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Monument Valley is a beautifully designed puzzle game that tasks you with guiding the Silent Princess as she works to uncover the secrets of the deserted kingdom. Along the way, you'll encounter the Crow People, and the challenges of moving through the levels only continue to increase from there.
Visually compelling: The puzzles in this game are beautifully designed, and they involve manipulating the structures to create paths the princess, Ida, can follow. They start out easy, but gradually increase in complexity, challenging you to discard your previous assumptions about what is physically possible.
Easy mechanics: The only things you have to do to play this game is swipe the screen to manipulate the structures and tap the spot you want Ida to move to. Nevertheless, you can overcome all types of challenges just using these basic moves, and you'll find all sorts of hidden connections as you progress through the game.
Only ten levels: The only drawback to this game is that there are only ten levels to play. You'll find yourself wishing you had many more adventures to take Ida on, but the game does end in a satisfactory completion of her story.
Monument Valley is a great choice for anyone who enjoys puzzle games, especially ones that play with your visual and spatial assumptions. The game runs smoothly and is well-crafted. We found no crashing or other performance-related issues while testing. It costs $1.99, and there are no options for additional in-app purchases.
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.