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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams





Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a blistering hardcore platformer with contrasting worlds. Warp Giana’s vivid dreams to alter your abilities and destroy the twisted creatures lurking within.

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"for those who appreciate a classic style platformer with plenty of challenge and responsive controls in the vein of Donkey Kong Country and Genesis-era Sonic the Hedgehog, it's an essential purchase, with plenty of history attached and an ironic twist of fate" - destructoid.com

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a blistering hardcore platformer with contrasting worlds. Warp Giana’s vivid dreams to alter your abilities and destroy the twisted creatures lurking within. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines the challenge of retro era platforming with graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls.

Fluidly morph between two dynamically different dream worlds to solve puzzles and combat grueling enemies. Players will have to intertwine sweet Giana's twirling jump attack with Punk Giana's hammering dash attack to survive the dualling dimensions.


Key Features:

  • Powerful Abilities:

    Change Giana's personality to unlock her unique abilities - you'll need to control both sides to survive her dreams!

  • Intuitive Controls and Smooth Gameplay:

    Master the tight knit controls to defeat the cunning trials ahead.

  • Visual Punch:

    Giana’s dreamworlds leap off the screen with gorgeous 3D graphics that morph before your eyes.

  • Twisted Puzzles:

    As Giana changes, so does the world around her. Collecting gems and finding secret locations requires strategy and interchanging the two worlds.

  • Legendary Soundtrack:

    Each dream layer has its own music style. Experience a dual crossfading soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck and Machinae Supremacy!

  • Explore and Discover:

    There are 23 rich levels across 3 distinct worlds, each transforming into the two contrasting dreamworlds.

  • Epic Boss Battles:

    Take on gigantic creatures dredged from the depths of Giana’s most terrifying nightmares. Each unique boss has only one thing in common with the others – they’re utterly brutal!

  • Gut-wrenching Hardcore Modes:

    Hardcore and Über Hardcore modes also await players who are full masters of the game and quite possibly insane.

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THQ Nordic
Black Forest Games
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 @ 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 3.3 GB
  • Video Card: SM3.0 DX9.0c level hardware (Nvidia GeForce 6800, ATI X1800 XT or higher)
  • DirectX®: 9
  • Additional: Keyboard
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz (or any Dual Core CPU)
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 3.3 GB
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280, ATI HD 4800 or higher
  • DirectX®: 10
  • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)

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An alternative for other platformers


Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams take some ideas from other platformer games and adapt them into their colorful and kind of weird world. This is a great 2.5D style platformer with a lot of things happening in the screen as you progress through the levels, bosses and rarely puzzles challenges. What makes unique this game, in my opinion, is the soundtrack and the special abilities of the characters, adding something different that others platformers don't even touch. Recommended.

Not bad but Sisters in 2D are better.


I spent many hours playing original Giana Sisters. It was great game! I remember when they announced, if I'm not mistaken, a sequel for Nintendo DS. Oh boy. It was one of my favorite NDS games ever. Completed few times and even done a speedrun. Truly amazing game. When I saw another Giana Sisters game I was really happy. It feels really like Giana Sisters need more love. So, how is this game? It's a hard question. I enjoyed it for a while but not as much as this 2D remake or another game that was made on NDS. It missing something since Giana Sisters went into 3D. Sure, the world is beatiful, characters cute as always, and I love this soundtrack that gives you nostalgia vibe but... ... you know, well made 2D graphics looks much better. That's why I loved Giana Sisters DS. Level designs in Twisted Dreams are also kinda boring - it doens't make you want to explore every corner of level. Even tho I love hard platformer games Giana Sisters had few really annoying moments. Maybe it's just me, but few levels were way too long - it would be nice to have twice as many level even if they were cutted in half. Dream Rush mode is kinda confusing at first but overall it's also enjoyable. The most popular game is also, in my opinion, the most boring one. It's not bad game but doesn't bring so many happiness as it was with previous two. Playing it more than one time can be really boring.

One of the best Platformers I have played in a while


I am not a fan of platformers, to be honest. When I got the game I was sure I would not like it at all. However, I was wrong. Giana Sisters' plot is not good, and it feels more like an excuse plot (pretty much like 8-bit era platformers), but the point where it shines is its gameplay. You play as Giana, a girl with two different personalities (Cute Giana and Punk Giana), both featuring a different skill, and the world looks different depending on which personality you're playing as at the moment. Switching personalities is something you will be constantly doing to solve puzzles, beat enemies, and I've even done it to see changes between both versions of the world's backgrounds. The game's soundtrack is great, tracks have a techno feel when you're playing as Cute Giana, and are metal-ish when playing as Punk Giana. If you're into challenging platformers with quite easy controls, this is a must have. However, I'd recommend getting it while it's on sale.

Awesome platformer


I never considered myself a platfomer fan, because I just never played them a lot. Mario was never my thing. But on PC one sees a lot of good platformers lately. Since Super Meat Boy to Limbo, the genre is really spawning some classic titles. And I have no reason to believe Giana Sisters is any less. The game is really addictive and polished. It keeps the formula simple, by giving you an interesting premise and works on that. You can change the whole world, between a pretty and fairy tale-ish one, and a grim and dark one. The thing is, your character also changes between worlds and it has different abilities. One is more aggressive and the other one is more passive. The game keeps this idea simple, so you don't have to have a lot of things on your mind. And it works wonderfully exactly for that. The game is fun, and keeps it simple. On the other regards, visual and music, the game is just amazing. Its music is really something else and it totally gets you on the mood. The same with the graphics. The whole world changing feature is helped by some awesome graphics. With a 2.5D style, the game looks beautiful, more than most platformers. So, with that said, if you're a fan of platformers, just go get this. And if you're not, then you might as well start.

The true mario rival


There are like thousands of platformers out there but high quality ones, You can count them On one hand, And Giana sisters, should be included with these top 5. Graphics: Very live and colorful, The two worlds are beautiful and The game looks amazing. 9\10 Sounds: The music is incredible, and I loved the tracks. 7\10 Gameplay: As an platformer It is the one thing that stands out in the game. It is different, new, unique, very smooth and it hooked me. 10\10 Replayability: Huge world, many collectables, many game modes, I'd say it has a good replayability value. 7:10 Overall: Very solid experience and highly recommended for fans and non fans alike.

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