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  • Summary: I Am Dead is a charming puzzle adventure game from the creators of Hohokum and Wilmot’s Warehouse about exploring the afterlife.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. Oct 7, 2020
    90
    I Am Dead does a fantastic job of forcing us to look at our lives, and reminds us that those who are gone are still alive in the memories we hold dear. The puzzles are fun, and the island of Shelmerston is beautiful.
  2. Oct 7, 2020
    80
    I Am Dead is a delightfully quirky game about the afterlife, presenting a unique world with a rich history inside of it, all with a tone that’s a perfect level of light-hearted. While you may be able to breeze through certain parts of it, the whole game makes for a memorable experience, filled with enjoyable puzzles to solve, colorful tidbits to uncover and interesting characters to learn about. Certain parts of the story have Morris worried if he’ll actually be remembered now that he’s gone, and ironically, his story taking place from his death onward makes for a tale you likely won’t forget.
  3. Oct 7, 2020
    80
    I Am Dead has a very interesting story to tell, a colorful and varied environment in which to tell it, and a very cool way of going about the telling. The use of ghostly powers to explore, but never directly interact with the world, yet still solve puzzles was quite fun and unique. The more I unraveled of the mystery, the more intrigued I was and the more I wanted to know about each of the people presented to me, their lives, their connections, and the island they lived on.
  4. Oct 7, 2020
    80
    Like Morris Lupton himself, it feels like I Am Dead doesn’t quite know what it is. It’s simultaneously an easygoing puzzle game, a gorgeously gentle but affecting set of homespun stories, and an intricate, experimental exploration experience. The beauty of this is that it never feels the need to commit to one focus – I ended up pivoting between all three ideas organically; playing, toying and learning by turn as I sifted through Shelmerston’s array of explorable still life objects. Neither Morris nor I Am Dead are perfect – but I sort of love them anyway.
  5. Oct 20, 2020
    80
    I Am Dead is a little wonderful tale which goes beyond the concept of death embracing love and the wonderful mementos of the persons who left us. The core mechanics are smart and well executed and despite the lack of a well needed variety this is another unique game from Annapurna Interactive.
  6. 80
    I Am Dead is an incredibly cute little puzzle game where you get to go around an island you once lived on in order to try and prevent a volcano from erupting and destroying your home. Of course, you’re dead, but you’ll get to do all of this alongside the ghost of your dog Sparky. It’s cute, and the puzzles in the game are simple enough to not cause frustrating while still providing a satisfying challenge overall. This is definitely one to pick up if you’re hankering for something a bit different.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Oct 8, 2020
    70
    In the end, we're rather glad we stuck our beaks in. [Issue#351, p.102]

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  1. Nov 10, 2020
    5
    Beautiful, engaging, well-acted and well-written right up until the point where an ending would have been appropriate. But there isn't anBeautiful, engaging, well-acted and well-written right up until the point where an ending would have been appropriate. But there isn't an ending. The game really spends time spinning up this idea of a bigger story, but right when the bigger story should reach some sort of conclusion, credits roll. If you make the mistake of getting invested, you'll be rewarded with a middle finger. Expand