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  • Summary: Build and manage a medieval graveyard while facing ethical dilemmas and making questionable decisions. Welcome to Graveyard Keeper, the most inaccurate medieval cemetery sim of the year.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 12, 2018
    75
    Beside its evident qualities in terms of immersion, due to a funny, unique and charming context, Graveyard Keeperand lacks variety and is, sometimes, too much based on farming system.
  2. Aug 15, 2018
    75
    Graveyard Keeper makes a lot of bold choices, replacing the friendly, relaxing atmosphere of typical life sims with a more goal-directed structure in a more cynical setting. While I found its pace tedious at times and would have preferred more focus on the grave-tending mechanics, more patient players will find a lot to like in its wealth of well-developed diversions, fantastic art and music, and pitch-black comedic aesthetic.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Sep 26, 2018
    73
    Early on, it’s not that burdensome to personally lug around materials and process them into useful things, but as the technology marches on, you’ll have to do more and more menial tasks to make that new sword or casket that you need. [Issue#232, p.70]
  4. Aug 24, 2018
    70
    Graveyard Keeper is an engaging and rewarding farming sim weighed down by pacing and performance issues. The GBA-style visuals compliment its contained open world, and influences from old-school Zelda games that shine through just as much as that of Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley. The PC and Xbox versions play almost exactly the same, which is unfortunate considering the game’s performance, but if you can look past all the spots and blotches, you’ll likely enjoy the challenging gathering-crafting grind, and the game’s macabre humor when it actually lands.
  5. Aug 31, 2018
    70
    Graveyard Keeper is a heaven for those who love to grind, and a real hell for everyone else.
  6. Aug 28, 2018
    70
    Gamers who love Stardew Valley primarily as the opportunity to live a vicarious alternative life might be disappointed by Graveyard Keeper, but those who are attracted to the slow and steady rhythm of building, crafting, and management will enjoy the many systems at play. The game is rarely punishing but maybe not always rewarding in the same measure some would prefer. Its humor is dry and witty without being too obvious and its presentation and polish are only marred by some infrequent bugs.
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    60
    Graveyard Keeper is an undeniably unique game. It just stretches itself too thin. Even the titular role — the actual keeping of a graveyard — often feels secondary to the constant pursuit of new upgrades. Its central, twisted conceit goes a long way to making the grindy experience tolerable, though. Even at its worst, Graveyard Keeper sure to find an audience, as its macabre atmosphere and off-color activities aren’t things you see in games too often.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 45
  2. Negative: 11 out of 45
  1. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If The city is added not as dlc i might change this review but until that day i can't. [Edit: I hope they add it it's a good game] Expand
  2. Mar 18, 2020
    10
    It's the best relaxing game! I love it. Story is good. Crafting is good. Quests is good.
  3. Jan 27, 2020
    9
    This game is amazing. I love it. Story is good. 45h to complete this game. 9/10
  4. Jan 6, 2022
    8
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    ✅PROS:
    - You always have something to do
    - You can do a lot of things, such as building, fishing, building a farm, cooking, and so on.
    - You can transport the remaining logs by pushing them to the storage.
    - You get dmg when you pick honey, this little detail is not found in some games which makes the game more fascinating.
    - Both the sounds in nature and the rest are wonderful except for the stuttering NPC when they talk to you, those are awful.
    - Leave traces of what is useful in some cases.
    - There is a certain type of unique construction specific to each crafting component that makes the game a little closer to the real world.
    - The effects of wind and fog add a certain beauty to the game - You have personalized warehouses in each work area which is very useful due to the great variety of items. ❌CONS: - It confuses you and nothing clear is explained to you at first - When you fish, you pick flowers or dig up the remains of trees ... etc. you do not gain knowledge points. - There is no upgrade system for the buildings that will have to be advanced, you have to demolish the old ones and then rebuild - It's a bit strange and confusing because there is no list of recipes for some items, you have to lose a little through the game to discover them for the most part.
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  5. Nov 19, 2021
    7
    Who knew tending a graveyard could be so fun? Making money is a pain until very late in the game, and creating anything is even more of one,Who knew tending a graveyard could be so fun? Making money is a pain until very late in the game, and creating anything is even more of one, but I definitely enjoyed my time with this one.

    Date Completed: 2021-11-19
    Playtime: 56h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: It's pretty fun. Some things are a pain but otherwise worth the time.
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  6. Nov 19, 2018
    6
    An interesting twist on a farming sim. When compared to similar Stardew Valley, the game has better controls and more pleasing graphics.An interesting twist on a farming sim. When compared to similar Stardew Valley, the game has better controls and more pleasing graphics. Crafting is interesting even although it becomes a tedious chore and the game feels unrewarding after the first couple of hours. Expand
  7. Aug 26, 2018
    0
    this game is so busted.Boring jokes, Boring work.There is no love making games.

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