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  • Summary: Stories Untold is a compilation tape of four experimental text adventures, including a remaster of the original episode The House Abandon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Mar 8, 2017
    100
    It’s a fantastic, fascinating example of interactive visual storytelling. It would absolutely only work in the form that the developers have created, and it’s a game I’ll no doubt be permanently using as an example in future when I want to illustrate just what can be done in the genre. It’s also an excellent, creepy story which is deftly told, and a game I can recommend without reservation.
  2. Feb 27, 2017
    90
    Stories Untold places a hidden story within a hidden story; a puzzle that only reveals itself once you piece together its outer layers – and it’s one of the most fascinating and unique tales you can play this year.
  3. 90
    In this innovative title from No Code, players can relive classic horror movies and late-night television, enjoy simple, light, but intuitive gameplay, and discover a spine-tingling story that’s guaranteed to keep them on edge long after they’ve finished playing.
  4. Jan 2, 2018
    82
    Creative tribute to text adventures and an in many ways surprising storytelling experiment with a well-done 80s-like scary atmosphere.
  5. Apr 26, 2017
    80
    If you loved what Stranger Things did with 80s, you will love this game. Retro text adventures are a hard thing to sell to modern generations, but this game knows how to do it.
  6. Mar 1, 2017
    80
    An atmospheric collection of clever, surprising interactive short stories with a gorgeous retro aesthetic.
  7. Mar 6, 2017
    59
    Stories Untold is clever when it comes to delivering the narrative, and its brief text-adventure is interesting. Unfortunately, most of it is pushing buttons and turning dials on command, and this leaves much to be desired.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. May 28, 2019
    10
    I personally LOVE this Game. I had the luck to NOT know, what will happen in the Game, so I was completley blasted from the Twists this GameI personally LOVE this Game. I had the luck to NOT know, what will happen in the Game, so I was completley blasted from the Twists this Game gave me.
    I don't wanna spolier to much, but you have to think a bit and to solve some riddles, which all were in the end not really hard, and when you manage the Game feels very rewarding.
    And the Storytelling is GREAT of this Game. If u are a NERD - Give it a Shoot !!!!
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  2. Aug 22, 2019
    9
    Очень прикольная и атмосферная игра учитывая то что всю игру нам прийдется сидеть перед монитором. Но от этого игра ничуть не потеряла как разОчень прикольная и атмосферная игра учитывая то что всю игру нам прийдется сидеть перед монитором. Но от этого игра ничуть не потеряла как раз наоборот, когда в игру добавляется небольшое передвижение по локации вся магия куда-то улетучивается. Но игра стоит внимания, она разомнет ваш закисший мозг от бесконечных шутеров. Expand
  3. Feb 1, 2020
    9
    A great game for Halloween, Stories Untold is filled to the brim with tension.

    Studio No_Code have a particular talent for hiding a story
    A great game for Halloween, Stories Untold is filled to the brim with tension.

    Studio No_Code have a particular talent for hiding a story in plain sight. Throughout the 4 chapters of Stories Untold runs a metanarrative that culminates in a chilling finale.
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  4. Jun 25, 2020
    7
    Visually appealing and a fantastic, experimental concept. However, I struggle with puzzle games like this where you just have to "get" thingsVisually appealing and a fantastic, experimental concept. However, I struggle with puzzle games like this where you just have to "get" things juuuuust a certain way in order to proceed. Obviously this is the point of any puzzle, but I am a fan of scratching my head for quite some time thinking all these different possibilities when it was just a slight word difference or a correlation that makes little sense. I love puzzles for the 'ah-ha' moment that I did not receive from this often. Expand
  5. Mar 2, 2017
    7
    Should have called it "Stories Told". Or maybe "Stories Old"

    Excellent execution marred by a horribly cliched story that we've all heard
    Should have called it "Stories Told". Or maybe "Stories Old"

    Excellent execution marred by a horribly cliched story that we've all heard before, and some technical issues.
    I suppose it fits with the retro aesthetic, but it's not original, nor particularly interesting. Nice gimmicks coating a fairly mundane experience.
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  6. Jun 21, 2020
    6
    Stories Untold is a mini-series of four short pieces of interactive fiction, with a big plot twist or two. It borrows mechanics from differentStories Untold is a mini-series of four short pieces of interactive fiction, with a big plot twist or two. It borrows mechanics from different genres: parser-based IF, fiddly mechanical puzzles, 3D horror / walking simulators. As a result it feels more than a little disjointed–but it manages to put together its diverse influences as it nears its dramatic ending.

    Stories Untold has good, if a little cliche, storylines. Its main downside is that it's very railroaded: you can do generally one thing at a time, and it's the one thing that the game wants you to do. As a result, you never get any real sense of satisfaction for solving its bland puzzles–just a feeling of going through the motions. The game is also pretty painful to play in portable mode on the Switch, because of the tiny text and minuscule click areas in some sections.

    That being told, Stories Untold must be commended for the way that it puts different game mechanics together. This mashup lends to an experience that isn't perfect by any means–but it feels uniquely its own.
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  7. Jul 22, 2021
    0
    Its simple yet fun the way the story progressively unfolds, the "puzzles" and devices you have to use/complete along the story are really funIts simple yet fun the way the story progressively unfolds, the "puzzles" and devices you have to use/complete along the story are really fun and i totally recommend it :D Expand

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