Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. 84
    The game's sound, story, and characters are so strong, and the variety of situations players will find themselves in is so large, that at no point is this a boring play experience.
  2. But where Indigo Prophecy truly shines is in its story, which is a deep, captivating, and sometimes disturbing tale of one average man's journey to solve a murder that he himself committed.
  3. It not only possesses all the things we love about the adventure genre but it redefines it to the point that its interactive storytelling really does gives us hope that there are gamers that appreciate substance in their games.
  4. Anyone should be able this game in about 10 hours or so. Other than that, this game is perfect.
  5. If you enjoy a good story and don't mind a more laid-back approach to gameplay, this is a title you simply cannot ignore. [Oct 2005, p.124]
  6. 80
    Ugly graphics aside, this is one of the most unique games I've played all year. The controls are different and the story is fantastic. I highly recommend this game if you're look for a new experience.
  7. Probably the most enjoyable, forward-looking and thoughtful piece of videogaming we've played in this or in any year. We never thought we'd say this, but it's a real step forward for the adventure game genre.
  8. 80
    While Indigo Prophecy is an intense gaming experience, it's easier to compare the title to a film affair. If you can get past the minimalist game interface Prophecy can be an awesome entertaining play.
  9. The most enjoyable gaming experience I've had this year. The story was one of the best ever, and the acting is top-notch.
  10. Indigo Prophecy is unique, artistic, immersive and beautiful. There's no reason in the world why any self-respecting gamer shouldn't have this game in their collection.
  11. There are certainly some good ideas here, but its attempts at cinematic effect undermine themselves through sheer repetition, while the story goes from creepy cool to Fox Kids' Club silly faster than you can say "WTF."
  12. 80
    If it was a book you'd call it "a real page-turner"; it can be nigh-impossible at points to put down. When all is said and done, as the credits roll across the screen, you'll remember the poignant moments as part of the story, not the actions you took that caused them to be played out.
  13. 80
    It does drag on in a few spots, and its sci-fi bent may betray the original premise, but it brings gamers a deep, compelling story told in a clever way -- both in terms of narrative and gameplay execution.
  14. It's almost shocking how seamless, engrossing and accessible Fahrenheit is. It's sad, then, that it shows weakness in the one area where it needed to be stronger than any other game: the script. [Oct 2005, p.84]
  15. One of the most fresh, exiting and original games to come out for a long time; it's well presented, sounds great and offers something completely new. There are even a few sex scenes!
  16. Don't expect Indigo to placate cheap-thrill seekers, but if you're looking for a satisfyingly good yarn, this is much too clever and unique to pass up. [Nov 2005, p.116]
  17. The adventure genre (hell, the industry in general) should take notes. If your mind's open, let this one in.
  18. Indigo Prophecy may very well be the best adventure game for the Xbox...not much more needs to be said than that.
  19. The game itself is quite simple and short, but the story folds out in a great way. One of the best games of 2005 so far. [Sept. 05]
  20. 85
    One of the most unique adventure games in years. Gripping stuff from start to finish.
  21. As adventure games are becoming a rarity these days, out comes Quantic Dream's effort that totally hooks you in with its spellbinding story.
  22. Easily a contender for game of the year and, potentially, the last great piece of original gaming left for current-gen Xbox owners to discover.
  23. I don't think it's an overstatement to say that Quantic Dream's work is an achievement for dramatic storytelling and a bold step forward towards maturation of the medium. Games like this are what I live for as a player and as a critic.
  24. All in all, Fahrenheit tries hard to be that truly interactive story game we've always wanted, but at some point collapses under its own weight, proving that we're not at that stage just yet.
  25. The story is fantastic and the way in which several characters interact and overlap in order to create a larger picture of what's happening is very well put together. The fact that players get to take part in each character's progression through the story is icing on the already great tasting cake.
  26. Those who won't look at a game unless it's got big guns and lots of mindless goons to destroy will likely detest Fahrenheit and wonder what the fuss is all about; however those who'd like to glimpse how videogames can become an effective means to telling stories and interacting with them will find one of the surprising contenders for Game of the Year.
  27. The game is fantastic – absolutely the best graphic adventure title of the year – and is a game others should aspire to in many ways.
  28. Indigo Prophecy may not have the technical backings of a winner with its dated graphics and strange control scheme, but everything else screams classic.
  29. Despite some technical shortcomings the game has a strong and involving storyline.
  30. A truly extraordinary game, and easily one of this year's landmark titles. Evocative, unique, original, atmospheric and gripping – most contemporary releases struggle to lay claim to just one of Fahrenheit's strengths.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Feb 3, 2011
    9
    Ludicrous story aside, Indigo Prophecy is a stunning adventure game. Filled with great characters and memorable scenes, French developerLudicrous story aside, Indigo Prophecy is a stunning adventure game. Filled with great characters and memorable scenes, French developer Quantic Dream put itself on my list of developers to watch with this one. Full Review »
  2. JobA.
    May 4, 2007
    9
    From how the game begins to the end,this game is really something else.I haven't played anything on the x box like this game.More games From how the game begins to the end,this game is really something else.I haven't played anything on the x box like this game.More games really should play like this.It draws you in and you dont ever want it to end.I give it a 9.5 Full Review »
  3. Randy
    Jul 4, 2006
    9
    IndigoProphecy is one of the most cinematic experiences ever put forth into a videogame. It's a very engrossing game that puts you into IndigoProphecy is one of the most cinematic experiences ever put forth into a videogame. It's a very engrossing game that puts you into the shoes of both the killer AND the detectives hunting you down. If this game isn't a unique play, I don't know what is. Full Review »