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  • Summary: The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a richThe pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in video games.

    An exotic adventure with a more serious tone, Journey presents TGCs unique vision of an online adventure experience. Awakening in an unknown world, the player walks, glides, and flies through a vast and awe-inspiring landscape, while discovering the history of an ancient, mysterious civilization along the way.

    Journeys innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their path from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience creating authentic moments they will remember and discuss with others.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Oct 11, 2015
    100
    It’s a simple remaster, but it makes a work of art all the more beautiful and immersive.
  2. 100
    An already beautiful experience is made even more gorgeous on the PlayStation 4 -- Journey is a trip worth taking. It’s a bite sized adventure that you won’t soon forget.
  3. Jul 24, 2015
    100
    If you are returning to Journey, a higher resolution and a higher frame rate are your ostensible rewards for returning--a return that doesn't cost you anything if you already own the game on the PlayStation 3. But Journey's real rewards aren't so pedestrian. Journey offers you comfort. It gives you companionship in a lovely but forsaken world. It gives you reason to dream even when facing loss.
  4. Jul 26, 2015
    90
    After three years, Journey is still the most emotional and powerful video game of the PlayStation era. Just buy it, and enjoy a better life.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 21, 2015
    90
    Don't expect a transformative HD remaster. [Oct 2015, p.88]
  6. Aug 5, 2015
    90
    Short but intense and especially memorable. You can not say that Journey exploit the technical capabilities of PS4, but even with those, we continue to one of those experiences that every gamer should experience once in a lifetime.
  7. Jul 24, 2015
    60
    With Journey, director Jenova Chen presents intimacy as a mirage in a desert and fits inclusivity into an abstracted model.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 393
  1. F2M
    Apr 16, 2020
    10
    It’s a wonderful experience more than a game I would say that it’s just perfect the way the game develops and the music oh my god the musicIt’s a wonderful experience more than a game I would say that it’s just perfect the way the game develops and the music oh my god the music was just perfect, the only bad thing it’s the length of the game but even that feels good Expand
  2. Apr 21, 2021
    10
    Hands down my favorite game, it always puts me in a good mood and the reason why I give it a 10/10 is that there is nothing to add to it toHands down my favorite game, it always puts me in a good mood and the reason why I give it a 10/10 is that there is nothing to add to it to make it better. It knows exactly what it wants to do and does it well. It might not be for everyone but I keep coming back to it every few months. Expand
  3. Jul 22, 2015
    10
    I've played this game countless number of times on the PS3. I will play it countless number of times on the PS4. It's rare to find a videoI've played this game countless number of times on the PS3. I will play it countless number of times on the PS4. It's rare to find a video game, especially one so short, that can evoke such deep philosophical thoughts about your own existence (no exaggerating). It's not your typical video game. It's not your typical piece of entertainment. It's not something that hemorrhages explosions, gore, or lengthy cinematic cut scenes to tell a story. There isn't even dialogue! It's a tribute to minimalism in every single way. This experience is not for everyone, but if you are an avid gamer with a hunger for a deep story and rich artistry, then it's a must. Expand
  4. Jun 21, 2020
    9
    Beautiful game that I can't help but always love. The seamless Co-op with people you have never meet and likely won't meet again is aBeautiful game that I can't help but always love. The seamless Co-op with people you have never meet and likely won't meet again is a wonderful addition. By the end I was a wreck while chiming away with a complete stranger who i hope also ended with the same feelings. Music and looks are top notch but my only gripe would be I wish i could play for longer in this fantastic world. Expand
  5. Feb 15, 2021
    8
    Likes:
    The Graphics are absolutely Amazing, Such a beautiful game
    Very well paced All throughout You can build a unique bond with a random
    Likes:
    The Graphics are absolutely Amazing, Such a beautiful game
    Very well paced All throughout
    You can build a unique bond with a random player
    Masterfully Simplistic
    Laid Back
    Beautiful in Every way. Its Spiritual, But not in a Woo Woo way, super awesome

    Dislikes
    Not A lot of Replayability (Unless you collect the collectables and unlock the White Robe, Which i did)
    but the story doesn't change the more you play
    The Story is completed in one swoop, so around 40mins- 1hr 30, even though i feel like that is right for a game like this
    The Start can be slow but dont be put off

    This is a must play at least once in your life, one of the most beautiful life affirming Gaming Experiences ive ever had
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  6. Jun 21, 2020
    7
    A perfect example of style over substance. The game's story is nothing to write home about but damn there is A LOT of style and atmosphere inA perfect example of style over substance. The game's story is nothing to write home about but damn there is A LOT of style and atmosphere in this fairly short game. Expand
  7. Aug 8, 2020
    0
    This game is really good.Amazing music, and level design.The most powerful feature of the is the concept art tho,simple and stunning.There isThis game is really good.Amazing music, and level design.The most powerful feature of the is the concept art tho,simple and stunning.There is no specific story but anyone can come with this his perspective of story.The only reason i gave this game 8 is the challenges,there are none in this game,is more about a walking simulator but an beautiful one.As is said,soundtracks combined with the graphics gives you emotions.Its a must to play game.Well done,thatgamecompany! Expand

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