The Witness

Challenging Puzzles

You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles.

These puzzles will challenge and surprise you.

You don't remember who you are, and you don't remember how you got here, but there's one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.

The Witness respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There are over 500 puzzles but no filler; each of the puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

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Challenging Puzzles

The Witness Ratings & Reviews

  • 80%
    Critics Recommend
  • 86
    Top Critic Average
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by Joe Juba
9.3 / 10
Fun and inventive challenges wait around every corner. If you want something more than a barrage of thoughtful puzzles (like a story), you should look elsewhere
by Chloi Rad
10 / 10
The Witness has a power and pull that carried me throughout the more than 40 hours it took to complete it for the first time, and that, even now, beckons me back to confront the mysteries I left unsolved. Its graceful combination of tangible goals, obscurity, and freedom creates ample opportunity for small victories and grand revelations alike. For the most part, its themes weave themselves beautifully throughout the gorgeous world and wide variety of puzzles, but even when it breaks subtlety in favor of a more heavy-handed approach to exposition, it never detracts from the truly fulfilling moments The Witness offers in terms of solving its physical puzzles and unlocking its deepest mysteries.
by Oli Welsh
Big, beautiful and rewarding, Jon Blow's enigmatic puzzle epic is virtuoso game design - and only a fraction too clever for its own good.
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The Witness System Requirements



OSWindows 7
OSWindows 7
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
GraphicsIntel HD 4000 series
GraphicsGeForce 780
DirectXVersion 10
DirectXVersion 10
Storage5 GB available space
Storage5 GB available space
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