Metacritic: 79/100
Release: Dec 2009
Reviewed on: PC


Site Score
Good: Non linear adventure – Atmosphere – Puzzle variety
Bad: Simple game presentation might turn some off
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Saira brings a 2D puzzle platform experience to your Windows computer and was released in late 2009. The game has multiple endings, unique art style and even includes a level editor within the game.


Saira was developed Nicklas Nygren the same mind that has created many other similar puzzle based platform games such as the highly popular NightSky.

In Saira you take control of a photographer who after a mysterious and tragic accident finds herself to be the only remaining person in the entire galaxy. You might be well accustomed to capturing photos of the most dangerous places in the universe and the creatures that inhabit it but this new adventure might be too much for even you.

The story is definitely most people’s idea of a complete nightmare, so do you have the courage to explore the now empty universe to potentially reverse the process?

Due to the sheer size of the game players explore it in a non-linear fashion which gives you great freedom in how you approach your new found situation. You’ll find there are no weapons to rely on to help you solve your predicament so you’ll have to rely on your wits to solve the near countless puzzles. The game also offers hours of original music which only add to an already eerie atmosphere.


So what else can you expect from Saira? Over 60 brilliantly designed puzzles, a variety of locations, odd creatures spread around the galaxy, the freedom to explore the game in a non linear fashion and multiple endings to encourage more than one playthrough to see how you can tackle the game differently to alter the ending.

If you are unsure about making the plunge into Saira then there is a demo available on the official website which offers a good amount of content to give you a taste of what you can expect.


  • Non linear puzzle adventure.
  • A mysterious accident leaves you alone in the galaxy.
  • Demo available from the official website.
  • Hours of eerie music to add more atmosphere.
  • Varied puzzle design and good difficulty.

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Saira, 7.3 out of 10 based on 8 ratings
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