Braid won the Apple's Mac Store Best Games of 2011 award

Play the game that Macworld named as one of the best! Created by Jonathan Blow and Number None.

* Braid has average Metacritic review score 90% *

* Braid is a platform game where you manipulate the flow of time to solve puzzles.
* Every puzzle in Braid is unique. There is no filler. Braid does everything it can to give you a mind-expanding experience.
* Journey into worlds where time behaves strangely; observe, learn from, and then master these worlds.


"When it came time to select the best Mac apps of the year, we started with the list of the roughly 250 Mac programs we reviewed over the past 12 months. After much discussion, we whittled that list down to just 13 that we deemed worthy of our Editors' Choice Award" Macworld Editor's Choice Award

"Braid's artistic design is as imaginative as its puzzles. The whimsical world looks like a painting come to life." IGN

"One of the most interesting, satisfying, beautiful game experiences I've ever had." Destructoid

"Beyond Braid's enchanting hand-painted visual style, beyond its often haunting score, and beyond its musings on love and personal growth... Braid is one of the most progressive platform/puzzle games we've played in years." IGN Australia

What's New

Version 1.1

Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Mind bending


This game is awesome, but subtly so. Only when you get into it do the feel the emotion behind it. What makes this game special is the way it uses time. Not your average game. You'll need to experience it to really experience it!! Highly recommended. Great soundtrack too!



I played this game on Xbox and just had to buy it when I saw it here. This game is amazing and there is nothing like it out there. The visuals are fanciful, beauitful and haunting, and the same can be said of this fantastic game's story. It's easy to dismiss this game based on the ease of it's platforming elements, but believe me, this game is not trying to be Super Mario Bros. It is a puzzle game, and platforming is how the designers chose to lay out the puzzles. Anyone (and I am sorry to be rude to the people who have reviewed this game negatively) who has dismissed this game as a "mario bros rip-off" clearly does not have the attention-span, patience, or intelligence to understand the surreal and emotional beauty of this game. If you are the type of gamer who can invest yourself in a game, you will find no faults with it. A pure joy to play, with one of the best soundtracks out there.

I am a huge gamer, and have been since childhood. This game is of the best video games I have ever played. It truly pushes the genre.

An incredible, unique game


I can't recommend Braid enough. Don't dismiss it as a Mario clone- it's actually more of a puzzle-solving game than a platformer. Normally I find puzzle games boring (I prefer action/adventure/FPS games) but Braid is unlike any game I've ever played. Every challenge is centered around manipulating time- slowing it down, rewinding it, or in some cases, doing both. Some of the puzzles are really challenging, but there's this extremely satisfying 'AH-HA!' moment when you figure them out. You can progress through the game without completing every single puzzle, so if you really can't figure something out, you won't get stuck forever.


Hothead Games
149.8 MB
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2008-2011 Number None Inc.


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