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Mixed or average reviews- based on 76 Ratings

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  • Summary: A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Mar 9, 2016
    90
    The Flame in the Flood delivers a brilliant twist on the survival genre. The inability to linger in one place makes the game feel like a proper adventure with some additional survival trappings.
  2. Feb 24, 2016
    80
    The Flame in the Flood offers up a sometimes overly-difficult survival adventure, but the fantastic visuals and tense gameplay provide plenty of reasons to keep going.
  3. Mar 11, 2016
    80
    The Flame in the Flood is a rogue-like survival game with great attention for exploration and inventory management.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Apr 21, 2016
    74
    Flame in the Flood doesn’t burden player with too many details: there simply was a flood, and now a brave girl and her dog are trying to get as far as possible downstream. Good Samaritans are all but non-existent, waters are rough and shores are rougher, so survival isn’t going to be pretty. [Issue#208, p.56]
  5. Apr 7, 2016
    70
    Whether it be from lack of supplies or enemies after your sweet juicy flesh; there is always something guaranteed to go badly each game.
  6. Mar 9, 2016
    70
    Its view of America is simple, but simplicity keeps the game focused on survival in a wilderness that refuses to be tamed.
  7. Feb 24, 2016
    50
    Overall, the experience of playing The Flame in The Flood is more frustrating than nerve-wracking. I get that survival games won't be easy, but their systems should feel balanced, not bullshit. And the nodal method of traveling down river can feel futile in its own way. There's a big, bad wolf between me and any desire to play this further.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Apr 27, 2021
    10
    Excelent game. It was a pleasure to play every single minute. Thrilling story. Clear gameplay and amazing soundtrack!
  2. Feb 7, 2022
    9
    This game introduced me to Chuck Ragan (musician).
    It is a great journey game. If you can ignore questionable visual choices (or if you like
    This game introduced me to Chuck Ragan (musician).
    It is a great journey game. If you can ignore questionable visual choices (or if you like me and can enjoy the visuals) then you will face uncompromised survival experience with great music and interesting mechanics.
    But most of all you will face your journey. This game change all we know about survival game (hoarding resources) and give us smart approach, to travel along the river you need to prioritize what to take with you cause your boat couldn`t take it all. I realy enjoy the game with it`s growing difficulty and sense of journey.
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  3. Feb 28, 2016
    8
    Good interesting game. Artwork is a nice looking but a bit abstact.
    Played it for a few hours and it feels like a game with a lot of love and
    Good interesting game. Artwork is a nice looking but a bit abstact.
    Played it for a few hours and it feels like a game with a lot of love and attention to details while making.
    I really enjoyed playing this game but there were moments where the situations frustrated me, put my on the edge.
    Very micro management oriented game where you really need to think what to leave behind what to carry.
    If you are not challenged enough with a regular campaign you have endless one and permadeath one.
    Nicely made little game.
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  4. Jun 13, 2018
    7
    7/10
    It has some minor bugs but is a decent game. It has its own mood but doesn't offer anything more.
  5. Mar 17, 2016
    5
    Neat idea, terrible execution. It's a very refreshing take on survival game where rater than trying to survive in open world, you're trying toNeat idea, terrible execution. It's a very refreshing take on survival game where rater than trying to survive in open world, you're trying to travel down a river on your raft, while visiting locations along the river for supplies. Game also has quite robust crafting system with multiple tools and crafting materials. Sounds great, right? Problem is - locations you'll get to visit are entirely random and there is no telling what you might find, and you can't go back since river flows only one way. So many times you'll start game, go trough several locations and parts of the river, and de before finding basic materials to craft even most basic tool. Game is difficult and punishing, and it's not bad. But thanks to randomness of resources there is no interaction with the game - you just collect everything and move on, hoping that at next spot you'll actually get something you need. If you don't mind game so heavily based around RNG, by all means, go for it, it's quite interesting. But in my opinion all interesting parts of this cool game gets drowned out by it's randomness, Expand
  6. Mar 5, 2019
    5
    The artwork(artstyle) of this game is amazing! and the soundtrack is also pretty good, but the execution of the game is atrocious! It involvesThe artwork(artstyle) of this game is amazing! and the soundtrack is also pretty good, but the execution of the game is atrocious! It involves too much grinding and too much based on RNG. The fact that the player can't even bind keys is pretty bad. Expand
  7. Jun 15, 2016
    0
    can'ìt rebind keys.are you kidding me?lack of keyboard binding options makes it absolutely unplayable.the lack of rebinding options iscan'ìt rebind keys.are you kidding me?lack of keyboard binding options makes it absolutely unplayable.the lack of rebinding options is absolutely lazy and something that is not to be tolerated in this time and age Expand

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