Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jan 3, 2022
    80
    Scarf seems like an enjoyable casual game that you can enjoy at your own pace.
  2. Dec 22, 2021
    80
    Scarf is an endearing experience. It wears its inspirations on its sleeve and doesn’t shatter the genre’s conventions with innovative ideas, but still finds enough sure footing to set itself apart from its contemporaries. Moreover, an unsurprising story and a few instances of intentional time-wasters in puzzles aren’t enough to lessen the benefits of its brisk pace and variety of gorgeous environments. It may not hit the highest highs of the genre, but if you’re in the mood for an atmospheric puzzle platformer, you could do much worse.
  3. Dec 20, 2021
    80
    Even as the final moments occurred, which also felt like it came out of nowhere, it didn't feel like the player was a hero. Given the wonderful mechanics, design, personality, and narrative intentions of Scarf, the confusing storytelling is unfortunate but, thankfully, doesn't make the game any less enjoyable. While it's never fun to push story to the sidelines, doing so will let players get lost in Scarf's beautiful worlds and have an absolute blast during its short but sweet playtime.
  4. Dec 20, 2021
    80
    Short but sweet, Scarf is an intriguing, enjoyable little game for most of its runtime.
  5. Dec 20, 2021
    80
    Is Scarf a good game then? It’s certainly not terrible. I’d suggest it might even get lost in the shuffle that is the end-of-year period, which it doesn’t deserve. The game has a great foundation for puzzle design blended with platforming and exploration. Otherwise, the shortcomings with the game’s story aren’t intrusive enough for it to be a massive problem. It’s a solid little thing to spend a couple of evenings with.
  6. Dec 20, 2021
    74
    Scarf certainly is an enjoyable experience; its combination of engaging story and strong environments are enough to keep the player absorbed for its four hour campaign. But due to its commonplace gameplay, it doesn’t do enough to make it a true standout in the genre. But regardless of its issues, Scarf is for those wanting a leisurely and fantastical escape from the troubles of the world; something we could all use from time to time.
  7. Dec 20, 2021
    73
    A narrative adventure that succeeds in a truly remarkable feat: inserting good and not repetitive environmental puzzles into the adventure while keeping the experience simple and approachable. A simple but solid game, not too long and not too short, that only fails in not being able to best tell its story. SCARF remains a product that will make you spend 4-5 pleasant hours, and it's enough.
  8. Dec 20, 2021
    72
    Scarf doesn't try to reinvent anything, but its pace, its art direction and its world are calming, welcoming and entertaining.
  9. Jan 19, 2022
    70
    Scarf is a very beautiful proposal at an artistic and audiovisual level in general, but its conception as a videogame is below the level it reaches in the aforementioned levels. Its development is committed to be reflective and emotional, but that should not be in dispute when it comes to offering a greater challenge in the puzzles.
  10. Jan 5, 2022
    70
    While it’s not pushing the genre any further forward, Scarf is a perfectly pleasant way to spend 6 hours of your life. As a non-combative puzzle platformer, it lacks originality. Thankfully, a clever two sided narrative carries the game as it tells both sides of a tale and positions the player in the centre. Just make sure you play this game with a guide so you don’t have to replay whole levels again.
  11. 70
    As a platformer, Scarf doesn’t particularly break new ground, and veterans of the genre will hardly pause for thought when solving its puzzles. That makes it liable to be written off as ‘just another platformer‘, which is a real shame. A full playthrough of the game can be comfortably achieved in one sitting, and the valuable message that lies at the heart of its narrative is more than worth taking the time. Scarf isn’t designed to challenge or frustrate, but provides the player with the satisfaction of puzzle-solving and a gently introspective allegorical tale.
  12. Dec 20, 2021
    70
    A simple, yet enjoyable puzzle platformer, Scarf is a beautiful title that plays around with the tried and true tale of the hero defeating evil.
  13. Dec 20, 2021
    70
    Scarf offers a short and sweet platforming experience. It's perfectly enjoyable to play, but you'll likely be left wanting more when the credits roll.
  14. Jan 16, 2022
    65
    Between its wonderful universe and its well-thought-out puzzles, the game has many qualities, but also some flaws that weigh heavily in the balance.
  15. Jan 17, 2022
    60
    Jump, swing and solve puzzles. Scarf is a standard puzzle platform game. A fine game, but it doesn't really warm you up. It is a worthy start for a small game studio, but there are still working points.
  16. Dec 20, 2021
    60
    Scarf is a very simple game that offers a limited experience. It ends up being a relaxing platformer, which does not engage the player too much in the three hours that it lasts.
  17. Dec 21, 2021
    30
    SCARF is a singer without a voice and a dancer without legs. There were tons of things that could have been great within it, but none of them were capitalised on, and it felt like there weren’t enough resources spent on where it mattered.
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  1. Dec 27, 2021
    A beautiful adventure with some problems you should consider before playing it.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Dec 27, 2021
    10
    Scarf is a beauty sourprise. The art and sound direction are stunning and the game is solid. Fun mechanics and interesting story. Is notScarf is a beauty sourprise. The art and sound direction are stunning and the game is solid. Fun mechanics and interesting story. Is not challenging, the game is made to be played calm and relaxed. Is the perfect gift for Christmas! Full Review »
  2. Dec 27, 2021
    10
    Beautifull game, beautifull music and nice puzzles. A relaxing experience, not frustrating at all. Also a really cheap game! Like a lot!
  3. Dec 27, 2021
    10
    Absolutely beautiful game. The level design is great, puzzles are creative, well balanced and the game has a good pacing. The soundtrack is aAbsolutely beautiful game. The level design is great, puzzles are creative, well balanced and the game has a good pacing. The soundtrack is a masterpiece. Overall a very emotional and fulfilling experience. Full Review »