Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 25, 2021
    70
    Encodya doesn’t bring anything new to the point-and-click genre, but that’s not really what it’s going for. It’s a coming-of-age tale set in a dystopian world that, honestly, doesn’t seem too far off from where we as a society might be headed. Chaosmonger Studio does well to ground Tina in reality, despite living in a world full of superficial facades and virtual dangers - all with the help of her lumbering, lovable companion SAM-53. (Great name, by the way.)
  2. Feb 16, 2021
    70
    As a massive fan of Blade Runner, Studio Ghibli, and Monkey Island, I was let down by the derivative nature of Encodya. What’s most disappointing is that it’s obvious how much care and love went into its development. The visuals look spectacular, the central character relationship is touching, and the developers’ affection for the source material is evident. Unfortunately, the game not only fails to rise to its inspirations but seems to pull from them without an understanding of why they worked in the first place. That said, if you’re looking for a heartwarming story to scratch an old-school adventure game itch, then Encodya might be a good match! Just try not to expect anything overly original.
  3. Jan 29, 2021
    70
    Excellent aesthetics cyberpunk point 'n' click adventure, with a nice story and beautiful characters, which leaves a bittersweet taste in the end.
  4. Jan 26, 2021
    70
    You can’t help but love the robot and the orphan. Unfortunately neither the simple point&click mechanics nor the simple story are above average.
  5. Mar 1, 2021
    60
    An interesting world full of cool ideas sadly hampered by its story and gameplay pacing. Encodya has a great variety of content and puzzles to baffle and test players of all skill levels that make the game worth the price of admission. If point and click adventures are of interest, then this title should be on a wish list as it presents a unique experience and story that would have benefitted from a little bit more feedback and a patch.
  6. Jan 28, 2021
    60
    Encodya truly has some neat aspects going for it. Endearing characters, beautiful art design, solid quality of life features. However, none of those are enough to overcome a heavy-handed narrative and some messy gameplay mechanics. Encodya is a sometimes passable, middling take on Cyberpunk, and an average point-and-click adventure.
  7. Jan 29, 2021
    50
    Encodya is a disappointing attempt at reviving the point-and-click genre. It has none of the charm or challenge of the greats of the past and offers nothing new.
  8. Jan 29, 2021
    50
    Encodya has some lovely elements – the soundtrack, a few interesting plays on dystopian fiction and the heart at the core of its story – but uninteresting puzzles, lack of environmental variety, and unremarkable storytelling mean I can’t recommend it over its contemporaries.
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  1. Despite my frustrations with the puzzles, there’s an engaging story at the core of Encodya. If you’re prepared to accept those flaws, you’d do well to take a look.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Jan 30, 2021
    9
    I've created an account here because this game doesn't deserve this critics score. It has some flaws, yes (in hard mode some items are veryI've created an account here because this game doesn't deserve this critics score. It has some flaws, yes (in hard mode some items are very hard to find, a couple of characters don't have great voice acting, and some puzzles are a bit wonky), but overall it's one of the best adventure games I've played in the last few years. Amazing graphic, music and sounds, lovely characters, a sweet story... I truly had fun playing it and the many Easter eggs gave me nostalgia for the 90s p'n'c. I don't understand why few critics have been very harsh for an indie game like this. It deserves way more. Full Review »
  2. Feb 24, 2021
    9
    What a criminally underrated hidden gem this is. It is not without its flaws, but this game is wonderful,
    with plenty of colorful characters
    What a criminally underrated hidden gem this is. It is not without its flaws, but this game is wonderful,
    with plenty of colorful characters and fun puzzles. It is probably the best point and click adventure game since Unavowed. Do not mind what the critics are saying. They are bunch of pretentious
    hypocrits, who gave any stupid fps high score and cannot appreciate intelligent indie adventure.
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  3. Feb 1, 2021
    8
    While Encodya won't be for everyone, those that give it the time will be rewarded with a strong story, good puzzles and a beautifully drawnWhile Encodya won't be for everyone, those that give it the time will be rewarded with a strong story, good puzzles and a beautifully drawn Neo Berlin to wander through. For some it won't be the game they want while others will fall in love. Full Review »