Proteus

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Unique – Postcard feature – Dynamic music
Bad
  • Bit pricey for what it offers
8

Proteus is more of an artistic exploration experience than a game but is still very impressive and enjoyable. In Proteus you will explore a randomly generated game world and simply spend time enjoying your surroundings.

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If you enjoy going on exploration adventures in other randomly generated games and get a kick out of the random things and landscapes features that you encounter Proteus will no doubt keep you entertained. Proteus is entirely about exploration and delivers on a level of immersion that is as unexpected as it is beautiful.

You will explore the world in a first person perspective and focus on enjoying the world around you. The landscapes are impressive and the interactions that you have with the wildlife that you will encounter are equally so. A dynamic soundtrack that reacts to queues in your exploration combines with these features seamlessly to only add to the immersion.

Proteus is free from text and interface, instead focusing on providing a relaxing form of gameplay that almost creates a form of meditation. The graphics of Proteus are definitely part of this experience and somehow offer a unique mixture of 2D and 3D while also being very artistic.

Proteus also supports sharing with ease so you don’t have to keep your memorable moments to yourself, you can easily share them with others through the postcard feature.

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Beyond what has been discussed here the game of Proteus is hard to describe and even harder to put the experience into words. The game is definitely something that shouldn’t be as enjoyable as it is but somehow it manages to be an amazing experience. The game might not have any goals, enemies or even general objectives but that doesn’t stop it from offering hours of exploration.

If you like exploring randomly generated game worlds and need something different than try what Proteus has to offer.

Summary:

  • Unique game idea without any direction or goals.
  • Simply take in the world around you.
  • A dynamic music system that changes with the game flow.
  • Postcard feature lets you share your experiences.
  • Just explore and enjoy.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on May 3, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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