly linear, but still a very rewarding experience.

85

Beautiful indie game!

CrysisX | Feb. 15, 2013 | See all CrysisX's reviews »

Trine is a fun indie platformer game which requires a little bit of thinking. There are 3 characters, each with their own set of skills which are essential throughout each level in the game. The visuals in the game look gorgeous and the narration before playing every level is well voiced. Wish the game had multiplayer though but that doesn't matter, the game is enjoyable with or without it. Want to play in a beautiful fantasy world with a fairy tale type of story? Get Trine now!

90

Beautiful fairy tale

Stebsis | Feb. 13, 2013 | See all Stebsis's reviews »

Trine is just a beautiful game. It's a simple tale of knight, thief and wizard trying to defeat the bad guy, what could be more simple? And even if it's simple, it still manages to surprise you by how magnificent Trine is.

You play as three different characters changing from one to other on the fly. All have their own special skills, thief can shoot a bow and use grappling hook to swing over chasms. Knight is powerful with sword or sledgehammer and can take cover from enemy blows and stuff like fire with his shield. Wizard can conjure up crates or planks that let you solve the physics based puzzles. All of them complement each other very well and it's joy to find different ways to complete the stages using different powers.

The game looks great, the locations are varied and everything is just so beautifully done. It really feels like a world straight from a fairy tale and I just love it.

Trine is a simple yet beautiful tale with great game mechanics that any platformer fan will love.

85

Beautiful fantasy platformer

Scorpy | Jan. 31, 2013 | See all Scorpy's reviews »

The buzz around Trine is its gorgeous visuals. It deserves all the attention it gets for this, because for an indie game its visuals are stunning. Trine creates a world of fantasy that is hard to not like, full of charm and wit. The platforming is a bit too easy, with levels often guiding you towards the exit with the obligatory occasional physics puzzle.

Still, Trine is absolutely gorgeous and well worth its asking price. Buy it now!

90

Beautiful

Jorgel | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all Jorgel's reviews »

Indie games are usually known for beautiful but simple graphics. Trine, on the other hand, has superb and eye-catching graphics, with amazing scenarios and beautiful characters. Trine is a puzzle game, remembering the old and classic Lost Vikings, and it's very competent in this aspect too: they are challenging but not impossible, what makes the game very fluid and fun to play, and the co-op option is very welcome, fitting very well in this game. With all this Trine is already a great game, but it also includes a very nice history, enriching the environment. If you are looking for a fun game to play with your friends, Trine is one of the best options.

90

Easy, but great platformer fairy tale

Guardian412 | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »

Trine is a beautiful, but a relatively easy platformer game, which has a unique feature; dividing the skills and the talents you may use to solve the puzzles between three major characters; the knight, the thief and the wizard. During the game you may switch between these characters anytime (And the story also explains the "why"); you may fight against evil skeletons with the knight, you may use the grapling hook of the thief to overwhelm greater distances and you also may create boxes and planks with the wizard to reach otherwise unreachable places. As a platformer game, Trine is very-very linear. However there are plenty collectibles to gather and you may also develop the ability of your characters. The fairy tale storyline is minimal, but its enough and its well told by the narrator and the characters. The graphics is beautiful and has a great style, only the sequel, Trine 2 is prettier in the genre, and the controls, so as the gameplay is great. If you want to play relaxing, easy, but great game, if you love fairy tale stories, Trine definitely worth the purchase.

86

A beautiful surprise.

alphalegion | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all alphalegion's reviews »

Trine - I knew it was an indie game, and for that reason, you never have exactly high expectations for an indie game, just a little fun. But with Trine, it was different...

I loaded up the game one Saturday morning, and decided to see whether it was any good or not. After a beautifully done introduction to the game, my mind began to wonder “could this possibly be an actually impressive indie title?...” But I didn’t want to fool myself, so I carried on, and began the game.

But moments later, my suspicions were confirmed. - Trine appeared to be a visually stunning master piece, it had a beautiful story, fantastic puzzle mechanics and brilliant gameplay. Just the pure design of this game, down to the graphics and style is just amazing. Definitely one of my favourite games I have played this year. It is so worth the price, and more! I would pay at least double the asking price for a game such as this, and it’s even more of a bargain on sale! Just absolutely stunning.

80

Side-scrolling platformer from Finland

xydanus | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all xydanus's reviews »

Trine is cooperative puzzle-solving platformer with stunning graphics. Honestly i have not seen any other game in this genre that looks this good. World seems to be alive behind the main characters. Trine tells a story of how three main characters met each other.

So Trine has three main characters: Thief, wizard and knight. Every character has different ability, so player needs to think, what char would be needed to solve a puzzle ahead. Even better then there are at least two players solving these puzzles.

85

Visually stunning

Lekes | Jan. 6, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »

Immediately charming, visually stunning, and appealing to people of all ages and audiences, Trine really blew me away at the start. I loved doing every single puzzle in a different way each time I faced it, and had an amazing experience doing so. Combat was a very fun and well-executed addition to the game and I found myself loving the dynamic contrast between the three characters for all sorts of tasks. My only regret about the game is that I felt it was extremely short. I was really hoping I'd be able to get an extra few hours out of it. I beat it the day I got it, which disappointed me a little bit. However, Frozenbyte is definitely on the right track.

90

Beautiful, Stylish Action Puzzler

AkaRai | Jan. 5, 2013 | See all AkaRai's reviews »

Trine is an action/puzzle game that delivers an experience most close to Lost Vikings in tone. Taking place in a fantasy setting, you play as three characters each with unique skills, trapped by a magical artifact called the Trine to share one body. You alternate between the three of them to defeat monsters and solve physics based puzzles.

The stalwart knight can block projectiles and attacks with his shield, and attack with his sword or hammer, and can lift and throw extremely heavy objects, the lithe thief can traverse areas with her grappling hook and shoot objects and enemies with her arrows, and the absent-minded wizard can create boxes and planks of various sizes and lengths to serve as platforms, weight down switches, or drop on enemies. He can also levitate many objects to various effect.

I can honestly say throughout the adventure I never felt bored, and the game neither felt too short or as if it was dragging on too long. Very rarely did a puzzle frustrate me. Everything plays fluidly, the soundtrack is lovely, the way the characters move, everything from the ground up appeals to me about this game.

95

Classic Gameplay, Shiny New Look

CrimsonWizard | Dec. 26, 2012 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »

Trine is a beautifully crafted game with visuals that will awe you. From hauntingly dark caverns and dungeons to brightly lit forests of viridian, Trine strives to give you something nice to look at while solving it's fun puzzles and perils. At it's heart, Trine is a platformer, using familiar tricks such as jumping, swinging, and swimming to get around to the end of the level. However, it also incorporates other, less conventional mechanics to make levels into more of a puzzle. While combat is relatively straight forward, you'll end up switching often back to your wizard in order to craft platforms and crates to bridge your away across hazards or to reach the next section of a stage. Thankfully, the plot of our three heroes being stuck in one body means that you can switch between the knight, the thief, or the wizard with a single button.

