Candleman: The Complete Journey Image
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Despite only being able to burn for 10 seconds, a little candle journeys into the darkness, with the purpose of seeking the light.

    Candleman is an action adventure story entwined with low-light gameplay. Acting as a little candle who can burn for only 10 seconds, players will venture
    Despite only being able to burn for 10 seconds, a little candle journeys into the darkness, with the purpose of seeking the light.

    Candleman is an action adventure story entwined with low-light gameplay. Acting as a little candle who can burn for only 10 seconds, players will venture through unsettling darkness. Struggle to overcome obstacles based on the mechanics of light and shadow. Explore a wide range of enchanted environments while seeking distant light. Unveil the hidden treasure that concerns us all.
    Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 95
    A nearly perfect game for all to enjoy. New gamers will be enamored with the Little Candle that could, while longtime gamers may just remember why we love what we do all over again. An inspiring tale of self discovery that is revealed lovingly through gameplay and experimentation, and a small gem of a game you definitely don't want to miss.
  2. 80
    Candleman's got plenty of big ideas and they're executed well. The simple platforming coupled with some interesting mechanics do result in a tight experience. The inclusion of the DLC does offer you more bang for your buck but it does undercut the pacing of the original story. Still, there's a beautifully crafted game here with a lot of charm.
  3. Sep 5, 2018
    70
    While far from challenging, Candleman: The Complete Journey is a pleasant and visually pleasing experience. However, it's a bit too long and simply doesn't do enough to stay interesting from start to finish.
  4. Jan 28, 2019
    70
    At times, Candleman: The Complete Journey can feel like a chore with its slightly erratic pacing and inconsistent tone. However, those that stick with it will find a surprisingly heartwarming story mixed with an innovative mechanic and some great environments.
  5. 65
    At first, playing Candleman will be an unsatisfying, slow-paced act of just going through the motions, but if you stick around, you’ll discover some magic by the end.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 22, 2018
    9
    Candleman is an unassuming little title that I bought on a whim. I thought I'd give it a go and have a fun, little platforming romp. Right offCandleman is an unassuming little title that I bought on a whim. I thought I'd give it a go and have a fun, little platforming romp. Right off the bat i was shocked at the amount of atmosphere this game oozes. Floorboards creak, chains rattle, light shifts and fades while your footsteps crack and splash depending on what surface you're walking on, and the game turns from surprisingly spooky and unsettling into mystifying and wondrous.

    The conceit is simple, platform through level (with wonderfully tight controls) while lighting candles along the way, trying to get to the end before you run out of... well, yourself. While there is some challenge in finding all of the candles, peaking in every nook and cranny before you burn out, there are plentiful restarts that keep your progress which keep it from ever becoming frustrating.

    The basic gameplay is simple, fun and smooth, and the world is incredibly sophisticated, I mean, I did not expect to find a game about a walking candle to be so.... full of life!

    If you're into puzzle platformers, games with atmosphere, weird titles and/or indie gems, do check this one out. It's by far my biggest surprise of the year.
    Expand