Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic 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. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 7, 2016
    90
    An essential play if you've never had the chance, Gone Home is an engrossing journey through a universal tale and has a personality unlike anything else on PS4. [March 2016, p.92]
  5. Feb 18, 2016
    90
    Gone Home is not a game for everyone, but is an amazing narrative experience that at least you should be try.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Jan 16, 2016
    80
    While Gone Home's experience is rather short, its characters will stay with you for days after you've finished the game - despite you never meeting them.
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 449 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Jan 12, 2016
    0
    I can't stress this enough - if you have never played this game - DON'T. It is possibly the highest rated piece of garbage ever released.I can't stress this enough - if you have never played this game - DON'T. It is possibly the highest rated piece of garbage ever released. The professional critics are dead wrong - under two hours of 'game play' which would be forgiveable if it was awesome, it however is an uneventful shi+ show. Seriously, watch a play through on you tube if you don't believe me. I do this as a public service - this game is trash. Full Review »
  2. Feb 27, 2016
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The absolute only reason this game was well received was because it has atmosphere, and centers around a lesbian relationship in a non exploitative way.

    My experience of playing this game was one of very high initial hopes, slowly fading into resignation to the fact that game wasn't going to do anything more than it had already presented. Purely from a presentation standpoint, there's every reason to think it might be great when you first start out. It's got great voice acting, and a very quiet tension like you're actually in this house and learning whatever it might have to tell you. Unfortunately all it has to tell you is that the daughter is a lesbian, the father is a failed writer, and the mother has the hots for some dude at work. That's it. That's the game.

    The developers of this game clearly thought that having the player walk through a house and figure out some girl was a lesbian was enough narrative to complete a story, but it isn't. It's relevant, and unusual, and of-the-times. But it's not the basis of a game worth playing, let alone one you would pay $20 for.

    If there's any silver lining here, it's that indie developers in the future might look to this game and gain some inspiration as to what can be done with a very minimalist environment and story-telling approach like this. I just hope those developers come up with an interesting story.
    Full Review »
  3. Mar 9, 2016
    0
    Total waste of money. Nothing but a walking simulator. Just walk around and click on stuff until you get tired and ask for your money back.Total waste of money. Nothing but a walking simulator. Just walk around and click on stuff until you get tired and ask for your money back. Not worth it at any cost. If the game was free, it would cost too much. They should have a refund button on the main menu. Full Review »