Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 16, 2019
    Far: Lone Sails is a gorgeous little game with an incredible soundtrack and a journey packed full of both stressful and serene moments alike.
  2. May 20, 2019
    Far: Lone Sails is a wonderfully lonely trek that will take the player from one end of a dry ocean to the other, and it’s the rare sort of experience that says a lot without ever saying a thing.
  3. Apr 24, 2019
    Inspired by Journey, Limbo and other adventures Far: Lone Sails tells its Story with low-key music and a unique art design. An emotional road trip thru a deserted apocalypse.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 3, 2019
    Leaving aside the moments when you find yourself running aground at possibly the worst possible time, this is absolutely a voyage you’ll want to undertake for yourself. [Issue#162, p.81]
  5. May 2, 2019
    FAR: Lone Sails is a remarkable game that attempts to convey a message through its presentation and gameplay, without using any words, and totally succeeds in doing so. The experience may be on the short side, but if you're looking for something truly artistic and beyond much that has been done so far, look no further.
  6. Apr 15, 2019
    Far: Lone Sails goes a very long way with just a little. This three-hour trip offers simple but interesting gameplay mechanics that will whisk you away.
  7. Apr 14, 2019
    This is for players who are looking for something different. It’s a game where you enjoy the experience of traveling and finding new places, together with some puzzles.
  8. Apr 15, 2019
    FAR: Lone Sails is a lovely title. Remarkable environments and a strong art direction anchor a brief but compelling title. While the puzzles and amount of resources never really hit a point to make anything truly challenging, the resource management loop is more satisfying here than it usually is in more survival-focused titles. If you don’t mind that the game isn’t terribly challenging, it’s well worth playing. The laser focused design paints a bleak, but still hopeful world, and the wordless narrative has a powerful conclusion that brought us right up to the brink of tears.

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