Trine is a glorious experience and is only surpassed by it's own sequel which is highly recommended if you enjoy this one.

85

A genuinely pleasant surprise.

boris73 | Dec. 26, 2012 | See all boris73's reviews »

I went into this game just to give it a quick play and maybe kill an hour or so before moving on to something else. That soon changed as all other games fell to the wayside as i became utterly absorbed by this little gem. It looks great and it plays great. It is rarely frustrating, on the contrary, whenever i was stuck i found myself actually enjoying the creativity that was called upon to solve the puzzles. The platforming works really well, and the combat is incredibly fun and satisfying. If you're looking for a fun, inoffensive, challenging and enjoyable little adventure game, you wont find many better. This is well worth the purchase.

90

Trine

Angeluzian | Dec. 22, 2012 | See all Angeluzian's reviews »

Trine is a very beautiful and a fantastic puzzle platformer. I never before seen such a well polished game that can be run co-op and online for a platforming that you also solo can switch between three characters. It's quite astounding and really should be bought by people to play with, since it's amazing. I really recommend it.

93

Beautiful Platformer

DonVercetti | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »

The first thing that came to my notice as I played this game is that it’s really beautiful, atmospheric and charming. It’s a brilliant platform game, with beautiful levels that you must venture through whilst solving little puzzles with the three characters. Three characters you can switch to any time are the Wizard, Thief and the Knight. They all have their own special skill. While skipping though all levels you’ll find phials that hold either life, mana or an experience point. With a certain amount of point collected you’ll be able to buy yourself a upgrade for one of the three characters. You are able to redo levels to collect all experience phials. This feature makes this puzzle game have great replay value. Further more it’s an amazing co-op experience and available on both PC and Mac!

86

Great Platformer

Grafos | Dec. 17, 2012 | See all Grafos's reviews »

Trine take elements from classic platform games of the 8/16 bit era and combines them with stunning visuals, atmospheric music,some original game mechanics and a very capable physics engine that does not just serve as eye candy for a change. The characters are likable and fun and there is a lot of creativity and variety on the puzzles / ways to get out of a situation. I am nitpicking, but it would be good if there was some sort of separation between the background and the foreground, the background as incredible as it looks tends to be overly busy.

95

Excellent modern platformer

israel_hlc | Dec. 12, 2012 | See all israel_hlc's reviews »

Trine is a very good game, with stunning visuals, impressive soundtrack and a nice gameplay. I have to confess: What attracted me most in this game was its soundtrack in one of the first released trailers. And inside the game I was not disappointed: The soundtrack just plays the right thing every time. The game itself cannot be considered innovative: The gameplay is similar to other puzzle platformers, and the option to play with the three characters resembles some older games like The Lost Vikings. But this really does not diminish the value of the game. Actually, by the sum of its parts Trine is a true unique game, worth spending some hours until the very exciting end.

78

Trine review

carlyle | Dec. 10, 2012 | See all carlyle's reviews »

Trine is a platform game with elements of puzzle game with a fantasy theme. The player can choose, at any time, one of three different characters to control: a magician, a thief and a warrior. Each of them has special abilities, useful to overcome various sections of the game: the thief has a grappling hook that can be attached on some surfaces, and an arc with which to hit distant enemies, the magician can conjure boxes and bridges, and has telekinesis, the warrior can fight hand-to-hand combat with enemies, using sword and shield, as well as pick up and throw objects. The experience accumulated by collecting vials of green and killing enemies. Leveling up characters get points to spend to grow one of the three skills they have. Unfortunately, there are also some defects should be noted: the first is the longevity, the second is that the control system is intuitive, but there are situations where it is difficult to realize what we have in the head especially because of the speed of reaction necessary for create certain configurations with objects.

89

Epic beauty

abelfs | Dec. 9, 2012 | See all abelfs's reviews »

This game reminds me to an old jewel called The Vikings. You have to switch between all three different characters in a fun and exciting platformer in order to solve puzles and defeat monsters. Beautiful game which can be fully enjoyed in co-op!!

65

Flawlessly pretty but pretty flawed

cavalcade | Dec. 8, 2012 | See all cavalcade's reviews »

Think of the most beautiful thing in the world. Hold that thought. Now imagine taking a set of fluorescant markers and colouring that thing in. Then taking a photo of it and importing it into Photoshop where you add bloom, massive contrast levels and turn the luminosity up to 11. Take what you have left and then imagine it 50 times more beautiful than it was at the start. What you have is something only a fraction as beautiful as a level in Trine.

Trine is one seriously attractive game. It's over-attractive if anything. Like a videogame version of "You're Fit But Don't You Just Know It" by The Streets. Every screen grabs you by the ears and headbutts you in the eyeballs.

If the gameplay lived up to the visuals it would be one of the best games of all time, but of course it doesn't. Like Little Big Planet this is a pretty game hamstrung by vague platforming mechanics, a slightly broken multiplayer and a long list of niggles and annoyances. If you're the sort of person who plays games because of how they "feel" you'll hate this. It feels bad.

But if you want a game to tapdance on your retinas, then this is the one.

80

Great Platformer at a low price

aesteria | Dec. 8, 2012 | See all aesteria's reviews »

Trine is quite a simple platformer with a premise that allows the player to control three players inside the game. All three players (Huntress, Knight and Wizard) have different abilities available to them which must be utilized to progress forward in the game. There can be some points in the game where you dont have to change character and at all and these points seem the most boring, although because of this there can be many points in the game where there is a heavy focus on combat, combat can feel a bit clunky at times but is overall pretty good. The game itself is a good 6-7 hours of fun and is easily worth it considering its price is only 6.99.

85

Beautifully presented game

lachking | Dec. 5, 2012 | See all lachking's reviews »

Trine is a very good platform game with many elements coming together well. The story telling and voice acting sets the scene well and the levels are fun with various obstacles and puzzles. You can switch between 3 different characters at any time, which reminds me of The Lost Vikings game. The wizard’s levitation and create box spells add interesting elements to the puzzles, although the traditional swordsman doesn't do anything out of the ordinary. You will need to frequently switch between characters to solve the various puzzles throughout the levels. It is satisfying to kill skeletons and other enemies, although their respawning can sometimes get in the way of puzzle solving. Without a doubt however, the best element of the game is the atmosphere: the 2D look with 3D effects looks superb, and the charming music adds to the atmosphere created.

85

Beautifully presented platform game

lachking | Nov. 26, 2012 | See all lachking's reviews »

Trine is a great platform game with many elements coming together well. The story telling and voice acting sets the scene well and the levels are fun with various obstacles. You can switch between 3 different characters at any time, which reminds me of The Lost Vikings game. The wizard’s levitation and create box spells add interesting elements to the puzzles, although the traditional swordsman doesn't do anything out of the ordinary. You will need to frequently switch characters to solve the various puzzles throughout the levels. It is satisfying to kill skeletons, although their respawning can sometimes get in the way of puzzle solving. Without a doubt however, the best element of the game is the atmosphere: the 2D look with 3D effects looks superb, and the charming music adds to the atmosphere created.

