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  • Summary: You're a pig farmer in Kansas. It's October. Cold, crisp mornings are the norm, and you have decided that you're no longer okay with letting the mob use your pigs to dispose of bodies. When your old friend - a hitman - arrives with his assistant to deliver another body, you finally screw upYou're a pig farmer in Kansas. It's October. Cold, crisp mornings are the norm, and you have decided that you're no longer okay with letting the mob use your pigs to dispose of bodies. When your old friend - a hitman - arrives with his assistant to deliver another body, you finally screw up the courage to tell them that you're done.

    Your friend doesn't want you to stop. He knows that there's no such thing as quitting, so he'll try to convince you that you're making a mistake. You spend the day together, doing chores and exploring the nooks and crannies of an authentic environment in the American Midwest alongside the man who will be forced to kill you, if he can't convince you to stay.

    How you respond will determine the rest of your life.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 24, 2021
    95
    Adios is a narrative achievement. It uses the medium of video games to tell a deeply human story that will stick with you long after you put the game down. With some of the best voice acting in the business Adios is a must play and one of my favorite games this year.
  2. Mar 29, 2021
    90
    Adios is a quietly emotional little game that will draw you in with a narrative that’s compelling and heartbreaking in equal measure. If walking sims aren’t your usual cup of tea then you might not immediately click with it, but if you’re willing to give the excellent writing and award-worthy voice acting the scant couple of hours it demands of you, it might just surprise you. And even if not, you’ll learn some cool things about American chestnut trees, so there’s that!
  3. Mar 17, 2021
    80
    Adios feels personal and honest. It's a story that has seeds of remorse and capitalizes on a lot of the worst fears that some have for when they get older. The way those fears emerge bubbling on the surface of Adios's admittedly thin gameplay mechanics makes for compelling story-telling. Even in a short title bereft of many of the bells and whistles that characterize some of the best visual novel or VN-adjacent experiences, that masterful balance makes for something well worth a look for those who can look past its obvious flaws.
  4. Mar 17, 2021
    80
    Exciting, raw and deep. That’s the best way to describe this adventure that anyone who likes a good story must play.
  5. Mar 17, 2021
    75
    Adios is brief and mostly concerned with dialogue, but it's a thought-provoking piece of interactive fiction, even if the visual style clashes with the narrative.
  6. Apr 6, 2021
    70
    In an industry full of people who fancy themselves master storytellers but can rarely back it up, it’s refreshing to play a title that feels well-studied in more traditional narrative forms. I hope Adios is successful, and that we’ll see more like it.
  7. Mar 30, 2021
    65
    Adios excels in its creative writing through its complicated moral narrative. The characters are shown as complex even with a short runtime, and it’s easy to get emotionally invested in this farmer’s life. However, the limited interactivity really weighs on the experience as it drags in places that make it feel longer than it is. I wasn’t sold on the direction and really felt like there could have been a lot more here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Dec 23, 2021
    10
    This was a nice story telling game, It had some technical issues but nothing game breaking so I would still recommend this game. The voiceThis was a nice story telling game, It had some technical issues but nothing game breaking so I would still recommend this game. The voice acting was good, the only problem the game is a bit too short, but that's not too bad. Expand
  2. Dec 23, 2021
    10
    This game has better gameplay than The Last of Us 2. At least with this I didn't have to look at a sad dad, just sad people.
  3. Dec 22, 2021
    10
    Incredibly moving story with light interactive elements to hammer it home. Very good performances from all actors involved. Sticks with youIncredibly moving story with light interactive elements to hammer it home. Very good performances from all actors involved. Sticks with you after finishing. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2021
    9
    An incredibly solid experience. Sets out to achieve a very specific feeling and set of emotions, and achieves them incredibly well. It isAn incredibly solid experience. Sets out to achieve a very specific feeling and set of emotions, and achieves them incredibly well. It is short, but does what it wants to and respectfully ends without wasting your time. Wonderful voice acting and writing, creating strong characters in a brief moment.

    I feel this story would not work nearly as well as does if it were in any other medium. There are the tiniest hints of brilliance, a few uses of conventional mechanics like Dialogue Options to meaningful effect, in ways I haven't seen before. It's subtle.

    Rarely do I find games that have such a strong, specific idea of what they want to be, and execute it so unambiguously. It isn't a 10. There are some small technical issues that are sort of unavoidable for such a small team. But I thoroughly enjoyed my time and was absolutely worth the cost at full price.
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  5. Dec 22, 2021
    8
    Better than Halo! Was captivated by the storytelling in each scene. The ramblings of the MC paint stark imagery about the life he used to live.
  6. Aug 6, 2021
    7
    This was a pretty decent attempt at story telling. The game has some technical issues and needs polishing first I would also suggest addingThis was a pretty decent attempt at story telling. The game has some technical issues and needs polishing first I would also suggest adding subtitles since some of the dialogue parts were hard to hear. The story is pretty interesting and the voice acting is actually really great and emotional which surprised me, sadly the game is very short and there isn't that much of any character depth but for a short story it was pretty good. Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2021
    0
    Lots of very angry TLoU2 fans who are incessantly harassing an indie developer who created a phenomenal game simply because he had theLots of very angry TLoU2 fans who are incessantly harassing an indie developer who created a phenomenal game simply because he had the audacity to criticize their lord-supreme leader Kneel Knuckman (N is silent.)

    It was a great game and I enjoyed playing it. The developer has room for improvement, but with feedback and experience comes greatness and I look forward to their next project.
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