Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Oct 17, 2013
    92
    It is a great finish to a truly original tale, and a trilogy that anyone not already familiar with the series should absolutely purchase and enjoy.
  2. Oct 7, 2013
    91
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. 90
    Goodbye Deponia sends off the series in the most profoundly memorable way. While there are some pacing concerns and minor technical issues here and there, these are overshadowed by the comical story and clever puzzle designs.
  4. Oct 17, 2013
    90
    Goodbye Deponia is a fantastic episode to end this point 'n click saga... Let's just hope that it is not completely finished and that we will find Rufus and Goal in new adventures soon! If you like adventure games, you definitely have to play this trilogy.
  5. Oct 16, 2013
    90
    All in all, Daedalic have crafted an excellent adventure that does justice to the series, topping it all off in a satisfying manner. It even leaves quite a bit of room for interpretation in the end.
  6. Oct 11, 2013
    89
    Goodbye Deponia is the final part of the epic Deponia-trilogy. Rufus and his companions manage to give players a satisfying conclusion with lots of humor and tricky puzzles.
  7. Oct 17, 2013
    88
    This is one of the best graphic adventures we've played in the last few years, at least with classic gameplay mechanics. Great story, great characters, great puzzles… and one of the best closures for a trilogy we've seen in a while.
  8. Goodbye Deponia tells a beautiful story without losing its humor. A must buy for adventure fans.
  9. Nov 18, 2013
    87
    Goodbye Deponia is a wild rollercoaster ride - a bigger, smarter and funnier adventure than the previous Deponia games. It will earn a place in your heart even after it totally fails to deliver a proper cathartic ending.
  10. Oct 17, 2013
    86
    This 'end of all things' couldn't be just simple, or happier or just bigger. It had to be just like Deponia deserved: A more surreal, acid, bizarre, actioner final chapter that pushes the humour to its limits sometimes. Rufus isn't changed at all, but we don't want to see he changes. We want to be again with this egomaniac selfish antihero and his particular crusade. The ending the surreal universe that Daedalic has made deserves, its hard to just say 'see ya!' to Goodbye Deponia, because we're really gonna miss these guys a lot. That's what happened when things are very well done.
  11. Jan 10, 2014
    85
    It’s hard to leave this game – it’s beautiful, sound great and is extremely involving. A must-have for the fans of Day of the Tentacle, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. [01/2014, p.70]
  12. Nov 7, 2013
    85
    Goodbye Deponia is the last chapter in the Deponia series and without going into any spoilers, I'll tell you this: you have to play this game.
  13. Oct 21, 2013
    85
    A great ending of the bizarre science fiction adventure with a plethora of funny ideas and loads of challenging puzzles.
  14. 85
    A satisfying conclusion to the Deponia trilogy.
  15. Oct 23, 2013
    84
    Overall, I found Goodbye Deponia to be a lot of fun. It’s tough and it’s funny, it looks good, and the voice actors (who are all back from the previous games) do a fine job with their lines.
  16. Nov 6, 2013
    82
    Goodbye Deponia is the almost perfect conclusion of a trilogy packed with irreverent humor, bizarre characters and crazy puzzles.
  17. 80
    Daedalic saved their best for the last episode. Goodbye Deponia towers over the previous installments. It's clever, funny and complex. [Issue#236]
  18. Nov 5, 2013
    80
    Goodbye Deponia has a bumpy ride towards the ending, but is able to entertain nonetheless. It won't pose the hardest challenge around, but will keep you smiling while going forward and at times it will even make you laugh really hard.
  19. Nov 4, 2013
    80
    The Deponia trilogy turns out to be very good at goodbyes. If you enjoy LucasArts-style comedic games, this series – and especially the final game – will provide hours of tongue-in-cheek unconventionality.
  20. Oct 22, 2013
    80
    For the final chapter of the Deponia trilogy, Daedalic Entertainment presents us an adventure in line with the classic style of the past episodes.
  21. Oct 18, 2013
    80
    Goodbye Deponia is a fun, challenging and smart graphic adventure. Maybe some of you won't appreciate a too uncomfortable and unpleasant narrative, but you will find much humor, original mini-games and great puzzles too.
  22. Nov 7, 2013
    75
    Goodbye Deponia turned out to be the weakest entry in the series. The story feels a bit messy and the ending isn't really that satisfying. The puzzles are challenging though and it's still one of the most humourus games out there.
  23. Oct 22, 2013
    75
    Goodbye Deponia succeeds as the weakest entry in the franchise, with moments that rival the best. In many ways, this third entry has taken some tumbles, with neither puzzles nor characters as imaginative and challenging as the watermark left by its predecessor.
  24. Oct 21, 2013
    75