90

Amazing puzzle platformer

celdiruen | Nov. 26, 2012 | See all celdiruen's reviews »

This is my favourite puzzle platformer of the past few years, hands down. The game has a beautiful aesthetic and is graphically stunning. There are 3 distinct classes you can switch between on the fly, each with their own abilities allowing you to tackle different challenges. The story isn't extremely complicated, but it does its job by setting the stage and providing the premise for the game. Gameplay is fairly fun, with multiple levels, different types of enemies and locales, etc. If you're a fan of platformers, definitely pick this up. You can find it on sale for 75% off quite often - cannot recommend it enough!

95

Very Solid indie title

ultrapwnd | Nov. 18, 2012 | See all ultrapwnd's reviews »

Trine is a beautiful game, the graphics are absolutely beautiful and the gameplay is fun and unique. You play as three characters, the wizard who can levitate objects and create boxes, the thief who can use her grappling rope to swing over obstacles, and the warrior who is very strong and suited to fighting with his sword and shield, these three characters were brought together by the Trine, an artifact the bound their souls. The music and presentation as stated before is amazing. If you do not own this game, please do.

80

Platforming at its best

V2lentin | Nov. 2, 2012 | See all V2lentin's reviews »

Trine is a relatively simple to learn and play platformer that will keep you glued to the monitor all day. The player can control 3 main characters, swapping between them at any time: a thief, a knight or a wizard, in order to uncover the mysteries of the Trine, an artifact that brought them together.

Each character has specific abilities that allow him to pass through levels: the thief can hang to almost any surfaces with her rope arrows or set enemies in fire with incendiary arrows. The knight has a shield that allows him to block enemy attacks or falling objects and he can push or pull heavy objects. The wizard can summon objects like planks or boxes in order to reach get to places out of reach. The levels are nothing to surprise us, just the classic platforming, spiced with enemies and bosses.

The graphics are detailed and nicely coloured, with well done light effects and shadows. So is the music, with a subtle medieval theme that makes us think about princesses and dragons, especially while playing the knight. Also, the voices are very well done, having well written lines for each character.

The game supports co-op, only local though, 2 mice & keyboards or 2 controllers. It can be very entertaining at times, even though player1 can always change to whatever character he wants, which can get annoying. Trine is a game that is really worth its money, especially with so many sales and bundles. So, buy it and enjoy the adventures!

80

Well done Frozenbyte, well done

Javas | Oct. 25, 2012 | See all Javas's reviews »

Once upon time I got Trine as a birthday present via Steam. I had no idea what it was but once I launched the game I was pleasantly suprised.

Set in a fantasy themed Kingdom which is about to be overrun by an army of undead, you control three characters which unique abilities, the Thief, the warrior and the wizard. To overcome the undead as well as the platform puzzles and terrain you gotta switch between these characters to progress. For instance, the wizard can summon a crate which you can jump on and proceed over a cliff.

The graphics of this game is amazing! The world is colorful, the physics engine does a really good job and the soundtrack is amazing. The difficulty isnt that hard at all, but the game is fun anyway becouse the atmosphere grabs a hold of you.

If you are into platforming adventure games, this is a must have. If you like the game, Trine 2 is avalible and believe it or not....but its even more beutiful!

66

Not much substance

sweetcuppincake | Oct. 18, 2012 | See all sweetcuppincake's reviews »

Like many reviews have said, Trine is a visually impressive game. The whimsy of giant mushrooms and the foreboding of giant dragon skeletons make for some unique and stunning levels. The problem with Trine is that besides the backdrop, the levels are mostly the same. Swing over pits with the thief, make boxes with the wizard, fight skeletons with the warrior, repeat. There isn't much more to it than that. I found it to be more of a chore to keep playing. There wasn't anything particularly engaging about the story and I felt like the physics were rather weak for this being a game with physics-based puzzles. I can't count the number of times I slipped of the edge of a cliff I was jumping to or had to slightly readjust a box to get somewhere new. It became more of a monotonous ordeal than a fun adventure.

84

Platformer that kind of reminds me of D&D arcade

das_regal | Oct. 9, 2012 | See all das_regal's reviews »

Trine is an appropriate title for this game in many ways. Yes, you play as three characters combined into one, but Trine is also three genres combined into one. It's a platformer, an RPG, and a puzzler all perfectly harmonized into one compelling experience.

The controls and graphics are equally smooth, there is a fun loot system where you find trinkets that enhance certain components of your characters, and the sound is very charming.

There's even a halfway decent story tacked on! I especially enjoyed the interactions between the Mage and the Thief.

If you don't have Trine by now, I suggest picking it up. It's worth every penny.

85

Absolutely beautiful

AlexClockwork | Oct. 6, 2012 | See all AlexClockwork's reviews »

There's no way to argue about it: Trine IS a beautiful game. The enviroment, the characters, the enemies... But, of course, that wouldn't be much of a thing without a solid gameplay. In that sense, Trine is, even if good, a bit lacking. It has three characters, and you can use the one you wish most of the time, each with its own playing style. The mechanics are quite simple, though, and after some time they might get boring, but, until then, it's a really entertaining game, and it's not too long either.

In conclusion... If you enjoy platformers, this one is probably worth a try.

88

Beautiful little plattformer

crazybear86 | Oct. 3, 2012 | See all crazybear86's reviews »

Trine is a beautiful little indie game which let's you play 3 different characters: a strong warrior, an agile thief and a clumsy mage. Each of them offers different strategies to complete the levels, so there is a great replay value. In the later parts of the game, you even have to combine these 3 sets of skills to proceed. Besides the stunning graphics, the music and the (rare) voice acting are pretty good and the controls are almost perfect (both with a gamepad or with a mouse and keyboard). Be sure to grab this nice little gem!

86

Beautiful game

dark2025 | Sept. 26, 2012 | See all dark2025's reviews »

As you undoubtedly know, the visuals are fantastic. But it's more than that. Combined with the music, story, and humour, the overall presentation is just spectacular and the experience itself is almost worth the money.

Gameplay-wise, it's a fine platformer with physics puzzles using 3 characters of vastly different skills. Switching between them to utilize their powers, overcoming foes, and trying to find all the secrets is plenty of fun. So basically it's not just graphics - the game is actually fun to play too. Definitely highly recommended

89

Those graphics!! :O

schroff | Sept. 13, 2012 | See all schroff's reviews »

Phenomenal indy game. Normally indy games are more of a proof of concept kind of game with minimal work done on the presentation. Then come games like Torchlight and Trine! Wow just .. wow! The graphics are beautiful and the sound & voice over pain staking done. An amazing experience .. a platformer worth playing. The sequel has online coop and this one has local coop just keep that in mind. Best played with a friend!

