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You play the game in first person perspective as an unnamed character exploring an island roughly divided into eleven regions, arranged around a mountain that represents the ultimate goal for the player.
To progress through these regions you need to solve maze-like puzzles. A path is drawn on a grid that must satisfy certain rules taught to the player by exploring the island. There is no text or dialogue directly explaining a puzzle's rules so it's an unusual combination of observation, intuition and then the application of logic.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Witness 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players may get on better with the iPad version that lets you tap to move rather than using twin sticks or mouse controls. You also need good puzzle-solving and logical thinking. When you get stuck (and you will) you need perseverance.
Release Date: 14/12/2015, updated in 2018
Out Now: PC, PS4, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person and Open World