Stealth, Hack, Steal - Light combines unique game mechanics, atmospheric visuals & a gripping narrative that breathes new life into a much loved genre. Combat is your last option & technology your first, can you evade capture & solve the mystery? - Step out of the shadows and into the Light.
User reviews: Mixed (144 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 14, 2014
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“Light represents an exemplar blueprint for the genre”
4/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“Light is just a joy to play and experience. So full of charm”
8/10 – God is a Geek

“It’s one of those games whose charm can’t easily be resisted”
3/5 – Game Revolution

About This Game



Step into a sinister world of corruption, deceit and shadowy organisations! Light casts you in the role of a man with no memory. After waking up in a strange yet familiar location it’s clear that something’s very, very wrong. Who are you? Where are you? Perhaps most of all, what happened to you? As the protagonist in Light you must use stealth and cunning to navigate around a wonderfully minimalistic-looking environment. Can you succeed in your quest and thwart a plan on a global scale?

Don’t just avoid detection, use subterfuge as well. Hack computer terminals to disable security cameras, lock and unlock doors and more. Collect data, fragmented e-mails, memos and scientific reports to slowly piece together the story of Light.

Light combines unique game mechanics, atmospheric visuals and a gripping narrative to breathe new life into a much loved genre. Combat is your last option and technology your first, can you evade capture and solve the mystery? Do you have what it takes to step out of the shadows and into the Light?



  • Challenging Single Player - Light features a challenging single player story as you work through over ten levels attempting to evade capture, hack computers and steal classified documents. Infiltrate research labs, escape prisons, outwit security officers inside shopping malls and break into heavily guarded server farms!
  • Replay levels to increase your score and rating.
  • Immersive Stealth Mechanics - Use your surroundings to evade capture in this minimalist-looking action-stealth game. Use your sight to locate the whereabouts of would be pursuers and deftly avoid detection. Make the system work for you, as you hack your way through levels. Can’t avoid a security camera? Simply hack it!
  • Stash unconscious guards in cupboards or simply overwrite electronic locking systems to ensure other guards can’t enter rooms. See everyone and everything’s line of sight. View every footstep and blend in with the crowd by donning disguises and mingling with non-threatening civilians and office workers that litter each and every level.
  • Involved storyline to be uncovered by the player - start the game with a blank canvas. It’s up to you to discover not only who you are, but what is happening too. Even as you slowly piece together the story and events leading up to where the game starts you’ll soon realise you not only have to work out what is happening but find a way to stop it.
  • Enjoy the story in fragmented snippets that require you to knit them all together. Deploy stealth, hack computers and steal documents to uncover the truth about project Light!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Nvidia GeForce GT 7800, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: Note: In some instances, systems may require model specific drivers. If your system manufacturers no longer support hardware under this category, it may not be possible to run this title. Should this be the case, we are unable to assist you and recommend that you pursue support from your respective system manufacturer. This issue is most common in laptops and is prevalent with select products from most leading manufacturers.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9400m
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Nvidia GeForce GT 7800, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Note: video review embedded below.

It’s tough to review a game that’s only distinguishable by the pieces it borrows from its contemporaries. I don’t mean to simply say that Light brings nothing new to the table, but that it actively feels like a collage of other games stitched together in the hopes of success by association.

Whether it’s aping Hotline Miami’s style, Monaco’s varied action stealth design, or Gunpoint hacking interface, I could barely make out what exactly Light itself was under the influx of familiarity. Perhaps I’d have been at least partially OK with that had Light managed to match the quality of its inspiration, but the distressing blankness and ineptitude it presents itself with makes it hard to accept it as even a rudimentary clone.

What’s more, Light seems to have no idea itself what it wants to do, and consistently places bets into the areas it’s weakest. The skeleton of a plot attempting to give context to a collection of squares is played out and terribly structured, yet more often than not it’s placed at the forefront of the game and is usually your only sense of motivation within a level. Without it there’s no setting or continuity to anything you do, but with it you’re stuck with a mess of unexplained motives and hazy details on some elaborate corporate plot that apparently justifies you mass murdering its security personnel.

