Monument Valley

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App Store Description


** Winner of Apple Design Award 2014 ** In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world. Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida... More

** Winner of Apple Design Award 2014 **

In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world.

Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.

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"This might be the most beautiful iPad game of 2014" - Wired

"MC Escher, You're looking different, and gorgeous" - Kotaku

"Monument Valley is looking fantastic" - Touch Arcade

"The Art of Visual Trickery" - Polygon

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BEAUTIFUL

Inspired by minimalist 3D design, optical illusions and palaces and temples from around the world, every monument is a unique, hand-crafted world to explore.

EASY TO USE

Twist and drag to reshape the world and help Ida to explore. Designed to be easy for everyone to pick up, enjoy and complete.

SOUND

Audio reacts to your manipulation of the world to provide a surreal and beautiful soundscape. Best experienced with headphones.

iCloud

Synchronize your game across all your devices.

** Monument Valley is designed for iPhone 4 and above. It is NOT compatible with iPod Touch 4th Generation.

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URL
iTunes Download
Developer
ustwo™
Recomended Age
4+
Operating System
iOS
App Store Category
Games
Version
2.4.51
Avg. iTunes Rating (Current)
4.5/5 stars (171 votes)
Avg. iTunes Rating (All time)
4.5/5 stars (24,446 votes)

Reviews (9.3/10 Avg. rating)


A gorgeous game from start to finish

from PC Magazine

There aren't many mobile games that stick with you, but Monument Valley is definitely one that does. Like a good book or a movie, it invites reflection, and I've found myself replaying the game just to experience it again. This game challenges the assumptions of what we see and do in video games,... More

There aren't many mobile games that stick with you, but Monument Valley is definitely one that does. Like a good book or a movie, it invites reflection, and I've found myself replaying the game just to experience it again. This game challenges the assumptions of what we see and do in video games, and it even manages to feel fresh and challenging a second time through the Forgotten Shores expansion. 

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10/10

Short but phenomenally sweet

from USgamer

A gorgeous-looking, wonderful-sounding puzzle game that provides an all-too-brief, but utterly memorable gaming experience. Brilliant.

A gorgeous-looking, wonderful-sounding puzzle game that provides an all-too-brief, but utterly memorable gaming experience. Brilliant.

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9/10

Not your average game

from Pocket-lint

With its inspiring graphics, haunting music, and at times whimsical gameplay, there is no denying that even the newest gamer will be able to complete Monument Valley, but that's not a negative here and true gamers shouldn't be put off by that either.

Ustwo has somehow managed to reward... More

With its inspiring graphics, haunting music, and at times whimsical gameplay, there is no denying that even the newest gamer will be able to complete Monument Valley, but that's not a negative here and true gamers shouldn't be put off by that either.

Ustwo has somehow managed to reward everyone involved without producing a dumbed down experience that will alienate, just in the same way BAFTA winning game Journey, on the PS3, achieved.

Whether you are new to games or an old hand, Monument Valley is a pleasure to play and you'll relish and enjoy every brief fleeting moment.

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Greater than the sum of its parts

from Cnet

Monument Valley is an incredibly immersive puzzle game that looks and sounds great. The slow pace, levels that look like works of art, and the strange storyline tie the game together beautifully.

The game is a great experience regardless of a player's age, and would make a great game f... More

Monument Valley is an incredibly immersive puzzle game that looks and sounds great. The slow pace, levels that look like works of art, and the strange storyline tie the game together beautifully.

The game is a great experience regardless of a player's age, and would make a great game for a child and parent to share.

The only problem is, with something this good, you want it to last longer. The Forgotten Shores add-on is an improvement, but you'll have to pay for it. You may just buy it, though, because once you spend some time in this gaming world, you'll only want more. 

