Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Aug 30, 2017
    85
    Last Day of June is a narrative puzzle game that makes full use of a wide range of powerful emotive devices to make its point. Its fairly straightforward puzzles won't keep you up, scratching your noggin at night, but the effect of its wonderful characters and the love they have for one another will leave you feeling like you belong to something bigger than yourself.
  2. Aug 29, 2017
    85
    Thanks to a good concept and trough the breathtaking music composed by Steven Wilson, Last Day of June tells an original and touching story.
  3. Sep 14, 2017
    84
    Last Day of June is an emotional roller coaster that explores the themes of love and loss in interesting ways. Its simple story is an effective showcase for the diverse and charming cast. Its puzzles serve as fun palate cleansers that, despite their easiness, guide the narrative from start to finish. The stingy auto-save might have caused me some grief and an hour of lost progress, but that shouldn't deter fans of the genre from giving it a try. Be sure to keep an eye out for that pencil-and-paper symbol!
  4. Aug 29, 2017
    84
    Last Day of June is an intimate and moving adventure, yet elegant and sophisticated. Albeit a linear structure and some minor gameplay flaws, it's a game that tells an extremely human story, with some unexpected surprises, and where the gameplay drives the narrative. A shining example of how videogames can be an authentic expression of emotions.
  5. Aug 30, 2017
    82
    Last Day of June is a bittersweet, pastel colored shot of a story about loss, grief and dedicated love. A successful mix of Ovosonic's artistic vision and Steven Wilson's haunting, melancholic tunes. As such, it provides a storytelling-based experience, with a nice touch of time-tweaking mechanics.
  6. Nov 20, 2017
    80
    As a game it’s fairly simple and repetitive, but if the idea of a well-crafted, emotional story gives you shivers, Last Day of June is an interactive experience you need to play.
  7. Oct 3, 2017
    80
    "What could I do to save a loved one?" For such a question it is usually late in real life, but the Last Day of June adventure can answer it. The game will amaze you by its unusual theme and emotions so you will forgive its few issues.
  8. Sep 14, 2017
    80
    Strangely enough, the game manages to convey a wealth of emotions through its wordless narrative and faceless cast. After the credits rolled, I couldn’t help but think about how far we would personally go to save someone who was important in our life. With its simplistic puzzles, captivating narrative, and amazing art style, Last Day of June is definitely a game you’d want to pick up.
  9. Sep 4, 2017
    80
    Last Day of June presents a pretty depressing love story in a charming and visually amazing package. While it certainly isn't for everyone, those with a fondness for narrative focused games best enjoyed in on sitting will find an enjoyable, if terribly sad experience.
  10. Aug 29, 2017
    80
    Last Day of June is a great emotional adventure from Ovosonico, with some flaws in its puzzles sections. Not a masterpiece, but a game that is certainly worth playing.
  11. Sep 6, 2017
    77
    There is a deep sense of melancholy in Last Day of June, created through narrative tension and player resignation to seeing the same cutscene for the fifth time. Its solid story and dreamy visuals are the game’s saving graces in the end, through the repetition kept me from being completely drawn into its magic — a tragedy unto itself.
  12. Aug 31, 2017
    75
    Last Day of June emphasizes emotional, visual, and aural beauty and excels in all three departments to the detriment of its gameplay loop.
  13. Nov 17, 2017
    70
    Without much words or lengthy conversations, Last Day of June tells a compelling story about destinies, dreams and loss that surround its protagonist Carl. The game needs more work in some technical and visual aspects, but I gotta hand it to the developers from Ovosonico — they know how to work with emotions.
  14. CD-Action
    Nov 16, 2017
    70
    The game, heavily inspired by Steve Wilson’s “Drive Home” music video, deals with feelings we all experience at some point – grief and helplessness after losing a loved one. It does a great job for most of the time but stumbles at the very end, as the last 15 or so minutes are unnecessarily bloated and unbearably metaphysical. [11/2017, p.49]
  15. 70
    Last Day of June is unique and story-driven, suited for those who appreciate a slower-paced journey. The reward is an artful experience that stands a chance of resonating with your heart.
  16. Sep 13, 2017
    70
    Last Day of June is a game that, even though it is not as emotional as it could seem, does a great job entertaining the player and delivers a story where everything revolves around the memories.
  17. Sep 1, 2017
    70
    Last Day of June paints a world that is visually beautiful on the surface and darker at its core, but its emotional story loses luster quickly. While some narrative twists drew me in nearing its conclusion, I never connected enough with the story and felt distracted by its repetitive nature.
  18. Aug 29, 2017
    70
    The Last Day of June tells an emotional story of loss and acceptance, though it can’t claim to have an entirely original story. An art style that’s half cute storybook Claymation and half soulless, eyeless faces may be pretty divisive, but the game’s time looping puzzles tie well into the feelings of repetition and despair.
  19. Sep 20, 2017
    65
    A joy to view but sometimes a chore to play, Last Day of June delivers a touching story that’s worth finishing.
  20. Oct 18, 2017
    50
    Last Day of June wants you to feel a certain way, but the way it goes about it is clumsy and haphazard, and the visuals are unsettling.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Aug 31, 2017
    7
    Last Day of June
    A Beautiful Story
    Last Day of June is a narrative focused adventure game where you play as multiple charcters in a town on
    Last Day of June
    A Beautiful Story
    Last Day of June is a narrative focused adventure game where you play as multiple charcters in a town on the same day
    After spending the day on the lake with your wife
    on your way home a child who goes to retrieve his ball from the road causes you to swerve and crash
    This puts you in a wheelchair and your wife is now dead.
    So you go through paintings to go back in time to stop this
    first playing as the boy…
    The goal of the game is to know the outcome and trigger events to stop it from happening
    so youll be running around the world trying to stop this boy from going into the road for example at first..
    But preventing this will cause another problem for you to go back and fix.. causing a bit of a butterfly effect so youll be playing as 4 characters in this town on the same day trying to make sure everyones day goes perfect, that nothing could possibly go wrong so that you can get your wife home safe…
    The game in turn is one giant puzzle, it will have you unlocking paths with characters to have to fail on purpose to only go back in time as the other characters you’ve already played as to now have a different fate so that other characters can use items that they needed
    until finally you have the perfect balance of outcomes..
    it’s a really enjoyable game of problem solving with a beautiful story of a man willing to do whatever it takes to save his wife
    The gameplay isn’t ground breaking, and frustratingly you cant skip scenes you’ve already scene…
    When you do go back to play as characters thankfully the game will start where you need to be to make a different choice and not force you to play through that characters entire day again…
    but you have to watch how their day plays out over and over even if you know youre messing things up on purpose for the time being just to free an item for someone else
    This is really my only complaint with the entire game…
    The rest of it I loved
    the story is told through mumbles,
    but will still touch your heart
    I give Last Day of June
    a 7.5/10
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  2. May 29, 2018
    7
    Five Word Review: Neat puzzle game about loss.
    Favorite Thing: The puzzle mechanic and seeing how each outcome chained into the next was
    Five Word Review: Neat puzzle game about loss.
    Favorite Thing: The puzzle mechanic and seeing how each outcome chained into the next was neat.
    Least Favorite Thing: Mumble speech. Sometimes it works but this game goes overboard with it.

    Date Completed: 2018-05-29
    Playtime: ~ 3.5h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: It's short but it's well worth your time.
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