Good, fitting music.
Solid and clever puzzle design.
Great unforgettable world.
Charming visual experience, complemented by a beautiful score.
Able to make yourself question your own morality.
Over too quickly.
Navigation of world map can take longer than necessary.
By PCGamer on July 29, 2013
The Swapper is one of those games that will stick in your mind. Years down the road, when you have grandkids demanding tales of retrotastic delights, The Swapper will be among those you reminisce about when you’re telling them of nonviolence done right.80
By PC Mag on June 12, 2013
The Swapper raises questions as quickly as it prompts you to solve them, pushing you each time in a surprising direction. You may solve the game in one long sitting or get stuck on a puzzle for hours, but either way, the ride is a compelling, thoughtful...90
By EuroGamer on June 07, 2013
The intrinsic bone-chill of The Swapper ultimately comes from the things it does in your own mind - the way it encourages you to see yourself as a disposable resource, the way it pushes you towards a thousand casual betrayals where individual vessels are sacrificed.90
By AnalogAdiction on June 04, 2013
The Swapper is an experience that should not be missed. This is one of the best independent titles available, and one of the best games 2013 has offered so far.93
By The Sydney Morning Herald on June 03, 2013
If you like your puzzle games to challenge both your problem-solving and your philosophical views, The Swapper is a must-buy.90
By Sydney Morning Herald on June 03, 2013
DateJune 3, 2013 - 11:44PM (1) Read later What is it that makes you ? Where does the essence of your identity reside? Is it in your body? Is it in the chemical signals in your brain? Or is it something less tangible, an abstract concept of...-
By TPreview on June 01, 2013
Overall the game is a great puzzler and the mechanic is particularly inventive and interesting, up there with Portal and Fez. The story is interesting if not surprising, and the world is immersive but never truely frightening. Thanks to wide open areas and the slight slapstick of the clone deaths, you’ll never feel as claustrophobic as you did...80
By Ars Technica on May 31, 2013
The Swapper still delivers puzzle-platforming catnip—and a decent if slightly hackneyed plot that does a magnificent job of playing around with your efforts as a science-bending hero. Pick it up if you're a Steam game collector who doesn't mind trading $15 for about 4-6 hours of memorable conversations with asteroids.80
By IGN on May 31, 2013
The Swapper tempted me with ingenious puzzles, transported me to a fully realized science-fiction world, and made me ask questions about mortality and morality that few video games have ever dared to explore. Very few puzzle games have ever managed to marry impeccable challenges with a mature storytelling quite like this...93
By Edge on May 31, 2013
For the most part. But when you need to travel great vertical distances in The Swapper, you must daisy chain from clone to clone, placing each new copy above your head and swapping into it, letting your discarded shells fall to the ground. Its clever, creepy and macabre. And that goes for The Swapper as a whole.70