Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where you can manipulate the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. From a house in the city, journey to a series of worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess.
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Very Positive (4,822 reviews) - 94% of the 4,822 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 10, 2009

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"...beautiful, entertaining, and inspiring."

— Eurogamer 10/10

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About This Game

Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where you can manipulate the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. From a house in the city, journey to a series of worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess. In each world, you have a different power to affect the way time behaves, and it is time's strangeness that creates the puzzles. The time behaviors include: the ability to rewind, objects that are immune to being rewound, time that is tied to space, parallel realities, time dilation, and perhaps more.
Braid treats your time and attention as precious; there is no filler in this game. Every puzzle shows you something new and interesting about the game world.
Key features:
  • Newly added Steam Cloud support
    Save your in-progress game to the cloud, then play where you left off from on any Steam connected computer.
  • Forgiving yet challenging gameplay:
    Braid is a 2-D platform game where you can never die and never lose. Despite this, Braid is challenging — but the challenge is about solving puzzles, rather than forcing you to replay tricky jumps.
  • Rich puzzle environment:
    Travel through a series of worlds searching for puzzle pieces, then solving puzzles by manipulating time: rewinding, creating parallel universes, setting up pockets of dilated time. The gameplay feels fresh and new; the puzzles are meant to inspire new ways of thinking.
  • Aesthetic design:
    A painterly art style and lush, organic soundtrack complement the unique gameplay.
  • Nonlinear story:
    A nonlinear fiction links the various worlds and provides real-world metaphors for your time manipulations; in turn, your time manipulations are projections of the real-world themes into playful "what-if" universes where consequences can be explored.
  • Nonlinear gameplay:
    The game doesn't force you to solve puzzles in order to proceed. If you can't figure something out, just play onward and return to that puzzle later.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 768 MB or more
    • Hard Disk Space: 200 MB or more
    • Video Card: Pixel Shader 2.0
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac 1.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon(TM) 9500 or better, NVIDIA GeForce(TM) FX 5900 or better, Intel GMA 950 or better
    • Hard Drive: 185 MB free space
    • Other Requirements:
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Review in English/Spanish
Análisis en Inglés y Español:

English:
Ingenious puzzle/platformer with amazing visuals, unfortunately after a couple hours I stopped enjoying myself as the difficulty curve grows exponentially and my patience ran out. probably wasn’t smart enough. Recommended either way.

Español:
Ingenioso juego de plataformas que combina elementos de rompecabezas y una bonita estética, desafortunadamente luego de un par de horas encontré la experiencia frustrante pues la dificultad sube de forma desproporcionada.Probablemente no soy lo suficientemente inteligente, sea cual sea el caso igual lo recomiendo.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I guess everything has been said about Braid already. Brilliant puzzle platformer with an emphasis on puzzles. Manipulate time in different ways to collect puzzle pieces and set them together to finish each of the 6 worlds. No real reason not to play this if you like video games.

Although perfectly possible with keyboard I'd recommend a controller - especially for the speed run if you want to try that.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
Fun and Intelligent. The level design is brilliant and never get repeatable. Deciphering the deep metaphors in the story will probably keep me occupied for a while.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
what can I say about this game the story had me from the start the music ahhh I could listen to it all day long and the hand drawn art it's a master peace on its own.
At first I was sceptical of this game my English teacher recommended this game to me as related text for the my HSC, and wow as I'm writing this the ending has still left me in shock, still trying to process the effect this game has had on me. Just wow. this game is unlike any other game that I have played and I strongly recommend getting this game.
Some of the puzzles had e scratching my head and sadly I did have to go online for a little bit of help.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
The gameplay is great.
The art is great.
The story is great.
The ending is sad.
10/10
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