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5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 60 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 31 out of 60
  2. Negative: 20 out of 60

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  1. Sep 4, 2012
    10
    I've been a gamer since the early days when we were programming them out of magazines and saving them to audio tape. This game obviously has a positive nostalgic factor to me being from the "old school" days of PC gaming but that's not what I appreciate the most. The fact is this game is what you make of it, in some ways it's a very organic collision of literature and video games, which isI've been a gamer since the early days when we were programming them out of magazines and saving them to audio tape. This game obviously has a positive nostalgic factor to me being from the "old school" days of PC gaming but that's not what I appreciate the most. The fact is this game is what you make of it, in some ways it's a very organic collision of literature and video games, which is something that I've never seen quite captured they way Home does. What stands out to me is this game respects the person playing it. We've all played games that have multiple endings, evolving story-lines, whatever you care to call it however this, IMHO, is different in the fact part of the game plays out partially in your mind, not in the games code. While playing "through" this a couple times I never once felt like I was being pandered to or sold short. In the end, this game represents what I consider positive about PC gaming: An independent creator giving gamers something that respects their intellect and is fun and honestly a bit weird and creepy. I'm giving this 10/10 based on creativity, atmosphere, the fact I'm willing to pay attention and even play it multiple times and finally gratitude for not creating just another game that assumes we're all drooling idiots. Collapse
  2. Apr 4, 2013
    10
    I've been a gamer since the early days when we were programming them out of magazines and saving them to audio tape. This game obviously has a positive nostalgic factor to me being from the "old school" days of PC gaming but that's not what I appreciate the most. The fact is this game is what you make of it, in some ways it's a very organic collision of literature and video games, which isI've been a gamer since the early days when we were programming them out of magazines and saving them to audio tape. This game obviously has a positive nostalgic factor to me being from the "old school" days of PC gaming but that's not what I appreciate the most. The fact is this game is what you make of it, in some ways it's a very organic collision of literature and video games, which is something that I've never seen quite captured they way Home does. What stands out to me is this game respects the person playing it. We've all played games that have multiple endings, evolving story-lines, whatever you care to call it however this, IMHO, is different in the fact part of the game plays out partially in your mind, not in the games code. While playing "through" this a couple times I never once felt like I was being pandered to or sold short. In the end, this game represents what I consider positive about PC gaming: An independent creator giving gamers something that respects their intellect and is fun and honestly a bit weird and creepy. I'm giving this 10/10 based on creativity, atmosphere, the fact I'm willing to pay attention and even play it multiple times and finally gratitude for not creating just another game that assumes we're all drooling idiots. Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2013
    9
    The game's design is very well thought out. The style and simple controls really help you to focus on the situations you are in. A save feature doesn't really seem necessary since the game can be done very quickly after your first playthrough and you can spend your time investigating for new ways to get to the end. I won't give it a ten just because there are a few things that requireThe game's design is very well thought out. The style and simple controls really help you to focus on the situations you are in. A save feature doesn't really seem necessary since the game can be done very quickly after your first playthrough and you can spend your time investigating for new ways to get to the end. I won't give it a ten just because there are a few things that require out-of-game activities to solve which, in this case, did not work very fluidly. Other than that great game and still worth every penny! Expand
  4. May 18, 2013
    10
    This game is a wonderful experience. I purchased this game not knowing what it was about. To my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed this game. I can't say too much without spoiling anything. In my personal opinion, 'Home' is more an experience than a game. You make choices, many choices may I add, that ACTUALLY CHANGE THE STORY. It takes about one hour and a half to complete the game, howeverThis game is a wonderful experience. I purchased this game not knowing what it was about. To my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed this game. I can't say too much without spoiling anything. In my personal opinion, 'Home' is more an experience than a game. You make choices, many choices may I add, that ACTUALLY CHANGE THE STORY. It takes about one hour and a half to complete the game, however the game is only 2 pounds (sometimes less). The game has lots of replayability and it is very enjoyable to watch other people, such as your friends, play it and see which choices they make. The story is intriguing, and there are literally HUNDREDS OF ENDINGS. This isn't a game for everyone, but if you like making choices and don't judge games by their graphics, you might want to check 'Home' out. Expand
  5. Mar 24, 2013
    10
    Before I begin, let me say to SgtWeetabix that the game saves itself you moron. Back to the review. This game has so many possible endings that i have tried to uncover and yet, i still get more. It has a great plotline that anyone can interpret. there are conspiracies behind everything. It has unlimited replay value and i highly recommend it.
  6. Sep 4, 2012
    0
    I've been a gamer since the early days when we were programming them out of magazines and saving them to audio tape. This game obviously has a positive nostalgic factor to me being from the "old school" days of PC gaming but that's not what I appreciate the most. The fact is this game is what you make of it, in some ways it's a very organic collision of literature and video games, which isI've been a gamer since the early days when we were programming them out of magazines and saving them to audio tape. This game obviously has a positive nostalgic factor to me being from the "old school" days of PC gaming but that's not what I appreciate the most. The fact is this game is what you make of it, in some ways it's a very organic collision of literature and video games, which is something that I've never seen quite captured they way Home does. What stands out to me is this game respects the person playing it. We've all played games that have multiple endings, evolving story-lines, whatever you care to call it however this, IMHO, is different in the fact part of the game plays out partially in your mind, not in the games code. While playing "through" this a couple times I never once felt like I was being pandered to or sold short. In the end, this game represents what I consider positive about PC gaming: An independent creator giving gamers something that respects their intellect and is fun and honestly a bit weird and creepy. I'm giving this 10/10 based on creativity, atmosphere, the fact I'm willing to pay attention and even play it multiple times and finally gratitude for not creating just another game that assumes we're all drooling idiots. Collapse
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Oct 13, 2012
    73
    Home offers an intriguing concept, but doesn't quite pull it off. The story isn't very satisfying and the choices game forces you to make rarely have meaningful consequences. It's an okay little horror experience, but it could've been much, much more. [Aug 2012]
  2. Sep 16, 2012
    40
    Like finding out your happy childhood home was full of asbestos. [Sept 2012, p.60]
  3. Sep 14, 2012
    80
    Home is an unmissable journey into the deepest human fears, a crude painting of the most gloomy corners of the human psyche. An experience that can not be missed, especially at the price proposed.