While it never reaches the originality and heights of its inspirations, The Turing Test delivers an interesting world with one heck of a twist.
While The Turing Test generally walks an interesting if familiar line, it excels when it introduces some genuinely fresh ideas in its latter half. In the first, The Turing Test is a traditional first-person puzzler in which you navigate a series of rooms in a desolate research facility and solve a bunch of single-serving challenges, all while a questionable AI narrator guides you. Itís devoid of Portalís incredible humor, but the writing and acting do a good job of posing interesting questions revolving around free will, what it means to be human, and of course, the artificial intelligence test from which this game draws its name.

The Turing Test also throws in an effective bit of environmental storytelling which has you parsing through personal items left behind by the researchers who formerly inhabited the Europa Space Station facility. Iím a sucker for learning about characters through this Gone Home-esque style of voyeurism, and The Turing Test handles it well. This adds a nice bit of personality to the seven-hour experience.

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