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The Witness

By Thekla, inc.

Editors’ Choice

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you.

You don't remember who you are, and you don't remember how you got here, but there's one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.

The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There's no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

What's New in Version 1.4

Improvements in navigation system
Fixes in application shutdown
Fixed menu layout in German, Indonesian, Arabic, and Italian
Fixed minor graphical glitches


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Customer Reviews

Nearly perfect

The Witness is a beautiful, thought-provoking game that treats it’s users with respect as intelligent beings. The game does not hold your hand, but it does provide you with everything you need to solve each and every puzzle.
I originally played this on PS4 but never finished it. (Yes, I bought it twice, it’s worth it.) Having it on my phone/iPad means I can chip away at it when ever I like, and I’m finally nearing what I think is the end, though I’m sure there are still plenty of things I’ve missed.
If you get stuck, go somewhere else or put the game down for a while. I’ve found that a fresh perspective can often make previously inscrutable solutions pop out. Don’t get frustrated. This is the point of the game. The puzzles are very clever, but the game never treats you like you are not clever as well, and you’ll love the satisfaction of solving a difficult puzzle or clearing an area.
I haven’t had any issues with save progress being lost like other reviewers, but I would suggest checking the load game screen on the pause menu occasionally just to make sure the game is being saved as you go.
5 stars (because I can’t give it more)

Beautiful looking game may not be best on iOS

I really wanted to like this game. I really wanted to LOVE this game! I was interested in it the first time it was previewed but the $40 cost put me off. So when I learned it was ported for the iOS at a third of the cost, I was super excited for it. Although this game looks great, I feel it doesn’t play great. The touchpad is a poor replacement for a game controller and I don’t think you can use it properly and precisely to get to every angle needed to solve many of the puzzles. That and the fact that there is absolutely NO clues, hints or suggestions in it to help you along, makes it even more difficult. The only way I knew how to advance on some puzzles was to reference an online cheat. I stopped playing for now mainly for that reason because it was becoming frustrating, not fun. That and the fact the it was a super battery hog, makes me not want to pick up again for quite awhile.

What a PRETENTIOUS piece of garbage

So I LITERALLY spend a month figuring out and solving some of the most infuriating and illogical puzzles only to get an ending that spouts wanna-be smart phrases because the devs want you to know ‘how smart they are’...and of course, the ending takes you right back to the beginning where you lose ALL your progress when you were planning on trying for 100% completion and discovering a cave challenge that someone told me about...but WHY would I go through all that BS again????...oh, and that secret ‘ending’ is seriously a special kind of stupid pretentious drivel...

Yes, devs and creator whatever the heck your name is: you’re are sooo clearly smarter than the rest of us...”anyone who uses a guide to complete 1 puzzle is ruining the experience for themselves” - creator of ‘the witness’....well that’s some straight up BULL cause I wish I had used a guide for the extra hard puzzles that took me days to figure out because I am so angry with this game and poor execution

Nothing but something pretty to look at...not worth $10...go to a real art museum and see REAL ART....not this garbage game...or go buy ‘Flower’ artful game with FUN gameplay mechanics that reward you in the end

Can you tell I’m angry?? Yea thanks for adding this game to your App Store, Apple....god I wish I never purchased and played this..

The Witness
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 2.33 GB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.

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