Real Gamer writes: "The moment a particularly glitchy enemy spiralled and flailed erroneously in mid-air, before I literally fell out of the game world, was the moment I fell out of love with Cryostasis. It's a game that shows so much promise during its early sections, yet completely fails to live up to its own standards. There are plenty of exciting ideas toyed around with here, but when the game can't implement most of them to any useful degree, it's difficult to remain interested. When it's also a game that fails to perform to even a reasonable technical standard, it becomes impossible to recommend. A wasted opportunity, and a genuine shame."