    Goodbye Deponia has some great things going for it: the gorgeous staged scenes set against hand-painted backdrops are Daedalic’s trademark, and they seem to have pulled it off again here.
  25. Oct 25, 2013
    74
    There were times I wanted to root for Goodbye Deponia, and there were times I wanted to, well, say goodbye to all of it. Deponia happens to miss almost all of my laugh bases with its self-aggrandizing jibs and jabs, but that doesn't mean its puzzles and gameplay mechanics fail. It's confident and consistent in its tone, even if its tone isn't laughable when it should be, which means its drama is off-kilter when it shouldn't be.
  26. Nov 1, 2013
    70
    They may have hit minor issues in the beginning, but they should be applauded for tackling these head on for the subsequent releases. With complaints over the length of some chapters, the translation issues and the long wait for this last chapter, the trilogy is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.
  27. Nov 1, 2013
    70
    Unfortunately, Goodbye Deponia is an interesting game wrapped up in a rather frustrating point and click adventure.
  28. Oct 25, 2013
    70
    As an ending to a wonderfully developed trilogy, Goodbye Deponia has some great moments, but also some points that will disappoint.
  29. Oct 24, 2013
    70
    It’s a shame that it’s so often frustrating and inscrutable, and a bigger shame that some of the humor skews toward the cringe-worthy. Goodbye Deponia feels as though this trilogy never quite made it to its own comedy Elysium, even though it was capable of reaching those heights.
  30. Oct 24, 2013
    70
    If you compare it to the rest competition of the same genre, even this Deponia installment may be considered a gem, offering quite a unique world along with its antihero that is simply adorable. However, unlike the previous installments this one is more daring now a then, and its brain traffic is not for everyone.
  31. Oct 18, 2013
    70
    a perfectly serviceable adventure with some truly funny moments, but they're broken up by too many long, drawn-out segments that add little but minutes on the clock, and the finale is more of a sudden stop than an actual conclusion. The net result is an unfocused experience that feels more like just another chapter in an ongoing series rather than the final piece of a fast-paced comic trilogy.
  32. Dec 31, 2013
    65
    It's by no means a terrible game, but the plot's lack of cohesion, the frustration factor of some of the puzzles, and the inappropriate content has tarnished what could've been a triumphant jewel in the DE crew’s crown.
  33. Oct 17, 2013
    65
    The story tries to be too dramatic in parts, with a few out-of-place dark moments and a slightly unsatisfying ending that seems entirely written to tell me off for saying that Rufus was a selfish unlikeable dick (you’ll see).
  34. Feb 28, 2014
    40
    Unfortunately, Goodbye Deponia is a wasted effort by Daedalic because it's marred by a series of bad moral decisions, and the protagonist is the epitome of unlikeable.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 110 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Oct 19, 2013
    4
    Great humour but a huge step back when compared to Memoria. Don't expect anything to ever make sense in this game; it never does. Only random guesswork will get you anywhere, as it suffers from the worst "puzzle" design i have seen in a long time. Very disappointing. Full Review »
  2. Oct 20, 2013
    9
    Just awesome quest. Lovely characters and story. A lot of humor and even a bit of drama. And all this at the highest level of performance. Bravo, Daedalic Entertainment! Full Review »
  3. Mar 23, 2014
    0
    Goodbye Deponia is well written in that it does make your emotionally involved with the plight of the characters in the story. There are some laughs here and there as well as some comical references pulled from many other games and TV shows and while it seems to be worth playing, I personally thought so too until the dramatic climax. I had flashbacks to the horrible ending of Mass effect trilogy it was the same thing all over again a Non-ending. One that leaves you with a disgust for the entire series after seeing it. It very quickly goes from something you liked to play and were fond of to a bitter memory that you shake your head and try to forget when it pops into your mind. Do your self a favor and don't play any of these three games you will just be disappointed at the end. Any way you look at how this thing ended they are all horrible. I believe the author of the story even deliberately gloated the fact at the end. Basically saying look I made this awesome story watch as I destroy it with a baseball bat.

    There was also several things in the story itself that made me cringe.

    #1 separating two love birds and forcing one of them into indentured servitude.
    #2 convincing kids to touch a pedophiles penis, and also doing it yourself. Then convincing woman to get the pedophiles penis tattooed on there arms.
    #3 killing baby dolphins and turning them into cat food for a puzzle.

    There were others but this is all I can point out without adding spoilers.
    Don't buy the game
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