95

You can't go wrong with this one, no matter your tastes

Cooberstooge | Sept. 11, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

Trine is, quite simply, the thing all indie games should aspire to be. It steals the spotlight from AAA titles, and will never have to give it back. For being simply described as a platformer, it is really, in all actuality, interactive art. There's nothing bad I can say about this game - how it runs so well, while looking and playing so good, is a mystery to me.

The characters are all memorable, and easily identifiable from the other. Each has unique skills, and all will be needed throughout the course of the game to successfully complete it. The environments are freakishly detailed, and you'll always find yourself spending a little extra time taking a peek at something instead of furthering your adventure.

Trine is truly a must-buy for everyone, if only to see what an indie developer can do if they put their minds into it.

80

Best things comes in 3's

Fkpuz | Sept. 8, 2012 | See all Fkpuz's reviews »

One of the prettiest side scrolling games ever. The artwork is truly something magical. I could spend hours just looking at the environment, no joke. But this is not to overlook the gameplay. Trine is a physics side scrolling game. Each character has a use in solving certain puzzles and killing certain enemies. No character seems like it's lacking and all characters are a joy to play. One problem in Trine is that it is a perfect game to have online for, but there is none. But other than that Trine is a golden gem of indie games, you'd be hard pressed to find a game similar to it in style and aesthetics.

85

If You Like The Number 3...

theamazingshala | Sept. 8, 2012 | See all theamazingshala's reviews »

You will love trine. You play one of 3 characters each with their own special abilities, strengths and weaknesses. While being a platformer, Trine isn't just limited running and jumping towards the exit. In this 2d/3d world magic is used and in game physics to solve puzzles and defeat monsters and enemies.

The world of Trine is exiting, and vibrant. A breath of fresh air to the average platformer. The need to switch between all three different types of characters is a fun and exciting aspect as well for this glowing game. You never feel trapped in a 2d world with all the lively elements at play with this game.

Good things come in 3's.

100

Poetic, beautiful... Mindblowing...

zhack075 | Sept. 2, 2012 | See all zhack075's reviews »

Trine is amazing !

Graphics are gorgeous even though it's an independant game and their engine seems to be a little older than other game. The story is great and reminds the old fairy tales without being too childish. The music are beautiful thanks to Ari Pulkkinen, in fact, it's one of the most beautiful soundtrack in videogames.

Despite the fact that there is no online coop ( only local ), to my mind this game is a must have !

86

Beautiful environments

CJV | Aug. 19, 2012 | See all CJV's reviews »

I think what stands out about this game is the beautifully crafted environments. There are a lot of levels and a lot of different settings to explore, although they play the same. The puzzles and plataforms are different but you get the same feeling playing even in different environments.

Other than that, the graphics are pretty, the gameplay is good and no complains on the sound department. Recommended.

69

Trine!

maciej2601 | Aug. 12, 2012 | See all maciej2601's reviews »

Trine is a classic-style, two-dimensional platforming adventure game, created by the studio Frozenbyte. The action is set in full of castles and strange machinery, fantasy, and the player directs the actions of three characters - mage, thief and warrior, who are trying to save the kingdom from an army of undead. Title is characterized by an attractive visual setting and interesting solutions in the mechanics of the game

85

Oooooh, pretty...

Lunk | Aug. 6, 2012 | See all Lunk's reviews »

Trine is one of those games that, while not spectacular or life-changing, is a thoroughly satisfying experience in just about every way. The action is easy to pick up, fun, and the three different characters offer some variety, the puzzles are never unreasonably frustrating, the various secrets and collectibles add some replayability, and even having aged a bit the graphics are still pretty stunningly beautiful.

There are three relatively minor faults I can find with it: it's relatively short at around 5 hours for a reasonably thorough run through, coop is local only, and the various character upgrades eventually make some of the puzzles (that are already pretty easy) virtually impossible to mess up. The good news is that none of these significantly detract from the experience, and at a base price of $5 I have a hard time imagining anyone feeling they didn't get their money's worth.

And if you enjoy the original, I highly recommend keeping an eye out for GMG to add Trine 2 to their catalog, as it takes an already very good games and addresses the few flaws it had and somehow makes it even prettier to look at.

84

Fun platformer game.

EneSanyi | Aug. 4, 2012 | See all EneSanyi's reviews »

Trine is a great platformer, but nothing more. The story is very weak, so don't deal with it, just enjoy the gameplay. The graphics is so-so, but the lighting is great. The switching between the three characters makes the Trine better than other platformer games. As for the heroes, Amadeus, the wizard can conjure squares, triangles, and he can move them too. Pontius, the knight has got a shield, a sword, and a hammer to kill everyone who stands in his way. Zoya, the thief can shoot ropes, to swing and a bow to defend herself. If you have got a little money, and you like platformers, i recommend this awesome indie game for you.

85

Original platform

panz3r88 | Aug. 1, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

If you love platform games Trine is a must have for you. In this game you can switch between three characters with different characteristics: the warrior can kill the enemies with his weapon, the mage can create objects of different shapes to solve some puzzles based on physics and overcome some obstacles, the thief can use her bow and has a greater agility with respect the other characters. With these different characters the levels have a very good variety and are really fun. The best aspect of the game are the music and the possibility to personalize your characters using the collectibles you find in the various levels

70

Love this Indie title

StewartX | July 31, 2012 | See all StewartX's reviews »

Trine is a fantastic indie game filled with puzzles and adventure. The part I like is that while having puzzles none are hard enough to ruin the fun and a generally a bit simple (So your puzzle lover might not like how easy it is) however the adventure side is great. It says it is also multiplayer but I think you need to do some witchcraft to get it working... but well worth the purchase. Graphics: 6/10 (Indie title) Gameplay: 8/10 Story: 6/10 (lacking - pretty much "Save the lands from evil")

85

A very fun game

PedroVarela | July 20, 2012 | See all PedroVarela's reviews »

This game features an amazing story, along with beautiful and well made graphics. It is better than the average fairy tale, and the gameplay is just awesome!

You play as three characters, and that means you have three different ways of going through a challange. There are also puzzles to be solved with physics, or through a grappling hook (sometimes).

For an indie game, it has very good graphics. Good to the point where my PC lags, so you have to be modest with the graphic settings.

Other than that, have fun with the extensive gameplay, it has a lot of levels!

90

An amazing, unique game.

aqnickdan3 | June 25, 2012 | See all aqnickdan3's reviews »

This game ties renovation, amazing graphics, and an entertaining story all in one as it progresses in a smooth manner. Trine offers many hours of entertainment while looking good. One key point about this game is the creativity of how you may use your environment. Things that may seem as if they are just there to look good, actually are part of the gameplay and that just intensifies the gaming experience by a long shot. This is a definite buy.

90

Cool puzzle game!

wiz88ard | June 22, 2012 | See all wiz88ard's reviews »

This is a really good puzzle game, amazing soundtrack, beautifull enviroment desing and really good gameplay... The idea of controlling 3 characters, and let the player decide the way you want to complete every level is an amazing feature... The only downside is the lack of multiplayer online, but yet Trine is an amazing indie game to pick up ...