Mechanically, Light is somehow in even greater disarray. In an era where stealth games are more impressive and dynamic than ever, Light is an embarrassment of shoddy AI and minimal depth. Though you need only avoid your enemies vision cones, audial awareness having missed the cut completely, Light still manages to become confusing and frustrating through the combination of horrendous controls and an unclear aesthetic.

Your character controls as if he’s walking through an ice rink, sliding around clumsily and allowing little room for precise control or quick reflexes. If you screw up your path you’re almost certainly dead, unless you somehow can maneuver yourself next to an enemy and kill them first, a task sufficiently complicated by randomly clipping on the environment while hoping the controls don’t spazz out completely.

Most times I was caught however were do to never having seen the enemy in my path at all. With the entire game rendered in shades of blue and different light sources being impossible to distinguish from each other, enemy view cones often snuck up on me having blended into the background or somehow glimpse me through a wall I didn’t realize was actually a window. Somehow for as simple as everything about Light is, it finds ways to fabricate difficulty spikes by making everything as dysfunctional as possible, yet always with a complete lack of self-awareness.

Having run through the Light in under an hour, I’m rather surprised I’ve even managed to even write this much about a game that’s nothing if not hollow. For as great as the games Light heavily borrows from may be, its only unique contribution is a less sophisticated and functional amalgamation of their parts. As far as food analogies are concerned, Light is asking you to settle for spoiled lunch meat, as if you haven’t already seen the mountain of steak nearby.

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Definitely NOT worth $13 USD, but if you get it on-the-cheap (like I did in a bundle), then it is worth it. It is fun, and quick to understand and play. This is a good casual game. The music is decent, and the soundtrack is included (maybe that is why the price tag is so high).

However, it is quite short. It feels unfinished; like, at the apex of the story it just kind of sputters and stops.

Nevertheless, I had fun with it for a couple of hours. Also, it is a casual, fun way to add an EASY PERFECT ACHIEVEMENT to your stats, as well.

Just don't spend $13 on it, for true.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
This game is a lot of fun. It's like a smaller, friendlier version of Hotline Miami, without all the gore. It's tough yet rewarding, and I enjoyed it a lot.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
This is a review after beating the game 100%. For a first impressions review, click the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1W8Fl9Nb_w&list=UUV-0ZhQjFGPH_N4RbK5Xf9g

Hmm.
The game itself wasn't bad, it just felt unfinished and rushed in places.
The graphics were quite nice other than the rather jerky shadow effects which felt like they were originally going to hide stuff behind, but they were just visual effects. Only 4 disguises was a bit too little, I would have liked to have seen a bit more variety.

Story-wise, the game builds up and up and up and up and then stops. The climax never really comes, you just end up in a prison and escape. The rest of the story is boring and un-memorable.

Gameplay. No. Not good. The game really tries to push the "sneak - hack - steal" gameplay, but overall rushing was the best and quickest tactic. Just running through mashing space and sometimes pressing E worked surprisingly well. Guards had Metal Gear syndrome, where they couldn't see anything UNLESS you were in the default clothing, in which case they were eagles. Also, having a guard disguise did nothing different to a civillian disguise. This really took me out of the "stealth" part of this game because just killing a civillian and switching costumes, then leaving the body there had the same effect as sneakily killing a guard, switching his costume, putting him in a cupboard and stealthily running away. 2 minutes until reinforcements and a disguise.

Achievements were laughable, just complete the game to get all of them. The disguise achievement just kill someone and mash "3" for a while and you'll get it.

Levels - 12. Not enough. I played the game mostly stealthy and beat it in ~72 minutes. Speedrunning the game would take ~18 minutes, maybe less. Workshop support and a level editor would make the game long enough for the £10 they are charging. By my logic, a game should cost £1-£2 per hour. This game costs £10 an hour. Yay.

Overall rating - 4/10 - Not worth your time. Go get monaco or Hotline Miami instead.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
THIRTEEN CANADIAN DOLLARS
FOR FIFTY MINUTES OF BORING GAMEPLAY
WITH ♥♥♥♥♥♥ NEON GRAPHICS

Team17 has made only one good IP. Everything else they've ever made is pure ♥♥♥♥.
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