• Vessel
Based on 7 scores, 9 reviews available
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  • Charming.
  • Challenging.
  • Original and budget priced.


  • Some puzzles can be frustrating.
  • AI occasionally stumbles.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Gamer on 72

A novel use of fluids, but sometimes scuppered by cumbersome platforming and the annoyingly happenstance...

By Gamers Daily News on 80

As soon as you feel like puzzle-physics games have reached a standstill, suddenly something new and interesting shows up and changes everything. Vessel takes the classic sidescroller RPG concept, and combines it with some impressive liquid physics and...

By technologytell.com on

However, Arkwright isn't done. He's currently working on a building-sized creation known only as the accelerator. What is the purpose of this invention? Only time (or the end of the game) will tell. Vessel is an indie side-scrolling puzzler. The main...

By Ars Technica on

That look of grim determination on the protagonist's face matches the one most players will have as they try to get a fluro to just GO DOWN THE DAMN GRATE IT'S RIGHT THERE ARGH NO DON'T STOP WHAT ARE YoU DOING? As puzzle platform games go, Vessel is...

By Destructoid on 70

Puzzle platformers are a bit of a staple of independent games. Since Braid saw critical and commercial success in 2008, the genre has almost become saturated, and while each game may explore its own new ideas in various ways, it has become...

By Games Radar on 80

Whenever a game has gears, cranks or monocles, the term "steampunk" gets tossed around liberally, but how many games actually use steam as a key gameplay component? In Vessel, steam is kind of a big deal, and so is the water and molten metal you’ll...

By GameSpy on 90

Fixing machines, moving drain pipes, re-directing water flow... it sounds like the everyday work of your average plumber. It also sounds like a pretty terrible concept for a video game, unless you happen to be Nintendo and your plumber-themed game...

International Review By GameCaptain on 84

stellt den Spieler vor zahlreiche pfiffige Herausforderungen und liefert dank angenehmer Lernkurve sowohl knifflige Kopfnüsse als auch die erhofften Erfolgserlebnisse bei deren Lösung. Das Spiel hält sich dabei mit Hinweisen sehr zurück, mit genug...

International Review By 3dnews.ru on 89

Игра с природой Vessel не удивляет сложным сюжетом и не подкидывает пищи для размышлений, как это делала Braid. После прохождения она не заставит выйти на форумы в поисках ответов на вопросы. Интересная завязка здесь нужна лишь для разъяснения...