77

A great indie game

simonsix | June 21, 2012 | See all simonsix's reviews »

A great game. Though you can't lie and say there are no bugs, you can however say that they work to fix it. Magicka is a game about teamwork and hilarious jokes. For an indie game, pretty good. It has a unique gameplay system, is pretty hilarious, and has some great multiplayer.It's really fun to play with friends. Solo however it's pretty boring.

79

A beautiful sense of story

simonsix | June 21, 2012 | See all simonsix's reviews »

The game has a beautiful sense of story telling and dialog. The graphics are very artistic and seem to flow well between characters, monsters, environment, and animations. The only place I found lacking was the gameplay itself. Don't get me wrong the puzzles and how to solve them are fun but the controls and how you interact with the world can be rather sluggish.

80

Try the Trine!

Finka_Karfein | May 25, 2012 | See all Finka_Karfein's reviews »

If you are looking for a unique platform game, Trine is the one to get. Especially it gets fun in coop mode. Advanced physics, nice riddles, quite good plot. Not to mention the fabulous graphics and design of all the levels and the ideal for Trine music from Ari Pulkkinen. The only downsides I can think of are the shortness and lack of online play. But even if the game is short, you will remember it for a long long time. And if it is possible, do not install the latest patch which destroys all the fun included in the Tower of Sarek. Challenge is good.

65

Trine. Platforming + Physics.

RainbowBunchie | March 16, 2012 | See all RainbowBunchie's reviews »

I think Trine was a playground for Frozenbyte. They story is dull and simple, the characters are actually just bits and bytes, you can't develop any emotional relation to them.

But this playground is fun. The physics are accurate and whilst the puzzles aren't very challenging and the enemies aren't very intelligent, it's still great fun to swing around with the archer, do some wizardry with the wizard (pun, eh?) like creating crates and planks, killing enemies by throwing objects at them or just going brute force with the knight.

The co-op part isn't outstanding either, it's just the regular levels played with more people so you can't switch characters anymore like you do in singleplayer.

I wouldn't recommend it for its full price - if you see Trine in a bundle or on sale, it might be worth a try for fans of platformers and puzzle games.

94

[FR] Une fable.

SomeRandomBaron | March 4, 2012 | See all SomeRandomBaron's reviews »

Jeu très enchanteur, au principe simple et efficace. Le scénario tient sur un timbre-poste, mais ça ressemble à un conte, vu le doublage assez caricatural de la version française. Un peu court. Les personnage ne semblent pas très équilibrés : on prendra souvent la voleuse, on switchera sur le soldat pour combattre et le Magicien n'a qu'un rôle ponctuel. Cela dit, vous ne lacherez pas le jeu tant que vous ne l'aurez pas fini. Seul gros point noir : le spawn des ennemis assez déstabilisant, on aurait préféré des hordes qu'un interminable spawn "un par un" qui fait penser à un respawn infini.

85

Interesting Game

Killerbug191 | Sept. 5, 2011 | See all Killerbug191's reviews »

Trine is a fun, intriguing game. First off let's start with the general gameplay.

In Trine you can control any of three characters. A Thief, a Wizard, and a Knight. Each one has certain abilities you will need to use to help progress through the game. The Thief can shoot arrows and use a grappling hook to get up onto hard to reach spots. With the wizard, you can use your mouse to create different sized items, such as boxes, that help you get over acid pools and other deadly traps. The Knight is best used for killing the various enemies you'll run into throughout the game, as he has a shield to block arrows and other things. In addition to this, there are xp items scattered throughout the various levels. Each time you get a certain amount of xp, you level up, which gives you skill points, which you can then use to upgrade your character's abilities. Also there are chests with items in them that help you on your journey. One thing that should be mentioned are the graphics. Trine has very very nice graphics, and some of the areas are just stunning. All in all Trine is a fun game, but is a bit on the short side. Even though it's short, you can always go back and try to get all of the xp and items and find all the secrets in the levels.

80

Fun sidescrolling puzzle\platformer.

Xonus | Aug. 24, 2011 | See all Xonus's reviews »

Trine looks great, as people have said, and the first time you get to an area with water it looks gorgeous. The gameplay itself is fun and pretty varied, consisting of using three different characters and their abilities to overcome different challenges. What was pretty disappointing to me is that the enemies remain pretty much the same skeletons for the whole game, aside from bosses, and slight variations (like shields, and fire balls instead of arrows on the ranged skeletons, and so on), and annoying bats.

There is an RPG sense of progress from the items and new abilities that you get as you collect experience (and find items), which makes it more fun as you slowly gather more abilities as you play the game. The humor in this game is amusing at times, but is nothing special, and the story isn't exactly worth mentioning.

The physics can get pretty annoying at times, and the amount of enemies in certain areas can feel excessive, but overall it's a fun game.

85

Great graphics, great music and engaging co-op

Johnnsen | Aug. 23, 2011 | See all Johnnsen's reviews »

Another great co-op game that you shouldn't pass up for the price. The graphics and music do a great job in creating the fairy-tale like atmosphere, and the dialogue features quite some humor. If you play through this with a friend you will need to work together to solve the riddles and physics puzzles, and to defeat the enemies that in your way. Its also a great setup for some hilarious situations when you try to help out your friend and go wrong. It also lets you switch character classes on the fly which is a very welcome addition, because every character class is uniquely useful.

100

Wonderful

keysersoze16 | Aug. 22, 2011 | See all keysersoze16's reviews »

OH MY! what to say about this game other than just pure genius! The colors in this game are so beautiful that it captures you and pulls you into this adventure game where you can be these amazing characters. The combining of characters works well in this game to help you get throug hto the end of each levels. The choice of monsters are awesome too and yet the storyline just goes well with this game, it does not dissapear from where it started. The only thing I dislike about this game is that it is too short and I want TRINE 2 NOW! this is a MUST PLAY!

70

Great grahpics, lackluster gameplay

Quizn0s | Aug. 14, 2011 | See all Quizn0s's reviews »

Trine plays out more like a children's storybook than a game. It has great graphics and art style, with colorful flora and charming environments to set the mood. However, the gameplay, a mix of combat and platforming, is a little boring. The combat is quite repetitive, and the platforming and puzzle sections are pretty easy to figure out. Still, the presentation is phenomonal and the game just reeks of charm. Overall, worth the money.

95

Wonderful but short.

