The Turing Test is a challenging first-person puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. You are Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) sent to discover the cause behind the disappearance of the ground crew stationed there.Read full description
The Turing Test is a challenging first-person puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. You are Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) sent to discover the cause behind the disappearance of the ground crew stationed there.
Upon arrival a series of puzzles awaits you – tests which, according to the station’s AI, Tom, can only be solved by a human. These puzzles have apparently been set by the missing ground crew – but why have they created them and what are they hiding from?
In an evolving story based on mankind’s instinctual need to explore, protect and survive, you’ll delve deeper into Europa’s ice crusted-core and discover that the lines between man and machine begin to blur. Armed with the Energy Manipulation Turn (EMT), solve puzzles to open the way forward as you learn the true cost of human morality.
• Harness the ability to transfer power between machines using your ‘Energy Manipulation Tool’ providing a unique twist on gameplay mechanics and puzzle logic.
• Learn the significance of player control as you switch between multiple perspectives to solve The Turing Test’s most challenging puzzles.
• Discover a story with multiple layers of depth and conspiracy; challenging concepts of human morality and giving freedom to players to form theories about the fate of ISA's crew members.
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This is one of those games that would have never existed if it wasn't for Portal series. You have testing chambers, a gun -that lets you extract cores of energy to use them in other situations- and a robot talking to you every time you enter one of the new chambers. Even the visuals look like the game made by Valve... but it actually works! And it works in its own way. I mean, yeah, you will probably have in mind the Portal games during the whole game -seven chapters plus a prologue and an epilogue-, but the puzzles here are very genuine and imaginative. It is not one of those first person puzzle games where you have the same puzzle over and over again getting more complex. This is actually a game were puzzles evolve, and new mechanics show around everytime you face a new testing chamber. I never had the feeling I was doing the same puzzle twice, and it is a lot considering the game has about 70 puzzles. Not too hard, but sometimes challenging. Narrative is good, and story too. You probably have an accurate idea of what is this game about. "The Turing Test". You can expect IAs asking question to theirselves, plot twists and all that kind of stuff, but the game manage to go beyond that and gives you a good and deep story that will keep you thinking for some days. Just one of the best Portal clones I've played, and believe me, I've tried too many of them.
The Turing Test is a fun little first person puzzle game. It has a good and interesting story but nothing mind blowing. There are good amount of puzzles in the game but if i'm honest most are kind of easy. There weren't many that felt challenge and those that did only kept me busy for a couple of extra minutes. Nothing too difficult. The game takes around 4ish hours to complete which I would say is OK for the price. I did however find that the length was perfect as I feel the game would start to get boring if it was any longer.
The Turing Test is a first person puzzle and thriller that asks philosophical questions, such as what it means to be human, while using the environment and information left behind by other people to tell its story. The puzzles are average, they are what you would expect form a first person puzzle game is you have been playing some of the more recent ones, but they never do anything new or have any interesting ideas behind them in the way that Portal or The Witness would. Unlike other games where puzzles are one of the main focus points of the story, such as by having you in a testing area, the puzzles in The Turning Test are important for the plot but they aren't what the game's plot is about. The game is on the short side, about 3-5 hours depending on how quickly you get through puzzles, but that is a decent length for the price and for an enjoyable game. The environments are well detailed and look good and the voice acting is well done. If you want a more series version of Portal and are ok with less interesting and less original puzzles then this is worth a look.
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