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  • Summary: The Graveyard is a very short computer game. You play an old lady who visits a graveyard. You walk around, sit on a bench and listen to a song. It's more like an explorable painting than an actual game. An experiment with poetry and storytelling but without words.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
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  1. Jun 30, 2012
    10
    this is more than art this is a masterpiece. I will be telling my children and grandchildren about the wonderful game until the day i die.this is more than art this is a masterpiece. I will be telling my children and grandchildren about the wonderful game until the day i die. 10/10 amazing Expand
  2. May 11, 2013
    10
    This game is fantastic, its 10 minutes of pure awesomeness! This is much more than a game, its art in its purest form. I believe no man isThis game is fantastic, its 10 minutes of pure awesomeness! This is much more than a game, its art in its purest form. I believe no man is whole until the day he gets to play The Graveyard. 10/10 Expand
  3. May 11, 2013
    10
    I think The Graveyard is a game that made me change my mind and shift my point of view about life. The game is a big experience of art andI think The Graveyard is a game that made me change my mind and shift my point of view about life. The game is a big experience of art and philosophy. I can't do any other score if it's not 10. People need to play this, cuz everyone needs to know how the life goes and how its significative to give a value to your life. I dont really get how people can say its a waste of time or money, cuz it was the best buy i've ever did. Thanks producers. Expand
  4. AWG
    Jun 17, 2013
    3
    You walk to a bench, sit down, listen to a song and die. Then the song ends and you find out you have to walk away to end the game. Too badYou walk to a bench, sit down, listen to a song and die. Then the song ends and you find out you have to walk away to end the game. Too bad you died on the bench so... you can't walk away.
    Therefore you have to Alt+F4 or Ctrl+Alt-Del the application.
    So artsy.
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  5. Jul 14, 2014
    2
    The Graveyard is like paying $5 to toss a Slinky down a flight of stairs. Only instead of the slinky performing like its supposed to, itThe Graveyard is like paying $5 to toss a Slinky down a flight of stairs. Only instead of the slinky performing like its supposed to, it falls to one side and rolls lazily down the steps. Then upon lifelessly reaching it's destination a mime walks out of a nearby room and emotionlessly stares at you while playing a vinyl recording of a toddler aimlessly plucking a banjo and mumbling into a microphone. The recording then stops, and a man in a top hat walks out of the same room the mime came out of and asks "how does that make you feel?"

    And honestly that scenario would've been at least 200% more entertaining and thought provoking than The Graveyard.
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  6. Dec 20, 2012
    1
    What can I say about the graveyard? You play as an elderly woman visiting a graveyard, from the off that's pretty dull. Gameplay includesWhat can I say about the graveyard? You play as an elderly woman visiting a graveyard, from the off that's pretty dull. Gameplay includes walking to a bench, sitting on bench, listening to terrible German pop music (about people dying no less) and if you're lucky standing up and walking out of the graveyard again. When I first time I tried I died as soon as I sat on the bench, couldn't even exit the game either. I was just sat their watching some dead **** on a bench. I actually had to use task manager just to close the thing. I can't honestly recommend this to anyone, as a game or as art. I've genuinely enjoyed actual graveyards more than this. Expand
  7. Nov 22, 2012
    0
    This is a ridiculous rip-off and not a game at all. You "play" for 3 minutes (you follow a person) and then watch a cut-scene of 5 minutes andThis is a ridiculous rip-off and not a game at all. You "play" for 3 minutes (you follow a person) and then watch a cut-scene of 5 minutes and that seems to be exactly the amount of time it has taken to program the game. The most linear "game" possible, as you cannot explore or interact with anything or change what happens. This is like buying a home-made video. How this could even manage to be SOLD is a mystery to me. This is in no way like the other games the studio has produced, so the comparison to games like The Path with hours of game-time is absurd and games like Esther or Fatale at least have a lot of atmosphere. This has none of those features. Expand

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