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Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: A narrative exploration game located in a massive, post-human Western Washington. Navigate an open world that has been reclaimed by nature. Use journals, letters, zines, and other documents to learn the interconnected stories of the people who lived here once.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 15, 2014
    81
    Eidolon is a beautiful, meditative experience. Sure, it's a bit simplistic and walking does get tiring after a while, but there a few games that manage to create such an absorbing atmosphere. [Nov 2014]
  2. Aug 25, 2014
    80
    Eidolon demands patience from its audience. The glacial pace of its most basic operation, the fragmented mass of narrative provisions, and the initial sense of indistinguishable aesthetic diversity seem intent on wrecking Eidolon's sprawling sense of discovery. Sticking with it inevitably reveals a multifaceted excursion into an intimately assembled and oddly exotic interpretation of a distant Earth. The reward is putting it all together, provided you can summon the drive to find all the pieces.
  3. Aug 15, 2014
    62
    The prospect of fresh exploration still holds a spell over me.
  4. Aug 28, 2014
    50
    The problem is that by the time you get anywhere near something that resembles a scratch for your itch, the entire area of your body that prompted the search for it is already decaying, and just like an Alzheimer's patient without a GPS bracelet, you'll find yourself lost in the woods, confused and wondering what exactly it was that you were doing there in the first place, apart from chasing those kids off your lawn, of course.
  5. Sep 15, 2014
    30
    Eidolon just randomly throws you into the middle of western Washington of the year c. 2400, leaving you only with an idea that humanity is in short gone. Who are you? What are you? Where should you go and what should you do there? The questions accumulate, and the answers are not coming. You have to find them by yourself. And so it begins one wannabe artistic adventure but of the value that will disappear like morning mist.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Sep 22, 2014
    10
    I made an account because I saw the low review score and I HAD to change that, this is my first review so here it goes!

    This game isn't
    I made an account because I saw the low review score and I HAD to change that, this is my first review so here it goes!

    This game isn't super heavy on survival mechanics, but it's there, there is hunting, fishing, starving, freezing, infection, all that good stuff but they aren't super complex mechanics, they are there, but in their simplest form.

    The critics are freakin' idiots, I saw a review here that said they probably expected a survival game, no, this game is more story based than anything else, the lore is REALLY well written.

    The only small downer is that the game assets are kind of limited, but the developers are working on that, and will add more models, lore and location
    (the world itself takes several hours to cross,if you don't explore and going in one direction. that's HUGE).

    I really enjoyed this game, a ton, please, please, please, please, please, PLEASE don't listen to the idiot critics, they clearly didn't spend enough time with the game and that's just straight up unprofessional.

    I'm gonna make my friend make an account for this game just to review it, LOL, the game deserves a way better score.
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  2. Sep 19, 2014
    10
    **** the metacritic score! It's just people coming in and expecting a survival sim when this game is really a narrative journey!

    The
    **** the metacritic score! It's just people coming in and expecting a survival sim when this game is really a narrative journey!

    The accounts of people who lived 200 years ago are so well written, like holy **** There is literally a novel's worth of text!

    This is seriously one of the best games I have ever played in my entire life. It's immersive, it's beautiful, it's an experience.
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  3. Dec 27, 2014
    10
    I'm just making a review to counteract the negative reviews, because it doesn't deserve such a low rating, it's very cool in a slow methodicalI'm just making a review to counteract the negative reviews, because it doesn't deserve such a low rating, it's very cool in a slow methodical way. Now the rest of this rating will Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2014
    10
    I really like this game, my friend told me about it and it sounded cool, so I bought it. He told me about the score of the game and I felt itI really like this game, my friend told me about it and it sounded cool, so I bought it. He told me about the score of the game and I felt it was a little too low...
    Not disappointing so far, cool game.

    Only downside is that there is a ton of walking, but that's alright because the world is beautiful!

    I especially like the music, it's really amazing. Look up Eidolon ost on youtube.
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  5. Aug 8, 2014
    9
    If you sit down with an open mind, Eidolon will find you. This game will not make rules, or explain anything, what may be repulsive for some,If you sit down with an open mind, Eidolon will find you. This game will not make rules, or explain anything, what may be repulsive for some, but very appealing for most, who got bored of today's soulless blockbusters. Expand
  6. Oct 5, 2014
    2
    Do you have troubles sleeping? Buy this game. You appear from thin air in the middle of nowhere. Textures of the game are solid, solid green,Do you have troubles sleeping? Buy this game. You appear from thin air in the middle of nowhere. Textures of the game are solid, solid green, triangle is a tree, flat blue is water etc, etc. No grass but some random sticks coming from a sea of plain solid green. Minecraft is Skyrim compared to this.. game. So you run all over the endless space trying to find some little floating boxes. Walk 20 min in one direction to find 1 then another 15 min in some other direction to find another one. These boxes give you things like a bow with endless arrows or a fishing rod without string that actually works. You also collect pieces of a story from some of these boxes, a story really difficult to read because the fonts are terrible, your eyes will bleed if you are using a 1920x1050 res. And that's it (at least for me after 2 hs).

    I don't know what else to say about the game. It tries to be a wilderness survival game but you can't craft, you come across an animal (triangle with 4 sticks) every 30 min. In the middle there is a story and sparkling boxes floating in the air... IDK. I spent 2 hs trying to play this game but I gave up trying to like it.

    Looks like a demo someone did to get a job or show at school probably named "Character walking demo".
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  7. Jul 7, 2020
    1
    A gigantic and empty game for 15 euros, with almost no mechanics. I love walking simulators but the story is not worth the hours you have toA gigantic and empty game for 15 euros, with almost no mechanics. I love walking simulators but the story is not worth the hours you have to spend walking an empty land. Expand

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