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Mixed or average reviews- based on 85 Ratings

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  • Summary: Embark on a unique and unforgettable journey and guide Sable through her Gliding; a rite of passage that will take her across vast deserts and mesmerizing landscapes, capped by the remains of spaceships and ancient wonders.

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Sable Trailer - PC Gaming Show 2018 | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Sep 22, 2021
    93
    Sable's lonely, heartfelt journey of self-discovery will sit with me for a lifetime.
  2. Sep 22, 2021
    90
    Playing Sable very well may be as close as one can get to a meditative experience while playing a game. Few games feel as good to simply exist within as Sable. The game’s gorgeous visuals, warm and comforting music, and intuitive game design all come together to create a unique experience about trying to find one’s place in the world through an expression of an individual’s freedom.
  3. Sep 22, 2021
    88
    Sable ends in the same way it starts, at home with family. The narrative payoff is not actually about your final choice, and that may rub more goal-oriented players the wrong way. However, I found the conclusion a fitting end to a side quest-filled exploration game. For those who love to explore, I can’t recommend Sable enough. Every element – beautiful graphics, compelling traversal, and player-driven plot – works together to ensure I simply lose myself in the world.
  4. Sep 22, 2021
    80
    With its beautiful design, surprisingly deep lore, and comforting soundtrack, Sable provides a joyful and inspiring escape that would be a shame to miss out on.
  5. Sep 23, 2021
    75
    Sable is a fascinating and unique journey that lets the player discover the world of Midden and face a poetic but pretty empty open world.
  6. Sep 22, 2021
    70
    If the idea of a game that offers you a true sense of freedom appeals to you, you’ll undoubtedly get a kick out of Sable. Its expertly-crafted narrative alone will inspire you to keep going, but repetitive quests and an often barren world may dampen your spirits a little. Still, there’s a lot to enjoy here, and if its art style resonates with you, you’ll find it easy to lose hour after hour in Sable‘s unique world.
  7. Oct 11, 2021
    50
    Sable should be applauded for its strong aesthetic choices and ambitious restructure of open-world priorities, but it fails to fully deliver on its premise and is ultimately undone by a lack of polish or engaging mechanics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  1. Oct 10, 2021
    10
    If you're all about game mechanics and combat, this game isn't for you. BUT if you're mind is open for games as art, this is a 10/10. VisualsIf you're all about game mechanics and combat, this game isn't for you. BUT if you're mind is open for games as art, this is a 10/10. Visuals and score are immaculate. Characters and writing are witty and fun. The pay-off you get from exploring is immense. At this point the bugs are still a bit annoying and can stop progression at times (happened 2 times for me). But other than that this game is game design in perfection. Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2021
    9
    This game was the reason for me to create a metacritic account. Until you understand that this game does not have a health bar and an attackThis game was the reason for me to create a metacritic account. Until you understand that this game does not have a health bar and an attack button, it seems like a game with a trick, but with this knowledge you can calmly relax and enjoy the vastness of this game after completing the prologue. This world is very beautiful and meditative to explore. The only reason this game is not 9/10 is because I have had some drops in FPS, but I have nothing to complain about because my CPU is below the min requirements :) Expand
  3. Dec 22, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Sable is one of the most unique games I have played this year, in a world where nowadays every two games look and feel similar sable doesn't care what you think about it, its not a game where you shoot, kill, loot. its main goal is discovering the main character sable which for one is not a generic character but a ambitious young girl who goes on a journey exploring this big open world and understanding how people work, learning how professions work, she helps out a lot of people and learns a lot from them, and as she does so she which means you realize what you wanna be I chose to be a machinist because customizing your bike was really fun. This game doesn't have a very complex plot and so no moment feels underwhelming because the story standards aren't met by gameplay. It looks great and gameplay is inspired by breath of the wild but there isn't any combat,
    but it doesn't matter to me because taking inspiration from someone else isn't a problem to me. Now on the negatives, the performance is really really unstable and it hindered my experience a lot fortunately the gameplay is addictive and will keep you hooked till the end. Overall great game.
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  4. Feb 14, 2022
    7
    Respectfully borrowing off the open-air style of Breath of the Wild but trimming off the combat, health, and accurate physics, exploration isRespectfully borrowing off the open-air style of Breath of the Wild but trimming off the combat, health, and accurate physics, exploration is the only name of the game here, as there is an impressively expansive world of characters and secrets to find, but with so many bugs, this is a fettered, but potentially relaxing experience. Expand
  5. Sep 29, 2021
    5
    5/10 is about as generous as I can bring myself to be. Setting aside SIGNIFICANT performance issues (that I doubt will ever be fully5/10 is about as generous as I can bring myself to be. Setting aside SIGNIFICANT performance issues (that I doubt will ever be fully addressed), Sable just doesn't have much to do or show. It's got some nice tunes by Japanese Breakfast, but that's an established musical artist with full albums we can hear without having to play a not-fun game at the same time. Sable just doesn't do much of anything to earn the player's time and interest. It starts out EXTREMELY slow and boring. It stays extremely slow and boring. The most basic gameplay elements (riding the sandbike, climbing structures, exploring) are so janky you would think that they're tangential features in a much bigger game. But these are the cornerstones and building blocks of Sable's gameplay. The game just doesn't hold together. Expand
  6. Sep 26, 2021
    4
    Woke Zelda clone with significant performance problems and plentiful bugs...
  7. Oct 4, 2021
    0
    Sadly it is dull and buggy. This game need bunch of updates....
    Good it was free....

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