• Teleglitch
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  • Cool look and feel.
  • Nails survival horror.
  • Choices that matter.


  • Checkpoint spacing.
  • Unnecessarily cruel.

Expert reviews and ratings

By IGN on 78

At its best, Teleglitch hurts good. Sometimes it just hurts. When it was difficult in service of a horror mood it was trying to create I had a really good time with it. When it was difficult for difficulty’s sake I felt like Teleglitch was urging me to give up, which I eventually did. It may end in frustration, but its worth playing just to see how it masterfully hits all the survival horror notes with its distinct presentation and vicious design.

By TheDigitalFix on 70

It would be hard not to recommend Teleglitch: Die More Edition because of the completeness of both its vision and its conceit. However, I would preface this recommendation with a warning that this is not for the faint of heart or those prone to rage quits. You will be rewarded for your time spent here, what you have is a masochistic delayed gratification but truth be told, isn’t that the best kind?

By RealGamerNewz on 80

Teleglitch: Die More Edition represents itself as one of the best top-down pixel shooters and is fun in all aspects. The game has great core elements of horror, creativity, and surprise. The unique number of gameplay features contribute to this great game. Adding a bit of music to the game would have made it more “Vibrant” but it still stands for itself.

By DigitalSpy on 40

In particular, its insanely high difficulty and repetitive nature make the game dull and unenjoyable. As a result, it's only recommended for masochistic players.

By God is a Geek on 80

Make no mistake, Teleglitch is a hard game. It’s old school to its core, from the art design to the perma-death, and for many it will be an education in how things used to be. It’s solidly built, with slick controls and a mean learning curve but it’s not the kind of game you would sit with for hours on end.

By Destructoid on 85

The Die More Edition certainly lives up to its name. As if I didn't die enough in the original Teleglitch, I found myself really struggling to get to the fourth level (of nine) of this new version. It's got other bells and whistles like new dossiers to help expand the lore further as well as more upgrades for weapon crafting.

By CriticallySane on 80

Forget what you know about roguelikes and enjoy this new mashup of genres; one-half roguelike, one-half survival-horror, and one half bear...erm..,and one-half top-down shooter.

By IncGamers on 70

Some unfairness, though, is part of the deal. Sometimes you’ll blunder into a horde of creatures at the worst possible moment. On other runs you’ll get that medkit just when you need it. That’s Teleglitch at its best. Tense. Punishing. Skill-reliant. And just a little bit unfair.

By DarkZero on 80

The simple pixel art style and lack of music only go to show that good games don’t require anything fancy, just a fun idea and nice controls. The enemies only get bigger, the game only gets harder but I still can’t wait to see what’s next. Teleglitch has beat me for now, but I shall prevail.

By GameFront on 90

The only negative thing that can be said for it is that it’s unforgiving. Teleglitch will punish you relentlessly. It’s a good kind of punishment, though; after dying, you want to get better so that you can breeze through the next run. Teleglitch inherits this legacy of hard-but-fair from its thematic inspiration Quake, and like Quake, it’s an instant classic.

By Joystiq on 90

Teleglitch's greatest strength isn't the constant tension and the ever-present fear of what lies around the next corner, it's the empowerment you feel from besting the seemingly impossible odds. It's the sense of development, learning from each death and relishing in the sweet moment of triumph when you deftly react to a sudden problem.

By Edge on 70

It’s the crisp, high-stakes combat against these monstrosities that keeps Teleglitch so fraught and engaging, with survival often hinging on luring groups together for a single, explosive kill. Atmospheric, tense, and sometimes unfairly hard, Test3′s roguelike is another welcome entry in a resurgent genre.

By HookedGamers on 80

As I said, I’m not very good at Teleglitch, but that didn’t stop me from trying. Thinking “I’m pretty pleased with my current health level and items” directly before getting swamped by a wave of enemies is commonplace, but I kept going back in for more.

By PC Gamer on 84

Tense and atmospheric, Teleglitch wields difficulty, action and horror to create an unsettling survival...