Mike from Twinfinite writes, "An emerging genre in the past couple of years is the first-person exploration game, in which the player-character interacts with a game space in ways other than killing enemies. Notable titles such as Gone Home, Dear Esther, and The Stanley Parable have opened the door for bold new gameplay and storytelling ideas, and Mind: Path to Thalamus is the latest attempt at this style of game. It was created using the Unreal Development Kit by Carlos Coronado. He is a modder of note, having designed the Warcelona maps in Left 4 Dead 2. With Mind, he sets out to create an experience that comes across like a combination of Myst and Portal that, in general, does a pretty decent job of filling those big shoes."