Owen Hibbert of Entertainment Buddha writes: "Starting off quite abruptly, you are immediately introduced to your main and only weapon, the Transistor. Lodged in a dead man you do not yet know, the first task is to remove it on his instruction. Wait… What? He is dead; however his conscience is not. His conscience resides within the Transistor itself narrating the whole journey from beginning to end. From here, the story gets really weird and sets itself up for an amazing narrative."