Magrunner: Dark Pulse

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When technology meets Cthulhu!

Magrunner: Dark Pulse is an action-puzzle game in which technology confronts the Cthulhu Mythos, as imagined by author, H. P. Lovecraft.

You are Dax, one of seven Magrunners selected among the elite to participate in MagTech Corporation's space training program. But, what should be the chance of a lifetime quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

Equipped with your Magtech glove, you must harness the ability to magnetically polarize and manipulate objects in the environment to survive and surpass challenging puzzles. Your reflexes and ingenuity will be pushed to their limits as you make your way through 40+ immense and dangerous levels, including high-tech training rooms and the endless chasms of the lost cosmos, on a path to confront the horrendous creatures of Cthulhu!

Customer reviews


This feels familiar

Myzery | Jan. 7, 2014 | See all Myzery's reviews »

It's a really good puzzler IMO. I like what Portal has spawned. It's hard to talk about without drawing a comparison to Portal. It's not nearly as charming as Portal. The only thing that really irked me about the game was that you were unable to jump if you were carrying a block. Sounds small, but damn it'll anger you. All in all well worth the $ I spent on it.


Inspired from Portal

XGpredator | Dec. 31, 2013 | See all XGpredator's reviews »

Magrunner: Dark Pulse tries to swallow the look of Portal with its own mechanics and bold screenplay, Moreover, since it is too much shifted with the game, some puzzles are nice and well twisted and it feels like an original gameplay, unfortunately burdened by too much vagueness in physics and controls. It is far from the big title, ​​Portal.


Fun vs Frustrating

aps_6687 | Aug. 4, 2013 | See all aps_6687's reviews »

Puzzle games should make sense. Something like should should rely on logic and a well designed game will interpret the majority of possible thought processes that could be going through the minds of its players. Maybe it's just me, but the puzzles in this game simply do not make sense and you'll need a tutorial or two to get through first time.

On the plus side, the audio side of the game - that is voice acting, sound effects and music, are all brilliant. Graphics are good, the game is powered by the Unreal Engine 3. The game has an intriguing story based in the world of Cthulhu.

Overall, Magrunner: Dark Pulse is a poorly designed game with illogical puzzles forcing the player to use tutorials or help sites to get the game finished. Graphics, music, voice acting and story is top-notch but unfortunately it has followed the trend of puzzle games that end up being significantly less good than the very clear inspiration.


Portal Maybe?

wire306 | July 5, 2013 | See all wire306's reviews »

The game is really fun and gives you a really hands on puzzle style. The game is obviously based on portal even to some small points. The graphics are stunning which help to bring the game alive and give it the slight upper hand on valves portal. For the price it's probably worth getting portal from valve as it has a much better story line as well as voice acting however if you already have it then it does go well along side.


Portal Meets Science Fiction!

ctp94wakko | June 24, 2013 | See all ctp94wakko's reviews »

Magrunner is a puzzle game, but do not fret, there's a story behind this puzzle game that wil test your mind more than the puzzles. The puzzles within Magrunner focus on polarity between objects and at the players will you can change the effect (polarity) of certain objects to help you get from point A to point B. This game will most certainly test your brain and your patience as this is not a trivial puzzle game. Players may be stumped for minutes or hours when figuring out how to traverse the path ahead of them only to find out that they have been going about it all wrong. Along with the puzzles, the other big thing that sticks out with Magrunner is its story. I won't spoil anything about the story, but it is one of the most "out there" stories that you really have to pay attention to or you will just get lost and be confused about your mission or purpose in the game. Magrunner scores high in its puzzle difficulty, but low with the awkward story and lack of character depth to pull the players in. Magrunner is a must try, if only for the puzzle solving gamers out there.