Braid is played by solving physical puzzles in a standard platform game environment similar to that of Super Mario Bros. with jumping and stomping on enemies to defeat them, and the player may also need to collect keys to unlock doors or operate levers to trigger platforms. One of the fundamental game elements is the player's unlimited ability to reverse time and "rewind" one's actions, even after dying. The game is divided into seven worlds, along with an "overworld" in the form of the main character's house. The worlds are entered through doors in the house. Each world has its own time-based game mechanic.
Braid requires at least a Radeon HD 2400 Series or GeForce 6800 Series 128MB to meet recommended requirements running on high graphics setting, with 1080p resolution. This hardware should achieve 60FPS. System memory required for Braid is 1 GB performance memory. You will require a DirectX 9 GPU. Recommended needs around a 15 year old PC to run.