PS4 Review: 7th Sector

Is this game a bright spark for the puzzle genre?

Welcome to the 7th Sector, set in a mysterious cyberpunk world. Immerse yourself on this intricate path, solving different puzzles, facing its dangers, and collecting scattered information to discover the story of this world.

7th Sector is a little different, it begins with a TV and a static image that you realise you can control and after a while you can venture out of either side and control a burst of electricity, you control the electricity down the wire, zapping to other wires and even be able to manipulate objects in your way.

The puzzles are well thought out and it honestly took me a while to work out some of them, while others were a bit simpler. It’s an interesting puzzler and one that I wasn’t expecting to enjoy as much as I did through the roughly 3-4 hour story. It’s a shame it’s as short as it is, but you do feel like they really pushed it as far as it could go by then. It may not be the most inventive of puzzle games, but it certainly is a memorable one.

The visuals are true to the cyberpunk art style and runs smoothly, I don’t recall seeing any drops in framerate.

The Verdict

7th Sector has some good ideas and are well executed, but it does run out of steam (or electricity) towards the end. I enjoyed it overall and I definitely think it’s worth a look for puzzle fans, just don’t expect it to revolutionise the genre and you’ll be fine.

Score: 7.0