Rzepak01 | Aug. 11, 2011 | See all Rzepak01's reviews »

Trine is an amazing indie puzzle platformer. The game is all about tight platforming and pyschics based puzzles. The player traverses the levels using three characters to which you can switch at will. Each character (thief, magician, knight) controls differently and has abilities that come in useful in certain moments. The thief is the best at platforming because she is nimble and uses a grapling hook to swing around the levels. She also makes use of a bow so she is the choice for dispaching enemies from afar. The magician is weak so he is pretty useless in combat, but he is the most important one when it comes to the puzzles since his ability is o conjure up items such as boxes to weigh something down or planks to move across difficult terrain. The knight is obviously the thoughest. He carries either a sword and a shield or a two handed hammer. He is rather slow, but his main focus is on combat, which is pretty satysfying although simple. Graphically the game is still one of the best looking downloadable titles out there. The music in the game is amazing and fits perfectly with the almost fairy tale like fantasy setting. The controls are tight, the performance is flawless. The only bad thing about the game is its length. Its only about 3 hours long but still this is a game that I would recommend to everyone.

30

Bad Co-op set up, nice graphics, disappointingly gameplay

k_g_brothers | Aug. 10, 2011 | See all k_g_brothers's reviews »

While not without its bright points, Trine failed to entertain me for more than and a few hours. The thing i liked most was the graphics. while not particularly original, the fantasy style saturated colors and beautiful light sources give a warm comforting feeling which is lacking in modern harsh games. However it was solely this feeling that carried me through the first hours. in an effort to extend my enjoyment of the game i spent an hour trying to figure out how to play co-op and was underwhelmed by the same-computer experience. overall this game was $3.00 expirience at best. Having bought it at five dollors: 30/100

85

Fantastic Intro to Indie Gaming

pauljebe | Aug. 9, 2011 | See all pauljebe's reviews »

Many players are restricted by a budget and often they save their money for the AAA blockbuster titles that they see advertised all over the place. They’ve probably stumbled across smaller, less expensive indie titles and assumed that the “bang for the buck” simply wasn’t there. Trine is a magnificent introduction to PC gaming’s best kept secret: indie games are awesome.

The concept of Trine is simple; it’s a physics based side-scroller. In Trine the player controls three different characters (one at a time) each with their own unique skills to overcome puzzles and enemies alike. The story progresses slowly to allow time to master each of the characters skills before needing to chain those skills together in unique and interesting ways so both rookie and veteran players will find challenge and enjoyment.

The controls are seamless, the graphics are beautiful, and level design is genius. Almost every aspect of Trine shines with the exception of its multiplayer which is local only. The lack of internet based coop seems like an oversight, but the rest of the experience is so memorable that you’ll easily forgive its absence.

If you’re on the fence about trying Trine I say buy without fear. You’ll quickly see how budget price does not equal budget experience. Trine is the sort of game that you’ll be unable to walk away from.

90

Unique and fun.

GAMERamble | Aug. 8, 2011 | See all GAMERamble's reviews »

Trine is set in a fantasy world that is under attack by hordes of undead. An intrepid thief decides to break into the Astral Academy amidst all the chaos but finds herself bound to a mysterious artifact. A lone Wizard that stayed behind to practice his magic comes to her aid only to be bound as well. The same fate befalls the knight who took it upon himself to guard the Academy when he comes to investigate the commotion. The trio’s only hope is to work together as they search for the tomb of the Guardian deep below the Academy. Their fate lies in your hands.The path through each level is fairly linear and once you complete a stage, there’s no turning back, so don’t expect anything like recent Metroid or Castlevania games. In fact, the game reminded me most of the classic “Lost Vikings” titles by Blizzard. Players are able to switch between the three characters at any time and each one has their own unique skills that are needed to complete the level. The thief can hit targets from afar with her bow and arrows or swing across hazards with her grappling hook. The Wizard never quite managed to learn the fireball spell but is an expert of levitating objects and conjuring things. The knight, on the other hand, is an expert at close range combat and his shield can block anything sharp heading his way. In other words, the thief and wizard are your puzzle solvers, while the knight is there to dispose of critters. A clever tutorial level will let you master each character’s skill while also setting up the story.I must admit Trine exceeded my expectations and had me hooked for its duration. It is one of the most polished and entertaining titles in the genre and with games like this, a scarcity on PC it definitely deserves some support. Hopefully Frozenbyte is able to recapture the magic in Trine 2.

95

Neat side-scroller!

newn | Aug. 6, 2011 | See all newn's reviews »

This game is simply great! You have three characters and you have to use each one of them to pass the game! Other INCREDIBLE facts I loved about this game: it's got secrets. Lots of them! Incredible animations and views! I must have taken 100 screenshots... Though I disliked the fairy-tail fact, but it still fit with the game so I'm okay with it. Also I disliked that there is no online option, same as many other users did. But hey - I love single player!

I say that it's totally worth the price, it's a great indie game! Go and get it!

93

Amazing game

Arthan | Aug. 5, 2011 | See all Arthan's reviews »

This is an amazing game. Basing a platformer off of physics is a great way to make it fun, when done right. These guys did it right. The graphics are spectacular, the story is interesting enough that it draws your attention, and the voice acting is pretty entertaining. This is the best platformer I've played in years.

85

Lovely game!

Doodier | Aug. 3, 2011 | See all Doodier's reviews »

This game is awesome! I really like the look, storyline and the controls. You "are" 3 different persons at a time - Knight (tank, big portion of health, shield), Wizard (conjure stuff) and Thief (bow and grappling hook) and you switch between them and solve different physics puzzles as you go throught the levels. Game is not very long but there are not many repetitive things you do so thats an advantage. Can't wait for the sequel!

85

One of the Greatest Indie Game for Local Gameplay

thespysapper | Aug. 2, 2011 | See all thespysapper's reviews »

Trine is an awesome game. It is a 2d side scroller with stunning 3d graphics. This game does not just rely on the players skill, but also it relies on the player's ability to solve problems. There are three classes: Thief, Knight, and Wizard. Each class has distinct ability and the player must overcome the obstacles using these abilities. There is a local co-op. However, the only flaw is that the game does not feature online co-op. Therefore, I give this game 85 out of 100. I recommend this game to anyone who likes single-players and/or local co-op games.

90

Amazing Game!

etnies | Aug. 1, 2011 | See all etnies's reviews »

Trine is the best 2D game I have played. The graphics are stunning, and the game play is amazing. All the three classes are great to play with, and you need to combine the use of all three to get through the game. The only down side to this game is that there is no online option, and the length of the game could of been a bit long, other than that the game is fabulous and i recommend it to everyone!

95

Absolutely lovely game

wengart | July 28, 2011 | See all wengart's reviews »

Trine is a wonderful and joyous experience. Switch between a knight, Wizard, and Thief and use their unique abilities to get passed physics based puzzles and enemies.

The story is told in a refreshingly peaceful manner of childhood fairy tales, and although its straightforward it manages to tie in well with the environment of the game.

Visually Trine is a treasure of beautiful backgrounds and wonderful animations. This is only reinforced by the sound design to create an interesting game set in a wonderful fantasy world that we see rarely in the current market.

