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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

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  • Summary: Set in the 90's, Kathy Rain tells the story of a strong-willed journalism major who has to come to terms with her own troubled past as she investigates the mysterious death of her recently deceased grandfather.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. May 27, 2016
    90
    A fantastic story well told, superbly presented. When it comes to point and click adventures on Steam, Kathy reigns.
  2. May 6, 2016
    90
    No hyperbole, Kathy Rain is yet another milestone in this resurgence of old-school point-and-click adventures.
  3. May 8, 2016
    86
    Kathy Rain is a really exciting point 'n' click adventure that every fan of eerie and dark adventures should play, even if it is hard for some to swallow the pill of the AGS engine.
  4. May 7, 2016
    80
    Kathy Rain is a delightful little adventure game to add to the massive pile of fun adventure games released in the last couple of months.
  5. Everyeye.it
    May 22, 2016
    75
    Kathy Rain is an great adventure, that combines a vintage look to an intense and strong story. Given the quality of the plot and the variety of puzzles, we can forgive the presence of some stereotypical characters.
  6. May 23, 2016
    70
    The pacing of the narrative works well and kept me wanting to push forward and find out more. I would certainly recommend this game if you like point and click adventure games or like narrative driven games that have slightly darker and mature themes, but still manages to have moments of humour.
  7. Jul 11, 2016
    54
    Mediocrity in every way. The developers of Kathy Rain should have realized early on that they are unable to create a work of art with interesting supernatural elements and human emotions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 11, 2016
    10
    Old style adventure game. excellent story, great gameplay, good characters. Only I wish the graphics were better. If you enjoy 3rd personOld style adventure game. excellent story, great gameplay, good characters. Only I wish the graphics were better. If you enjoy 3rd person point and click adventure games this is a must get! Expand
  2. Jun 10, 2016
    9
    I've really missed these type of games. these games drew me to gaming.

    story - very interesting. keeps you interested. you will feel
    I've really missed these type of games. these games drew me to gaming.

    story - very interesting. keeps you interested. you will feel involved.

    gameplay - what you would expect from an adventure game from the 90's but more polished

    graphics - beautiful game even though pixelated

    overall it was worth my 15$ had alot of fun and i'll play it again for sure to see things I've missed
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  3. May 17, 2016
    9
    It came as no surprise to me the fact Kathy Rain got such low ratings on Metacritic, and I´m not only refering to the user´s critics. Well,It came as no surprise to me the fact Kathy Rain got such low ratings on Metacritic, and I´m not only refering to the user´s critics. Well, "critics" wouldn´t be the right term, since so far (at the moment of writing this review) there are a only 2 proper user reviews, and both recognize the game properly. If anyone reading this wants to check how the actual public received Kathy Rain just visit the Steam store webpage. Expand
  4. Jul 30, 2016
    8
    A very decent 2D Point and Click adventure, one of the best i have found the last years.
    PROS: Great story + Clever puzzles + Voices
    CONS:
    A very decent 2D Point and Click adventure, one of the best i have found the last years.
    PROS: Great story + Clever puzzles + Voices
    CONS: none that i had found
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  5. May 15, 2016
    8
    Kathy Rain is a fantastic mystery adventure that is a necessary addition to the library of any serious fan of the point-and-click genre. It'sKathy Rain is a fantastic mystery adventure that is a necessary addition to the library of any serious fan of the point-and-click genre. It's also a great starting point for anyone new to the genre and an excellent piece of horror-fiction in its own right. Expand
  6. May 10, 2016
    8
    Do not get disenchanted by the game's poor User Score. Kathy Rain is a really good point'n'click adventure game with good writing, interestingDo not get disenchanted by the game's poor User Score. Kathy Rain is a really good point'n'click adventure game with good writing, interesting characters and strong voice acting. It is a vivid example of the fact that adventure games don't need stellar graphics and can thrive on story and atmosphere alone.

    One thing I was afraid of when I started playing is that the main character seemed like a product of a Mary Sue syndrome. She is a strong, college girl, a biker, a smart mouth and, of course, pretty. But the creator is a dude, so the theory doesn't stick. At least the character is consequential in her actions throughout the game.

    I wrote earlier that the game doesn't have stellar graphics and I stand by it. It doesn't change the fact, though, that Kathy Rain boasts some of the best pixel art in the last several years. Same goes for the sound. Voice acting is quite good and seems very well implemented for an indie game.

    All in all Kathy Rain is a recommendable title. Surely not the best adventure game ever, but definitely one of the few pearls in the last half-a-decade. With a low asking price it's a treat for any adventure gamer out there.
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  7. Jul 9, 2016
    5
    I bought this expecting another Gabriel Knight, but this is a disappointment. There are very little puzzles in it, the story is quite shortI bought this expecting another Gabriel Knight, but this is a disappointment. There are very little puzzles in it, the story is quite short and the ending clearly makes it like a first episode and not a full length game. Also I'm getting sick of low res graphics... Makes it hard to distinguish things. Expand

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