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  • Summary: Even the smallest person can make a big difference. Join Alba, as she sets out to save her beautiful island and its wildlife. And possibly start a revolution.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 14, 2020
    90
    An extremely fun and cozy adventure game that will have any animal lovers smiling in no time. A handful of bugs and performance issues do impact gameplay somewhat but it's easy to overlook given Alba's creative brilliance. I would have preferred a slightly longer story but that aside this is one of the best indie games I've played in years. You would be doing yourself a disservice by not at least giving it a try.
  2. Dec 11, 2020
    90
    Alba is the kind of game that all young people should play. Not only is it a heart-warming romp where you get to look at animals, it’s educational and empowering, inspiring and beautiful. Not only have ustwo created a world that is stunning to look at, but they’ve crafted a narrative that boldly shouts that this girl can. Never underestimate the power of an 11-year-old girl — especially one on a mission to do right by the world around her.
  3. Dec 11, 2020
    90
    Look up the word “charming” in the dictionary, and you might very well find the cover for this game looking back at you. A bright and breezy game with an important message at its core, Alba: A Wildlife Adventure is a terrific experience, imbued with personality at every turn, that can be polished off in a single session. Another winner in a rapidly burgeoning library from ustwo games.
  4. Dec 11, 2020
    80
    Alba: A Wildlife Adventure is an excellent pick for anyone who hopes to have a relaxing adventure in nature, or learn more about the powerful effects of conservation on small eco-systems.
  5. Dec 14, 2020
    80
    This is a green adventure that will not only help us love the Earth, but also will help us remember the best summer of our lives.
  6. Dec 11, 2020
    70
    Ultimately, Alba: A Wildlife Adventure is a game that is accessible for all ages, with its gentle pacing, undemanding mechanics, and cheerful premise. What struck me the most in its story is that there is not one adult character in Pinar del Mar that brushes off Alba and Inez, or speaks to them as though they're ill-informed (well, barring one, but that's a spoiler). A pride flag waves in the sea breeze from one of the balconies along the beach, and there are a range of identities and personalities represented in Alba: A Wildlife Adventure. It's a short and sweet adventure that will really resonate with young gamers with an interest in conservation... and older gamers who miss the Spanish sun.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Dec 31, 2020
    70
    As simple as Alba may be, it's nonetheless a relaxing summer getaway for children and the young at heart. [Issue#354, p.118]

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Score distribution:
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  1. Dec 27, 2020
    10
    A great sense of time and place, well-tuned minimalist mechanics, impeccable visual and sound direction and design . . . this might just beA great sense of time and place, well-tuned minimalist mechanics, impeccable visual and sound direction and design . . . this might just be the game of the year. Alba makes a strong impression and doesn't overstay its welcome, which is far more than can be said of far more expensive games. Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2021
    8
    It is an interesting and beautiful short game, very fit for kids to play. The team really paid lots of attention designing the actions ofIt is an interesting and beautiful short game, very fit for kids to play. The team really paid lots of attention designing the actions of animals in the game. Expand
  3. Dec 23, 2020
    8
    Fantastic Game for Kids. It has a nice story about animals and environmental awareness packed in a wonderful graphic style.