Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 24, 2020
    100
    I absolutely adored my time spent with If Found…. I knew within the first few minutes that it was going to be something truly special, earning a place in my favourite games of all time. The art from Liadh Young is stunning, the music sounds and feels like a dream and its story is unique, provocative and wonderful. Very few video games have made a true and permanent mark on my heart, but If Found… has done just that
  2. Jun 10, 2020
    90
    If Found... is a visual novel that navigates its subject matter with care, its loose hand-drawn art immersing us in a world that we are forced to unmake. Its central metaphor of erasure is horribly effective, forcing us to destroy this fleshed out person's personhood. Through its thoughtful depiction of LGBTQ themes, bold presentation, and penchant for articulating all of the messy particulars of its protagonist's life, If Found... is a deeply moving coming-of-age tale.
  3. May 27, 2020
    90
    The game is made whole through an effective, ethereal soundtrack of post-rock instrumentals and ambient tones.
  4. May 26, 2020
    90
    The recently released visual novel If Found … is a milestone for video games; not only does it tell a moving story about a young transgender woman, but it does so with exquisite visual flair using simple but engaging game mechanics.
  5. May 19, 2020
    90
    If Found is a mesmerizing commentary on the nature of failed relationships and human nature. The stunning painted canvas the game is presented on has an outwardly negative attitude—presenting failure in relationships as a constant—but it crucially dictates that although the ending of relationships is an inherently human trait, so is the continuation of life and something meaningful arriving afterwards in the wake of tragedy, as we build and evolve from such events.
  6. Jun 22, 2020
    87
    A beautifully moving game that teaches a very important lesson. Not many games manage to weave all of their elements together to create something like If Found..., and while it stumbles along the way, it tells a hugely important story that, whether you identify as queer or not, you will be able to relate to.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Jun 18, 2020
    80
    In the end, we gain more from it than we imagined. [Issue#347, p.100]
  8. Jun 2, 2020
    80
    If Found ... does not tell something new but tells it well.
  9. May 29, 2020
    80
    If Found... is a wonderful coming of age story and an artistically gem both visually and soundwise. It's a peculiar tale of a group of characters incredibly real and relatable. After all finding the real ourselves is a daunting task, one that deserve a little artistic masterpiece like this even with an extremely simplistic gameplay. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  10. May 27, 2020
    80
    The game reveals its brilliance by constantly and subtly reconfiguring the emotions behind erasure.
  11. May 21, 2020
    80
    If Found has an incredible story to tell about finding your place in life with an added dose of science fiction, there are themes of acceptance and discovery, but the core of the story revolves around Kasio accepting who she is. Sure the conclusion is a little rushed, but that won’t stop you from feeling immersed in this truly beautiful game.
  12. May 21, 2020
    80
    Despite its heavy themes, the game exudes fondness for the region it depicts. Wind whips across sandy beaches, chippies host late-night chats between friends, and Kasio gazes at stars through a broken roof while a house party rages below. Gaelic and local slang pepper the dialogue, alongside a helpful glossary. The sense of place, strength of writing, evocative art and elegant interactions make If Found … a moving drama, beautifully capturing the growing pains of early adulthood.
  13. May 19, 2020
    80
    If Found… features some of the most realistic, human characters, that I’ve experienced in recent memory.
  14. May 26, 2020
    70
    Anyone interested in narrative-focused games needs to check If Found… out. While there are some stumbling points here and there, the act of playing and experiencing the artistry is top notch. This is a game much closer to a dream than a visual novel. If Found… is the latest release from developer DREAMFEEL and will be many people’s introduction to them. It makes an incredible impression and cements this studio as one to watch. Hopefully this release inspires others to create their own games to share their unique experiences with the world.
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  1. May 20, 2020
    The beautiful illustrations, framing, and score make this game truly special and well worth checking out.
  2. May 19, 2020
    All the game’s scenes — both in the journal and in space — are precisely crafted to fit within the narrative, which ran almost two hours for me. The pacing and physical action of erasing reminds me of games like Florence, also published by Annapurna Interactive, in how the mechanics mimic the emotion of feeling of a particular moment. If Found… makes the physical motions even simpler, but pushes in an intricate, braided story.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Jul 12, 2020
    0
    Pure unadulterated sanctimonious propaganda masquerading as content that resides on the wrong side of history.
  2. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    结合爱尔兰的国家文化和人类学家庭教育文化,【假如发现...】将视觉小说的角色扮演要素和互动提升到了新的高度。两条时间线并行的精妙设计巧妙的将故事完结的相当惊艳。是那种即使拿去拍电影,也可以商业艺术两开花的剧本。故事以多个经典的元素结合体为主题,却没有流于表面或夸大其词。如果你不讨厌视结合爱尔兰的国家文化和人类学家庭教育文化,【假如发现...】将视觉小说的角色扮演要素和互动提升到了新的高度。两条时间线并行的精妙设计巧妙的将故事完结的相当惊艳。是那种即使拿去拍电影,也可以商业艺术两开花的剧本。故事以多个经典的元素结合体为主题,却没有流于表面或夸大其词。如果你不讨厌视觉小说,【假如发现...】是你的必玩之作。故事中的人是活着的,故事是否是虚构的又有何妨。100/100(大师级作品) Full Review »
  3. Dec 14, 2020
    10
    If Found é incrível! A mensagem que o game passa é fenomenal, a arte é bem bonitinha e a trilha sonora bastante emotiva. Pode se dizer que IfIf Found é incrível! A mensagem que o game passa é fenomenal, a arte é bem bonitinha e a trilha sonora bastante emotiva. Pode se dizer que If Found é uma verdadeira obra de arte em todos os quesitos. Full Review »