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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 485 Ratings

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  • Summary: The eldest daughter of the Greenbriar family returns after a year abroad. She expects her parents and sister to greet her. Instead she finds only a deserted house, filled with secrets. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Find out for yourself in Gone Home, a first-person gameThe eldest daughter of the Greenbriar family returns after a year abroad. She expects her parents and sister to greet her. Instead she finds only a deserted house, filled with secrets. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Find out for yourself in Gone Home, a first-person game entirely about exploration, mystery and discovery. The house is yours to explore as you see fit. Open any drawer or door to investigate what's inside. Piece together the mysteries from notes and clues woven into the house itself. Discover the story of a year in the life of the Greenbriar family. Dig deeper. Go home again. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 26, 2016
    100
    That's how it usually is with the very best works of art, of course: they take the mundane and ordinary, and make them seem deep and meaningful. It's something Gone Home excels at, and it's what makes it worth picking up now that it's finally arrived on consoles.
  2. Jan 19, 2016
    100
    One of the best games of 2013 is finally out on consoles. If you haven’t done so already, you owe it to yourself to experience a beautiful story and some very clever, but understated, game design.
  3. Feb 24, 2016
    91
    Not much has changed in the console versions of this extraordinary storytelling experience: The added audio commentary is nice while the visuals are a little more defined.
  4. Jan 20, 2016
    90
    It's one of the finest, most relatable examples of the instant, incredible empathy that video games are capable of inspiring.
  5. Feb 17, 2016
    90
    Devil is in the details, and Gone Home is filled with very well-crafted tiny nuances. As far as "walking simulators" go, this is the one you shouldn't miss.
  6. Apr 21, 2016
    80
    Gone home is a beautiful story told with talent. The total immersion and storytelling brings a sense of renewal in the world of video games. Unfortunately, its lifespan is too short: two hours are enough to see the end. This console port is, by the way, excellent.
  7. Apr 9, 2016
    60
    It’s a shame that Gone Home is a bit of a non-starter. It has a lot of potential; the game is genuinely captivating whilst you’re playing it – it’s just unfortunate that it leaves you so disappointed once you’ve reached its conclusion. The human story it tries to tell is relatable, but it’s a story that’s so ordinary it’s barely even worth telling. By all means, play Gone Home for the exploration; for the 90’s nostalgia and for its down-to-Earth quirks, but don’t go into it expecting anything mindblowing. Expect a grounded story about a typical family and you won’t be disappointed, but anything else will leave you feeling rather underwhelmed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 126
  2. Negative: 63 out of 126
  1. Jan 12, 2016
    10
    Go in blind, play the game. You won't regret it.
    Should I tell you anymore? No.
    Should you play Gone Home? Yes. Does this review have to be
    Go in blind, play the game. You won't regret it.
    Should I tell you anymore? No.
    Should you play Gone Home? Yes.
    Does this review have to be any longer? No.
    Should you play Gone Home? Yes.
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  2. May 30, 2017
    10
    Gone Home is going to be a game you either love or hate, it is as simple as that. The best thing you can do is go in blind, experience itGone Home is going to be a game you either love or hate, it is as simple as that. The best thing you can do is go in blind, experience it fresh otherwise it will take away the impact the story can have. Do not expect fun and amazing gameplay because you will be disappointed. Gone Home is all about the story and discovering the truth of what happened in the house you are exploring. For me personally, I went in blind. I started playing it expecting one thing and got a completely different experience. But that is what made the game so amazing and memorable for me. It surprises you in its overall premise which is why it is so important for you to not let it be spoiled. If you enjoy discovering clues and great stories in games then definitely try Gone Home. Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2016
    8
    "the only reason why it got good reviews from Critics was because Social Justice Warriors wanting to promote themselves".. Jesus... the BS you"the only reason why it got good reviews from Critics was because Social Justice Warriors wanting to promote themselves".. Jesus... the BS you read on the internet... Good game. Trust the critic reviews on this one. Expand
  4. Mar 3, 2016
    4
    It's literally a walking simulator. Go here, pick up item etc. etc. I would nearly rather walk around my own house than play this game.It's literally a walking simulator. Go here, pick up item etc. etc. I would nearly rather walk around my own house than play this game. However, the game is relaxing to play and so is a good stress reliever for those who are stressed out of their minds (probably from buying this game lol). Expand
  5. Jun 30, 2016
    2
    The game pretends it's a horror game, until the dreadful realization that it's a cheesy bit of lesbian fiction so badly written you don't knowThe game pretends it's a horror game, until the dreadful realization that it's a cheesy bit of lesbian fiction so badly written you don't know if you should laugh or cry.

    The house is well designed with some nice graphics but the hour long game-play is ruined when it ends and all the horror elements were just a damp squib.

    I got it for free and kind of enjoyed the exploration for the hour or two it took to beat it, but when it ended I felt empty and let down. So glad I didn't pay full price for this utterly average game.
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  6. Sep 24, 2021
    1
    It was nothing but an empty house to walk through listening to a girl describing a lesbian story, boring af if you tell me
  7. Mar 28, 2017
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Shame on the makers of this game for lying about the premise to push an agenda. This "game" has all the trappings of a horror/exploration game. It couldn't be further from the truth. You are coming home after a European trip, and everyone leaves just before you get there? Your family is a bunch of selfish jerks. And the whole point of the "game" is your sister is a lesbian, that ran away to be with her partner. Welcome home. Expand

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