OneShot Image
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
OneShot - Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Games Master UK
    Feb 18, 2017
    91
    Thought-provoking, innovative, and haunting, OneShot is immmersive in a totally unique way. [Feb 2017, p.80]
  2. Dec 7, 2016
    90
    OneShot pulls players in with poise and wit in a way most games can only dream of, offering up the best an adventure game can offer. With a character that can easily be understood and cared for, OneShot creates an unforgettable adventure while hiding secrets that could very well be missed. What awaits in OneShot is well worth anyone’s time.
  3. Jan 2, 2017
    85
    It’s short, but worth every second of your time. This version is somewhat more forgiving than the original, much to my disappointment, but the visuals, atmosphere and narrative come together to create a particularly impressive experience.
  4. Dec 21, 2016
    80
    A completely unexpected wonder. Its use of witty dialogue and strong focus on characters can easily rival that of Undertale. The story, though slowed somewhat by one or two finicky puzzles, will pull at your heart strings constantly. You definitely won’t want it to end.
  5. Dec 28, 2016
    70
    If you're looking for a great story, give OneShot a try. It won't give you many choices, but those you have will really matter. It's aimed at a certain audience, but this audience will love it.
  6. Dec 15, 2017
    70
    Imagine a world without light. Imagine being the saviour of that world. Become the messiah and resolve puzzles to accomplish your objectives. OneShot has innovative mechanics that transcend the game screen and uses your own computer to offer you clues.
  7. Nov 29, 2018
    70
    By its very nature, OneShot‘s persistent world experience is incredibly difficult to distill into words accurately, but those who dig quirky or emotional tales and don’t shy away from something completely different should seriously consider taking this particular plunge.

See all 9 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Mar 25, 2017
    10
    OneShot is an RPG maker game, but it stands above the rest. With beautiful atmospheric music and little sounds when you do anything thatOneShot is an RPG maker game, but it stands above the rest. With beautiful atmospheric music and little sounds when you do anything that really get you immersed in the world. It makes you care. This game is like if Pixar made a game - it tugs you right in the heartstrings. While the game does have a few bugs, they don't detract from the game or prevent it from going on. Just don't expect to get the One Shot steam achievement. After I played the game through the first time, I thought "oh boy was that a feels train" Definitely worth the $10 Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2017
    10
    I can confidently say that OneShot became one of my favourite videogames. Nay, this is not just a game, it's an "experience"!

    Games such as
    I can confidently say that OneShot became one of my favourite videogames. Nay, this is not just a game, it's an "experience"!

    Games such as Undertale, To The Moon and now OneShot too made me love indie games more than ever before. There are indie games that can accomplish more than "AAA title games made by highly paid developers"!

    I have only two problems with this game:
    - It's short...
    - You don't get to know the characters "deeper". As Himeji said:
    "(...) the characters aren't very deeply developed, aside from Niko, the protagonist alongside the player. Their interactions start to become interesting, but are very brief, and you'll never see those NPCs again, making their short development almost pointless."
    Expand
  3. Mar 12, 2017
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Just for the record for me this game gets a 10 out of 10 but due to the fact it doesn't have combat i can see how some people might not like it but the rest is great.

    Pros:
    -The Characters: The characters are great, characters who were just there in the original are now fully flashed out.
    -The story: The story was amazing it has you build up a great connection with the main character just to STAB you in the feelings at the end which brings me to.
    -The endings: There is NO definitively "good" ending, through out the WHOLE game the main character (Niko) sleeps in beds where you can close out the game safely once you reopen the game it shows you a vision where you get to see Niko's life before this how kind his mother was and how happy he was. he also keeps saying how he wants to go home through out the game making the ending choice very difficult, I won't ruin it for you here but trust me it left me thinking about it for 3 days afterwords at least.
    -The Music: The music is depressing yet calming and there's plenty of it i fully recommend it.
    -The Puzzles: A lot of the puzzles in Oneshot are very logical there won't be any dumb solutions like ... using a music sheet on a pan I guess.
    Expand
  4. Jan 5, 2017
    9
    honestly one of the most creative 4th wall breaking games i've ever seen, like undertale, except with more puzzle-like elements. For 10$ it'shonestly one of the most creative 4th wall breaking games i've ever seen, like undertale, except with more puzzle-like elements. For 10$ it's worth it. Expand
  5. Dec 25, 2017
    8
    OneShot is a RPG Maker like game with a cute art style and an interesting premise.
    You only have OneShot at completing the game, if you
    OneShot is a RPG Maker like game with a cute art style and an interesting premise.
    You only have OneShot at completing the game, if you loose, well then it was your fault and the game won't boot up again.
    I was really fascinated by that idea, but it turns out there's nothing much behind it.
    At the end of the game you get to choose between 2 decisions and afterwards you can't boot up the game again. That's it.

    Now besides that I really liked the game. It occasionally breaks the fourth wall and has some neat puzzles.
    If you're a fan of RPG Maker Puzzle games, then try this one out.

    Rating:
    Gameplay: 5/5 - One of the most pleasant RPG Maker like games to play
    Level Design: 4/5 - Great world building
    Soundtrack: 4/5 - Mostly atmospheric but fitting to the environment
    Story: 3/5 - Cute little story, but could have used some more development
    Graphics: 4/5 - Nice fitting art style
    Length: 5/5 - Just right for this kind of game
    Replay Value: 0/5 - None, because you can't restart the game
    Enjoyment: 4/5 - A great experience

    Overall rating: 30/40 => 7.5/10 => 8/10
    Expand
  6. Mar 28, 2017
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Very good game, the way you get attached to the protagonist, the 4th wall breaks and the interaction makes you have so much love for it and have such a good time that you actually feel sad when it all ends. The fact that the game doesn't have battle mechanics don't make this game worse, it's still a very good game. The main story is a very good experience, the emotional ending was really good until the bonus chapter was added. This was the only part that the game lost some points here, the new true ending is actually good, but it's a little bit cliche, and the fact that you don't have to make a hard choice kinda takes out some of the emotion. But still, very recommended game... Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2017
    4
    I was hoping this game would be interesting like Undertale, but the breaking-the-4th wall aspect is implemented in an incredibly dull andI was hoping this game would be interesting like Undertale, but the breaking-the-4th wall aspect is implemented in an incredibly dull and boring way. It's a single-trick gimmick that's kind of lame. Expand

See all 17 User Reviews

Trailers

Awards & Rankings