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Generally favorable reviews- based on 126 Ratings

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  • Summary: Fran Bow is a creepy adventure game that tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 7, 2015
    89
    More than the sum of its parts. Dark. A favorite forgotten bedtime story from Hell. Beautiful in the intricacy of it's world. The single greatest indie adventure game surprise of 2015.
  2. Oct 22, 2015
    85
    Disturbing yet adorable, full of violence but at the same time tender, Fran Bow is an adventure with a compelling and sad story that we utterly recommend. The final part of the game might seem confusing and chaotic, but it's still a great moment that will hit you right in the guts.
  3. Oct 5, 2015
    80
    Fran Bow is a wonderfully dark and surreal adventure that is definitely worth the price of voluntary admission.
  4. CD-Action
    Nov 14, 2015
    70
    Despite an average story Fran Bow was an interesting journey that even left me feeling uneasy in dark places. [11/2015, p.40]
  5. Aug 27, 2015
    60
    An occasionally horrific game with a memorable character and some fantastically grotesque artwork, it’s absolutely worth the journey.
  6. Dec 23, 2015
    53
    Fran Bow is chaos in its purest form. A stream of gibberish. A classic example of a story written on a napkin.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Jun 22, 2018
    10
    Acesse o site jurídico do De Frente Pra Tribuna: defrentepratribuna.wixsite.com/reportagem
  2. Aug 28, 2015
    10
    Bored from Click and Point games for years... this is really fresh air in the genre... The script, the art, the composition, the music, all isBored from Click and Point games for years... this is really fresh air in the genre... The script, the art, the composition, the music, all is perfect in Fran Bow... and about the playability... is even better! Not-easy-but-no-impossible puzzles, minigames to relax the mind from chapter to chapter, and a continuos history that will grab you and won't let you free until you realize what's is all the story about Fran Bow, Mr. Midnight, and their world... TRY IT! Expand
  3. Sep 5, 2015
    10
    Found this game on Indiegogo.

    Played the old demo Played the new demo Played the full version. Art = 10/10 The artwork is simply
    Found this game on Indiegogo.

    Played the old demo
    Played the new demo
    Played the full version.

    Art = 10/10
    The artwork is simply amazing. Those beautiful quality is great! Its also so cartoonish!

    Characters = 9/10
    The characters are all unique, each has a major and minor role in the game!

    Story = 10/10
    The story is simply amazing too!
    Each chapter has a mysterious vibe and really makes you curious everytime you play it!
    Especially the hidden lore of the game.

    Music = 10/10
    Isak simply did an amazing job on the soundtracks.
    I might even buy or download them if they are available!

    Overall = 10/10 = Favorite game of the year!
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  4. Jan 18, 2016
    9
    One of the best stories I have ever found in a videogame. It's world is sublime. The development of the main character amazing. GameplayOne of the best stories I have ever found in a videogame. It's world is sublime. The development of the main character amazing. Gameplay simple but effective.

    I will wait a couple of weeks to play it again.
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  5. Tgc
    Oct 18, 2015
    9
    Wonderful adventure game. It reminds me gameplay of Sanitarium and American McGee Alice. Engaging story with will full of mysteries. It hasWonderful adventure game. It reminds me gameplay of Sanitarium and American McGee Alice. Engaging story with will full of mysteries. It has very original graphic style and decent music. Puzzles are classic point&click adventure style and rather easy/medium - but game won't finish by itself. It represents interesting mechanism of changing realities to solve the puzzles - of course this is not something new in adventure genres, but done here very nicely. Little pity that it doesn't have voice acting, but beside that I felt that I've played fully professional production from huge game developer, not an indie game with a low budget. Expand
  6. May 26, 2019
    9
    A really cool game with an amazing art style. The going between 2 worlds gives the game some dark moments but create puzzles that truly makeA really cool game with an amazing art style. The going between 2 worlds gives the game some dark moments but create puzzles that truly make you think. A really fun but dark point and click well worth your time. Expand
  7. Feb 17, 2016
    4
    Not the worst adventure game ever, but certainly one of the most over rated.

    Nothing stands out - the graphics are average, the interface
    Not the worst adventure game ever, but certainly one of the most over rated.

    Nothing stands out - the graphics are average, the interface is clumsy and none of the characters are voiced. Puzzles are okay, except for a bugged puzzle that caused me to give up on the game. I completed all the steps required to solve a puzzle (I know this because there is a "recipe" for the required items), put the items where they are suppose to go, but the game said I was missing an item.

    Which leads to another huge drawback to this buggy game, no saved games. The game auto saves, so I was stuck. I could go back to the start of the chapter, but I might encounter the same bug.

    Play the very similar, but much better Anna's Quest instead.
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