Harvester PC

Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Harvester really does combine slick packaging, with true depth of gameplay and innovation. For those with a liking for the strange, unusual and downright revolting, or just a taste for great adventure games, I can''t hesitate to recommend it.
  2. PC Gamer
    82
    Definitely not for the squeamish. [Dec 1996, p.82]
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 4, 2014
    10
    Harvester is absolutely brilliant. Whoever gives this game a bad review simply doesn't understand what it is about. Written almost 20 yearsHarvester is absolutely brilliant. Whoever gives this game a bad review simply doesn't understand what it is about. Written almost 20 years ago, it satirizes movie and video game tropes in ways that modern satires only wish they could. It's bizarre how everyone seems to be so fixated on the gore aspect, while ignoring the fact that the game cleverly utilizes it as a means to portray the subtle violence of society itself. Child abuse, incest, spousal abuse, rape, murder, adultery, racism, homophobia, corporal punishment, capital punishment, religious fundamentalism, gun culture, cannibalism, nationalism, these are all themes you come across from the very start of the game. If Harvester had been released today, it would have been deemed a masterpiece. Full Review »
  2. Jun 29, 2015
    8
    I picked this up in a GOG sale because I heard it was supposed to be really controversial back in the '90s. I was surprised it turned out toI picked this up in a GOG sale because I heard it was supposed to be really controversial back in the '90s. I was surprised it turned out to be a really entertaining point and click adventure game with interesting story and characters, solid puzzles based on logic, and bug free for such an old game. The end involves some combat which is pretty clunky but the creepy story kept me in the dark until the very end. It tries not to take itself to seriously either. This is a very fun 10 hours if you like edgy adventure games. Full Review »
  3. MillerG
    Feb 7, 2008
    10
    One of the best games ever. I still attempt to play but my computer is to fast and the cds are all scratched up and it doesnt run properly. IOne of the best games ever. I still attempt to play but my computer is to fast and the cds are all scratched up and it doesnt run properly. I have a suggestion though think about today and this game with the Nintendo ds touch screen would be perfect I would pay good money to see that happen for all you homebrewers out there! Full Review »