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8.5/10

Every screen is a work of art

from The Verge

One of the defining features of the game is that each level adds a new idea; you're never really doing the same exact thing twice. Sometimes getting Ida where she needs to be means figuring out how to walk on walls, while other times it means constantly rotating the level so that she can keep mov... More

One of the defining features of the game is that each level adds a new idea; you're never really doing the same exact thing twice. Sometimes getting Ida where she needs to be means figuring out how to walk on walls, while other times it means constantly rotating the level so that she can keep moving forward. And that's one of the reasons the experience is so brief, the kind of game you can finish over the course of a single leisurely Sunday. "It would have been more challenging if we were trying to stretch the game out to 10 or 20 hours, and we wouldn't have been able to put the same amount of thought and customization into each level chunk," says Wong.

Wong's background in art also means that the game has a very heavy emphasis on aesthetics. Every scene in Monument Valley is beautiful, whether it's a deep, dark cavern or a sunlit vista. One of the core design tenets was that each screen of the game was itself a work of art — there's even an option to take a screenshot and share it at any time. "It forced us to design puzzles that fit within the frame of the screen," explains Wong, "that also worked as both architecture and graphic layouts."

The result is a game that doesn't just play well or look amazing, but does both simultaneously. There’s even a story that plays out over the course of the 10 levels, which culminates in a surprisingly touching final scene. Like the wonderful art and music, the minimalist story doesn’t influence the way Monument Valley plays, but it does make it a better game. 

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Every bit as good as it looks

from Pocket Gamer

As brief as it is, Monument Valley squashes enough into its gorgeous shell that quibbling about its length feels a little churlish.

The polish and poise that's gone into the final product speaks of a project made with the utmost of care and passion, and in an age of clones and cash gra... More

As brief as it is, Monument Valley squashes enough into its gorgeous shell that quibbling about its length feels a little churlish.

The polish and poise that's gone into the final product speaks of a project made with the utmost of care and passion, and in an age of clones and cash grabs that's something to champion.

Monument Valley is an iOS game that can be played by anyone and, perhaps more importantly, should be played by everyone.

It's a short, revelatory slice of almost perfectly pure gaming that stands as an example of just what mobile gaming is capable of now.

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9/10

Smart and soothing

from Polygon

Monument Valley doesn't overstay its welcome — with ten sections, each with a few screens, it took me about three hours to complete. But those hours were special. Monument Valley features brilliant design, with puzzles that somehow always made perfect sense, even though I was playing as a w... More

Monument Valley doesn't overstay its welcome — with ten sections, each with a few screens, it took me about three hours to complete. But those hours were special. Monument Valley features brilliant design, with puzzles that somehow always made perfect sense, even though I was playing as a wall-walking princess in a pastel-hued world. The experience was short and sweet, but it stayed with me like a dream I didn't want to forget.

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Intensely focused on delivering an experience

from TouchArcade

To fans of experience-focused games, and you know who you are, you should assuredly pick up Monument Valley right this minute. It's a feast for your senses, is mysterious and vague enough to keep you thinking, and has a great, snappy pace to it without ever feeling rushed. On the other hand, to t... More

To fans of experience-focused games, and you know who you are, you should assuredly pick up Monument Valley right this minute. It's a feast for your senses, is mysterious and vague enough to keep you thinking, and has a great, snappy pace to it without ever feeling rushed. On the other hand, to the people who dislike this type of game, and I'm very sure you also know who you are, this is not going to please you terribly much. The gameplay, while clever, likely isn't anything you haven't already seen, the game itself is very short, and there's little on the bone to chew on, mechanics-wise. As for me, I feel that my four dollar ticket to the strange and captivating destination of Monument Valley was more than worth it. If you decide to take the trip, too, don't forget to stop by the thread on our forums to read more impressions and leave your own.

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10/10

App Store Reviews Summary

24,446 from iTunes App Store

24,446 App Store customers have shared a review for Monument Valley. Ratings are generally positive averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars all time. The most current version of the app has 171 ratings with an average 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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