Fantastic Level Design.
Wonderful use of the “light” mechanic.
The game looks great.
Tough challenges will be too much for some.
Controls can be finicky at times.
By GameSpot on October 23, 2013
Glare offers an inventive mechanic that could have given rise to a memorable adventure, but then fails to build meaningfully on that early promise. This is an entertaining pit stop that can tide you over on your journey to a bigger, brighter galaxy.60
By GameSpot on October 22, 2013
You are the Shiner.The Shiner is a powerful guardian with a single objective: to obliterate the darkness that has recently begun encroaching upon the galaxy. Armed with magical light that allows you to push away foul mist and nasty creatures, you...60
By IGN on October 18, 2013
Glare is a solid and beautiful platformer with a light mechanic that demonstrates that the time-honored genre still kicks with life. Its occasionally brutal challenges do much to make up for its all-too-brief running time, but a lack of extra features and repetitive boss fights discourage replays.71
By GetYoGeekOn on October 16, 2013
You know that feeling you get when you play a great indie game and know it is going to stick with you? If I asked you to list the 5 greatest, most memorable indie games you’ve played, I bet I could guess some of the contenders. Games like Limbo, Bastion, and Braid make the list, right? Glare feels like it’s one of those games that make the list right from the start.90
By GameDynamo on October 16, 2013
Glare es un juego increíblemente corto. Aparte de competir contra el reloj y coleccionar artefactos, no es que haya muchas razones para volver a jugarlo (bueno, aparte de disfrutar de su bonito estilo).85
By PCGames DE on October 14, 2013
Doch selbst mit solchen Spielzeitstreckungen ist das Vergnügen ein kurzes: Glare ist nach drei bis vier Stunden vorbei. Neben der Kampagne gibt es keine weiteren Modi, auch keine Koop-Option. Dafür kostet das Spiel jedoch nur rund 14 Euro. Auch wenn Glare das Jump&Run-Genre nicht revolutioniert: Das Geld ist bei diesem sympathischen Indie-Spiel gut angelegt.73
By Destructoid on October 11, 2013
Glare confidently puts something notably different within the confines of a strict, conventional genre. Though it lacks any glaring faults, I'm not sure it always works. It it interesting, though, and doesn't overstay its welcome.75
By TwoDashStash on October 10, 2013
It’s a great game, but it’s for the hardcore platformer crowd, maybe a few casual as well. It has great gameplay, great level design, and plenty of challenge. If you want to try it, it’s on Steam now.80