77

No real co-op

hotmando1 | July 17, 2011 | See all hotmando1's reviews »

The lack of online co-op is the biggest flaw in this game. Luckily it will be fixed in the sequel. The game is pretty fun to solo though, just not as much as you would think it would be. You get three heroes. Ones a tank. Ones an archer. And ones a wizard. From shooting or tanking or just plain creating shortcuts, you wizz past levels within hour. Before you know it, the game is over. The plot is pretty straightforward. I'll admit, the castle level is pretty sweet. Level design is pretty, very pretty. So if your into physics and the like, try this out!

90

Amazing platformer

kickme22 | July 10, 2011 | See all kickme22's reviews »

Trine is an amazing game. If you would imagine a cross between a sort of magical classic fantasy adventure and a Mario game, then mix in fantastic mysterious music then you get Trine. You control 3 heroes. The wizard, who can conjure objects out of mid-air, the thief, who has a grappling hook, and the heavily armored and very strong knight. The game play is unfortunately not very varied. The enemies remain virtually the same throughout the game and the puzzles can be simplistic at times. Overall this game is a must buy but if you can wait try to pick it up on sale.

80

Excellent Indie Title

SnivMunchr | July 7, 2011 | See all SnivMunchr's reviews »

I couldn't believe how much fun I had playing this indie, side-scroller game. The graphics are surprisingly good considering, and the game play is pretty unique. I didn't try this game out until I read the many raving reviews it got. I'm not saying this game will change your world or anything, but it's an enjoyable game, and I look forward to what this developer has to offer in the future.

95

You must buy it!

Chomoloongma | July 7, 2011 | See all Chomoloongma's reviews »

Wizard, thief and knight are waiting for you! Solve riddles by using sword, magic and bow. Trine is fantastic game with beautiful graphic and relaxing music which brings you to heaven. If you are bored, turn on Trine and have fun!

90

Buy it

Oscar | July 6, 2011 | See all Oscar's reviews »

A prospering kingdom falls into chaos as the old king dies without an heir to the throne. The protective magic holding the kingdom together transforms and the dead begin to rise, causing the area to be abandoned. By fate, the paths of three people collide as their souls are bound together by a magical object, the Trine. These people, the wizard, knight and thief, hope to undo this magic set upon them, so they venture through the kingdom looking for a solution.

In Trine, you control three characters with unique abilities, but you can only control one at a time. The wizard has the ability to conjure and control objects using magic. The knight is good at close combat and can lift objects too heavy for the wizard. The thief is agile and is equipped with a grappling hook and a bow. You are usually given a bit of choice on how to get through puzzles, but certain ones require the right character to continue. The characters get stronger as they level up, which happens through collecting experience vials dropped by enemies and found laying around. Achievement junkies also get the joy of searching the kingdom for all the hidden items to ease the game slightly.

There's no complaining about the graphics or sound design; Trine is a beautiful game and the sounds only reinforce this impression. For me, co-op was a bit disappointing as there was no option of split-screen. 20€ isn't a bad price for a game of this length, especially when compared to shorter games priced at 60€.

90

Excellent game

pngohuy | June 29, 2011 | See all pngohuy's reviews »

Trine is one of action RPG games I like most The things I love in this game are : beautiful graphic, unique gameplay, good sound, interesting puzzles (need to make use of abilities of each character to solve). Especially, game also supports co-op ability. I and my close friend have spent lots of time playing it together. Besides above great things, there is one thing I don't like : playing time to complete this game is so short. So, I just give this game 90/100.

84

Great fantasy game

ravenholt | June 28, 2011 | See all ravenholt's reviews »

Trine is a game where you control three heroes at one time, each with different abilities that useful in the game. Swing around using the archer, make things fly with the magician and then fight the enemy with the knight. With many smart puzzle to solve, This game has an epic story about the trine, a mysterious thing that... well, find it out yourself. Don't miss it.

70

3 platformers in one

Muzicjohn | June 21, 2011 | See all Muzicjohn's reviews »

This is oldschool game, but with a nice modern graphic, so I love it! Three characters in one, each with unique abilities, have to beat all mysterious levels. Sometimes you just have to smash tons of skeletons, sometimes you'll need to use your brain to obtain hidden bonuses. Enjoyable and fun!

75

a rough diamond for the solo player, a shiny gem in local co-op

ArtyArt | June 17, 2011 | See all ArtyArt's reviews »

Do you remember the Lost Vikings? Early nineties puzzle platformer by the company that would later call itself Blizzard? Frozenbyte's Trine is the spiritual successor to that game, set in a generic fantasy world. The first thing you'll notice about it is its beauty, its attention to detail. Gameplay-wise, Trine lets you control 3 different characters that have to make their way through deathtrap-filled levels. You'll encounter lots of physics-based puzzles and some skeleton-smashing action. It plays very well, is diverse enough to not bore you and will get you a couple of hours of entertainment.

...but where the game really shines is its multiplayer. It's local co-op only, but you'll have a great time if you can find two friends to go adventuring with. Seriously, if possible, go and try the multiplayer. It turns an average game into an awesome experience.

85

Another Fantasy quest

satyakun | May 25, 2011 | See all satyakun's reviews »

Trine is set in a fantasy world, with awesome fantasy tale. You take a role of the heroes -a magician, an archer, and a knight- that embedded in one body after touching the Trine. You will embark a journey to reveal the secret of Trine, fighting underworld enemies, and solve very smart puzzle. You will change role very often to solve the mystery. The magician is very good to floating box, archer is for crossing path and knight will stand for the enemies. Right combination at right time will make this game not so hard. The graphics is beatifull and very smooth. With an narration like a fairy tale, this game will make you spend hours of gameplay.

78

The thief, the magician, the warrior and the mysterious artifact

apollo3d | May 24, 2011 | See all apollo3d's reviews »

The game allows you to play as three different characters, each with unique abilities: Zoya, a very fast and agile thief; Amadeus, a skilled magician and finally Pontius, a powerful warrior. You can freely switch between characters at any time, playing the current session how do you want. You can also use all three characters in the same time (with your friends), thanks to the local co-op mode.

The game also offers an interesting evolution of the characters, through the achievement of special experience points with which you can enhance the various skills available. You can also find several useful items placed in boxes located at various levels. All this to increase playability.

88

Great game, although short

Ichiro | May 9, 2011 | See all Ichiro's reviews »

Trine was a great game to play. I got ripped off buying it from Direct2Drive just to see it go on sale later at several other places, but I don't regret it, either.

This game is beautiful. The graphics are brilliant, and the storyline was scripted fantastically. You can really just play it and follow the storyline for it being done so well.

If there were, maybe, another 10 stages, I would give this a pure 100 for absolute win. This game only had 10 (+1 bonus) stages in it, which really didn't last that long. Each stage is about, well, 10-30 minutes (if you didn't speed through it or anything) and is unique in itself.

You will definitely enjoy this game for what you pay for. The peaceful feeling you get out of playing this game is totally worth it. It's not a noir game, nor anything violent. It's just right.

89

Magic and physics

Raven | April 19, 2011 | See all Raven's reviews »

I was a bit sceptic when this game came out. I was interested, but I thought that it was like any other platform game - short, boring and uninnovative. Well, I am glad I was wrong!

