The Spectrum Retreat for PS4

The Spectrum Retreat (PS4)

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The Spectrum Retreat is a challenging, first-person puzzle game set in the near future. You awake at The Penrose hotel, a peaceful yet unsettling refuge from the outside world. As a valued guest, your existence is embedded into the corridors and guest rooms of The Penrose. Exploration of the striking art-deco hotel will begin to uncover the mysteries of both The Penrose and the uncertainties surrounding your current stay. Your desire to unearth the truth is obstructed by an array of colour coded puzzles, mind-bending physics challenges and the growing fear of exposing your true intentions.
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Taken in small doses, the game can be a fun, challenging experience – as long as you step away before frustration sets in. And if those issues could be fixed in time for a sequel, I’d be up for a second visit to The Spectrum Retreat.

Chris Mc Jul 09, 2018

PS Lifestyle


Overall, I would have to say not really. The puzzles themselves are this game’s saving grace. I didn’t have a bad time playing it, but I can’t recommend it in good faith. If you’re a huge puzzle fan, like me, there’s something here for you. But in all honesty, there are plenty of puzzle games out there that wouldn’t come with this big of an asterisk.

Janet Garcia Jul 15, 2018

Push Square


The Spectrum Retreat is a pleasant surprise. The colour coded puzzles are intelligently designed and present a decent challenge, while the Penrose hotel is an absorbing backdrop that creates an unsettling atmosphere. While it's a shame more isn't made of this setting, the game's storytelling, design, and puzzle solving is a compelling mix, and for less than a tenner, provides a unique experience across its six-hour runtime.

Stephen Tailby Jul 09, 2018

Game Reactor


After our first glimpse at The Spectrum Retreat we were cautiously excited but still unsure about how the experience would translate into a fully-formed experienced. Now, after having sat down with the finished article we found ourselves reflecting on whether the final product lived up to that early potential. The answer: absolutely, in fact, our expectations have been thoroughly surpassed.

Sam Bishop Jul 09, 2018



The whole thing is tied together with some great voice acting and great music. Overall, The Spectrum Retreat grabs hold and refuses to let go, while its clever combination of pure puzzling and story telling makes for an enjoyable and unique experience throughout.

Jason Coles Jul 09, 2018



The Spectrum Retreat es un buen juego de puzles. Sin ser revolucionario ofrece una buena colección de desafíos a superar, con una curva de dificultad muy bien medida y con mecánicas interesantes. Ahora, su ambientación nos parece muy, muy buena, y nos ha atrapado con una historia que mezcla el surrealismo con problemas cotidianos, muy bien contada e integrada en la jugabilidad.

Juan Rubio Jul 12, 2018


The Spectrum Retreat verbindet Elemente klassischer Mystery-Adventures mit anspruchsvollen Logikrätseln. Auch wenn es hier nicht um Horror geht: Während der Erkundung des Hotels entsteht ein angenehm mulmiges Gefühl, das mich mitunter an Shining erinnert hat, zumal die Spannung mit jeder gemeisterten Etage anzieht.

Jörg Luibl Jul 09, 2018


C'est d'autant plus dommage que The Spectrum Retreat délivre un intéressant discours sur les enjeux politiques du système de santé pour peu que l'on choisisse de l'explorer pleinement. Si les couloirs sans fin ne vous filent pas immédiatement une crise d'angoisse, il y a suffisamment de bonnes idées dans les quelques dizaines d'énigmes de l'hôtel Penrose pour assouvir sa curiosité.

Thomas Pillon Jul 13, 2018


The Spectrum Retreat è un titolo dotato di un chiaro potenziale che però non viene completamente espresso, vuoi per i limiti produttivi di quello che alla fine dei conti si presenta come un indie game, vuoi per una direzione che non riesce a coinvolgere quando conta di più, ovverosia durante le sequenze narrative dell'avventura, che svelano pian piano il segreto che lega il protagonista alla sua prigione virtuale.

Tommaso Pugliese Jul 17, 2018