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  • Summary: The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a richThe pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in video games.

    An exotic adventure with a more serious tone, Journey presents TGCs unique vision of an online adventure experience. Awakening in an unknown world, the player walks, glides, and flies through a vast and awe-inspiring landscape, while discovering the history of an ancient, mysterious civilization along the way.

    Journeys innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their path from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience creating authentic moments they will remember and discuss with others.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Oct 11, 2015
    100
    It’s a simple remaster, but it makes a work of art all the more beautiful and immersive.
  2. 100
    An already beautiful experience is made even more gorgeous on the PlayStation 4 -- Journey is a trip worth taking. It’s a bite sized adventure that you won’t soon forget.
  3. Jul 24, 2015
    100
    If you are returning to Journey, a higher resolution and a higher frame rate are your ostensible rewards for returning--a return that doesn't cost you anything if you already own the game on the PlayStation 3. But Journey's real rewards aren't so pedestrian. Journey offers you comfort. It gives you companionship in a lovely but forsaken world. It gives you reason to dream even when facing loss.
  4. Jul 26, 2015
    90
    After three years, Journey is still the most emotional and powerful video game of the PlayStation era. Just buy it, and enjoy a better life.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 21, 2015
    90
    Don't expect a transformative HD remaster. [Oct 2015, p.88]
  6. Aug 5, 2015
    90
    Short but intense and especially memorable. You can not say that Journey exploit the technical capabilities of PS4, but even with those, we continue to one of those experiences that every gamer should experience once in a lifetime.
  7. Jul 24, 2015
    60
    With Journey, director Jenova Chen presents intimacy as a mirage in a desert and fits inclusivity into an abstracted model.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 166
  1. Sep 26, 2016
    10
    Amazing experience, a piece of visual and musical art, was almost crying at the end, enough said!
    Play it alone, with high volume or
    Amazing experience, a piece of visual and musical art, was almost crying at the end, enough said!
    Play it alone, with high volume or headphones and let yourself go on this Journey!
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  2. Sep 12, 2016
    10
    I've heard of Journey before but I didn't know anything about it. So this is a review about the game which I played for the first time on ps4I've heard of Journey before but I didn't know anything about it. So this is a review about the game which I played for the first time on ps4 and NOT a review about how they changed it when it came on ps4.
    NO SPOILER SECTION:
    So this is a game in which you go on a journey of your own(no **** The graphics are simple yet interesting and beautiful, especially in some parts of the game where the reflection of the sun is shown on the sand. The game is long enough for you to get really deep into it and short enough so that you don't become bored. The mechanics are simple and really fun to play with. The story is intense even tho no one says a word. Everything is easily understandable and really beautiful and fun. The game runs smoothly and without bugs. The only and i repeat THE ONLY bug I found is that when the game got out of the cutscene my character stood up and then sat down again. And that's it. If you are thinking of buying this game I highly recommend it. You won't regret it.
    SPOILER SECTION:
    So I didn't know a single thing about this game. When I saw some pictures I thought it is yet another platformer. The part that especially blew my mind was the multiplayer, I thought this was a single-player game. For first 10 minutes of multiplayer I thought that it was an NPC, and not a person. Other players move so smoothly that you won't even think that it's a person(like me). I played the game once and haven't found a troll in the game(multiplayer). Every player I played with was cooperative and fun to play with. When the final cutscene was showing all the places I felt blown away. As I was seeing all the places I past I felt like I was watching a journal of a perfect story. Something so simple just blew my mind. From graphics to multiplayer and story everything just blew my mind. I was stunned by the quality of the game and I don't know if it's just me.
    FINAL REVIEW:
    JOURNEY IS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF GAME. SOMETHING THAT HAS TO BE PLAYED IN ORDER TO FULLY UNDERSTAND WHY IT'S GETTING ALL THE HYPE AROUND IT. SOMETHING THAT IS JUST SO SIMPLE BUT YET SO PERFECT. UNFORTUNATELY AFTER THE FIRST PLAY, YOU CANNOT PLAY IT AGAIN WITH THE SAME FEELING. IT'S JUST THE GAME THAT IS BEST PLAYED WITHOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE OF IT AND IN WHICH THE FIRST TIME IS THE BEST.
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  3. Jul 22, 2015
    10
    I've played this game countless number of times on the PS3. I will play it countless number of times on the PS4. It's rare to find a videoI've played this game countless number of times on the PS3. I will play it countless number of times on the PS4. It's rare to find a video game, especially one so short, that can evoke such deep philosophical thoughts about your own existence (no exaggerating). It's not your typical video game. It's not your typical piece of entertainment. It's not something that hemorrhages explosions, gore, or lengthy cinematic cut scenes to tell a story. There isn't even dialogue! It's a tribute to minimalism in every single way. This experience is not for everyone, but if you are an avid gamer with a hunger for a deep story and rich artistry, then it's a must. Expand
  4. Sep 30, 2016
    9
    Loved it. The game is beautiful, serene, and invokes so many emotions in me i didn't even know i had. Only gripe was that it was too short,Loved it. The game is beautiful, serene, and invokes so many emotions in me i didn't even know i had. Only gripe was that it was too short, but again, great for replay ability. Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2016
    8
    Beautiful game with soul. Journey is the original of its kind.Playing in this game is very chilling and you can feel a unique atmosphere inBeautiful game with soul. Journey is the original of its kind.Playing in this game is very chilling and you can feel a unique atmosphere in this game. Minus of this game is very short time to complete the game. Expand
  6. Dec 30, 2015
    6
    I'm totally disappointed !
    the game length is 2:30 H and the game-play need more details and mechanics. Despite of the beauty of the
    I'm totally disappointed !
    the game length is 2:30 H and the game-play need more details and mechanics. Despite of the beauty of the environment i haven't enjoy playing journey.
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  7. May 18, 2018
    0
    This game is so short that when it ends, you're going to scratch your head and ask... was that it? what happened? what's going on? is thereThis game is so short that when it ends, you're going to scratch your head and ask... was that it? what happened? what's going on? is there more? There is none.

    this game is slowing your progression by using cheap mechanics (with no reason what so ever).
    Snow, Sand, Wind. if you remove this you will beat the game in 20 minutes. (maybe less)

    this game taught me an important lesson, I will sure to remember it for a long time.
    Never read Positive and mixed reviews only, Read Negative review they are the important information.

    If this was a free game I wouldn't play it either. very sad that I bought into the hype train.

    If having fun, Story, Gameplay, a basic game at least. if you value your time and all the above...
    Stay away from this abomination (can't call this a game even) like FIRE!
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