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Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

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  • Summary: Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Dec 12, 2017
    100
    Gorogoa is the perfect mix of story, gameplay, and aesthetic that all come together in order to form a truly beautiful experience. Between the simple but charming narrative, the creative and satisfying puzzle design, and the breathtaking hand-drawn artwork, Gorogoa is a wonderful puzzle game that will amaze all who choose to play it.
  2. Dec 20, 2017
    90
    Through its characters, its designer, and its player, Gorogoa keeps an outsider’s perspective in a present state of mind. Straightforward action—shifting panels and considering different points of view—doesn’t preclude logical twists or emotional complexity. In only a couple hours, Gorogoa creates a window into a daydream and a companion to despair.
  3. Feb 14, 2018
    90
    A unique masterpiece of a game, a victory of creativity.
  4. Dec 21, 2017
    85
    Gorogoa is a very good small game with very good puzzles and a lovely artistic sense highlighted by a sublime soundtrack. On the downside, we would have loved a little bit more playtime as the games offers little more than two hours of enjoyment.
  5. Jan 30, 2018
    85
    Gorogoa crafts its inventive, sliding-tile puzzles and magical world with a graceful simplicity across a compact but fulfilling adventure. The excitement of solving each puzzle may be lost on a repeat playthrough, but its hand-drawn art and clever payoffs are no less satisfying to watch unfold again and again. Gorogoa manages to say so much without uttering a single word, endowing it with a mystery that invites a more attentive, thoughtful revisit — and one that I was more than happy to accept.
  6. Jan 29, 2018
    82
    Beautiful, hand-drawn puzzle game that enchants the player with elegantly nested puzzles and a story without words.
  7. Dec 12, 2017
    60
    Gorogoa’s artist and designer, Jason Roberts, clearly had a vision with this game and I applaud him and everyone else at developer Buried Signal for making it a reality. But I struggle to recommend this experience, because whatever emotions Gorogoa was hoping to convey, I simply did not feel them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Dec 15, 2017
    10
    This is a beautiful, compelling and simple game. It's really relaxing to play with no time limits and a childlike simplicity. My girlfriendThis is a beautiful, compelling and simple game. It's really relaxing to play with no time limits and a childlike simplicity. My girlfriend really enjoys playing this with me. It has a nice sleepy magical storytelling feel, perfect for the Xmas holidays. Expand
  2. Apr 14, 2018
    10
    I cannot praise this game enough. It is a prime example of a computer game as a piece of art (please show it to anyone claiming that computerI cannot praise this game enough. It is a prime example of a computer game as a piece of art (please show it to anyone claiming that computer games are just mindless shooters).

    Minimalistic, but cleverly designed puzzle-solving gameplay, beautiful hand-drawn art, artistic ambiguity, subtle symbolism, thought-provoking, emotional, memorable piece. I won't go into details, because the only way to experience is to simply play it. The game is quite short (we went through it with my daughter in a few hours), and I recommend it to everybody, especially to people who are normally not gamers.

    10/10 - if there is perfection, this game is pretty close.
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  3. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    What's wrong with the people here? Gorogoa only got 8.4? For a game which has really beautiful graphic, poetic level design and innovativeWhat's wrong with the people here? Gorogoa only got 8.4? For a game which has really beautiful graphic, poetic level design and innovative gameplay? I will give 10. Expand
  4. Dec 18, 2017
    9
    It's a great game (amazing art style, unique gameplay, compelling story) but it is short. Apparently, some people finish it below 1 hour,It's a great game (amazing art style, unique gameplay, compelling story) but it is short. Apparently, some people finish it below 1 hour, although I wonder about someone's appreciation for the game if they're rushing through it like that. Took me about 2 hours.
    On iPad, it's definitely worth the price but on PC, for more than 10€, I'm a bit miffed that it's not longer.
    But... it's still an amazing game.
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  5. Jan 5, 2018
    9
    i was unsure whether I should give it a 8 or a 9. It's not necessarily easy to compare to similar games because I've never played a game thati was unsure whether I should give it a 8 or a 9. It's not necessarily easy to compare to similar games because I've never played a game that plays very close to this. And this is a VERY good thing. The puzzles feel fresh, unique and interesting. And the story is very good at being the kind of story it is, which is a story that is a bit mystical, abstract and open to interpretation. Ultimately, it's a very solid and interesting game. Expand
  6. May 23, 2019
    8
    Gorogoa is a beautiful short puzzle with unique mechanics. It's about 2 hours long.
  7. Jun 14, 2019
    5
    I think that this is truly a unique game and I would recommend that if you are a fan of this type of genre then I think you should give thisI think that this is truly a unique game and I would recommend that if you are a fan of this type of genre then I think you should give this game a try. Expand

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