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


Good but too long for its own good

MarkDeejay | April 16, 2014 | See all MarkDeejay's reviews »

Magrunner is too long for its own good. But it's a good game that deserved more recognition because it's in many ways similar to Portal and Q.U.B.E. But instead of using portals or cubes you'll be solving puzzles using your Magtech glove, a glove that allows you to magnetize stuff. The puzzles are creative and challenging (most of the times) but there are just too many of them. About 6-7 hours in I got bored. Some of the puzzles just take too long to solve, which, as a result, made me lose interest. Before that happened I actually had a great time with it. If you love FP puzzle games I'm pretty certain you'll love this one, too. It has nice visuals, good gameplay mechanics and a fun story. What's not to love?


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.