The first thing you will notice is beautiful graphics and catchy ambient music. And, as you start to play, you see that there is much more than that. Story that makes you play the game in one run and come back for more! Puzzles that you solve with the knowledge of physics, inovative level design, and hunt treasures beyond your wildest imagination! Fire arrows with the Thief, strike hard with the Knight and create objects with the Magician. And, in all that greatness, Trine lets you play the game in coop mode localy! What more could you ask for?

All in all, Trine is one of those games that you shouldn't miss., Exceptional game that is worth every cent. Just play and see.

79

Not perfect, but good platformer

niniendowarrior | April 17, 2011 | See all niniendowarrior's reviews »

Trine is a classic platformer that aims to tease your mind as you go through its fairly lengthy dungeons. In the game, you are provided with three different characters: a mage, a thief, and a warrior. Each of them have different skills and you need to utilize all their specialties to beat through the game's obstacles. While the warrior is mostly about simple straightforward combat, the mage is almost always involved when it comes to the games tricky moments involving revolving planks and other platform-based puzzles. The thief by design, seems a little bit of a mixture of the two opposite ends of the spectrum.

The game's visuals are very pleasing and the audio is well-crafted. Its story is supremely basic but it's fairly evident early on that you're not going to be focusing too much on it. There's a level-up-based progression, allowing each character to gain and improve upon their skills that will assist you through the stages. Speaking of stages, if there's a downside to the game is that its stages are way too long and certainly can wear out player patience.

In closing, Trine strips away the overly complicated and flashy aspects of modern video games and takes a more back to basics approach in video games. Putting the focus on gameplay and quirky level design puts players back to the point of simply playing the game and having fun, without the extra burdens and other bells and whistles. For the most part, the game has a charm of its own and is a commendable effort.

84

Fairy tale even for adults!:)

srukor | April 14, 2011 | See all srukor's reviews »

Trine belongs to a class of games of skill enriched with a number of logic elements, where the action was set in the real world of fantasy. You can play as: a mage, a thief or a warrior. The player has the task of saving the world from the risk which is the army of the undead, in the extermination of restoring order and will serve a mysterious artifact - the title Trine.

The game is a classic platformer, which also implemented modern solutions. The player must have the capacity of big reflex and dexterity. The whole game is simply based on jumping the platforms, avoid the pitfalls of the pledged or solve many puzzles witch a bunch of enemies here and there. As it was mentioned before, the gameplay is determined by the choice of the 3 heroes and their different abilities. The thief is extremely agile, allowing it to attack by a surprise and overcome barriers without any problem. The magician with magical powers can produce items needed to solve puzzles or to override the barriers. Warrior, in turn, has great strength, so that enemies are not scary to him.

Trine has been equipped with an advanced physics system, allowing for nearly every item we found to make use or use it to create another things. So that this game is thought provoking and force player to creative thinking. Whole game has pretty graphic, which is very colorful and magic… Recommended!

82

Thievery, Magic and Chivarly

Wolfear | April 13, 2011 | See all Wolfear's reviews »

In Trine you play as a thief a mage and a knight, each character a whole new way of playing, you have the thief for your platforming, the mage for you psysics based puzzles and last but not least the knight for your fighting. Put these three together plus a bit of humor, and there you have it, one real gem of a game.

85

Amazing game.

xtrench | April 13, 2011 | See all xtrench's reviews »

When a thief, a sorcerer and a warrior are cursed to share one body, taking turns in the controlling seat, they must combine their unique abilities to navigate the level and solve different puzzles. The warrior is a strong character that can dispatch enemies easily and use his shield to block enemy attacks.

The sorcerer is able to conjure items that will help solve physics based puzzles and create pathways to progress forward in the level. The thief is agile and has a rope to help her navigate the level and a ranged attack for those pesky, hard to reach enemies.

Trine has a co op mode that unbinds the characters and each person controls his own character. Sadly it is limited to a local co op(no online support). Trine truly shines in its presentation of storytelling and visual effects.

85

Great adventure

matesko_ | April 11, 2011 | See all matesko_'s reviews »

It's hard to not love Trine. beautiful graphics, nice music, physics, fairly atmosphere and three characters: magican, thief and knight - every one with unique abilities (thief uses bow, knight fights with the sword and cans throw rocks, and magican cans... use the magic to create metal objects). Levels are full of puzzles, but you have to use quick fingers, too. In the end - really good platform game.

75

Fabulous adventure

Lew_LEchistanu | April 9, 2011 | See all Lew_LEchistanu's reviews »

Trine is a very good platform game. We don't only jump and fight enemies. Often we have to solve some logical puzzles. Do do that we use skills of our three different characters and use physics system. Characters obtain new skills through the game, so they are not becoming boring. The game has a fabulous climate. It is presented by good graphics, beautiful backgrounds and great music. Although, like every arcade game, it can be frustrating. To sum up I liked Trine and I recommend it

80

It's a kind of magic!

fearon | April 8, 2011 | See all fearon's reviews »

When I first saw Trine, I thought that it will be a typical platformer with fairly atmosphere. But this game offers much more! Phisical riddles, difficult fights and fantastic acrobations. One for each character: mage, knight and thief. If you're looking for a game with fantastic atmosphere, difficult challenges and lot of humor, you must choose Trine. This will be a choice, you won't regret.

85

A Little Bit Of Magic

Balon | April 7, 2011 | See all Balon's reviews »

Trine is a great looking platform game with a smart puzzles and nice system of using three different characters - a thief, a knight and a magician. Each person has own skills - magician creates bridges and crates, thief can shoot fire arrows or arrows with rope and knight have a sword and shield. This game is a real challenge for your reflex and mind. I truly recommend it.

88

Good Game

matsza | April 7, 2011 | See all matsza's reviews »

If you like physics-based action game Trine is for you. You can play as knight, mage or thief. Every hero has own abilities. In Trine are many riddles and secrets. The graphics is miraculous, sound is on the high level. You must spend a few hours on this fantastic game.

90

Great looking platformer

keeveek | April 4, 2011 | See all keeveek's reviews »

If you like jumping from one platform to another youll definitely love this game. It's the best looking platformer i've ever seen. And has great features, too! The main is the combination of physics and three characters. You have a magician, a knight and a thief (rather standard combination of characters) and every one has unique abilities. magician can create metal crates, for example, knight cans throw huge rocks and the thief has a bow. Levels are overthrown with puzzles (you have to use both your mental skills and quick fingers, too!) 8 hours of pure fun.

90

Engrossing adventure

tangoak | April 4, 2011 | See all tangoak's reviews »

Trine. What can I say. I fell in love with this game. Trine is like a dream. You guide three characters througout diverse environment using magic, force and dexterity. Matti Pulkkinen has composed a perfect soundtrack that makes every place feel like different. Your characters develop new abilities on their journey to safe the kingdom. Thera are many secrets to discover and you will find yourself many times coming back to game to find them all.