Alone With You Image
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Assume the role of the last survivor of a doomed space colony, trying to repair your ship and escape a planet before it implodes around you. Spend your days searching for clues and parts you need with your troubled AI companion, and your nights in the colony’s holo-sim chamber, experiencingAssume the role of the last survivor of a doomed space colony, trying to repair your ship and escape a planet before it implodes around you. Spend your days searching for clues and parts you need with your troubled AI companion, and your nights in the colony’s holo-sim chamber, experiencing some surprising, story-defining relationships. [Playstation.com] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 90
    No, the mundanity is kept to a thematic level, and that’s what makes Alone With You as a whole so impactful. It’s a game about loneliness, love, and what it means to be human, and that’s a beautiful thing.
  2. Aug 26, 2016
    80
    A game that warrants repeated playthroughs to see both endings and experience other relationship choices. Alone With You bears some heavy thematic overlap with recent games like SOMA, Everyone’s Gone to Rapture, and other story-centric releases that focus on the nature of what makes you human, the importance of relationships and contact, and mortality. It’s different enough to feel new despite its retro roots, delivering impactful scenes that shine thanks to a stellar script that brings its few, but emotionally charged, characters to life.
  3. Sep 3, 2016
    80
    Don’t get fooled by the cheesy description “Sci-Fi Romance”. This is an intelligent adventure novel. Unfortunately the puzzles can’t live up to the storytelling.
  4. Aug 22, 2016
    70
    There’s a lot to love in Alone With You: the wonderful art style, the synth soundtrack, the well written story, and the way it touches on interesting subjects being just a few. However, unnecessary padding and busy work really drag the overall enjoyment down.
  5. Aug 29, 2016
    70
    What is does get abundantly right is its unique tone, powerful narrative, masterful writing, and a visual style that fooled me into underestimating it makes it worthy of praise.
  6. Feb 14, 2017
    65
    Alone With You boasts a charming retro audiovisual aesthetic and some really strong character work, all underpinned by an intriguing central mystery. Unfortunately, getting to these moments involves repetitive, uninventive gameplay that can be a slog to get through.
  7. Sep 10, 2016
    50
    Alone with You is a game in the same way that a statuette is a doorstop – it works and it’s interesting to look at, but it would be better off doing something else. This title’s compelling writing is let down by its monotonous gameplay, and I’m just not willing to endure one to enjoy the other.

See all 18 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 31, 2016
    10
    It's one thing to make a beautiful looking and sounding game, it's another to make a UNIQUELY beautiful looking and sounding game. TheIt's one thing to make a beautiful looking and sounding game, it's another to make a UNIQUELY beautiful looking and sounding game. The graphics are stunning in their originality and atmosphere and the music and SFX are atmospheric and haunting lending perfectly to the overall feel of the game.

    The game play is standard puzzle solving with more of a focus on the surprisingly deep world that's been created. Interactions with your holographic colleagues you meet throughout the game can be both comforting and unsettling as you unravel the events leading up to the games main story and find a way to escape this doomed colony.

    This game is not for everyone as it falls more onto the "Visual Novel" spectrum of gaming as opposed to puzzle adventure but, with it's excellent price and unique presentation I like to think gamers who wouldn't normally steer towards dialogue heavy retro inspired games might give this one a try.

    An absolute treat to play and an all around great experience I won't forget anytime soon.
    Expand