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Generally favorable reviews- based on 260 Ratings

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  • Summary: Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    100
    Lesson of purpose and purity of game design. All the technical and game principles are subject to great narrative and an experience you will not forget. [Issue#291]
  2. Oct 18, 2018
    95
    This is a game I can not stop thinking about. I think about it at work -- either remembering crazy moments I didn't see coming, or reflecting on recently discovered information and its implications. This is absolutely a "thinking man's game," and it's one that I hope other developers (or Mr. Pope himself) decide to ape and expand on. Despite the fact that this isn't a detective game, I've never felt more like a dick.
  3. Oct 25, 2018
    92
    The creator of Papers Please offers us a modern classic again.Return of the Obra Dinn uses an original and personal narrative in a development that makes us feel like true detectives. Visually it is an exercise in retro love and good taste. Lucas Pope delivers us one of the games of the year.
  4. Oct 19, 2018
    90
    A beautifully constructed and powerfully atmospheric mystery that you really have to work to solve.
  5. Oct 26, 2018
    90
    An artistic manifesto of overflowing power.
  6. Dec 10, 2018
    86
    Although a weak ending and a frustrating lack of tutorials up front limit Pope's latest release, the vast majority of his work more than makes up for these setbacks. Whether you're looking for something truly unique, thick vibes, or an excellent mystery, Obra Dinn is for you.
  7. Dec 2, 2018
    71
    There is no thrilling story, colorful characters or allure of the high seas. Instead, Return of the Obra Dinn is a bold, massive puzzle, an exquisite workout for your 'gray cells'. Unfortunately, the innovative gameplay mechanic gradually loses its appeal and excitement towards the finale, and I had to muster my willpower in order to beat the game in one go.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 56
  2. Negative: 3 out of 56
  1. Oct 20, 2018
    10
    The art style of this game is amazing. People don't understand how much work went into this game. The story is great along with the puzzleThe art style of this game is amazing. People don't understand how much work went into this game. The story is great along with the puzzle mechanics of this game. Some of them get really hard at the end. To me, this game is worth 20 dollars. I spent more on not so feature-rich games at $60+. I strongly recommend this game if you like murder mysteries with a puzzle element. Expand
  2. May 15, 2020
    10
    My game of the year for 2018. Obra Dinn is one giant detective game that is a blast to solve.
  3. Oct 5, 2020
    10
    非常有趣的作品。
    不同于市面上那些点点点的所谓“推理”游戏,这个游戏是真的需要一点一点抽丝剥茧,自己在不同的场景中寻找各种有用的信息,进而解除谜题的。
    为创意与叙事喝彩。
    非常有趣的作品。
    不同于市面上那些点点点的所谓“推理”游戏,这个游戏是真的需要一点一点抽丝剥茧,自己在不同的场景中寻找各种有用的信息,进而解除谜题的。
    为创意与叙事喝彩。
  4. Mar 30, 2019
    9
    Pretty good. The only reason it doesn't get a 10 is that some assumptions that are asked from the player to make are kinda far-fetched or theyPretty good. The only reason it doesn't get a 10 is that some assumptions that are asked from the player to make are kinda far-fetched or they require prior knowledge on specific exotic cultures.
    Otherwise, any problems are rare, the game is near perfect.
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  5. Oct 21, 2018
    9
    Paper's Please-style attention to detail meets Everybody's Gone to the Rapture-style storytelling but with an AMC's 'The Terror'-stylePaper's Please-style attention to detail meets Everybody's Gone to the Rapture-style storytelling but with an AMC's 'The Terror'-style setting. And you actually have to use your brain for once. It's a bit fiddly and tedious at times but it's still fantastic. Expertly crafted immersion - the kind of game that stops you being jaded at games. Expand
  6. Aug 27, 2019
    8
    I really enjoyed it. Screenshots don't do this game much justice, it's way better in motion. The atmosphere is great and I really liked the puzzles.
  7. Nov 7, 2018
    0
    can't change the controls... unacceptable... can't play with the default ones.
    thank god for refunds

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